Trent Boult RR vs MI

Mumbai Indians’ struggles continued in their first home game of IPL 2024 as Rajasthan Royals dominated them in all aspects, securing a comfortable 6-wicket win.

MI’s Batting Woes:

  • A disastrous start saw Trent Boult pick up two wickets in the first over, dismissing Rohit Sharma and Naman Dhir for ducks.
  • The batting collapse continued with Dewald Brevis and Ishan Kishan also departing cheaply.
  • Hardik Pandya offered some hope with a 21-ball 34, but wickets kept falling at regular intervals.
  • MI could only manage a paltry 125 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs.

Boult’s Brilliance:

  • Trent Boult was the star performer for RR with the new ball, taking a record-breaking 25th first-over wicket in the IPL.
  • He finished with impressive figures of 3-22.

Chahal Spins a Web:

  • Yuzvendra Chahal complemented Boult’s performance with his clever leg-spin, taking 3 crucial wickets for just 11 runs.

MI’s Brief Fightback:

  • A glimmer of hope emerged for MI when 17-year-old fast bowler Kwena Maphaka picked up a wicket in his first IPL over.
  • Akash Madhwal also impressed with 3 wickets for RR.

Parag Steers RR Home:

  • Riyan Parag displayed maturity beyond his years, scoring an unbeaten 54 off 39 balls to guide RR home in a chase that looked slightly shaky at one stage.

Looking Ahead:

  • MI will look to bounce back in their next match against Delhi Capitals on April 7th.
  • Rajasthan Royals travel back home to face Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 6th.