'Fireworks in RCB camp' - Tim David crushes DC's playoff dreams as MI end season on a high

‘Fireworks in RCB camp’ – Tim David crushes DC’s playoff dreams as MI end season on a high

Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket triumph meant Royal Challengers Bangalore will now advance to the playoffs.  

Tim David
Tim David. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2022 playoffs dreams have been crushed and they have nobody but themselves to blame. In a must-win match, Rishabh Pant’s men needed to defeat struggling Mumbai Indians to secure a place in the final four. However, some fielding and judgemental errors meant DC failed to cross the line and MI ended the season on a high. Notably, Mumbai Indians’ five-wicket triumph also meant Royal Challengers Bangalore will now advance to the playoffs.

Earlier in the contest, Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The move paid dividends straight away as DC lost two of their in-form batters, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, cheaply. While Prithvi Shaw got off to a start on return, he fell prey to Jasprit Bumrah for a 23-ball 24. As Sarfaraz Khan was also dismissed for 10, DC were reduced to 50/4 and looked in a spot of bother.

The repair work was then done by skipper Rishabh Pant (39) and Rovman Powell (43). Known for their aggressive intent, the duo were watchful in the middle and added 75 runs for the fifth wicket. Unfortunately for DC, none of the two could stay till the end as MI pulled things back in slog overs. While pace spearhead Bumrah scalped three wickets, Ramandeep Singh dismissed a couple of batters.

Tim David takes DC bowlers by storm

As a result, DC were restricted to 159/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Meanwhile, MI didn’t get a desirable start either as skipper Rohit Sharma endured yet another failure. The veteran faced 13 balls and could only manage a couple of runs before being dismissed. However, Ishan Kishan joined forces with Dewald Brevis and the duo steadied the ship with a 51-run stand.

While Kishan was dismissed for 48, Brevis made 37 off 33 balls. Their departure welcomed Tilak Varma and Tim David in the middle and the duo made absolute mockery of DC’s bowling attack. The latter was destructive in particular as he made the Capitals pay for giving him a lifeline earlier in the innings. David cleared the ropes for fun and scored 34 off just 11 deliveries. Varma, on the other hand, scored 21 as MI crossed the line in 19.1 overs, clinching the contest by five wickets.

Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitter reacted to MI’s triumph: