Rohit’s hat-trick against Mumbai
Mumbai Indians have won the last IPL title under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. After Seba’s Mumbai title win, many said that Rohit should be made India’s T20 captain instead of Virat Kohli. Kohli has announced that he will step down to lead India in this edition after the T20 World Cup. Many think that Rohit will take his place. It was at that time that his team started beating in the IPL.
Mumbai Indians have lost their previous two matches since the start of the IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore have also lost the previous two matches. The two teams met in Dubai today. The fight for the two teams was to win. Kohli’s Bangalore has won that battle. They lost to Rohit’s Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. Batting first, Bangalore made 175 runs for 8 wickets. Chasing the target, Mumbai were bowled out for 111 in 18.1 overs.
After this loss, it has become very difficult for Rohit to finish the first round of IPL from the top four. They are in the seventh place of the list with 6 points after 10 matches. On the other hand, after losing to Mumbai, Kohli’s run from Bangalore to the top four has strengthened their position. At the end of 10 matches, their points are now 12 with 6 wins. They are in the third place. Chennai is at the top with 16 points in 10 matches. Delhi Capitals have two equal points in the same match.
Chasing the target, Rohit and Quinton de Kock gave Mumbai a good start. They scored 56 runs in 6.4 overs in the opening over. The pair broke up and scored 24 runs off 23 balls. After that Rohit, who scored 43 runs from 26 balls, also got out. After the departure of these two, the wickets started falling at regular intervals. They lost the last 6 wickets by 30 runs. Apart from Rohit and D Cock, no batsman could touch two figures. Hershel Patel took maximum 4 wickets for Bangalore with 16 runs. Yuzbendra Chahal took 3 wickets.
After losing the toss, Bangalore lost Devdut Parikkal in the second over. However, Virat Kohli has done a good job of restructuring India after that. He also scored 46 runs in the power play.
After returning to India with 32 runs from 24 balls, Bangalore captain Kohli got exactly fifty. He made 51 off 42 balls before being caught by Adam Milne in the 18th over, hitting three fours and six sixes. He has also become a milestone in the path of this innings. Kohli is the fifth batsman to touch 10,000 runs in T20I after Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik and David Warner.
Before being dismissed that day, Kohli scored 51 runs in partnership with Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell himself played a great innings of 56 runs from 36 balls. Maxwell has hit 6 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Maxwell and AB de Villiers had a good chance of scoring 160 runs while batting. However, in the 19th over, Yashpreet Bumra changed the momentum by returning the two with two consecutive balls. Then Trent Bolt gave 3 runs in the last over. Bangalore also stopped at 165 runs. Bumra finally took 3 wickets with 36 runs. And Bolt took 1 wicket with only 16 runs in 4 overs.