Delhi Capitals defeated Mumbai Indians by four wickets with 10 balls to spare in their opening match in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Delhi 179-6 in 18.2 overs had a third victory over Mumbai in the IPL. Patel hit two fours and three sixes, putting on 75 off only 30 balls for the unbroken seventh wicket with Lalit Yadav, who was 48 not out off 38 deliveries.
Opener Ishan Kishan’s knock of 81 not out off 48 balls pushed Mumbai to reach 177-5 in 20 overs after being asked to bat at Brabourne Stadium.
“I thought it was a good score. It didn’t look like a pitch where you can get 170-plus at the start but we played well in the middle (overs) and finished well,” Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma said. “But we didn’t bowl according to our plans.”
Kishan 41 off 32 including four fours and two sixes and Sharma put on 67 runs for the first wicket.
The left-handed opener of MI’s Kishan reached his half-century off 34 balls. Overall, he hit 11 fours and two sixes. He put on 34 with Tilak Varma (22) for the third wicket.
Kishan with lower-order batters for company and pushed Mumbai to a competitive total on a small ground.
In reply, Tim Seifert of Delhi hits 21 off 14 balls with four fours as he put on 30 runs for the first wicket with Prithvi Shaw.
Shaw scored 38 off 24 and held the innings together as Delhi lost three wickets in five deliveries at the other end.
Seifert was bowled by Murugan Ashwin (2-14) and, two balls later, Mandeep Singh was caught off a full toss for a duck.Rishabh Pant holed out for only 1 off 2 balls by Tymal Mills was a terrible blow for Delhi and was reduced to 32-3 in 4.1 overs.
In the tenth over, Basil Thampi (3-35) struck twice. He caught Shaw and then holed out for a two-ball duck with big-hitting Rovman Powell.
Delhi were 72-5 when Thampi dismissed Shardul Thakur for a total of 104-6 in 13.2 overs.
Thakur's 22 off 11 balls, on the other hand, gave Delhi the upper hand.
Mumbai couldn't handle Patel's whirlwind partnership, which included two fours and three sixes, and Yadav's four fours and two sixes.
With 74 runs needed off 40 balls, Yadav and Patel teamed up, and Delhi won with nearly two overs to spare.