Match – 31 RCB VS MI : Hardik Pandya stuns RCB as MUMBAI INDIANS win by 5 wickets with an over to spare

TOSS: MI wins the toss and decides to bowl

Skipper Virat Kohli & Parthiv Patel comes out to open for RCB

Virat goes out to a beautiful delivery as Jason Behrendorff bowls an in-swinger and Virat edges it to the keeper De Kock as he goes for 8. AB De Villiers comes in at 3. RCB 12/1

At the end of Powerplay – RCB 44/1

Wicket! Hardik Pandya gets Parthiv Patel as he bowls a short of length ball and Parthiv hits that straight to Suryakumar Yadav at point. Parthiv goes for 28. Moeen Ali comes in. RCB has to get to a big total considering the strong and deep batting lineup of MI. RCB 49/2

“The AB & Moeen Show” begins as RCB are showering boundaries here in the Wankhede stadium. RCB 119/2 after 15 overs

Lasith Malinga to AB de Villiers in T20 cricket

Balls 71

Runs 133

Wickets 1

Average 133.00

Run Rate 11.23

Balls Per Wicket 71.0

Twin 50s for ABD & Moeen Ali as RCB towards a big total

Slower ball does the trick!

If you’re not getting runs off Bumrah who would you go after? Malinga right! Moeen just did that but didn’t hit that quit well so he goes for 50. Marcus Stoinis is in. RCB 144/3

Wicket! Malinga gets another as Marcus Stoinis was new to the crease he just tries to push that towards mid-wicket gets top edge and skipper Rohit Sharma didn’t drop either. He goes for duck. RCB 151/4

What-a-throw by Kieron Pollard as he direct hits the stump from long-on and ABD falls inches short as he goes for 75. RCB 169/5

Nath goes as well!

Malinga is turning things around for Mumbai Indians in the last over where Akshadeep Nath tries to pull but Keeper De Kock takes a stunner to remove him. RCB 169/6

Third wicket in the over!

Pawan Negi tries to pull it but gets in the air for a while and falls straight to bucket of De Kock. RCB 169/7

RCB falters at the end as they finish 171/7 after 20 overs

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MI needs 172 runs to win off 120 balls

Skipper Rohit Sharma & De Kock comes out to the crease for MI

Mumbai Indians came out all guns blazing what-a-start! 50 comes up for MI after 4.3 overs

At the end of POWERPLAY – MI are racing away towards the target as they’re 67/0 after 6 overs.

Knocked him over!

Wohooo first ball wicket for Moeen Ali, ohh what a big turn. Rohit didn’t see that coming and gets his stumps shattered. You talk about day this is the perfect day for Moeen Ali as he has batted so beautifully and now when team needed someone to step up, he comes out to perform as well. He goes for 28. MI 70/1

Moeen strikes the second one!

Just as i was praising him for his fantastic bowling he comes back to gets De Kock out as plumb as you can get. Ahhh all smiles in RCB camp. Still they know the danger is there yet. De Kock goes for 40. MI 71/2

Shandar Ishan! As he’s dealing in boundaries only. This must be hurting RCB. They needs to get as much as wickets to put pressure back to the hosts.

Finally Chahal gets Ishan Kishan! As he was charging downtown and Chahal bowled a quicker outside off delivery to out stumped him. He has done his work as he goes for a well made 21 off just 9 balls. MI 104/3

Equation says 68 runs required off 56 balls

Yuzi Chahal strikes back to get Suryakumar Yadav for 29 as he dances down the track and uppishly drives it to the long-off fielder.

Wicket! Krunal Pandya goes as he wasn’t connecting the ball well and

There was a boundary but there was a wicket as well. Krunal, who was struggling, fell to Siraj. Now Hardik and Pollard are out there with MI needs 22 runs off 12 balls.

Pawan Negi to bowl the pen-ultimate over! This is the game changing moment here for either of them, MI are favourites here i guess as they’ve the best finishers at the crease. RCB needs to do something surprising to pull off a victory here!

ALL OVER for RCB as MI win by 5 wickets

Dot, 6, 4, 4, 6, wide, 1

Hardik Pandya finishes it off in style. He hammers Negi to get the 22 runs in the over and MI win with an over to spare. Now here’s the question why the over was given to Negi? Exactly He was too short and it was all too easy for Hardik. Didn’t even blink and finished it off without any trouble.

Hardik Pandya, The finisher!!!!

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Man of the match: Lasith Malinga for his spell : 4-0-31-4

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