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Rohit Sharma, Ewin Lewis set-up MI's first win of IPL 2018

19 Avril 2018

Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB), led by Virat Kohli, on the other hand, needed this win to gain back the momentum they lost against Rajasthan Royals at Bengalure's Chinnaswamy Stadium in the previous match. Umesh Yadav (4-36-2) took the new ball for RCB and scalped both Surya Kumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for golden ducks.

Meanwhile, MI skipper Rohit Sharma termed Tuesday's match as the "perfect game" for them. India captain made 92 as RCB managed 167 runs, which resulted in a defeat by 46 runs. "We always wanted one set batsman to bat as long as possible and (it was a) flawless platform for me to do that", explained Rohit. Rohit showed aggression towards Umesh - the same bowler that dismantled the top order - smashing 18 runs from six balls in the quick's second spell.

In reply, skipper Virat Kohli opened RCB's innings alongside Quinton de Cock. The RCB captain just ramped up his aggression after posting a half-century, his final 21 balls going for 42 runs, mirroring the effort of his opposing captain and finishing with 92no from 62 balls.

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (3-28) then removed Mandeep Singh and Anderson in the 10th over as Kohli ran out out of his big hitters with only 75 runs on board.

Despite getting off to a horror start, losing two wickets in the first two balls, Mumbai crossed the 200-run mark in their innings.

When his team is chasing 214, you don't expect to see the run-machine aka Kohli batting on 40 at a strike rate of 111.11 in the 13th over. We can't still and analyse the entire league right now where we have played just four games and people seem happy to jump the gun pretty soon which we don't do as a team. When Mumbai spinners came on, their team was in a good position and that allowed them to actually bowl and be little more attacking. Mitchell McClenaghan (2 for 24) removed de Kock and then sent AB de Villiers on his way back two balls later to jolt the visitors.

But things were to get worse for Kishan when the ball was returned from the outfield, bouncing unexpectedly high and hitting him flush in the face. "We tried our hardest but couldn't get the breakthroughs in after the two early wickets", Kohli had said after their defeat to Mumbai.

Rohit Sharma, Ewin Lewis set-up MI's first win of IPL 2018