Mumbai Indians win fifth IPL title after Rohit Sharma leads them to a storming win over Delhi Capitals | Cricket News


first_img 10:52 As it was, the contrast could hardly have been more stark as Rohit set the tone, hitting Ravichandran Ashwin over long on for a six in the first over before De Kock climbed into Rabada in the next, taking his compatriot for 18, included a six that sailed over the legside and into the stands.Rohit gave another South African, Anrich Nortje, the same treatment and even the dismissal of De Kock, caught behind to Stoinis’ first ball, did nothing to slow Mumbai as Suryakumar Yadav came in and slapped his first ball through cover for four and lifted the next over fine leg for six.Even after a quiet sixth over, Mumbai were 61-1 at the end of the powerplay and well ahead of the rate. Rohit Sharma and his Mumbai Indians side lift the IPL trophy after winning the tournament for the fifth time Delhi Capitals tasted defeat in their first IPL final despite the best efforts of captain Shreyas Iyer (65no from 50) and Rishabh Pant (56 from 38), who rescued them from 22-3 and helped Ricky Ponting’s men post a respectable 156-7.The game got off to a dramatic start as Trent Boult, whose participation had been in doubt due to a groin injury, produced a beauty first ball to have Marcus Stoinis caught behind. 0:53 Substitute Delhi Capitals fielder Lalit Yadav took a superb diving catch to dismiss Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the IPL Final Substitute Delhi Capitals fielder Lalit Yadav took a superb diving catch to dismiss Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in the IPL Final Rohit’s fine innings was eventually brought to an end by Nortje thanks to a brilliant catch in the deep from sub fielder Lalit Yadav but Pollard came in and struck successive fours to take Mumbai ever closer.He was bowled by Rabada, a 30th IPL wicket of the season for the fast bowler, in the next over but another Kishan boundary took Mumbai to within a hit of the trophy.Hardik was caught off Nortje in the next over with the scores level so it was left to his older brother Krunal to hit the winning run from the next ball. – Advertisement – Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting says Mumbai Indians were deserved winners of the 2020 IPL – but was proud of the way his side played That allowed Rohit to regroup for a couple of overs before going again with twin sixes off Praveen Dubey in the ninth, one over long off and the next over long on.Not everything went to plan for Rohit though and he was looked crestfallen after running out Suryakumar (19), calling for a single that was never on. The junior man sacrificed himself for his captain and Rohit did not pass up the opportunity, reaching his fifty with the first of back-to-back boundaries in the next over.With the required rate dropping quickly, Rohit was happy to tick the score over with Kishan going on the offensive, nailing Stoinis over long off for six and adding a further two boundaries off Dubey. Mumbai Indians claimed their fifth IPL title with a comprehensive five-wicket win over Delhi Capitals in the final in Dubai; captain Rohit Sharma scored a blistering 68 while Trent Boult starred with the ball, taking three wickets Last Updated: 10/11/20 7:14pm 0:32 Rohit Sharma and his Mumbai Indians side lift the IPL trophy after winning the tournament for the fifth time – Advertisement – Watch highlights from Dubai as Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets to win their fifth Indian Premier League title Pant was growing in confidence after brought up his first fifty of the season by lap-sweeping Nathan Coulter-Nile for four. He top-edged the next ball over Quinton de Kock head for four more but Coulter-Nile had his revenge from the last ball of the over when Pant hooked the bumper straight to Hardik at fine leg.Iyer kept going and brought up his own half-century from 40 balls but Boult (3-30) returned to remove Shimton Hetymer with a slower-ball bouncer and with Mumbai’s death bowling as impressive as ever, the innings appeared to run out of steam.Coulter-Nile dismissed Axar Patel in the final over and while Iyer took Delhi over 150 with a maximum from the penultimate ball, Kagiso Rabada was run out from the last as Mumbai finished the innings as they started it: with a wicket.The Capitals needed early wickets defending such a modest total against Mumbai’s star-studded batting line-up, ideally a mirror image of their own start. Rohit led Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL title with a superb knock of 68 from 51 balls (Credit: AFP) Rohit led Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL title with a superb knock of 68 from 51 balls (Credit: AFP)