Mumbai Indians found their way back to winning ways with a sensational 6-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League game on Sunday. Tim David fired a hat-trick from six in the first three balls of the final to seal victory for the five-time champions at Wankhede Stadium. It was the 1000th game in the Indian Premier League and two teams made it memorable with non-stop action on the pitch.
It was also a special game for Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who turned 36 on Sunday and was leading the franchise to the money-rich league for the 150th time. But it didn’t work well for the swashbuckling opener with the bat as he was fired for just 3 by Sandeep Sharma on the last ball of the second.
IPL Points Table 2023: Check Team Ranking, Team Points, Wins & Losses
Rohit made room for himself but completely missed the ball as it rolled away from him. The bonds were withdrawn and Rohit was ejected by the referee. However, slow motion videos of Rohit being sacked have gone viral on social media where it can be seen that it was not the ball but Sanju Samson’s gloves that dislodged the sureties.
Meanwhile, Rohit looked electrifying on the pitch as he saved some points for his side with sensational field efforts inside the circle and fans were hoping he would score big on his 36th birthday.
IPL 2023: Orange Cap Full list of hitters with the most runs, Check here
Mumbai Indians recovered early after Rohit’s bizarre sacking as Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green shared a crucial 64-point position for the second time. Green and Suryakumar Yadav scored glorious fifties to lay the groundwork for a thrilling victory for MI. The Australian all-around hitter made 44 runs on 26 balls, interlaced with 4 fours and two sixes. While Suryakumar continued his fine form with the bat and slammed 55 runs on 29 balls in which he hit 8 fours and two sixes.
Meanwhile, David crushed the Royals bowlers late in the innings to help the Mumbai Indians claim their fourth victory of the season. The 27-year-old hit 2 fours and 5 sixes in his 14-ball 45*.
Get the latest cricket news, IPL 2023 live score, orange cap and purple cap holder details here