IPL 2019 Match 31 Report: Royal Challengers Bangalore Handed Yet Another Defeat By Mumbai

Royal Challengers Bangalore faced another defeat in the tournament. This is their seventh defeat and they need to win all the six upcoming games to make a way for playoffs. A match-winning cameo by Hardik Pandya handed the win to Mumbai Indians in a crucial situation. AB De Villiers stood as the second batsman to slam 200 sixes in IPL after Chris Gayle.

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Hardik Pandya slammed an unbeaten 37 and Quinton De Kock slammed 40 runs to stand as the top scorer for Mumbai Indians. Lasith Malinga was awarded the man of the match for his mind-blowing 4-wicket haul by conceding 31 runs. The half-centuries by AB De Villiers 75 and Moeen Ali 50 went futile to hand RCB the most needed win.

Mumbai Indians won the toss and chose to field. They succeeded to restrict the Bangalore team to 171/7 and chased the total from 19 overs. Though Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar were wicketless, they were impressed with the ball. Malinga picked Marcus Stoinis and Moeen Ali. Moeen Ali strived hard to slam 50 off 32 balls after the dismissal of the captain Virat Kohli. In the final over, Malinga finished his spell with two scalps and figures 4/31.

AB De Villiers slammed the crucial score, 75 runs, and Parthiv Patel added 28 runs to give a decent score after the dismissal of the captain.

Rohit Sharma added 28 runs and Quinton De Kock added 40 runs to add a decent score to chase 172 runs. At the last moment, Hardik Pandya added unbeaten 37 runs to hand the team the fifth win off eight games in the tournament. Moeen Ali picked the wickets of Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma. Yuzwendra Chahal also picked two scalps. Their combined figures are 4/45.

Chahal picked the wickets of Ishan Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav. He bowled 12 dot balls and picked 2/27. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya slammed Pawan Negi with 2 sixes from a single over when the team is in tough phase. Moeen Ali did a good supportive performance for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 50 runs off 32 balls and picking 2 wickets. Yuzwendra Chahal said that they still have hopes for playoffs and have six games to play.

AB De Villiers made an outstanding performance by slamming 75 runs off 51 balls with six fours and four sixes.

Brief scores

Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/7 in 20 overs  AB De Villiers 75, Moeen Ali 50, Lasith Malinga 4/31

Mumbai Indians 172/5 in 19 overs, Rohit Sharma 28, Quinton De Kock 40, and Hardik Pandya 37*, Yuzwendra Chahal 2/27, Moeen Ali 2/18

Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets