IPL 2016 Match 14: Five turning points of RCB vs MI
Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai just a few moments ago. It was an excellent display by Mumbai Indians bowlers to restrict the Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up before their batsmen chased the target with ease.
- Good batting by top three batsmen of RCB
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to field. In place of Chris Gayle, Royal Challengers brought in KL Rahul. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul gave the team a positive start with KL Rahul smashing 23 runs in 13 balls with 2 boundaries and 2 sixes. KL Rahul was dismissed at the score of 32. After that De Villers and Kohli played some excellent shots to put pressure on Mumbai Indians bowlers. De Villers and Kohli put on 59 runs for the second wicket with De Villiers as the dominating partner.
- Mumbai Indians bowlers pegging the scoring with crucial wickets
As Royal Challengers were looking to score a big total, Krunal Pandya picked two crucial wickets of Kohli and De Villiers in the 11th over which put pressure on Royal Challengers batsmen. Watson and Travis Head were struggling to score runs. In the 14th over Bumrah picked the important wicket of Watson who scored only 5 runs off 11 balls. Mumbai Indians bowlers put pressure on Travis Head which put pressure on Royal Challengers team.
- Key partnership between Sarfaraz Khan and Travis Head
After the fall of Watson wicket, Sarfraz Khan, and Travis Head took the time to settle. Travis Head was playing his first match of the tournament. In the last 3 overs, Travis Head and Sarfraz Khan smashed the Mumbai Indians bowlers to all parts of the ground. In the 19th over both of them scored 18 runs which helped Royal Challengers to post a competitive total. Travis Head and Khan put on 62. Both of them were dismissed in the last over. Royal Challengers posted a total of 170.
- Fruitful partnership between Rohit Sharma and Rayadu
Chasing a target of 171, Mumbai Indians got off to a poor start losing the wicket of Parthiv Patel. After that Rohit Sharma and Rayadu started to play aggressive strokes which put Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers under. Both of them put on 76 runs for the second wicket in 9 overs. Before getting out Rayadu had scored 31 runs which helped Mumbai Indians to put them on course for a victory. Rohit Sharma played some wonderful strokes which put Royal Challengers bowlers under a lot of pressure.
- Rohit Sharma captain’s knock
Rohit Sharma played a captain’s innings in today’s match. Rohit Sharma lost Parthiv Patel early. Rohit Sharma took the time to settle. After settling in he took the bowlers on especially Varun Aaron. He created pressure by hitting sixes and fours. His innings ensured that Mumbai Indians were on course for a victory. He completed his half-century off 37 balls. He continued to play big strokes before getting out for 62 to Abdulla. Pollard finished the job hitting the winning runs.
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