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IPL 2021, MI vs RCB Highlights: RCB Beats MI by 2 Wickets in a last-ball thriller.

An incredible win for Bangalore! 

The IPL opener match was held in MA Chidambaram Chennai stadium at 7.30 p.m between Rohit Sharma led-MI and Virat Kohli led- RCB. and, To our surprise MI, called as the defending champions of IPL had a bad opening this season.   

MI vs RCB Highlights 2021 IPL

It was the first win for RCB in IPL2021 since they lost in 2008,2017 and 2019. Take a look at the scores:

  • MI scored 159/9 in 20 overs; Run rate 7.95
  • RCB scored 160/8 in 20 overs; Run Rate 8.0

Though it was a neck to neck challenge. MI start opened the match and RCB chased the target. The credit goes to AB de Villiers who  took control and smashed a 27-ball 48; leading the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a two-wicket victory

Man of the match: Mr-Fifer-Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel debuted the IPL2021 with a win.Medium-pacer Harshal Patel; the game-changer for RCB, became the first bowler to record outstanding figures of 5-27 against the IPL champions; Mumbai Indian in history.

Harshal Patel

See what Rohit Sharma, the MI skipper said post-match:

“Winning the championship is important, I guess, not the first game. Great fight, we didn’t let it go easily. Although the score wasn’t something we were happy with. We were 20 short.”

Marco Jansen from MI Shares history with Virat Kohli

Marco Jansen is the new identified Talent for MI; who bowled the final over of the match. Marco Jansen, a 20-year-old South African cricketer performed outstandingly in his debutant match against RCB. He took the major wicket of Glen MAxwell.

Marco Jansen

Check the Score Card of both the teams:

MUMBAI INDIANS INNINGS

(RUN RATE: 7.95)

Batsmen Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
Rohit Sharma run out (Virat Kohli/Yuzvendra Chahal) 19 15 126.66 1 1
Chris Lynn c & b Washington Sundar 49 35 140.00 4 3
Suryakumar Yadav c AB de Villiers b Kyle Jamieson 31 23 134.78 4 1
Ishan Kishan lbw Harshal Patel 28 19 147.36 2 1
Hardik Pandya lbw Harshal Patel 13 10 130.00 2 0
Kieron Pollard c Washington Sundar b Harshal Patel 7 9 77.77 1 0
Krunal Pandya c Dan Christian b Harshal Patel 7 7 100.00 1 0
Marco Jansen b Harshal Patel 0 2 0.00 0 0
Rahul Chahar run out (Virat Kohli/AB de Villiers) 0 0 0.00 0 0
Jasprit Bumrah NOT OUT 1 2 50.00 0 0
EXTRAS (nb 2, w 2, b 0, lb 0, pen 0) 4
TOTAL (9 wickets; 20 overs) 159

ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS

(RUN RATE: 8.00)

Batsmen Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
Washington Sundar c Chris Lynn b Krunal Pandya 10 16 62.50 0 0
Virat Kohli lbw Jasprit Bumrah 33 29 113.79 4 0
Rajat Patidar b Trent Boult 8 8 100.00 1 0
Glenn Maxwell c Chris Lynn b Marco Jansen 39 28 139.28 3 2
AB de Villiers run out (Krunal Pandya/Ishan Kishan) 48 27 177.77 4 2
Shahbaz Ahmed c Krunal Pandya b Marco Jansen 1 2 50.00 0 0
Dan Christian c Rahul Chahar b Jasprit Bumrah 1 3 33.33 0 0
Kyle Jamieson run out (Jasprit Bumrah) 4 4 100.00 0 0
Harshal Patel NOT OUT 4 3 133.33 0 0
Mohammed Siraj NOT OUT 0 1 0.00 0 0
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 9, b 0, lb 2, pen 0) 12
TOTAL (8 wickets; 20 overs) 160

That’s all about the First match of the IPL 2021 season. Let’s see what the next match brings to us! 

IPL 2021, Match 2 will be played between CSK (Chennai Super Kings) and DC ( Delhi Capitals) at 7.30 p.m, 10th April 2021. You can watch the match on the Star sports channel or live stream on disney+Hotstar.

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