Mumbai Indians lift record 5th IPL title

Dubai: Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians on Tuesday romped to their record fifth title in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a comfortable five-wicket win over Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals in the summit showdown of the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league.

Chasing a 157-run target, Rohit Sharma skipper-cum-opener Rohit Sharma played a captain's knock of 68 besides sharing over 40-run partnership each with Quinton de Kock (20), Suryakumar Yadav (19) and Ishan Kishan (33 not out) to help Mumbai Indians cross the mark in 18.4 overs and dent Delhi Capitals' hopes of achieving their maiden IPL glory.

Earlier during the clash, first-time finalist Delhi made a worst start to their innings, losing openers Marcus Stoinis (0) and Shikhar Dhawan (15) and first-drop Ajinkya Rahane (2) inside just 22 runs.

Subsequently, skipper Shreyas Iyer (65) then led from the front by not only notching up a half-century but also stitched a crucial stand of 96 runs with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (56) for the fourth wicket to power Delhi Capitals to a decent total of 156/7.

For Mumbai Indians, Trent Boult was the pick of the bowlers with impressive figures of three for 30.

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jayant Yadav contributed with two and a wicket, respectively. Asianet Online