Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
End of Innings: MI posts 200/5 after 20 overs.
What an onslaught it has been in the last five overs as Ishan Kishan hits an unbeaten fifty, Hardik Pandya smacks an unbeaten 14-ball 37 and Delhi has a mammoth run chase in front of them. A 23-ball 60 run partnership from Ishan and Hardik and Mumbai has one foot in the final.
MI 180/5 after 19 overs: Hardik Pandya smokes Rabada for two huge sixes, bringing his bottom-hand into play and then Ishan Kishan finds a boundary as Mumbai has reached a total that its bowlers can play with.
MI 162/5 after 18 overs: Hardik Pandya tees off with a maximum and then Ishan Kishan joins him as Daniel Sams leaks 17 runs to finish with expensive figures of 4-0-44-0.
MI 145/5 after 17 overs: Marcus Stoinis strikes and he removes Krunal Pandya, who did play a little cameo with a 10-ball 13, which means brother Hardik joins Ishan as Mumbai gears for a late assault.
MI 140/4 after 16 overs: Ishan Kishan and Krunal Pandya take Nortje to the cleaners and this is such clean hitting. Both batsmen have decided to attack and this move is paying rich dividends.
MI 122/4 after 15 overs: Ishan Kishan has decided to tee off and he hammers Rabada for a boundary to the deep mid-wicket and then smokes the fast bowler with a brilliant pull over the deep square leg boundary for a maximum as the ball lands on the roof!
MI 108/4 after 14 overs: Time-out! Daniel Sams bowls an excellent over as he gives just five from his third over and Delhi back in business after a brief onslaught from De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav.
MI 103/4 after 13 overs: R Ashwin delivers on the big night as he removes the dangerous Kieron Pollard and Delhi fighting back with wickets. Ashwin finishes with excellent figures 4-0-29-3
MI 100/3 after 12 overs: Anrich Nortje strikes to remove Suryakumar Yadav who departs for a well-made 51 off 38 deliveries. Kieron Pollard surives a hue LBW appeal as Nortje pins him with a yorker but Delhi don’t have a review.
MI 96/2 after 11 overs: Excellent from Rabada as he gives just three runs from his second over. Suryakumar three away from his half-century.
MI 93/2 after 10 overs: Tight over from Axar Patel as he gives just seven, considering how Mumbai is going in full throttle. Delhi needs wickets.
MI 86/2 after 9 overs: Suryakumar Yadav is in some mood today as he is picking a boundary every over and this time he pulls Daniel Sams through the backward square leg for a boundary.
MI 79/2 after 8 overs: There’s the breakthrough and it’s Ashwin again as he removes the well-set De Kock, who was taking the game away from Delhi. Slow through the air, De Kock steps out with an intention to go bog but miscues it as Dhawan takes an easy catch.
MI 71/1 after 7 overs: Delhi take a review and De Kock survives. Suryakumar, meanwhile, pockets yet another boundary wih a cut to the third man boundary. Runs coming thick and fast for Mumbai on a belter of a track.
MI 63/1 after 6 overs: Mumbai off to a great start and this is exactly what they would have wanted. Suryakumar has got into his rhythm as he first lofts Ashwin over long-off for a maximum and then bisects the gap between point and extra cover to end the Powerplay in a boundary.
MI 52/1 after 5 overs: The fifty is up for Mumbai and Suryakumar gets into the attack as he smacks Nortje for two back to back boundaries – one to cow corner and the next through the mid-wicket. There was an appeal for a caught behind but Delhi decide against the review.
MI 43/1 after 4 overs: The first maximum of the night and De Kock with beautiful use of his feet lofts Acar over long-on. De Kock is on a mission here and Delhi needs to arrest the run-flow.
MI 31/1 after 3 overs: De Kock is motoring on nicely and has given Mumbai a flying start despite the fall of Rohit Sharma. Suryakumar Yadav has opened his account.
MI 22/1 after 2 overs: R Ashwin strikes and he nullifies the good start provided by De Kock by dismissing Rohit Sharma for a first-ball duck. De Kock however, continues to score at will as he drives Ashwin through the covers.
MI 15/0 after 1 over: Quinton de Kock begins in style as he smacks Daniel Sams for 15 runs in the opening over. De Kock starts with a boundary, pockets a couple, plays a dot, then smacks two consecutive boundaries and then takes a single to retain strike. Rohit is yet to get on strike.
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The fireworks go up and the Delhi side makes its way to the middle and it will be Rohit Sharma along with Quinton de Kock who will open for Mumbai. It will be Daniel Sams with the new ball.
Alright, we are set for the first Qualifier between Mumbai and Delhi… The equation is simple – the winner books a spot in the IPL 2020 final and the loser will get another chance as it will play against the winner of the Eliminator.
Delhi Capitals wins toss, opts to bowl first against Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Changes: Delhi – Unchanged | Mumbai – Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Hardik Pandya are back in place of James Pattinson, Dhawal Kulkarni and Saurabh Tiwary.
Pitch report: The surface looks fantastic. Got a little bit of grass on it which should offer a little bit of pace and bounce. It actually aids the batting side as well and later in the night when dew starts to form then it will aid the batting side as well. 20 of the last 26 games have been won by the team batting second. Sides batting first are tentative and that’s the biggest issue. 160 is the average score here and anything over 180-185 you are in the game – Simon Doull and Pommie Mbangwa.
Toss in 15 minutes
Head-to-head: (26 matches – MI 14| DC 12)
The two teams have faced each other 26 times in the IPL so far, and MI has dominated the fixture by winning it 14 times, as opposed to DC’s 12 wins.
Last IPL meeting:
MI (111/1 in 14.2 overs) beat DC (110/9 in 20 overs) by 9 wickets.
In their reverse league stage fixture of this edition, the sides locked horns in Dubai on October 31, Saturday. It was a one-sided affair as Mumbai trumped Delhi by a convincing nine-wicket win. Bowling first, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah ran through DC’s batting line-up with a three-wicket haul each. In response, youngster Ishan Kishan smashed a 47-ball 72 to see his team over the line.
HEAD-TO-HEAD guide | Here’s how Mumbai and Delhi have done in the playoffs over the years and how they match up against each other.
Top performers so far-MI :
|Quinton de Kock (443)||Jasprit Bumrah (23)|
|Ishan Kishan (428)||Trent Boult (20)|
|Suryakumar Yadav (410)||Rahul Chahar (15)|
Defending champion Mumbai Indians may have been thrashed by 10 wickets by Sunrisers Hyderabad, but going into Thursday’s first qualifier against Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium, it is the firm favourite.
For MI, Tuesday’s game was a dead-rubber, having already sealed top spot. It used the opportunity to rest three of its best players in Jasprit Bumrah (23 wickets), Trent Boult (20 wickets) and Hardik Pandya, a luxury most teams cannot afford. That’s how much of a well-oiled machine MI is.
If anything, the match against SRH can be considered a positive, for skipper Rohit Sharma emerged unscathed after his return from a hamstring injury.
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|November 5, Thursday||Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Dubai|
|November 6, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 8, Sunday||Qualifier 2 – Winner of Eliminator vs Loser of Qualifier 1||7:30 PM||Abu Dhabi|
|November 10, Tuesday||Final||7:30 PM||Dubai|
IPL 2020 Points Table Today
|Mumbai Indians (Q)||12||8||4||16||+1.186|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||12||7||5||14||+0.048|
|Kings XI Punjab||13||6||7||12||-0.133|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||13||6||7||12||-0.467|
|Chennai Super Kings (X)||13||5||8||10||-0.532|
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals
Dubai International Stadium, 7.30pm onwards
Delhi Capitals Squad: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Harshal Patel, Shimron Hetmyer, Mohit Sharma, Alex Carey, Avesh Khan, Praveen Dubey, Sandeep Lamichhane, Keemo Paul, Tushar Deshpande, Lalit Yadav
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Mitchell McClenaghan, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Sherfane Rutherford, Digvijay Deshmukh, Prince Balwant Rai, Nathan Coulter-Nile
When and Where To Watch Qualifier 1 IPL 2020 – MUMBAI INDIANS vs DELHI CAPITALS LIVE?
The Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 match Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. Live streaming will also be available on the Hotstar app.