Hardik Pandya and Suryakumar Yadav ran a carnage as Mumbai Indians managed to post another massive total against Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Hardik escaped a narrow injury at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium after Jofra Archer bowled a nasty beamer.
Batting first, Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock got them off to a flier. But the 19-year-old debutant Kartik Tyagi soon drew the first blood as de Kock was dismissed inside the Powerplay. However, the ever-consistent Suryakumar Yadav kept going. Despite scoring tons and tons of runs in the domestic season and IPL, Suryakumar never manages to impress the national selectors.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians lost two wickets off two balls and promoted Krunal Pandya up the order to tackle the two leg-spinners in action. Rohit Sharma looked out of shape while playing the shot while Ishant Kishan gave away wickets without scoring a run.
Hardik Pandya escapes a narrow injury
Krunal, who played a late cameo in the last game, couldn’t get going. However, it was Suryakumar Yadav who took the onus of giving them the final push along with Hardik Pandya and the pair added 76 runs for the fifth wicket to post 193 runs on the board.
Meanwhile, during the knock, Hardik Pandya escaped a narrow injury. It was a high full toss aimed right at Hardik’s head and he did well to duck under it. The ball bounces just in front of Jos Buttler and escapes past him. Archer immediately had his hands up apologetically. It must have slipped out of Archer’s hand.
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Meanwhile, speaking at the end of the first innings, Hardik Pandya congratulated Suryakumar Yadav for a brisk knock. He also added they are happy to post 193 runs on the board
“To be honest, we should be happy with the score, especially from where we reached there. Didn’t think we would get this much when we lost a couple of quick wickets, but SKY played a fine innings, outstanding batting, he changed the momentum for us, a hell of a knock – to be honest,” Hardik Pandya said.