This is the last IPL match to be played in Maharashtra this season both teams from the state would like to make the most of it. Pune have just won two matches so far while Mumbai have 4 win under their belt. Rising Pune Supergiants players are suffering from injuries and on the other hand Mumbai Indians players like Pollard are striking their form at the right time.
Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field. Opening woes of Supergiants continued as Ajinkya Rahane got our early, but Tiwary and Smith did well to score 54 runs in the Powerplay. Smith continued his good form as he scored 45 from 23 balls. Sourabh Tiwary led the teams batting today and top scored with 57 runs in 45 balls. Rising Supergiants scored 159 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 5 Wickets.
Coming into the chase, the top order of Mumbai Indians played extremely well. While one end was held by Rohit Sharma, other batsmen played around him and made important contributions. Mumbai Indians won this match comfortably with 8 wickets in hand. This loss has taken the MS Dhoni-led RPG into deeper trouble in their debut season of IPL.
Here’s a list of interesting records and statistics from this match –
Chasing with ease – Mumbai Indians are chasing in the 5th match of the 9 they have played so far. In all 5 matches, Rohit Sharma has hit a half-century. When it comes to batting first, he has scored only 19 runs in the other 4 matches.
6000 runs in T20 – Rohit Sharma becomes 2nd Indian after Suresh Raina to score 6000 or more runs in T20s. He is the 7th batsman in the World to do so.
Most 50s while chasing in a season of IPL – With 5 fifties while chasing, Rohit Sharma now has the most number of 50s while chasing in a single season of IPL.
The 30th 50+ score in IPL – Rohit Sharma also became the second batsman in IPL to have 30 50+ scores in IPL. Second on the list is Gambhir with 29 such scores.