IPL 2018, 31st Match, Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Mumbai Indians
Tuesday 1st May, Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Match Review :
The Royal Challengers Bengaluru clinched a crucial victory over the Mumbai Indians here at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Having won the toss the visitors decided to field first on Typical Bengaluru wicket. Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock opened the innings. Manan Vohra got off to a good start and kept the Bengaluru scorecard ticking, De Kock, on the other hand, struggled to find the middle of his bat. Vohra scored quick fire 45 of 31 balls including 2 4s and 4 6s, before getting out to Krunal Pandya. McCallum and Virat Kohli scored at a good rate and took the attack to the Mumbai Indians. McCallum made the most of a no-ball bowled by Hardik Pandya by hitting 6s of both the no-ball and the free hit. Virat Kohli too, looked in sublime touch. However, the Royal Challengers Bengaluru lost their way after McCallum got out. Mandeep Singh and Virat Kohli too, got out in the quest of some quick runs. In the end, they managed to score a 167/7 in their 20 overs. Colin de Grandhomme smashed 23 of 10 balls involving 3 sixes. He too, just like McCallum, made most out of the no ball bowled by Mitchell McClenaghan.
The Mumbai Indians didn’t get the start they wanted. They lost Ishan Kishan to the very first ball he faced. Suryakumar Yadav(9), the other opener and Rohit Sharma(0) got out of consecutive balls, pushing Mumbai Indians into deep trouble. Kieron Pollard joined JP Duminy at the Crease, these two tried to consolidate the innings but that didn’t work. Pollard got out to a nothing delivery from Siraj and Duminy run out. The Pandya Brothers took the chase forward for the Mumbai Indians and kept the match interesting. Krunal Pandya tried to be cheeky and lost his wicket to Siraj in the 19th over. Mumbai Indians needed 24 in the final over and Hardik Pandya was out for the first ball of the final over. Ben Cutting can only manage so much, scoring 10 of the next 5 balls. The Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the match by 14 runs and keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Match Summary :
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 167/7 in 20 overs ( Vohra 45, Kohli 32, Grandhomme 23, H Pandya 3-28)
Mumbai Indians 153/7 in 20 overs ( H Pandya 50, Southee 2-25, Umesh Yadav 2-29, Siraj 2-28)
By 14 runs.
Player of the Match :
Tim Southee – Royal Challengers Bengaluru
Orange Cap :
Ambati Rayudu – Chennai Super Kings
Purple Cap :
Siddarth Kaul – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Quinton de Kock, Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Pawan Negi, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers, Murugan Ashwin
Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman, Rahul Chahar, Saurabh Tiwary, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Akila Dananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Adam Milne, Evin Lewis
Image Credits : BCCI