MI vs DC: Hello and welcome to our coverage of the match Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals on indiatvnews.com. Fluent and fiery half-centuries by Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav shaped Mumbai Indians' five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the clash between the two most consistent IPL sides of the season on Sunday. Chasing 163, the defending champions overhauled the target with two balls to spare and claimed the top spot in the points table with five wins from seven matches so far. Shikhar Dhawan scored his first half-century of the season and shared a 85-run stand with skipper Shreyas Iyer (42) to help DC post 162 for four. DC's competitive-looking total proved insufficient in the face of some confident batting by the Mumbai Indians batsmen. Kieron Pollard (11 not out) and Krunal Pandya (12 not out) took MI past the finish line after De Kock and Suryakumar laid the foundation with their knocks and Ishan Kishan (28 off 15 balls) chipped in with a useful cameo. Here, you can find ball-by-ball updates from Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals IPL 2020 match on indiatvnews.com.
MI beat DC by 5 wickets.
23.03 IST: Stoinis to Krunal, FOUR! DONE AND DUSTED! Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets
23.01 IST: Stoinis to Krunal, FOUR! Fullish and on the pads as Krunal flicks it for a crucial boundary at square leg.
22.50 IST: Rabada to Kishan, OUT! Kishan tries to play the glory shot but misses the connection as Axar takes a diving catch.
22.49 IST: Rabada to Kishan, SIX! Length ball and Kishan flicks it over mid-wicket for a six.
22.46 IST: Nortje to Pollard, FOUR! Short and Pollard picks the slower one and pull it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.41 IST: Stoinis to Kishan, FOUR! Little room and the southpaw slams it hard through extra covers for a boundary.
22.35 IST: Stoinis to Hardik, OUT! EDGED and TAKEN! Hardik tries to drive and gets a thick edge to keeper Carey.
22.33 IST: Rabada to Suryakumar, OUT! And KG gets the last laugh as Surya decides to launch it over cow corner but gets a thick edge and Iyer takes an easy catch.
22.31 IST: Rabada to Suryakumar, SIX! The Mumbaikar shuffles and effortlessly guide it over fine leg for a maximum and reaches his fifty in style.
22.29 IST: Rabada to Suryakumar, FOUR! EDGED and no-slip as the ball races away for a boundary. Pressure on DC is increasing.
22.25 IST: Stoinis to Kishan, SIX! In the slot and Kishan launches it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
22.21 IST: Axar to Suryakumar, FOUR! Sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.16 IST: Ashwin to Surya, FOUR! Length ball and Surya launches it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
22.08 IST: Ashwin to De Kock, OUT! The Proteas gets on his knees to send it over mid-wicket for a biggie but it lands into Prithvi Shaw's hands.
22.00 IST: Harshal to De Kock, FOUR! The southpaw shuffles a bit and guides the ball on the fine leg for a boundary to reach his fifty.
21.56 IST: Ashwin to Suryakumar, FOUR! Fullish and Surya slams it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.47 IST: Nortje to De Kock, SIX! SPECIAL, in the slot and De Kock slams it over mid-wicket for a six.
21.42 IST: Axar to Rohit, OUT! Short ball and Rohit misses the connection and Rabada takes a catch at boundary rope.
21.41 IST: Axar to De Kock, FOUR! Right in the slot and De Kock slams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
21.37 IST: Ashwin to De Kock, SIX! Fullish and De Kock clears his front leg to dispatch it over long-on for a maximum.
21.27 IST: Rabada to Rohit, DOT BALL! Excellent first over from KG, right on the money with pace and give only three runs.
21.09 IST: Bumrah to Carey, DOUBLE! Delhi Capitals 162/4 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. Dhawan 69*, Krunal 2/26
21.07 IST: Bumrah to Dhawan, FOUR! In the slot as Dhawan picks the slower and slams it over deep-mid wicket region for a boundary.
21.02 IST: Boult to Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan clears his front leg and slams it through deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
20.53 IST: Chahar to Stoinis, RUN OUT! Miss communication in the middle and Stoinis is not happy with Dhawan
20.49 IST: Boult to Stoinis, FOUR! Stoinis made room for himself and cuts it hard for a boundary.
20.39 IST: Krunal to Iyer, OUT! Short ball and smashed it over deep mid-wicket as Trent Boult take a comfortable catch.
20.38 IST: Krunal to Iyer, FOUR! Wide yorker and Iyer was ready to drive it over covers for a glorious boundary.
20.34 IST: Chahar to Dhawan, FOUR! In the slot and Dhawan muscles it straight for a boundary.
20.28 IST: Bumrah to Iyer, SINGLE! Good tight over from Bumrah, only six runs from it.
20.21 IST: Pattinson to Iyer, FOUR! Bouncer and Iyer plays an upper-cut for a clean boundary.
20.18 IST: Pattinson to Iyer, FOUR! Just opens the face of the bat and guides it for a boundary.
20.07 IST: Pollard to Dhawan, FOUR! Short ball and there was enough room for Dhawan to cut it for a boundary.
20.00 IST: Pattinson to Iyer, FOUR! GLORIOUS! Excellent driver through extra covers for a boundary
19:56 IST: Krunal to Dhawan, SIX! Slogsweeped the fuller delivery over deep mid-wicket for a six.
19:54 IST: Krunal to Rahane, OUT! Flatter ball, and it hits the pads in line with middle and leg. Rhane departs for 15.
19:51 IST: Excellent over from Bumrah! Just a single off it.
19:46 IST: Boult to Rahane, FOUR! Fuller and wide and Rahane gets the outside edge that carries the ball behind for a boundary.
19:40 IST: Pattinson to Rahane, FOUR! Exact same ball and Rahane punches it through cover this time for a boundary
19:39 IST: Pattinson to Rahane, FOUR! Delivery outside off and fuller in length, Rahane cuts it through point for a four.
19:33 IST: Boult to Shaw, OUT! Fuller ball to entice the batsman in playing the drive. Krunal Pandya waited at covers to grab that opportunity. Shaw goes back for just 4.
19:31 IST: Boult to Shaw, FOUR! Cut away! Length ball, angled across and Shaw cut it down to the third man for a four
19:30 IST: Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are at the crease. Trent Boult opens the attack for Mumbai Indians
19:27 IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma: At the end of the day you have to play good cricket, toss shouldn't be a factor. It's a good challenge for us, we know the conditions here. We need to restrict them to a decent total. We are playing with the same team. I don't see a reason to change. It's been a great journey (150th match for MI) - it's a good landmark to have.
19:19 IST: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer: We are looking to bat first. I think we are doing pretty well while defending. The ground factor also plays an important role. Two changes - Alex Carey comes in for Hetmyer. Rahane comes in for Pant who got injured in the last game. The wicket looks amazing, we hope it gets slower in the second innings.
19:17 IST: Here is the playing XI for the two sides
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
19:02 IST: Delhi Capitals win toss, opt to bat against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi
19:43 IST: Pitch report by JP Duminy and Daren Ganga: It's the same pitch that was used for the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab yesterday. The bowlers need to target the wider areas outside off against Pandya and Pollard - similar lines that were used against Russell by Arshdeep. It's a good wicket to bat on with an even grass covering. Team batting first should be able to post a good score looking at the pitch
Brief Preview: Both sides have been equally dominant with the bat and with the ball so far in the contest, with the two teams separated only by two points. While Delhi have already accumulated 10 points in six matches with five wins, Mumbai stand second in the points table with four wins from six matches. (FULL PREVIEW)