IPL 2021, MI VS DC | LIVE | BALL BY BALL COMMENTARY

Shreyas Iyer: “I felt really amazing to bat through and take my team through. It was a low scoring game. I backed myself and my instincts. I knew I would win the game for the team. (On Ashwin’s role) He came in and was really positive. He wanted to take singles, and that went to the last two overs. He decided he would take the bowlers on during the last two overs. The transition in the last two years has happened. Since 2019, we have shifted that towards our team. We try to implement that within the dressing room. We try to be humble, and we try to ensure whoever’s day it is, he makes sure the team wins the game. (On the first championship and how they can get there) Once we are in these close games, we have to finish them. Every two points matter. If we finish in the top two, we have that opportunity to play that one game and make the final.”

Rohit Sharma : “We knew it will be a difficult venue. We watched a lot of matches, and it’s not the easiest venues to play and make a lot of runs. We were well prepared and we knew what we had to do. I thought we didn’t bat well enough. We knew it wasn’t a 170-180 wicket, but we knew it was a 140 wicket. We just didn’t get the partnerships going. If your batters aren’t going to post runs on the board, it will be difficult to win games. I personally accept that. We’re not able to execute in the middle, which is particularly disappointing. We are not playing to our potential. Hopefully in the next two games, we play the way we are known for.”

Shreyas Iyer led the chase with the highest score of 33*.

DELHI CAPITALS HAVE BEATEN MUMBAI INDIANS BY 4 WICKETS!!!

19.1
Krunal Pandya to Ashwin, SIX,

Delhi Capitals need 4 runs in 6 balls.

DC ARE 126/6 AFTER 19 OVERS.

18.6
Boult to Ashwin, 1 run.
18.5
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
18.4
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs.
18.3
Boult to Ashwin, 1 run,
18.2
Boult to Ashwin, 2 runs,
18.1
Boult to Ashwin, no run

Delhi Capitals need 11 runs in 12 balls.

DC ARE 119/6 AFTER 18 OVERS.

17.6
Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR
17.5
Bumrah to Ashwin, 1 run.
17.4
Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run
17.3
Bumrah to Ashwin, 1 run.
17.2
Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, to third man
17.1
Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, no run

Delhi Capitals need 19 runs in 18 balls.

DC ARE 111/6 AFTER 17 OVERS.

16.6
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, dot ball.
16.5
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, dot ball.
16.4
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run,
16.3
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, FOUR
16.2
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, no runs.
16.1
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, 1 run, to deep mid-wicket

DC ARE 105/6 after 16 overs.

15.6
Boult to Ashwin, 1 run
15.5
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
15.4
Boult to Ashwin, 1 run.
15.3
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
15.2
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, no run.
15.2
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, wide
15.1
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, no run, on a good length and just outside off, Shreyas leans across defensively

DC ARE 100/6 AFTER 15 OVERS.

14.6
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
14.5
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, 1 run.
14.4
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
14.3
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, 1 run
14.2
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, 2 runs
14.1
Coulter-Nile to Ashwin, no run

DC ARE 94/6 AFTER 14 OVERS.

13.6
Bumrah to Ashwin, one. run
13.5
Bumrah to Ashwin, no run
13.4
Bumrah to Ashwin, no run
13.3
Bumrah to Ashwin, no run
13.2
Bumrah to Ashwin, no run
Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease
13.1
Bumrah to Hetmyer, out Caught by Rohit!

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!!

DC ARE 93/5 AFTER 13 OVERS.

12.6
Jayant Yadav to Hetmyer,1 run, 
12.5
Jayant Yadav to Hetmyer, FOUR
12.4
Jayant Yadav to Hetmyer, 2 runs, 
12.3
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, flighted around middle, driven down to long-on for a single
12.2
Jayant Yadav to Hetmyer, 1 run, Jayant drifts one on the pads, nudged behind square on the on-side for a single
12.1
Jayant Yadav to Hetmyer, FOUR

DC ARE 80/5 AFTER 12 OVERS.

11.6
Boult to Hetmyer, 1 run.
11.5
Boult to Hetmyer, 2 runs
11.4
Boult to Axar, LBW OUT!! Reviewed!! Axar is GONE!!!
11.3
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run
11.2
Boult to Axar, 1 run
11.1
Boult to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

DC ARE 74/4 AFTER 11 OVERS.

10.6
Pollard to Axar, FOUR
10.5
Pollard to Axar, no run.
10.4
Pollard to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
10.4
Pollard to Shreyas Iyer, Wide
10.3
Pollard to Axar, 1 run,
10.2
Pollard to Axar, no run
10.2
Pollard to Axar, wide, Pollard looks to bowl the slower ball, but slips it down leg, called as a wide
10.1
Pollard to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run, on a good length and at the stumps, driven down towards long-on for a single

DC ARE 65/4 AFTER 10 OVERS.

9.6
Krunal Pandya to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
9.5
Krunal Pandya to Axar, one run.
9.4
Krunal Pandya to Shreyas Iyer, one run
9.3
Krunal Pandya to Shreyas Iyer, no runs
9.2
Krunal Pandya to Axar, 1 run, to long-on
9.1
Krunal Pandya to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

DC ARE 60/4 AFTER 9 OVERS.

8.6
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
8.5
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, dot ball.
8.4
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, dot ball.
8.4
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, wide
8.3
Jayant Yadav to Axar, 1 run,

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!!

8.2
Jayant Yadav to Pant, out Caught by Hardik Pandya!!
8.1
Jayant Yadav to Pant, 2 runs,

DC ARE 55/3 AFTER 8 OVERS.

7.6
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no run.
7.5
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
7.4
Coulter-Nile to Pant, 1 run.
7.3
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no runs.
7.2
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no runs
7.1
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

DC ARE 51/3 AFTER 7 OVERS.

6.6
Jayant Yadav to Pant, no run
6.5
Jayant Yadav to Pant, no runs
6.4
Jayant Yadav to Pant, 2 runs
6.3
Jayant Yadav to Pant, no run
6.2
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run.
6.1
Jayant Yadav to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs

END OF THE POWERPLAY!!!

DC ARE 46/3 AFTER 6 OVERS.

5.6
Bumrah to Pant, FOUR
5.5
Bumrah to Pant, no run.
5.4
Bumrah to Pant, FOUR
5.3
Bumrah to Pant, 2 runs.
5.2
Bumrah to Pant, no run
5.1
Bumrah to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

DC ARE 35/3 AFTER 5 OVERS.

4.6
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no run.
4.5
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no run.
4.4
Coulter-Nile to Pant, FOUR
4.3
Coulter-Nile to Pant, no run
4.2
Coulter-Nile to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run
4.1
Coulter-Nile to Smith, BOWLED!!!

DC ARE 30/2 AFTER 4 OVERS.

3.6
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run
3.5
Bumrah to Smith, no run
3.4
Bumrah to Smith, SIX
3.3
Bumrah to Pant, 1 run
3.2
Bumrah to Smith, 1 run, to backward square leg
3.1
Bumrah to Smith, no run, angling in from around off, Smith hangs back and guides it to point

DC ARE 21/2 AFTER 3 OVERS.

2.6
Krunal Pandya to Pant, SIX, to deep mid-wicket
2.5
Krunal Pandya to Pant, no run, 

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2.3
Krunal Pandya to Prithvi Shaw, no run, LBW REVIEW!! OUT!!!
2.2
Krunal Pandya to Smith, 1 run
2.1
Krunal Pandya to Smith, no run

DC ARE 14/1 AFTER 2 OVERS.

1.6
Jayant Yadav to Dhawan, RUN OUT!!!
1.5
Jayant Yadav to Dhawan, dot ball.
1.4
Jayant Yadav to Dhawan, dot ball.
1.3
Jayant Yadav to Dhawan, SIX
1.2
Jayant Yadav to Prithvi Shaw, 1 run, to deep square leg
1.1
Jayant Yadav to Dhawan, 1 run

DC ARE 6/1 AFTER 1 OVERS.

0.6
Boult to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR
0.5
Boult to Prithvi Shaw, no run, shortish and wide, Shaw tries to force the back foot cut but ends up getting a bottom edge onto the track
0.4
Boult to Dhawan, 1 run,
0.3
Boult to Dhawan, no run, full and just outside off, Dhawan push-drives well but straight to point
0.2
Boult to Prithvi Shaw, 1 run, strays on the pads and Shaw flicks merrily behind square on the leg-side. Krunal covers good ground from deep square leg and keeps the batters to just a single
0.1
Boult to Prithvi Shaw, no run, short of a length around off, hint of inward movement and Shaw stands tall to defend down the track


Prithvi Shaw and Dhawan are at the crease. Prithvi Shaw is on strike. Boult will open the attack.

We will be back soon!!

Anrich Nortje: “I think we realised we had to adjust as quickly as possible to the slowness of the pitch. Avesh was superb with his variations. Most of the variations depend on the conditions and the situation. You still have to try and hit the top of off as much as possible. (On the Pollard dismissal) It was just a slower one, trying to get him to hit into the bigger side. I didn’t expect it to go on to the stumps. Avesh has been impressive. He’s been improving in each game. I don’t know if he can bowl any better than this. How we play the middle overs will be critical, but the start will be crucial. If we get a good start, it will give us the necessary momentum.”

Axar and Avesh took 3 wickets each.
Lone warrior: Suryakumar Yadav scored the highest score of 33 for Mumbai Indians.

MUMBAI INDIANS FINISH WITH 129/8 AFTER 20 OVERS.

19.6
Ashwin to Krunal Pandya, SIX!!!
LAST BALL OF THE INNINGS!!
19.5
Ashwin to Krunal Pandya, no run.
19.4
Ashwin to Krunal Pandya, no run.
19.3
Ashwin to Bumrah, 1 run,
19.2
Ashwin to Jayant Yadav, out Caught by Smith!!
19.1
Ashwin to Jayant Yadav, SIX,

LAST OVER OF THE INNINGS!!!

MI ARE 116/7 AFTER 19 OVERS.

18.6
Avesh Khan to Jayant Yadav, 1 run
18.5
Avesh Khan to Jayant Yadav, FOUR,
18.4
Avesh Khan to Coulter-Nile, BOWLED!!
18.3
Avesh Khan to Krunal Pandya, 1 run,
18.2
Avesh Khan to Coulter-Nile, 1 run
18.1
Avesh Khan to Hardik Pandya, out Bowled!!

MI ARE 109/5 AFTER 18 OVERS.

17.6
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, dot ball.
17.5
Nortje to Hardik Pandya, 1 run
17.4
Nortje to Hardik Pandya, no run.
17.3
Nortje to Hardik Pandya, FOUR
17.2
Nortje to Hardik Pandya, dot ball.
17.1
Nortje to Hardik Pandya, FOUR,

MI ARE 100/5 AFTER 17 OVERS.

16.6
Rabada to Hardik Pandya, 1 run
16.5
Rabada to Krunal Pandya, 1 run
16.4
Rabada to Krunal Pandya, FOUR!!
16.3
Rabada to Hardik Pandya, 1 run,
16.2
Rabada to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs.
16.1
Rabada to Krunal Pandya, one run
NO BALL, FREE HIT!!
16.1
Rabada to Hardik Pandya, 1 run,

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!!

MI ARE 88/5 AFTER 16 OVERS.

15.6
Avesh Khan to Krunal Pandya, no run
15.5
Avesh Khan to Krunal Pandya, no run.
15.4
Avesh Khan to Hardik Pandya, 1 run
15.3
Avesh Khan to Hardik Pandya, no run
15.2
Avesh Khan to Hardik Pandya, no run, back of a length outside off,
15.1
Avesh Khan to Hardik Pandya, no run, quicker one down the leg side

A WICKET MAIDEN BY NORTJE!!!


MI ARE 87/5 AFTER 15 OVERS.

14.6
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, no run.
14.5
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, no run
14.4
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, no run
14.3
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, no run, 108.7kph, another slower one by Nortje. Krunal Pandya checks his drive and almost chips it back to Nortje.
14.2
Nortje to Krunal Pandya, no run, played towards mid-off by Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease
14.1
Nortje to Pollard, out Bowled!!
Nortje to Pollard, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

MI ARE 87/4 AFTER 14 OVERS.

13.6
Ashwin to Hardik Pandya, dot ball
13.5
Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run.
13.5
Ashwin to Pollard, wide
13.4
Ashwin to Hardik Pandya, 1 run
13.3
Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run
13.2
Ashwin to Hardik Pandya, 1 run
13.1
Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run
13.1
Ashwin to Pollard, wide

MI ARE 80/4 AFTER 14 OVERS.

12.6
Axar to Hardik Pandya, dot ball.
12.5
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, out Caught by Pant!!
12.4
Axar to Pollard, 1 run
12.3
Axar to Pollard, no run
12.2
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, doesn’t allow the batsman to get under this. Fires it on a yorker length as Saurabh Tiwary squeezes it through mid-wicket with a gentle nudge
12.2
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, wide, fired down the leg side by Axar and that’s an easy call for the umpire
12.1
Axar to Pollard, 1 run, touch shorter and Pollard eases it down the pitch to long-on for a single

11.6
Rabada to Pollard, 1 run.
11.6
Rabada to Pollard, Wide.
11.5
Rabada to Pollard, no run.
11.4
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, to mid-wicket
11.3
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, no run
11.2
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, no run, back of a length around off, Saurabh Tiwary stands tall and defends it
11.1
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, no run, short of a length outside off, angled away from the batsman who scythes this to point

MI ARE 73/3 AFTER 11 OVERS.

10.6
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, to mid-wicket
10.5
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, FOUR, darted on middle, right into the slot and Saurabh Tiwary lofts it cleanly. Sweet timing as the ball almost goes the distance
10.4
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, no run, full and quick outside off, skids along the deck as Saurabh Tiwary swings and misses
Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease
10.3
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, out Caught by Rabada!!
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
10.2
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, a lot slower through the air and Saurabh Tiwary has flicked it through mid-wicket for a single
10.1
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, yorker

MI ARE 66/2 AFTER 10 OVERS

9.6
Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
9.5
Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, six runs.
9.4
Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, no runs.
9.3
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, one run.
9.2
Rabada to Saurabh Tiwary, no run
9.1
Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run

STRATEGIC TIME OUT ANNOUNCED!!!

MI ARE 57/2 AFTER 9 OVERS.

8.6
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
8.5
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run
8.4
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
8.3
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run
8.2
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run,
8.1
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, no run

MI ARE 52/2 AFTER 8 OVERS.

7.6
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
7.5
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR
7.4
Ashwin to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run,
7.3
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, to mid-wicket
7.2
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR, sees the flight and pounces! Gets on his knee, and launches into the slog-sweep, nearly gets it for six but it lands inches short of the cow corner rope!
7.1
Ashwin to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, fired in flat on a good length, middle-stump line, and that’s worked away off the backfoot towards deep midwicket for one

MI ARE 40/2 AFTER 7 OVERS.

6.6
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, onto the boots, and that’s clipped away towards deep midwicket for one
6.5
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, angling in towards off-stump, rather full, and that’s driven inside out towards long-off for one
6.4
Axar to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, zips through outside off, Suryakumar Yadav chops this off the under-edge towards backward point
6.3
Axar to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run,
6.2
Axar to de Kock, out Caught by Nortje!!
6.1
Axar to de Kock, 2 runs, to mid-wicket

END OF THE POWERPLAY!!!

MI ARE 35/1 AFTER 6 OVERS.

5.6
Nortje to de Kock, 1 run.
5.5
Nortje to de Kock, no run.
5.4
Nortje to de Kock, no run
5.3
Nortje to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
5.2
Nortje to de Kock, 1 run.
5.1
Nortje to de Kock, no run

MI ARE 32/1 AFTER 5 OVERS.

4.6
Rabada to Suryakumar Yadav, dot ball.
4.5
Rabada to de Kock, 1 run
4.4
Rabada to de Kock, no runs.
4.3
Rabada to de Kock, 2 runs
4.2
Rabada to de Kock, no run
4.1
Rabada to de Kock, SIX, to fine leg

MI ARE 23/1 AFTER 4 OVERS.

3.6
Avesh Khan to de Kock, 1 run.
3.5
Avesh Khan to de Kock, no run
3.4
Avesh Khan to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run
3.3
Avesh Khan to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, short of length and wide, Suryakumar Yadav hangs back and punches this towards cover point, but can’t clear the infield
3.2
Avesh Khan to Suryakumar Yadav, no run, back of a length ball just outside off, Suryakumar Yadav taps it on the had off the backfoot and it just about leaves the perimeter of the pitch on the off-side
3.1
Avesh Khan to Suryakumar Yadav, no run,

MI ARE 21/1 AFTER 3 OVERS.

2.6
Ashwin to de Kock, no run
2.5
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run,
2.4
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX, to deep square leg
2.3
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, no run
2.2
Ashwin to de Kock, 1 run, to long-off
2.1
Ashwin to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run,

MI ARE 12/1 AFTER 2 OVERS

1.6
Avesh to Quinton De Kock, FOUR!!
1.5
Avesh Khan to Rohit, out Caught by Rabada!!
Avesh Khan to Rohit, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
1.4
Avesh Khan to Rohit, no run, seams sharply back in from a short of length spot, tight line, Rohit is cramped for room, hopping up, and gets a thick inside edge off the shoulder of the bat onto the thighs
1.4
Avesh Khan to Rohit, wide, short and wide, a little too wide, Rohit has a footless flash at the cut/slap through point but it bounces over the top-edge. Wide called.
1.3
Avesh Khan to Rohit, no run, short ball outside off, Rohit sets up for the pull but realizes it’s too wide outside off to drag it into the on-side, and allows it to go through to the keeper
1.2
Avesh Khan to Rohit, no run, back of a length ball that doesn’t really take off and bounce truly, a hop and a tuck towards short midwicket
1.1
Avesh Khan to Rohit, no run, fuller length ball on off-stump, Rohit whip-drives it back past the bowler’s left hand towards mid-off. Caught and bowled chance? Close, but can’t quite be called a chance…

MI ARE 7/0 AFTER 1 OVERS.

0.6
Nortje to de Kock, no run, back of a length ball just outside off, de Kock stays on the backfoot and taps it on the head defensively towards backward point
0.5
Nortje to Rohit, 1 run, full and angling in towards middle and leg, 145.9kmph, Rohit has a go at a loft but miscues it off the inside half, and gets it away to deep square leg for a single
0.4
Nortje to Rohit, 2 runs, onto the hip from a back of a length spot, worked away off the backfoot towards deep square leg for a couple
0.3
Nortje to Rohit, no run, fuller length ball on middle, Rohit works it away towards the man at midwicket.
0.2
Nortje to Rohit, no run, banged in on a back of a length at a fiery pace of 147kmph, Rohit gets onto the backfoot and defends under his eyes
0.1
Nortje to Rohit, FOUR, terrific start from Sharma! Gets a fast half-volley on the pads, 142.3kmph, and that’s clipped casually off the legs to the deep mid-wicket boundary for four

Teams:

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

Rohit Sharma | Mumbai Indians captain: I was in two minds about batting and bowling. Teams have lost batting first and chasing, so it doesn’t matter, we have to play good cricket and put runs on the board. Our bowling is amazing and has restricted oppositions so we just have to bat well and get a par score. We know where we stand on the table but we have to focus on what we have in hand, and on the particular occasion. We have a good squad and have to perform collectively. Jayant Yadav comes into the team in place of Rahul Chahar.

Rishabh Pant | Delhi Capitals Captain: We’re going to bowl first. When we played the last time, it felt like a better option to chase here. DC will take one match at a time, and even though we qualified, we will take one at a time. Lalit Yadav is out and Prithvi comes in.

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