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IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore (Match 1) Highlights

IPL 2021 first match is between Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore. The match between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challenger Bangalore is going to be played in M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

IPL one of the world’s most exciting and lucrative annual sporting events is back in 2021. The good news is not a shadow of Covid-19 Pandemic has been able to stop the T20 carnival. After having another stressful year this T20 carnival has came at the right time for the cricket fans.

8 teams are going to play 56 league matches. Where each team will play twice with another team. The top 4 teams qualify for the playoffs and Qualifier 1 will be played between 1st and 2nd teams (winner to final). After qualifier 1, Eliminator between 3rd and 4th (loser will be eliminated) and Qualifier 2 will be played between Loser Q1 and Winner Eliminator (winner to final). The final will be played on 30th May 2021.

MI Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

RCB Playing XI: Virat Kohli (C), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal



IPL T20 Points Table
RCB 1 +0.050 2
DC 0 +0.000 0
KKR 0 +0.000 0
SRH 0 +0.000 0
PBKS 0 +0.000 0
CSK 0 +0.000 0
RR 0 +0.000 0
MI 1 -0.050 0
Match Highlights:

TOSS: Virat Kohli wins the toss. RCB choose to bowl first.

Mumbai Indians Innings (159/9): 

  • MI loses the first wicket of Rohit Sharma(19) in the 3.6 Over. Run out by Virat Kohli. This happens to be the first run out of Vivo IPL 2021.
  • Surya Kumar Yadav showed brilliant performance scored 31 (23) got out in 11 over by Jamieson.
  • Chris Lynn scored the highest run in MI innings 49(35) with the help of 4 4’s and 3 6’s at the strike rate of 140.00

Mumbai Indian Rohit Sharma

  • Harshal Patel took  5 wickets in 4 overs with an economy of 6.75
  • Kylie Jamieson and Washington Sundar took 1-1 wicket each at the economy rate of  6.75 and 7.00 respectively.
  • MI scored 159/9 in 20 overs at the run rate of 7.95

Fall of Wickets : 1-24 (Sharma, 3.6 over) , 2-94 (Yadav, 10.6 over) , 3-105 (Lynn, 12.5over) , 4-135 (Pandya, 15.6 over) , 5-145 (Kishan, 17.4 over) , 6-158 (Pandya, 19.1 over) , 7-158 (Pollard, 19.2 over) , 8-158 (Jansen, 19.4 over) , 9-159 (Chahar, 19.6 over)

Royal Challenger Bangalore Innings:

  • Virat Kohli and Washington Sundar open up for RCB and Trent Boult open up for MI
  • RCB loses the first wicket of Washington Sundar (10) in 4.2 over. Bowled by Krunal Pandya and Catch by Chris Lynn
  • Virat Kohli scored 33(29) and got lbw by Jasprit Bumrah in 12.3 over. Kohli hit 4 4’s at the strike rate of 113.79

AB-de-Villiers RCB

  • Glenn Maxwell scored 39 (28) with the help of 3 4’s and 2 6’s and got out by Jansen in 14.1 0ver
  • Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen took 2-2 wickets each with an economy of 4.66 and 7.33 respectively
  • AB de Villiers scored 48(27) with the help of 4 4’s and 2 6’s and got run out in 19.4 over by Krunal Pandya/Ishan Kishan
  • Krunal Pandya and Trent Boult took 1-1 wickets each.
  • RCB win the first match of IPL 2021 by 2 Wickets.

Fall of Wickets : 1-36 (Sundar, 4.2 over) , 2-46 (Patidar, 5.5 over) , 3-98 (Kohli, 12.3 over) , 4-103 (Maxwell, 14.1 over) , 5-106 (Ahmed, 14.6 over) , 6-122 (Christian, 16.3 over), 7-152 (Jamieson, 18.5 over), 8-158 (de Villiers, 19.4 over)

Winner: RCB wins by 2 Wickets against MI

Man of The Match: Harshal Patel gets Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance of 5 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 6.75

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