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Mumbai Indians Secure First Victory Over Delhi Capitals

April 7, 2024
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Photo: Indian Premier League

Koshi Haraicha, Nepal – Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 campaign with a thrilling win over the Delhi Capitals. The 29-run victory was fueled by a powerful batting display and a disciplined bowling performance.

Mumbai’s Explosive Batting

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After losing the toss and being sent into bat, Mumbai Indians amassed an impressive 234 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Rohit Sharma (49) and Ishan Kishan (42) provided a solid foundation, while Hardik Pandya (39) added valuable runs. The real fireworks came in the final overs as Tim David (45* off 21 balls) and Romario Shepherd (39* off 10 balls) launched an all-out assault. Shepherd’s incredible 32-run over against Anrich Nortje proved decisive.

Delhi’s Valiant Chase Falls Short

Delhi Capitals, faced with a daunting target of 235, put up a spirited fight. Prithvi Shaw blazed away with a quickfire 66 off 40 balls, and Tristan Stubbs produced a stunning unbeaten 71 off just 25 deliveries. However, Mumbai’s bowlers, led by Gerald Coetzee (4 for 34), held their nerve. Jasprit Bumrah’s two wickets further dented Delhi’s hopes, and they ultimately finished on 208 for 8.

Key Performers

  • Mumbai Indians: Romario Shepherd (39* off 10 balls), Tim David (45* off 21 balls), Gerald Coetzee (4 for 34).
  • Delhi Capitals: Tristan Stubbs (71* off 25 balls), Prithvi Shaw (66 off 40 balls)

This victory marks a promising start for the Mumbai Indians as they look to reclaim their IPL dominance. Delhi Capitals, despite the loss, will take heart from their batting firepower and look to bounce back in their next fixture.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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