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Leg-spinner Mishra spun a web around Mumbai Indians before Shikhar Dhawan and Steve Smith played knocks of 45 and 33 respectively as Delhi Capitals registered a win here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. (SCORECARD)
Mishra picked four wickets to help Delhi Capitals restrict Mumbai Indians to 137/9.
Delhi Capitals needed 15 runs in the last two overs and Shimron Hetmyer and Lalit Yadav ensured the side didn’t falter at the end. Moreover, Jasprit Bumrah’s two no-balls in the penultimate over made the job a lot easier for the batsmen.
“Obviously, I am feeling good with my performance as it came against the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has the experience of playing here in Chennai but we managed to defeat them here. I am happy with my performance,” Mishra told Prithvi Shaw in a video posted on the official website of IPL.
“I always try to bowl the ball outside Rohit’s zone and I do not give him pace. I always try to defeat him in flight so that he tries a shot that is not his strength.”
Mumbai Indians were cruising towards a mammoth total having scored 55 runs in the first six overs but Mishra wreaked havoc and dismantled the batting order removing Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and Ishan Kishan.
Delhi are now placed at the second spot in the IPL points table with six points from four games. The side will next take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.