IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs

Riding on Rishabh Pant’s stellar performance and good bowling attack, the Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37-run at the Wankhede stadium last night.

Written by March 25, 2019 13:28

New Delhi: Riding on Rishabh Pant’s stellar performance and good bowling attack, the Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37-run at the Wankhede stadium last night.

The unbeaten knock of 78 by Pant saw the batsman recording the fastest fifty ever scored against Mumbai Indians in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL).

Chasing the victory target of 214 runs, Mumbai were stopped at 176 in 19.2 overs as injured Jasprit Bumrah failed to turn up with the bat. Veteran Yuvraj Singh top-scored for the hosts with 53 off 35 balls.

Earlier, riding Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 78 off 27 balls, Delhi posted a massive score of 213 for six on board. Pant smashed the fastest fifty against Mumbai in IPL history when he reached landmark off only 18 balls.

Mumbai Indians won the toss and they opted to bowl first. After being asked to bat first, Delhi Capitals got off to a poor start as they lost their opener Prithvi Shaw for just seven runs in the second over of the innings.

Mumbai kept on taking wickets at regular intervals, but Pant’s dominance allowed the Delhi Capitals to post 213 runs on the board for the loss of six wickets. Pant finished the innings with an unbeaten knock of 78 runs off just 27 deliveries and Delhi were able to score 99 runs in the final six overs.

KKR defeat Sun Risers by 6 wkts

In another match Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Hyderabad Sun Risers by six wickets. KKR chased down the target of 182 runs with the loss of four wickets in 20 overs. Earlier, Hyderabad Sun Risers made 181 runs for three in 20 overs. Opener batsman David Warner scored thrilling 85 runs.

Today, Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings Eleven Punjab at Jaipur. The match will start at 8.00 pm.