Mumbai Indians won the match for the sixth time in the IPL on 12 May.Image Credit source: BCCI
Mumbai: Friday evening was in the name of fireworks at Wankhede Stadium. Fireworks of fours and sixes, of runs. Mumbai Indians It was started by Gujarat Titans and ended by Gujarat Titans. But Mumbai won, 27 from all three. If we say that this victory seemed pre-decided, then it may be surprising, but this has been the tradition of Mumbai Indians in IPL, which has been going on for the last 14 years.
Now what is this tradition? Will tell you further about this. Take a little work about the first match. Mumbai batted first and scored 218 runs. For that, Suryakumar Yadav scored a brilliant 103 runs. Despite Rashid Khan’s tremendous counter-attack of 79 runs, Gujarat could manage only 191 runs and lost by 27 runs.
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Tradition continues for 9 years
Now let’s talk about tradition. At the root of this tradition is the date when Mumbai becomes invincible. The date is 12 May. Friday was also the day of May 12 and till date, whatever matches Mumbai played in IPL on May 12, it always got victory. This series is going on for the last 14 years.
Weather forecast said the SKY was clear; didn’t account for it raining sixes 🌦
What a BRILLIANT knock from @surya_14kumar #MIvGT #IPLonJioCinema #TATAIPL #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/1hkndMnugw
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 12, 2023
First of all, on May 12 of the 2009 season, Mumbai defeated Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets. Then in 2012, KKR was defeated by 27 runs. In 2014, Mumbai registered a 7-wicket win over Sunrise Hyderabad. The most important victory was achieved in 2019. Then Mumbai won the title by defeating Chennai by 1 run in the IPL final. In 2022 again Chennai was defeated by 5 wickets.
Despite a late charge from Rashid Khan, @mipaltan get the all important 2️⃣ points and continue their winning streak 🙌#MI win by 27 runs
Scorecard: https://t.co/o61rmJX1rD#TATAIPL , #MIvGT pic.twitter.com/ojNPoXiSDZ
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 12, 2023
It is said that the first time it hits. The second time there is a coincidence. But even for the third time, if there is a miracle, it becomes a habit. It can be said that apart from the habit of winning the title, winning the IPL match on May 12 has also become a habit of Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai close to the playoffs
This season, Mumbai has got a big advantage of this habit. Mumbai, who started poorly in the tournament, registered their seventh win this season and made a strong move in the playoff race. Mumbai now has 14 points from 12 matches. By getting at least 2 points in the next two matches, his place in the playoffs can be confirmed.
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