Mumbai Indians set a target of 188 for Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede stadium. Quinton De Kock’s magnificent half-century paved way for putting up such a total on the board.
The middle order hassles continued to trouble them as it hampered their progress. Rohit and De Kock gave their best to notch up a fine opening partnership. However, as in previous matches Hardik Pandya was the saviour of the side again as he hit a blistering 28 off just 11 deliveries. His knock included a boundary and three huge sixes.
It is to be noted that Hardik has been trying to emulate helicopter shot which is the trademark shot of MS Dhoni since a few games. Even today, Pandya hit a ‘mini-helicopter’ off death bowling specialist Jofra Archer. A full delivery bowled by the latter, helped Pandya to use all his strength to send it to the stands. The video is currently trending in Twitter and fans are appreciating Hardik for his hitting skills.
Rajasthan Royals haven’t had a better season till now as they stand at seventh position winning only one game agaisnt Royal Challengers Bangalore. Can Rahane and Buttler pull off a magic here?