Mumbai Indians, who won the title five times in IPL history, showed their style for the first time in IPL 2022, on the basis of which they have the distinction of being the most successful team in the league. Taking their champion style on the field, Mumbai snatched the victory from Gujarat Titans in the last over. Mumbai, already out of the tournament, won the most successful team of the season by a meager margin of 5 runs, preventing Gujarat from scoring 9 runs in the last over.
For the last several matches, Gujarat was not getting the start that any team needs from the opening pair. Especially Shubman Gill’s poor form was a cause of concern for the team. Wriddhiman Saha, however, was batting consistently well. In this match, both the batsmen opened fire from an aggressive start. Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan had given Mumbai a start, in the same fashion, both of them also batted and put a tremendous partnership of 106 runs in just 12 overs.
During this, both completed their respective half-centuries, but then in the 13th over, Murugan Ashwin returned both of them to the pavilion on the first and last ball.
For Mumbai Indians, the opening pair of Ishan Kishan and captain Rohit Sharma shared a 74-run partnership for the first wicket. Both scored more than 60 runs in the powerplay itself, which was Mumbai’s highest score in this season. However, both the batsmen missed half-centuries. In the eighth over, Rohit was dismissed by Rashid and then in the 11th and 12th overs, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan also continued to walk. After a fast start, Mumbai had lost 3 wickets for 111 runs in 12 overs, while Kieran Pollard also went on after 8 runs.
After this, Tim David took over the team. The player, who was put out by Mumbai for 6 consecutive matches, in the end, he only led the team to a match-worthy score. On the basis of the fast innings of David (44 not out, 21 balls, 2 fours, 4 sixes), Mumbai finally made a strong score of 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. David shared a 38-run partnership with Tilak Verma (21). Rashid Khan (2/24) was the most successful bowler for Gujarat.
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