Ashwin, Iyer, bowlers shine as DC beats MI by four wickets

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Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin saw Delhi Capitals home in a tense run chase.   -  SPORTZPICS

Delhi picks up two points and Mumbai slips further down in the points table. It has been that kind of a season for Rohit Sharma and his men. They have looked good in parts but have failed to put up an all-round effort and now face the risk of elimination. Delhi, meanwhile, are just one win away from confirming a top-two finish. We are not done for the night though. Over in Abu Dhabi, Rajasthan have won the toss and opeted to field. You can follow the live action here - BLOG - IPL 2021, CSK vs RR LIVE Score: Rajasthan wins toss, to bowl first vs Dhoni's Chennai; Playing XIs out


Krunal Pandya to bowl the final over. He has to defend four off six deliveries. SIX! Ashwin wins it with a maximum. Easy as you like. Why take it deep when you can finish it off in style - Ashwin has been brilliant with the bat in a tense chase.

Capitals need 11 runs in 12 balls. Boult gets the 19th over. Dot ball. Ashwin takes a couple next ball. Gets off strike next delivery. Could've been a dot but ends up being two overthrows! Rohit Sharma has an unnecessary shy at the non-striker's end, misses and concedes two. Single off the last ball. DC 126/6 in 19 Overs.

Bumrah to bowl out. Make or break over for MI. Iyer on strike. Starts with a dot, does Bumrah. Iyer and Ashwin take a single each. Iyer picks up another single. Smart cricket from these two. There it is -Iyer gets a boundary off the last ball and DC are nearly home. DC 119/6 in 18 Overs.

Coulter-Nile to bowl out. Ashwin gets a single off the first ball. More importantly, Iyer is back on strike. Coulter-Nile bowls a short ball and Iyer has pulled that away for four. Takes a single next ball. Two dots to end the over. DC 111/6 in 17 Overs.

Boult to bowl the 16th. Iyer on strike. A dot and a wide up front. Saved! Great effort from Rohit as he denies Iyer a single. However, he collects a brace next ball. Ashwin takes a single off the last ball, retains strike. DC 105/6 in 16 Overs.

Coulter-Nile is back. Starts with a dot. Ashwin on strike. Ash gets a couple thanks to an overthrow from Krunal. That was unnecessary. He gets a single next ball. Three singles off the last three including a leg bye. DC 100/6 in 15 Overs.

Capitals need 37 runs in 42 balls. Bumrah back. Bumrah strikes. Hetmyer perishes off a slower off-cutter, holes out. R Ashwin joins Iyer. Ashwin has played out three dots. One ball remaining. Could be a wicket maiden. Ashwin pinches one off the last ball. DC 94/6 in 14 Overs.


Capitals need 50 in 48 balls. Hetmyer goes inside out over cover and collects four off Yadav. Hetmyer gets another one away - goes back and pulls through midwicket for four. A single to end the over. 13 off that over. DC 93/5 in 13 Overs.

Boult back for his second over. He concedes two singles off the first two balls. Axar has been given out lbw! He reviews. It's umpire's call on review, so the decision stands! Patel departs. Hetmyer joins Iyer. He's off the mark with a quick couple. A single off the last ball. DC 80/5 in 12 Overs.

Here comes Kieron Pollard. Iyer gets a single off the first ball. Five runs off the first five including two wides. Axar steps out and chips Pollard over mid off for four. Nine from it. DC 74/4 in 11 Overs.

Capitals need 65 runs in 60 balls.

More spin. Krunal replaces Coulter-Nile. Good over so far. Four singles. And another single to end the over. Five from it. DC 65/4 in 10 Overs.

Axar Patel is the new man in. He opens his account with a single. Good over from Yadav - 5 runs and a wicket. DC 60/4 in 9 Overs.


Jayant Yadav into his third. Pant cuts one away for a couple. Gone! Yadav strikes as Pant holes out to long-on!

Coulter-Nile back. Iyer whips it past midwicket for a single. Couple of dots now. Three singles off the last three including a leg bye off the last ball. DC 55/3 in 8 Overs.

Jayant Yadav into the attack. Iyer gets a couple first ball. He takes a single next ball and gets off strike. A dot later, Pant collects a brace. Five off the over. Would have been a goner but that under-edge saved Pant. It was plumb lbw otherwise. DC 51/3 in 7 Overs.

Bumrah continues. Stifled appeal for lbw off the first ball but Iyer had got an inside edge. He gets a single. Pant works one off his pads and gets a couple. Pant swings over midwicket next ball and gets four. What a glorious way to end the over, a straight drive from Pant for four. 11 off the over. DC 46/3 in 6 Overs.

Nathan Coulter-Nile has bowled Smith around his legs! MI are right back in this. Iyer is in next. Powerplay going Mumbai's way so far. Iyer is off the mark with a single. Pant gets a boundary off an under edge! A couple of dots to end the over. DC 35/3 in 5 Overs.

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack. Smith works him around for a single. Pant takes a single and gets Smith back on strike. This time it's Smith's turn to go big as he pulls and clears long leg with ease. Nine from the over. DC 30/2 in 4 Overs.

Smith joins Shaw. Smith off the mark with a single. Rohit has reviewed a lbw call against Shaw. The original decision is not out. GONE! Three reds and Shaw has to depart. Pant promotes himself ahead of Iyer. Pant has smacked that over deep midwicket for six. DC 21/2 in 3 Overs.

DC's chief tormentor Jayant Yadav comes on. Stunning inside out lofted cover drive from Dhawan and the ball sails all the way over the ropes. WICKET! Pollard with a direct hit at the non-striker's end and Dhawan is caught short. DC 14/1 in 2 overs

Boult to Shaw. Shaw tucks one behind for a single to get off the mark. Dhawan's away too with a single. Shaw with a superb punch of the back foot, pierces the inner circle to find the boundary. DC 6/0 in 1 over.

Shaw and Dhawan make their way out to the middle. Mumbai in a huddle with Hardik and Rohit leading the way. It's a crucial two hours coming up for Mumbai.

Delhi innings

A superior bowling performance from DC. Avesh Khan and Axar Patel took three each and Mumbai stuttered to 129/8. Surya top-scored with 33. Can DC chase this down with ease or will MI pose a serious challenge? Back with the chase shortly.



Ashwin to bowl the final over. Jayant launches this over long for six. Gone! Jayant Yadav holes out next ball, caught at cover by Smith. Bumrah gets off the mark with a single. Krunal Pandya has played out two dots. He ends with a six! MI finish on 129/8. Ashwin today - 4-0-41-1

Avesh, you beauty - nails the yorker and cleans up Hardik! Coulter-Nile is in next, off the mark with a single. Avesh Khan has another as Coulter-Nile is clean bowled. Jayant Yadav, the new man, clears his front leg and lofts one down the ground for four. MI 116/7 in 19 Overs. Avesh Khan: 4-0-15-3.

Nortje to bowl out. Hardik goes over the bowler's head and collects four. A dot later, Hardik pulls one in front of square and gets another four. Nine off the first five. Dot to end the over. MI 109/5 in 18 Overs.

Rabada to bowl out. He concedes a single first ball but it has been called a no-ball. Free hit coming up. Krunal can only take a single. Hardik gets a couple. One single later, Krunal pulls one away for a much-needed boundary. A couple of singles to end the over. 12 off that over and Mumbai limps to 100. MI 100/5 in 17 Overs.


Avesh Khan to bowl his third. After bowling 10 dots in a row, DC concedes a single! Talk about building pressure. Just a single off it in the end, that's 12 balls and just 1 run for MI. MI 88/5 in 16 Overs.

GONE! Mumbai sinks further as Nortje cleans up Pollard! He chopped on. Out comes Krunal. Can the Pandya brothers conjure some magic here? Mumbai's mighty middle-order has come undone repeatedly this season. Nortje, meanwhile, bowls a wicket maiden. MI 87/5 in 15 Overs. Nortje's figures so far - 3-0-10-1.

Here's Ashwin. He has not had a great game with the ball so far. Good comeback from Ash -  Seven off the over including two wides. MI 87/4 in 14 Overs.

Axar Patel to bowl out. Axar has been brilliant today - the slowness of the deck has only accentuated the threat he poses. GONE! Tiwary goes now, poor shot selection and pays the price and Patel gets another one. Hardik Pandya joins Kieron Pollard. 4-0-21-3: Axar. MI 80/4 in 13 Overs.

Rabada continues. Excellent from Kagiso. Four dots, two singles and a wide. Three off that over. Terrific skills from Rabada, mixing up pace and length. MI 76/3 in 12 Overs.

Axar Patel into his third. The golden arm strikes again - Suryakumar Yadav perishes - holes out at long-on. Here comes Kieron Pollard. But it's Tiwary on strike - he launches one down the ground for four. 7 runs and a wicket. MI 73/3 in 11 Overs.

Rabada to resume after the break. Just a couple of singles off the first four balls. Yadav finding his touch now has he clears one over deep mid wicket for six! Nine off the over. MI 66/2 in 10 Overs.


Patel continues. Yadav takes a single off the second ball. Five singles came off that Patel over. MI 57/2 in 9 Overs.

Ashwin back into the attack. Slip in place for Tiwary, who gets a single first ball. Shot - Yadav slog sweeps this to the deep mid wicket for four. Another boundary - this time hits it past short fine for four more. 12 off the over. MI 52/2 in 8 Overs.

Axar Patel with the breakthrough! Qdk departs. The left-hander sliced a wide ball straight to Nortje at point. Saurabh Tiwary is the new man in. Saurabh off the mark with a single. 5 runs and a wicket. MI 40/2 in 7 Overs.

Nortje to wrap up the Powerplay. Just a couple of singles this over. Change of pace from Nortje. Frustration building for de Kock as has a wild swing at a slower ball and misses! Single off the last ball. MI 35/1 in 6 Overs.

Rabada into the attack. Greeted by Qdk with a maximum - a scoop over short fine! A dot later, de Kock gets a couple. A single off the penultimate ball gets Yadav on strike. Nine off the over. MI 32/1 in 5 Overs.

Here's Avesh, no slip. Yadav on strike. Three dots. Avesh has been brilliant for Delhi this season. Yadav finally gets a single down to third man. 2 runs off the over. MI 23/1 in 4 Overs.

Ashwin to bowl, a slip in place. Suryakumar Yadav off the mark with an easy single. He could use a good knock today. Ash vs QDK should be a mouth-watering contest. For now, QDK takes a single. Yadav has swept uppishly and collected six! Nine runs from that over. MI 21/1 in 3 Overs.

Avesh Khan into the attack now. A couple of dots to start with. Rohit is on strike. Three dots in a row. Good start. Four ball has been given a wide. GONE! The pressure was building after those dot balls - Rohit tries to break free with a pull shot but the extra bounce and pace lead to Rohit slicing it to third man. Surya in at 3. But QDK on strike. The southpaw whips one through midwicket for four. MI 12/1 in 2 Overs.

Anrich Nortje to take the new ball. Rohit takes strike. Slip in place. Rohit gets off the mark with a boundary - half volley into his pads and flicked away. A couple of dots later, Rohit takes a couple. Follows it up with a single. Dot to end the over. MI 7/0 in 1 Over.

The two umpires make their way to the centre. Out come the Delhi players and the two MI openers.

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock will eye a solid start against a formidable DC attack.

Last year's finalists to have a go at each other. MI needs to keep winning to stay alive in the competition, DC needs a win to ensure a top-two finish.

TOSS UPDATE: Delhi Capitals have won the toss and elected to bowl. One change for Delhi -  Prithvi Shaw in for Lalit Yadav. One change for Mumbai - Jayant Yadav in for Rahul Chahar.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

This is Mumbai's first game of this season in Sharjah. The toss is minutes away.

Quinton de Kock, Mumbai Indians: "I think it's going to be a slow wicket, especially playing in the day and it's going to be tough from the batting point of view. We know what needs to be done, it's going to be a grinding day with the bat. It's just a matter of getting out there and getting the job done."

Steve Smith, Delhi Capitals: "Coming up against a good Mumbai side and we are starting to get towards the business end of the tournament, so hopefully keep building and ensure that we are playing our best cricket in the finals. We have seen a lot of low-scoring games here, the wicket's pretty tired, it's pretty difficult to hit boundaries. Just being smart, adapting to whatever the conditions we are faced with today and doing that really quickly."

Where to watch today's match?

The IPL 2021 match between MI and DC will be aired live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD at 3:30pm. The online streaming will be available on Hotstar.