The Indian Premier League is full of surprises. The most expensive tournament on the cricket calendar doesn’t fail to give you that high octane dose of entertainment. This being said, the match between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and the former champions Rajasthan Royals was nothing less than a thrilling nail biter.
The defending champions definitely had a dry spell in terms of runs and victories when the game was played in the UAE. But things seemed to turn around once the games were scheduled back in India. Mumbai Indians slowly began to climb up the rankings with every game they played. The match held on the 25th of May was however the deciding game for both the franchisees; a do or die situation.
Amidst all the highs and lows that this game brought for them, the Mumbai Indians finally showed the world that they are the defending champions for good reasons. In order to qualify for the next stage of the tournament, Mumbai Indians had to wrap up the match in 14.3 overs. The momentum seemed to be with the Rajasthan Royals, until Aditya Tare hit a six on the fourth ball of the fourteenth over, allowing the Mumbai Indians to advance based on run rate! Mrs. Ambani must be very proud of her boys. Great game guys!
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