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RR vs MI: Twitter Erupts As Mumbai Indians Finally Bag A Win In IPL 2022 By Defeating Rajasthan Royals By 5 Wickets




The 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) was played between Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on Saturday, April 30.

Mumbai Indians won the match by 5 wickets against Rajasthan Royals to register their first win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

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Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to field first and they made two changes to the playing XI as Tim David and Kumar Kartikeya replaced Dewald Brevis and Jaydev Unadkat Unadkat in the team. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals made no changes to the playing XI and they fielded the same team.

Batting first, RR opening duo of Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal added 26 runs off 27 balls before the latter was dismissed for 15 by spinner Hrithik Shokeen on the second ball of the 5th over.

A small 28 runs partnership off 18 was built between Buttler and Sanju Samson before the latter was dismissed for 16 by debutant Kumar Kartikeya. At the end of the 10 overs, Rajasthan Royals were at 73/2.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. Image: BCCI/IPL

Jos Buttler, who was batting very slow, decided to accelerate his innings in the 16th over, which was bowled by spin bowler Hrithik Shokeen.

Buttler smashed sixes on the first ball and second ball to complete his half-century off 48 balls, including, 5 fours and 2 sixes. He didn’t stop there as he smashed two back-to-back sixes on the next two deliveries as well before getting dismissed on the last ball of the over. Buttler’s innings ended at 67 runs off 52 balls, including 5 fours and 4 sixes.

In the end, after the failure of the middle-order, Ravichandran Ashwin played an incredible 21 runs cameo off 9 balls, including 3 fours and one six to help Rajasthan Royals post 158/6 on the board.

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Chasing the target, MI skipper Rohit Sharma got out for 2 in the 3rd over, which was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan, who has struggled for runs in the Indian Premier League 2022, got out in the 6th over for 26 runs off 18 balls, which was bowled by Trent Boult and at the end of the powerplay, Mumbai Indians were at 41/2.

Suryakumar YAdav and Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL
Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma. Photo-IPL

Meanwhile, the middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav completed his half-century off 36 balls in the 14th over, which was bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin.

Mumbai Indians lost the wickets of both Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma in the back-to-back overs as Suryakumar was dismissed for 51 by Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over and Tilak was dismissed for 35 by Prasidh Krishna in the 16th over.

In the end, Tim David played a good knock and Daniel Sams finished off in style by smashing a six to help Mumbai Indians finally bag a win in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Here’s How Twitter Reacted To IPL 2022 Match Between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rajasthan Royals (RR):

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