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IPL 2021: The primary match of the 2021 IPL is wanting like a blockbuster even earlier than the beginning of the sport. The 2 heavy-weights of the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore go head-to-head within the opening match of this yr’s IPL. As a result of Covid-19 restrictions in place, this yr the matches can be held at impartial venues to cut back the time of journey. Thus, the opening sport is neither in Bangalore, nor in Mumbai, it is going to be performed on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The final time these two groups met on the Chidambaram Stadium, it was in 2011 throughout the Champions League T20 Last. Though the Chennai Stadium has a status of internet hosting high-scoring matches, it this match was a comparatively low scoring one. It was a day that was dominated by spin bowling.

Virat Kohli, Keiron Pollard, Suryakumar Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal had been the gamers who had been a part of that match as properly. The present KKR spinner, Harbhajan Singh additionally was a part of MI, then. He was the captain of the aspect. Chahal and Harbhajan picked up 5 wickets between them. MI scored 139 and set an honest goal of 140 in entrance of RCB. Gayle and Dilshan failed to provide a great begin. Even Virat Kohli didn’t rating as many runs. RCB had been all out for 108 in that match. Finally, Mumbai Indians gained the match and the Champions League T20 as properly. This was the primary trophy within the historical past of the franchise. Take a look at the scorecard of the 2011 match right here.

These groups meet once more right now (9 April, 2021) for the primary group stage match of the IPL. Will probably be fascinating to see whether or not RCB would higher their outdated file on the Chidambaram Stadium.

When does MI vs RCB match start?

The match begins at 7:30 pm IST.

The place will the dwell streaming of MI vs RCB accessible on?

MI vs RCB can be dwell streamed on Disney+Hotstar.



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