Images from the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, in Chennai, on Tuesday.
Amit Mishra did the star turn as Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets in the IPL match, at the M A Chidambaram stadium, in Chennai, on Tuesday.
The wily senior leg-spinner took four wickets for 24 runs as Delhi Capitals restricted the defending champions to a below-par 137 for 9.
Opting to bat, Mumbai lost opener Quinton De Kock (1) early, but Suryakumar Yadav (24) and Rohit Sharma (44) rallied them before Mishra ended their 58-run partnership.
He then dismissed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan to emerge the bowler with most 4-fors in IPL history.
In reply, Shikhar Dhawan led the charge on a tricky wicket, scoring 42 off 45 balls, as Delhi clinched victory with five deliveries to spare, the winning run coming off a no-ball.
Steven Smith (33 off 29 balls) and Lalit Yadav (22 off 25) also made vital contributions to earn Delhi Capitals their third victory in four matches.
Jasprit Bumrah had a poor penultimate over, conceding ten runs, two of which came from no-balls.
With five needed off the last over, Shimron Hetmyer hit a four off the first delivery from Kieron Pollard to level the scores and Delhi got the winning run when the West Indian bowled a high full toss off the second delivery.
Hetmyer was caught at mid-off, but it was of no consequence.
Delhi Capitals finally got the measure of Mumbai Indians, having lost all four matches against the eventual champions in IPL 2020, including the final in Dubai.
Earlier, Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opened the innings for Delhi Capitals, while Trent Boult sent down Mumbai’s first over.
Delhi suffered an early scare as Hardik Pandya pulled of a sensational catch off Dhawan. The umpire though wasn’t sure whether it was clean and asked for the review, which showed that the ball may have touched the ground.
Dhawan survived and Delhi were five without loss.
Jayant Yadav was introduced from the other end and the right-arm off-break bowler struck with his third delivery.
Shaw, after scoring a boundary, hit the ball back to the bowler, who pulled off a tumbling catch.
Shaw was out for 7 off 5 balls and Delhi 11 for 1 in the second over.
Steve Smith and Dhawan then steadied the innings and took the side to 39 for 1 after six overs. They continued to attack the bowlers before Kieron Pollard ended the 53-run partnership in the tenth over.
Smith shuffled across to Pollard's second delivery, but the ball kept low and he was trapped leg before in front of middle. The Australian was out for 33 off 29 balls, which included 4 fours and Delhi were 68 for 2 after ten overs.
Dhawan and Lalit Yadav put on 36 runs for the third wicket before Rahul Chahar ended the burgeoning stand with the dismissal of Dhawan, Kruna Pandya taking a good, low catch in the deep.
Dhawan was out for 45 off 42 balls, which included a six, and Delhi reduced to 100 for 3 in the 15th over.
Skipper Rishabh Pant (7) came in, hit a four but was back after facing eight deliveries.
Bumrah got him with a slower one. Pant tried to go big, got a thick top-edge and Krunal Pandya took another good catch, running in from the fine leg boundary.
Delhi were 115-4 after 16.5 overs.
Yadav and Shimron Hetmyer continued to battle, the latter scoring a gutsy 22 off 25 balls.
The match turned Delhi's way in the penultimate over as Bumrah conceded ten runs and then Pollard sent down a high full toss after being hit for a boundary om the final over.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat. They made just one change to the side that beat SunRisers Hyderabad in the previous match, Jayant Yadav coming in for Adam Milne.
Delhi Capitals, who defeated Punjab Kings by six wickets in their previous outing in Mumbai, replaced Lukman Meriwala and Chris Woakes with Shimron Hetmyer and Amit Mishra, keeping the two-paced nature of the M A Chidambaram pitch in Chennai in mind.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit opened the batting for Mumbai Indians, while Marcus Stoinis got the bowling underway for Delhi Capitals.
After conceding just six runs in the first over, Stoinis effected the breakthrough in his next, dismissing de Kock with his first delivery. The Australian pacer got the edge of de Kock’s bat and Rishabh Pant made no mistake with the catch.
De Kock was out for 1 off 4 balls and Mumbai Indians 9 for 1 in the third over.
Suryakumar Yadav came to the crease and got going immediately. He and Rohit punished Ravichandran Ashwin in the next over, taking 15 runs from it as Mumbai moved to 31 for 1.
Kagiso Rabada replaced Stoinis for the fifth over and was carted for 15 runs, Rohit hitting a six and four.
Ashwin, who went for 15 in the fourth, was replaced by Amit Mishra, but the right-arm leg break bowler was unable to check the scoring as Rohit and Yadav took 10 runs off him and Mumbai Indians put up 55 for 1 in the first six overs.
Delhi brought in right-arm fast medium pacer Avesh Khan for Rabada to bowl the seventh over and he struck, having Yadav caught by Pant as he tried to run the ball to third man.
Yadav was out for 24 off 15 balls and Mumbai were 67 for 2. Yadav and Rohit put on 58 runs off 29 balls.
There was another wicket for Delhi an over later when Mishra got the big one of Rohit. He sent down a wider delivery and Rohit hit it towards long-on, where Steve Smith ran in and took the offering.
Rohit was out for 44 off 30 balls, including 3 fours and as many sixes, as Mumbai were reduced to 76 for 3.
Mishra struck again with the last delivery of the over, having to Hardik Pandya (0) caught by Smith at long-on. Two wickets off three balls for Mishra and the defending champions were 77 for 4 at the end of the ninth.
Off-break bowler Lalit Yadav, who went for three in his first over, then dismissed Krunal (1), the other Pandya, who went after the bowler but failed to read the turn and chopped it onto the stumps.
Mishra then dismissed Kieron Pollard to pick his third wicket.
The West Indian failed to read the googly and was rapped on the backfoot knee roll. The batsman went for the review but without success. Pollard scored just 2 off 5 balls and Mumbai were in deep trouble at 84 for 6 after 12.
It was left to Jayant Yadav, the new man in, and Kishan to revive the sinking ship. The two batted sensibly, going for the singles and the occasional four and took the total to 120 for 6 after 17 overs.
However, Mishra, ended the flourishing 39-run partnership off 34 balls with the third delivery of his final over, having Kishan bowled.
Kishan tried to cut, but the spinning ball took the under-edge, ballooned up and dislodged the bails.
Mishra picked his fourth wicket for 24 runs and became the bowler with the most four-fors in IPL history.
Mumbai were 125 for 7 after the 18th.
Rabada then ended Jayant Yadav’s fight, dismissing him caught and bowled for 23 off 22 with the penultimate delivery of the 19th over.
Rahul Chahar hit a four before Avesh Khan had him caught behind by Pant as Mumbai Indians finished with 137 for 9.