IPL 2019 RCB vs MI: Twitter reacts as MI clinch a humdinger in Bangalore

A thriller took place in Bangalore as the 7th match of IPL 2019 went right down to the wire. Mumbai Indians inflicted their first win of the season while Royal Challengers Bangalore were left stranded.

Rohit Sharma, having lost the toss, came out to bat alongside Quinton de Kock. The opening pair was aggressive from the beginning. Rohit took the charge first and then de Kock too chipped in. During the fielding restrictions, they managed to put 52 runs on the board. Yuzvendra Chahal gave RCB the first breakthrough in the 7th over when he castled de Kock for 23.

The MI captain was looking all set for a big knock. But Umesh Yadav cut short his innings to 48 in the 11th over. Suryakumar Yadav, after getting his eye in, began to open up. Yuvraj Singh slammed 3 consecutive sixes to Chahal but in the hunt for another, he was caught at long-off. All of a sudden, MI lost Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and Mitchell McClenaghan in quick succession.

After 18 overs, MI reached 157/7. The hopes of the visitors reaching a big score rested heavily on the shoulders of Hardik Pandya. The right-hander delivered big time as 30 runs were scored in the last 2 overs. Hardik’s knock of 32 from 14 helped MI getting to 187/8.

In reply, RCB had a decent start as Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel struck a few boundaries early. But Moeen had to go back as Rohit’s direct hit sent him packing for 13. Kohli, who pushed himself to No.3 in this game, was in a sublime touch from the beginning. He slammed 3 fours in Jasprit Bumrah’s over as the score reached 60/1 after the powerplay.

As soon as the fielding restrictions were lifted, Parthiv departed for 31 off the bowling of Mayank Markande. The MI spinners applied the pressure which meant that the required run-rate climbed. AB de Villiers struggled initially for timing but found his touch soon, However, Bumrah caught the big fish when he removed Kohli for 46 in the 14th over.

ABD kept going and kept his side in the game. Bumrah gave away just 6 runs from his last 2 overs and pulled things back whenever de Villiers threatened. It was down to 17 from the last over that was bowled by Lasith Malinga. The first ball went for a six but de Villiers and Shivam Dube could collect just singles off the remaining balls.

RCB vs MI Match Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl first

Mumbai Indians: 187/8 in 20 overs

Rohit Sharma 48 (33), Suryakumar Yadav 38 (24)

Yuzvendra Chahal 38/4 (4), Umesh Yadav 26/2 (4)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 181/5 in 20 overs

AB de Villiers 70* (41), Virat Kohli 46 (32)

Jasprit Bumrah 20/3 (4), Mayank Markande 23/1 (3)

Mumbai Indians won by 6 runs

Player of the Match: Jasprit Bumrah


Twitterati hailed Bumrah but slammed the umpires






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