Boult replaces Krunal….
After 11 overs,Delhi Capitals 74/4 ( Shreyas Iyer 13 , Axar Patel 8)
Pollard was a bit wayward in that over. Bowled a couple of down the leg side wides. It was still turning out to be a good over with just five runs but Axar spoilt it with a boundary off the last ball as he lofted one over mid off.
FOUR! Axar attackes. Charges and lofts it over mid off, off Pollard.
Pollard into the attack now
After 10 overs, Delhi Capitals 65/4 ( Axar Patel 3 , Shreyas Iyer 11)
Singles ticking along for Delhi Capitals. Shreyas Iyer and Axar Patel dealing in singles from the Krunal Pandya over. Neither going for big shots. Smart cricket by these two to not hurt their chances further
After 9 overs, Delhi Capitals 60/4 ( Axar Patel 1 , Shreyas Iyer 8)
Jayant Yadav was brought into the side to make an impact and he has delivered. Rishabh Pant was looking dangerous and the high-risk approach hasn’t paid off tonight. Tried to attack the spinner but fails to get the timing or power right only to be taken by Hardik Pandya at long-on. 5 runs from the over and MI have DC on the ropes
HUGE WICKET FOR MUMBAI! Big breakthrough for Mumbai with Rishabh Pant holed up at long on. Pant takes on Jayant Yadav, mistimes it and doesn’t get the distance he was hoping for. Hardik Pandya with the simple catch.
Pant c Pandya b Yadav 26 (22), DC are 57/4
Another tidy over for Mumbai Indians. NCN goes for just 3 runs, all coming in the last three balls. Pant repeatedly looking to play that reverse sweep-ish shot and not getting it right. DC are 55/3 after 8 overs
After 7 overs,Delhi Capitals 51/3 ( Rishabh Pant (C) (W) 23 , Shreyas Iyer 5)
Jayant Yadav goes for 5 runs from his second over. Three singles and a double from it. On the last ball, Pant gets lucky. Looks to play a reverse sweep but misses. Luckily for him, gets an underege before it hits the pads or it would have been curtains for the Delhi skipper
After 6 overs, Delhi Capitals 46/3 ( Rishabh Pant (C) (W) 21 , Shreyas Iyer 2)
11 runs from the Jasprit Bumrah over with Pant taking the attack back to Mumbai. He’s not going to play it cautiously even with the small target. Two boundaries from it in different parts of the park
Glorious from Rishabh Pant. Straight down the ground to a pitched up delivery. Keeps the bat steady and nothing Bumrah can do to stop it
After 5 overs,Delhi Capitals 35/3 ( Rishabh Pant (C) (W) 11 , Shreyas Iyer 1)
Clever bowling from Coulter-Nile and he’s got a wicket to show from it. Goes for just 5 runs and has Steve Smith back in the dugout. The Aussie tried to play it down the leg stump but got nothing on it and has the middle stump uprooted. So many bowlers have tried this, not many succeed and now NCN has.
Nathan Coulter-Nile strikes and Steve Smith is bowled! Smith walks along and shuffles towards the off stump, exposes his leg stump, as he does, and is bowled around his legs. Three down for Delhi and they’re in serious trouble even with the small target
Smith b Coulter-Nile 9 (8), Delhi Capitals 30/3
After 4 overs,Delhi Capitals 30/2 ( Steven Smith 9 , Rishabh Pant (C) (W) 7)
Nine runs from the first Jasprit Bumrah over. Three singles and a six from it. Steve Smith with a maximum towards long leg
Short and slower ball from Jasprit Bumrah, Steve Smith follows it along and pulls it for a six. It goes 66 metres and just about clears the boundary line
After 3 overs,Delhi Capitals 21/2 ( Steven Smith 1 , Rishabh Pant (C) (W) 6)
Another great over for Mumbai Indians and they’ve now got both DC openers in the dugout. Krunal Pandya urges Rohit Sharma to review and he’s proved right. Prithvi Shaw is adjudged leg before and DC are in trouble. Rishabh Pant comes in to bat and immediately gets in the thick of action with a massive six. 7 runs from the over, a wicket and DC are two down
WHERE HAS THIS GONE?! The cameraperson seems to have lost where the ball has gone and you can’t blame them really. Pant is off the mark with a MASSIVE six over deep mid-wicket
Appeal for leg before on Prithvi Shaw off Krunal Pandya. The on-field decision is not out. Rohit Sharma goes upstairs. No bat involved suggests UltraEdge. Now to ball tracking. All three reds and Shaw has to walk back!
Shaw lbw Krunal 6 (7), DC 15/2
After 2 overs,Delhi Capitals 14/1 ( Prithvi Shaw 6 , Steven Smith 0)
8 runs from the Jayant Yadav over and Mumbai Indians have one wicket to account from it as well. On the last ball of the over, Dhawan takes a risky single and is caught short by Pollard at the non-striker’s end. Just when Dhawan looked to get going with a six on the third ball of the over. Poor from DC
Appeal for run out and no one is entirely sure it seems. Nitin Menon is the third umpire. Shikhar Dhawan is short. Pollard with great fielding and MI are off to the desired start in this defence. Silly attempt against Pollard from such short distance and Dhawan pays the price for it
Dhawan run out 8 (7), DC 14/1
GLORIOUS! Fantastic shot from Shikhar Dhawan. Reaches the pitch of the ball and plays it on the up to send it 73 metres. Lofts it inside-out over deep extra cover
After 1 overs,Delhi Capitals 6/0 ( Prithvi Shaw 5 , Shikhar Dhawan 1)
Six runs from the opening Trent Boult over. Prithvi Shaw gets the tally of boundaries underway with a gorgeous shot through covers
First boundary of the innings and Prithvi Shaw is up and running. Punches it through the cover region. Typical Shaw shot that.
DC begin chase
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan walk out to open for Delhi Capitals. Trent Boult has the ball for Mumbai Indians. 130 needed. GO!
After 20 overs,Mumbai Indians 129/8 ( Krunal Pandya 13 , Jasprit Bumrah 1)
DC restrict MI TO 129/8! A mixed over from Ashwin. He mixed his pace but got hit for a couple of sixes. Jayant Yadav lofted one over long on and then Krunal hammered the final ball straight back over his head to finish the innings with a six. In Between there is just one single and a couple of dots. 13 runs and a wicket off the over.
SIX! Krunal finishes it nicely. Comes down the track and smacks it down the ground.
OUT! Jayant Yadav this time looks to go over extra cover, doesn’t connect it well and hands it straight into the hands of Smith at extra cover. A nice 4-ball 11 cameo comes to an end.
SIX! Jayant lofts it over long on, off Ashwin.
After 19 overs,Mumbai Indians 116/7 ( Krunal Pandya 7 , Jayant Yadav 5)
A brilliant over from Avesh despite the boundary conceded. He ramped up good pace and got some swing as well. The inswinging yorker castled Hardik and then the length ball shattered Coulter-Nile’s stump. Jayant Yadav got off the mark with a lofted shot over the bowler’s head for a four. The last ball is a single. 7 runs and two wickets off it.
OUT! Second wicket in the over. The stumps rattled again. Length delivery outside off, nips back in a touch. Coulter-Nile goes for a wild swing but losses. The ball shatters the stumps.
OUT! Castled! What a delivery. Did it reverse swing? Avesh delivers a yorker, it swings in late, Hardik looks to dig it out but it whizzes in between his legs and hits the stumps.
After 18 overs,Mumbai Indians 109/5 ( Hardik Pandya 17 , Krunal Pandya 6)
FOUR! Good power behind the shot. Short from Nortje, Hardik pulls it from outside off through mid-wicket, it wasn’t quite off the middle but it’s the power behind that shot that takes it to the fence.
FOUR! Hardik finally gets one off the middle, it’s the back of the hand slower one from Nortje, Hardik waits and smacks it straight down the ground.
After 17 overs,Mumbai Indians 100/5 ( Hardik Pandya 8 , Krunal Pandya 6)
Finally, MI get some runs. Rabada was no disciplined in that over. He bowls a yorker first up, Hardik squeezes it to cover for a single but Rabada has overstepped. Krunal then gets just a single off the free hit. Hardik then looks to smack one but mistimes it to deep cover for a couple. After a single, Krunal finally hits a boundary with a pull off the short ball. The final two balls yield two singles. 12 runs off the over.
FOUR! A much needed boundary for MI. Short from Rabada, Krunal pulls it through square leg.
After 16 overs,Mumbai Indians 88/5 ( Hardik Pandya 3 , Krunal Pandya 0)
MI are stuck. They can’t buy a run. After a wicket maiden from Nortje, they get just a single off the Avesh Khan over. The Pandya brothers not connecting them off the middle. The slow pitch is making it worse. But it’s disciplined and clever bowling as well which is asphyxiating the batsmen. MI need a move on.
Avesh Khan back on….
After 15 overs,Mumbai Indians 87/5 ( Hardik Pandya 2 , Krunal Pandya 0)
What an over at this stage from Nortje. A wicket maiden. Brilliant variations from him. Flummoxed the batsmen with change in pace. He gets Pollard first ball and nearly had Krunal caught and bowled as he chips one back and it flies fast and past Nortje to hit the non-striker’s stumps. Five dots and a wicket.
OUT! Nortje gets the BIG wicket! It’s the leg cutter from Nortje, on a good length outside off, Pollard stays in his crease and looks to push it to the off side but it stays a touch low and he is done in by the change of pace. Pollard ends up getting an inside edge onto the stumps.
Nortje back on
After 14 overs,Mumbai Indians 87/4 ( Kieron Pollard 6 , Hardik Pandya 2)
Another good over for DC. Pandya and Pollard didn’t go for the big shots and were content with picking singles. Ashwin missed his marker a couple of times with two WIDES down the leg side. Five singles more make it 7 off the over.
Ashwin back on…
After 13 overs,Mumbai Indians 81/4 ( Kieron Pollard 3 , Hardik Pandya 0)
A brilliant spell from Axar. 4-0-21-3. Another successful over for him. He concentrated on bowling in that length areas and stifled the batsmen with his accuracy. He’s in and around the off stump and varies his pace well. Tiwary went for that slog sweep but got a top edge which Pant pouched. 4 runs and wicket off the over.
OUT! Axar strikers again! Poor shot. It’s a length delivery outside off, drifting away. Tiwary gets down for a slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge. Pant charges forward and pouches it.
Axar comes on for his final over…
After 12 overs,Mumbai Indians 76/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 14 , Kieron Pollard 1)
A disciplined over from Rabada. He concentrated on bowling good length in that corridor outside off and mixed them up with yorkers as well. After three dots, Tiwary pushes one to long one for a single. There are a couple of yorkers which the batsmen keep at bay. Then a WIDE down the leg side. Pollard pats one to the off side and runs through for a single to end the over. Just 3 runs off the over.
After 11 overs,Mumbai Indians 73/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 13 , Kieron Pollard 0)
A successful over for DC. Axar got the wicket of Suryakumar in that over. After two singles off the first two balls, Suryakumar goes for the big shot, doesn’t connect it well as it dips at the last moment. He ends up getting the toe end of the bat to long on. After a dot ball, Tiwary lofts one over Axar’s head for a four. A single off the last ball makes it 7 off the over.
FOUR! Nicely done by Tiwary! Lofts it straight down the ground, off Axar.
Live Score MI vs DC, IPL 2021, Today’s Match: Pollard was a bit wayward in that over. Bowled a couple of down the leg side wides. It was still turning out to be a good over with just five runs but Axar spoilt it with a boundary off the last ball as he lofted one over mid off.
Preview: Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in the 46th match of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After notching their first win of the second leg, Mumbai Indians would be looking to carry forward the momentum against Delhi Capitals. MI lost their first three matches of the second leg but won the crucial match against Punjab Kings to keep their play-off hopes alive. They are fifth in the table with 10 points and with the competition heating MI don’t only have to win the match but with a good run rate as well as KKR, who are in the fourth position with 10 points as well have a +0.363 run-rate while MI have a -0.453 run rate.
Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, sit comfortably on the second spot in the table with 16 points and would look to consolidate that spot and become the second team to qualify for the play-offs after CSK. After two wins in two matches in the second leg, they suffered a jolt against KKR and lost by three wickets. They would look to get back to winning ways. Their batting faltered against KKR as they could only post 127/9. The bowlers fought hard but defending 128 was always going to be a difficult task. The middle order will look to get back on track against MI.
They too might not look to make any changes as this bunch has done well in the past.
With MI looking for crucial points and DC looking to qualify for play-offs, we might be in for an enthralling contest.
Here’s all you need to know about the 46th match of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
When will the 46th match of the IPL 2021 between MI and DC take place?
The match between MI and DC will take place on 2 October 2021.
What is the venue for the MI vs DC match?
The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
What time will the MI vs DC match start?
The MI and DC match will begin at 3.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 3 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the MI vs DC match?
The match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar. Besides, you can browse Firstpost.com for live updates and over-by-over commentary.