RCB helpless ahead of Bumrah, scored 164 for 6 wickets
In front of Jaspreet Bumrah (14/3), none of the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen could stand except for Devdutt Padikkal. The effect was that after a good start RCB went beyond 200 to score 164 runs for 6 wickets. For that, Padikkal scored 74 runs in 45 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six. He added 71 runs for the first wicket with Josh Phillip (33). After this RCB’s middle order collapsed and the Mumbai bowlers kept the pressure on. Bumrah took 3 wickets for just 14 runs in 4 overs.
Good start for RCB
Padikkal started with a four 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. After that, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar lured Phillip who missed the effort to go ahead but Quinton de Kock missed a stumping.
However, from the other end, Padikkal took Chahar to 16 runs in the 15th over with a six and two fours. He completed his IPL career in 30 balls and the fourth half century of the season.
Bumrah completed century by dismissing Virat Kohli
Captain Virat Kohli (9) could not last, which was caught by Bumrah in the hands of Saurabh Tiwari. The interesting thing is that this is Bumrah’s 100th IPL century, while the first wicket was also Virat.
4 runs out, 35 runs in 5 overs
RCkey lost four middle-order wickets early. RCB’s score was 138 for 6 with AB de Villiers (15), Shivam Dubey (two), Padikkal and Chris Morris (four) returning to the pavilion. The effect was that only 35 runs were scored in the last five overs.
Mumbai’s top-3 batsmen were out
Opener Quinton de Kock and Ishaan Kishan could not raise their scores after a good start. De Kock was dismissed by Siraj after scoring 18 runs, while Kishan (19 balls, 25 runs) was returned by Yuzvendra Chahal. After this, Saurabh Tiwari (5) was caught by Siraj in the hands of Padikkal.
Suryakumar’s match-winning innings
Suryakumar Yadav completed his 29-ball half-century in the 16th over with Mohammad Siraj hitting 3 fours. His stormy batting had the effect that Mumbai were just 27 runs away from victory in the last 3 overs. Stan scored six runs in the 18th over, including Surya’s six. Mumbai needed 16 runs to win the last two overs, which they managed to win the match despite losing the wicket of Hardik Pandya (17) with 5 balls to spare. Surya hit the winning four.