Ishan Kishan scored a superb unbeaten 72, as Mumbai Indians thumped the Delhi Capitals by 9 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Stadium.
MI rested all rounder Hardik Pandya, James Pattinson and included Jayant Yadav and Nathan Coulter-Nile, while DC brought in Prithvi Shaw, Harshal Patel and Praveen Dubey in place of Ajinkya Rahane, Tushar Deshpande and Axar Patel.
After being sent in by Pollard’s men, Delhi started disastrously by losing Shikhar Dhawan and Shaw to Trent Boult.
The duo of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant resurrected the innings with a 35 run stand for the third wicket, before the former was stumped by Quinton De Kock off Rahul Chahar for 25.
Jasprit Bumrah wrecked Delhi’s middle order by claiming wickets of Marcus Stoinis, Rishabh Pant and Harshal Patel.
Wickets fell at regular intervals as Capitals failed to get any kind of real momentum going and eventually ended up with an under par score of 110 for nine at the end of 20 overs.
Trent Boult and Bumrah claimed 3 wickets each.
Chasing 111 to win, Mumbai’s opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan made a brilliant start by adding 68 runs for the opening wicket, before the former fell to Anrich Nortje for 28.
Kishan along with Suryakumar Yadav made light work of the target, as MI won comprehensively with 5.4 overs to spare.
Ishan Kishan was declared the Man of the Match.