Mumbai Indians took on Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede stadium on Sunday. The game assumed special status because this was the 1000th game in the history of TATA IPL. Rajasthan came into the game after winning against Chennai, while Mumbai were looking to snap their 2 match losing streak. Huge crowds had come to see the game and also celebrate Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma’s 36th birthday.
The story as it happened –
Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bat first. Trent Boult came in for Adam Zampa, while Mumbai Indians also made two changes to their team. Jofra Archer and Arshad Khan came in for Jason Behrendorff and Arjun Tendulkar.
Mumbai fans livid with the umpire for controversial decision to Rohit Sharma –
Mumbai Indians were set a target of 213 and were looking for a good start from Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan the opening pair. Rohit hasn’t really peaked with the bat this IPL and was playing on 3 facing Sandeep Sharma.
The right medium pacer bowled a slower ball which foxed Rohit and the entire RR team celebrated as the bails took a fall. Rohit was given out bowled, but on closer inspection it was seen that Sanju Samson’s gloves had dislodged the bails.
If you can't win even after fixing then yes you are RR. RR more like Ra*di Rona@timdavid8 you monsteeeerrrrr 💙🔥— HBD ROHIT.Utkarsh (@UtkarshRohitas) April 30, 2023
Well played @surya_14kumar
What a gift for Rohit Sharma.😘#MIvRR #HappyBirthdayRohit pic.twitter.com/qb5wTGlzEX
Jaiswal ton powers Rajasthan to 212 –
Rajasthan Royals opener, Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his rich vein of form as he scored his 1st ever IPL ton. The young left handed batter scored 124 off 62 balls with 16 fours and 8 sixes in his knock. The knock was special because, none of the other Rajasthan batters could go past 20. Jos Buttler with 18, Samson (14) and Jason Holder (11) were the other batters to reach double digits. Rajasthan put up a massive 212 on the board.
Tim David’s blitz wins Mumbai a massive game –
After the loss of Rohit Sharma, it was the turn of Kishan and Green to stich a stand. The pair added 62 for the 2nd wicket before Ishan Kishan was out for 28 caught by Boult of Ashwin in the 9th over. The pair of Boult the catcher and Ashwin the bowler struck again when Green was out for 44.
Surya Kumar Yadav then came out and entertained the crowd with a sizzling 55 off 29 balls, as Tilak Verma scored 29 not out off 21 balls. Needing 17 off the last over, Tim David hit Jason Holder for 3 back to back sixes to win Mumbai the game, David was not out on 45 off 14 balls with 2 fours and 5 huge sixes.