Sharjah. Mumbai Indians trampled Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in a match of IPL 2021. With this the team is expected to reach the playoffs. On Tuesday, the team of Rajasthan Royals could only score 90 runs while playing first. Mumbai achieved the target in just 8.2 overs i.e. losing 2 wickets in just 50 balls. Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 50. This is the team’s sixth win. The team is at number five in the table. But in the 50-ball match, captain Rohit Sharma and Mumbai made a big record in their name.
First thing about captain Rohit Sharma. He has become the first Indian batsman to hit 400 sixes in T20 cricket. Before this match, he had hit 398 sixes. Against Rajasthan, he scored 22 runs in 13 balls. During this he hit one four and two sixes. With this, he reached the record of sixes. Talking about other players of India, Suresh Raina is at number two with 325 sixes. Chris Gayle of West Indies holds the record for most sixes in T20 cricket. He has hit 1042 sixes. He is the only batsman in the world to hit more than 1000 sixes.
Won the match for the second time with 70 balls remaining
Mumbai Indians had achieved the target against Rajasthan in just 8.2 overs. That is, 70 balls were left in the match. Mumbai’s team has also become the only team to win matches twice in IPL with 70 or more balls remaining. Earlier in 2008, the team had defeated KKR with 87 balls to spare. KKR’s team was out after scoring just 67 runs. Mumbai had achieved the target in 5.3 overs.
Mumbai’s run rate is still bad
Mumbai Indians and KKR have 12-12 points after 13-13 matches. Three teams Chennai, Delhi and RCB have already reached the playoffs. Now only one team has a chance. But KKR’s run rate is 0.294, while Mumbai’s -0.048. In such a situation, if KKR’s team wins their last match, then Mumbai will need another big win in the last match to reach the playoffs. KKR will take on Rajasthan in their last match on 7 October while Mumbai will take on Hyderabad on 8 October.