Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets on Saturday in Game 69 of the ongoing 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season at Wankhede Stadium and as a result the franchise ended their season with four wins in 14 games. Following this victory, it was the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who reached the playoff stage. If the Delhi Capitals had won the match, they would have qualified for the playoffs.
Tim David played for the Mumbai Indians as he played a 34-run 11-ball assist with two fours and four sixes. The right-handed big hitter was part of the RCB last season, and after the win over Delhi he revealed he received a message from RCB skipper Faf du Plessis ahead of the game.
“I got a message from Faf this morning – it was a picture of him, Maxi and Virat all in an MI kit, maybe I can post it on Instagram later,” David told Star Sports afterward. the match against Delhi.
In a big moment of the match, David looked to have edged out the very first delivery he faced against Shardul Thakur’s bowling. But the referee on the pitch didn’t lift a finger.
To make matters worse for Delhi, skipper Rishabh Pant opted not to review even after he was the one to vehemently appeal from behind the stumps.
Speaking about the moment, David said: “I heard a noise but I wasn’t sure, and when there was no review I thought we had to move on. I didn’t think that I hit at that time, I thought he hit my pad. That’s how I go.
Speaking of the match between MI and DC, the latter posted 159/7 in 20 overs after being asked to strike first. Rovman Powell topped DC with a 43 swipe while Jasprit Bumrah came back with three wickets.
Chasing 160, Ishan Kishan and David scored 48 and 34 respectively as the Mumbai Indians chased the tally with five balls to spare.
MI finished bottom of the points table with eight points in 14 games.
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