MI chases record target against RR in IPL 2023
IPL 2023: MI vs. RR: The Mumbai Indians earned eight points and maintained their playoff qualification chances with the win
As the hosts’ batting strength emerges, MI breaks records with the highest chase in Wankhede, negating Jaiswal’s century.
MI marked a historic victory in the 1000th IPL match
Mumbai Indians became the first team to successfully chase over 200 runs at the Wankhede Stadium as they defeated Rajasthan Royals by six wickets to mark the 1000th IPL game. Tim David hit three consecutive sixes off Jason Holder to score a historic victory with 17 required off the last over.
The Mumbai batsmen were forced to keep their foot on the gas for the entire innings as they tried to chase down 213 runs. They persisted in going after the bowling that allowed them to accomplish the historic feat, gave the hosts their fourth victory of the year, and kept them in the running for a playoff spot.
In the pursuit, Surya stands out brightly
Suryakumar Yadav’s performance has fluctuated. On the other hand, he demonstrated on Sunday just how dangerous he can be when in full flow. The stylish batsman played some excellent shots despite experiencing discomfort while running between wickets. He used his signature scoops and cover drives to score 55 runs off just 29 balls.
Tilak Varma and Tim David’s 63-run stand under duress after Surya left the game carried Rohit Sharma & Co. to victory.
The birthday boy, Rohit, was misled by a slower ball from Sandeep Sharma which prevented him from having a significant impact on the chase. However, Cameron Green and Ishan Kishan formed a successful partnership at the right time and set the stage for the power hitters to come.
Jaiswal smashes a century
Against the five-time champions, the young left-hander threw a blistering tone that had a powerful impact. The 21-year-old displayed his class during the powerplay with his timing, and when the pitch was spread, he showed the Mumbai crowd his power game. Jaiswal displayed excellent composure throughout the knock, despite wickets falling at the other end.
The next highest scorer for the Rajasthan Royals was 25, which was scored by extras, so the rest of the batting order had trouble supporting the young player. After a strong start to the tournament, Jaiswal’s opening partner, Jos Buttler, has cooled off in recent games. After an opening stand of 72 runs, the Englishman lost his timing once more and was out for 18.
After hitting a six off the first ball on a good surface, captain Sanju Samson also struggled to get going. Devdutt Padikkal immediately followed his skipper’s lead. Jason Holder’s being moved up the list as an experiment also failed.