Defending champion Mumbai Indians finally break the shekels after three consecutive losses, to hand a thumping 46 runs defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore, despite, Virat Kohli
's lone hand of 92 off 62 balls.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli opted for MI bat first. Mumbai Indians made a horrible start as Umesh Yadav
clean bowled Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan on the first two balls of the very first over of the innings. But that didn't bother Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma, who set up MI's big total. Rohit was slightly careful at the beginning of the innings and more reliable on his batting partner.
Lewis, first took on Chris Woaks for a six and four in the second over, if that wasn't enough, he takes on Washington Sunder
, who didn't complete his 4 over and conceded 32 in 2 overs. Kohli may have missed the trick by not persisting Umesh Yadav, who was swinging the ball on both sides. By the end of ninth over, Lewis already had his fifty. Lewis departs in 12th over but the damage had already been done as he scored 42-ball 65.
After wicket of Lewis, Rohit took charges and came close to the first century of VIVO IPL 2018 but fell six runs short. He scored 94 off 52 and his partnership with Krunal, Hardik and Pollard ensured that MI set a big total.
While chasing, despite, Kohli's 92, RCB never looked in the chase. Losing De Kock and De Villiers in one over, hurt RCB's chase badly. Virat kept scoring runs while other batsmen found difficult to score. Krunal Pandya was pick up bowler for MI. He conceded only 28 runs in 4 overs in picked 3 wickets.
Rohit awarded Man Of The Match for his blitzing 94 runs while Virat received an orange cap(leading run-getter).
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