Delhi Capitals 132 for 6 beat Mumbai Indians 129 for 8 by four wickets. With a brilliant inning in the company of R Ashwin, Mumbai Indians threatened to defend 129 on a sluggish Sharjah track, but Shreyas Iyer hurt their playoff ambitions and strengthened Delhi Capitals' own chances of a top-two finish. Iyer handled the pressure of losing three wickets in the first five overs of the chase and guided the Capitals to victory with five balls to spare.
Despite their loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians have a chance to make the final four, but they will need help from other teams to win their last two games against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The triumph was set up by the Capitals' weakened offensive. While Avesh Khan and Anrich Nortje defied the pitch's slowness with a breathless exhibition of velocity and deception, left-arm finger spinner Axar Patel flourished with his subtle variations.