IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians Clinch Their Maiden Victory This Season


On Saturday, April 30, Mumbai Indians (MI) went against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai in the 44th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. 

A sense of rejoice flooded over the MI Paltan as the team finally clinched its first victory in the IPL 2022, following a dismal run in the season. MI won the game by 5 wickets.

While MI won the toss and choose to bowl, RR’s Joss Buttler who scored 67 in 52 balls helped his team put a 158/6 on the scoreboard. On the other hand, Ravichandra Ashwin from the Royals smashed a 9 ball 21. From the MI camp, it was Riley Meredith who took two wickets for 24 runs. 

Similarly, MI’s Kumar Kartikeya, the debutant spinner, in four overs took one wicket and gave a mere 19 runs away. Likewise, Daniel Sams took a wicket for 32 runs. 

In the second innings, Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Verma held the MI ship after a fall of early wickets. Yadav scored a stupendous 50 from 36 balls. Following a strong beginning, MI lost its openers, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan in quick succession. 

Ashwin removed Sharma for a mere 2 runs and while Kishan hit 25 from 18 runs, Trent Boult managed to get his wicket. Moreover, following the dismissal of Yadav and Verma, it was T. David supported by Keiron Pollard on the other end that took the MI towards a victory. 

On the one hand, David scored 20 runs from 9 balls whilst Pollard managed to get 10 runs from balls 14. However, it was D Sams who scored the winning runs by hitting a six on the first ball he faced.

It was a day of double celebrations for the Mumbai Indians since apart from winning their first game in this year’s edition of the IPL, it was also captain Rohit Sharma’s birthday.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Here’s Everything MI Paltan Needs To Know – Matches, Venues, Squad

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