Bangalore vs Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by 54 runs in the 39th match of IPL 2021 played at Dubai International Stadium. This is Royal Challengers Bangalore’s first win after seven consecutive defeats in the United Arab Emirates. At the same time, this is the third consecutive defeat of Mumbai Indians in the second half of IPL 2021.
Virat Kohli’s RCB had scored 165 for six in 20 overs while playing first. In response, the Mumbai Indians team, which scored around 80 for 2 wickets in the first 10 overs, was all out for 111 runs in 18.1 overs. Fast bowler Harshal Patel took four wickets for RCB. Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets and Glenn Maxwell took two wickets.
Rohit and de Kock got off to a great start
Mumbai Indians got off to a great start by captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, chasing the target of 166 runs from RCB. Both had shared 57 runs for the first wicket in 6.4 overs. De Kock scored 24 runs in 23 balls with the help of four fours and was caught by Yuzvendra Chahal. After this Rohit Sharma also returned to the pavilion. He scored 43 runs in 28 balls with the help of five fours and one six.
After these two, none of Mumbai’s batsmen could touch the double figure. During this, Ishan Kishan 01, Suryakumar Yadav 08, Krunal Pandya 05, Kieran Pollard 07 and Hardik Pandya were dismissed for 03 runs. After this Adam Milne and Rahul Chahar could not even open the account. At the same time, Bumrah was dismissed for five runs.
For RCB, Harshal Patel took the highest four wickets for 17 runs. At the same time, Chahal took three wickets for 11 runs and Maxwell took two wickets for 23 runs. Apart from this, Mohammad Siraj got a success.
Kohli and Maxwell had scored half-centuries
Earlier, losing the toss and opting to bat first, the start of RCB was not good. Opener Devdutt Padikal was dismissed in the second over without opening the account. After this there was a partnership of 68 runs between Kohli and Bharat. Bharat was dismissed after scoring 32 runs in 24 balls. During this he hit two fours and two sixes.
After this, Kohli and Glenn Maxwell carried forward the innings of RCB. Both played their shots all around the field. At one time it seemed that RCB would easily score 180-190, but in the last overs, Mumbai bowlers took wickets and restricted them to 165 runs.
After Bharat was dismissed for 75 runs, Kohli and Maxwell shared a 51-run partnership for the third wicket. RCB’s score was beyond 120 in 15 overs. But in the 16th over, Kohli was dismissed for 51 runs. He faced 42 balls and hit three fours and three sixes. After this, AB de Villiers, who came to bat, could not do wonders.
In the 19th over, Jasprit Bumrah first dismissed Maxwell (37 balls 56 runs) and then AB de Villiers (six balls 11 runs). After this, in the 20th over, Boult sent Shahbaz 01 to the pavilion. Jasprit Bumrah took the highest three wickets for Mumbai. While Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult and Adam Milne got one wicket each.