Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals – Highlights & Stats

first_imgDespite a valiant knock of 65 from 46 balls by Marcus Stoinis, Bumrah – who recorded his best T20 figures of 4-14 – returned to remove him, and with it any lingering doubts about the outcome.SCORECARDThe only downside for the defending champions was a groin strain that forced Boult (2-9) off the field after bowling just two overs, making him doubtful for Tuesday’s final in Abu Dhabi.- Advertisement – Having initially taken a back seat, Suryakumar then weighed in, pulling Anrich Nortje for two fours and slamming Ashwin for a big six – but, when De Kock attempted to follow suit, he skied into the waiting hands of Dhawan at long off.Mumbai suddenly found themselves faltering at 101-4 when Suryakumar – having just reached his half-century – hooked Nortje into the hands of long leg and Kieron Pollard (0) fell to an excellent diving catch by Kagiso Rabada.Stoinis (1-5) made further inroads with his first ball, having Krunal Pandya (13) caught on the boundary, but Ishan Kishan (55 not out from 30) and Hardik Pandya exploded into life as they amassed 78 from the last five overs.Pandya (37no from 14) pressed down hard on the accelerator, thrashing successive sixes off Rabada and then inflicting the same punishment on Nortje before Kishan punched another maximum to reach his half-century off the last ball of the innings and lift Mumbai to 200-5.Surpassing that total always looked likely to be a steep task for the Capitals – but the first eight deliveries of their reply rendered it virtually impossible.Shaw was the first to go, caught behind off Boult’s cutter before the New Zealander moved one back to trap Rahane leg before and then Bumrah sent Dhawan on his way with an unplayable yorker.Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer (12) did his best to retrieve the situation with three boundaries – but he became Bumrah’s second victim when he attempted a fourth and drilled it hard into the hands of Rohit at cover.However, Stoinis made good progress and he found a strong ally in Axar Patel, with the pair putting on 71 from 44 balls to give Delhi a glimmer of hope before Bumrah extinguished it once and for all.The Mumbai paceman bowled Stoinis with a delivery that kept low, adding his fourth wicket by having Sams caught behind later in the over – and, despite Patel’s effort of 42 from 33 balls, the Capitals fell well short at 143-8. Delhi will get another opportunity to face Mumbai in the final if they can overcome the winner of Friday’s eliminator between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Cricket.Wily spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (3-29) struck an early blow after Delhi had put the champions in to bat, trapping Rohit Sharma lbw on the back foot for a first-ball duck.At the other end, Quinton de Kock (40 from 25) set off like a train, hammering three crisp boundaries off Daniel Sams’ first over as he and Suryakumar Yadav (51 from 38) added 62 from 37 deliveries.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult wrecked Delhi Capitals’ top order with a devastating spell of bowling to book Mumbai Indians’ place in the IPL final with a 57-run victory.Mumbai had rested the seam pair for their final group game and they returned to the side in style, removing all of Delhi’s top three – Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan – for ducks inside eight balls.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Australia warns economy to shrink record 7% in Q2

first_imgMuch of the forecast deficit comes from massive stimulus spending designed to keep the economy afloat and prevent a full-blown economic depression. The government has rolled out around Aus$289 billion in economic stimulus to cushion the country from the virus fallout, Frydenberg said, including support for workers, businesses and retirees.Unemployment – currently at a two-decade high of 7.4 percent – is expected to peak at 9.3 percent in December.The Australian dollar dipped 0.3 percent Thursday, while shares on the S&P/ASX 200 were flat.However, the government is predicting a quick recovery with the economy returning to growth in the third quarter as easing virus restrictions bring increased activity.Frydenberg also predicted GDP would grow 2.5 percent in 2021, partially based on the assumption that international borders would open from January 1.Australia has recorded more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19 and 133 deaths from the virus.The government is expected to deliver its budget in full in October, while economic growth figures are released in September.Topics : Officials said gross domestic product would contract 7 percent in April-June, pushing the economy into recession for the first time in nearly three decades.A recession is defined as two consecutive quarters of contraction and the economy shrank 0.3 percent in the previous three months.Treasurer Josh Frydenberg also said the budget deficit would blow out to Aus$185 (US$132) billion – almost a tenth of GDP – in the year to June 30, 2021, having hit Aus$86 billion in the previous 12 months.”These harsh numbers reflect the harsh reality we face,” Frydenberg said. “The economic outlook remains very uncertain.” Australia warned on Thursday that its economy will shrink at its fastest pace in history during the second quarter, while the budget deficit will be the biggest since the Second World War as the country battles to contain the impact of the coronavirus.The government has stumped up tens of billions of dollars to fight the pandemic, which has ravaged global trade and forced the shutdown of much of the country earlier in the year, crippling the economy.The reimposition of a six-week lockdown on five million people in Melbourne, the second-biggest city, has added to the struggles for a country already reeling from a prolonged drought and massive bushfires before the disease struck.last_img read more