MI vs DC, Qualifier 1 Live: Delhi fight back with quick wickets

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16.1 overs: OUT! Wicket first-ball for Marcus Stoinis. Krunal Pandya tries to go over third-man but mistimes. Hits it straight into the hands of Daniel Sams at the fence. Krunal falls for 13. MI 140/5
15.5 overs: SIX! That has just vanished! Short from Anrich Nortje and Krunal Pandya magnificently pulls it over the deep square leg fence. A 90-metre strike from Krunal. MI 135/4
15.2 overs: FOUR! Full toss from Anrich Nortje and Ishan Kishan beautifully plays it in the deep square-leg region to pick up his third boundary. Exquisite timing on that occasion from Kishan.
14.5 overs: FOUR! SIX! Back-to-back boundaries for Ishan Kishan off Kagiso Rabada. First a four in the mid-wicket region and then the maximum over the deep square-leg fence was an absolute stunner from Kishan. MI 121/4
End of 14th over: A tidy third over from Daniel Sams. Just five runs from it. Delhi Capitals now applying pressure on Mumbai Indians‘ batsmen with some smart bowling, bringing down the run rate. MI 108/4
12.2 overs: OUT! Delhi Capitals pulling Mumbai Indians back in this contest. Ashwin now removes Kieron Pollard for a two-ball duck. Third wicket for Ashwin in this match. Pollard goes big on the leg side but mistimes. Kagiso Rabada at long-on makes no mistake. MI 101/4
11.5 overs: OUT! Short-ball strategy works for Anrich Nortje. This time Surya hits the ball straight to Daniel Sams at fine-leg. Reckless from Surya. He was batting beautifully up till now. Gets itchy for runs and pays the price with his wicket. Surya walks back for 51.
100 up for Mumbai Indians!
Suryakumar hits Anrich Nortje in the mid-wicket region for a four as 100 comes up for Mumbai Indians in just 11.3 overs. Surya brings up his 50 as well with that boundary. A terrific knock from Surya in this crunch game.
End of 11th over: A tight over from Kagiso Rabada. Just three singles from it. Anrich Nortje now comes back into the attack. MI 96/2

Halfway through Mumbai Indians innings and they have just looked ruthless. Even after the dismissal of Quinton de Kock (40), Suryakumar (45*) has continued to attack the Delhi Capitals bowlers. In-form Ishan Kishan (5*) is the new man in providing able support to Surya out in the middle. MI 93/2 after 10 overs
8.5 overs: FOUR! Short from Daniel Sams and Suryakumar whacks it behind square on the leg side. One bounce and over the fence. MI 85/2
7.4 overs: OUT! Ashwin gets his second wicket. This time he catches the big fish as Quinton de Kock mistimes and hits straight down the throat of Shihar Dhawan at long-off. De Kock walks back after a fiery 40 off just 25 ball. MI 78/2
7.2 overs: SIX! A maximum this time from Suryakumar off Ashwin. Gets down on one knee and slams Ashwin over the deep mid-wicket fence.
6.5 overs: FOUR! A cracking cut shot from Suryakumar off Axar Patel. Waited till the last moment and then hits the ball to the third-man fence. MI 70/1
6.1 overs: Review lost by Delhi Capitals! Quinton de Kock goes for the reverse sweep off Axar Patel but misses. The ball goes straight into the gloves for Rishabh Pant and he appealed at least four times, looking pretty convinced that the ball hit De Kock glove. But multiple replays and ultra edge confirm that there was nothing involved. De Kock survives as DC lose their only review. MI 63/1
End of powerplay! And Mumbai Indians are off to a blistering start in this Qualifier 1. Both Quinton de Kock and Suryakumar Yadav dealing in boundaries at the moment. 11 runs including a six and a four from Ashwin’s final over of the powerplay. MI 63/1 after 6 overs
Quinton de Kock 38*
Suryakumar 22*
50 up for Mumbai Indians in just 4.4 overs!
Suryakumar Yadav brings up Mumbai’s fifty with a boundary in the mid-wicket region. A flying start for MI even after losing Rohit Sharma for a duck.
Quinton de Kock 38*
Suryakumar 12*
4.3 overs: FOUR! Short from Anrich Nortje and Suryakumar Yadav pulls it in style to collect his first boundary. MI 48/1
3.3 overs: SIX! First maximum of the match comes from the bat of Quinton de Kock. Hits Axar Patel over the long-on fence. MI 40/1
End of 3rd over: Another decent over for Mumbai Indians. Nine runs including a boundary from Kagiso Rabada’s first over. Yet another boundary for Quinton de Kock in that over. The run rate for MI at the moment is 10.33. De Kock has raced to 26 off just 14 balls. Axar Patel now comes into the attack. DC skipper Shreyas Iyer rotating his bowlers in the powerplay. MI 31/1
1.5 overs: FOUR! Quinton de Kock, at the other end is looking to make the most of the powerplay. Over-cooked outside off from Ashwin and De Kock drives it through covers to collect yet another boundary. MI 21/1
1.3 overs: OUT! Ravichandran strikes for Delhi Capitals in his first over. Traps Rohit Sharma right in front for a first-ball duck. A terrific start from the offie. Hitman walks back without troubling the scorers. MI 15/1
End of 1st over: Phew! Quinton de Kock collects 15 runs from Daniel Sams’ first over including 3 boundaries. A pretty expensive start from Sams. Ravi Ashwin to share the new ball with him from the other end. MI 15/0
0.4 overs: FOUR! This time on the pads from Daniel Sams and Qunton de Kock flicks it in the mid-wicket region to collect his second boundary. MI 10/0
0.1 0vers: FOUR! And a cracking on-drive to the play-offs. Over-pitched from Daniel Sams and Quinton de Kock punches it straight down the ground to collect the first boundary for himself and Mumbai Indians. De Kock is up and running straightaway. MI 4/0
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle to start the Mumbai Indians innings. Daniel Sams has the new ball in hand for the Delhi Capitals. A slip in place for him. Rohit on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Captains at the toss!
Shreyas Iyer: We are going to bowl first. The wicket is dry and with a bit of dew, the wicket should be better to bat. Same team for us.
Rohit Sharma: Looks like a good pitch. We know we are going to bat first now, so just post a good total. We know we have a good bowling line-up to defend any total. Just got to start well and then take it from there. Three changes, Bumrah, Boult and Hardik are back for Pattinson, Dhawal and Tiwary.
Team News – Three changes for Mumbai Indians as Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and Hardik Pandya come back in the playing XI in place of James Pattinson, Dhawal Kulkarni and Saurabh Tiwary. Delhi Capitals remain unchanged.
Toss News, Qualifier 1: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer wins toss, opts to field against Mumbai Indians in Dubai.
Pitch report: “Looks fantastic (the surface). Got a little bit of grass on it which should offer a little bit of pace and bounce. It actually aids the batting side as well and later in the night when dew starts to form then it will aid the batting side as well. 20 of the last 26 games have been won by the team batting second. Sides batting first are tentative and that’s the biggest issue. 160 is the average score here and anything over 180-185 you are in the game,” reckon Simon Doull and Pommie Mbangwa.
Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial encounter. Just under 30 minutes to go for the toss.
The stage is all set for the playoffs as rampaging Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals. A minor slip up in the last game for MI but they will be looking to bounce back today and secure the final spot. Delhi go into the match with a win behind their back after four consecutive losses.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Qualifier 1 of IPL 2020 between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai.

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