Delhi Capitals have secured 2 points in their very first match of IPL 2022 by defeating Mumbai Indians who won the IPL trophy 5 times. This IPL season too, Mumbai Indians have maintained the tradition of losing their first match in a row in the last 10 seasons by losing their opening match.
Delhi defeated Mumbai by 4 wickets in the match played between Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians at Mumbai’s Brabourne Stadium on March 27 at 3.30 pm. Delhi won the toss and decided to bowl first. Captain Rohit Sharma and wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan, who came to open for Mumbai, shared a partnership of 67 runs and due to Ishan Kishan’s unbeaten 81, Mumbai Indians gave a target of 178 runs to Delhi Capitals at the loss of 5 wickets.
In this match of MI vs DC, Kuldeep Yadav, who was the player of the match, took 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians for just 18 runs. Kuldeep Yadav played a key role in ensuring the Delhi Capitals victory by taking important wickets like Rohit Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh and Kieron Pollard.
Chasing the target, it seemed difficult for Delhi to score 177 in front of Mumbai Indians when Murugan Ashwin dismissed Tim Seifert and Mandeep Singh in the same over and in the very next over Tymal Mills dismissed Rishabh Pant. But Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel’s unbeaten knocks of 48 and 38 respectively eased DC’s road to victory.
Delhi Capitals’ Mandeep Singh and Rovman Powell were out for zero and Rishabh Pant got out for just 1 run. But brilliant batting from all-rounders Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel, in which Lalit Yadav scored 48 runs in 38 balls, while Patel scored 38 runs in 17 balls, chasing the target in 18.3 overs and won. Mumbai Indians bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Daniel Sams helped Delhi Capitals win by conceding 43 and 57 runs respectively.
IPL 2022 Match 2 MI vs DC Scorecard:
|Rohit Sharma (c)||41(32)||4||2||128.12|
|c Rovman Powell b Kuldeep Yadav|
|Ishan Kishan (wk)||81(48)||11||2||168.75|
|c Lalit Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav|
|c Prithvi Shaw b Khaleel Ahmed|
|c Seifert b Kuldeep Yadav|
c Mandeep b Khaleel Ahmed
|c Ishan Kishan b Basil Thampi|
|b M Ashwin|
|c Tilak Varma b M Ashwin|
|Rishabh Pant (c)||1(2)||0||0||50.00|
|c Tim David b Tymal Mill|
|c Daniel Sams b Basil Thampi|
|c Rohit b Basil Thampi|