Rohit Sharma tossed the coin in the air; Pant called tails on it and won the toss. The DC skipper quickly mumbled, “We gonna bowl first”. The MI captain was a bit confused about Pant’s words and asked him “We Gonna Bowl?”.
Pant found it amusing and then in a clear, slow tone confirmed that DC will be bowling first. Both Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant had a good chuckle about it along with commentator Murali Kartik, who was nearby them for the toss duties.
The wicket-keeper said that they believe chasing is a “better option” in Sharjah. DC have qualified for the playoffs and are sitting at the second spot in the points table with 16 points. They are, though, eyeing a top-two finish.
Mumbai, who have won a solitary game out of 4 matches in the UAE leg, have acquired 10 points so far in 11 matches, and are tied on points with Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings, but have an inferior net run rate than those two.
Both the teams have made one change each: Delhi Capitals welcome back Prithvi Shaw for Lalit Yadav, and Mumbai replace Rahul Chahar with Jayant Yadav.
Rohit Sharma falls early, DC on top after de Kock’s wicket
After being asked to bat first by Pant, MI skipper Rohit Sharma started his innings with a four on the first ball off Anrich Nortje, but got out to Avesh Khan in the second over.
Suryakumar Yadav, who has been out of form in the UAE leg, swept R Ashwin for a maximum to announce his arrival. Quinton de Kock ramped compatriot Kagiso Rabada for a six over short fine leg.
However, runs seemed to have dried up for MI as they finished the powerplay at 35/1. Soon after, de Kock was dismissed by Axar Patel. Mumbai are in a pickle at the 7-over mark with score of 40/2.
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