IPL 2019: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match Review

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IPL 2019: 31st Match, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Review 

IPL 2019: 31st Match, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Review
Mumbai Indians. Photo by Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

IPL 2019: 31st Match, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Review; That could be an end of the season for Royal Challengers Bangalore. They were outsmarted by Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium thus losing their 7th game in the season. It was collective bowling and batting effort from Mumbai Indians’ facing RCB in the 31st games of the tournament.

Turning Point of the match:

The knock of Hardik Pandya is well a turning point of the match. In fact, the batting heroics of the openers have also been the turning point as well. There are quite a moments, which went in the favour of Mumbai Indians throughout the game. The final few overs from Malinga was also brilliant for Mumbai.

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2nd Innings

In reply to the chase, Mumbai Indians got a blistering opening partnership from Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma saw them starting things off in a style. However, it was Moeen Ali, who knocked out Rohit Sharma to make things fall in place.

Despite the wicket, Ishant Kishan and Surya Kumar Yadav never stopped themselves from whacking the ball to all corners of the park. Ishan Kishan played a cameo while Surya Kumar has been brilliant in striking the ball nonchalantly.

IPL 2019: 31st Match, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match Review
Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

In between, Moeen Ali bowled a sensational spell by giving the breakthroughs for the team when it mattered the most. Then it was Chahal, who got the better of Ishan Kishan in the end.

Despite the wickets, Hardik Pandya stood like a warrior in the middle, who whacked runs at a good strike rate to finish things for Mumbai Indians. It is one of those days, where every cricketer did brilliantly for Mumbai Indians.


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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – 1st Innings

Initially, it was Rohit Sharma, who won the toss, elected to field first, as there is rich history for chasing teams in Wankhede Stadium. Meanwhile, the flamboyant striker of the ball Virat Kohli walked back for a cheap score when Jason Behrendorff bowled a peach of the delivery in the third over of the game.

Once again, Parthiv Patel started his innings in a style by whacking those deliveries to the fence with ease. He smashed 4 boundaries and one six in his 28-run knock before being dismissed to Hardik Pandya.

AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore
AB de Villiers (Credits: BCCI)

In between, AB de Villiers played a brilliant inning for the team. Unlike his quick starts, he played with an intent and a bit like run-a-ball knock to settle in the innings/. After scoring 31 runs off 30 balls, he took on Lasith Malinga to whack a massive six while Moeen Ali smashed it brilliantly for the team.

Ali looked in an ominous form, especially, against spinners. His quick knock helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to get 119 runs in the 15 overs before taking the second strategic timeout. In the very next over, Moeen Ali took on Jason to smash 17 runs off the over.

However, Lasith Malinga came to the rescue for Mumbai, who dismissed Moeen Ali in the 17th over of the game. Ali was quickly followed by Marcus Stoinis, who was outfoxed by Lasith’s slower delivery.

In the end, all they manage was 171 runs on the board. It could have been even more if Kieron Pollard didn’t hit the bull-eye when AB de Villiers was on a song.


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