Defending Champion Mumbai Indians registered their first win in VIVO IPL 2018 by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in a straight game by 46 runs. Mumbai Skipper Rohit Sharma, who was facing run strike due to his failure in previous three games, smashed 94 runs and seized the first victory for his team. However, RCB Skipper Virat Kohli who has become the highest run scorer in IPL ever, score fantastic 70 runs but it was not quite enough to chase 214 runs at Wankhede. Mumbai. At first RCB Captain, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first; his decision became true when Right-arm-pacer Umesh Yadav bowled Surya Kumar Yadav on his first delivery. On the next delivery, Yadav got Ishan Kishan and gave a double injury to Mumbai Indians Squad.
After this Ewin Lewis and Rohit Sharma built a partnership of strong 108 runs and setback his team into the track. Lewis was out by former teammate of Mumbai Indians, Corey Anderson. Then Rohit Sharma built some small partnerships with Krunal Pandya and Pollard. Rohit was out at the second last delivery of Mumbai Innings. In his 94 runs innings, he smashed 10 fours and five huge sixes. With this inning, Mumbai set a mammoth total of 213 at Wankhede.
By chasing the target RCB got a tight start by Virat Kohli and Quinton De Cock, they added 40 runs in 4 overs. In the fifth over, RCB Lost their two major wickets, as they lost first Quinton De cock and second Ab de Villiers by Krunal Pandya. From this stage, RCB lost the momentum and lost the game. However, Skipper Kohli tried very hard and went the into the crucial stage, but None of the other batsmen supported him, and RCB lost the game by 46 runs. Kohli gave a perfect contribution of 92* runs and took his team as near as the total.
Mumbai Pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Mitchell McClenaghan got two-two wickets each, while spinner krunal Pandya got three wickets. On Bangalore’s side, Corey Anderson and Umesh Yadav got two-two each while Chris Woakes picked one wicket.
So, Finally, Mumbai Indians open their account in the points table, after three straight losses. MI is now on 6th on Points tally, with three losses and one win, while RCB is now at last position with same stats. However, Virat Kohli made a record in this game, but it was a poor day for his team.