MI win. (Source: BCCI)

Mumbai Indians hammered Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier by 57 runs to register a place in the final of the IPL 2020. Chasing 201, DC were restricted to 143/8.

WHO SIAD WHAT?

Rohit Sharma | winning captain: I guess this is the best performance. The way de Kock and SKY took the momentum after I got out early was good to see. Perfect result for us. We never had a target in mind. We are a different team and we play differently. We just wanted to have a good powerplay and then take it from there. We knew we have the power to accelerate

Suryakumar Yadav: I think it was a wonderful wicket to bat on. Considering the dew factor, we wanted to be positive. I wanted to bat some overs. At the end of the day, I really enjoy how I batted today. It gives a lot of freedom when I go to bat at the top of the order. But at the same time take the responsibility and bat as deep as I can. Currently, I would say we would enjoy the night and see what happens. Not thinking about 500 runs. Personal milestones are important but what matters is what the need requires.

Shreyas Iyer | DC (losing) captain: I don’t want to speak negatively about the team, but going forward it’s important to come with a strong mindset. It’s never too late, and we’ll see to it that we come back strongly. I think we were on top when we got two quick wickets, and they were 102-4. We could have capitalized more at that time, and gotten two more wickets – maybe we could’ve chased around 170, but it’s part and parcel of the game. Every night can’t be yours. We keep talking about the opportunities that we get and it’s important to have a good mindset. It’s not easy to be in the bubble and follow the same routine, but the practice we have done over the last few days, I’m really happy with the boys and their preparations. Ravi Ashwin was a positive for us tonight – he plays around with the batsmen’s head a lot, really good to have him in the team, and he’s quite an asset for us, especially me as a captain. All their batsmen are in great touch and Hardik/Pollard down the order are incredible. You can’t control the situation when all the batsmen are in good touch, but we’ll look to do better in the next game.

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