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Mumbai Indians Creates History With Win Against Delhi Capitals

By Akanksha - April 08, 2024 08:43 PM

At the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, the five-time champion Mumbai Indians (MI) created history by winning 150 T20 matches, the most of any cricket club. This landmark was reached by the Blue and Gold team in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game in Mumbai against the Delhi Capitals (DC). Thanks to some strong hitting from Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma in the opening innings, as well as later on from Tim David and Romario Shepherd down the order, MI was able to hold off the goal of 235 runs. In 20 overs, DC could only muster 205/8.

The 150 victories that the Mumbai Indians have achieved do not include victories in Super Overs after draws. Except for the IPL and the now-cancelled Champions League T20, MI has participated in 273 games, winning 150 and losing 117. Two games had no outcome. In Super Over, MI has each won two matches and lost two.

Second position goes to CSK, who have won 148 times throughout their history. CSK has played 253 T20 matches in all during its existence, winning 148 and losing 101. Two matches have finished in a draw, while the five-time champions have lost two Super Over matches following a drawn regular game.

The Indian squad, which has 140 wins in 219 games (excluding their four Super Over victories) is ranked third. One match resulted in a draw, six ended in no result, and 68 ended in losses.

The most victories by an IPL team at a stadium, MI's 50th at Wankhede Stadium (including Super Over victories) came from this victory. The second-place team is the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), who have won 48 games at their Eden Gardens home venue. CSK has won 47 games at Chepauk Stadium.

Notably, in all 14 games when they have defended totals of 200 runs or more, the Mumbai Indians have emerged victorious.

Before the game, DC won the toss and chose to bowl first against MI. MI's innings were set in motion by an explosive opening partnership of 80 runs between Rohit Sharma (49 in 27 balls, with six fours and three sixes) and Ishan Kishan (42 in 23 balls, with four boundaries and two sixes). Tim David (45* in 21 balls, with two fours and four sixes) and Romario Shepherd (39* in 10 balls, with three fours and four sixes) helped MI make 234/5 in their 20 overs after a brief lull that was prevented from getting much worse by captain Hardik Pandya's 39 in 33 balls, with three fours and a six.

Anrich Nortje (2/65) and Axar Patel (2/35) were DC's best bowlers.

Following David Warner's early exit from the run chase, Prithvi Shaw (66 in 40 balls, with eight fours and three sixes) and Abhishek Porel (41 in 31 balls, with five fours) kept DC in the hunt. Their partnership for the second wicket amounted to 88 runs.

However, the pace of scoring declined, and DC was only able to muster 205/8, losing by 29 runs, despite Tristan Stubbs's explosive 71* in 25 balls with three fours and seven sixes.

MI's two best bowlers were Gerald Coetzee (4/34) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/22).

Romario Shepherd won 'Player of the Match' honours for his blistering 39* and one wicket taken.

With one victory, three defeats, and two points, MI is ranked ninth in the standings. With five victories in a row and two points, DC sits at the bottom.

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