Suryakumar Yadav’s beautiful 35-ball 83 and Nehal Wadhera’s unbeaten 52 handed Mumbai Indians a complete six-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League on Tuesday. A fourth century stand of the season between Faf du Plessis (65 off 41) and Glenn Maxwell (68 off 33) took Royal Challengers Bangalore to 199 for 5 after Mumbai put them in to bat. Chasing 200, Mumbai Indians maintained their impeccable report of not shedding to RCB on the Wankhede Stadium since IPL 2015, racing to victory in 16.3 overs. The victory lifted Mumbai Indians to the third spot within the factors desk, because the five-time champions now have 12 factors from 11 video games.
RCB slipped to the seventh spot with 10 factors from 11 matches.
Suryakumar struck six sixes and 7 fours in his sensational effort whereas including 140 runs for the third wicket in solely 66 balls with Wadhera. Promoted at No 4, Wadhera, who was dropped on 16 on a tricky return likelihood by Wanindu Hasaranga (2/53), went on to boost his second fifty of the season. The left-handed batter struck 4 fours and three sixes to make 52 not out off 34 balls.
After their bowlers sparked a comeback of kinds within the first half of the sport, Mumbai Indians by no means regarded beneath any strain with their reshuffled batting order clicking collectively, regardless of Rohit Sharma’s bizarre run persevering with.
The Mumbai Indians’ captain Sharma was dismissed for under seven, however a brisk begin supplied by Ishan Kishan (42) and a sturdy stand for the third wicket shut RCB out of the sport.
RCB had been cruising in the direction of an enormous complete at one stage when MI fought again to use brakes, and the guests’ failure to placed on even 200 got here again to harm them.
Hasaranga struck twice contained in the fifth over to halt Mumbai’s cost, getting Ishan Kishan caught behind after a fast 21-ball 42 and Rohit Sharma (7), as MI ended powerplay at 62/2.
Kishan hit 4 sixes and as many fours, contributing closely in his 51-run opening stand with Sharma, who was dismissed for a fifth consecutive single-digit rating.
Suryakumar accomplished his fourth fifty of the season and third right here on the Wankhede, off solely 26 balls.
Earlier, RCB had been rocked early by Jason Behrendorff (4-0-36-3) who struck twice within the powerplay, earlier than du Plessis (65 off 41) and Maxwell (68 off 33) teamed as much as expose MI’s bowling troubles as soon as once more whereas taking advantage of the proper batting situations.
Du Plessis and Maxwell added 120 runs for the fourth wicket off simply 62 balls, powering RCB’s cost after Mumbai Indians made early inroads with Virat Kohli (1) and Anuj Rawat (6) falling early. Maxwell was in his component as he performed some excellent strokes, hitting 4 sixes and eight fours to report his fourth half-century this season.
On the opposite hand, du Plessis, dropped by Nehal Wadhera within the first over when he was but to open his account, was equally spectacular together with his strokeplay, attacking quick bowlers and spinners alike to get to his sixth half-century.
Du Plessis additionally prolonged his lead on the high of the checklist for the very best run-getters this yr, reaching 576 runs in 11 matches at a mean of 64.
But to their credit score, MI fought again within the second half to dismiss Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror (1) and du Plessis in fast succession, which halted RCB’s cost as they may not transcend the 200-run mark, which at one stage regarded possible.
Mumbai Indians’ bowlers did effectively to permit solely 68 runs within the final seven overs, placing up a far improved efficiency with the ball.
RCB slipped from 131/2 after 13 overs to 146/5 within the fifteenth earlier than Dinesh Karthik (30 off 18 balls) did effectively to banish his bizarre run with the bat.
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