A terrific end-overs heist from Ishan Kishan (55 n.o., 30b, 4×4, 3×6) and Hardik Pandya (37 n.o., 14b, 5×6), followed by a Trent Boult-Jasprit Bumrah bowling masterclass, put Mumbai Indians in the IPL final following a resounding 57-run win over Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
It didn’t matter that two of MI’s best batsmen, Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard, were both out for ducks. Quinton de Kock’s racy 25-ball 40 (5×4, 1×6) and Suryakumar Yadav’s 38-ball 51 (6×4, 2×6) set the tone before Ishan and Hardik combined for a 60-run partnership off just 23 balls to set DC a challenging 201-run target.
0 for 3
Boult and Bumrah then left DC reeling at 0 for 3 after just 1.2 overs. Prithvi Shaw was caught behind and Ajinkya Rahane out leg-before to Boult (2-1-9-2) before Bumrah bowled Shikhar Dhawan with an inch-perfect yorker. When Bumrah had Shreyas Iyer…