Chennai: The Mumbai Indians team failed to win their first match for the ninth time here on Friday in the Indian Premier League (IPL), but captain Rohit Sharma is not disappointed because, according to him, the five-time champion needs to win the championship, not the first match. Mumbai Indians faced a close defeat by two wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the inaugural match of IPL-14.
Mumbai Indians has won the IPL title five times which is the highest for any team. Last two seasons, MI has won the title consecutively, and if it wins the title this year, it will be a record because no team has achieved this feat. CSK and MI are only two teams that have won consecutive titles for two years.
Mumbai Indian team this time also looks quite strong and MI fans must be hoping for the hattrick.
|IPL NO||YEAR||WINNER||RUNNERS UP||FINAL VENUE||WINNING CAPTAIN|
|1||2008||Rajasthan Royals||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai||Shane Warne|
|2||2009||Deccan Chargers||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Johhanesburg||Adam Gilchrist|
|3||2010||Chennai Super Kings||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|4||2011||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Chennai||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|5||2012||Kolkata Knight Riders||Chennai Super Kings||Chennai||Gautam Gambhir|
|6||2013||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Rohit Sharma|
|7||2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Kings XI Punjab||Bangalore||Gautam Gambhir|
|8||2015||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Kolkata||Rohit Sharma|
|9||2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Bangalore||David Warner|
|10||2017||Mumbai Indians||Rising Pune Supergiants||Hyderabad||Rohit Sharma|
|11||2018||Chennai Super Kings||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|12||2019||Mumbai Indians||Chennai Super Kings||Hyderabad||Rohit Sharma|
|13||2020||Mumbai Indians||Delhi Capitals||Dubai||Rohit Sharma|
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Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match
Mumbai Indians scored 159 for nine wickets in 20 overs after Virat winning the toss and inviting MI to bat first. Chris Lynn scored 49 runs from 35 deliveries, and Suryakumar Yadav scored 31 runs from 23 deliveries. Harshal Patel took five wickets in his four overs.
RCB won the match on the last ball. The Mumbai Indians team failed to win their first match for the ninth time here in the IPL on Friday, but captain Rohit Sharma is not disappointed as the five-time champion needs to win the championship, not the first match.
Virat Kohli scored 33 runs from 29 deliveries, Glen Maxwell scored 39 runs but it was AB de Villiers who scored 48 runs 27 deliveries to make sure that RCB wins the match.
Rohit said after the match, ‘It is important to win the championship, not the first match. It was an excellent contest. We did not let them win easily. However, we were not happy with our score. We scored 20 runs less than what we aimed at. We made some mistakes, but it happens. We have to forget the mistakes and move on. The pitch was not easy to bat on and we have to think about it in the next few matches.
RCB captain Virat Kohli said that it is important to start with the win, and they have been able to return to the match due to their many options. Kohli said, ‘Last time also we had won the first match. It is important to play against a strong team to assess your team. Everyone contributed. We had a lot of options, so we were able to make a comeback.
Virat Kohli said at the post-match presentation, ‘The pitch looked good in the first innings, but later the ball stopped and came on the bat. Hence the partnership was important. This ground is not the one you can shoot at whenever you want. De Villiers is the only batsman who can work even on a slow pitch.
CSK Vs DC
Today, Chennai Super Kings will take on Delhi Capital in the second match of IPL. For the first time, Delhi Capitals are going to play matches under the leadership of Rishabh Pant. All eyes will be on Rishabh Pant today, what kind of captaincy does the young captain do.
If we talk about Chennai Super King, then Faf du Plessis, Dwayane Bravo, Sam Curran and Moin Ali may be their 4 foreign players who will be seen playing. Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marcus Stoinis and Steve Smith may be the 4 foreign players who will be seen playing for Delhi Capital.
This match will be played this evening at 7:30 pm at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which is known for its batting track. Today we can expect a high scoring match.