IPL, MI vs DC Highlights: Dhawan, Mishra star as Delhi Capitals topple Mumbai by six wickets

IPL, DC vs MI Highlights: Get the live cricket streaming, ball by ball commentary updates between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians.

Updated : Apr 21, 2021 09:58 IST

Shimron Hetmyer closed out the chase as Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Tuesday.
Shimron Hetmyer closed out the chase as Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Tuesday.

Shimron Hetmyer closed out the chase as Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Tuesday.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Highlights of the IPL 2021 clash between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.


So a comfortable transition on the table for Rishabh Pant and Co. from the batting belters at Wankhede to the tricky pitches at Chepauk. Some really smart cricket has powered them to a cracking win over Mumbai tonight, also breaking a five-match losing streak against the defending champion.

Delhi 138/4 after 19.1 overs: Hetmyer closes out the game for Delhi!
Pollard up with the ball was an inevitable gamble and a loose delivery first-up, helps Hetmyer to a boundary through point.  With one needed off five, Pollard darted in a no-ball, providing the Capitals the icing on the cake.

Delhi 133/4 after 19 overs:
Bumrah flounders a bit as he bowls two no-balls in the over. Sensible play from Hetmyer and Lalit as they sneak in the doubles. The pressure has eased off Mumbai as Delhi needs five in the last over.

Delhi 123/4 after 18 overs: Boult fires in the yorkers. Seething pace but the odd-fuller ball is creamed over covers for four by Hetmyer. His partner, Lalit has maintained a calm head while a couple of wickets have fallen at the other end. Delhi needs 15 from two overs.

Delhi 116/4 after 17 overs: Bumrah gets the big fish! Pant has thrown his wicket away... Bumrah seemed to have had the wood over Pant from the start of the over. The bouncer had caught Pant by surprise and Bumrah followed it up with a quicker delivery to his pads. Pant went for his trademark cheeky flick that went straight up. Krunal Pandya runs in from fine leg to complete a scorching catch under pressure and Mumbai is right back in this match.  Rishabh Pant c KH Pandya b Bumrah 7 (8b 1x4)

Delhi 107/3 after 16 overs: Boult creates the pressure on Pant with three straight dots but the Delhi captain retorts with a blazing boundary through mid-wicket. Delhi has done well to fend off Mumbai's threats time and again in the chase.

Delhi 101/3 after 15 overs: Chahar to Dhawan. OUT! Dhawan lets it slip awaaay! This is poor from Dhawan after all the dogged work. Dhawan began the over with a cracking six and a boundary but Chahar continued to push in the flighted delivery regardless. The ball loops up to Dhawan who goes for the slog-sweep only to find Krunal at mid-wicket. An excellent diving catch there from Pandya under pressure and the game has just taken a funny turn towards the end.  Shikhar Dhawan c KH Pandya b Chahar 45 (42b 5x4 1x6)


Delhi 90/2 after 14 overs: Mumbai continues to push in the pressure. Dhawan has managed to stay put but is scoring under a run-a-ball. Jayant, meanwhile, keeps the batsmen on their toes with another miserly over.

The umpires have handed Mumbai a drier ball. Jayant Yadav to take it first-up.

Delhi 86/2 after 13 overs: Chahar completes his third over in a flash, giving away just three runs. Despite the dew, Chahar has got some serious turn here and nearly managed to induce an error off Dhawan. Lalit and Dhawan has managed to keep it simple by looking to exchange strike.

Delhi 83/2 after 12 overs: Bumrah bends his back and rushes a shorter one to Dhawan. Dhawan is in some fine touch and he is quick on his feet while pulling it behind square to the boundary. Bumrah is rummaging through his tricks but Dhawan is solid as ever in fending off the threat.

Bumrah is back into the attack. Mumbai searching for wickets.


Delhi 76/2 after 11 overs: Chahar begins the over with a short delivery.Dhawan gets back in the crease in a flash to slash it to the mid-wicket fence. That brings up 5000 runs for Dhawan as an opener in the IPL - the first to reach the feat!

Delhi 68/2 after 10 overs: Polly with the breakthrough! He has trapped Smith in front. A sloppy delivery to get out after being well-set at the crease. Pollard fended in the slower one as Smith plays around it. No doubts whatsoever for the umpire. Mumbai in need for a breakthrough and the stand-in captain has provided just that.  Steven Smith lbw b Pollard 33 (29b 4x4)

Kieron Pollard into the attack. He is also leading Mumbai in the absence of Rohit who has left the field.

Delhi 64/1 after 9 overs: Smith eases the pressure with a couple of boundaries. Width offered from Pandya and Smith rocked back well in his crease and creamed behind the point fielder. Krunal darted the ball down the leg-side next and Smith bends low and scooped it over the keeper in a jiffy for another boundary.

Delhi 52/1 after 8 overs: Jayant has rushed through a fine over as Dhawan and Smith stay rooted to the plan. They want to take the game deep and has brought up the 50 for Delhi.

Delhi 47/1 after 7 overs: Smith and Dhawan have put up a measured approach, milking the singles first-up against Chahar. The careful approach has also meant that the required run-rate has slowly crept up with time.

Rahul Chahar into the attack

Delhi 39/1 after 6 overs: Krunal nearly makes a breakthrough in his first over. Krunal's quicker delivery move in sharply as Smith went for the slove over mid-wicket. The inside-edge has barely saved Smith with the ball trickling down towards third man. Dhawan gets a delivery from a similar angle that hits the pads, inches away from the line of the stumps.  Mumbai has managed to keep Delhi 40 under the Powerplay but Smith and Dhawan haven't given away anything as well.

Delhi 34/1 after 5 overs: Bumrah attempts a few tricks from his armoury against Smith who has kept out the impending danger with ease. No nonsense batting from the pair at the middle now.

Jasprit Bumrah replaces Steve Smith

Delhi 28/1 after 4 overs: Jayant builds up the pressure on Smith with three straight dot deliveries before providing a loose delivery to release it. Smith pounces on the wide, delivery outside off and smashes it through extra-cover.

Delhi 22/1 after 3 overs: Boult rushes in to confront Smith who looks confident in his approach. Smith guides a loosener from Boult down the leg-side for a boundary and sneaks in a single to rotate strike.

Delhi 16/1 after 2 overs: Jayant strikes in his first over. Shaw lobs it back to the bowler!  A gentle, flighted delivery and Shaw got into two minds of how to deal with it. The youngster went with the push with hard hands and Yadav had no troubles in completing a fine catch. Dhawan, however, finished the over with another cracking boundary through point.

Delhi 5/0 after 1 over: Dhawan gets off the mark with a fierce square-cut! Wankhede or Chepauk - not a concern for Dhawan at the moment. Boult however, gets Dhawan to make the mistake and the leading edge seemed to have carried to Hardik Pandya at covers. The replays suggest that the ball has touched the ground as Pandya crashed down and Dhawan is lucky to survive the first over.

Back for the chase!  Shikhar Dhawn and Prithvi Shaw are at the crease for Delhi as Trent Boult picks up the new ball.


Mumbai has managed to scrape through with its incisive bowling in the low-scorers here at Chepauk. However, the challenge is just that much difficult as the runs have dwindled further tonight. It has been an excellent start for Delhi's Chepauk challenge as Amit Mishra led the brigade with a sensational spell of 4/24. Mishra triggered the Mumbai collapse - removing a well-set Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya in the same over. The leggie returned again to pick the key wickets of Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard.

This has been a dismal performance from the MI middle-order once again and the Mumbai bowlers have a heightened challenge against an in-form Shikhar Dhawan and Co. in the chase.

Mumbai 137/9 after 20 overs: Avesh provides a decent finish. Chahar found the mid-wicket boundary with a hoick but Khan's off-cutter was enough to remove him. Boult and Bumrah had very little to offer as Delhi restricts Mumbai to the lowest total this season at Chennai.

Mumbai 130/8 after 19 overs: Mumbai loses eight! Rabada runs in with vigour as Jayant aims to scoop the fuller delivery over the bowler. The pace has the bat turning in his hand and the ball lobs up straight to Rabada who completes the easiest of catches.  Jayant Yadav c & b Rabada 23 (22b 1x4)

Mumbai 125/7 after 18 overs: Mishra gets another! Mishra darts in the yorker as Kishan manages to bring the bat down and drags it onto the stumps. Tame dismissal there and Mishra finishes his sensational spell with figures of: 4-0-24-4

Mumbai 120/6 after 17 overs: Rabada errs with his line first-up and Kishan whips the ball to the fence behind square. Kishan and Jayant are kept under check through the rest of the over with a couple of singles.

Rabada is back into the attack.

Mumbai 114/6 after 16 overs: Kishan gets a move on with a six first ball off Ashwin. The singles have quickly shifted doubles as Ashwin attempts to vary his line of flight throughout. 

Mumbai 100/6 after 15 overs: Lalit completes a fine spell! This is a big boost for Delhi as the offie has conceded just 17 runs in his four overs. Mumbai, meanwhile, scrapes to the three-figure mark.

Mumbai 96/6 after 14 overs: Yadav finds the boundary as Stoinis pushes in the fuller ball. The batsmen are restricted to singles as Delhi is rushing through the overs here.

Mumbai 89/6 after 13 overs: This is a good phase for Lalit to bowl through his overs. He keeps it tight through the over as Kishan and Jayant rotate strike with singles.

Mumbai 84/6 after 12 overs: Mishra traps Pollard with a fiery googly! That's some vicious turn from the flight for Mishra that turns in sharply to hit Pollard's pads. Pollard goes for the review but the replays goes against him. This is a massive fall down the barrel for Mumbai and the veteran leggie has proved his worth tonight.  Kieron Pollard lbw b Mishra 2 (5b)

Mumbai 82/5 after 11 overs: Lalit to Krunal. OUT! Chopped-on!  Mumbai losing the plot quickly after Rohit's dismissal. Lalit fires one in to Krunal who attempts to slice but just directs it towards the stumps at the end.  Kieron Pollard lbw b Mishra 2 (5b)

Mumbai 78/4 after 10 overs: Ashwin keeps it tight against Krunal and Kishan with just a single conceded in the over.

Mumbai 77/4 after 9 overs: Mishra jolts Mumbai two quick strikes! Rohit holes out to long-on
with a sluggish drag shot that falls comfortably in the hands of Steve Smith. Hardik Pandya goes the same way as he attempts to clear Mishra's flighted delivery over long-on and finds Smith once again. A first-ball duck and his poor season continues. Mishra back with a bang. Rohit Sharma c Smith b Mishra 44 (30b 3x4 3x6), Hardik Pandya c Smith b Mishra 0 (1b)

Mumbai 70/2 after 8 overs: Fine start for Lalit who runs through his over quickly as Rohit and Kishan prefer to exchange strike with the singles.

Mumbai 67/2 after 7 overs: Avesh to Suryakumar. OUT! Tame dismissal for SKY as Avesh strikes in his first over after a pounding. Suryakumar attempted to slice the ball through third-man but took the edge, handing an easy catch for Pant just when Delhi needed a wicket. Earlier in the over, Rohit smashed Khan for a massive pull over the fine leg boundary.  Suryakumar Yadav c †Pant b Avesh Khan 24 (15b 4x4)

Avesh Khan into the attack

Mumbai 55/1 after 6 overs: Suryakumar on the prowl! Mishra's fuller delivery towards the stumps is drilled over point with a cracking inside-out shot from SKY. Suryakumar finds the boundary once again as Mishra slides the ball down the leg-side, comfortably put behind square by Yadav's exuberant sweep.

Amit Mishra replaces R Ashwin.

Mumbai 45/1 after 5 overs: The Hitman is on song! Suryakumar Yadav gets lucky with a boundary before completing a three. Rohit then sends Rabada's length ball straight down the ground for a massive six. Sheer nonchalance as the ball hits the roof in some style.

Kagiso Rabada into the attack.

Mumbai 31/1 after 4 overs: Rohit breaks Ashwin's rhythm! Rohit finally succeeds in connecting the slog-sweep to backward square off Ashwin. The Hitman attempts to break Ashwin's concentration with a bit of shuffle before cracking a one-handed lofted cover drive for six!

Mumbai 16/1 after 3 overs: Stoinis to de Kock. OUT! Edged and gone! Stoinis gets the ball to move away from de kock who went for the drive. The ball took a comfortable edge and carried straight to Pant behind the stumps. An excellent over from the Aussie pacer as he keeps it tight against Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav by tailing the ball into them sharply. Rohit, however, breaks the run with a quick slice through extra cover to the boundary.

Mumbai 9/0 after 2 overs: Ashwin unleashes his variations and nearly traps Rohit. Ashwin attempts a quick-slider than swings in through the air, hitting Rohit on the pads as an attempted sweep goes missing. Rohit is tentative here and Delhi could well smell a chance in the offing.

Ashwin into the attack with the new ball.

Mumbai 6/0 after 1 over: Rohit survives! Stoinis surprises Rohit with a slower nip-backer that hits the back thigh on the rise. Stoinis gives a loud shout but umpire Gaffaney nods his head in denial. That looked close there. Rohit seems a bit restless as he opens his front leg twice to attempt a heave to mid-wicket, giving Hetmyer a stiff chase twice in the over.

Surprise, surprise! Marcus Stoinis is opening the attack for Delhi.

Game ON! Rishabh Pant leads the Delhi brigade onto the field. They are followed by the Mumbai openers, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock.


07:20 PM: Mumbai has opted for the extra spinner in Jayant Yadav while Delhi has brought back Hetmyer for Woakes, slashing one bowler in the line-up. Mumbai will, however, come up against two veteran spinners - Amit Mishra and Ravi Ashwin who are primarily on the lookout for Rohit Sharma's early departure.

: We've made one change purely because of the conditions - Adam Milne misses out and  we've got Jayant Yadav . This pitch looks a lot more drier compared to the last few games. It's important we focus on little things.

Pant : We spoke we shouldn't think much of the toss. We wanted to bat first, obviously. Two changes:  Hetmyer and Amit Mishra come in . Meriwala and Woakes are out.

Toss: Mumbai wins the Toss and elects to bat first

Pitch Report: Matthew Hayden says the pitch looks pretty much the same from the previous matches. The bowlers will rely on the slower deliveries to do the damage. Hayden adds that 53% of the wickets have come off the slower balls , and the variation will be key. The batsmen will have a tough time in sneaking in the runs on the two-paced wicket. Bat first to make the most use of a relatively fresher wicket.


06:45PM: Ashwin and coach Ricky Ponting have a brief chat on the pitch-side. The offie has been the most prolific bowler in IPL history at his home venue with 46 wickets. Can he come good for the Capitals tonight?

06:20PM: Delhi's pace ace Anrich Nortje is going through a few run-ins. The question would be whether Pant and Co. will tinker the combination to bring him in tonight at Chennai where the tracks have barely been conducive to pace.

06:05PM: Nearly an hour away from the Toss. Delhi will have a huge challenge in staving off Mumbai's might and the demons of the Chepauk track.


Numbers Game

Will the heavens grant him his wish this evening?

An uncharacteristic start for Hardik | 35 runs from three innings with no sixes yet to his name. Can Pandya turn the tide against Delhi tonight?

Top performers in the fixture


Top performers last season


Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw are in red-hot form at the top of Delhi Capitals’ batting order. As are Mumbai Indians’ Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the IPL’s best pace combination. Their face-off may well decide Tuesday’s game — a repeat of last year’s final.

Although both teams have wasted little time in getting off the blocks, notching up two wins each in three games so far, DC will know that MI, perhaps the best-oiled outfit in the IPL, has its measure. Rohit Sharma’s men came out on top in all four of their meetings last season — twice in the league and twice in the playoffs.


MI is also better acquainted with the conditions at the M.A. Chidamabaram Stadium, where it has played its three games so far, while it will be DC’s first match in Chennai this year.

It will help DC if its openers can continue their form from Sunday. Interestingly, both have strong ties with Mumbai — while Dhawan opened for MI in the IPL’s early years, Shaw is a product of Mumbai’s stable of batsmanship.

If the duo can weather the Boult-Bumrah storm and let captain Rishabh Pant go after spin twins Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya, DC’s chances of finally finding a way past MI will improve.

If DC includes Anrich Nortje in the XI, it will also be a direct clash between the two fearsome pace combinations. After all, the Rabada-Nortje combine tallied a whopping 52 wickets in IPL-13, the same as Boult and Bumrah’s joint total.

MI has most things covered, but it still has not solved the third-pacer riddle. Neither Marco Jansen nor Adam Milne, both of whom have been handed MI debuts, has looked effective so far. It may force Hardik Pandya to bowl on Tuesday for the first time this season.


When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021


The IPL 2021's 13th match between Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai Indians begins at 7:30 PM IST at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.


IPL 2021 will be shown Live on Star Sports channels - Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD. It will be streamed live on Hotstar.

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