January 26, 2022

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Report Card ; MI v RCB, 1st Match IPL 2021

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Mumbai Indians is taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021 opener at Chennai. Mumbai Indians hadn’t won a opening match since 2013 while from 2011 MI never lost a match at Chennai. Royal Challengers Bangalore never won a match in Chennai since 2011.

7:00 pm : Toss Update

It’s unbelievable, bit of a mini break helped me I guess to win a toss. Going to bowl first. They’re a side who likes chasing. Good chance for us to get onto the park and create some intensity. With the balance we have this year we can do both, but have to understand who you’re playing against. We understand with the depth they have they have never out of the game. Bowling first was a no-brainer for us. Every year IPL has a different energy, a different vibe. It’s high intensity. Playing for the same franchise has been an honour for me. Three guys making their debut ; Maxwell, Jamieson, Christian is back after eight years for the same franchise. Rajat Patidar makes his debut as well. Padikkal has been recommended rest. ” Virat Kohli Opted

Would’ve fielded first as well. But as a team we’ve batted well over the years. Nothing different for us. Bat well in the powerplay and set the game up for the big hitters. The entire square has been changed. For us it’s a fresh year, don’t need to look at what’s happened in the past. Fresh year, new faces as well. Important for us to start well which we haven;t done in this tournament. Last game we played was a final in Dubai. Got only two changes from that lineup. Quinny is in quarantine, so he isn’t available. Lynn will make debut. And we have a six foot eight inch South African, Marco Jensen. Rohit Sharma added

7:55 PM : Rohit Sharma started the inning with a brilliance before the judging error between Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn. Rohit Sharma departs after scoring 19 runs. He got run out on the throw of Virat Kohli/Yuzi Chahal. He was looking in good form, smashed 1 four and 1 six.

8:14 pm : after the first strategic timeout Mumbai is in 83 with a lost of 1 wicket. Chris Lynn looking in solid form, he smashed 3 sixes alongwith 3 fours and is on 40 runs. While Suryakumar Yadav is on the middle. Mumbai Indians looking in strong position after the disappointing runout of Rohit Sharma.

8:24 pm : Kyle Jemieson got the rid of Suryakumar Yadav. He removed Suryakumar Yadav who was on 31. Suryakumar Yadav smashed 4 fours and one six over mid wicket.

8:38 pm : Chris Lynn failed just one short from his first fifty for Mumbai Indians. He smashed 4 fours alongwith 3 huge sixes.

9:21 pm : After brilient death bowling performence by RCB they need 160 runs to win the 1st match of vivo IPL2021. Harshal Patel was the star with the bowl for RCB he has taken his maiden IPL 5wkt haul. & becomes the only bowler to take 5wkts Against the 5 time champions MUMBAI INDIANS.

MUMBAI INDIANS were 86/1 in 10 overs & Surya Kumar Yadav was looking so dangerous.RCB didn’t had renowed names for death bowling, but they have kept Rohit & co. To under 160. RCB has only given 73 runs in the last 10 overs against the side like MI is not the joke. So now RCB will back themselves to chase it down. MI on the other hand will pray for the dew to be absent today.

9:55 pm : After struggling to get the timing right Washington Sundar’s innings comes to an end on 10(15). Virat Kohli is looking good. as he is joined by Rajat Patidar on the crease. RCB – 41/1 after 5 overs.

10:15 pm ; Now its time for the Stratigic time out, & RCB is going well. After losing 2 wickets in quick succestion they are looking good to chase the total down. with Glenn Maxwell & VIrat kohli at the crease. RCB – 69/2 after 9 overs.

10:34 pm : RCB loses their 3rd Wicket as Virat Kohli is found plumb in the front of the wickets by Jasprit Bumrah. Virat Kohli – 33(29). ABD joins Maxwell at the crease & RCB still needs 61 runs of 42 balls.

10:43 pm : Glenn Maxwell goes & the match takes the maasive turn in the favour of MI. Rohit has brought his Young gun back in to the attack & Marco Janesan dones the trick. Maxwell – 39(28). there goes one more & shahbaaz Ahmad also holds out to midwicket & RCB loses its 5th wicket. 2 massive wickets for debutant Marco Janesan.

10:59 pm : Dan christian goes for only 1 run & RCB has lost their 6th wicket. Jasprit Bumrah in his 3rd over has taken 2nd wicket for himself. RCB needs 34 off last three overs with DE Villiers still on the crease.

11:24 pm : Oh what a cracker of a game we had in the 1st match of IPL. it came down to the last ball but some how RCB has managed to escape the scare of loss from the defending champions, ABD has played magical & match turning innings to give RCB their 1st win of the INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 2021.

Join us tomorrow for the 2nd match of the season CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs DELHI CAPITALS.