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IPL 2018: Distraught Virat Kohli does not want to wear Orange Cap

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IPL Mumbai Indians Rohit Sharma

On Tuesday night at the Wankhede, Lewis carted a 42-ball 65 against Royal Challengers Bangalore to play a key role in MI's first win after three defeats.

Mumbai Indians will welcome the visitors, Royal Challengers on their home ground, Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Mumbai frnchise posted a steep 213/6 before restricting the opposition to 167/8 in 20 overs.

The move to promote local guy Suryakumar Yadav has been a success but their best batsman, skipper Rohit, is yet to make a big contribution with the bat. In return, Markande dismissed Sarfaraz to claim the purple cap, and effectively put an end to RCB's chase. "This was a flawless game for us". Rohit also said that his team was positive in its approach despite the first three losses. "We tried our hardest but couldn't get the breakthroughs", Kohli, who is also the India captain, said. Mumbai's bowling woes continue despite having a well-balanced side. However, Skipper Kohli tried very hard and went the into the crucial stage, but None of the other batsmen supported him, and RCB lost the game by 46 runs. Kohli gave a flawless contribution of 92* runs and took his team as near as the total. Mitch bowled a great spell upfront to get the experienced batsmen out, and then Krunal came in and used his variation to his advantage. "I don't think we are down right now". It is the 14th game of the ongoing Indian Premier League season 11. "If you keep changing too much it does not help anyone".

And things only got worse for Bangalore when Pandya hit back-to-back sixes off the next two balls. So, they were defeated by19 runs so far.

When Rohit was later asked if he gave the opener any advice, his answer revealed how he is maturing as a cricket and as a captain.

"Washington and Yuzi were probably in defensive positions as Lewis and Rohit were going a bit more aggressive".

Over the years, Mumbai's bowling unit is one of the most consistent in the business and adding Mitchell McClenaghan back to the mix had the desired impact. But, we got to see Kohli hitting brilliant strokes and made another half century. "But they (Mumbai) batted exceptionally well, and that was the difference between when our spinners bowled and when their spinners bowled".

A freak injury to Ishan Kishan upped the concern levels.

There were concerning scenes as Mumbai wicketkeeper Kishan was struck in the face by a throw that bounced up awkwardly off the turf and substitute Aditya Tare had to take over with the gloves. Interestingly, the results could have been the complete opposite as MI were smelling distance away from victory in all the three occasions but just could on cling on to the critical moments which have hurt them very badly in the tournament.

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