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Published by: Rohit Sharma
MI’s are the true champions of IPL and this season too they have maintained their status by winning 4 matches. MI has defeated RR in the 20th match of IPL 2020 tournament by 57 runs in Abu Dhabi. With this winning, they have reached the top of the point table. The credit goes to Surya Kumar Yadav’s amazing 79* off 47 balls. He was entitled Man of the Match award. MI set a tough target of 193 in 20 overs for opponents RR.
The duo Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock opened the match in 1st inning. Jaspreet Bumrah stole all the limelight, by taking 4 wickets in 4 overs. Trent Boult and James Pattinson from MI were among the best bowlers. Hardik Pandya, as usual, was on the faster side, he contributed 30 off 19 balls.
RR, however, failed the run chase, they had a bad opening ( 3 wickets in 3 overs). Sanju Samson, Yashaswi Jaiswal and steve smith were sent back too soon. Even Jos Buttler who scored 70 in 44 balls tried his best but nothing could help RR. Shreyas Gopal’s span from RR was on tougher side as MI could only score 28 runs in 4 overs. He picked 2 wickets.and newcomer Kartik Tyagi picked 1 wicket.
Brief scores: MI (193/4 in 20 overs); RR (136 in 18.1 overs)
After this victory, MI’s are at the top of the point table followed by DC. At 3rd position is RCB and KKR are in the middle (4th position). Below is the current Point table:
Orange Cap Holder (highest run scorers)
No one yet has taken over KL Rahul (KXIP) with 302 runs. He is still on the top. At 2nd position is Faf du Plessis with 282 runs and 3rd is Mayank Aggarwal(KXIP).
Purple Cap holder (Highest Wickets)
At present, Kagiso Rabada is the holder of purple cap withs 12 wickets in IPL 2020 so far. Followed by Jasprit Bumrah, with 11 wickets at 2nd spot. Whereas 3rd and 4th spots are occupied by Trent Boult(MI) and James Pattinson(MI), respectively.