IPL 2018: Twitter reacts in amazement as RCB successfully defends 167 against MI

It was RCB's third victory in IPL 2018 thus far.

Umesh Yadav dismissed Rohit Sharma to put MI on backfoot | IANS

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:


By Salman Anjum - 01 May, 2018

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