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Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wkts to clinch title for record 5th time

Dubai:11/11/20:Rohit Sharma’s 68 and Trent Boult’s 3 for 30 – including two wickets in his first two overs helped Mumbai Indians clinched their record-extending fifth IPL title last night after beating Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the final at Dubai.

Trent Boult was named Player of the Match. With this win, Mumbai added a fifth IPL title to their kitty, more than any other team in the 13-year history of the league.

Chasing 157 to win, Mumbai got 33 off the first three overs as Quinton de Kock tore into the Delhi bowlers.

He was dismissed by Marcus Stoinis but Rohit carried on to hit a match-defining fifty and stitched crucial partnerships with de Kock (20), Suryakumar Yadav (19) and Ishan Kishan (33 not out) to keep Mumbai in control.

Earlier, a magnificent half-century by Rishabh Pant (56 off 38 balls) and a gutsy fifty by skipper Shreyas Iyer (65 not out) helped Delhi Capitals post 156 runs after witnessing a disastrous start against Mumbai Indians. Iyer brought up his 500 runs and smashed his third half-century in this year’s IPL.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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