Mumbai Indians make it count against RCB. It was an important match for Mumbai and Rohit Sharma. Ricky Ponting looked quite unimpressed during last few matches and Mumbai needed to pull their shocks. However, the biggest challenge was RCB. Bangalore is a dangerous team to beat anywhere and Rohit Sharma had to do something special overcome them. RCB was not with Chris Gayle who has flown back to the Carrabean to be with her partner who is expecting their first child. But the likes Virat Kohli, AB de Villars and Shane Watson are enough to threat any batsman. But Mumbai Indians did what they do best; they came back from the defeat of last matches and won again.
MIvRCB Match Highlights
Playing on the home ground, Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field first. However, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli started strong. AB de Villars later joined and smashed the bowlers. RCB was cruising for a good score and were 91-2 at one stage. However, later things slowed down. But Sarfarz Khan and Travis Head ensured the team reaches a fighting total of 170. Jasprit Bumrah was again the pick of the bowler and picked up 3 wickets.
But in reply, Rohit Sharma was rock solid at one end. He was later helped by Ambati Rayudu and then it was a complete Pollar show at the Wankhede. Iqbal Abdullah took 3 wickets but that was not enough to stop Mumbai Indians to reach at 4th position of the table.
Why Mumbai Indians win was important
The history knows that if the team gets going, they are unstoppable and Rohit Sharma and team would look for the same momentum.
MIvRCB IPL 2016 – Scorecard
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 170/7 – 20 Overs
Travis Head – 37(24)
Virat Kohli – 33 (30)
Jasprit Bumrah – 4-0-31-3
K Pandiya – 4-0-27-2
Mumbai Indians – 171/4 – 18 Overs
Rohit Sharma – 62(44)
Kieron Pollard – 40(19)
Iqbal Abdullah – 4-0-40-3