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IPL 2020 Final : Mumbai Indians beat Delhi to claim title for fifth time

Defending champions Mumbai Indians retain the record for the fifth time. In the final match of the 13th edition of the league played on Tuesday night in Dubai, Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets.  While  Delhi Capitals dream of winning the title for the first time broke.

Captain Rohit Sharma's brilliant performance

Rohit Sharma played a brilliant innings of 68 off 51 balls for Mumbai while chasing the target. He returned to his form and hit 5 fours and 4 sixes during his innings. In response to Delhi Capitals  156 runs for 7, Mumbai Indians achieved the title by scoring 157 runs for 5 in just18.4 overs.

Great partnerships during Final match

Captain Rohit Sharma started the chase with Quinton de Kock chasing the target. Both added 45 runs in 25 balls for the first wicket. After de Kock was dismissed for 20, Rohit Sharma shared a 45 run off 40 ball partnership with Suryakumar Yadav for the second wicket. For the third wicket, Rohit Sharma along with Ishaan Kishan added 47 runs off 33 balls.

Bolt's stormy bowling

With the help of Trent Boult's stormy bowling, Mumbai won the toss and got Delhi to bat first and stopped Delhi for 156 runs with 7 wickets. Trent Bolt also won the title of Man of the Match.

The struggle of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant

Delhi's start may be start bad but Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant added 96 runs for the fourth wicket for their team. Delhi lost 3 wickets for 22 runs in the beginning.He hit 6 fours and 2 sixes during his innings  Shreyas Iyer scored 65 off 50 balls in his innings. Rishabh Pant scored 56 runs off 39 balls. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Rishabh Pant hit his first half-century of this season.

Published: November 11th, 2020

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