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IPL 2024, MI vs RCB: Ishan, Surya make short work of 197 chase; Bumrah shines with fifer

IPL 2024, MI vs RCB: Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav make short work of 197 chase; Jasprit Bumrah takes 5-21. Top takeaways for Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bengaluru from the match.


IPL 2024, MI vs RCB: Jasprit Bumrah took 5-21 against RCB; MI beat RCB | Walking Wicket (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
IPL 2024: Jasprit Bumrah took 5-21 against RCB (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)

Brief Scores: RCB 196/8 (Faf du Plessis 61, Dinesh Karthik 53*, Jasprit Burmah 5/21) lost to MI 199/3 (Ishan Kishan 69, Suryakumar Yadav 52, Will Jacks 1/24) by 7 wickets. 


Player of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah (5/21)


In what can be dubbed a blockbuster game in the IPL, the hosts Mumbai Indians (MI) took on a struggling Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at Wankhede. However, it was a lopsided affair as MI won their second tournament match by seven wickets.


After inserting RCB into batting, a Jasprit Bumrah special with the ball kept the visitor’s total to an under-par 196/8 despite half-centuries from three of their batters.


The target proved no match for a strong MI batting line-up, as quickfire half-centuries from Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav helped them chase with more than four overs to spare.


Key Takeaways from MI vs RCB, Match 25, IPL 2024 – Winning team (MI)


Jasprit Bumrah, the sole silver lining in bowling time for others to step up

On a belter of a batting wicket, Jasprit Bumrah produced one of his best spells in IPL. First, he got the prized scalp of RCB’s batting star Virat Kohli in his opening over before weaving his magic in the middle overs. His dismissals in the night included a well-settled Faf du Plessis and dangerous Mahipal Lomror en route to his fifer. 


He finished with dream figures 5/21 in an innings where RCB was batting at close to 10 an over. Given the conditions at Wankhede, these are tremendous efforts by the pacemaker, but they also tell a lot about the rest of the bowling attack.

 

While leg spinner Shreyas Gopal bowled a relatively economical spell, the rest of the pace attack proved expensive, including Akash Madhwal and Gerald Coetzee. So, if they are to go far in the tournament, it is high time that the rest of the pack will bow in tandem with the ever-impressive Bumrah.



IPL 2024, MI vs RCB_ Suryakumar Yadav hit 17-ball fifty against RCB; MI beat RCB _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_IPLT20)
Suryakumar Yadav hit 17-ball fifty against RCB (Images: ©BCCI/IPLT20)
Surya’s return and Kishan’s blitz make Mumbai's batting look fearful

Ishan Kishan set the tone with the bat for MI in their pursuit of a huge total, scoring a 23-ball half-century that helped the hosts slash off 72 in the powerplays. With the game almost in the bag, Suryakumar Yadav, returning from a long injury layoff, found his groove back. He brought up his half-ton in just 17 balls to secure an easy win for MI, their second in this tournament.


MI would be happy with the contribution of their top three, especially Kishan and Suryakumar. When the duo clicks, Mumbai’s batting looks a lot more dangerous, and this is a positive sign for the team moving forward.



Key Takeaways from MI vs RCB, Match 25 – Losing team (RCB)


Karthik finishing games and Patidar contributing make RCB batting daunting

RCB’s struggles in the batting department seem to have resolved, with as many as three batters getting over the half-century, even though it doesn’t include Virat Kohli.


Kohli was the team's lone ranger in the top order, with the rest barring Dinesh Karthik, who never really stepped up.


However, despite losing Kohli early in the piece, RCB scored 196 in this game. This is largely thanks to counter-attacking knocks by Karthik and Patidar at different phases of the innings. Rajat Patidar’s innings broke the shackles for RCB after their early jolt, and his performance, coupled with Karthik’s finishing prowess, should give the batting unit a much-needed boost. 



Statistical highlights from game 25, MI vs RCB
  • Jasprit Bumrah picked up his second five-wicket haul in IPL and his T20 career.

  • This is the fifth time Bumrah has taken the wicket of Virat Kohli in IPL. The RCB batter scored 140 runs in 95 deliveries, and he faced off the pacemaker, striking at over 147 in the process. 

  • Glenn Maxwell of RCB registered his seventeenth duck in the IPL, which is the joint most in the league with Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma.

  • Will Jacks, the all-rounder from England, made his IPL debut in this game.

  • Suryakumar Yadav, during his stunning knock, crossed the 7000 T20 runs landmark.



Points Table Scenario and what’s next to come

MI continues its upward trend as it moves to seventh following this excellent win. It will face the Chennai Super Kings at the same venue on April 14.


On the other hand, RCB’s fourth successive loss keeps them in ninth position. They face a huge task in the second half of the tournament. Their next opponent is Sunrisers, whom they host on April 15. 



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