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Mumbai Indians (MI) beat the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 5 wickets. The DC team won the toss, but unfortunately, chose to bat first and lost out to the MI team. Between the third game and the final, the team realized that their best was when they batted first. Therefore, in the IPL2020 final the DC team did just that. The MI team proved to be excessively good for the second-best team of the IPL tournament.
The Mumbai Indians team sealed the fifth IPL title
Before the start of the final, MI had made a big play for the title. Jayant Yadav, the off-spinner, was drafted in only the second game of this tournament. This was for countering the left-hand hitters of the DC team.
Trent Boult managed to take out the superhero of the DC team, Marcus Stoinis. This was before Jayant took over. The DC team finished off with 156 despite Rishabh Pant making his first fifty in this IPL2020.
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock managed to kill off the chase in the powerplay.
Capital Boys Strike
The start was perfect for the MI team. They wanted Boult to take early wickets, which he did in the very first ball. He got Stoinis with an inward movement and an extra bounce.
- In the fourth over, the MI team seemed to have struck gold. Shikhar Dhawan had 2 options against Jayant, one was to let Shreyas Iyer, the right-handed batsman, take on Jayant, and the other one was, use the field restrictions himself. He tried for the big sweep and exposed his stumps. This got him bowled. In 3.3 overs, the DC team was 22 runs for 3 wickets down.
MI team finishes off well
Coulter-Nile was under pressure as the 3rd seamer and picked twice over a short fine. The first one managed to bring Pant the fifty. Probably, Pant did not notice the fine leg go back. He helped along with a bouncer later in the over. The deep fine leg took an easy catch.
Jayant bowled an impressive 16th over and helped the MI team to tighten the screws. He turned two past the outside edge of Hetmeyer. He came out to take Hetmeyer with a bouncer considered slow. The 19th over was bowled by Bumrah sans any boundary. Iyer did not get any power into the shots he played. He managed to score only 28 runs off the next 22 balls. He spent almost 9 balls in the 40’s and took only 5 runs off the six deliveries of Jayant. The last six over’s brought 48 for 4, this was the time the DC team should have done real business.
Rohit until end
Though Rohit was not slow with 23 runs off 14 balls, there was some period of lull. Soon, Rohit dashed the hopes of the DC team with 2 sixes down the ground. With continuous boundaries, he made sure that the asking rate did not rise. By the time Rohit was out, the team needed just 20 runs off 22 balls and this was not difficult.