IPL 2019, RCB vs MI Match Highlights: Mumbai Indians win by six runs
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Mumbai Indians made two changes as Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande play their first match of the season. Malinga replaced Ben Cutting while leg-spinner Mayank Markande replaced teenager Kashmir pacer Rasikh Salam.
RCB were unchanged.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss, after winning the toss against Mumbai Indians RCB opted to bowl first. Mumbai Indians scored 187/8 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The visitors were given a flying start by captain Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock after they were asked to bat first.
After a good start by opener middle order score some sensible score to make a grand total of 187/8 in their 20 over. Yuvraj slammed three back-to-back sixes, for the fourth one Yuzvendra Chahal got him. Yuvraj scored 23 runs from 13 balls and Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler departed him which makes some change in the game.
Rohit Sharma (48 off 33 balls) and Quinton de Kock (23 off 20) added 54 for the opening stand. Hardik Pandya hit three sixes and two fours in his unbeaten 32 off 14 balls as Mumbai Indians recovered from a middle-order collapse to post a decent for 187/8.
Chahal (4/38 in 4 overs) reduced MI from a comfortable 124 for 2 to 147 for 7. MI lost five wickets in a space of 3.3 overs for only 23 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Inning.
Parthiv patel and Moeen Ali Opened for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who required 188 runs to win the match in 20 overs. Virat Kohli came to the crease and slammed three boundaries in a row. He became the second man after Suresh Raina has complete 5000 runs in IPL.
Ab De VILLIERS who nearly took his team to victory with an unbeaten 70 off 41 balls, would have faced the free-hit. Lasith Malinga’s final delivery to Shivam Dube was a no-ball that was missed by the on-field umpires.
Jasprit Bumrah’s mastery at the death gave Mumbai the victory. RCB managed 181 for 5 in reply to 187 for 8 by Mumbai Indians.