TATA IPL 2024: Rasikh, Mukesh Star as Delhi Capitals Edge Mumbai by 10 Runs


TATA IPL 2024: Rasikh, Mukesh Star as Delhi Capitals Edge Mumbai by 10 Runs
Delhi Capitals clinched a 10-run victory over Mumbai Indians at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, with fast bowlers Rasikh Salam and Mukesh Kumar each claiming three wickets. In yet another high-scoring match at the venue, opener Jake Fraser-McGurk showcased his form with a stunning 84 runs, achieving a fifty in just 15 balls. Tristan Stubbs contributed with an unbeaten 48 as DC posted a formidable total of 257/4.
Responding to Delhi Capitals' impressive bowling display, Rasikh's figures of 3-34 and Mukesh's 3-54, supported by Khaleel Ahmed's 2-45, restricted Mumbai Indians to 247/9. Despite Tilak Varma's 63, Hardik Pandya's 46, and Tim David's 37, Mumbai's chase fell short. The victory propelled DC past defending champions Chennai Super Kings, securing fifth place in the points table with 10 points from 10 games.
Chasing 258, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma hit five boundaries between themselves – four of them hit by the former. Khaleel took out a scratchy Rohit when he got him to slice to mid-off. Ishan soon went back to the pavilion after miscuing a loft to mid-off against Mukesh.
Impact player Suryakumar Yadav looked dangerous when he brought out his wristy flick, glance, cut, one-handed loft and slice to make a 13-ball 26, before lobbing a catch to cover off a slower off-cutter from Khaleel as MI ended the Power-play at 65/3, marking it the third time they lost three wickets in the six-over phase of IPL 2024.
Hardik kept MI in the hunt by hitting Kuldeep Yadav for three fours and a six to collect 19 runs off the ninth over before Tilak lofted and reverse-swept Axar Patel for six and four respectively in the tenth over. Hardik pulled and sliced Mukesh for six and four respectively, before miscuing a slog to mid-wicket off a slower ball from impact player Rasikh.
Two balls later, Rasikh took out Nehal Wadhera, who nicked behind to Pant. Tilak was at his proactive best in taking 21 runs off Kuldeep in the 15th over – pulling and lofting for a brace of sixes, before heaving and reverse-sweeping for two fours. Tilak reached his fifty in 25 balls by heaving Lizaad Williams over fine leg for four.
Requiring 64 runs in the final three overs, Tim David showcased his prowess by hitting Mukesh for two sixes over the long-on boundary and a pulled four. Rishabh Pant's decision to stand up to the stumps paid off as Mukesh successfully trapped David lbw. However, Tilak concluded the eventful over by elegantly guiding a Mukesh full toss over backward square leg for six.
With 41 runs required from the final 12 deliveries, Rasikh made a crucial breakthrough by inducing Mohammad Nabi to hole out to long-on in a 16-run 19th over. The equation tightened further as Tilak fell victim to a run-out on the first ball of the last over, and Chawla was caught at long-on
Source: IANS