Rohit Sharma, captain of the Indian Mumbai, won the toss and chose to bat first against SunRisers Hyderabad© BCCI / IPL
There was a collective sigh of relief among the fans of the Mumbai Indians, as Rohit Sharma called it on Friday in the last league match of IPL 2021 against SunRisers Hyderabad. Given the current situation, the only chance for Mumbai Indians to make the playoffs is by overturning the net rate of Kolkata Knight Riders as if they were setting a goal. Rohit had a big smile on Rohit’s face after winning the toss as he knew he and his team still had their lot in their own hand. Mumbai now have to score a big score and win by a margin of 171 runs or more to get into the play-offs and retain their chance to retain a hat-trick of IPL titles. It will not be an easy task as teams have found it difficult to place big totals in the UAE this season, and Mumbai themselves have had a difficult time while their batsmen are struggling.
“We’re going to bat first, no choice (smile). The numbers are pretty tight, but we’re going to give it our all. Let’s hope we can come out and do what we want to do. It’s important to enjoy the game as It was an on and off season for us.It’s a great opportunity for us to do something that has never been done before.very good for the respective teams.It can only happen.Two changes.Get Krunal back and Piyush Chawla back. No Tiwary and Jayant Yadav, “Rohit said after winning the toss.
The current NRR of MI is -0.048, which is why they have an almost impossible challenge to reach the playoffs.
In their last game against RR, MI scored a comfortable eight-wicket win after limiting their opponents to a meager 90/9 total in 20 overs.
Nathan Counter-Nile and Jimmy Neesham finished with figures of 4/14 and 3/12 respectively, while RR struggled. Ishan Kishan also returned to an unbeaten fifty as MI kept their playoff hopes alive.
On the other hand, SRH beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last match in an exciting match by four runs.
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