IPL 2021 MI vs RCB Match 1 – Finally the wait for most entertaining cricket league has ended. The opening match of season 14 was played between the defending champion Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
This match was played at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The live telecast of this match was seen at star sports network and also on Disney + Hotstar OTT App.
Toss and First Innings
Royal challengers Bangalore won toss and elected to bowl first. Rohit sharma got out early. But then Chris Lynn and Suryakumar Yadav took charge. Both played well and have made 70 runs partnership. At that time it looks like Mumbai Indians will easily pass the par score. But wickets were falling at regular intervals.
RCB bowlers bowl tight and in right area. Thereby, making very difficult for MI batsmen to score runs. Although, RCB dropped 4 catches but Mumbai Indians were failed to capitalize these chances.
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Harshal Patel 5 Wicket Haul
Harshal Patel is the star bowler for RCB today. He gave only 27 runs in his 4 overs spell and took precious 5 wickets of Mumbai Indians. His bowling spell moved Mumbai Indians on back-foot. In his last over he took 4 wickets and gave just 1 run.
Innings Break!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2021
A brilliant 5-wkt haul from @HarshalPatel23 restricts #MI to a total of 159/9 at Chennai.
Scorecard – https://t.co/9HI54vpf2I #MIvRCB #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/LjpeFXqKgy
Mumbai Indians who were looking strong at the start of match were only managed to put 159 runs on board. Now Virat Kohli and company need 160 runs in 20 overs to win their first match of IPL 2021.