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IPL 2024, DC vs MI, Key Takeaways: DC beat MI by 10 runs in high-scoring affair, reach no. 5

IPL 2024, DC vs MI, Key Takeaways: Fraser Mc-Gurk's 84 off 27 and Rasikh Salam' 3-34 take Delhi Capitals' to 5th place in points table. Mumbai Indians remain at no. 9

IPL 2024, DC vs MI, Key Takeaways_  Jake Fraser Mc-Gurk scored 84 off 27 against MI; DC beat MI _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Fraser Mc-Gurk scored 84 off 27 against MI (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: DC - 257/4 (Jake Fraser-McGurk 84, Tristan Stubbs 48, Jasprit Bumrah 1/35) beat MI - 247/9 (Tilak Verma 63, Hardik Pandya 46, Rasikh Salam 3/34) by 10 runs.

Player of the Match: Jake Fraser-McGurk (84 off 27)

The electrifying clash between the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Mumbai Indians (MI) unfolded as yet another high-scoring spectacle. The Capitals edged Mumbai in the run-fest as the home team emerged victorious by 10 runs courtesy of Jake Fraser-McGurk's powerful knock, followed by a brilliant spell from Rasikh Salam Dar.

Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to bowl first. DC’s Jake Fraser-McGurk came out and chose to make them regret that decision. The Australia batter equalled his own record for the fastest IPL fifty by getting to the milestone in just 15 balls. His blistering fifty gave the Capitals a rocket’s start although he fell after a brilliant 27-ball 84. Piyush Chawla provided MI with their first and much-needed breakthrough as he dismissed the dangerous Fraser-McGurk. Soon Delhi built again as Shai Hope smashed 41 runs off just 17 balls. A late quickfire innings from Tristan Stubbs - an unbeaten 48 off 25 propelled the Capitals to a massive total of 257. 

In the second innings, Mumbai Indians got off to a shaky start. They lost both their openers within the powerplay. Despite their strong performance with the bat until the end, their batters fell short of a few runs. Tilak Verma played a dazzling knock of 63 runs taking the game to the last. Hardik Pandya and Tim David also made notable contributions with their brisk innings. However, their efforts went in vain as they lost the high-scoring game by mere 10 runs.

Key Takeaways from DC vs MI, Match 43, IPL 2024 - Winning team (DC)

Foreign batters add value to Delhi Capitals 

Delhi Capitals have witnessed a notable shift in their batting prowess with the inclusion of foreign batters especially Jake Fraser-McGurk, Tristan Stubbs, and Shai Hope. These overseas players bring a unique blend of talent and experience to the Capitals unit, elevating the team's performance on the field. DC have strategically integrated foreign batters into their squad to add more value and firepower to their batting line-up.

Fraser-McGurk brings a mix of elegance and power to the crease, consistently delivering impactful performances that set the tone for their innings. Meanwhile Stubb's presence strengthens the middle order, elevating the team's performance under pressure situations. Shai Hope, with his elegant yet effective batting style, has brought a touch of class to Delhi's lineup. His blitzkrieg knock in the middle overs assisted the Capitals to rebuild after Fraser-McGurk’s dismissal.

IPL 2024, DC vs MI, Key Takeaways_  Rasikh Salam took 3-34 against MI; DC beat MI _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Rasikh Salam took 3-34 against MI (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
⁠Rasikh Salam Dar shines in the middle overs

Rasikh Salam Dar has emerged as a valuable asset for Delhi Capitals in the middle overs.  He showcased his prowess as a bowler, significantly impacting Delhi's performance during crucial phases of the game. Rasikh took two wickets in the middle overs including the crucial wicket of the dangerous looking MI skipper Hardik Pandya. He also bowled a decent over at the death, claiming one wicket.

He has been instrumental in Delhi's success during the middle overs, showcasing his talent as a bowler who can pick up key wickets when needed. Rasikh's ability to mix up his pace, use variations in his bowling, and maintain a tight line and length has made him a formidable bowler during the important phase of the innings.

Key Takeaways from DC vs MI, Match 43, IPL 2024 - Losing team (MI)

Nuwan Thushara and Hardik Pandya need to contribute more in bowling

The Mumbai Indians have long been known for their formidable batting lineup, but in recent times, there has been a growing emphasis on the performance of their bowling unit. Skipper Hardik Pandya and the latest addition Nuwan Thushara have consistently failed to make a significant impact in that aspect.

Thushara went for 56 runs in his four-over spell whereas Pandya leaked 41 runs in his two overs. Mumbai need more consistent performances from these two. Improvement from Nuwan Thushara and Hardik Pandya in Mumbai's bowling lineup will be crucial to the team's success in upcoming matches. They need to improve and contribute more with the ball.

Statistical Highlights from DC vs MI, IPL 2024
  • This was the seventh time Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Rishabh Pant in T20s.

  • Delhi Capitals registered their highest ever IPL total.

  • Juke Fraser-McGurk smashed the joint-fastest fifty for Delhi Capitals and overall joint-fourth fastest in the IPL history.

  • Jasprit Bumrah registered his most expensive over in IPL 2024 by conceding 18 runs.

IPL 2024 Points Table
IPL 2024 Points Table

Points Table Scenario & What’s Next

With their close victory over MI, the Delhi Capitals have now moved to fifth position on the points table with ten points. Whereas, Mumbai Indians are at the ninth spot with six points.

Next up, Gujarat Titans (GT) will face Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at their home ground, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad in an afternoon clash on April 28.


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