Banglore started their IPL 2021 campaign with a last ball 2 wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians. Harshal Patel and AB de villiers were the star of the match with bowl and bat respectively.
Harshal Patel was also Man of the match for his 5 wickets haul of the match. He was the reason Mumbai were not able to score big.
Mumbai Innings :
Mumbai started cautiously with just 12 runs from their first 3 overs. Rohit Sharma tried to pace the innings with a six but were soon got run out unexpectedly. Mumbai Indians finished the powerplay with 41/1 after powerplay.
Ishan Kishan scored 28 off 19 balls but Harshal got a few wickets in the final over to prevent MI from a big score.
RCB Chase :
De Villiers smashed 48 off 27 balls after RCB were down at 106 for 5. Harshal Patel capped off his dream day by scraping a single off the final delivery to reach the target of 160 in 20 overs.
Cricket Pundit Akash Chopra’s Analysis of the Match :