Saturday, April 1, 2023

MI Won The Game Which They Would Like To Forget

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Mumbai Indians have not done particularly well in this season of IPL. This is their only second win after losing 5 games on the trot. They have no option but to win all the remaining games. Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand is having a tense season as they started well but now have lost their way in the middle despite winning that epic game against SRH last time. Hence both the teams wanted to win this game badly but they lost the control over their minds in the process. After Yuzvendra Chahal unnecessarily gave Corey Anderson a send off the ugly spat between Mitchell Starc and Kieron Pollard surfaced which should have been avoided at any cost. There is a fair play award in the competition and one can be rest assured that both MI and RCB would have lost a plenty on that score board too.

IPL 7 | Match 27 | MI Vs RCB

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss: RCB and elected to field first

Plyaing XIs:

MI: Ben Dunk, CM Gautam, Ambaty Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Corey Anderson, Kieron Pollard, Aditya Tare, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Pawan Suyal

RCB: Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Ashoke Dinda

Mini Score Card

MI 187/5 (20) Run rate: 9.35

Rohit Sharma 59* (35) | Harshal Patel 1/28 (4)

Kieron Pollard 43 (31) | Yuzvendra Chahal 1/30

RCB 168/8 (20) Run rate: 8.40

Chris Gayle 38 (24) | Jasprit Bumrah 2/22 (4)

Virat Kohli 35 (28) | Lasith Malinga 2/29 (4)

Result: MI won by 19 runs

Points: MI 2 (Total 4) | RCB 0 (Total 6)

Man of the match: Rohit Sharma

Umpires: S Ravi | K Srinath | Sanjay Hazare (3rd) | Rohan Pandit (Reserve)

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft

How they played the game

Powerplay: MI 50 runs, 1 wicket | RCB 64 runs, 1 wicket

First 50 runs: MI 37 balls | RCB 26 balls

50-100 runs: MI 42 balls | RCB 36 balls

100-150 runs: MI 30 balls | RCB 44 balls

Extras: RCB 25 (4 B, 8 LB, 12 Wd, 1 NB) | MI 10 (6 LB, 4 Wd)

Best Partnership

MI: 5th wicket – 97 runs off 60 balls between Sharma 50* (29) and Pollard 43 (31)

RCB: 1st wicket – 53 runs off 31 balls between Patel 26 (19) and Gayle 24 (12)

Fours and SIXES

MI 14 Fours (6 by Pollard, 3 by Sharma, 2 each by Dunk and Gautam, 1 by Rayudu) | 8 SIXES (4 by Sharma, 3 by Gautam, 1 by Anderson)

RCB: 15 Fours (5 by P Patel, 3 by Gayle, 2 each by Kohli and de Villiers, 1 each by Rossouw, Starc and Aaron) | 8 SIXES (3 by Gayle, 2 each by Kohli and Rossouw, 1 by H Patel)

In the PIC: Starc and Pollard involved in an ugly spat on the field

Picture Courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo 

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