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IPL 2022: In the opening game, Delhi Capitals won by four wickets
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IPL 2022: In the opening game, Delhi Capitals won by four wickets

On Sunday, Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals has scored a triumph against Mumbai Indians by four wickets in the Indian Premier League 2022 hit.

At the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Lalit Yadav and Axar Patel played unbeaten setbacks of 48 and 38, respectively as Delhi tracked the mark of 178 with ten balls left to play. Capitals needed 75 off 42 at one point glanced in-depth into risk when Shardul Thakur became the sixth wicket to drop soon after. But they weren’t done yet as Patel and Yadav tore off a coup to collect points for the Capitals.

Before, hits from Ishan Kishan and captain Rohit Sharma guided Mumbai Indians to a total of 177/5 in their Indian Premier League 2022 match against Delhi Capitals.

Tracking 178, Delhi got off to a poor beginning as they lost three wickets inside the first six overs. Murugan Ashwin was the choice for Rohit Sharma as the bowler released Tim Seifert for 21 and Mandeep Singh in his first over for Mumbai Indians.

In the very next over was the 5th of the innings, Tymal Mills sent DC captain Rishabh Pant back into the place. With a short-length delivery just outside off stump, Pant examined to miss over end but got the outside border that crossed directly to Tim David at third man. Delhi’s score read 46/3 after the first powerplay.

Lalit Yadav then joined opener Prithvi Shaw, on the gather as both batters kept runs clocking for Delhi. With DC glancing to achieve speed in the mid overs, Basil Thampi hit twice in the 10th over to disassemble the hunt of Capitals. Thampi first sent set opener Prithvi Shaw, for 38 and then filled the bags of Rovman Powell in the same over.

Thampi crossed again in the 14th over to dismiss dangerous-looking Shardul Thakur for 22. MI bowler got his third wicket of the day as Thakur went for the pull but the ball was fuller for the image and thus got the top border that went to Rohit Sharma at covers.

Axar Patel then joined Lalit Yadav in the middle, and both batters courageously took the lead against MI bowlers as Delhi required 28 runs from 18 balls. The 18th over verified power as Patel and Yadav struck Daniel Sams for 24 runs which contained three mammoth sixes as Delhi finished any hope of Mumbai.

In the second ball of the penultimate over Patel struck Jasprit Bumrah to four, and the Capitals brought the benefits and caught all the points. Put in to bat first, Mumbai Indians collected a total of 177/5 in their given twenty overs as Ishan Kishan was purchased for Rs 15.25 crore in the IPL Auction by five-time champions struck an unbeaten 81 while skipper Rohit played a vital lapse of 41. For Delhi, spinner Kuldeep Yadav pinched the spotlight as he scalped three wickets, and Khaleel Ahmed took two.

Quick Scores: Mumbai Indians 177/5 (Ishan Kishan 81*, Rohit Sharma 41; Kuldeep Yadav 3-18) vs Delhi Capitals 179/6 (Lalit Yadav 48*, Axar Patel 38*; Basil Thampi 3-35). 

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