IPL 2021: The scenario was set for an exciting blockbuster in Sharjah on Tuesday, with Mumbai Indians taking on Rajasthan Royals in the tournament’s 51st match. Both clubs came into the game seeking the crucial two points that would have moved them one step closer to qualifying for the play-offs. Things were perfectly placed for a high-voltage showdown, but things did not go as planned for the supporters.
After putting RR in to bat first, Mumbai Indians put on a spectacular fielding effort, with the bowlers wreaking havoc. Nathan Coulter-Nile grabbed four wickets, while James Neesham, who was playing his first game of the UAE leg, finished with three, as the Men in Pink were held to a meagre 90/9 in 20 overs.
MI batsmen finished the task in only 8.4 overs as Ishan Kishan, who had returned to the starting XI for this game, returned to form with an unbeaten 25-ball fifty to push his team over the line pretty comfortably in the end.
In IPL 2021, things are getting close
MI has fully opened up the points table with this massive win, as they substantially improved their net run rate to narrow the gap on Kolkata Knight Riders. It all comes down to the final matchday now to discover who will be the fourth team to advance to the playoffs, which makes things rather exciting.
As a result, supporters went absolutely crazy on Twitter, heaping accolades on Rohit Sharma’s team for their overpowering performance. Netizens also took advantage of the chance to mock the Rajasthan Royals for their poor performance in such an important match.
Here are the best reactions:
— Palaash (@1995Palaash) October 5, 2021
— Rohan Kokne 🇮🇳 (@imRohan30) October 5, 2021
— ComeOn Cricket 🏏🇮🇳 (@ComeOnCricket) October 5, 2021
— SONUAAAA🍁 (@_memeions_) October 5, 2021
— AK007 RAI (@AK0077Rai) October 5, 2021
— Chinaman (@ChinamanStrikes) October 5, 2021
— Aman (@BeInG_a_MaN1) October 5, 2021
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