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MI vs RCB Match Highlights: IPL 2024


IPL  •  12 Apr, 2024  •  22,651 Views  •  ⭐ 4.1

Written by Anand Swami


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In an electrifying encounter between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2024, cricket fans witnessed a spectacle of runs, wickets, and heart-stopping moments. Despite Jasprit Bumrah's outstanding bowling performance with figures of 5/21, RCB's total of 196/8, anchored by Dinesh Karthik's fiery 53* off 23 and solid innings by Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar, was made to look insufficient by a rampaging MI batting lineup. Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and captain Hardik Pandya led MI's relentless attack, achieving the target with sheer dominance, and showcasing one of the most complete T20 performances.

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Early Setback for RCB

Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli
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Royal Challengers Bengaluru found themselves in a precarious position right from the start. Opting to bat first after losing the toss, RCB's opening was marred by the quick dismissals of their star batter Virat Kohli and Will Jacks within the powerplay overs. Kohli's wicket, in particular, was a significant blow as he was taken out by Jasprit Bumrah, one of the finest bowlers in the contemporary cricketing world.

Bumrah, utilizing his pace and accuracy, trapped Kohli, adding pressure on RCB. Following Kohli's departure, Akash Madhwal managed to dismiss Jacks, further tightening the noose around RCB's neck. However, the early setbacks did not deter the spirit of RCB's middle order, as they geared up for a counter-attack.

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RCB's Middle-Order Contribution

Faf du Plessis
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After the early shocks, RCB's innings found stability and momentum through captain Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar. The duo engaged in a crucial 82-run partnership off just 47 balls, bringing RCB back into contention. This partnership was vital in navigating through the initial turbulence and setting a platform for a competitive total.

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