Mumbai Indians kept their record of not winning the first game of the season once again as they lost the season opener of IPL14 by 2 wickets. RCB won the toss and decided to bowl first in the first game of IPL2021. Mumbai Indians got off to a good start but lost the way in death overs. Mumbai Indians were in a strong position till the 15th over but they couldn’t get going in last 5 overs. In last 4 overs they only managed to get 24 runs and only 1 off the last over. It was shocking to see given the fire power they carry in their batting lineup.
RCB started the chase well but gave defending champions a chance to comeback in middle overs. They lost three back to-back wickets in two consecutive overs and were on backfoot. Mumbai Indians made things hard for them in the end and the match went down to wire before any winner was decided. In a nail-biting encounter, RCB managed to sneak a single on last ball of the game and won the match by 2 wickets.
Here’s how the cricketers and experts reacted to nail biting finish in IPL 2021 opener
Will power = De villiers Power.
Defeats all power.
No wonder the @IPL logo is secretly designed after @ABdeVilliers17 . Champion knock. But Patel Bhai ke raaz mein , RCB bowling mazaa aaya. Top spell 5/27. Is saal cup aande , no vaandey. #RCBvsMI pic.twitter.com/NcPBRzaRrd
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 9, 2021
What a start to the #IPL!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 9, 2021
Saw some promise from Maxwell tonight. If Maxwell has a great season, it might just be what RCB needed to break their IPL jinx. Such is the ability of Maxwell.#RCB
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 9, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 9, 2021
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 9, 2021
A nail biting match against a quality team! Some good performances too! Gutted with the result but the game is still on!
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) April 9, 2021
Well done tonight Marco Jansen!
May have lost but you can be very proud 👊👊👊
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) April 9, 2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 9, 2021
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