The dream of winning the title of Delhi Capitals reached the final of the Indian Premier League for the first time remained unfulfilled. Mumbai Indians won this title for the 5th time by winning the match by 5 wickets. In the match, Delhi opener Marcus Stoinis was sent back for the first ball by Trent Boult. It was the first time in the history of the tournament's 13-year final when a batsman was dismissed for the first ball.
In the final of the 13th season of IPL played on Tuesday 10 November, Delhi captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. Mumbai got off to a terrific start, giving Delhi three blows one after the other. Captain Iyer then took over the innings with Rishabh Pant and reached a respectable score of 156. Iyer scored 65 off 50 balls while Pant was dismissed for 56 off 38 balls.
Embarrassing record attached to Stoinis name
In the 12 final matches of the tournament played so far, it never happened that the wicket fell on the first ball. Stoinis was caught on the very first ball of the innings by a ball from Bolt to Quinton Dickock behind the wicket. He became the first batsman to be dismissed on the first ball in the IPL final without opening an account.
The amazing thing was that when Stoinis was given the bowling during Mumbai's batting, he took a wicket on the very first ball of his over. Stoinis, who came to the 5th over, caught Dickock on the first ball at the hands of Rishabh Pant behind the wicket.