Day 40, Match 54, MI vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2023
high-scoring IPL 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium, the Mumbai Indians (MI) put on a spectacular display of batting prowess as they chased down the Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) imposing total of 199/6 with ease, winning the game by six wickets and surging to the third spot in the points table.
Suryakumar Yadav was the star of the show for MI, smashing a scintillating 83 off just 35 deliveries, including ten fours and five sixes, to notch up his third half-century of the season. Yadav was ably supported by Nehal Wadhera, who scored an unbeaten 52 and anchored the innings after MI lost two wickets in quick succession.
The duo stitched together a sensational 140-run partnership for the third wicket, propelling their team to the brink of victory before Yadav was dismissed.
Wanindu Hasaranga briefly threatened to derail
MI 's chase by taking two wickets in his first over, including that of the dangerous Ishan Kishan, who had scored a rapid-fire 42 off 21 balls. However, Wadhera held his nerve and guided MI home with some sensible strokeplay.
RCB had posted an imposing total of 199/6 thanks to some attacking batting from Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis. Maxwell smashed a blistering 68 off just 40 balls, while Du Plessis scored a sublime 65.
However, MI fought back strongly, taking three quick wickets after the duo had stitched together a century partnership for the third wicket.
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MI won the toss and elected to bowl first, with Chris Jordan making his debut for the team. RCB, on the other hand, benched Karn Sharma and brought back Vijaykumar Vyshak for the crucial match.
The win was significant for both teams, with RCB and MI sitting in the sixth and eighth spots, respectively, before the game. A victory for either side would have propelled them to the third spot in the points table.
This win avenged
MI's earlier loss to RCB in the season opener, where they had been outclassed by eight wickets. While MI's batting has been in fine form this season, their death bowling and Sharma's form have been areas of concern. RCB will be hoping for more contributions from their lower-middle order, which has lacked a big hitter so far this season of
IPL 2023 .
MI vs RCB Full Squads
MI: Rohit Sharma (c),Ramandeep Singh, Tim David, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Jofra Archer, Dewald Brevis, Arjun Tendulkar, Kumar Kartikeya, Arshad Khan, Hrithik Shokeen, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Cameron Green, Duan Jansen, Piyush Chawla, Vishnu Vinod, Nehal Wadhera, Shams Mulani, Raghav Goyal, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Warrier
Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Akash Deep, Karn Sharma, Finn Allen, Anuj Rawat, Siddarth Kaul, Michael Bracewell, Sonu Yadav, Wayne Parnell, Manoj Bhandage, Rajan Kumar, Himanshu Sharma, Avinash Singh
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