MI vs GT Match Report: Suryakumar Yadav’s century laid the foundation for Mumbai Indians’ victory.Image Credit source: BCCI
Mumbai: After nine years, a Mumbai Indians batsman scored a century in IPL and this century brought a resounding victory for Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav’s first IPL century helped Mumbai Indians beat table toppers Gujarat Titans by 27 runs at the Wankhede Stadium. Apart from Suryakumar’s century, Mumbai registered this big win over Gujarat on the basis of Akash Madhwal’s bowling. With this, Mumbai returned to third place, registering their seventh win this season.
Mumbai Indians, who successfully chased down the target of 200 consecutive runs in the last few matches at the Wankhede Stadium, once again crossed the 200 mark. Just this time the team itself batted first and scored 218 runs. Seeing the rain of runs in Wankhede, Gujarat was also expected to hit hard, but Mumbai bowlers destroyed Gujarat’s top order.
The wonder of Mumbai’s bowling
Jasprit Bumrah may not be there, Joffra Archer may have returned without much contribution, but Mumbai made up for his absence by young bowler Akash Madhwal and experienced Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff. By the fourth over itself, both together, Wriddhiman Saha, Shubman Gill, Captain Hardik Pandya returned to the pavilion.
Vijay Shankar scored some quick runs, but Piyush Chawla bowled him on the very first ball. In the very next over, Abhinav Manohar was bowled by Kumar Kartikeya. Overall, 5 wickets fell for just 55 runs in 7.1 overs.