Mumbai Indians failed to keep the momentum of their victory over Chennai Super Kings. They lost their match to Royal Challengers Bangalore by 14 runs yesterday. Royal Challengers Bangalore managed to record another victory in this tournament. This is their third victory in the tournament.Mumbai Indians had a poor start in their chase of 168 runs. Ishan Kishan was dismissed for a golden duck in the spell of Tim Southee. This is his second golden duck against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Surya Kumar Yadav followed Ishan Kishan. They were down by the score of 21 runs for the loss of 3 wickets by the end of the Power Plays and fell to 54/5 later. Rohit Sharma departed for a golden duck as well.
JP Duminy and Hardik Pandya tried to rebuild the innings and Kieron Pollard fell for Mohammad Siraj. Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya sweated hard to make a stand and managed to counterattack Yuzwendra Chahal’s spin. JP Duminy fell for Chahal. Colin De Grandhomme managed to restrict the duo from scoring big. Chahal also bowled some dry overs.
Hardik Pandya managed to score his fifty in the need of the hour but Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj did really well with the ball in the death overs and succeeded to restrict Pandya brothers. They kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and went submissively to the opponents.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to field first. The visitors managed to score 167/7 by contributions of Grandhomme, Kohli, and Brendon Mc Cullum. Kohli dedicated this victory as a birthday gift to his wife.
Royal Challengers Bangalore 167/7 won by 14 runs against Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore Mc Cullum 37, Kohli 32, Grandhomme 23*, Jasprit Bumrah 1/22, Mc Clenaghan 1/34
Mumbai Indians 153/7, Hardik Pandya 50, Duminy 23, Krunal Pandya 23, Tim Southee 2/25, Mohammed Siraj 2/28, and Umesh Yadav 2/29.
Tim Southee was named the player of the match.