Four-time champions Mumbai Indians were defeated in the Super Over by Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli on Monday in a very exciting IPL-13 match. The victory in the match played in Dubai helped the Bangalore team register their second win in the 13th season of the IPL.
RCB team scored 201 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs after which Mumbai Indians tied the match by scoring the same number of runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. The winner is decided by super over in which Mumbai scored 7 runs in the super over of Navdeep Saini and Bangalore won on the final ball with Virat’s four.
Mumbai Indians Need 80 Runs in The Last 4 Overs
Mumbai Indians needed 80 runs to win in the last 4 overs but Kieran Pollard hit 3 sixes and 1 four in the 17th over of Adam Zampa helped MI to gain some momentum. In the next over of Yuzvendra Chahal, Pollard hit 2 and Kishan hits 1 six and now Mumbai needed 31 runs off the final 12 balls. Navdeep Saini conceded 12 runs in the 19th over. Mumbai then needed 19 runs in the last over.
In the last over of Isuru Udana, Kishan hit a six on the third and fourth ball but he was caught out on a personal score of 99 on the 5th ball. He hit 2 fours and 9 sixes in his phenomenal innings of 58 balls.
Bangalore Gave a Target of 202 Runs
With half-centuries from opener Aaron Finch, Devadatta Padikkal and Mr. 360 AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a strong score of 201 for 3 in 20 overs. Finch (52 runs off 35 balls, seven fours and a six) and Devdutt Padikkal (54 runs off 40 balls, five fours and 2 sixes) added 81 runs for the first wicket to give RCB a positive start. Ab de Villiers 55 off 24 balls including 4 fours and 4 sixes helped RCB to challenger MI with a target of 202 runs.
Padikkal’s Second Fifty of The Season
Young opener Devdutt Padikkal hit two consecutive sixes in Pattinson’s over and then hit a four on Pollard’s ball to complete his second fifty of the tournament. Pollard took a brilliant catch of Padikkal at the boundary line of Boult’s slow ball. He hit five fours and two sixes in his innings of 40 balls.
Virat Kohli Failed to Impress in Third Consecutive Match
RCB captain Virat Kohli failed for the third time in three consecutive matches. He played a small inning of 11 balls full of struggle and made only three runs gave a simple catch to Rohit Sharma standing on the covers. Kohli has scored only 18 runs in three matches of IPL. But remember Kohli is still the highest scorer in the IPL’s history.
AB De Villiers Stand Till The End
AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 55-run knock off 24 balls with the help of four fours and four sixes. De Villiers added 62 runs with Padikkal and a 47-run unbroken partnership with Shivam Dubey. Shivam Dubey also made an individual contribution of 27 runs off 10 balls with the help of three sixes.
For Mumbai, Trent Boult took two wickets for 24 runs but James Pattinson and Pacer Jasprit Bumrah could not leave their impact in the match. De Villiers scored 18 runs in the over of Jasprit Bumrah with the help of two sixes and fours. He also hit a skyscraper six on the Trent Boult’s ball and then completed his half-century in the next over of Bumrah with a six that went 90 meters away. Dubey hit three sixes in the last over of Pattinson’s to take the team’s score to 201 runs.
Man of the Match
AB de Villiers is awarded Man of the Match award for his match-winning knock of 55* off 24 deliveries with a strike rate of 229.17 which includes 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Mann Singh, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dubey, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians (MI)
Quinton De Kock (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah