IPL 2021: The defending champions Mumbai Indians suffered a two-wicket defeat in the first match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians team had set a target of 160 runs to win in front of RCB thanks to Chris Lynn’s innings of 49 runs. RCB achieved this target on the last ball of the match and won by two wickets. After the defeat of Mumbai Indians, opener Chris Lynn said in a shocking statement that it could prove to be his last match for the team.
Mumbai Indians were forced to make changes to the opening pair due to the Kovid 19 protocol. Actually, the regular opener D Cock of Mumbai Indians arrived in India on 7 April. According to BCCI rules, de Kock will have to remain quarantined for a week. Mumbai Indians therefore gave Chris Lynn a chance to debut in the first match.
Chris Lynn started well with the bat for Mumbai Indians. But Lin made a huge mistake in the first match. On the last ball of the fourth over of the match, Chris Lynn got Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma to runout. Rohit Sharma was seen in good touch and he gave a four and a six in the short innings of 19 runs.
The innings of 49 runs was played in the first match itself.
Lynn believes that his first match could prove to be the last for the Mumbai Indians. Chris Lynn said,
Let us know that Chris Lynn scored 49 runs in his first match for Mumbai Indians in 35 balls thanks to three sixes and four fours. Last year too, Chris Lynn was part of the team of Mumbai Indians but he did not get a chance to get on the field.
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