MI vs RCB - 24 April 2024 - MI Won By 7 Wickets

IPL 2024: MI vs RCB – Mumbai Indians Won By 7 Wickets

The 25th match of the IPL 2024 season witnessed a thrilling contest between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (MI vs RCB) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The clash, held on 11th April 2024, was one for the books as MI emerged victorious by 7 wickets.

Let check out MI vs RCB head to head in the IPL.

Venue: Wankhede Stadium

32 matches played between the MI vs RCB at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians has won 18 matches while Royal Challengers Bengaluru has won 14 matches.

Toss Moment

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - Faf Du Plessis and Hardik Pandya at toss moment
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Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl first, a decision that seemed to pay off as the game progressed.

“We will bowl first. There was dew the last couple of days. The mood before and after the win has been the same. We play every game with a fresh start. Want to put early pressure on the new ball.
About the last game I heard it was the highest score without anyone scoring fifty, gives confidence that even one guy batting long can score 234. It has been a chasing ground and looking at the tradition. We have one change Shreyas Gopal comes in for Piyush Chawla.”

Hardik Pandya, MI Skipper

” We’ve tried to change things, so we’ve given chances to some of our players, some new players and it’s up to them to take the opportunity.
It’s important to give players a decent run, but we’ve found ourselves in a stage where we haven’t done so well. One thing that’s important is to be consistent and that’s where we’ve been disappointing. But we know we can turn this around.”

Faf du Plessis, RCB Skipper:

First Innings

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Batting

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - RCB's Batting, Faf Du Plessis scored 61 (40).
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RCB’s innings was marked by stellar performances from their top order. Faf Du Plessis led the charge with a well-crafted 61 off 40 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes.

Dinesh Karthik continued his fine form, remaining unbeaten at 53 from 23 deliveries, hitting five fours and four sixes.

Rajat Patidar also made a significant contribution with a quickfire 50 from 26 balls.

Mumbai Indians Bowling

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - Jasprit Bumrah took 5/21 (4).
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MI’s bowlers had their moments too, with Jasprit Bumrah stealing the show.

Jasprit Bumrah exceptional 5-wicket haul for just 21 runs in 4 overs was instrumental in restricting RCB. Bumrah’s scalps included key players like Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis.

Shreyas Gopal, Gerald Coetzee, and Akash Madhwal each took a one wicket, contributing to the team’s bowling effort.

RCB set a challenging target of 196 runs at the end of their 20 overs.

Second Innings

Mumbai Indians Batting

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - MI's Batting, Ishan Kishan scored 69 (34).
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In response, MI’s batsmen rose to the occasion. Ishan Kishan’s explosive 69 off 34 balls set the tone for the chase.

Rohit Sharma and Suryakumar Yadav chipped in with 38 runs in 24 ball and 52 runs in 19 ball respectively.

Hardik Pandya’s quick 21* off 6 balls and Tilak Varma’s steady 16* saw MI over the line in just 15.3 overs.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Bowling

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - RCB's Bowling
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RCB’s bowlers, Will Jacks, Vyshak Vijaykumar, and Akash Deep managed to take a wicket each, but couldn’t stop the flow of runs from MI’s aggressive batting lineup.

The Winning Formula

MI’s win was a result of a combined team effort, with both batsmen and bowlers playing their part to perfection.

The 7-wicket victory was a testament to their strategic approach and execution.

Man of the Match

Jasprit Bumrah’s outstanding bowling performance earned him the ‘Man of the Match’ title.

His 5-wicket haul was pivotal in keeping RCB’s total within reach.

MI vs RCB - 11 April 2024 - Jasprit Bumrah Man of the Match -

” I am very happy with the outcome. But I will not say I had always thought of taking a five-for. The wicket was sticking in the first 10 overs. One of those days where things went in my favour and catches went to hand.
In this format, it’s anyway very harsh on the bowlers so you need to have different skills. Can’t be a one-trick pony. Everyone is doing research and data. Have trained to have different skills. Bowling is tough because you will have to take a beating, you will have to have bad days to learn from it.”

Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians

The MI vs RCB match was an exhibition of high-quality cricket, with MI showcasing their dominance in the league.

The win was a morale booster for the team and a delight for the fans at Wankhede Stadium.

As the IPL progresses, MI’s performance in this match will be remembered as a highlight of the 2024 season.