Romario Shepherd’s 10 ball 39-run finish provides Mumbai Indians with their third highest IPL total

Romario Shepherd was a relatively unknown batter till Sunday before he provided Mumbai Indians (MI) with one of their best finish in IPL history at their home Wankhede Stadium. The batter slammed 32 runs in the final over against Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje to power MI total to a whopping 234/5 after 20 overs. This is the third-highest total for Mumbai Indians in the history of IPL and the highest at their home stadium.

Mumbai Indians surely looked different on Sunday as despite losing another toss, the Hardik Pandya-led side began with a bang. Hitman Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan provided the team with a strong start but faced some speed breakers after Rohit Sharma’s wicket and Suryakumar Yadav’s failed comeback in IPL 2024.

Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje and spinner Axar Patel were looking great on the pitch as they restricted MI batters for a while. Mumbai skipper Hardik Pandya played a crucial 39-run innings as Tilak Varma went back to the pavilion with an individual score of 6 runs.

Tim David looked in a different spirit today as he started with some big shots. Tim David and Hardik Pandya were playing in perfect symphony before Anrich Nortje provided Delhi Capitals with a breakthrough with the wicket of Mumbai Indians skipper.

Then came the great Romario Shepherd, who slammed 32 runs in the final over to power Mumbai Indians to a big 234-run finish against Delhi Capitals. The dangerous Anrich Nortje finished as the most expensive player in MI vs DC 2024 IPL match as he conceded 65 runs and clinched two wickets.

Most-expensive over in IPL 2024 so far

Anrich Nortje’s 32-run over against Romario Shepherd is the most expensive over in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Romario Shepherd slammed 4 sixes and 2 fours to destroy Nortje’s economy and provide Mumbai Indians with their third-highest total in IPL history.


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Published: 07 Apr 2024, 05:44 PM IST

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