IPL 2023: Mumbai Won By Six Wickets; Rohit Sharma’s Powerful Half-Century

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Delhi, 11th April 2023: Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Delhi Capitals (DC) by six wickets to get their first win in the 16th match of the season at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Mumbai won the toss and elected to bowl first to which Delhi had set a challenge of 173 runs for victory against Mumbai. Mumbai won the match with the loss of four wickets by taking two runs off the last ball.


Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got off to an aggressive start while chasing Delhi Capitals’ 173-run challenge. They started scoring at an average of around ten runs per over in the power play. Both of them secured 68 runs in the power play itself. But the aggressive Ishan Kishan was run out after scoring 31 runs off 26 balls. Mumbai got their first shock on 71 runs.


After Ishan Kishan’s dismissal, Rohit Sharma completed his half-century. To support him, left-hander Tilak Varma was promoted and sent to bat at number three. Both of them crossed the mark of 100 runs in the 12th over.


Meanwhile, the pair scored an unbeaten half-century to bring the match to 50 runs in 30 balls. In the last five overs, Tilak Varma changed gears as he hit Mukesh Kumar’s over for a four, a six, and a six off the first three balls. But in the same over, Tilak Varma was dismissed for 41 runs off 29 balls on the fifth ball. Later Suryakumar Yadav also came and returned to the pavilion. He was chased back for zero by Mukesh Kumar on the very first ball.


After Suryakumar’s dismissal, all the responsibility was on Rohit Sharma to give Mumbai a win. But he too got out at a strategic moment after scoring 65 off 45 balls. After this, Cameron Green and Tim David took the match to the last over. Now Mumbai needed 11 runs off seven balls to win in the last over. Tim David hit a six on Mustafizur Rahman’s ball to bring the match to five runs in six balls.


Meanwhile, Anrich Nortje brought the match to four runs in three balls. With Tim David taking one run, Mumbai now needed three runs from two balls to win. Green scored a run and now David was on strike. He scored two runs and won the match for Mumbai.


Earlier, Mumbai had reduced Delhi Capitals to 98 for five wickets. But Akshar Patel scored 54 runs in 25 balls to bring Delhi back on track. Mumbai’s Jason Behrendorff made Delhi’s situation worse in the 19th over when it seemed that Delhi would build a big score. Finally, Delhi’s innings ended with 172 runs. Behrendorff took three wickets for one run in his third and team’s 19th over. Piyush Chawla also blew Delhi’s middle order by taking three wickets. Delhi captain David Warner scored a slow knock of 51 runs off 47 balls