Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians in a Super Over thriller on Monday (September 28) on the Dubai International Stadium.
Mumbai Indians who appeared down and out at one stage tied RCB’s whole of 201 because of phenomenal counter-attack from Ishan Kishan (99 off 58 balls) and Keiron Pollard (60 from 24 balls).
In the Super Over, Navdeep Saini was the hero for RCB, as he contained Mumbai to a paltry 7/1. Bumrah, in reply, introduced his facet shut however with RCB needing 6 from Three balls, Ab de Villiers top-edged one for 4 and Kohli hit the final ball for 4 to finish a memorable victory for his facet.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians received the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a good-looking whole of 201/Three from their allotted 20 overs. Both openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch scored sensible fifties to offer a powerful begin to RCB with their 81-run stand. Mumbai Indians threatened to return again into the sport strongly after the short dismissals of Finch and skipper Virat Kohli. Kohli disenchanted once more as he was dismissed for a miserly Three off 11 balls.
Ab de Villiers (55 off 24 balls; 4×4, 6×6) although had different plans as he scored a fast half-century to energy his facet over 200. He was given good firm in the tip by all-rounder Shivam Dube (27 off 10 balls; 4×1, 6×3).
RCB scored 65 runs off the ultimate 4 overs, the place the Mumbai bowlers had been put to the sword. Bumrah’s ultimate two overs went for 35 runs as Mumbai’s tempo spearhead didn’t nail in these trademark yorkers.
Chasing the mammoth 201, Mumbai misplaced skipper Rohit Sharma in simply the second over. Mumbai appeared achieved and dusted with the rating studying 39/3 in the seventh over.
Hardik Pandya (15 off 13; 6×1) and Ishan Kishan then stitched a small stand however the run-rate saved surging. After Pandya’s dismissal, the Windies powerhouse Keiron Pollard got here to the crease however initially, he didn’t get going.
With the results of the match wanting like a foregone conclusion, the duo began swinging their arms with Pollard, particularly taking a liking in direction of RCB’s leg-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Adam Zampa. The Mumbai duo scored 49 runs from the 17th and 18th overs, delivered by the 2 leggies.
With 19 wanted from the ultimate six balls, Kishan hit two consecutive sixes off Udana with 5 wanted from the ultimate two balls. The teenager was dismissed on the penultimate ball however Pollard pulled away the ultimate supply for 4 to take the match into the one over-eliminator.
Ab de Villiers was handed the person of the match award for his frantic knock on the dying.
RCB will take the victory in their stride after they had been destroyed by Kings XI in their final sport. Kohli’s poor run with the bat although, is a trigger for concern. The Indian captain has scored a cumulative 18 runs from his three innings.
Mumbai regardless of the loss, nonetheless will take a look at the positives from the sport. Ishan Kishan, nonetheless solely 22, seems to be like a stable future prospect. Brought into the facet to switch an unfit Saurabh Tiwary, the teenager grabbed the prospect with each arms and was unlucky to overlook out on a effectively deserved century.
The wicketkeeper-batsman can exchange an out of shape Quinton de Kock in Mumbai’s taking part in XI in their subsequent sport in opposition to Kings XI Punjab on Thursday (October 1).