Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (Australia) – Skipper Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to its first victory in the IPL by smashing 94 off 52 balls as the defending champions thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs.

Summary

  • Skipper Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to its first victory in the IPL by smashing 94 off 52 balls as the defending champions thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs.
  • Mumbai recovered remarkably well to score 6-213 through Rohit and Evin Lewis’ equally good 65 off 42 deliveries after the home team lost two wickets off the first two deliveries.
  • But Lewis and Rohit rebuilt the innings with a brilliant 108-run stand off 66 balls as Bangalore’s bowlers bowled too many boundary balls.
  • Rohit raised his 34th IPL half century off 32 balls and cut lose in the last five overs with Pandya brothers – Hardik (17) and Krunal (15) – playing little cameos.
  • Rohit eyed his first century in this year’s IPL when he smashed Anderson for two fours and a six in the last over before he holed out at long on while going for his century with a big shot.


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