IPL 2018, After Delhi’s half-century of Rishabh Pant, with the spectacular display of the bowlers, in the Ferozshah Kotla stadium, they lost the dream of making the place in the playoff by defeating Mumbai by 11 runs against a ‘do or die’ of the IPL. Rishabh Pant made 44 runs in four balls with four fours and four sixes in a 44-run stand, which helped Delhi score 174 runs in four wickets. In reply, Mumbai’s team got reduced to 163 runs in 19.3 overs. For him openers Alvin Lewis tops the list with 48 runs.
In the IPL 2018, the magic of Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma was not noticed. Rohit scored 286 runs in 14 matches. This is the first IPL season when Rohit could not score 300 runs. His highest score in this season was 94 runs. He also did two half-centuries but could not reach his team in the playoffs.
Delhi’s experienced bowler Amit Mishra and 17-year-old Lemichane scored 17 runs and 36 runs respectively, while Herschelle Patel hit three fours in 28 overs in 2.3 overs. Trent Bolt got one wicket. Mumbai could win the match in the match by defeating Rajasthan and Punjab and make it the fourth team to reach the playoffs because their net run rate was very good. But now the decision will be from the next match between Punjab and Chennai. If Punjab wins, then Rajasthan and its 14-14 points will be decided and the decision will be from the net run rate.
Mumbai did not start well, they lost opener Suryakumar Yadav (12 runs from four balls) in the first over. Yadav sent the first laminate ball from Nepal to the boundary and then on top of the other, he scored a high six. On the next ball, he scored two runs but the fourth ball catches out at long on.
In the powerplay, the team had scored 57 runs on one wicket. But immediately after that Ishshan Kishan (5 runs, 13 balls) Mishra’s first ball of the first ball was played high and Vijay Shankar grabbed it. Delhi’s fielders left the catch of Kieron Pollard twice. Opener Avin Lewis (48 runs, 31 fours and four sixes in 31 balls) became the second victim of Mishra who was stumped by wicketkeeper Pant.
Lemichane got to bowl the second over and Pollard picked up his ball, who stood on the boundary line, Maxwell grabbed it, but he was falling out of the boundary so that he bowled the ball towards the Bolt who caught it. In the same over, Krishna Pandya also returned to the pavilion. Mumbai’s score of 78 for five was 78 for five wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma (13) and Hardik Pandya (27) added 43 runs for the sixth wicket but could not take the team closer to victory. Due to the great performance of the bowlers after the half-century of Delhi Rishabh Pant, Delhi got the maximum strength.
The team, however, raised 15 runs from one six and two fours in Liam Plunkett in the 18th over thanks to Ben Cutting (37 runs, 20 balls, two fours, three sixes) and Mayank Markandey (03). Now it was 23 for 12 balls. But the team finally lost three wickets. Earlier, Pant, along with Vijay Shankar (43 not out, 30 balls, 3 fours and two sixes) played a 64-run partnership for 47 in the fourth wicket. Jaspreet Bumrah hit a wicket with 29 runs in four overs for Mumbai. Markandeya and Krishna Pandya also got one wicket.
Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer, who was ruled out of the tournament, decided to bat after winning the toss. Earth Shaw (12) and Glenn Maxwell started to get runs in a good rhythm. Despite such a heat, a large number of people were present in the stadium. But before the Mustafizur, the earth was run out very easily in the first over. When Krishna bowled towards the stump, he did not try to reach the crease fast, and walked comfortably and run out. In this way, Delhi lost the first wicket of 30 runs in 3.1 overs. Now Shreyas was on the crease.
After that, only eight runs were added to the score that Maxwell (22 runs, 4 fours in 18 balls), Bumrah’s beautiful ball became clean bowled. In the six overs of the Powerplay, the team could only manage 46 runs on two wickets. In the next over, Pant put on the ball of the first six of the innings, Mayank Markandeya on deep midwicket.
Delhi’s viewers were disappointed when Captain Shreyas (06 runs) returned to the pavilion only after facing 10 balls. He could not understand Markandey’s googly and lost his wicket by giving easy catches. After ten overs, Delhi’s score was 83 runs at a loss of three wickets. The run speed was progressing slowly but Vijay Shankar picked up Ben Cutting’s ball in the 13th over which came out of Long Inn and the audience welcomed the six by playing the applause.
Delhi completed 100 runs in 12.3 overs. Pant raised the ball of Mustafizur in the 15th over for six sixes in mid-on after collecting two runs in the next ball. In the same over, he completed his half-century, for which he faced 34 balls and hit four fours and two sixes.
Pant then tried to get offensive in the next over and sent the first ball of Hardik Pandya to sixes, and the next ball was called by the umpire, but he decided to review where he was not out. In the same over, he hit his fourth six of the innings. But his 64 runs in the next over and 64 runs for the fourth wicket with Vijay Shankar came to an end when he was given an easy catch to Krishan Pandya by Kieron Pollard. Abhishek Sharma remained unbeaten with 15 runs from a six.