Mumbai Indians registered their third consecutive victory in the Dream11 IPL 2021 season. The men in Blue and Gold climbed to the top of the points table with a 57-run win over Rajasthan Royals.
Rohit Sharma seemed in good touch as he raced his way to 35 runs from 23 deliveries earlier than getting out. A few quick wickets put MI under stress however Suryakumar Yadav made it rely with an impressive effort with the bat.
After posting 193 on board, the fast-bowling trio displayed a scintillating effort in the middle as RR lost three wickets in the powerplay overs. They continued to exert the stress and bundled Rajasthan for a total of 136 as they failed to last 20 overs.
Rohit: We know everyone is a match-winner here
“We attempt to be out there and play well. We have got quality in this squad. All of them have a lot of confidence. They’re all gifted and can take the game away on their day. It is all falling into place. The pitches here are helping our pacers. It was nipping early on. Good to have these specialists with us.”
“ Surya innings was coming. I spoke to him before the game. Today his shot-making was excellent. We wanted him to bat until the top because he can innovate rather well.”
“We take a lot of pride in our fielding. We have worked actually hard for this to happen on the field. We all know everyone is a match-winner in right here.”
Surya: A big knock was coming in this game
“I simply felt a big knock was coming as a result of in the last few games I used to be finding ways to get out. Loving the added responsibility given to me right now, not too much pressure for me.
I’ve just been told to play my game and express myself.”
“The lockdown helped me with my off-side game. Most importantly for me, I want the team profitable. With three wickets down, I had to bat until the end looking on the situation. The bowlers did a fantastic job and finished well for us.”
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Boult: The whole pack is working together
“I feel the whole pack is working together. We now have a pretty clear game plan. It is a good wicket, however the way we’ve managed to take wickets has been good. You are always challenged with quality players, intimidating you a bit. Would love to see the ball swinging a bit extra on the top. Hasn’t been a feature in this event. Hopefully, we will get to see it.”