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DC vs MI: Twitter Reacts As Calm Lalit Yadav & Axar Patel Take Delhi Capitals Home vs Mumbai Indians In Their Tournament Opener

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Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) by 4 wickets at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday, March 27 to win their opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022

Earlier, Delhi Capitals won the toss and opted to bowl first in the match. Basil Thampi, Murugan Ashwin, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Tymal Mills and Daniel Sams made their debut for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

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On the other hand, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Tim Seifert, Rovman Powell and Kuldeep Yadav made their debut for Delhi Capitals in the 15th edition of the tournament.

The 4 overseas players in Mumbai Indians’ playing XI were Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Daniel Sams and Tymal Mills. Kolkata Knight Riders, however, fielded only 2 overseas players including Rovman Powell and Tim Seifert.

Also, this was only the second occasion in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history when a team fielded only two overseas players in the final XI in IPL. The first time it happened was in 2011 when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had played Eoin Morgan and Jacques Kallis as their two overseas players in the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

While batting first Mumbai Indians (MI) were off to a flying start as both Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan fired with the bat. The Mumbai Indians opening duo batted brilliantly and at the end of the powerplay, Mumbai Indians were at 53/0.

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Kuldeep Yadav picked up the first wicket for his team by dismissing MI captain Rohit Sharma in the 9th over. Rohit Sharma scored 41 runs off 32 balls, including 4 fours and 2 sixes. Also, Kuldeep Yadav picked up his second wicket by dismissing Anmolpreet Singh for 8 in the 11th over.

Young Tilak Varma looked brilliant in his debut game and he scored 22 runs off 15 balls, including 3 fours before losing his wicket in the 15th over, which was bowled by Khaleel Ahmed. Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Kieron Pollard on the 5th ball of the 16th over and Pollard was able to contribute only 3 runs off 6 balls for Mumbai Indians.

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Then, Tim David also got out after smashing one six but opener Ishan Kishan batted sensationally and helped Mumbai Indians score 177 runs. Overall, Ishan Kishan scored 81 runs off 48 balls, including 11 fours and 2 sixes.

While chasing the target, Delhi Capitals openers Prithvi Shaw and Tim Seifert were off to a good start but Mumbai Indians leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin came to bowl the 4th over of the match and he bagged the wickets of Seifert and Mandeep Singh by giving away just one run in the over.

Also, Tymal Mills dismissed Rishabh Pant on the first ball of the 5th over and at the end of the powerplay, Delhi Capitals were at 46/3. In the 10th over of the match, Basil Thampi cleaned up Prithvi Shaw and Rovman Powell. Thampi picked up his 3rd wicket by dismissing Shardul Thakur, who played an amazing 22-run cameo knock.

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In the end, Lalit Yadav scored amazing 48 runs and Axar Patel smashed 38 runs to snatch the win away from the Rohit Sharma-led side.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To Delhi Capitals’ Win Over Mumbai Indians Courtesy A Calculated Chase By Lalit Yadav And Axar Patel

Also Read: DC vs MI: Watch – Kuldeep Yadav Picks The Big Fish Of Rohit Sharma After A Decent Start

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