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MI win by 7 wickets against RCB

Mumbai: Mumbai Indians (MI) showcased their dominance in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 with a commanding seven-wicket triumph over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium. Led by Jasprit Bumrah’s exceptional bowling performance, MI restricted RCB to 196 runs on a batting-friendly wicket, paving the way for a convincing victory.

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, MI skipper Hardik Pandya set the tone early as Bumrah struck, dismissing RCB’s batting mainstay, Virat Kohli, caught behind in the third over. Despite a valiant effort from RCB’s Rajat Patidar and Faf du Plessis, the innings faltered as wickets tumbled at crucial junctures. Bumrah’s fifer and impactful contributions from the MI bowling attack limited RCB to a competitive but chaseable total.

In pursuit of the target, MI’s openers, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, displayed aggressive intent from the outset. Kishan’s attacking fifty off just 23 balls provided a solid foundation for MI’s chase, supported by Rohit’s calculated innings. Even after Kishan’s dismissal, Suryakumar Yadav’s explosive batting prowess took center stage, propelling MI towards victory.

Suryakumar’s blistering half-century off a mere 17 balls, his fastest in the TATA IPL, showcased his ability to dominate the opposition bowling. With Rohit’s departure, Pandya stepped up to the challenge, finishing the game in style with a flamboyant six.

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