The Mumbai Indians franchise were eventually crowned champions of the IPL 2020 after they defeated Delhi Capitals in the final in Dubai on Tuesday. Chasing a target of 157, MI went over the line in 19th over with 5 wickets in hand. Here are the five talking points from the game.
Marcus Stoinis and Shikhar Dhawan’s failure
Both Marcus Stoins and Shikhar Dhawan had been the most important players in the Delhi Capitals ranks. While Stoinis had been consistent with his performance for Delhi, Dhawan had tasted immense success with the bat after becoming the first batsman to score two consecutive tons in one IPL season. He did lose his form but made a strong return after smashing two half-centuries in three innings before the final.
But Stoinis was dismissed for a golden duck after he opened the batting for DC while Dhawan went back in the hut for 15. Stoinis didn’t really impress with the ball in the final as he gave away 23 runs in just 2 overs and managed to pick only one wicket.
Trent Boult furious bowling
Trent Boult scalped a wicket of the very first delivery that he bowled to Stoinis. He retured with figures of 3/30 in 4 overs eventually but what was more important was the line and length that Boult maintained throughtout the innings while bowled at a pretty good pace.
Jayant Yadav’s addition
Captain Rohit Sharma already mentioned during the toss that Jayant Yadav had replaced Rahul Chahar in the XI and this was a tactical move. Well, Rohit’s decision was a perfect one as Yadav not only bowled economically but also picked up the crucial wicket of Dhawan. He returned with figures of 1/25 in 4 overs.
Rohit Sharma’s form
Rohit Sharma didn’t really play an attacking knock in the final on Tuesday but his innings was more about anchoring his team to the victory line. Rohit scored 68 off 51.
Ishan Kishan’s aggressive batting
Well, Ishan Kishan has been producing some exceptional batting performances for quite some time now. And the final against DC was another instance of what the youngster is capable of. Batting at number Kishan smashed an unbeaten 19-ball 33 to take the side through.