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MI Script T20 History, Smashes Highest-Ever Total Without a Single Fifty

• 09 Apr, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
MI Script T20 History, Smashes Highest-Ever Total Without a Single Fifty

The Mumbai Indians finally roared back to form in style, scripting history and rewriting record books in their thrilling victory against the Delhi Capitals on Sunday. Forget individual brilliance – this win was all about a collective powerhouse performance from the five-time champions.

 

Batting first at their home ground, the Wankhede Stadium, MI unleashed a batting onslaught that left everyone stunned. They posted a mammoth total of 234 runs in their 20 overs, but here’s the surprising part – none of their batsmen even managed to score a half-century!

 

Yes, you read that right. Rohit Sharma, the experienced opener, came closest with a fiery 49 runs.  But it was a team effort that propelled them to such a high score.  Ishan Kishan (42) provided a strong start alongside Rohit, and skipper Hardik Pandya (39) anchored the middle overs. However, the real fireworks came at the death overs.

 

Tim David smashed a crucial 42 runs, and the West Indian powerhouse Romario Shepherd stole the show with an explosive 39 runs off just 10 balls! This late surge added a massive 96 runs in the last five overs, leaving the Delhi Capitals bowlers clueless.

 

This unique feat – the highest team total in a T20 match without an individual scoring a fifty – etched Mumbai Indians’ name permanently in cricket history books.  But that wasn’t all!

 

This victory marked several other milestones for the Mumbai Indians:

150th T20 Victory: MI became the first team ever to achieve this incredible feat, leaving their rivals, the Chennai Super Kings, trailing behind with 148 wins.

50 Wins at Wankhede Stadium: This win marked MI’s 50th victory at their home ground, solidifying their dominance at Wankhede.

Equalling RCB’s Record: With this win, MI joins Royal Challengers Bangalore for scoring the most 200-plus scores against a single opponent in IPL history (now tied with Delhi Capitals at 6).

 

While the Delhi Capitals put up a valiant chase, ultimately falling short by 29 runs, the day belonged to the Mumbai Indians.  This emphatic victory not only brought relief to skipper Hardik Pandya but also served as a powerful reminder of MI’s fighting spirit and record-breaking capabilities.

The cricketing world now eagerly awaits to see if this is the start of a dominant run for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024.

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