The defending champions Mumbai Indians register yet another clinical win in IPL 2020. Rohit Sharma and his men outperform the Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi.
Batting first MI put on a mammoth total of 193 runs on the board. Suryakumar Yadav starred with the bat as he made his highest IPL score of 79 from just 47 balls and remained unbeaten till the end.
Mumbai Indians Win By 57 Runs
The chase was always going to be a mountain to climb for the Royals batsman against the gun bowling attack of MI. The deadly pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult and James Pattinson was on song from ball one.
Bumrah sent royals skipper Steve Smith packing whereas Boult removed the young Yashasvi Jaiswal. The pick of the MI bowlers was their leader of the pace attack Bumrah as he had match figures of 4-20.
It’s About Getting The Job Done- Rohit Sharma
Jos Buttler tried his level best but ultimately hold out at the boundary rope for 70 as Kieron Pollard took a stunner. Apart from Buttler no other Royals batsmen could get going and they suffered their third consecutive loss in IPL 2020.
Here’s what the winning captain Rohit Sharma had to say in the post-match presentation.
“We strive to be out there and play well. We have a lot of quality and it’s about getting the job done. They all have a lot of confidence. They’re all talented and they can take the game away on their day and it’s all falling into place”.
Rohit added, “The conditions are helpful here for the quick bowlers. It was nipping around to start with and it’s good to have bowlers who can exploit the conditions. We also worked a lot on our fielding, because it’s one of the controllable in the game and we made it a point to do that well”.
“A good Surya innings was coming, I spoke to him before the game, and his shot selection was perfect today. We wanted him to bat till the end because he can innovate rather well’, Rohit Sharma concluded post the win against Rajasthan Royals.