Dubai: A jubilant Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said his team produced an “absolutely perfect” performance to make the IPL finals with a 57-run decimation of Delhi Capitals in the first Qualifier here. Mumbai posted 200/5 on the board, courtesy half-centuries by Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan and some late hitting by Hardik Pandya. They then restricted Delhi to 143/8, with pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (4/14) wreaking havoc along with Trent Boult (2/9).
“You have got to give credit to our guys, the way they turned up at the game, putting runs on the board, and getting those early breakthroughs was so much important,” Rohit said, lauding his teammates after they secured a fifth IPL final spot for the side.
“Our bowling has been terrific through the tournament; they have put pressure on the opposition right from the beginning. It was good to see the overall performance of the team, the way we played today was absolutely perfect,” the skipper added. pti
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