IPL 22, Mumbai Indians vs Delhi capitals, Live updates :
Delhi’s playoff journey in IPL22 ended as Mumbai Indians crushed their dream by winning the final clash between them.
It was already known to everyone that this match will decide which team will enter the playoffs between RCB and DC. In a breathtaking match between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians, at the Wankhede Stadium, MI won the match, and the way for RCB to the playoff. Gujarat Titans, Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow SuperGiants have cemented the top three spots already.
DC got nobody but themselves to blame. In a must-win match, Rishabh Pant’s team needed to defeat struggling Mumbai Indians to secure a place in the final four. However, some fielding and bowling errors meant DC failed to cross the line and MI ended up winning. Notably, Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket triumph also meant Royal Challengers Bangalore will now advance to the playoffs.
MI won the toss, and decided to bowl first.
DC didn’t get a good start. Lost their both openers very early. The repair work was then done by skipper Rishabh Pant (39) and Rovman Powell (43). MIbs bowlers did a good job and restricted delhi in 159/7.
Meanwhile, MI didn’t get a desirable start either. Rohit Sharma played another disappointing knock as he got out very early.
While Kishan was dismissed for 48, Brevis made 37 off 33 balls.
But MI’s Tim Devid played a destructive knock. He made the Capitals pay for giving him a lifeline earlier in the innings. David cleared the ropes for fun and scored 34 off just 11 deliveries. Varma, on the other hand, scored 21 as MI crossed the line in 19.1 overs, clinching the contest by five wickets.