The Mumbai Indians have given it back to the Delhi Capitals in a classic reverse fixture. They won by a huge margin on Thursday. Mumbai Indians were off to a great innings by batting first, and built it quite impressively by seeing off spinners without much damage in the middle overs. Later, they took the aggressive approach in the death overs against pacers to post an above par total on the board.
In the second half, Delhi also got a good start in the chase, but soon after the departure of their openers, they lost their way as Mumbai bowlers picked wickets at regular intervals.
He once again provided in excess for his team with the finish that they needed in the slog overs. He scored 32 runs off just 15 balls, as he took the Delhi bowlers to the cleaners. His brilliant fielding resulted in two catches and a wicket. He made 40 points in the match.
He was slow to start off his innings in the middle overs, but once he got set in, Krunal unleashed all his gears to produce a brisp knock in the end. He was also handy with his bowling in the second half where he produced impressive figures of 1/7 in 2 overs. He made 36 points.
The young leg-spinner had taken the life out of the Delhi Chase by picking three of the top 4 Delhi batsmen. His spell allowed Mumbai to take the game out of Delhi’s reach. He made 34 points in the match.
He had come up with all-round performance in the match. His performance may not change the fortune of Delhi but he certainly showed his teammates how to handle the pressure situations. He made 30.5 points.
He continued the good work done by Rahul Chahar by picking wickets in the latter half of the chase. His spell of 2/18 in 4 overs did not allow Delhi to come back at any stage in the chase. He was also good in the field and contributed 30 points overall.
He had been amongst the wickets for Delhi in the season, but he failed to replicate that on Thursday. He was expensive with his bowling figures and he also went wicketless in the match. His contribution of 5.5 points came with his short stay at the crease.
He was touted to be the best player of spin in the Delhi camp, but he couldn’t live up to that reputation. He was outfoxed by Rahul Chahar’s beauty of a delivery. His dismissal soon after the departure of openers put Delhi in deep trouble.