Heartbreak at the Wankhede Ends Delhi Capitals’ Run in IPL 2022

MI vs DC in 50 Words

 



After early jitters in the powerplay, Powell and Pant consolidated and attacked to get us to a fighting total of 159/7 on a tough batting pitch. The DC bowling group fought until the last over. Alas, the Playoffs weren’t to be in 2022 as MI managed a 5-wicket win.


RP² to the Rescue

In a virtual knockout game, we could have used some luck at the start with the toss. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way and we had to bat first. There was just the one change in the line up, with Prithvi Shaw coming back and Lalit Yadav missing out.


After a cautious start, the powerplay went downhill for us starting with the wicket of Warner in the 3rd over. The in-form man Mitchell Marsh followed the next over, with Bumrah hitting just the right length to find the edge to slip. When a searing Bumrah bouncer got the better of Shaw in the final over of the powerplay, the troubles seemed to mount for DC. We’d lost 3 wickets with the field restrictions in place and just 37 runs on the board.

With exactly 50 runs on the board, we lost Sarfaraz too. Pant and Powell got together in the middle to resurrect the innings with a Playoff spot on the line. In the second half of the innings, despite the conditions, DC added 104 runs to get to a fighting total.

 


A large part of the credit for that should go to RP² who put on 75 runs for the 5th wicket. Powell showed his intent in the 12th over with two sixes off Shokeen and made the most of his momentum. Pant maximised on anything loose. He collected 19 runs off a Ramandeep Singh over with two fours and a six, but unfortunately lost his wicket in the same over for 39.

 


Rovman Powell played a fiery pull off Bumrah to deposit another six into the stands, but Bumrah got right back with an accurate yorker in his next over to dismiss Powell for a brilliant 43.

 


Axar’s cameo of 19 from 10 balls with two sixes lifted us to 159/7 in our quota of 20 overs. It was all on our bowlers now.


A Valiant Fight with the Ball

Khaleel Ahmed and Anrich Nortje had contrasting starts with the new ball. While Khaleel got the ball to move and asked questions of the batters every ball, Nortje was taken for three boundaries in his first over.

The 3rd over of the chase was perhaps the best over we’ve witnessed all season that didn’t have a 𝐖 somewhere in it. Khaleel got the ball to move both ways at pace to beat Rohit Sharma’s edge every ball of the over except one. He was extremely unlucky to not have a wicket to show for his brilliance with the ball.

 


Anrich Nortje came roaring back in the 6th over to get Rohit for 2 off 13 balls, and MI were restricted to 27/1 in the powerplay. Brevis and Kishan got the odd boundary away to get to 62 at the halfway mark.

 


Kuldeep got rid of Ishan Kishan for 48 having deceived him in the air, while Shardul Thakur got Brevis for 37 in the 15th to send both set batters back in the hut.

 


The ball after the Brevis dismissal turned out to be a pivotal moment, as an appeal for caught behind was turned down by the umpire with 65 runs still left to get from 33 balls.

Tim David was on nought facing his first ball, and Pant and Co. opted to not take the review. As fate would have it, replays and Snicko suggested that the dangerous finisher had got bat on it. He went on to score 34 from the next 9 balls to almost take the game away from our grasp, before Thakur came back to get him in the 18th.

That left the DC death bowlers to defend 14 from 12, which the Mumbai Indians managed to knock off with 5 balls to spare.

It was an emotional heartbreak at the Wankhede for the fans and players alike, but we’re all still proud of the fight that the team put up. DC will be back to roar next season with renewed vigour and focus, and we’ll all be right behind them as always, won’t we?

 

 



Brief Scores

Delhi Capitals 159/7 in 20 overs (Rovman Powell 43 off 34, Rishabh Pant 39 off 33, Jasprit Bumrah 3/25, Ramandeep Singh 2/29) lost to Mumbai Indians 160/5 in 19.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 48 off 35, Dewald Brevis 37 off 33, Shardul Thakur 2/32, Anrich Nortje 2/37)

Heartbreak at the Wankhede Ends Delhi Capitals’ Run in IPL 2022

MI vs DC in 50 Words

 



After early jitters in the powerplay, Powell and Pant consolidated and attacked to get us to a fighting total of 159/7 on a tough batting pitch. The DC bowling group fought until the last over. Alas, the Playoffs weren’t to be in 2022 as MI managed a 5-wicket win.


RP² to the Rescue

In a virtual knockout game, we could have used some luck at the start with the toss. Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way and we had to bat first. There was just the one change in the line up, with Prithvi Shaw coming back and Lalit Yadav missing out.


After a cautious start, the powerplay went downhill for us starting with the wicket of Warner in the 3rd over. The in-form man Mitchell Marsh followed the next over, with Bumrah hitting just the right length to find the edge to slip. When a searing Bumrah bouncer got the better of Shaw in the final over of the powerplay, the troubles seemed to mount for DC. We’d lost 3 wickets with the field restrictions in place and just 37 runs on the board.

With exactly 50 runs on the board, we lost Sarfaraz too. Pant and Powell got together in the middle to resurrect the innings with a Playoff spot on the line. In the second half of the innings, despite the conditions, DC added 104 runs to get to a fighting total.

 


A large part of the credit for that should go to RP² who put on 75 runs for the 5th wicket. Powell showed his intent in the 12th over with two sixes off Shokeen and made the most of his momentum. Pant maximised on anything loose. He collected 19 runs off a Ramandeep Singh over with two fours and a six, but unfortunately lost his wicket in the same over for 39.

 


Rovman Powell played a fiery pull off Bumrah to deposit another six into the stands, but Bumrah got right back with an accurate yorker in his next over to dismiss Powell for a brilliant 43.

 


Axar’s cameo of 19 from 10 balls with two sixes lifted us to 159/7 in our quota of 20 overs. It was all on our bowlers now.


A Valiant Fight with the Ball

Khaleel Ahmed and Anrich Nortje had contrasting starts with the new ball. While Khaleel got the ball to move and asked questions of the batters every ball, Nortje was taken for three boundaries in his first over.

The 3rd over of the chase was perhaps the best over we’ve witnessed all season that didn’t have a 𝐖 somewhere in it. Khaleel got the ball to move both ways at pace to beat Rohit Sharma’s edge every ball of the over except one. He was extremely unlucky to not have a wicket to show for his brilliance with the ball.

 


Anrich Nortje came roaring back in the 6th over to get Rohit for 2 off 13 balls, and MI were restricted to 27/1 in the powerplay. Brevis and Kishan got the odd boundary away to get to 62 at the halfway mark.

 


Kuldeep got rid of Ishan Kishan for 48 having deceived him in the air, while Shardul Thakur got Brevis for 37 in the 15th to send both set batters back in the hut.

 


The ball after the Brevis dismissal turned out to be a pivotal moment, as an appeal for caught behind was turned down by the umpire with 65 runs still left to get from 33 balls.

Tim David was on nought facing his first ball, and Pant and Co. opted to not take the review. As fate would have it, replays and Snicko suggested that the dangerous finisher had got bat on it. He went on to score 34 from the next 9 balls to almost take the game away from our grasp, before Thakur came back to get him in the 18th.

That left the DC death bowlers to defend 14 from 12, which the Mumbai Indians managed to knock off with 5 balls to spare.

It was an emotional heartbreak at the Wankhede for the fans and players alike, but we’re all still proud of the fight that the team put up. DC will be back to roar next season with renewed vigour and focus, and we’ll all be right behind them as always, won’t we?

 

 



Brief Scores

Delhi Capitals 159/7 in 20 overs (Rovman Powell 43 off 34, Rishabh Pant 39 off 33, Jasprit Bumrah 3/25, Ramandeep Singh 2/29) lost to Mumbai Indians 160/5 in 19.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 48 off 35, Dewald Brevis 37 off 33, Shardul Thakur 2/32, Anrich Nortje 2/37)

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