Live Score, IPL 2021, MI vs DC Cricket Score: Nortje adds to MI's troubles

Live Score, IPL 2021, MI vs DC Cricket Score: Nortje adds to MI's troubles

Live Score, IPL 2021, MI vs DC Cricket Score: Nortje adds to MI's troubles

17:10 (IST)

OUT! Second wicket in the over. The stumps rattled again. Length delivery outside off, nips back in a touch. Coulter-Nile goes for a wild swing but losses. The ball shatters the stumps.

17:08 (IST)

OUT! Castled! What a delivery. Did it reverse swing? Avesh delivers a yorker, it swings in late, Hardik looks to dig it out but it whizzes in between his legs and hits the stumps.

17:07 (IST)

After 18 overs,Mumbai Indians 109/5 ( Hardik Pandya 17 , Krunal Pandya 6)

A mixed over from Nortje. He mixed up those faster and slower ones. Hardik picks the slower one first up and smacks it for a four straight down the ground. He smacks one back again but this time doesn't quite connect it well. Nortje makes a good stop off his own bowling. Hardil then smacks the short ball through mid-wicket for a four. The last three balls yield just a single. 9 runs off the over.

17:01 (IST)

FOUR! Good power behind the shot. Short from Nortje, Hardik pulls it from outside off through mid-wicket, it wasn't quite off the middle but it's the power behind that shot that takes it to the fence.

17:00 (IST)

FOUR! Hardik finally gets one off the middle, it's the back of the hand slower one from Nortje, Hardik waits and smacks it straight down the ground.

16:59 (IST)

After 17 overs,Mumbai Indians 100/5 ( Hardik Pandya 8 , Krunal Pandya 6)

Finally, MI get some runs. Rabada was no disciplined in that over. He bowls a yorker first up, Hardik squeezes it to cover for a single but Rabada has overstepped. Krunal then gets just a single off the free hit. Hardik then looks to smack one but mistimes it to deep cover for a couple. After a single, Krunal finally hits a boundary with a pull off the short ball. The final two balls yield two singles. 12 runs off the over.

16:57 (IST)

FOUR! A much needed boundary for MI. Short from Rabada, Krunal pulls it through square leg.

16:52 (IST)

After 16 overs,Mumbai Indians 88/5 ( Hardik Pandya 3 , Krunal Pandya 0)

MI are stuck. They can't buy a run. After a wicket maiden from Nortje, they get just a single off the Avesh Khan over. The Pandya brothers not connecting them off the middle. The slow pitch is making it worse. But it's disciplined and clever bowling as well which is asphyxiating the batsmen. MI need a move on.

16:46 (IST)

Avesh Khan back on....

16:46 (IST)

After 15 overs,Mumbai Indians 87/5 ( Hardik Pandya 2 , Krunal Pandya 0)

What an over at this stage from Nortje. A wicket maiden. Brilliant variations from him. Flummoxed the batsmen with change in pace. He gets Pollard first ball and nearly had Krunal caught and bowled as he chips one back and it flies fast and past Nortje to hit the non-striker's stumps. Five dots and a wicket.

16:43 (IST)

OUT! Nortje gets the BIG wicket! It's the leg cutter from Nortje, on a good length outside off, Pollard stays in his crease and looks to push it to the off side but it stays a touch low and he is done in by the change of pace. Pollard ends up getting an inside edge onto the stumps.

16:41 (IST)

Nortje back on

16:41 (IST)

After 14 overs,Mumbai Indians 87/4 ( Kieron Pollard 6 , Hardik Pandya 2)

Another good over for DC. Pandya and Pollard didn't go for the big shots and were content with picking singles. Ashwin missed his marker a couple of times with two WIDES down the leg side. Five singles more make it 7 off the over.

16:36 (IST)

Ashwin back on...

16:35 (IST)

After 13 overs,Mumbai Indians 81/4 ( Kieron Pollard 3 , Hardik Pandya 0)

A brilliant spell from Axar. 4-0-21-3. Another successful over for him. He concentrated on bowling in that length areas and stifled the batsmen with his accuracy. He's in and around the off stump and varies his pace well. Tiwary went for that slog sweep but got a top edge which Pant pouched. 4 runs and wicket off the over.

16:32 (IST)

OUT! Axar strikers again! Poor shot. It's a length delivery outside off, drifting away. Tiwary gets down for a slog sweep but ends up getting a top edge. Pant charges forward and pouches it.

16:29 (IST)

Axar comes on for his final over...

16:29 (IST)

After 12 overs,Mumbai Indians 76/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 14 , Kieron Pollard 1)

A disciplined over from Rabada. He concentrated on bowling good length in that corridor outside off and mixed them up with yorkers as well. After three dots, Tiwary pushes one to long one for a single. There are a couple of yorkers which the batsmen keep at bay. Then a WIDE down the leg side. Pollard pats one to the off side and runs through for a single to end the over. Just 3 runs off the over.

16:26 (IST)

Rabada continues....

16:25 (IST)

After 11 overs,Mumbai Indians 73/3 ( Saurabh Tiwary 13 , Kieron Pollard 0)

A successful over for DC. Axar got the wicket of Suryakumar in that over. After two singles off the first two balls, Suryakumar goes for the big shot, doesn't connect it well as it dips at the last moment. He ends up getting the toe end of the bat to long on. After a dot ball, Tiwary lofts one over Axar's head for a four. A single off the last ball makes it 7 off the over.

16:23 (IST)

FOUR! Nicely done by Tiwary! Lofts it straight down the ground, off Axar.

16:21 (IST)

OUT! Axar gets the dangerous looking Suryakumar Yadav. Looks to clear long on, doesn't get it off the middle and helps it straight into the hands of Rabada at long on. 

16:19 (IST)

After 10 overs,Mumbai Indians 66/2 ( Suryakumar Yadav 32 , Saurabh Tiwary 7)

Kagiso Rabada to bowl the first over after the strategic time-out. And was going well until a full toss allowed Suryakumar Yadav to relax his arms. He strikes it cleanly for a six. 9 runs from the over. At the halfway stage, MI are 66/2

16:18 (IST)

Full toss and six! Poor delivery from Rabada, into the slot for Suryakumar Yadav and he has flicked it towards the deep mid-wicket region.

16:12 (IST)

After 9 overs,Mumbai Indians 57/2 ( Suryakumar Yadav 24 , Saurabh Tiwary 6)

Axar Patel into his second over and goes for 5 runs. Goes for 2 runs from 3 balls before almost seeing Suryakumar's shot carry to Avesh Khan in the deep. Lands short of the DC seamer who wisely decides against having a go at it. At the strategic time-out, MI are 57/2 from 9 overs

16:09 (IST)

After 8 overs,Mumbai Indians 52/2 ( Suryakumar Yadav 21 , Saurabh Tiwary 4)

An expensive over, 12 runs from it, from R Ashwin and once again it is Suryakumar Yadav who has the measure of him. Two boundaries from the over with Yadav sweeping the ball exceptionally well

16:08 (IST)

Another boundary for Suryakumar Yadav and Ashwin concedes yet another. The right-hander reaches out and gets the full face of the bat to sweep it wide of short fine leg

16:07 (IST)

Is that a four or a six? Looks to have landed just short of the advertising rope. Suryakumar Yadav gets ready for the flighted delivery and slog sweeps it for a boundary

16:05 (IST)

After 7 overs,Mumbai Indians 40/2 ( Suryakumar Yadav 11 , Saurabh Tiwary 2)

Axar Patel in to bowl now. On the second ball he gets the breakthrough in the form of Quinton de Kock. The leftie batter goes for a slog but ends up slicing it to Nortje at backward point. Simple catch that. 5 runs from the over and a wicket with both Mumbai openers in the dugout

16:02 (IST)

OUT!

Axar Patel strikes and Quinton de Kock walks back! Outside off, De Kock looks to go over mid-off but ends up slicing it. Simple catch for Nortje at backward point. Both openers back in the dugout for Mumbai

De Kock c Nortje b Axar 19 (18), MI 37/2

15:59 (IST)

After 6 overs,Mumbai Indians 35/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 17 , Suryakumar Yadav 10)

Fantastic over from Nortje. Sensational job to mix the speeds up and allowing very little for the MI batters. Speeds of 139 135 124 146 115 146 kmph in the over. 3 runs from it. MI move to 35/1 from the powerplay overs

15:54 (IST)

After 5 overs,Mumbai Indians 32/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 15 , Suryakumar Yadav 9)

9 runs from the first Kagiso Rabada over. He's welcomed to bowl with a six by fellow Proteas player Quinton de Kock. Neatly struck, ramped over short fine leg for a six. De Kock collects a double and a single more

15:52 (IST)

Welcome to Sharjah, Rabada! Beautifully played by De Kock! Steps away from the stumps to Kagiso Rabada, ramps it up and over for a six towards fine leg.

15:50 (IST)

After 4 overs,Mumbai Indians 23/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 6 , Suryakumar Yadav 9)

Avesh Khan continues his spell of good bowling. Goes for just the 2 runs from his second over. Single each for SKY and De Kock

15:45 (IST)

After 3 overs,Mumbai Indians 21/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 5 , Suryakumar Yadav 8)

Spin now. R Ashwin goes for 9 runs from his opening over. Three singles alongside a six, first of the day, from Suryakumar Yadav's bat. He sweeps it over deep square leg for a flat-ish six

15:44 (IST)

Maximum! First six of the afternoon comes from Suryakumar Yadav's bat. Stays in his crease, gets one leg down and sweeps it for a six. Not a mighty hit but finds the vacant region and goes aerial

15:42 (IST)

After 2 overs,Mumbai Indians 12/1 ( Quinton de Kock (W) 4 , Suryakumar Yadav 0)

Avesh Khan to bowl the second over. Short outside off from Avesh on the first three balls to pick up dots on all of them. And then a wide which surprises Avesh. Just him by the looks of things. Next ball, slightly up the track but Rohit is cramped for room and gets an inside edge on to the thigh. Good bowling from Avesh. And he's rewarded for it! The fifth ball is short, plenty of pace on it and Rohit goes for the pull only to top-edge it. Rabada runs in from third man for the routine catch. Quinton de Kock gets off the mark on the next ball with a superbly struck boundary. 5 from the over and a wicket

15:41 (IST)

Quinton de Kock gets off the mark with an exquisite shot. Beautiful timing to use the pace and play it into the deep mid-wicket region for a four.

15:39 (IST)

OUT!

Avesh Khan has the big wicket early on. Continues to bang it short, gets the bounce and pace this time and Rohit goes for the pull. It takes a top edge and Rabada with the simple catch at third man.

Rohit c Rabada b Avesh 7 (10), MI 8/1

15:34 (IST)

After 1 overs,Mumbai Indians 7/0 ( Rohit Sharma (C) 7 , Quinton de Kock (W) 0)

First over of the match, Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma walk out for MI. Anrich Nortje has the ball and first ball he's hit for a four. Poor ball, on the pads and Rohit flicks it comfortably. Three more runs from the over, seven in the end from it.

15:31 (IST)

First ball, FOUR! First ball gift from Nortje. Half-volley, on the pads and Rohit Sharma flicks it for a four. The ball runs away to the boundary

15:30 (IST)

Players on the field

Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma open for Mumbai Indians. Anrich Nortje with the ball after Delhi won the toss and opted to field.

15:11 (IST)

Points Table watch

If MI and CSK win their matches today, Chennai will be assured of a top-two finish. A massive improvement after missing out on the playoffs last season and finishing bottom

What the points table looks like

15:06 (IST)

Mumbai Indians XI

Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult

15:06 (IST)

Delhi Capitals XI

Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Steven Smith, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Avesh Khan, Anrich Nortje

15:04 (IST)

Team changes

Delhi Capitals: Lalit Yadav goes out, Prithvi Shaw comes in

Mumbai Indians: Jayant Yadav comes in with Rahul Chahar sitting out

15:02 (IST)

Toss

Rishabh Pant and Rohit Sharma make their way to the middle for the toss. Rohit flips the coin, Rishabh calls tails and Delhi Capitals will field.

14:46 (IST)

Pre-match talk

Hardik Pandya: "Runs are important and especially when your team wins. It was important for my personal confidence but to score for the team was important."

"(On first game in Sharjah) We have to assess the wicket and adapt on the given time. The plans have to be simple and win over obstacles ball by ball."

"(Must-win) There's no option, but one thing is that these situations bring out the best in you. We realise it is a do-or-die game, but we are just focusing on the controllabes."

"(On bowling) Aayega jaldi. Koshish poori hai I will bowl soon. Efforts are on."

14:45 (IST)

Pre-match talk

Steve Smith: "(On the gameplan for today) I think to bounce back from the defeat against KKR. We are seeing a lot of low-scoring games. The wicket's pretty tired and it's difficult to get boundaries. You have to adapt to the conditions and bat smartly. It's certainly different to what we played here last year. It's just about adapting and playing to the best of your ability."

"I am not sure if I am playing yet. I think Prithvi is back. Hopefully we can have a good day."

14:43 (IST)

Pitch report

Ian Bishop and Matthew Hayden walk out for the pitch report and they reckon it'd be a slow surface - like it has been so far in Sharjah. The highest score in Sharjah so far has been 157 by CSK vs RCB. Since then, the best has been 139, also by CSK, against SRH

Live Score MI vs DC, IPL 2021, Today's Match: Finally, MI get some runs. Rabada was no disciplined in that over. He bowls a yorker first up, Hardik squeezes it to cover for a single but Rabada has overstepped. Krunal then gets just a single off the free hit. Hardik then looks to smack one but mistimes it to deep cover for a couple. After a single, Krunal finally hits a boundary with a pull off the short ball. The final two balls yield two singles. 12 runs off the over.

Mumbai Indians take on Delhi Capitals in the 46th match of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. After notching their first win of the second leg, Mumbai Indians would be looking to carry forward the momentum against Delhi Capitals. MI lost their first three matches of the second leg but won the crucial match against Punjab Kings to keep their play-off hopes alive. They are fifth in the table with 10 points and with the competition heating MI don't only have to win the match but with a good run rate as well as KKR, who are in the fourth position with 10 points as well have a +0.363 run-rate while MI have a -0.453 run rate.

Delhi Capitals, on the other hand, sit comfortably on the second spot in the table with 16 points and would look to consolidate that spot and become the second team to qualify for the play-offs after CSK. After two wins in two matches in the second leg, they suffered a jolt against KKR and lost by three wickets. They would look to get back to winning ways. Their batting faltered against KKR as they could only post 127/9. The bowlers fought hard but defending 128 was always going to be a difficult task. The middle order will look to get back on track against MI.

They too might not look to make any changes as this bunch has done well in the past.

With MI looking for crucial points and DC looking to qualify for play-offs, we might be in for an enthralling contest.

Here's all you need to know about the 46th match of IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

When will the 46th match of the IPL 2021 between MI and DC take place?

The match between MI and DC will take place on 2 October 2021.

What is the venue for the MI vs DC match?

The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

What time will the MI vs DC match start?

The MI and DC match will begin at 3.30 pm IST. The toss will take place at 3 pm IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the MI vs DC match?

The match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The live streaming of the match will also be available on Disney+ Hotstar. Besides, you can browse Firstpost.com for live updates and over-by-over commentary.