Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings
Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Devdutt Padikkal for a duck in the first over. However, dropping Virat Kohli was one of the decisive moments in the RCB vs. MI match. Kohli scored a second consecutive 50 after being dropped at 0. His 3rd 50 in IPL 2021 made him the first Indian in T20 cricket to score over 10,000 runs. This remarkable feat will keep his name alive for decades in the annals of cricket.
A 2nd wicket partnership between KS Bharat (32), and Kohli that yielded 68 runs for RCB. It was followed by a 51-run partnership between Kohli and Glenn Maxwell. The latter reached the 50-run mark just after Kohli was dismissed on 51 runs. Bumrah, the only influential bowler for Mumbai Indians, took the wicket of Maxwell at 56 and later AB De Villiers’ at 11. However, RCB had already crossed the 150-run mark by the time De Villiers was dismissed.
Mumbai Indians Innings
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock started quite well for the chasers. They brought the Mumbai Indian scoreline to 56 for nil by the end of the powerplay. However, no other partnerships lasted for long as Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Ishan Kishan (9) and de Kock (24). Then, Maxwell, whose performance was vital in the win, took out Sharma at 43 and Pandya at 5. Contrary to this IPL 2021 match predictions, MI were five wickets down by the time Mohammed Siraj dismissed Suryakumar Yadav at 8. Finally, the innings turned out to be one that Harshal Patel will never forget, as he took a hattrick among the four of the last five wickets.
After the same result in the first match of the 2021 season on April 9th, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 54 runs. Thus, the RCB vs. MI match came to an undesired end for the current Indian Premier League winners who faced the challenge of scoring 166 runs.