IPL 2021 starts on April 9, 2021, with the first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Mumbai Indians are the defending champions as they won the title last season in IPL 2020. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore eye their first IPL title in IPL 2021.
Back in IPL 2017, Mumbai Indians became the first team to win three IPL titles. They had earlier won the IPL trophy in 2013 and 2015. The IPL 2017 final which Mumbai Indians won against Pune Supergiants was a nail-biting encounter that Mumbai Indians won by just 1 run. Likewise, there were few more exciting matches in IPL 2017. Here we look at the 3 most exciting matches of IPL 2017.
IPL History: 3 Most Exciting Matches Of IPL 2017
Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians (Saurashtra Cricket Stadium, Rajkot)
Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians match in IPL 2021 ended in a tie and witnessed an exciting super over. Batting first, Gujarat Lions scored 153-9 in 20 overs. Opener Ishan Kishan scored 48 runs while Ravindra Jadeja made 28 runs. Andrew Tye scored 25 runs off 12 balls in the end to elevate the team’s scoreboard.
Parthiv Patel played fantastic innings of 70 runs for Mumbai Indians. However, no other batsman could perform in the same way. Mumbai Indians needed 11 runs off the final over of Gujarat Lions. Krunal Pandya started the over with a six but he was bowled when Mumbai Indians needed 1 run off the final ball.
In the super over, James Faulkner gave away 11 runs after dismissing Kieron Pollard and Ishan Kishan. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a wide and no ball in the super over but he just gave 6 runs off the six balls. Mumbai Indians won the match with a fabulous over by pacer Bumrah.