MI and DC played the final match of IPL 2020. It’s the maiden time that Delhi has made it to the Final. On the other hand, Mumbai is eyeing their fifth IPL title.
Mumbai had dominated the whole IPL season of 2020. In contrast, the journey of Delhi capitals had been full of ups and downs.
This season it’s the 4th time that both the teams have faced each other.
Delhi won the toss and elected to bat first Delhi had made no changes from the previous game, while Mumbai has made one change in the team.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
2. Prithvi Shaw
3. Shreyas Iyer (C)
4. Rishabh Pant (Wk)
5. Shimron Hetmyer (Overseas)
6. Marcus Stoinis (Overseas)
7. Axar Patel
8. Ravichandran Ashwin
9. Anrich Nortje (Overseas)
10. Kagiso Rabada (Overseas)
11. Tushar Deshpande
1. Ishan Kishan
2. Quinton de Kock (Overseas/Wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Saurabh Tiwary
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Krunal Pandya
7. Kieron Pollard (Overseas)
8. James Pattinson (Overseas)
9. Rahul Chahar
10. Trent Boult (Overseas)
11. Jasprit Bumrah
Mumbai Indians handover the first over to Trent bolt, and he didn’t disappoint them by taking the 1st wicket of Marcus stonis in the very first over of the game. It was also the 8th wicket for Trent bolt in his first over this season.
Delhi had a turbulent start and lost their three wickets in just 22 runs by the end of the 4th over.
Shreyash Iyer and Rishabh Pant took up the charge of the innings and made a partnership of 96 runs where Rishabh Pant hits a half-century(56). DC lost their 4th wicket on 118. Shreyash Iyer(65) hits a half-century too and single-handedly took the scoreboard to 156. Delhi put the score of 156 runs in front of Mumbai with a loss of 7 wickets.
Rohit Sharma and De Kock open up for Mumbai Indians. De Kock gave them a fairy start by striking 18 runs in Rabada’s first over. Mumbai loses their first wicket at 45 runs in the 4th over. Suryakumar came as a one-down for Mumbai Indians and joined Rohit Sharma to chase the target.
Suryakumar sacrifices his wicket for the team helps Rohit Sharma to hit a fifty. Rohit innings took the team close enough to win the fifth IPL title but unfortunately lost his wicket at 68 runs and leaves the team with a score of 137. Ishan Kishan did the rest of the work and carried Mumbai through their fifth ever IPL title with five wickets remaining.
WHAT MAKES IT THE BEST T20 IPL
In what has possibly been the most tightly contested IPL ever, it’s probably all this individual quality that’s carried the Capitals into the final. Mumbai, their opponents, is one of the greatest T20 Teams, boasting not just individual quality but also role clarity from No. 1 to No. 11. That sort of role clarity comes from the same core group of players competing together season after season, and winning titles season after season. That role clarity is probably what makes a team stand out in the long run, but it’s no guarantee of winning a one-off contest, where individual quality is often enough.
The Capitals are an imperfect team entering the final lap of an imperfect campaign. One good day and all else will be forgotten.
- Rohit Sharma became the first captain to score two or more half-centuries in an IPL final. In 2015 against CSK, he made 50 off 26 balls.
- Mumbai Indians became only the second team to defend its IPL title after Chennai Super Kings achieved the feat in 2010 and 2011.
- Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals four times this season, including the final. It had a similar record against Chennai Super Kings in 2019
- Rohit has never been part of a losing side in an IPL final. He has won it five times with Mumbai Indians and once with Deccan Chargers (2009)
- It was Rohit’s 200th IPL match, the second player to reach this landmark. Only Dhoni has played more IPL games.