In the 45th match of the IPL 2020, the team of Mumbai Indians suffered an 8-wicket defeat at the hands of Rajasthan Royals. The Mumbai team, batting first in this match, scored a strong score of 195 runs, losing 5 wickets in 20 overs with the help of Hardik Pandya (60 not out) and Suryakumar Yadav (40). In response, Rajasthan easily managed to win the match on the back of strong innings of Ben Stokes (not out 107) and Sanju Samson (54). Pandya batted hard in the last over of this match for Mumbai, scoring 60 runs in 21 balls. Pandya left behind batsmen like Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli in a special case during his innings.
Hardik Pandya hit two fours and 7 long sixes during the innings played against Rajasthan Royals. In the 18th over of the innings, he hit four sixes in the over of fast bowler Ankit Rajput. Pandya has scored four sixes in an over in the IPL for the second time and he became the first Indian batting to do so in the IPL. He has left Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli behind in this case, Yuvraj and Kohli have done the same thing for four sixes in an over in the IPL.
In addition to Ankit Rajput, Pandya also scored a total of 26 runs in the last over of the innings, bowled by Rajasthan fast bowler Karthik Tyagi, including three sixes and two fours, which helped the Mumbai team reach a big total of 195 runs. Apart from Padya, Suryakumar Yadav also batted well for Mumbai scoring 40 runs in 26 balls. However, the performance of the team bowlers was very poor in this match, due to which the team suffered their fourth defeat of this season. Mumbai will now play their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (28 October).