4.6 overs: OUT! Axar Patel gets the early breakthrough for Delhi Capitals. And it is the big wicket of MI skipper. Rohit Sharma goes for the big hit on the on-side but mistimes. Hits it straight to Kagiso Rabada in the deep. Rohit falls for 5 off 12 balls. MI 31/1
4.3 overs: FOUR! Quinton de Kock now looking to accelerate. This time he smacks Axar Patel straight down the ground to collect his third boundary.
3.3 overs: SIX! Quinton de Kock finally cuts loose. Over-pitched from Ashwin and De Kock deposits the ball into the long-on stands. First maximum for De Kock and Mumbai Indians. MI 19/0
End of 2nd over: A tight start from Anrich Nortje as well from the other end. Just 4 from his first over. Both Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma have started cautiously against Rabada and Nortje. MI 7/0
End of 1st over: An excellent start from Kagiso Rabada. Just three runs from his first over. Anrich Nortje to the share the new ball with Rabada from the other end. MI 3/0
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma walk out to the middle to start this Mumbai Indians run chase of 163. Kagiso Rabada has the new ball in hand for Delhi Capitals. A slip in place for him. Rohit on strike. Here we go!
Delhi Capitals set 163-run target for Mumbai Indians
Shikhar Dhawan 69*
Shreyas Iyer 42
Krunal Pandya 2/26
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End of 20th over: So, 12 runs from Jasprit Bumrah final over of the innings including just one boundary. Shikhar Dhawan ends on an unbeaten 69 off 52 and Delhi Capitals have managed a competitive 162/4 against the defending champions in Abu Dhabi.
18.5 overs: FOUR! Welcome boundary for Delhi Capitals. Trent Boult strays down the leg side and Shikhar Dhawan hits it in the deep square-leg region to collect four runs. 150 also came up for Delhi with that boundary!
End of 18th over: A solid over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just 7 from it but more importantly he denied Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Carey a boundary in it. Trent Boult to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. DC 142/4
16.3 overs: RUN OUT! Massive blow for Delhi Capitals. Huge mix-up between Shikhar Dhawan and Marcus Stoinis and the latter falls short of his crease at the non-striker’s end. Stoinis walks back for 13. Alex Carey now comes into bat for the first time this season. DC 129/4
15.5 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Marcus Stoinis. He has begun from where he left off in the last match. Sensational batting from Stoinis. He has been superb for DC in this season. DC 125/3
50 for Shikhar Dhawan!
And Gabbar returns to form in style. First fifty of the season for him. And what an innings this has been from him. Gets to his fifty off just 39 balls.
DC 117/3 after 15.2 overs
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15.2 overs: FOUR! A cracking cut shot from Shikhar Dhawan off Trent Boult. Allowed the ball to comee to him and then hits it behind point to collect his fifth boundary.
14.4 overs: OUT! Krunal Pandya gets the much-needed breakthrough for Mumbai Indians. The partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Shikhar Dhawan was looking very threatening. Shreyas once again goes for the big but finds the fielder this time in the deep. Trent Boult takes a good catch. Iyer falls after a well made 42 off 33 balls. In-form Marcus now arrives to the middle. DC 109/3
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14.1 overs: FOUR! Wide outside off from Krunal Pandya and Shreyas Iyer slices it in the deep-point region to collect four runs. DC 107/2
100 up for Delhi Capitals!
Shikhar Dhawan 43*
Shreyas Iyer 35*
DC 100/2 after 13.2 overs
End of 13th over: Shreyas Iyer and Shrikahr Dhawan taking forward this Delhi innings beautifully. Even though they have not managed a boundary in the last three overs but they have kept the scoreboard ticking with some aggressive running between wickets. DC 95/2
End of 11th over: A tidy second over from Rahul Chahar. Just 5 singles from it. Jasprit Bumrah now comes in to bowl his second over. DC 85/2
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9.5 overs: FOUR! Cheeky this time from Shreyas. Bumper from James Pattinson and Shreyas produces an excellent upper-cut. The ball almost sailed over the fence. But Iyer, this time has to settle for a four. We are close to half-way mark and both Iyer (27*) and Shikhar Dhawan (29*) are now looking quite comfortable. DC 78/2
9.1 overs: FOUR! Lovely timing and placement from Shreyas Iyer. Cuts James Pattinson off the back-foot and the ball comfortably beats the third-man fielder. Both Shreyas and Dhawan now looking to accelerate for Delhi. DC 71/2
End of 8th over: An expensive start from Kieron Pollard. Leaks 10 runs in his first over including a boundary. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer looking solid out there in the middle. DC 61/2
End of 7th over: Krunal Pandya continues to bowl tightly from the other end. Just 5 from his second over. 50 also came up for Delhi in that over from Krunal. Kieron Pollard now comes into the attack for Mumbai. DC 51/2
5.4 overs: FOUR! FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Shreyas Iyer off James Pattinson on either side of the wicket. Pattinson has proved to be expensive today. He as already leaked 23 runs off first 10 deliveries of his spell. DC 45/2
4.4 overs: SIX! And now Shikhar Dhawan slogs Krunal Pandya over the deep mid-wicket fence. That was right in the slot for Dhawan and he wasted no time on that occasion. Pounces onto that one and deposits it over the fence. First maximum for Dhawan and Delhi Capitals. DC 31/2
4.2 overs: OUT! Krunal Pandya strikes second-ball. Traps Ajinkya Rahane right in front of the stumps with the arm ball taht darted right into his pads. Rahane falls for 15. Delhi are in trouble early in this innings. DC 24/2
End of 4th over: An excellent first over from Jasprit Bumrah. Just a single from it. Krunal Pandya now comes into the attack for the first time. DC 23/1
End of 3rd over: Another good over from Trent Boult. A single and a boundary off the edge from Ajinkya Rahane in it. Jasprit Bumrah now comes into the attack, replacing James Pattinson. DC 22/1
1.4 overs: FOUR! Ajinkya Rahane is looking in sublime tough. This time he hits James Pattinson through covers and result is the same. In the gap and the ball races to the fence. DC 16/1
1.1 overs: FOUR! Lovely square drive from Ajinkya Rahane. Full from James Pattinson and Rahane hits it through covers to collect his first boundary of the evening. Lovely timing on that occasion from Rahane. DC 11/1
End of 1st over: An eventful first over from Trent Boult. 7 runs and a wicket of Prithvi Shaw in it. James Pattinson to share the new ball with Boult from the other end. DC 7/1
0.3 overs: OUT! And straight after hitting his first boundary, Prithvi Shaw perishes. Hits Trent Boult’s full-length delivery straight to Krunal Pandya at extra-covers. Delhi Capitals lose Shaw early for 4. DC 4/1
0.3 overs: Edged and four! The third-man fielder was inside the circle. Prithvi Shaw manages a thickish outside edge and the ball races to the fence. Shaw and Delhi are off the mark with a boundary. DC 4/0
Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle to start the Delhi Capitals innings. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand for Mumbai Indians. A slip in place for him. Shaw on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams
Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
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Mumbai Indians: 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
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Captains at the toss
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. The wicket looks amazing, we hope it gets slower in the second innings.”
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.”
Team news – Delhi Capitals have two changes. Alex Carey comes in for Shimron Hetmyer. Ajinkya Rahane comes in for injured Rishabh Pant. Mumbai Indians have fielded an unchanged XI.
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Toss news – Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss, opts to bat against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
Pitch report: “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 even grass covering. Team batting first should be able to post a good score looking at the pitch,” said JP Duminy and Daren Ganga.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the blockbuster clash.
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Hello and welcome to TimesofIndia.com’s live coverage of Match 27 of IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.