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Best performances - Batsmen

GJ Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
56(37) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
14 1 1 1 13 5 3 18
V Kohli
V Kohli
51(42) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 8 2 7 8 12 9

Best performances - Bowlers

HV Patel
HV Patel
O3.1
M0
R17
W4
Eco5.36
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YS Chahal
YS Chahal
O4
M1
R11
W3
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: @himanshu_a30

So Royal Challengers wrap up a 54-run win, and it is a memorable game for Harshal especially. And their all-round performance means they zoom up to No. 3 in the points table. But the action continues tomorrow, and until then, it is a good night and goodbye from Shashank, Raghav, Chandan and me, Himanshu!

Glenn Maxwell is the Player of the Match for his all-round Big Show: "It was pretty close [to being the perfect day]. I though the way Virat and KS got us off well... Those switch-hits is something I have worked on... It was the shorter side... And my bowling is something I have worked on. I'm starting to see the rewards now."

Kohli to speak now: "Very happy, especially the way we won. It was a difficult start when we lost Devdutt. He came in the second over to try and get me out... KS came out and played some amazing shots. He took the pressure off me. Maxi's innings was unbelievable. If you don't try and stamp your authority, Bumrah will get over you - that's how good he is! You have to be at you level best. I'd give it a perfect ten tonight. We left out 15 [runs] out there... Those are the things where we feel we can get 20-25 extra runs. I went with my gut feel with DC [Christian]... With his experience and change-ups, he bowled an amazing over... What Harshal did was unbelievable."

Time for the presentations

Rohit: "Is this the first time that RCB have beaten MI both times in the league stage??" --- Right. In fact, it is the first time they have beaten MI twice in an IPL season, including playoffs or semis.

varnit: "SKY and Ishan's bad form is a crucial factor in MI's inferior performance in this leg. Not just MI, I think, it must be concerning Virat as well considering the fact that these guys are part of the Indian T20 WC squad that will be played on the same grounds." --- Well, we just saw Kohli consoling Kishan after the loss, with the latter looking disappointed as well - and no guesses why.

Riyaz: "Seeing MI at 7th spot (on table) in Pain Deep Pain :'("

The hat-trick hero Harshal: "This is my sixth time on a hat-trick, and the first time I got it - really happy! Pollard is someone who can do damage if you bowl in his areas... so that bluff. I think the way Siraj started - he set the tempo for our bowling performance - and the way Chahal and Maxi bowled..."

RCBian: "985730050... that's not my mobile number, MI Score card from 3-10 batting position"

Here's Rohit Sharma speaking after the loss: "Thought it was a fantastic bowling effort. Looked like they were going to get 180. The batters just let us down. The opening issue has been happening consistently. We have to make sure that the batters carry on. I played a bat shot today and got out; I felt that was the game-changing moment. We need to find ways to bounce back from whatever situations we are in. Kishan is a talented player, we just need to understand the freedom he needs, and need to provide him with that. He had a terrific IPL last year... We wanted to give him the opportunity.. He is relatively young and making his way into international cricket."

9.46pm So a comfortable win for Royal Challengers in the end. Mumbai crumble from 79 for 1 to 111 all out in a flash. A hat-trick for Harshal in his haul of 4 for 17, with Maxwell and Chahal applying the brakes too. Just two batters got into double figures for Mumbai, and Royal Challengers nab two crucial points. Mumbai are now seventh on the points table.

18.1
W
Patel to Milne, OUT, and the off stump comes off again! All hands up against another change of pace ball. Milne looks to flick this across the line, but it is a slower ball yet again - in fact, all four of his wickets have now with that lack of pace delivery - as Milne misses and Harshal hits again! Gets his fourth for the day, as Mumbai fold up for their lowest ever score against Royal Challengers in IPL

AF Milne b Patel 0 (14m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Yatrik Govani: "Well you just jinxed it for Harshal. He cannot take 5 now. And also Chahal is here to prove something, so no chance for a 5-for to Harshal!"

END OF OVER:
18 | (wicket maiden) | MI: 111/9 (55 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.16, RRR: 27.50)

  • Trent Boult0 (3b)
  • Adam Milne0 (0b)
  • Yuzvendra Chahal4-1-11-3
  • Harshal Patel3-0-17-3
17.6
0
Chahal to Boult, no run, the legspinner now. Good length ball outside off, and with good bounce and turn away from him. Clipped to midwicket to complete a wicket-maiden
17.5
0
Chahal to Boult, no run, the third umpire goes upstairs after Bharat and Kohli appeal for a stumping. The ball pitches on a full length outside off, and straightens too, with no turn this time. He looks to flick that away, but is beaten. No inside edge there, so no caught behind for sure. His back foot is also grounded when Bharat whips off the bails, so it is not out
17.4
0
Chahal to Boult, no run, flighted, and very full and wide of off. Jammed back toward the non-striker

Boult is the last man. A slip there too

17.3
W
Chahal to Bumrah, OUT, cleans him up! The off stump is down and out. Bumrah goes low to sweep this full ball outside off, which is again coming into him. But he plays too early, and is completely beaten by the turn, as the ball strikes the woodwork behind

JJ Bumrah b Chahal 5 (6m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

17.2
0
Chahal to Bumrah, no run, another wrong 'un. This spins back in off a good length on middle, and takes his front pad

Mumbai 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st57RG SharmaQ de Kock
2nd22RG SharmaIshan Kishan
3rd2SA YadavIshan Kishan
4th12SA YadavKH Pandya
5th4KA PollardSA Yadav
6th9KA PollardHH Pandya
7th0KA PollardAF Milne
8th0AF MilneRD Chahar
9th5AF MilneJJ Bumrah
10th0TA BoultAF Milne