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Patna :Delhi Capitals (DC) defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) by 4 wickets in the 46th match of IPL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on October 2, 2021, night, as Shreyas Iyer scored an unbeaten 33 in 33 balls with 2 fours and captain Rishabh Pant scored 26 in 22 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, wh0 remained unbeaten on 20 in 21 balls, hit the winning six off spinner Krunal Pandya. DC had won the toss and opted to bowl.
Chasing a target of 130 runs, DC scored 132/6 in 19.1 overs. DC have now 18 points from 12 games while MI have just 10 points from as many games.
DC openers : Prithwi Shah and Shikhar Dhawan, scored 6 and 8 runs respectively. Dhawan was run out while Shaw fell to spinner Krunal Pandya. Steven Smith fell to Bathan Coulter-Nile for 9 runs. Pant fell to Jayant Yadav while Axar patel fell to Trent Boult for 9 runs. Shimron Hetmyer fell to fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah for 15 runs.
Earlier, batting first, MI had scored 129/8 in 20 overs with Suryakumar Yadav scoring 33 runs and opener Quinton de Kock scoring 19 runs. Captain Rohit Sharma ( opener) fell to fast bowler Avesh Khan for 7. All-rounder Hardik Pandy fell to Avesh Khan for 17 runs while all-rounder Kieron Pollard fell to fast bowler Anrich Nortje for 6 runs. Krunal Pandya scored 13 runs.
For DC, Avesh Khan took 3/15 in 4 overs while spinner Axar Patel took 3/21 in 4 overs.