When the decision to shift to the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the United Arab Emirates was taken, everyone is talking about the IPL will be under the control of spinners.
However, it’s reverse their decision; the teams with pace firepower are set the tone. All the fast bowlers are on the top of the most wicket-takers’ list. Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah are leading the table with 12 and 11 wickets each.
It’s no wonder that Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians (MI) are at the top of the table as they have the best pace attack.
The yesterday match between MI VS RR at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi is under the control of MI’s pace attack. MI bowlers show another brilliant exhibition of pace bowling to overwhelm Rajasthan Royals on the way to a 57-run win.
After winning the toss, MI skipper Rohit Sharma decided to bat and put a mammoth 193/4 on the scoreboard with Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant 79 off 47 balls.
By the end of the power play, Rajasthan Royals (RR) were out of the contest, being reduced to 31 for three. In the power play, Boult and Bumrah showed their extraordinary skill of pace bowling and knock-down the RR batsmen.
On the second ball of the match, Boult takes the wicket of young Yashasvi Jaiswal, and in his next over, he also takes the wicket of dangerman Sanju Samson and put RR under pressure.
However, Bumrah applied pressure from the other end and take the wicket of RR skipper Steve Smith. The MI duo Boult and Bumrah choked the RR’s top order in the first five overs.
Bumrah became very cheap in his four-over of spell and took four wickets of only 20 runs. However, Boult and Pattinson take two wickets each.
Jos Buttler, the only batsman, could survive and score 70 runs off 44 balls, but they could only manage to score 136 runs while chasing 194 runs.
However, RR is the only team with an excellent record against Mumbai, but their grip was broken on Tuesday. MI ends their RR slum and won by 57 runs.
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