A ruthless Mumbai Indians gained an unprecedented fifth Indian Premier League title as Delhi Capitals, for all their efforts and ambitions, have been left to take care of a runner-up end following a five-wicket defeat right here on Tuesday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the entrance with a 51-ball 68 as MI chased down a goal of 157 18.four overs after Trent Boult (three/30) had lowered the Capitals to 22 for 3 with a wonderful show of quick bowling.
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer’s unbeaten fifty lifted Delhi Capitals to 156 for seven after the defending champions had them in all types of hassle within the summit showdown of the 13th version of the profitable occasion.
Opting to bat after profitable the toss, DC have been tottering at 22 for 3 in fourth over earlier than the duo of Iyer (65 off 50 balls), and Rishabh Pant (56 off 38 balls) added 96 runs for the fourth wicket to steer their crew to security.
Pant hit 4 boundaries and two sixes on the best way to his first fifty of the season, whereas Iyer struck six fours and two maximums.
Mumbai Indians have been off to the very best begin with Trent Boult squaring Marcus Stoinis all finally ends up with the ultimate’s very first supply.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan have been dismissed very quickly, and the Capitals quickly discovered themselves in a sport of hassle.
Delhi Capitals: 156/7 in 20 overs (Shreyas Iyer 65 not out, Rishabh Pant 56; Trent Boult three/30 , Nathan Coulter-Nile 2/29).
Mumbai Indians: 157/5 in 18.four overs (Rohit Sharma 68 off 50 balls).