Bowlers strike as Royal Challengers Bangalore humble Mumbai Indians at Chinnaswamy

Published on: May 2, 2018 12:03 am IST|Updated on: May 2, 2018 12:03 am IST


RCB led by Tim Southee (2-25) and Umesh Yadav (2-29) restricted Mumbai Indians to 7-153 in 20 overs. Chasing 168, MI got off to a disastrous start with Yadav (9), Kishan (0) and Rohit Sharma (0) getting out cheaply. Pollard failed to get going yet again, and while JP Duminy looked set to revive the chase, he was brilliantly run-out by Quinton de Kock.

At 5-84, in walked the Pandya brothers. Hardik (50) and Krunal Pandya (23) put on a 56 run partnership, but an outstanding catch by Kohli off Hardik sealed the deal for the Challengers as they romped home by 14 runs.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians skipper won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore into bat. RCB had a new opening pair in de Kock and Vohra (45) to open the innings. Vohra led the attack for RCB as he teed into JP Duminy (0-28 in 2), and while Quinton de Kock struggled to get going, the duo laid a platform of 38 in the opening five overs. McClenaghan (1-34) ultimately accounted for de Kock (7 off 13 balls). Brendon McCullum (37 off 25 balls) and Kohli (37 off 26 balls) put on a 60 run partnership, and just as they were trying to tee off, Hardik Pandya (3-28) took three wickets in an over to peg RCB back.

But a swashbuckling 23 off 10 balls by Colin de Grandhomme led the Challengers to a competitive 7-167 in 20 overs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (7-167, Manan Vohra 45, H.Pandya 3-28) beat Mumbai Indians (7-153, Hardik Pandya 50, Tim Southee 2-25) by 14 runs.

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