IPL 2018: Twitter Reacts as Mumbai Indians Thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore

Prince Singh / 17 April 2018
MI

Despite Virat Kohli's unbeaten 92, Mumbai Indians clinch the match by 46 runs at their homebase

Virat Kohli‘s fighting knock went in vain as defending champions Mumbai Indians opened their account in style this season with a thumping 46-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday night at Wankhede.

Chasing an improbable 214, Royal Challengers were off to a good start. Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock added 40 runs off the first four overs.

However, once de Kock was dismissed, the chase was pretty much derailed. The likes of AB de Villiers and Corey Anderson failed to fire as RCB never looked in contention.

They were five down for just 86 runs. The game looked one-sided for the most part of the match. At the end of the fifteenth over, the scoreboard was reading a precarious 108 for six.

But, Virat Kohli waged a lone battle, scoring a patient fifty, but could not inspire his team to a much-needed win.

However, the visitors eventually managed to put up 167 for eight. Kohli starred with the bat for the struggling RCB, scoring 92 not out.

Earlier in the match, the fifties from Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma helped Mumbai recover from a poor start and post a huge total of 213 for six.

Sent in to bat first, Mumbai Indians were off to a disastrous start. Umesh Yadav castled Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan on the first two deliveries of the innings.

However, Evin Lewis soon helped Mumbai move on from the setback with some delightful shots. At the end of the four overs, Mumbai were 40 for two with Rohit Sharma giving company to the Windies sensation.

By the end of the powerplay, the hosts raced away to 60 for two. The duo soon found their rhythm as Mumbai recovered from a disastrous start.

At the halfway mark, the scoreboard was reading 95 for two. By then Lewis had completed his fifty while Rohit was proving to be his perfect partner. They shared a massive partnership of 108 runs before Corey Anderson sent back Lewis.

Similarly, the Windies powerhouse scored 65 off 42 balls with the help of six fours and five sixes.

Moreover, Rohit Sharma took charge from thereon and went on to complete his fifty off 32 balls. He remained till the last over, scoring 94 off 52 balls – to help Mumbai Indians finish strongly.

In addition, here is how Twitter reacted to the innings:

https://twitter.com/nickhunterr/status/986303905452748800

https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/986307679869112320

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/986306694153166854

https://twitter.com/1sInto2s/status/986305385152696320

https://twitter.com/UniqueIdiot_/status/986302984383447040

https://twitter.com/cricBC/status/986300697300885504

https://twitter.com/Ojasism/status/986300759582085120

https://twitter.com/UniqueIdiot_/status/986305209205846016

https://twitter.com/cricBC/status/986300697300885504

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/986297437043200000

https://twitter.com/cricBC/status/986298921302614017

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/986300457038598144

https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/591078566248321024

https://twitter.com/1sInto2s/status/986293589423538176

https://twitter.com/shubh_chintak/status/986289083264786432

https://twitter.com/mainbhiengineer/status/986290856511582208

https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/986267519919964161

https://twitter.com/mainbhiengineer/status/986270071273263109

https://twitter.com/Fancricket12/status/986257127143456770

https://twitter.com/1sInto2s/status/986273503035863041

https://twitter.com/KyaUkhaadLega/status/986271744368488448

https://twitter.com/1sInto2s/status/986271628714696709

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/986264830708535297

https://twitter.com/cricketwallah/status/986255995805536256

https://twitter.com/1sInto2s/status/986251821176963072

https://twitter.com/UniqueIdiot_/status/986251582474891264

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