Mumbai Indians have lost their 4th game on trot unfortunately in IPL 2022 to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Pune. Faf du Plessis winning the toss invited Mumbai to bat first and they started off pretty well with a 50-run opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan but however they totally collapsed from 50/0 to 62/5 in a period of just 4 overs.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Harshal Patel played a key role with the ball as they picked 2 wickets each and kept troubling the Mumbai batsman. At one stage MI were reeling at 79/6 but Suryakumar Yadav’s sensational knock of unbeaten 68 runs from 37 balls helped them to post a respectable total of 151/6 on board.
RCB in the chase played much similar to how SRH played against CSK earlier in the day. Fantastic knock from Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli helped RCB defeat MI by 7 wickets and get their 3rd win of the season in IPL 2022.
Initially, Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat had a 50-run partnership between them and at the end of 8 overs it was broken by Jaydev Unadkat, but however post the wicket of du Plessis Mumbai Indians struggled to get a wicket as both Kohli and Rawat were playing flawless cricket.
Virat Kohli played many eye catching strokes in that innings but he was dismissed in a very unfortunate manner to Dewald Brevis. In the end, Dinesh Karthik and Glenn Maxwell finished off the things in style very quickly without wasting much time.
Numbers and stats from RCB vs MI game:
2 – MI had used only 2 overseas players in their Playing XI.
Teams using only 2 overseas players in the Playing XI:
KKR vs CSK in Chennai, 2011
DC vs MI in Mumbai-BS, 2022
MI vs RCB in Pune, 2022
2 – For the first time ever in IPL history, 2 teams (CSK & MI) have lost their first four games of an IPL season.
3 – Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat recorded their 3rd fifty-plus partnership in IPL 2022 which is most for any pair in this IPL season.
4 – MI have lost their first 4 games of an IPL season for the 4th time in IPL history.
IPL seasons where MI lost their first 4 matches of an IPL season:
2008 – 5th Position
2014 – Playoffs (4th Position)
2015 – Champions
It will be interesting to see how far MI can go in IPL 2022 after losing their first four matches.
13 – RCB have won their 13th game against MI in IPL.
Most wins vs MI in IPL:
DC – 15
CSK / PBKS / RCB – 13
RR – 12
14 – Suryakumar Yadav has smashed 14 fifty-plus scores for MI in IPL.
Most fifty-plus scores for MI in IPL:
Rohit Sharma – 33
Kieron Pollard – 16
Sachin Tendulkar / Ambati Rayudu / Suryakumar Yadav – 14
Most fifty-plus scores in IPL since 2018:
KL Rahul – 26
AB de Villiers / Shikhar Dhawan – 18
Faf du Plessis / David Warner – 15
Kane Williamson / Suryakumar Yadav – 14
66 – Anuj Rawat recorded his highest score (66) in IPL. He also recorded his maiden fifty-plus score in IPL.