The 2021 IPL was inaugurated tonight with the match of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at 8 o'clock.
Toss: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field first.
|Mumbai Indians||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Surayakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Panday, Kieron Pollard, Kurnal Panday, Rahul Chahar, Macro Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah||Virat Kohli (c), Washington Sundar, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, ABD Villiers, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Mohamed Siraj, Harsal Patel, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal|
Top 3 batsman Mumbai innings.
|Mumbai Indians||Royal challenger Bangalore|
|Macro Jansen||Kyle Jamieson, Glenn Maxwell, Rajat Patidar|
Top 2 bowler Mumbai innings.
After losing the toss, two openers Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn batted first. But in the fourth over, Rohit Sharma was run out due to a misunderstanding between the two batsmen. With this, Rohit Sharma got involved with a total of 36 run outs in the IPL. He has been out 11 times and his partner has been out 25 times. Then there is Suryakumar Yadav, an informed batsman. He hit four off the first ball. Chris Lynn formed a 70-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. But still in the 11th over, Suryakumar Yadav was caught out by the last ball of Kyle Jamison, who had just made his debut, and returned. After that Mumbai Indians team started losing regular wickets. Ishan Kisan and Kiran Pollard were out for Hardik Pandey in Harsal Patel's brilliant bowling. As a result, the Mumbai Indians score did not go very far. Mumbai Indians were able to score 159 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Virat Kohli and Washington started well after chasing the target of 160 runs. They scored 35 runs in the first four overs. Then in the fifth over, Kunal Pandey's second ball was caught out and returned to Washington Sundar. Newcomer Rajat Patidar then took the field. But the debut of this young batsman was not good at all. The batsman fell victim to Trent Boult for just 8 runs. Then came Glenn Maxwell, who was playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time. Along with Maxwell, Virat Kohli returned to the pavilion before they took 62 runs in partnership. At the end of 13 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore's score stood at 99-3. Then the team needed only 61 runs from 42 balls. After that Maxwell could not stay on the pitch for long. The young South African 6-foot-8-inch bowler, who has just made his IPL debut and got Maxwell wickets. At this time, losing regular wickets, the match started to go from Bangalore to backfoot. But at one end de Villiers stood alone and took the match into his own hands. Only 6 runs were needed to win the last over. De Villiers was run out for 48 in the last over to take two runs off the fourth ball. Then you need 2 runs from 2 balls to win. Mohammad Siraj leveled the score of the match with a single off the first ball. Royal Patel Bangalore won the toss and elected to field.
Top 3 batsman Bangalore innings.
Top 2 bowler Bangalore innings.
- Mi - 159-9 (20)
- Rcb - 160-8 (20)
- Result : Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wkts.
- Player of the match : Harsal Patel