One more low scoring game in Chennai and DC have started on a positive note in Chennai. MI did a pretty good job in the powerplay as they always do and again their middle order collapsed as they always do(in this season) but this time in the middle overs. So they got to a total which was too low even for MI’s bowlers to defend. But those two no balls in the penultimate over from Bumrah were criminal otherwise we had a game in our hands. But nevertheless nothing to take away from the Delhi batsmen they didn’t panic in the crunch situation and got their team home even though they had a mini collapse towards the end of the game but they managed to win the game with 4 balls to spare. MI have a serious issue to address in their middle order as they have failed in 4 out of 4 games. But nevertheless it is highly unlikely that Mi will make any changes in that middle order as they are the tried and tested players in those rolls. Whereas DC had a near perfect game for them, Amit Mishra ran through the MI middle order. They would like to continue this form and momentum into the tournament. But for that they have to improve their poweeplay bowling specially in these condition because in the latter part of the inning scoring gets tough so the power play runs become more valuable than usual.
Rohit Sharma: After the start we got we should have batted better in the middle overs. It is happening time and again. We aren’t able to capitalize on our starts and we need to understand as a batting unit. But you have to give credit to the Delhi bowlers, they kept it tight and kept taking wickets. We knew dew would come in but we have seen that it’s not all that difficult to grip the ball in the last few games. Dew isn’t the factor, we need to play smart cricket to win games which we didn’t do today. [On his injury] It’s only a niggle. It should be fine.
Rishabh Pant: When we started we were little under pressure. Mishy bhai got us into the game. Bowlers did a great job to restrict them to 136. We like to take it into the ground, take one match at a time. He’s a great Indian player we’re trying to groom (Lalit Yadav). Can do wonders on pitches like these. What we’ve learnt is if you keep wickets in hand you can chase any target.
Amit Mishra is the player of the match.