Match no. 7 – RCB VS MI : A BUMRAH special and the vintage MALINGA gets win amidst No-ball controversy

Build up

India’s captain is up against India’s limited-overs vice-captain tonight in another clash of the biggies. Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have made a losing start.

Bumrah puzzle

We all know what bumrah is capable of and the balance that he gives to the team when he’s playing not only provide confidence but also the sense of relief to the captain. So Come on lets see what happens today.

Toss – RCB opt to bowl

Teams:

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Openers shine

De Kock and Captain Rohit Sharma comes to the crease.

Saini is bowling really well with 140 kph+ and accurate length. De kock shot straight to CDG at mid-wicket where he drops the chance.

Now it all depends upon yuzi chahal.

Chahal knocks him over

After got beaten up De kock once again tries to reverse sweep but the ball skides and the leg stump is rattled. Banggg it was a straight delivery.53/1 de kock gone for 23.

Suryakumar yadav comes in at 3.

Umesh strikes

Rohit was playing so well until this shot of length delivery wide of off stump, he tries to pull but doesn’t get proper connection and gets caught.

Red army are on their feet.

Rohit gone for 48.

Its 87/2.

Yuvi comes in.

6,6,6, and it’s balle balle balle in the crowd

Yuvi does it again. He reminds me of 6 sixes against stuart broad.

Yuzi can’t believe he has been tormented for 3 consecutive sixes.

Oh my gosh! Will it happen again?

The flurry of sixes first one on the leg side that’s what happen when you bowls short to yuvi , second one straight down the ground like an arrow and third one on long on on to the second tier.

It’s a do or die situation for yuzi.

He bowls a flighted delivery away from off stump and yuvi goes banggg! For a moment everyone thought it for a six but that wasn’t happening and a spectacular catch means yuvi is gone for 23.

Yuzi gets relieved.

It’s 124/3.

Windies pal Pollard comes in.

Yuzi strikes again

Bowls a flighted delivery and survyakumar goes for it and balls travels million miles in the air and moeen ali takes a comfortable catch.

Surya gone for 38.

Pandya comes in.

Another one bites the dust

Pollard looked to heive but falls short he goes for 5.

Another Pandya brother comes to the crease.

145/5

What a catch!

Umesh bowls a bouncer to krunal and he hits it to fine legs it apppears to be going for a six but heyy wait what a spectacular catch taken. How close he was to the boundary line An inch i reckon.

146/6

Now Siraj strikes

Bowls a fifth stump delivery and mitchell can’t do anything he chops it on to the stumps.

RCB ARE ON A ROLL.

Hardik plays a blinder!

He is playing a hell of an innings.

Puts his weight behind the line and clear cow cover and where the ball lands, it lands into the triple tier!

Oh godness gracious!!!

He has made an impact today.

MI overs -20 – 187/8

“We talk about match winning impact, this is one of those i reckon”

RCB needs 188 to win

Moeen ali and Parthiv patel comes to the party

What a blunder!

It can’t get worse than this! After a good start Parthiv places ball straight to captain rohit where he starts off without much anticipation and rohit throws straight to stumps and moeen falls short.he was looking dangerous today.

It’s 27/1 Virat comes in at no. 3

Best Batsman v/s Best Bowler

Virat vs bumrah

We have seen them teasing each other in the ads. But now it’s different.

Kohli starts with a flurry of boundaries off bumrah.

Marakande breaks through

He bowls Outside off stump delivery and Parthiv tries to cut but fail and gets chooped on to stump.

He’s a partnership breaker i reckon.ABD comes in.

67/2

Virat gets past 5000 runs

Bumrah gets Chiku

After being hit for 3 boundaries he comes back with a short of length bowl and kohli tries to pull bht gets leading edge and goes for 46.Just See the celebration of Mumbai indians they know the importance of this wicket.hetmyer comes to crease. its 116/3

Meanwhile ABD completes 4000 runs in IPL

40 from 3 overs. Game on!

AB de Villiers have remained unbeaten 15 times in run chases in IPL – his side went on to win all 15 matches.

BUMRAH is on fireeee

He gets the man, hetmyer gone.CDG comes to crease.

147/4

ABD is champ

ABD hits 2 consecutive sixes of Hardik Pandya’s over which brings equation to 22 to get in 2 overs.

Having a hard time focusing at work. My head is buried into my phone. One over is all it takes to change the course of the match.

Boom Boom Bumrah

Bowls a short of length ball wide of off stump and CDG has to play and deep mid wicket fielder makes no mistake.just 4 runs of this over.dube comes in.

169/5Harsha bhoggle Whenever there is trouble, eyes move towards Bumrah. And he always delivers. This time the pupil lead the way and the master (Malinga) held his nerve.

Now equation is RCB requires 17 runs off last 6 balls to win

17 from 6 balls. Rohit, Bumrah and Malinga have a conflab. AB is not on strike remember. The crowd are feeling the tension. Has someone pressed the mute button at Chinnaswamy?

Malinga to bowl the final over

1st ball and dube takes him on for the six hell yeah!!! this is just the match that every cricket fan wants!

Final bowl 7 runs required

Pin point yorker which means dube can’t get enough of it.

MI wins by 6 runs

Wait wait wait what????

That was a front foot no-ball!!!

Umpire hasn’t recognised that.

Virat kohli is furious and why not.

We got a perfect match here but this is going to be remembered as an incident not as nail-biting game.

Virat Kohli: We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call (last ball). If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there.

The red army is dumbstruck about what happened here.

Stat of the Match:

Virat Kohli became the second batsman to score 5000 runs in the IPL. The only other batsman to reach the milestone previously was Suresh Raina.

Brief Scores:

Mumbai Indians: 187-8 (Rohit Sharma 48, Suryakumar Yadav 38, Hardik Pandya 32*, Yuzvendra Chahal 4-38) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore: 181-5 (Parthiv Patel 31, Virat Kohli 46, AB de Villiers 70*) by 6 runs.

Man of the Match:

Jasprit Bumrah, for his spell of 4-0-20-3.

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