IPL 2019 LIVE Match Updates: DC vs MI Predicted Playing 11, Playing 11 for Today Match, Players List, Dream11 Team Prediction, Squad, and Live Score
Both, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians have five wins from eight games and have been making the right noises in the business end of the tournament

11.40 pm: Right then, it’s a wrap for now, folks. Do stick around for all the post-match reports, analysis, videos and much more. From all of us here, it’s goodnight

11.37 pm: Here’s Quinton de Kock reflecting on the match:

“It was quite slow and sticky, we knew if we had wickets in hand at the end, we could capitalise. It was not a wicket where you can walk in and play shots from the first ball. I was trying to find my rhythm slowly and took some time to get my eye in. We know what our strengths are and we are learning every game. It was horrible (about the pitch), not used to these kind of tracks.”

11.34 pm: Here’s what Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer had to say on the defeat

“It is important for us to win the home games. Especially on these wickets. We lost the toss as well and they outplayed us in all three departments. Credit to them. We practice at the nets and those wickets are also slow. When you come here, it is totally different. We would have chased. That is what we had on our minds. We have been chasing in all our away games as well. We gave away 20 runs more on this wicket. A lot of concern as far as the death overs were concerned. It wasn’t easy to bat in the second innings. The ball was stopping. It was difficult for the new batters. The last three overs were game changing.”

Summary: Absolutely incredible by Mumbai Indians. What a comeback by the visitors. Rohit Sharma was exceptional with his captaincy. He used his bowlers really well. The Pandya brothers, Hardik and Krunal bailed their team out of trouble after Rohit took the smart decision to bat. 

Delhi Capitals innings (Target: 169)

20th over: IT’S ALL OVER! MI have thrashed DC by 40 runs and have avenged their last defeat to Delhi by beating them in their own backyard. DC need an impossible 50 runs from the last over. Hardik Pandya to bowl the final over and he’s joined the party with the wicket of Rabada, who departs for 9.

19th over: Malinga to continue and he’s gone for 10 runs. DC 119/8 (Mishra 3, Rabada 3)

18th over: DRAMA! Jasprit Bumrah on a hat-trick! Keemo Paul was run out for nought and  Axar Patel was castled for 26. Amit Mishra has joined Kagiso Rabada in the middle. 2 runs and 2 wickets in this over. DC 109/8 (Mishra 1, Rabada 0)

17th over: Malinga to continue and Axar Patel has launched this one for a HUGE SIX, brings up the 100, but Malinga HAS STRUCK, on the last delivery, with the wicket of Chris Morris, who has been dismissed for 11. 11 runs of this over. DC 107/6 (Axar 26)

Strategic timeout!

16th over: Bumrah to continue and Morris has taken the aerial route. He has SMOKED this one, that has 73 metres on it. 10 runs from this over. DC 96/5 (Axar 16, Morris 10)

15th over: Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack. 10 runs from this over which includes a BOUNDARY by Axar Patel. DC 86/5 (Axar 15, Morris 1)

14th over: Jasprit Bumrah has come back into the attack, and he has CASTLED Rishabh Pant for just 7. Delhi Capitals falling apart here. Chris Morris has joined Axar Patel in the middle. DC in all sorts of trouble now. 3 runs and the wicket in this over. DC 76/5 (Axar 6, Chris Morris 0)

13th over: Krunal Pandya comes back into the attack, and he has zipped through his over, 4 runs from it. DC 73/4 (Pant 7, Axar 3)

12th over: Jayant Yadav will continue, and he has gone for just 4 runs. MI throwing spin from both ends and it’s getting extremely tough. Meanwhile, Rahul Chahar finishes off his fine spell 4-0-19-3. DC 69/4 (Pant 4, Axar 2)

11th over: Rahul Chahar to continue and HE HAS STRUCK YET AGAIN with an absolute PEACH of a delivery. Iyer has no clue where this one’s going, but it was going only one way and that was straight to the stumps. Iyer has been BOWLED for 3. DC in trouble now. 2 runs and the wicket. Axar Patel has joined Rishabh Pant in the middle. DC 65/4 (Pant 1, Axar Patel 1)

10th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Krunal Pandya comes into the attack, he has replaced Jayant Yadav. KP has STRUCK! He fires this one in and Munro has been BOWLED for just 3. Rishabh Pant has joined his captain in the centre. 3 runs and the wicket in his over. DC 63/3 (Iyer 3, Rishabh Pant 1)

9th over: Rahul Chahar to continue, and he has STRUCK AGAIN, Prithvi Shaw has been dismissed for 20. DC captain Shreyas Iyer has joined Munro in the middle. Excellent over by Rahul Chahar, 3 runs and the wicket. DC 60/2 (Munro 3, Shreyas Iyer 1)

8th over: Jayant Yadav will continue and he concedes just 5 runs. DC 57/1 (Shaw 18, Munro 3)

7th over: Rahul Chahar has come back into the attack and he HAS STRUCK with the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, who has been BOWLED for 35. Colin Munro has joined Prithvi Shaw in the middle. Brilliant over by Chahar, 4 runs and the much-needed wicket. DC 52/1 (Shaw 15, Colin Munro 1)

Strategic timeout! (This is the first time DC have survived PP overs without losing a wicket in IPL 2019)

6th over: Jayant Yadav will continue, and he’s getting the ball to turn. He concedes 6 runs in this over which also included a BOUNDARY by Dhawan to the deep mid-wicket region. End of the Powerplay, DC 48/0 (Dhawan 35, Shaw 13)

5th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Jasprit Bumrah has come into the attack. Finally, a good over by MI, just 4 runs coming from this one. DC 42/0 (Dhawan 30, Shaw 12)

4th over: BOWLING CHANGE: The MI debutante, Jayant Yadav, has come into the attack to bowl his off-spinners. And yet another 10-run over. Jayant was going good until Dhawan SMASHED A SIX on the last ball when he came out of the crease in a flash and so was the ball out of the ground. DC 38/0 (Dhawan 28, Shaw 10)

3rd over: BOWLING CHANGE: Lasith Malinga has been brought into the attack and Shikhar Dhawan has already smoked TWO BOUNDARIES here. Another good over for DC, 10 runs coming from it. DC 28/0 (Dhawan 19, Prithvi Shaw 9)

2nd over: SPIN INTRODUCED! Rahul Chahar has come early into the attack to bowl his leg-spinners. Shikhar Dhawan has joined the action now, smashing a BOUNDARY, he fetches this one from outside off and has swept it past square leg for a four. Dhawan clobbered another one between short fine and square leg. 10 runs from this over. Delhi Capitals 18/0 (Shaw 8, Dhawan 10)

1st over: Hardik Pandya, MI’s man of the moment, has the new ball, and Prithvi Shaw has welcomed him with back to back BOUNDARIES! Good start by DC, 8 runs from the over. DC 8/0 (Prithvi Shaw 8, Shikhar Dhawan 0)

Mumbai Indians innings

9.48 pm: Here’s Amit Mishra talking about his feat today — he becomes the first Indian to pick 150 wickets in the IPL.

“Feels good. The wicket is on the slower side and If I had taken one more wicket, I would have been more happy. I just bowl according to situations, they had a lot of hard-hitters and I was trying to vary my pace. There is not much turn but it’s on the slower side. We got a good talent, hopefully, we will chase this one.”

9.43 pm: Summary: The Pandya brothers help Mumbai finish with a flourish. 50 runs in the last three overs. What an innings it was by Krunal and Hardik Pandya, who dished out a stunning effort after MI were tottering at 74/3 following the departure of Quinton de Kock to an embarrassing run-out. The Hardik Pandya cameo — 32 runs off just 15 — infused the much-needed momentum into the innings, while  Krunal did his part as well and got a few handy runs to take his team close to 170. An interesting run-chase coming right up. 

20th over: Kagiso Rabada to bowl the final over. After driving the HELICOPTER SHOT, the bowler has the last laugh, with the younger Pandya, Hardik, falling prey to a superb bouncer that cramped him up for room. Hardik Pandya departs for a brilliant 32 off just 15. Meanwhile, Krunal Pandya smashed another couple of boundaries as Mumbai Indians finished at 168/5.

19th over: Chris Morris will continue. Hardik and Krunal have put together 31 in the past 2.5 overs. 15 runs comes off this over that included a MASSIVE SIX and a BOUNDARY by Hardik. MI 150/4 (Krunal Pandya 28, Hardik Pandya 26)

18th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Keemo Paul comes back into the attack and he’s welcomed with a BOUNDARY to the third man region by Krunal Pandya. Hardik Pandya too has joined the action and he has SMASHED a MASSIVE SIX over the long-off boundary after a BOUNDARY. 17 runs coming from this over. MI 135/4 (Krunal Pandya 25, Hardik Pandya 15) 

17th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Chris Morris comes back into the attack and he’s was going good until Krunal Pandya spoiled the over with a BOUNDARY on the last ball. 8 runs from it. MI 118/4 (Krunal Pandya 20, Hardik Pandya 3) 

Strategic timeout!

16th over: RABADA STRIKES! Kagiso Rabada comes back into the attack and he has struck in his first delivery sending Suryakumar Yadav back, short ball does the damage, excellent reflexes by Rishabh Pant to pick that catch. Suryakumar departs for 26. Hardik Pandya has joined his brother in the middle. 6 runs from this over. MI 110/4 (Krunal Pandya 14, Hardik Pandya 1)

15th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Axar Patel back into the attack. The Kotla pitch is making run-scoring tough, MI need to get a move on. 4 runs from this over. MI 104/3 (Suryakumar Yadav 26, Krunal Pandya 9)

14th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Kagiso Rabada comes back into the attack, the 100 comes up for Mumbai Indians. 8 from this over. MI 100/3 (Suryakumar 24, Krunal 7)

13th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Keemo Paul comes back into the attack and he’s gone for just 4 runs. MI 92/3 (Suryakumar Yadav 18, Krunal Pandya 5)

12th over: Axar Patel to continue and he concedes just 4 runs from this over. MI 88/3 (Suryakumar 16, Krunal Pandya 3)

11th over: Amit Mishra will continue. 9 from the over, which included a BOUNDARY by Suryakumar. He needs to up the ante now. MI 84/3 (Suryakumar 14, Krunal 1)

10th over: WICKET! Axar Patel will continue after the break, and in his over, De Kock has been run out. Needless stuff from Mumbai, game-changing moment here. De Kock departs for 35. Krunal Pandya has joined Surykumar Yadav in the middle. 5 runs and the wicket, MI 75/3 (Suryakumar 6, Krunal Pandya 0)

Strategic timeout!

9th over: Amit Mishra will continue. He was brilliant in his first over, but goes wicketless in his next over. 7 runs from it. MI 70/2 (De Kock 33, Suryakumar 3)

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8th over: SPIN FROM BOTH ENDS: Axar Patel has come into the attack and HE TOO HAS STRUCK, wit the wicket of new batsman Ben Cutting, who misses the sweep and is trapped lbw, departs for just 2. Suryakumar Kumar has joined De Kock in the middle. Spin doing the trick here for Delhi Capitals. 4 runs and the wicket. MI 63/2 (De Kock 28, Surykumar Yadav 1)

7th over: SPIN INTRODUCED: BIG WICKET! Amit Mishra comes into the attack to bowl his leg-spinners and he has struck in the first delivery with an ABSOLUTE PEACH of a a delivery, the ball knocks over Rohit Sharma’s middle stump to give Mishra his 150th wicket in the IPL. The MI captain Rohit departs for 30. Ben Cutting is the new batsman in the middle. Excellent over by Mishra, 2 runs and the wicket. MI 59/1 (De Kock 26, Ben Cutting 1)

6th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Keemo Paul, the West Indian pacer, comes into the attack, and De Kock breaks the shackles, targets the backward square leg region to smash his first SIX of the match. Rohit Sharma too has joined the party, smashes this over the waist delivery for a SIX. Another big over, 16 runs from it. MI 57/0 (Rohit 30, De Kock 25) 

5th over: Ishant Sharma to continue, and Rohit Sharma is dealing with BOUNDARIES here. 9 runs coming from this over. MI 41/0 (Rohit 22, De Kock 18)

4th over: BOWLING CHANGE: Chris Morris comes into the attack, and Rohit Sharma has reached 8000 runs in T20s with a BOUNDARY, streaky fashion though, it almost missed his stumps. De Kock too got underway with his quota of boundaries. Morris misses his mark and his South African team-mate dispatched it to the mid-off fence and followed it up with a MASSIVE SIX to deep square leg. Big over for MI, 16 runs from it. MI 32/0 (De Kock 16, Rohit 15)

3rd over: Ishant Sharma will continue and yet another excellent over by the fast bowler. Just 4 runs off it. MI 16/0 (Rohit 10, De Kock 5)

UPDATE: Colin Ingram, who flew back to South Africa to witness the birth of his child, is likely to join Delhi Capitals tomorrow.

2nd over: FOUR! Kagiso Rabada will share the new ball with Ishant. First boundary for MI and it comes from the captain, Rohit’s blade. Displaying pure elegance, he drives this one. 7 runs from the over. MI 12/0 (Rohit 8, De Kock 3)

1st over: It’s a sea of blue here at the Kotla as players make their onto the field. Ishant Sharma will open the attack for Delhi Capitals and he starts off with a beauty as it just misses to kiss Rohit’s bat. Brilliant over by Ishant, just 5 runs from it. MI 5/0 (Rohit Sharma 2, Quinton de Kock 2)

7.53 pm: Coming back to the IPL and this league never fails to disappoint on the entertainment factor. Hardik Pandya and Shikhar Dhawan display their love for each other today — BROMANCE!

7.48 pm: Right then, we’re almost set to get underway today in what has been an action packed evening. Two countries — South Africa and Pakistan — have announced their ICC World Cup 2019 squads. Chris Morris, playing today for Delhi Capitals, was the notable omission from the Proteas (South Africa’s World Cup squad). Meanwhile, for Pakistan, Mohammad Amir has been left out (Pakistan’s World Cup squad).

7.36 pm: Here are the playing XIs:

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Colin Munro, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Axar Patel, Chris Morris, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jayant Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Ben Cutting, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah

7.34 pm: Captains have their say at the toss:

Shreyas Iyer: “I was also surprised when he said that they are batting first. We are trying to maintain the stability and playing with the same team. We are going with a great flow, we need to continue the momentum. We want to be positive throughout.”

Rohit Sharma: “We are batting first. We feel having played here quite a bit, we understand the nature of the pitch. Delhi are a smart team and they play very well here. We have two changes. One forced change. Ishan Kishan is sick, so he misses out. Jason Behreondoff is also out. Ben cutting comes in and Jayant Yadav is playing. The team is coming together and every single individual is stepping up. It’s a good sign for us.”

7.32 pm: Delhi are playing with the same team, while Mumbai have made two changes. Ben Cutting replaces a sick Ishan Kishan. Jason Behrendorff will be replaced by Jayant Yadav.

7.30 pm: TOSS: Rohit Sharma has won the toss and Mumbai Indians have opted to bat.

7.16 pm: Both teams have arrived the Feroz Shah Kotla.

6.40 pm: Team news: Delhi Capitals: Colin Ingram, who became a father last week, missed the previous match. In case he has not returned, Colin Munro is likely to continue as his replacement. Delhi have roped in Jagadeesha Suchith as a replacement for the injured Harshal Patel and he may get his first game tonight considering the slow nature of the Kotla surface.

Mumbai Indians: There’s still no clarity on the fitness status of Alzarri Joseph. With Jason Behrendorff going for runs, Mitchell McClenaghan could be an option. However, Mumbai can even opt for both, Mayank Markande and Rahul Chahal against Delhi.

6.25 pm: We’re slowly, but surely reaching the business end of the tournament and as far as Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians are concerned, both of them are level on points with DC above owing to a better run-rate. (POINTS TABLE). Delhi return home after a successful away campaign, while Mumbai too would want to continue their winning streak having beaten a struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) side in their previous match. Stay tuned as we build up to this mouth-watering contest at the Feroz Shah Kotla where both sides will be itching to carry the momentum forward for a coveted spot in the playoffs.  

PREVIEW:

Five wins and three defeats – separated by only net-run rate. A look at the IPLstandings and one would get the idea that Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians are on an equal footing. Dig a little deeper and DC seem a slightly stronger just on recent form. They have enjoyed an excellent away form, having romped to three consecutive victories in a row during which they have beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad. On the other hand, MI have played their last three matches at home, winning two and losing one. Add to it their previous meeting when DC prevailed in a 37-run win, also an away win.

The two teams now meet to further solidify their chances of making the cut for the playoffs. The venue makes their tasks trickier. While teams of the likes of Chennai Super Kings have been unbeatable at home, DC have struggled. Feroz Shah Kotla hasn’t been kind to them this season and even their head coach Ricky Ponting has criticised it has the ‘worst ever’ following a defeat to SRH when they struggled their way to 129/8 in chase of 132 with the match dominated by spinners.

It’s been two weeks since Kotla last hosted a match. The message to the groundsmen is clear – prepare a track that suits the DC. MI makes their task trickier as well. Should they dish out a belter, they will end up giving a freehand to in-form Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Should they produce a bouncy surface, it will again be familiar conditions for MI who have enjoyed similar pitches at Wankhede.