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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli is currently not in a great space of mind after a howler from on-field umpire cost them the match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Soon after the game, Virat Kohli slammed the umpires and also barged at the match-commissioners room to register his protest. However, it seems like he has left that behind and is having a good time with his teammates.
Meanwhile, batting first, Mumbai Indians posted 187 runs on the board after a late cameo by Hardik Pandya. Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock provided a good start before Yuzvendra Chahal provided the first breakthrough for the home side. Despite that, Suryakumar Yadav and Yuvraj Singh kept going at the bowlers. Chahal kept nerves and hold his composure to bag four wickets in quick succession to bring the Royal Challengers in the game. But a late surgent from Hardik Pandya (32 off 14) helped Mumbai Indians finish on a high.
Umpiring howler cost RCB the match
During the chase, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a good start despite losing Moeen Ali early on. Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel kept their side in the hunt. They put the odd deliveries to the boundary before Mayank Markande cleaned up the southpaw. Since then, AB de Villiers joined Virat Kohli in the middle, and they led the charge to victory. It was an epic duel between Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, but the latter had the last laugh as he got the India skipper out with a bouncer. AB de Villiers kept the home side in the game till the last over, but an outstanding display of death bowling won it for Mumbai Indians.
Meanwhile, replays after the match showed that the last ball bowled by Lasith Malinga was a no ball. Umpire S Ravi failed to pick it up which cost Royal Challengers Bangalore their game. Virat Kohli slammed the umpires at the post-match presentation saying that this is not club cricket and this kind of outcome is not expected.
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