IPL 2024, MI vs. RCB: MI storm back to form as Suryakumar, Ishan, and Bumrah humiliate RCB.

IPL 2024, MI vs. RCB: MI storm back to form as Suryakumar, Ishan, and Bumrah humiliate RCB.

At the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday, April 11, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Jasprit Bumrah gave the Royal Challengers of Bengal a fitting thrashing. MI won its second game in the Indian Premier League 2024 after quickly reaching the mark in just 15.3 overs while chasing 197 runs. In the second innings of the game, Kishan (69 off 34), Rohit Sharma (38 off 24), and Suryakumar Yadav (52 off 19) completely destroyed the bowlers for the Royal Challenge Bangalore (RCB).

RCB suffered their fifth loss of the year, becoming the only side to do so in the current tournament season. From the beginning to the conclusion, RCB was so dysfunctional that they were unable to contain any of the MI hitters. In what ultimately proved to be a statement chase for the Mumbai franchise, players such as Tilak Varma and Hardik Pandya, who came down the order, found boundaries in their very first ball.


The good news, at least for the neutrals or Indian cricket fans, was undoubtedly that both Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav produced some incredible stroke play to get back to their previous levels. Ishan used the attack to make a powerful statement, but Suryakumar responded by telling everyone that he was still the same guy and was just “temporarily out” due to an injury.

Suryakumar Yadav made the target set by RCB appear at least 50–60 less than it actually was, racing to a 17-ball fifty that was tied for the second-fastest fifty hit by a MI hitter in the competition. Out of the 197 runs needed to win, the MI batters scored 162 runs on the day with 15 sixes and 18 boundaries. The MI batters dominated the Bengaluru team in a manner similar to that.


The Mumbai skipper was the subject of drama once more. When he entered the field with the bat, he was jeered once more, but that didn’t stop him. Pandya scored runs in abundance after hitting the opening ball for a six. Pandya stunned the Mumbai fans by staying undefeated at 21 off just 6 balls. The jeers for the all-rounder, who led the Indian team just last year until the second half of 2023, became applause.


At the Wankhede Stadium, Hardik Pandya’s Mumbai team assigned RCB to bat first, and they had the worst start. Jasprit Bumrah’s captivating first spell made Virat Kohli appear unremarkable that day. In the third over of the game, Kohli edged one back to the wicketkeeper, failing to survive the powerplay. In the Indian Premier League 2024, Kohli has had a rare failure, scoring just 3 runs off 9 balls.

Will Jacks, who started the day at number three and played a few nice shots, was dismissed by Akash Madhwal in the fourth over, after he had reached eight off six balls. Rajat Patidar and Faf du Plessis, who had not yet scored in the tournament, proved to be RCB’s saviors. With a blistering fifty off of just 25 balls, Patidar put the visiting team back in the game. Patidar’s dismissal in the 12th over meant that the RCB innings was a tale of two ends. Faf du Plessis (61 off 40) and Dinesh Karthik (53* off 23) carried up Patidar’s offensive at one end, while at the other end, Batting for the Royal Challenge Bangalore, Glenn Maxwell (0), Mahipal Lomror (0), and Saurav Chauhan (9) all failed.

The hitters who reached the two-figure threshold either went above fifty or did not cross the single-digit mark at all because of how strange the scoreboard appeared.Particularly noteworthy was Dinesh Karthik’s blow, as the batsman persisted in his efforts following du Plessis’ removal in the 17th over. With the loss of eight wickets, Karthik single-handedly guided RCB to 196 runs, giving them a respectable target to bowl at. The hero of the show was Jasprit Bumrah, who finished with five wickets while only allowing 21 runs to be scored. The remaining MI bowlers, particularly Akash Madhwal, who scored 57 runs, were pricey.

Nevertheless, as the game progressed, RCB found themselves helpless and unable to contain any of the MI hitters in the second innings. The defeat severely damaged RCB’s net run rate (NRR), which after six games is currently -1.124. With four points from five games, MI, on the other hand, moved up to seventh place in the standings.

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