In a thrilling 1000th IPL match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Mumbai Indians chased down 213 against Rajasthan Royals on a special night that saw a special inning and a special run-chase, culminating in a special finish.
Tim David played a pivotal role in the chase, scoring an unbeaten 45 off just 14 balls, and hitting three consecutive sixes in the final over to help Mumbai get back to winning ways. Rohit Sharma, who celebrated his birthday on the day of the match, must have been delighted with this gift.
At the Wankhede Stadium, Yashasvi Jaiswal delivered a scintillating knock of 124 off 62 balls, propelling RR to a formidable total of 212/7. The spectacular innings came during a momentous occasion – the 1000th IPL match – treating a packed Wankhede Stadium to a high-scoring affair.
Nonetheless, Mumbai Indians successfully chased down the target with three balls remaining, thanks to Suryakumar’s inventive 55 off 29, Cameron Green’s brisk 44 off 26, and Tim David’s heroic unbeaten 45 off 14 balls.
Mumbai Indians Target:
After being set a target of 213, Mumbai Indians suffered an early setback when Sandeep Sharma clean-bowled Rohit Sharma (3 off 5) with a brilliant knuckleball in the second over. Despite an early wicket, Cameron Green’s impressive form allowed him to attack immediately, hitting four fours and a six during the Powerplay, three of which were hit in a single over off Boult, resulting in Mumbai Indians reaching 58/1 at the end of the first six overs.
Jaiswal Century highlights in IPL 2023:
After hitting two consecutive fours off Meredith, Jaiswal reached his century in style off just 53 balls and then smashed one more four off the next delivery. He continued his attacking batting against Archer, hitting two sixes in the penultimate over.
Jaiswal also hammered a couple of fours off Arshad Khan’s over but was eventually dismissed after miscuing a high full toss to the bowler in the next ball. He left the field to a standing ovation for his splendid knock of 124 off just 62 balls. RR managed to score 16 runs in the final over to set a daunting target of 212/7.