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Watch: Axar Patel plucks one out of thin air to send Kishan packing

Axar Patel. (Source -Jio Cinema)

In the ongoing IPL 2024, Mumbai Indians clashed with Delhi Capitals at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in the 20th match of the tournament, with Delhi opting to bowl first. Mumbai Indians got off to a flying start with their openers Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma providing a solid foundation for the team.

However, the match’s turning point arrived in the 11th over when Axar Patel pulled off a stunning catch to dismiss the dangerous Ishan Kishan. Kishan played a powerful shot, but Axar managed to snatch it out of thin air, leaving Kishan stunned. Despite his valiant effort, Kishan had to depart after scoring 42 runs off 23 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes.

Rohit Sharma displayed his prowess, appearing poised for a substantial innings until Axar Patel outwitted him with a clever delivery, sending his stumps flying. Rohit scored 49 runs off just 27 deliveries, including six boundaries and three maximums. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav, making a comeback after a prolonged injury setback, faced disappointment as he failed to get off the mark, falling cheaply to Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling.

Both Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals have struggled in the current season, occupying the bottom positions on the points table. Mumbai finds themselves in the cellar with four consecutive losses, while Delhi sits just one spot above them, managing only one win out of their four matches. As the tournament progresses, both teams will be eager to showcase their capabilities and climb up the points table standings.

Following this match, Mumbai Indians are set to face Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, while Delhi Capitals will take on Lucknow Super Giants at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

As of now, Mumbai Indians have posted a score of 167 runs in 17 overs, with captain Hardik Pandya and the hard-hitting Tim David at the crease, scoring 39 and 23 runs respectively. The duo seems determined to exhibit their batting prowess and unleash their power game, aiming to propel Mumbai Indians’ total over the 200-run mark, which could prove to be a challenging target for Delhi Capitals to chase down.

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