Royal Challengers Bangalore won the latest IPL match against Mumbai Indians at their home ground by 14 runs. The team scored 167 runs for 7 wickets batting first. The inning had high score from Manan Vohra, who knocked 45 runs. Chasing the score, Mumbai Indian batsman Hardik Pandya thumped a half-century, but it could not help the team to scale its winning runs. Bangalore bowlers had a good dominance over the players with Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj taking down two wickets each. Yadav had Rohit Sharma’s wicket in his first delivery. Although, this is only the third win for Bangalore in the current season, the match cornered Mumbai in the IPL 2018 points chart so far.
Bangalore started sturdy in the match, but Quinton de Kock’s struggle in the opening stand was clearly apparent. He played along side Vohra in the five over stand contributing only 7 off 38 runs. The latter, on the other hand, played until the ninth over hauling the score to 61. The mid overs were dominated by Brandon McCullum and Virat Kohli forging a strong partnership. McCullum scored 37 off 25, while Kohli thumped 32 off 26 balls. The captain played until the 18th over to pull up the score. It was Colin de Grandhomme, who smashed sturdy runs in the final overs. He hammered three sixes in his flashy addition of 23 runs playing 10 balls. In the last five overs, Bangalore scored 62 runs.
Umesh Yadav, particularly, came up with an impressive attack. In the first over of the chase, he took down Ishan Kishan at duck. The wicket saga continued to Rohit Sharma as the third wicket to fall in the line-up and the second to duck. In between, Tim Southee bowled Yadav. JP Duminy started the partnership with Keiron Pollard, but finally it was Pandya, who steered the inning. There was also the partnership between the Pandya brothers, Krunal and Hardik pulling the chase to good heights. Tim Southee bowled with strong economy while taking two wickets. Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj also bowled brilliant deliveries. Yujvendra Chahal strangulated Mumbai players with the best economy of 5.75.
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