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1 / 10 IPL 2020, Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Previous Next Show Captions Ishan Kishan's attacking 55 and four wickets by Jasprit Bumrah powered Mumbai Indians to their sixth Indian Premier League final with a 57-run win over Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Thursday. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Kishan put on an unbeaten 60-run partnership with Hardik Pandya, who hit 37 off 14 balls, to steer holders Mumbai to 200/5 in Qualifier 1. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Delhi could only manage 143/8 as Bumrah returned figures of 4/14 to lead this season's bowling chart with 27 wickets as four-time winners Mumbai sealed a direct entry into the final on November 10. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Delhi were reduced to 0/3 after pace spearhead Trent Boult struck twice in his first over with the wickets of Prithvi Shaw and Ajinkya Rahane while Bumrah sent back Shikhar Dhawan. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Marcus Stoinis made a valiant 65 including a sixth-wicket partnership of 71 with Axar Patel, who made 42, to put up some resistance for Delhi.
(BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Bumrah kept up the pressure and struck twice in one over including Stoinis, bowled after his 46-ball knock, to go past Delhi quick Kagiso Rabada's 25 scalps this season. (BCCI/IPL/ANI Photo) But it was the batsmen who set up the win for Mumbai with Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock and Pandya taking the attack to the opposition bowlers. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) De Kock ensured a brisk start for Mumbai with his 40 off 25 deliveries after losing opening partner and captain Rohit Sharma for a first-ball duck. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets, but Yadav hit his fourth half-century of the season in his 38-ball 51 before Kishan and Pandya finished off the innings with a run-rate of 10 an over. (BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) Delhi will get another crack at qualifying against either Royal Challengers Bangalore or Sunrisers Hyderabad, who clash in an Eliminator on Friday.
(BCCI/IPL/PTI Photo) 01:40IPL 2020, Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals to reach final They lost skipper Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard for ducks, but a rampaging Mumbai Indians, fired by cameos from Hardik Pandya (37, 14b, 5x6) and Ishan Kishan (55 not out, 30b, 4x4, 3x6) and a T20 career-best spell of fast bowling from Jasprit Bumrah, who took four for 14 in four deadly overs, still had enough muscle to trounce a hapless Delhi Capitals by 57 runs in the first qualifier of IPL 2020 in Dubai on Thursday and book a place in the final.Playing true to their reputation, MI, the defending champions, are now on the cusp of title No. 5. The Capitals now need to recover quickly from this defeat before they play either Sunrisers or RCB on November 8 in the second qualifier.SCORECARDBrushing aside zero contribution from their talismanic batsmen, MI were powered by a sensational cameo at the death by Hardik, and his unbeaten 60-run stand for the sixth wicket in just 23 balls with Kishan as they raced to 200 for five after being put in.Unleashing superb inswingers, Trent Boult then gobbled up Mumbaikars Prithvi Shaw (caught behind), who has endured a nightmarish IPL, and Ajinkya Rahane (trapped plumb in front) for blobs, reducing the Capitals to 0 for two after the first over. It was then time for Bumrah, now the Purple Cap holder with 27 wickets under his belt, to showcase his class. Producing a trademark unplayable yorker, the India pacer broke Shikhar Dhawan's off-stump to make it 0 for three, effectively ending the game as a contest.Skipper Shreyas Iyer (12) looked good for a brief while, before Bumrah had him caught at cover. Bumrah then castled Marcus Stoinis (65, 46b, 6x4, 3x6) with a superb incoming ball, before bouncing out Daniel Sims in the same over.When Rishabh Pant, who has had a disappointing IPL, perished early, the Capitals looked heading for a humiliating defeat, having slipped to 41 for five. However, Stoinis and Axar Patel (42, 33b, 2x4, 3x6) salvaged some pride for them, adding 71 for the sixth wicket in 44 balls as they finished at 143 for eight.Earlier, with Pandya and Kishan, who churned out another magnificent knock, blasting away at the slog, MI plundered 78 off their final five overs - 55 coming in the last three.Enduring an off day, the Capitals' ace fast-bowling pair of Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada were smashed for two sixes each off consecutive balls by a rampaging Pandya, who was struggling to run fast between the wickets, but timing the ball beautifully. With Pandya using his powerful wrists like a hammer, Nortje went for 20 in the final over, as Kishan smashed the final ball of the innings, a wide full toss, for a six over extra cover.Use your cricket knowledge to play CricPlay, India's first free fantasy cricket app MI face the winner of second Qualifier in the final on Tuesday. Photo: BCCI Key Highlights Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals to qualify for IPL 2020 final A total of three teams are still contention for a place in the final Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns in the Eliminator on Friday Four-time champions, Mumbai Indians (MI), moved a step closer in pursuit to clinch their fifth IPL title with a win over Delhi Capitals (DC) in the first Qualifier. Both the teams were aiming for an early entry into the final. But the defeat has halted DC's hopes for a few days and they will have to defeat the winner of the Eliminator to qualify for the final. MI rode on the success of the bowling attack, which sent back three batsmen at a score of 0. With the bat, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan scored half-centuries while Hardik Pandya smashed 37* off just 14 balls. DC fell short by 57 runs while chasing 201. Here's a look at some of the highlights from the first Qualifier of IPL 2020: The Bumrah effect The new ball pair of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah provided MI with the best possible start. Boult scalped two wickets and did not give a single run in DC's first over. Bumrah, who bowled the second and the fourth over, scalped the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer to almost punch MI's ticket into the next round in powerplay itself. Boult did not return to bowl after his twp-over spell, which saw Bumrah making much impact. Reintroduced in the 16th with a certain job, Bumrah ended Marcus Stoinis-Axar Patel's partnership worth 71 runs. Not just that, he followed up with the wicket of Daniel Sams as well. The effect of Bumrah was such that even a settled batsman could last just one ball against him. With a four-for against DC, Bumrah now owns the Purple Cap with 27 wickets in the tournament. DC's Opening woes The ongoing season has been woeful for DC openers. Barring Shikhar Dhawan, no other batsman has his spot fixed at the top. Prithvi Shaw has also been dropped from the playing XI while Ajinkya Rahane failed at the top. The lack of a suitable opening pair has been one of the weakest links in DC's lineups and also a reason behind their defeat at the hands of MI. Position not a worry for Ishan Kishan Bought by MI for Rs 6.2 crore in 2018, Kishan had started his MI career as a middle-order batsman. He was promoted to open, moved back to middle-order, only played seven matches in 2019 and has been MI's go-to batsman in IPL 2020 despite not having a fixed batting spot. What a journey! In Rohit Sharma's absence, Ishan was asked to open while he was demoted after his comeback. The change in batting position isn't a worry for Ishan and he has scored 483 runs from 13 innings, most (joint) by an MI batsman in IPL 2020. Kishan has time and again shown his value for MI and the team management now also knows that irrespective of the position they send Ishan at, the former U-19 captain will always deliver results.