Three no-balls in two overs and Delhi Capitals chased 138 runs with five balls to spare. Shimron Hetmyer and Lalit Yadav finished for the Capitals.

Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant couldn’t get through the middle overs as Mumbai took quick wickets. Smith fell to Pollard and Shaw was dismissed early in the innings. 138 was simply, too low a target for the five-timw champions to defend.

In the first innings, Amit Mishra took four wickets as the Delhi Capitals restricted the Mumbai Indians to a below-par total of 137/9. Mishra clean bowled Ishan Kishan after dismissing Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard. Avesh Khan also took two wickets. Meanwhile, Rohit top-scored for Mumbai with a 30-ball 44-run knock.  


After Dhawan was dismissed by Chahar, Bumrah took Pant’s wicket. Delhi Capitals: 116/4 after 17 overs

9.2: Pollard to Smith, out Lbw!! Pollard breaks the partnership. Finds Smith in front of the wicket Smith lbw b Pollard 33(29)

Powerplay: Delhi Capitals reach 39/1 in six overs

1.3: Jayant Yadav to Prithvi Shaw, out Caught&Bowled!! Prithvi Shaw c and b Jayant Yadav 7(5) [4s-1] Delhi Capitals – 16/1 after 2 overs

Dhawan and Shaw come out to bat. 138 to win

19.4: Avesh Khan gets his second wicket of the game, dismissing Rahul Chahar. Mumbai Indians: 135/9. 

17.3: Its Mishra again, dismissing Ishan Kishan. Was bowled wide on the crease, which Kishan plays onto his stumps. Mumbai Indians: 123/7

11.5: Mishra strikes again, trapping Pollard plumb on the crease for an easy LBW decision. Gets his man with a quicker googly, which is misread by Pollard. Mumbai Indians: 84/6

10.4: Lalit Yadav to Krunal Pandya, out Bowled!! The under-cutting arm-ball gets Krunal. Mumbai in trouble. Krunal Pandya b Lalit Yadav 1(5) Mumbai Indians 82/5 after 11 overs

8.6: Mishra to Hardik Pandya, out Caught by Smith!! Two wickets in three balls for Mishra! Hardik Pandya wants to set the stage on fire straightaway, ends up holing out. Hardik Pandya c Smith b Mishra 0(1) Mumbai Indians- 77/4

8.4: Mishra to Rohit, out Caught by Smith!! Gone! Big wicket for Delhi Capitals. A tossed up wide of off delivery does the job. Rohit c Smith b Mishra 44(30) [4s-3 6s-3] Mumbai Indians – 76/3

6.6: Avesh Khan to Suryakumar Yadav, out Caught by Pant!! A skiddy length ball around the fifth stump channel, Suryakumar Yadav stays in his crease to run it down to third man Suryakumar Yadav c Pant b Avesh Khan 24(15) [4s-4] Mumbai Indians – 67/2 after 7 overs

Powerplay: Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav play freely as Mumbai Indians score 55/1 after 6 overs

2.1: OUT! Bringing Stoinis early on pays well for Delhi.  A 129.7 kmph cutter from a short of length, goes across de Kock c Pant b Stoinis 1(4) Mumbai Indians – 9/1

Sharma called in an extra spinner – Jayant Yadav – in place of Adam Milne. Delhi will see Shimron Hetmyer play his first match in the 2021 season.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult  

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steve Smith, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Lalit Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Avesh Khan

Delhi and Mumbai play for the first time after the former’s 2020 Finals loss against Rohit Sharma and company. While the Mumbai bowlers have bossed the Chepauk pitch, Delhi play their first game at Chepauk this season. A slow pitch, with assistance to spin is expected to see a close contest between the star-studded teams.