Dewald Brevis helped the Mumbai Indians knock the Dehli Capitals out of the IPL on Saturday.
The 19-year-old South African scored 37 off 33 balls, including one four and three sixes, as Mumbai reached their target of 160 with five wickets in hand and five balls remaining.
The result secured Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore the fourth playoff spot at the Capitals’ expense.
Bangalore will meet the third-placed Lucknow Super Giants in the eliminator on 25 May. The table-topping Gujarat Titans and second-placed Rajasthan Royals will have a second shot at making the final even if they lose their first qualifier on 24 May.
Ishan Kishan (48) and Brevis put on 57 runs to lay the foundation for the chase, before a late cameo by Singapore batsman Tim David carried Mumbai to victory. David lifted the team from a precarious 95-3 in 14.3 overs with 34 off 11 balls.
Delhi skipper and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant failed to take a review when David edged his first ball to the glovesman and replays suggested the batsman had nicked it.
David, who hit four sixes, put on 50 off 20 balls with Tilak Varma (21) to put the chase back on track and Ramandeep Singh finished it off with an unbeaten 13.
Earlier, left-arm fast bowler Daniel Sams took down fellow Australian David Warner with the swashbuckling left-hander top-edging a catch to short third man.
Jasprit Bumrah soon combined from the other end to send back Mitchell Marsh for a first-ball duck and then got Prithvi Shaw (24) as Delhi slipped to 31-3 inside six overs.
Pant and West Indies big-hitter Rovman Powell then put on 75 runs for the fifth wicket to rebuild the innings and put pressure on the opposition bowlers.
The left-handed Pant smashed 39 off 33 deliveries and Powell hit a 34-ball 43 before being bowled by Bumrah, who returned figures of 3-25, but Delhi managed a competitive total.
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