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OTD| Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in IPL with their win over Delhi Capitals in 2020

OTD| Mumbai Indians became the most successful team in IPL with their win over Delhi Capitals in 2020

On this day in 2020, Mumbai Indians (MI) stamped their authority on the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the most successful team by lifting the title for the record 5th time. They also became the second team after Chennai Super Kings to win the IPL in consecutive years. Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians cruised past Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final with ease. This was their fourth win against Delhi Capitals in that season. Rohit Sharma proved his credentials as captain in the shortest format by becoming the most successful captain in IPL history with 5 titles. 

Delhi Capitals restricted to a low total

Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack decimated the DC top order courtesy of a dominating new ball spell from Trent Boult. MI picked up three wickets in the powerplay and did not let DC get off to a good start. 

Captain Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant forged a valuable partnership to keep the Capitals in the contest. They added 96 runs for the fourth wicket which brought their side back into the game to an extent. This partnership was broken by Nathan Coulter-Nile as he dismissed Rishabh Pant for 56. Once this partnership was out of the window it became very easy for Mumbai Indians to wrap up the Delhi batting order. Shreyas stayed at the crease and guided his team beyond the 150-run mark. 

Convincing Run Chase by Mumbai Indians

Captain Rohit Sharma led the chase with his half-century on the right occasion. Cameos from Quinton De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav proved crucial in the end. Ishan Kishan made 33 runs not out and saw his team cross the finishing line. MI chased down the target with 8 balls to spare. 

Trent Boult was adjudged the player of the match for his spell where he picked up 3 wickets for 30 runs. His early dismissals gave the edge to MI in the crucial final and they carried the momentum throughout the match.  

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