In life and cricket, one thing is very common and that is ‘Timing’. And no one better than Rohit Sharma will know it. A real class innings saw Mumbai Innings win another encounter at home. You should see the home support for MI at Wankhede every time they play. The crowd becomes the 12th player who is generally unassailable and today was no different.
Well, eight out of ten for MI and they are the table topper. Guarantees the knock-out berth. But given the form the team is in, I reckon they would like to finish as the top two teams. For RCB, well they are already out of the contest and now it is all about saving their stake.
In the context of the match, a mention about Krunal Pandaya(2/34) is must. The guy has been the finds for MI and a consistent performer since couple of seasons. always in the shades of his younger brother who plays for the national team. Krunal Pandaya has played against Mr. 360 four time and made him his victim in all the occasions. A feat to be proud off.
ABD(43), after some shaky innings came back in form. Kedhar Jadhav(28) was good with the bat too but this guys, Pawan Negi(35 and 2/17) has been in the highlight for RCB. There may not be much for RCB to take away from this season but if there are some, this guy is definitely one of them. Some good hitting toward end saw RCB posting a competitive 162 on slow track. McClenaghan picked 3 wickets.
For Mumbai, the start was bad as Parthiv fell in the first ball itself. But Butler(33) and their new star, Nitesh Rana(27) consolidated the innings. After some middle order collapse, it was the skipper who marked his homecoming in a best way possible. RCB performed much better than the previous encounters and had their chances. It was all about keeping nerves cool. Just like kohli said,”You have your bad days too”. Indeed, a season for them to forget. So mumbai tops the table and they go on a break here for 4 days until they meet DD in Delhi. For RCB, its just a matter of three more matches.
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