RCB demolish Mumbai with seven-wicket win; go 3rd on the points table as Mumbai languish at the bottom

Anuj Rawat

Anuj Rawat and Kohli took apart the Mumbai Indians to win by 7 wickets going after 152 with 9 balls to spare. The five-time champions were humbled by the RCB bowlers previously with just Suryakumar Yadav revealing grit as he scored as unbeaten 68. RCB started their chase sluggish, however Rawat and Kohli stepped up with an 80-run partnership that saw them reach within touching distance of the target. Mumbai discovered themselves in unfamiliar area as they were outplayed with the bat, ball and the field to end up appearing like a below par team.It is four in four for Mumbai Indians as they lose their 4th game on the trot to post their worst start ever. After loses to Delhi, Rajasthan and KKR, Mumbai were looking to turn things around against RCB, who came into the match after consecutive victories versus Kolkata and Rajasthan.For Mumbai, it was a batting collapse with Suryakumar Yadav’s type the only solace. RCB’s bowlers were mostly on song particularly Harshal Patel and Wanindu Hasaranga, but Siraj was yet once again pricey as he handed out 51 runs from his 4 overs without getting any wickets.Mumbai’s innings was

everything about two partnerships. The very first was a 50-run collaboration for the first wicket between openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. They were off to a slow start, scoring simply 13 runs in the first three overs. But Rohit quickly found his rhythm, dispatching Siraj and Hasaranga for a few borders to take ball game to 49 at the end of powerplay. Mumbai looked to be breaking totally free, but Rohit was up to Harshal’s slow off-cutter. It was all RCB from then onwards as Hasaranga had actually youngster Brevis caught for an lbw, while Akashdeep dismissed Ishan Kishan in the really next over followed by a fantastic little bit of fielding from Maxwell to run Tilak Varma out. Hasaranga then had actually Pollard trapped off the very first ball and Ramandeep followed after nicking the ball off Harshal Patel.Mumbai were looking at completion of the barrel at 80/6 at the end of 14 overs, with even triple figures looking like a tall ask.

However Suryakumar Yadav had other plans in mind. What followed was a juggernaut from SKY as he bludgeoned the RCB bowlers (particularly Siraj, when he scored 23 off his last over )to take Mumbai to 151/6. RCB had a glacial start to their chase scoring just 30 runs in the powerplay. Before they could actually select up the scoring rate, they lost captain Du Plessis to a slow cutter from Unadkat with the rating at 50. Kohli and Rawat built a soli collaboration with the latter being the aggressor. The duo kept the scoreboard ticking with occasional boundaries and swift running between the wickets to take RCB to 102/1 at the end of 14 overs.Kohli was dropped by Brevis the very next ball as nerves overcame the young South African who let the ball through his fingers for a limit. Mumbai’s only solace came in the penultimate shipment of the 17 th over when Ramandeep had Rawat run out. Kohli struck the ball to the right of Ramandeep at mid-on. There wasn’t space for two however Kohli opted for the second with Rawat following Kohli’s call, however he was partially brief as Ramandeep got him with a direct hit. Brevis made amends of some sort as he had Kohli caught for an lbw off his really first shipment in the IPL. But Maxwell greeted him with 2 back-to-back fours to take RCB over the goal with 9 balls to spare.Download your cash calendar for 2022-23 here and keep your dates with your moneybox, investments, taxes Published at Sat, 09 Apr 2022 13:56:32 -0400