Harshal Patel’s sensational hat-trick and Glenn Maxwell’s all-round dominance were the talking points as the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 39 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Dubai on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians started well to chase 166 runs scored by RCB. In early 2 overs, Mumbai Indians could do only 10 runs, but further captain Rohit Sharma scored three fours off Kyle Jamieson in the third over. On the side, Quinton de Kock also scored runs nicely and MI passed fifty in five overs.
Then, the match started turning in favour of RCB. After the powerplay, Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Quinton de Kock as Maxwell took a fine running catch.
RCB’ s next target was Rohit and Maxwell got the big wicket of Rohit who scored 43 runs.
Harshal drew the curtains on MI with a spectacular hat-trick. The right-arm pacer first dismissed Hardik as captain Kohli took the catch, then had Kieron Pollard, disturbing the timber and then completed the hat-trick, trapping Rahul Chahar before the wickets.
Chahal then had the wicket of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal sealed the win for RCB, dismissing Adam Milne.
Virat Kohli got an early reprieve after Rahul Chahar, despite all his efforts, could not hold on to a difficult chance. While Kohli survived, MI managed to strike early as Bumrah dismissed Devdutt Padikkal in the second over.
MI managed to break the partnership in the ninth over as Rahul Chahar got Bharat out for 32.
AB de Villiers joined Maxwell in the middle after Kohli got out and he hit a six & a four off Bumrah in the 17th over.
Maxwell then went after Milne, who bowled the 18th over, creaming a six and two fours to bring up a 33-ball fifty.
Bumrah dismissed both Maxwell and ABD in the penultimate over, conceding just six runs before Trent Boult a three-run final over and scalped a wicket as MI limited RCB to 165/6.
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/6 (Glenn Maxwell 56, Virat Kohli 51; Jasprit Bumrah 3/36) beat Mumbai Indians 111 all out (Rohit Sharma 43, Quinton de Kock 24; Harshal Patel 4/17) by 54 runs.