Mumbai Indians: 159/9 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 49, Suryakumar Yadav 31, Hershel Patel 5/26)
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 160/7 in 20 overs (ABD 48, Maxwell 39, Bumrah 2/26)
RCB won by two wickets.
News Daily Digital Desk: Corona Pandemic is back in the IPL. Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL the most times, and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have never won the tournament, faced each other at the crowded Chipak Stadium in Chennai. However, Virat Kohli was the last to smile in the match. RCB won the opening match of the tournament by two wickets with Herschel bowling and ABD batting. Chasing 160 runs, however, the winning run came to an end. From which it is clear that there is going to be a breathless fight in the IPL again.
Virat decided to field first after winning the toss at the start of the match on Friday. Many cricket fans also joke about this on social media. Some people share funny memes. Because the giant toss luck is very bad. However, two Mumbai openers Rohit Sharma and Chris Lin made a good start. But Rohit was run out due to misunderstanding after scoring 19 runs. Then Lin-Suryakumar continued to lead the team’s run. The duo added 70 runs for the second wicket.
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At one time it seemed that Mumbai’s run might go beyond 160 runs. But in the end it did not happen. As soon as Lin and Suryakumar broke the tie, Mumbai’s run rate slowed down. Chris Lin was dismissed for 49 off 35 balls. Surya was out for 31 runs. This time RCB returned to the match holding the hand of Harshal Patel. He took five wickets with just 26 runs in four overs. He also became the first bowler to take five wickets against Mumbai. In the end, Mumbai’s innings stopped at 156 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. After the dismissal of Lin-Suryakumar, Ishan Kisan (26) was the only run scorer for the team. None of the others could cut the stain.
Goal 159 on the scoreboard. The batting line-up in Bangalore has batsmen like Kohli, Maxwell and AB de Villiers. RCB is called to chase the run with some advantage. Despite fielding an injury under the right eye, Washington went down to open with a beautiful. However, Sundar (10) or Rajat Patidar (6), who came down to number three, returned quickly but the Virat-Maxwell pair continued to chase the run quickly. At one time it seemed that the giants would easily win. But in the space of just two overs, both of them suddenly went back. Virat was dismissed for 33 runs. Maxwell (39) and Shahbaz Ahmed (1) were out again in Johnson’s over. At this time, RCB also came under a lot of pressure. In the end, it was AB de Villiers who became the defender. He led RCB to victory in the opening match of the IPL. Made 46 runs. Again, only 26 balls. However, he had to run out with two balls left. However, it did not stop the victory of RCB. He made the winning run for the team as the joy was over.
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Meanwhile, besides losing the match, Hardik Pandya’s injury will also keep Mumbai Indians worried after this day. Because Hardik was not seen bowling a single over that day. He injured his right hand during the match. However, the Mumbai camp did not say how serious the injury was.
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