It was a day of poetic justice as Suryakumar Yadav let his bat do the speaking on Wednesday in opposition to Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore to guide Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi. His match-winning 43–ball 79 knock got here proper after the Mumbai cricketer was ignored for choice by BCCI for the upcoming India-Australia collection Down Under.
Surya’s knock was additionally particular as a result of it got here at a time when MI regarded in hassle at 72/Three within the 11th over whereas chasing 165, thanks to Devdutt Padikkal’s 45-ball 74.
However, remainder of the RCB batsmen had been at blame for not consolidating on Padikkal present as Jasprit Bumrah (3/14) spewed out his acquainted dying over magic with 35 runs coming from the final 5 overs.
Chasing 165, Mumbai Indians opening duo Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan couldn’t open their arms like RCB openers earlier and had a gentle partnership of 37 runs earlier than QDK (18 off 19) fell to Mohammed Siraj within the sixth over.
Kishan (25 off 19) adopted two overs later, when his try to step out and hit Yuzvendra Chahal may solely discover toe finish of his bat to be caught at lengthy off.
No.3 Suryakumar Yadav regarded adamant to revive the innings as he took an aggressive stance in opposition to Chahal however wickets stored falling from the opposite finish with Saurabh Tiwari (5) and Krunal Pandya (10) falling to Mohammed Siraj and Chahal respectively.
But there was no stopping SKY on the night time as he continued spewing boundaries, together with three fours off Dale Steyn within the 13th over to take MI to 100. He stitched an vital fifth-wicket 51-run stand with Hadrik Pandya (17 off 15) within the win. Hardik did fall within the closing levels however SKY stayed on to end the job.
Earlier within the first innings, Jasprit Bumrah led the best way with three wickets as MI restricted RCB to 164/6 wickets regardless of the latter regarded set for an even bigger whole earlier than the beginning of the ‘dying’ overs on Wednesday. Bumrah took three for 14 runs as RCB went from 131/3 to 139/6 between the 16th and 18th overs.
RCB had been put in to bat after MI gained the toss and had been off to a powerful begin with openers Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe placing up a partnership of 71 runs in 47 balls. Padikkal then struck up helpful partnerships with RCB captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers however the staff went right into a tailspin after the latter’s dismissal.
De Villiers regarded like he’s on his approach to a giant rating earlier than MI’s stand-in captain Kieron Pollard dismissed him within the 16th over. Bumrah was then introduced again for the 17th and the over ended up being a double-wicket maiden as he obtained Shivam Dube and the large wicket of Padikkal within the over. Boult then dismissed Chris Morris within the 18th over after which Gurkeerat Mann Singh and Washington Sundar took RCB past the 160-run mark.