Delhi Capitals are eliminated while Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to secure the fourth spot
Jasprit Bumrah took figures of 3/25 in his four-over spell as Mumbai Indians (MI) restricted Delhi Capitals (DC) to 159/7 in 20 overs eventually winning by five wickets in the penultimate league match of IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Wicketkeeper and opening batter Ishan Kishan scored 48 while Tim David hammered 34 off just 11 which included two fours and four towering sixes to seal the deal for MI and eliminate DC from the campaign. With this victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are through to the Play-Offs and will contest with Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator clash.
Speaking about how the match went by, captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first. DC got off to a disastrous start as opener David Warner and the man-in-form Mitchell Marsh got dismissed for five and zero respectively. Prithvi Shaw who made a comeback to the team managed to score 24 off 23. Skipper Rishabh Pant amassed 39 while big-hitter Rovman Powell mustered 43 off just 34 which included a boundary and four maximums. Bumrah bowled the latter to keep the Capital’s score to under 160.
Chasing 160 to win, Rohit’s calamitous season was summed up as he got out for two after facing 13 deliveries. He endured his worst season with a total of just 268 runs to his name in 14 innings. Rohit had scored 286 runs in the 2018 edition and this campaign turned out to be a nightmare for him. Ishan kept going for MI as he slammed three fours and four sixes in his knock of 48. Young Dewald Brevis who also made a comeback scored 37 off 33.
But just when things looked to be in MI’s favour both Ishan and Brevis got dismissed and it opened the doors for DC. Tim David was caught behind off the very first ball against Shardul Thakur only to be not reviewed by Pant. He made DC pay with his quickfire innings which put curtains on the Capital’s campaign. MI ended the season at rock bottom with just four wins while Pant’s team just missed out on the Play-Offs spot to finish fifth. For his solid spell, Jasprit Bumrah won the Player of the Match award.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 69 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2022:
148 – Jasprit Bumrah surpassed Harbhajan Singh (147) and is now the second-highest wicket-taker (148) for MI in all T20s. Lasith Malinga tops the chart with 195 wickets to his name.
37/3 – DC recorded their lowest score of 37/3 in the powerplay this campaign. Their previous lowest total was 38/1 against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
55/4 – DC also registered their lowest total of 55/4 after ten overs this season. Their previous lowest was 73/2 against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the halfway mark.
268 – Rohit Sharma scored 268 runs this season which is the least he has managed in any IPL edition. He had amassed 286 runs in the year 2018.
100 – Daniel Sams reached the landmark of 100 wickets in T20 cricket.
27/1 – MI scripted their lowest total of 27/1 in the powerplay in IPL 2022. They had scored just 35/1 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) previously.
397 – Tilak Varma smashed the fourth-most runs (397) by an uncapped player in their debut IPL season. Shaun Marsh scored 616 in 2008, Devdutt Padikkal 473 in 2020, and Shreyas Iyer 439 in 2015.
22 – Rohit has now gone 22 innings without a half-century in the IPL.
19.14 – Rohit ended his disastrous season at an average of just 19.14 in 14 innings.
21 – Kuldeep Yadav equalled Pragyan Ojha for most wickets (21) by a left-arm spinner in an IPL campaign. Ojha snared those scalps in the year 2009.