The 39th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 is being played between the defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl first. Asked to bat first, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a fine start as Virat Kohli smashed 42-ball 51 after Devdutt Padikkal was dismissed for a duck. Srikar Bharat also made a promising contribution, having smacked 32 balls off 24 runs.
Glenn Maxwell, who looked out of form in the last couple of matches went on to smash 56 off 37 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes. AB de Villiers, who is currently struggling in the second phase of the tournament could manage only 11 runs off 6 balls.
Meanwhile, AB de Villiers’ son looked upset with his dad’s dismissal as he punched the front seat in little disappointment and immediately felt pain after hitting it with his hand. The video of the same is doing rounds on social media, giving fans a reason to smile during a thriller between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
As long as the match is concerned, currently, Mumbai Indians is in the driver’s seat as both of their openers are looking in great touch. While Rohit Sharma is batting at 30 off 19, Quinton de Kock is reeling at 24 off 23 at the time of writing.
Talking about the IPL 2021 points table, Mumbai Indians is currently placed at the 6th spot with four wins from nine matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore is sitting at the 3rd position with five wins from nine games.