IPL 2021: Match 1 – 10 best memes from MI vs RCB game

IPL 2021: Match 1 – 10 best memes from MI vs RCB game

Here we bring you the best memes from MIvRCB encounter.

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The opening match of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was nothing less than a blockbuster affair at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) produced a competitive and high-spirited game. Both the teams were at their fluent best in all three facets of the game but in the end, RCB managed to have the last laugh courtesy of Harshal Patel and AB de Villiers.

Entering the contest, finally, Virat Kohli won the toss and invited the defending champions to put the total on the board. Batting first, Mumbai’s opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn got off to a cracking start as they collected 24 runs in the first four overs. However, a miscommunication between the two batters resulted in the MI skipper marching back to the pavilion after falling prey to a run-out.

Rohit’s dismissal was followed by Lynn and Suryakumar Yadav staying in the middle for the next seven overs and taking the team’s total to 94 for 2 in 11 overs. Surya departed after playing a knock of 31 off 23 and his dismissal initiated a collapse of the batting line-up with the team losing their momentum. 

Mumbai’s explosive middle-order featuring Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, and Krunal Pandya failed to answer the questions posed by Harshal Patel and all the four hitters lost their wickets to the 30-year-old. In 20 overs, Mumbai could post 159 runs. 

AB de Villiers takes RCB home 

Chasing 160 runs, the Bangalore outfit tried a new opening combination in the form of skipper Virat Kohli and Washington Sundar. The experiment didn’t work for the team as Sundar could score only 10 runs off 16 balls while the debutant Rajat Patidar also departed after scoring 8 runs.

Kohli and Glenn Maxwell looked settled in the middle as they stitched a crucial partnership of 52 runs. Jasprit Bumrah gave the much-needed breakthrough to his team by scalping the wicket of Virat. The skipper’s wicket shook up RCB as they lost two more wickets in the form of Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed soon after. 

Towards the end of the second innings, the fans were greeted with an AB special show as he brought the team back on track by playing a spectacular knock of 48 runs off 27 deliveries at a strike rate of 177.78. AB de Villiers almost won the game but lost his wicket to a run-out on the fourth ball of the last over. This resulted in Harshal Patel hitting the winning runs as he took the single on the very last ball to help RCB win the game by two wickets.