In the 45th match of IPL 2020, the team of Mumbai Indians suffered a crushing defeat by 8 wickets at the hands of Rajasthan Royals. This is the fourth defeat of the defending champions Mumbai this season. Had MI won this match, it would have become the first team to qualify in this tournament.
However, now Mumbai will have to wait for the upcoming matches. In the meantime, we are going to tell you, Mumbai Indians had to be defeated due to which 5 big reasons against Rajasthan Royals.
Deacock’s bat did not work
Mumbai Indians (MI) opener batsman Quinton De Kock had been leading the team to victory in many previous matches. But in this match, DeCock could not do anything special against Rajasthan Royals and after scoring 6 runs, Joffra Archer was clean bowled.
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Suryakumar-Pollard dismissed in one over
MI’s Suryakumar Yadav and captain Kieron Pollard were dismissed on a very important occasion in this match. In fact, during the 13th over of Mumbai’s innings, Yadav and Pollard were bundled out by Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal within 4 balls.
Rajasthan Royals opener Ben Stokes beat Mumbai Indians by scoring an unbeaten 107 runs in this match. But when Stokes were playing on a score of 26, Hardik Pandya, one of Mumbai’s finest fielder, gave his life by dropping his catch off Krunala Pandya’s ball.