Record four-time champions Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli, by 5 wickets in the 48th match of IPL-13 on Wednesday. With this stunning victory at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Mumbai had 16 points and came close to securing a place in the playoffs. Mumbai points remain at the top of the table.
In the absence of an injured Rohit, Kieran Pollard won the toss and invited Bangalore to bat first. Bangalore scored 164 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Mumbai achieved this target by losing 5 wickets in 19.1 overs.
It was Mumbai’s 8th win in 12 matches. At the same time, RCB suffered the 5th defeat in as many matches. Team with 14 points IPL 2020 Points Table Is second in the world.
Sun exploded, third half of the season in 29 balls
Mumbai’s star batsman Suryakumar Yadav completed his third half-century of the season with just 29 balls. He hit a brilliant three fours in the 13th over of Pacer Dale Steyn’s innings. In the very next over, Chahal also hit a four and then completed a half-century with a four off the first ball of the 16th over of Siraj’s innings. In the same over, Surya hit three fours on Siraj too. He returned unbeaten after scoring 79 runs. Surya hit 10 fours and 3 sixes in his innings of 43 balls. Apart from him, Hardik Pandya scored 17 off 15 balls with the help of 2 sixes, Krunal scored 10 runs with the help of 1 fours in 19 balls and Kieran Pollard scored 4 not out.
De Cock and Kishan gave a good start to Mumbai
Mumbai were given a good start by Quinton de Kock and Ishaan Kishan and added 37 runs in 5.2 overs. Quinton (18) was caught by Pacer Mohammad Siraj at the hands of Gurkeerat Singh Mann. He hit 1 six off 19 balls. After this, Kishan (25) was caught by Yuzvendra Chahal in the hands of Chris Morris. Kishan hit 3 fours and 1 six off 19 balls.
Bumrah’s best bowling, prevented RCB for 164 runs
Pesar Jaspreet Bumrah Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batsmen could not survive, except for Devdutt Padikkal (74), and Virat Kohli’s captaincy team scored 164 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Bumrah performed brilliantly, taking three wickets for just 14 runs in four overs.
Padikkal hits fourth half of the season
Mumbai captain Kieran Pollard won the toss and decided to field first. For RCB, Padikkal scored 74 runs in 45 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six. Devdutt hit his fourth half-century of the season. He added 71 for the first wicket with Josh Phillip (33). After this RCB’s middle order collapsed and the Mumbai bowlers kept the pressure on.
Padikkal and Phillip gave a great start
Young opener Devdutt Padikkal started with fours on the deep extra cover and hit three consecutive fours to Krunal Pandya in the third over. Both the openers continued to play without any pressure. Phillip also hit Trent Boult for a six in the fifth over. Padikkal hit two fours in James Pattinson’s next over. RCB’s score was 54 runs without loss in the sixth over. Both added 71 runs for the first wicket.
Virat flop, Bumrah’s 100th IPL hunt
After that, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar lured Phillip who missed out on an effort to go ahead but Quinton de Cock missed a stumping. Padikkal completed his half-century by hitting Chahar with two fours. Captain Virat Kohli (9) could not stand, who was caught by Bumrah in the hands of Saurabh Tiwari. Virat Kohli became the 100th IPL victim of Pesar Bumrah.
RCB lost 4 wickets early in the middle order
However, from the other end, Padikkal took Chahar to 16 runs in the 15th over with a six and two fours. RCB lost four middle-order wickets early. RCB’s score was 138 for six with the return of pavilions from AB de Villiers (15), Shivam Dubey (2), Padikkal and Chris Morris (4).
Only 35 runs scored by Bangalore in the last 5 overs
Gurkirat Mann of Bangalore scored 14 runs in a fast but Mumbai bowlers performed well in the death overs as usual. Only 35 runs were scored in the last five overs. Apart from Bumrah for Mumbai, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar and captain Kieran Pollard took 1-1 wickets. (From input-agency)