IPL 2022: RCB defeats MI with ease by 7 wickets

    The Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets with 9 balls left in hand. On the other hand, the losing streak of Mumbai Indians just like Chennai Super Kings continues. MI batted first and put 151 for the loss of 6 wickets, which the Men in red chased down in 18.3 overs. Though Mumbai has a great history of losing the initial matches of IPL in most of the seasons, they come back strong. It is to be seen if this time they can get things turned on their side. Here are three factors that led RCB to secure the win in this match.

    MI batsmen failing to score runs

    The biggest reason behind MI facing the defeat against RCB in the match was due to their players not getting runs. No one except to score more except Suryakumar Yadav, who single-handedly took Mumbai Indians to 151, by playing a beautiful knock of 68 of 37 balls with 5 fours and 6 sixes.

    Anuj Rawat’s 66

    Though the target wasn’t big, still playing his first-ever IPL, Anuj Rawat did well in the run-chase. After Faf du Plessis got out at 16, he played a good knock of 66 of 47 balls with 2 fours and 6 sixes. Also, Virat Kohli made a good partnership with him, who registered 48 runs from 36 balls with 5 fours. Anuj Rawat was given the man of the match award for his brilliance.

    RCB bowlers did well

    Though Mohammed Siraj and Shahbaz Ahmed conceded runs, the other bowlers bowled tight which limited MI across the 150 mark. The best economical bowler for RCB was David Willey, with an economy of 8, giving 8 runs in 2 overs. On the other hand, Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, and Akash Deep also did well.

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