The first exciting match of the IPL 2021 has started between Mumbai Indians, MI, and Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. This time the home team Chennai Super Kings, CSK is not featuring in the first match of IPL 2021 at the home ground.
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, is well known for its spinner-friendly pitch. Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn came out as the openers for Mumbai Indians. The first bowler from th RCB side was M Siraj. Rohit Sharma took the first strike and opened their run’s account with its two runs. The skipper was able to score five runs in the first over. However, Chirs Lynn struggles to score a run in his first five balls from Jameson. Rohit plays well, and score runs for his team, and the first maiden boundary was made in his name. The game was going well, but Rohit falls prey to RCB skipper Virat Kohli due to some misunderstanding between the openers. He was interested in making the single, but from halfway down Lynn sent him back. Rohit was run out (Kohli/Chahal ) and make the first wicket of this IPL 2021.
It has made some big responsibility on the new player of the MI, Chirs Lynn. Knowing his commitment, Chris Lynn showed his ability to bat any balls that were coming to him. In the absence of the skipper, Lynn scored 49 out of 35 until Washington Sundar came in his way and caught out. Before his departure, he slaughtered RCB’s bowlers like Shahbaz Ahmed, Chahal, and Jameson for some pretty long time. The young Indian promising IPL Player Suryakumar Yadav step out in the second number and faced 23 balls. Out of 23 he scored 31 runs, including four boundaries and one six. Ishan Kisan, the batsman, and the wicket-keeper, scored 28 out of 19 with a strike rate of 147.37. Harshal took the wicket of Ishan Kishan in the 18th over with an LBW. Pandya brothers didn’t make many contributions making a total of 20 runs out of 17. Harshal Patel took down both the brothers. Pollard also didn’t show up his batting ability and scored only 7 of 9. Marco, Chahar, and Jasprit could only make a total of only one run. Marco Jensen and Chahar were the first two players in the IPL 2021 out with zero runs. MI makes a total of 159 runs in the first inning, and the response from the RCB side will begin after half an hour.
From the RCB’s bowling department, Harshal Patel, Jameson, and Washington Sundar took 5, 1, and 1 wicket, respectively.