Mumbai Indians simply outclassed Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier of the IPL this season. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya were in great form and got 200 runs on the board. While defending the score, Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah ran through the Delhi batting order and sent the top order packing quickly. Delhi were left decimated for 143 for 8, giving Mumbai Indians a solid 57-run victory.
Bumrah finished as Man of the Match after picking up a four wicket haul while Boult picked up two wickets in his two overs. Trent Boult could only bowl two overs and had to walk off the field due to a groin injury. Mumbai’s sensational win was a bit marred by Boult’s injury concern but skipper Rohit Sharma assured that it was a precautionary measure. All signs point to Trent being available for the IPL final on 10th November.
“I have not seen him but he seems okay. I don’t think it’s a big problem. It is a big game coming up but we just wanted him to be okay for the next game, a three-day rest and he should be back on the park,” Rohit Sharma said at the end of the match.
The Mumbai Indians captain didn’t stop short while praising his pace attack and the duo of Bumrah-Boult. Their presence in the squad is clearly important and this was evident when the management decided to wrap them in wool and gave them valuable rest during Mumbai’s final league match against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Trent Boult took two wickets in the first over, without conceding any runs on the board. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Shikhar Dhawan for a duck as well as Delhi’s scoreboard read 0 for 3. Bumrah registered his best T20 figures in the qualifier after a spell of 4 for 14 and in the process, also took the Purple Cap away from Kagiso Rabada. Bumrah’s 27 wickets so far this season is the most by an Indian pacer in IPL history.
“When you have bowlers like Bumrah, it makes your life easy. And Bumrah and Boult are in top form. When they play for different countries and franchises, they have different plans. Hats off to them for buying into our plans and executing them so well,” Rohit said.
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