IPL: Mumbai Indians Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore By 5 Wickets - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

IPL: Mumbai Indians Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore By 5 Wickets

With the help of Suryakumar Yadav's smashing half-century, Mumbai Indians recorded a five-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a match played in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. 
With this victory, Mumbai Indians are almost certain to reach the playoffs of the 13th season of the IPL T20 cricket tournament. With the help of half-century from opener Devdutt Padikkal, Royal Challengers Bangalore set a target of 165 against Mumbai. In reply, Mumbai won the match by 166 runs for the loss of five wickets in 19.1 overs. Earlier, Bangalore were 164 for six in the allotted 20 overs. With this victory, Mumbai has retained its top spot in the points table. Mumbai have 16 points while Bangalore are second with 14 points.

The Mumbai team had a slow start as they reached the target of 165 runs. The team scored 37 runs in 5.3 overs. On this score, the team lost the wicket of Quinton de Kok. Decock contributed 18 runs. His fellow opener Ishan Kishan was dismissed for 25 off 19 balls with three fours and a six.

But then Suryakumar Yadav attacked the Bangalore bowlers. He hit a half-century off a tumultuous batting and led the team to victory. No other batsman at the opposite end was able to survive on the crease for long but Suryakumar maintained one end till the end. Suryakumar played an unbeaten 79 off 43 balls. Which included 10 fours and three superb sixes. Apart from this, Krunal Pandya contributed 10 and Hardik Pandya 17 runs. For Bangalore, Mohammad Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets each and Chris Morris took one wicket.

Earlier, opener Devdutt Padikkal's superb half-century helped Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 164 for six in the allotted 20 overs. Bangalore were invited to bat first. The opening pair of Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philip came on the field. The duo batted erratically and put on a 71-run stand in just 7.5 overs. Philip played a 33-run innings off 24 balls with four fours and a six. However, Bangalore faltered after Philip was out but Devdutt Padikkal kept one edge.

Padikkal maintained the run pace by batting aggressively. He hit 74 off 45 balls with the help of 12 fours and a six. Captain Virat Kohli was dismissed for nine, AB de Villiers for 15, Shivam Dubey for two and Chris Morris for four. While Gurkirat Singh Mane contributed 14 not out and Washington Sundar 10 not out. For Mumbai, Jaspreet Bumrah took three wickets and Trent Bolt, Rahul Chahar and Kieron Pollard took one wicket each.

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