Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals: The defending champions have registered their fifth Indian Premier League title by beating Delhi Capitals.
During the final match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai, Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets to lift their fifth IPL trophy.
Chasing a below par 157-run target, Indians thrived on the back of captain Rohit Sharma’s 39th IPL half-century. Opening the batting alongside wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock (20), the pair accumulated 45 runs in the first four overs before de Kock was dismissed by Delhi all-rounder Marcus Stoinis.
Sharma, who hadn’t been at this best in IPL 2020 until tonight, stood tall on his potential to grab the biggest opportunity of the season. Having committed an error during the dismissal of Suryakumar Yadav (19), Sharma seemed to have made it a point to make amends in the form of sealing the chase at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
While Sharma was unable to take his team past the victory line, him scoring 68 (51) with the help of five fours and four sixes before getting out in the 17th over was enough for the other MI batsmen to complete the required on-field formalities.
After Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chose to bat, a 98-run partnership for the fourth wicket between himself and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant (56) powered DC to 156/7 in 20 overs after being reduced to 22/3 in the powerplay.
Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 10, 2020
#Mi isn’t just the best team in the #IPL, they’re the best team on the planet. Head and shoulders above the rest. Winning the crown is difficult…defending it is even tougher. Only the second team to do so in the IPL. 👏👏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 10, 2020
🏆 CHAMPIONS! 🏆
Congratulations to #IPL2020 winners, Mumbai Indians! 🎉🎉
🇮🇳 Rohit Sharma and 🇳🇿 Trent Boult starred as they beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets 👏 pic.twitter.com/lhDkeUi0S2
— ICC (@ICC) November 10, 2020
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) November 10, 2020
Two-notch-above the rest! We see the success… often miss the preparation and planning done by a champion team. Congratulations team @mipaltan and the management… 😇👍 #IPLfinal #IPL2020 #MumbaiIndians #champion #MIvsDC pic.twitter.com/ZmE7fbRmiQ
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) November 10, 2020
Congratulations @mipaltan: the greatest T20 team of all time & quite possibly the best. That is one of the most dominant IPL campaigns ever (they only lost three in regular time) & they did it while missing Rohit for four matches & with Hardik not bowling a single ball. #IPL2020
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) November 10, 2020
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 10, 2020
— Ryan Sidebottom (@RyanSidebottom) November 10, 2020
Great #IPL … The best team in the world won at a canter … Full credit to all players for producing an incredible standard in these testing times … Without question the IPL is the best T20 tournament by a country mile … #India
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) November 10, 2020
— Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx) November 10, 2020
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) November 10, 2020
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) November 10, 2020
— Ian Bell (@Ian_Bell) November 10, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 10, 2020
Which other team comes to mind when you think of Mumbai Indians’ IPL dominance in the last eight years? #IPLfinal
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) November 10, 2020
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) November 10, 2020
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 10, 2020
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) November 10, 2020
Teams are chasing @mipaltan … While they continue to chase greatness. 5 titles in 13 seasons! Full team effort from a team full of champions.. Odd-even rule… bhi jao bhool. #MI are just too good, Yet again #IPLfinal
— Jatin Sapru (@jatinsapru) November 10, 2020
And once again amchi @mipaltan is the champion!
Congratulations team #MumbaiIndians for clinching the IPL title for the fifth time !@ImRo45 , you have been a great captain.
Proud of you all !#IPLfinal2020
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) November 10, 2020
— CPL T20 (@CPL) November 10, 2020
— Huma S Qureshi (@humasqureshi) November 10, 2020
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