IPL: Amit Mishra spins a web around Mumbai Indians

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In the 11th match of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals were up against the defending champion Mumbai Indians.

Capitals won the match comfortably losing just 4 wickets while chasing a small target. 

Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bowl first on a pitch that suited spinners.

Mumbai Indians had a poor start as opener Quinton de Kock went back to dressing room early.

However, Skipper Rohit Sharma played a remarkable knock.

He scored quick 44 runs with 3 massive sixes and fours. But, the rest of the  team struggled to score runs and failed to post a big total on the scoreboard. 

Suryakumar Yadav contributed well with 24 runs off just 15 balls as well as Ishan Kishan who made 26.

However, the rest of the players like Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya got out, foxed by the brilliant bowling of veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra.  

In the end, Jayant Yadav scored few runs to get his team past the 130 score mark and Mumbai Indians finished with a total of 137 runs.

The star of the innings was Amit Mishra with fantastic figures of 24 for 4 in his 4 overs.

He destroyed Mumbai’s reputed line-up by getting the wickets of Pollard, Hardik and skipper Rohit Sharma.

Avesh Khan got 2 wickets and Rabada, Marcus Stoinis and Lalit Yadav got one wicket each. 

On a slow and dry Chennai pitch, Capitals were set to chase 138 in 20 overs.

It was another chance for young Prithvi Shaw to score some big runs, but he failed again. Moreover, experienced Shikhar Dhawan took the spotlight and showed why he is one of the best players in IPL history.

Dhawan managed to hit 45 with 1 six and 5 fours.

Australian legend Steve Smith showed his class as he scored 33 runs off 29 balls with 1 six. 

Eventually, DC only lost 4 wickets and they successfully chased the target with 5 balls to spare.

Jasprit Bumrah, Pollard, Jayant Yadav and Rahul Chahar all took one wicket each. Krunal Pandya was expensive as he gave away 17 runs in only 2 overs. 

Delhi Capitals 138 for 4 (Dhawan 45, Smith 33, Pollard 1-9) defeated Mumbai Indians 137 for 9 (Rohit 44, Mishra 4-24, Avesh 2-15) by six wickets