MI vs DC – IPL final 2020 LIVE: Streaming, score, TV channel – Shreyas and Pant lead Delhi fightback after Boult strikes – The Sun
MUMBAI INDIANS made an early statement of intent against Delhi Capitals in the IPL final as they took the wickets of Marcus Stoinis, Ainkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan in just 21 balls.
But Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are leading the fightback for DC as they seek a first ever title.
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- Mumbai XI: Rohit (C), Quinny (WK), Surya, Ishan, Hardik, Polly, Krunal, NCN, Jayant, Boult, Bumrah
- Delhi XI: Shikhar, Ajinkya, Shreyas (C), Rishabh (WK), Stoinis, Hetmyer, Axar, Ashwin, Kagiso, Dubey, Nortje
OVER 12: DELHI CAPITALS 94-3
(Iyer 37, Pant 39)
Krunal out of the attack after his expensive over and in comes Pollard for the first time tonight.
That doesn't stop Pant as he flays the West Indian away for four with a cut behind square.
Iyer finishes the over with a heave over midwicket into the top tier of the Dubai stands.
Pant up to 39 and Iyer now 37 – a strong comeback from Delhi.
OVER 11: DELHI CAPITALS 81-3
(Iyer 30, Pant 34)
Partnership up to 50 – so Sharma turns to Bumrah.
This is only his second over so expect him to have 2 at the death.
Delhi keep the strike turning but only six from the over so Bumrah does his job.
OVER 10: DELHI CAPITALS 75-3
(Iyer 26, Pant 32)
Krunal continues, and Pant breaks the boundary duck with a SIX that crashes into the sightscreen.
And Pant goes again with a massive SIX over cow corner with the fifth ball.
Here comes the counter-attack Delhi needed. 16 runs from that over and Pant has come to the party. Mumbai won't want to see him hang around.
It's Mumbai's game so far.
Projected score only gets Delhi up to 131 from here and that will not be enough – they'll have to get their skates on.
A lot will rest on these two at the crease for Delhi.
Hetmyer is due in next and he can hit them but one of Iyer or Pant needs to go big.
OVER 9: DELHI CAPITALS 59-3
(Iyer 24, Pant 18)
Yadav with the final over before the timeout – his third.
Pant tries dancing down the wicket but can only find the off-side sweeper in the deep, so the wait for a boundary goes on.
Good running makes it an eight-run over and the partnership is up to a very hard-earned 37.
OVER 8: DELHI CAPITALS 51-3
(Iyer 22, Pant 12)
Spin from the other end now as Krunal Pandya comes into the attack.
Mumbai not short of bowling options – that's five now and we haven't seen either Pollard or Hardik Pandya yet.
Good running from Delhi again, but a very tidy over once more from a Mumbai spinner.
That's 3 overs from spin now for 15 runs combined. Solid work from Yadav and Krunal – no boundaries in the last 2 overs.
OVER 7: DELHI CAPITALS 46-3
(Iyer 19, Pant 10)
Change of bowling as Yadav comes back in from the other end to replace Boult.
Pant ups the urgency, running hard after a cover drive from the second ball and flick to fine leg to follow.
Iyer finishes the over by trying a ramp over De Kock's head, but misses the ball completely.
I think De Kock's relieved – he was worried for his safety there judging by the stump mic noises.
OVER 6: DELHI CAPITALS 41-3
(Iyer 19, Pant 5)
Another bowling change as Coulter-Nile comes in.
Pant smashes him away through the covers and it's a CHANCE, but put down.
Harsh to call that a drop from Ishan Kishan – he was full length flying through the air and nearly pulled off a stunner.
Iyer flicks the fifth ball away fine for a boundary. It had been a good over from NCN up until that point.
The Aussie finishes well by cramping Iyer for room and forcing a dot ball, so just 6 runs from that over.
OVER 5: DELHI CAPITALS 35-3
(Iyer 14, Pant 4)
Boult's coming in for a third over and Delhi look to launch a counter attack.
Iyer flays him away over cover for four off the second delivery, and plays an exquisite back foot cover drive with the fifth delivery that brings the same result.
Better for Delhi. They need more of this.
TRENT ON FIRE
SunSport cricket correspondent John Etheridge:
OVER 4: DELHI CAPITALS 25-3
(Iyer 5, Pant 3)
Spin into the attack with immediate reward for Mumbai.
It's Iyer and Pant at the crease now. Delhi need a big rebuild but I'm not sure that word is in Pant's vocabulary.
Pant flicks his second ball in the air away to midwicket for two to get off the mark.
WICKET!!!!!! DELHI 22-3
Spin into the attack – and Yadav clean bowls Dhawan.
A massive heave across the the line as he tries a slog sweep, and his off stump is out of the ground.
Inspired bowling change from Sharma. Delhi in all sorts of trouble.
OVER 3: DELHI CAPITALS 20-2
(Dhawan 14, Iyer 4)
Boult again – and Dhawan dances down the track to lash him away over the top for four into the off side.
An excellent comeback from Boult gets Rahane and brings Iyer to the crease.
Boult is straight on the case – getting an edge first ball that flies over the slips for FOUR, and following up with a ripper of a bouncer into the ribs that popped in the air, but fell safe.
Excellent from Boult. When the ball's swinging, I can't think of a better opening T20 bowler.
Shreyas Iyer in at No 4 – his team need him right now.
Coach Ricky Ponting looking a tad worried on the bench.
Mumbai all over Delhi here.
WICKET!!!!! DELHI 16-2
Boult has another. He strangles Rahane down the leg side.
A faint edge on the way through to De Kock and Rahane doesn't even wait for the umpire's decision.
What a start from Boult. There were fitness concerns but he's allayed them and started like a house on fire.
OVER 2: DELHI CAPITALS 11-1
(Dhawan 9, Rahane 2)
Bumrah will open the bowling at the other end (it doesn't get any easier).
And he gets an EDGE from Dhawan that goes over De Kock and away for a boundary. Heart in mouth moment for Dhawan and Delhi.
And Bumrah produces another ripper of a yorker that Dhawan jussssst keeps out. That was so similar to the ball that got him in Q1 last week.
Threatening from Bumrah. Great start for Mumbai.
OVER 1: DELHI CAPITALS 5-1
(Dhawan 4, Rahane 1)
What a start for Mumbai – a wicket first ball for the swing king Boult.
Rahane comes in at no 3 to steady the ship for Delhi.
There's swing for Boult, but he gets greedy to Dhawan with the fourth delivery as he starts on the pads and Dhawan flicks him away to mid-wicket for four.
WICKET!!!!!!! DELHI 0-1
Boult has Stoinis first ball. What a start for Mumbai.
A pearler of a delivery that finds the outside edge on the way through to De Kock.
A golden duck for Stoinis. A very good tournament comes to a disappointing early end.
Trent Boult has the ball in hand to bowl the first over.
Stoinis takes guard at the striker's end.
Here comes the final countdown – and the umpire shouts PLAY.
The IPL final is UNDERWAY…
HERE THEY COME
The teams are on their way to the middle.
Mumbai pass through the sparkly fireworks first led by Rohit Sharma.
And for Delhi to open it will be Dhawan and Aussie Marcus Stoinis like it was against Sunrisers in Q2 on Sunday.
HEAD TO HEAD
Mumbai won both group stage matches chasing, and they won by batting first last week in Qualifier 1.
Delhi needed to bat first I feel, that gives them a chance. Chasing in a final with Boult and Bumrah steaming in… no thanks.
EYES ON THE PRIZE
This is what it's all about…
Not long now. We're minutes away.
WHAT'S A GOOD SCORE?
Commentators say it's a beauty of a pitch again in Dubai – a balance between bat and ball.
The ball has come onto the bat nicely for stroke-makers, the seamers have had bounce and carry, and there's been something in it for the spinners.
Mumbai racked up 200 here the other night against Delhi in Qualifier 1. Delhi will be looking for close to that, at least 175/180 batting first.
COMING OF AGE?
Shreyas Iyer can take a leap forward and become a true superstar if he guides Delhi to their maiden IPL victory tonight.
The Delhi captain: “I think batting really worked for us last game, so sticking to that. When you have a really good total on the board, the bowling confidence we're carrying, it's been our strength. Putting a good total would be good and the wicket looks amazing.
“Credit goes to Mumbai, the way they've played over the years and this season. But we've got nothing to lose. We've got so many ups and downs and I think we should ensure we have no regrets going out of here.”
200 NOT OUT
200th IPL match tonight for Rohit Sharma, an excellent milestone.
The Mumbai captain at the toss: “To be honest we were confused, so don't mind losing the toss and fielding first. It feels great to be a part of another final. It will be a cracker. The plan is to bowl aggressively and do our things right.”
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