Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli | MI vs RCB | IPL 2018 | LATEST UPDATES | SCORE
This was a do or die game for both teams Mumbai Indians as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli both are in a fix to win this game. Bangalore and Mumbai are both in the same boat. They both had played 7 matches winning 2 and losing 5 before this game. To make a place in the playoff both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli need to win 6 out of the remaining 7 matches. This was the 31st match of the IPL 2018.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the match by 14 runs. Because of the super effort in the bowling department at the death overs, RCB won the game. Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj were brilliant with the bowl at the end overs restricting Pandya dual Krunal Pandya as well as Hardik Pandya and getting their wickets.
Mumbai Indians won the toss. And decided to field first. It has become a trend in this IPL season that whoever teams win the toss will field first. There was a change in the opening batsman of RCB. Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock opened and Brendon McCullum came at first down. Brendon made quick 37 runs hitting 4 fours and 2 sixes. Manan made 45 runs, Captain Virat Kohli made 32 runs in 26 balls. RCB in their first inning made a total of 167 at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.
Mumbai’s Mitchell McClenaghan in his final over got hit for 24 runs and 13 runs off the final delivery by Colin de Grandhomme. Krunal Pandya gave 24 runs in his 4 overs. Mumbai Indians had a target of 168 runs. They didn’t have good partnerships while batting. Hardik Pandya made 50 runs in 42 balls hitting 5 fours and 1 six. Whereas Krunal Pandya made 23 runs in 19 balls making a solid partnership of 56 runs with Hardik Pandya giving hopes to MI.
It is almost over for Mumbai Indians to be in the playoffs. Maybe they should learn from the Delhi Daredevil’s Captain Gautam Gambhir to sit out when you are not performing well for the team.. Mumbai Indians is at the seventh spot on the points table. The battle between Rohit Sharma vs Virat Kohli has been won by Royal Challengers Bangalore and they are now at the fifth position in the points table overtaking Rajasthan Royals. Delhi is at the bottom.
Next Match: Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals.