After 56 league matches in Indian Premier League 2020, the best 4 teams (Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capital, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad) moved to the next level.
The first Dream11 IPL 2020 qualifier match was played between Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals on 5th November 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Mumbai Indians displayed allround performance first with hard hitting batting and next with world class bowling in the initial overs, which decided the fate of the 1st Qualifier match.
Delhi Capitals won the toss and elected to field first, Mumbai Indians lost the hit man Rohit Sharma early when the score was just 16-1. Then Quinton de Kock and SA Yadav batted brilliantly and added 62 runs to the total.
Mumbai Indians lost Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard in just 3 balls in the middle overs and Delhi Capitals had an upper hand then. But a hard hitting display in the depth overs came by HH Pandya and Ishan Kishan who added 60 odd runs in just 3.5 overs and helped the total to reach 200/5.
In the last 23 balls Mumbai Indians scored 60 runs.
HH Pandy scored 37 Runs in just 14 balls with 5 sixes
Ishan Kishan scored 55 Runs in 30 balls with 4 Fours and 3 Sixes.
In reply to the huge total of 200/5, Delhi capital lost 3 early wickets without scoring a run, they were 3-0 in 1.2 overs and 5-41 in 7.5 overs. Marcus Stoinis and Axar Patel who were best among the all who scored 65 and 42 respectively. Delhi Capital managed to make 143/8 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians won the match by 57 Runs.
JJ Bumrah and TA Boult were at best in their bowling, who took 4 and 2 wickets respectively in the initial overs and pushed back the Delhi Capital. JJ Bumrah was awarded with the Player of the match for taking 4 wickets for just 14 runs.
Delhi Capital had one more chance to make a place in the final as they will be playing with the winner of Dream11 IPL 2020 Qualifier-2 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.