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Twitter Reactions: Overly-cautious Mumbai Indians post 168 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis of Mumbai Indians in action. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

After a one sided affair in Pune between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Mumbai Indians, the action moved a couple of hours from the venue to Mumbai. The hosts, the Mumbai Indians, were ready for the Rajasthan Royals challenge at the Wankhede Stadium. Coming in to the game, both team were tied up at the same position. They knew that a win in the game would do a world of good to their chances of making it to the playoffs.

On the other hand, a defeat could possible mean the end of the road for them in the race. At the half way stage in the game, both sides would be happy with what they have achieved in the game. The hosts will certainly feel they are 20 run short but would sniff a chance with the inconsistent Royals batting order.

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In the match, the Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first. Mumbai Indians got a very steady start with Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis adding 87 runs for the first wicket. They ensured that none of the Royals’ bowlers found their rhythm going in the game. The partnership was broken when the in-form batter, Suryakumar Yadav, was dismissed on 38 (31) by Jofra Archer.

Archer continued to prove his wicket taking ability and dismissed the MI skipper Rohit Sharma for a golden duck on the very next delivery. Meanwhile, Evin Lewis raced past yet another fifty in the season. He, however, could not add more to his score after the landmark. Lewis was dismissed on 60 by Dhawal Kulkarni. His knock came off 42 deliveries with four boundaries and as many number of sixes.

The wicket of Ishan Kishan (12) fell soon after and the innings felt a sudden brake of sorts. The Pandya brothers were at the crease and had the task of finishing things off for their side in the innings on a high. While Krunal failed to score on the day, Hardik managed to take Mumbai Indians to a respectable total. He scored a quick 36 off 21 deliveries and was dismissed on the penultimate ball of the innings. His efforts propelled the MI total to 168/6 in the 20 overs.

Here is how the Twitterverse reacted to the Mumbai Indians innings:

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