MI vs RR: On his birthday, Rohit got the gift of victory for the Mumbai Indians. On the strength of the pair of Tewatia and Miller, Gujarat hit the punch of victory. The winning campaign of Gujarat Titans, who are participating in the IPL for the first time, continued against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday.
Gujarat defeated RCB by Six wickets and consolidated their hold at the top of the points table by registering their fifth consecutive win this season. In this victory of Gujarat, the pair of Rahul Teotia and David Miller have an important contribution.
RCB won the toss and decided to bat first. But this season, despite Virat Kohli’s first half-century, RCB’s team could score only 170 runs for six wickets. In reply, Gujarat won by scoring 174 for 4 in 19.3 overs. RCB has suffered a third consecutive defeat. The team has won 5 out of 10 matches and lost 5.
Rahul and David added 79 runs in 40 balls
Chasing the target, Gujarat had lost four wickets for 95 runs. But after this, the pair of Rahul Tewatia and David Miller batted explosively and gave the team victory by sharing an unbeaten 79 runs in 40 balls for the fifth wicket. Gujarat needed 43 runs in the last 4-overs, but Rahul and Miller batted fiercely and gave the team victory with 3-balls to spare. Rahul played an innings of 43 runs in 25 balls with five fours and two sixes. At the same time, David Miller played brilliant innings of 39 runs in 24 balls, hit four fours, and a six.
Drought ends Virat’s half-century after 14 matches
Former captain Virat Kohli, who was struggling with poor form, played an innings of 58 runs against Gujarat. He scored the first half-century after 14 IPL matches. In this way, he also scored the first half-century of this season and the total 43rd half-century of his IPL career. Although his innings were very slow, he completed his half-century in 45 balls. While playing 53 balls, Virat hit four fours and a six. Virat has scored 186 runs in 10 matches so far this season.
Rajat’s innings did not work: Virat added 99 runs in 74 balls for the second wicket with Rajat Patidar. Patidar played quick innings of 52 in 32 balls. During this, he hit five fours and two sixes.
MI vs RR: First Win Of The Season
On his birthday, Rohit got the gift of victory for Mumbai Indians. After losing eight matches in a row, Mumbai Indians got their first victory. In the match played on Saturday night, Mumbai defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5-wickets. It is Mumbai’s first win in 9-matches. The team also gave a wonderful gift of victory to their captain Rohit Sharma on his 35th birthday. After winning the toss, Mumbai decided to bowl first and restricted Rajasthan to 158 runs for 6-wickets. In reply, Mumbai won by scoring 161 runs for 5-wickets in 19.2 overs. Along with this, Mumbai also avenged its defeat from Rajasthan this season.
Today’s match: Chennai Super Kings will clash with Hyderabad in Pune
Jadeja left the captaincy, now Dhoni will be in command: So far in IPL 15, the performance of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings has been very disappointing. Taking responsibility for the team’s poor performance, skipper Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday surprised everyone by deciding to step down from the captaincy.
Mahi accepted the captaincy again: The Chennai Super Kings team franchise issued a statement saying that Jadeja has decided to step down from the captaincy of the Chennai team so that he can focus on his game. After this Dhoni was requested to take the captaincy which he accepted.