It was always going to be a dog fight on that slow pitch in Chepauk. And the old dogs took the limelight for the Capitals. After 4/24’s Amit Mishra fate kept the Mumbai Indians’ powerful batting line-up, it was Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith, scoring 42 45 and 29 33, respectively, who took it upon themselves to take the deep play on an uneven surface. . They made sure that the young intermediate order was not left behind with the heavy lifting. Smith and Dhawan relied more on the holes against the spinners and on the running. The weird limit still comes in handy in a tricky little chase. Dhawan once again exhibited his lineup as a cricketer.
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The four well-in-their-thirties made it easier for a 24-year-old couple to Lalit Yadav (22 * on 25 balls) and Shimron Hetmyer (14 * on 9 balls) to help the Capitals register their first win over MI after five. . Games.
Capitals moved away from the general tendency to be ultra-aggressive in Powerplay while chasing a low score in Chennai. They believed in preserving the counters at the back. You know the Capitals fell under the skin of the Indians of Mumbai when Jasprit Bumrah passed twice in the 19th.
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Much of the Capitals’ success on Tuesday was due to their bowlers making sure MI was 13 below the total that successfully defended at this venue. Mishra has been a mainstay of the IPL. Like Dhawan, he has yet to have a regular season. He might not be the fastest on the turf, but he certainly knows how to get the most out of the right surfaces. In a comeback game of sorts, Mishra brought out his cunning slow leg-turners on slow Chepauk pitch to help the Delhi capitals restrict the Mumbai Indians to a modest 137/9 on Tuesday.
About four years ago, Mishra almost gave in to the bowling dart trend in T20 cricket. He has now returned to his curly leggies being his stock ball. He was expected to do some work in this field. But it also came with delivery pressure, especially when MI skipper Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav looked on in compelling contact against the new ball.
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“Pace off the ball” was the only mantra used by the Capitals. They had no experience playing on this pitch and they started with Marcus Stoinis’ mid-pace cutters, who knocked out Quinton from Kock. But the Mumbai Indians, perhaps, came with a lot more baggage to play on this surface. And the Capitals’ tactics seemed to have caught them off guard.
MI was sucked in by the temptation to outdo himself. Avesh Khan knocked out Surya for a 15-ball 24 before Mishra got in on the act. Rohit, knocked out 44th of 29, couldn’t resist another big blow after sending Mishra into the stands for a whopping six.
In the span of three bullets, Rohit and Hardik Pandya fell to Mishra in a similar fashion, hitting him directly in Steve Smith’s throat at the long limit. In essence, Rohit hit contrary to what he said after the last game. He emphasized the importance of the game batsman to hit long and deep in the innings.
This allowed Ishan Kishan to remove him with Jayant Yadav from 84/6. Ishan and Jayant scored 26 and 23 respectively to give MI-shaped bowlers something to play with.