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IPL 2020 RR Vs MI: Stokes And Samson Hammer MI!

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Source: New Indian Express

Ben Stokes Century Takes RR Past MI In IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians were looking at another victory in IPL 2020 when they posted a mammoth total of 195. However, RR was desperate for a win, and their key players performed when it mattered. As a surprise, Ben Stokes opened the inning and soon got support from Sanju Samson. The two ensured that the team reached the target quickly as Ben scored a century and Samson hit a half-century. Captain Steve Smith was all praise for the two and said, “Our performance tonight was outstanding. Our batting for sensational, Sanju, and Stokes partnership was magnificent. In earlier games, we’ve not been able to put it together, and that’s what we’re crying for. Hopefully, we can carry forward this confidence into the next games.”

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Source: New Indian Express

RR Will Look To Tighten Death Bowling After Debacle Against MI In IPL 2020

RR bowling was doing great before Hardik Pandya came in to bat in the death over. He smashed all the bowlers on all sides of the park and took MI past a score of 190. Even Steve Smith was disappointed and would look into it in the next match. He said, “We were a bit disappointed with our death over bowling. We dropped another catch; our fielding hasn’t been up to the mark. That dropped catch was probably a 45 runs swing in the end. Hardik just went beserk in the end.”

Pollard Praises Pandya For Quick Knock Against RR In IPL 2020

Pollard is currently the captain of Mumbai Indians as Rohit Sharma is injured at the moment. He praised Pandya for bringing back the team into the game with his quick knock. Pollard said, “At the end of the day, someone wins, someone loses. We have to come out and play good cricket. Our bowlers tried, but well played to the opposition. He (Hardik) went out and scored 60* off 21, an innings like that, and we end up on the losing side, that’s just tough luck.”

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Source: FirstSportz

Could Have Got Couple More Wickets, Says Pollard

The only reason MI lost was that the bowlers could not break the partnership of Stokes and Samson. Pollard also pointed out the same and said, “We could have got a couple of wickets more, but the wicket ended up becoming a little better. Their spinners got some help from the pitch, but our spinners couldn’t do that.”

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