MI vs DC Live Score IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bowl

IPL 2021 MI vs DC Live Updates: Delhi are second with 16 points from 11 game

MI vs DC Live Score Updates: Delhi Capitals look to bounce back after a blip in the last match, while a struggling Mumbai Indians unit hope to hold on to their new-found momentum in the first of Saturday’s Indian Premier League double headers. Lying second with 16 points from 11 games, the target for the last season’s runners-up Delhi would be to finish in top-two, which will give them two shots at reaching the final. For a team that looked at ease all along, it was Delhi’s first defeat in the UAE leg — and three from 11 matches this season. Mumbai, on the other hand, would look to stay in the race after securing their first win from four matches in the second phase of IPL.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

MI vs DC Live Score IPL 2021

Game begins. Nortje to Rohit. Clipped off the pads for four. More runs off the pads.

MI 7/0 after 1

Rohit Sharma: I was in two minds about batting and bowling. Teams have lost batting first and chasing, so it doesn’t matter, we have to play good cricket and put runs on the board. Our bowling is amazing and has restricted oppositions so we just have to bat well and get a par score. We know where we stand on the table but we have to focus on what we have in hand, and on the particular occasion. We have a good squad and have to perform collectively. Jayant Yadav comes into the team in place of Rahul Chahar

Mumbai Indians Playing XI: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

Rishabh Pant: We’re going to bowl first. When we played the last time, it felt like a better option to chase here. DC will take one match at a time, and even though we qualified, we will take one at a time. Lalit Yadav is out and Prithvi comes in

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

Delhi Capitals’s Rishabh Pant wins toss. Opt to bowl first against Mumbai Indians, who look to stay in the race.

Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in the first IPL match on Saturday.  After last night’s match, Punjab’s win ensured a play-off berth for Delhi Capitals, who become the second team to qualify after Chennai Super Kings. Punjab moved to fifth in the table with 10 points while KKR stayed in fourth with same number of points. 

Delhi struggled to get going against KKR bowlers who made full use of the slow surface after opting to bowl. That none in the star-studded Rishabh Pant-led Delhi batting lineup managed to get a six in their stipulated 20 overs, highlighted how difficult stroke-making was. Delhi managed just 127/9 as the mystery spin duo of Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer tightened the noose. It was only Steve Smith (39 off 34 balls), who replaced an injured Prithvi Shaw, and Pant (39 off 36 balls), who got some runs while their lower middle-order managed only 13 runs. The outing was however an aberration for the Delhi batsmen who have done well so far and they would hope that Shaw is fit and back in the playing XI. Their seam-bowling all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (hamstring) may take longer to be back. With the sluggish conditions on offer, DC’s spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Lalit Yadav would look to make inroads.

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