Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 wickets.
In a nail biting match, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the first match of the season by defeating last year champions Mumbai Indians. RCB win the thriller and start off with a bang. Heartbreak for MI but it was an absolute cracker of a game. Mumbai’s curse of losing the first game continues. Harshal Patel took a five wicket haul and help his team winning the first match of their campaign. Unbelievable bowling at death by Harshal. The way he performed was tremendous, brilliant trade by RCB. In his first over he gave 15 runs but in his last 3 overs, he gave only 12 runs and clinched 5 wickets. He took 5 consecutive important wickets of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Marco Jansen and restricted MI to go for a big score. Virat and Maxwell started the chase and AB took it to end. AB devillers played an amazing knock of 48 runs. Harshal also scored the winning run for his side. The youngster Rajat Patidar failed to impress with his performances. Chris Lynn played a good knock for Mumbai after their captain was run out. Hardik and Pollard also failed to have a impact on the game. At last, all we can say is that it was an amazing start to the season.
Final Scores :
Mumbai Indians – 159/9 (20) Royal Challengers Bangalore – 160/8 (20)
Mumbai Indian vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Today is the opening match of IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The IPL 2021 first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore begins at 7:30 PM IST. It’s Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma in the season’s opener. They both are completely different kinds of captains and leaders. The match will definitely be a nail biting one.
Royal Challengers Bangalore has won the toss and chosen to bowl.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rajat Patidar will be making his debut for RCB and has replaced opener Devdutt Padikkal. Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian have also been added to the starting XI for RCB. Three guys are making their debut for Maxwell, Jamieson, Christian who is back after eight years for the same franchise.
Mumbai Indians has caps to Marco Jansen and Chris Lynn. Chris Lynn has been included in the squad as De Cock is in the quarantine.
Mumbai has played against Bangalore 29 times in the IPL and enjoys a 19-10 win-loss advantage.
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RCB is hoping to do well with his updated squad after the inclusion of fast bowler Kyle Jamieson and Dan Christian. Maxwell could prove to be the deciding point for RCB. Washington Sundar can also do some wonders.
Mumbai Indians is already a complete side. The last year champions has a completely balanced squad. Chris Lynn would be hoping to perform after getting the opportunity. The explosive youngster Ishan Kishan can do wonders.