IPL 2020 Final Highlights: Rohit guides Mumbai Indians to fifth IPL title

IPL 2020 Final Highlights: Mumbai Indians came out with a dominating show to win the IPL for a record fifth time as the Rohit Sharma-led side beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in Dubai.

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Rohit Sharma gave Mumbai Indians a flying start in the run chase.   -  IPL

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE coverage of the final of IPL 2020 as Mumbai Indians takes on Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium at 7:30 PM IST.

Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to win IPL 2020. With this win, Mumbai has won the title for a record fifth time.

What a fine show this has been from Mumbai Indians as the Rohit Sharma-led side were simply unstoppable right from the start and finally after over two months, Mumbai defend the title successfully and win the IPL for a record fifth time. This is some record and will stay for a long, long time.

MI  154/4 after 18 overs: Kieron Pollard falls after hitting two boundaries but Mumbai in touching distance.

MI 147/3 after 17 overs: Rohit's brilliant innings of 51-ball 68 comes to an end as Nortje bounces the Mumbai skipper and substitute Lalit Yadav takes an excellent running catch. Too late for Delhi. Kieron Pollard, meanwhile has opened his account with a firm push to the long-off boundary and then with a flick through the mid-wicket has taken Mumbai closer.

MI 137/2 after 16 overs: Ishan Kishan is doing it in boundaries and Delhi's campaign is slowly coming to an end. Mumbai needs 20 runs in 24 balls.

MI 126/2 after 15 overs: Ishan Kishan gets into the act as he smacks Stoinis for a huge six straight down the ground and Mumbai in touching distance of a record win. Needs just 31 in 30 deliveries.

MI 116/2 after 14 overs: Brain Lara during the mid-innings show said that Rohit would come good with the bat and his words came true as the Mumbai skipper is leading from the front.

MI 112/2 after 13 overs: Ashwin finishes his last over of the season and he did an excellent job with the ball- 4-0-28-0. Rohit meanwhile is motoring on nicely as Mumbai inches closer to win the IPL for the fifth time.

MI 102/2 after 12 overs: There it is Rohit Sharma brings his half-century with a boundary to the deep mid-wicket and then finishes the over with a boundary to the backward point.

MI 91/2 after 11 overs: Suryakumar Yadav sacrifices his wicket for Rohit Sharma as a miscommunication saw Mumbai lose second wicket. With Rohit nearing his fifty, Mumbai needs 66 runs in 54 balls. Ishan Kishan joins his skipper.

MI 88/1 after 10 overs: Rohit Sharma is nearing his fifty and Mumbai needs just 69 runs in 60 balls. Delhi, just couldn't make inroads after getting De Kock.

MI 81/1 after 9 overs: Rohit Sharma is chopping down the target in some style as he smacks Dubey for two huge maximums, one over long-off and then goes over long-on. Mumbai already have one hand on the trophy.

MI 67/1 after 8 overs: Axar and Dubey have applied the brakes on the scoring and the boundaries have dried up. But Rohit and Suryakumar are in no hurry as there is no pressure on them.

MI 65/1 after 7 overs: Time-out! Right then, Rohit and Suryakumar have decided to play the spinners without taking any risks. Praveen Dubey starts with an excellent over, giviing just four runs. But, wickets are the need of the hour for Delhi.

MI 61/1 after 6 overs: Axar Patel is into the attack and he gets some respect from both Rohit and Suryakumar as Axar starts with three dots and then gives just three runs. However, the current rate is 10.05 and the required rate is 6.87

MI 58/1 after 5 overs: Marcus Stoinis strikes in his very first ball as he gets the dangerous De Kock. However, Suryakumar Yadav attacks straightaway with a gorgeous punch off the backfoot and then with an audacious six pver long leg.

MI 45/0 after 4 overs: Rohit Sharma has simply dented Delhi further by pulling out his favourite shot - the pull as the opener smokes Nortje for a maximum over deep mid-wicket.

MI 33/0 after 3 overs: There is no stopping De Kock as he pulls Ashwin, who dropped it short, to the mid-wicket boundary and Delhi needs to break this stand. 

MI 26/0 after 2 overs: De Kock attacks as he smacks Rabada for 18 runs in his first over, denting the South African's confidence. De Kock goes bang bang with two cruchy boundaries and then picks up Rabada's length ball and deposits way over the deep mid-wicket. The opener then slashes high over point to give Mumbai a flying start.

MI 8/0 after 1 over: Rohit has decided to take the attack route as he smacks Ashwin for a maximum over long-on and just managed to clear the fielder.

We are back for the chase and picking early wickets will be the key for Delhi. Rabada, Nortje and Stoinis along with Ashwin and Axar will need to hunt in packs to deny Mumbai a record fifth title. 157 runs to win and out come Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. It will be Ashwin with the new ball.

End of Innings: Delhi Capitals posts 156/7 in 20 overs.

After a poor start, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer hit half-centuries to help Delhi post a slightly competitive challenge of 156/7. Trent Boult was once again the pick of the bowlers with a three-wicket haul. Delhi needs wickets upfront, if it aims to win the title. 

Delhi 148/5 after 19 overs: Top stuff from Jasprit Bumrah as he finishes his spell 4-0-28-0 and almost had Iyer trapped. Mumbai went for the review but the on-field decision stayed as it was pitching outside off.

DC 142/5 after 18 overs: Trent Boult returns and he dismisses Shimron Hetmyer with a brilliant cutter as Hetmyer tried to play the ramp shot over third man but instead ended up giving an easy catch to Coulter-Nile.

DC 136/4 after 17 overs: What a time to hit form and the Delhi skipper roars back with a sublime half-century. The dug-out stands up and Iyer raises his bat after reaching the milestone. He then shuffles across to smack Bumrah for a boundary.

DC 125/4 after 16 over: Shreyas Iyer is nearing his half-century and Delhi needs to make a move-on with Shimron Hetmyer in the middle.

DC 118/4 after 15 overs: Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes to break the 96-run stand and an excellent innings from Rishabh Pant comes to an end. The wicket-keeper batsman made a well-crafted 56 off 38 balls.

DC 108/3 after 14 overs: Rishabh Pant has found his mojo as he is two shy away from his half-century and the partnership is worth 86 off 63 balls. With six overs to go and wickets in hand, Delhi is in control of the game.

DC 99/3 after 13 overs: Time-out! Rishabh Pant is approaching his fifty and the coming seven overs will be very crucial for Delhi. The run-rate is hovering just above seven and a 180-plus target would be a perfect total on the board.

DC 94/3 after 12 overs: Shreyas Iyer with a superb maximum over the deep mid-wicket has brought Delhi back into the match and this has got to be a very special innings from both Iyer and Pant.

DC 81/3 after 11 overs: The partnership is worth 59 off 45 balls and this has been a wonderful recovery from Delhi batsmen. Sensible batting and they are not allowing Mumbai to dictate terms.

DC 75/3 after 10 overs: Rishabh Pant announces his arrival with two massive sixes and he has decided to attack Krunal Pandya. First a maximum straight into the sightscreen and then goes over cow corner.

DC 59/3 after 9 overs: Time-out! Mumbai would be happy with the effort but Delhi's Iyer and Pant are slowly bringing their team back in the hunt. However, a wicket here will change the game towards Mumbai.

DC 51/3 after 8 overs: Krunal Pandya is introduced into the attack and he does a decent job as he gives just five. The partnership between Iyer and Pant is 31 off 29 balls with Pant batting on 12 and Iyer on 22.

DC 46/3 after 7 overs: Top stuff from Jayant Yadav as he bowls three dot balls and gives just five runs from his second over. Pant and Iyer are doing a fine job rebuilding the innings.

DC 41/3 after 6 overs: Ishan Kishan drops a tough chance as Iyer slaps Nathan Coulter-Nile hard over cover-point, Iyer goes flies and makes a brilliant effort but fails to latch on to it.

DC 35/3 after 5 overs: Shreyas Iyer is clearly struggling to time the ball and on one occasion moves away trying to whack the ball away. However, manages to put one away to keep the scorecard scoring. 

DC 25/3 after 4 overs: Excellent move from Rohit Sharma as he brings in Jayant Yadav and he gets the big fish, Shikhar Dhawan. Delhi all over the place on a big night as Rishabh Pant walks in to join his skipper.

DC 20/2 after 3 overs: Trent Boult has wrecked havoc in just his second over and he strangles Rahane down the leg to leave Delhi in huge trouble. Shreyas Iyer joins Dhawan.

DC 11/1 after 2 overs: Mumbai on the attack and this is sensational from two top bowlers - Boult and Bumrah. The Indian pacer almost yorked Dhawan with a gem of a delivery. Rahane, meanwhile will have to anchor the innings.

DC 5/1 after 1 over: What a bowler! Trent Boult strikes and he removes The Hulk, Marcus Stoinis for a duck with a jaffa. Meanwhile, Dhawan gets off the mark with a flick and even Rahane is off the mark.

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Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan sprint onto the field and so does the Rohit Sharma-led side. It will be Trent Boult with the new ball. 

Alright we are all set for the final game of IPL 2020 and this should be a cracker of a contest. Runs on the board is what skipper Iyer thinks is the best approach in a big game and how much they will post, we will get to know soon.

Toss: Delhi Capitals wins toss and opts to bat first

Playing XI

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

Delhi Capitals: Marcus Stoinis, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Praveen Dubey, Anrich Nortje

Changes: Delhi - Unchanged | MI - Jayant Yadav comes in for Rahul Chahar

Pitch Report by Mark Nicholas and Pommie Mbangwa: This pitch has been good. The whole square has been good. I see a beauty, I am licking my lips. This is the pitch used for that qualifier. There has been a good balance between bat and ball, with the ball coming on nicely. The faster bowlers have enjoyed bowling here. The spinners were in play. You'd bat first on this, but you're not going to be disadvantaged by the toss.

 

IPL Playoffs Report Card: (win:loss)

MI: Four-time champion Mumbai Indians has played 17 playoffs matches in the history of IPL. It has won 11 games, while losing six. (11:6)

DC: Delhi, which is yet to get its hand on the coveted trophy, has featured in the playoffs eight times. It has won two games and lost six. (2:6)

Top IPL performers:

MI

MI Top run-gettersMI Top wicket-takers
Ishan Kishan (483)Jasprit Bumrah (27)
Quinton de Kock (483)Trent Boult  (22)
Suryakumar Yadav (461)Rahul Chahar (15)

 

IPL 2020 final, MI vs DC: Bumrah, Rabada in race for most wickets in single IPL season

DC

DC Top run-gettersDC Top wicket-takers
Shikhar Dhawan (603)Kagiso Rabada (29)
Shreyas Iyer (454)Anrich Nortje (20)
Marcus Stoinis (352)R. Ashwin (15)


Preview

 

And then there were two. After more than 50 days of hectic action, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians have sliced through the pack to battle in Tuesday’s final, at the Dubai International Stadium.

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The occasion is especially sweet for DC, which makes its first appearance in an IPL title match. In opener Shikhar Dhawan, pacer Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis — the heroes of the victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 — DC has three pure match-winners.

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Dhawan is 67 runs behind K.L. Rahul in the race for the Orange Cup, while the fiery Rabada is leading the wickets chart. Stoinis, who achieved only moderate success in previous seasons with other teams, has elevated his game. Promoted to open on Sunday, Stoinis made a quick 38 before picking up three crucial wickets to scuttle the SRH chase.

Head-to-head: (27 matches - MI 15| DC 12)

- The two teams have faced each other 27 times in the IPL so far. MI has dominated the face-offs, winning it 15 times.

 

Last IPL 2020 meeting:

- Mumbai (200/5 in 20 overs) beat Delhi (143/8 in 20 overs) by 57 runs.

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IPL 2020 Form guide: (last five matches | win:loss)

- Mumbai has won three of its last five matches to advance to the final. (3:2)

- Delhi has lost three of its last five matches but heads into the final on the back of a convincing win in Qualifier 2. (2:3)

- Both teams finished in the top two. Mumbai won 9 games while Delhi won 8.

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Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Aditya Tare, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Digvijay Deshmukh, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, James Pattison, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohsin Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Prince Balwant Rai, Quinton De Kock, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Sherfane Rutherford, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult.

Delhi Capitals: Shreyas Iyer (c), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel, Tushar Deshpande, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Keemo Paul, Amit Mishra, Anrich Nortje, Daniel Sams.

Date: November 10, 2020 

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