The 31st match of IPL 2018 witnessed Royal Challengers Bangalore facing the Mumbai Indians at the jam-packed Chinnaswamy Stadium, where the former registered a comprehensive 14-run victory.
After being into put into bat, RCB rode on Manan Vohra’s 31-ball 45 and Brendon McCullum’s 25-ball 37 to put a competitive total of 167/7 on the board. Virat Kohli (32 runs off 26 balls) and Colin de Grandhomme (23 runs off 10 balls) were another notable contributors for RCB on a slow Chinnaswamy strip.
Mumbai Indians needed a solid platform upfront to chase this stiff target but their openers (Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan) couldn’t step up to the plate. While Yadav made 9 runs off as many deliveries, Kishan recorded a first-ball duck.
Following the dismissal of openers, RCB created even more chaos in the MI camp as Umesh Yadav removed Rohit Sharma for a golden duck. Although Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – put on a 56-run stand for the sixth wicket, they were always playing the catching up role. RCB eventually restricted MI to 153/7 and thereby secured their third win of this year’s IPL.
Twitterati were in awe to see the way RCB bowlers responded in a must-win game. Here are some of the top tweets: