MI suffer big blow: Alzarri Joseph hit by wrist injury
Mumbai Indians has had a bad day at office on Saturday. Apart from a 4 wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals, the team’s premier pacer Alzarri Joseph was hit by injury.
The 22 year old fast bowler hurt his wrist while fielding. In the 19th over, he made a committed effort to save a boundary that cost him the trouble.
Sparking with a record breaking debut claiming 6 for 12, Alzarri Joseph conceded 53 runs from 3 overs.
In the match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the home inflicted a solid start after batting first. Openers Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma added 96 runs for the first wicket.
After Jofra Archer broke the stand dismissing Rohit Sharma for 47, De Kock and Suryakumar scrolled the score to get past 100-run mark.
De Kock was the top scorer for Mumbai with 81. All rounder Hardik Pandya slashed 28 runs from just 11 balls with the help of a four and three sixes to guide Mumbai Indians to a challenging 187 for 5 in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler chased well adding 60 runs from just 37 deliveries.
Rahane was dispatched by Krunal Pandya but Buttler continued hitting big but unfortunately missed his maiden IPL ton for just 11 runs scoring 89 from just 43 balls.
Mumbai Indians are standing third in the point table with 4 wins in 7 matches – they have 8 points to count on.
For Rajasthan Royals, this is only their second win in this year’s competition. They are seventh in position among eight teams of IPL 2019.