Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma gave a tremendous start to Mumbai while batting vigorously in the powerplay. (Photo: IPL/BCCI)
In IPL 2021, such a storm was seen on the last day of the league stage, which surprised everyone. Which broke the records and took the thrill of the tournament to the peak. The bowlers were blown away in the match played between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad (MI vs SRH) in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, Mumbai needed to win by a huge margin to reach the playoffs and for that they themselves had to make a big score, for which team openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan did such a thing. Got the start, which broke all the records of this season. With the help of Ishan’s indiscriminate half-century, Mumbai made the biggest score of this season in the powerplay. Not only this, Ishan also scored the fastest fifty of the season.
The last two matches of the league stage were played at the same time in Abu Dhabi on Friday 8 October – Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. Of these, the Mumbai vs Hyderabad match was of little importance, as Mumbai had a very meager chance of reaching the playoffs and needed to win by a near-impossible margin of at least 171 runs to beat KKR’s run rate. Leaving behind could have made it to the playoffs. For this, the team also needed a tremendous start and it was given by its openers.
It rained fire in the powerplay, it was recorded
Ishan, who hit a quick half-century against Rajasthan in the last match, batted even faster this time and started raining runs from the first over itself. In the second over, Ishan Kishan hit four consecutive fours on Siddharth Kaul. Even after this, he targeted every bowler and scored a half-century in just 16 balls. At the same time, Rohit did not get many chances, but he also got some boundaries.
With the help of Ishan and Rohit’s stormy start, Mumbai scored 83 runs in the powerplay itself. Rohit Sharma got out in the last over of the powerplay. In this way, Mumbai’s score was 83 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in the first 6 overs. This is the highest score in the Powerplay this season. Mumbai stalwarts broke the record of Rajasthan Royals in this matter, who had scored 81 runs in 6 overs against Chennai Super Kings for the loss of 1 wicket.
equals 7 year old record
The Mumbai team did not stop here. Mumbai continued the same attack in the next few overs on the indiscriminate start of the Powerplay and scored 131 runs in just 10 overs. By this time, 3 wickets of Mumbai had fallen. In this way, Mumbai equaled the record of most runs in the first 10 overs in IPL history. Earlier in 2014, Punjab had also scored 131 runs in 10 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.
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