RCB vs MI Highlights IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets

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Virat Kohli on counterattack against MI in IPL 2022

Trivia 

Fifty partnerships between Rawat and Kohli. This is the first time in the history of IPL that RCB’s first and second wicket has hit 50 run partnership against MI. 

Anuj Rawat hits his maiden IPL fifty

On the pitch where, his captain Faf du Plessis struggled, 22-year-old Anuj Rawat has hit a 38-ball fifty with the help of four sixes and two boundaries. He is batting at a strike rate of 130. He should now look to take RCB home and remain unbeaten. 

Faf du Plessis departs after a sluggish innings

24 balls 16 runs innings of RCB captain Faf du Plessis finally comes to an end as Jaydev Unadkat provides the breakthrough for Mumbai Indians. It was a slower ball that did the trick. Faf was no way near the pitch of the ball and chips it towards the long-on. Suryakumar Yadav, who has done nothing wrong today, takes a simple catch on the ropes. Virat has joined Rawat in the middle. 

Let’s start the chase! Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat are out in the middle while Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat will start the proceedings for Mumbai Indians.

Steady start by RCB

No wickets in the first six overs for MI. RCB openers Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat made sure that RCB are wicketless in the powerplay. They are chasing just 152 runs to get their third win of the season. They have scored 30 runs in six overs with Faf scoring just six runs in 16 balls while the southpaw has hit 20 in 20 balls. Two overs from Bumrah and Thampi while one from M Ashwin and Unadkat. 

Suryakumar Yadav completes much-needed fifty

With six wickets down, all eyes were on SKY for is if he could take MI to a respectable total and the star performer responds to the call with a brilliant fifty. Yadav’s innings was studded with five boundaries and six sixes. With his fifty and some blows down the order by Jaydev Unadkat helped MI get to a challenging total. 

Harshal Patel takes his second wicket of the match removes Ramandeep Singh

Another one bites the dust! Harshal’s slower ball does the trick as Singh edges onto Dinesh Karthik. An off-cutter outside off and Ramandeep Singh pokes at it away from his body. Karthik takes a front diving catch. The third umpire confirms that it is a clean catch. From 49/0 – MI is now 79/6. 

Maxwell does Jonty to run out Tilak, Wanindu gets better of Pollard

Glenn Maxwell runs out Tilak Verma with a diving direct hit while Kieron Pollard fails to read Wannindu Hasaranga’s googly. Three wickets in two overs for RCB. Verma and Pollard both did not trouble the scorers. Mumbai are in deep trouble with five wickets down on just 65. 

Akash Deep removes Ishan Kishan, Mumbai Indians 3 down

3 quick wickets for RCB, Ishan Kishan goes for an uppercut fails to get the elevation, and finds M Siraj takes a beautiful running catch at third man. MI badly wanted to a partnership. Now they are once again looking at Suryakumar Yadav to provide them with a challenging total. 

Wanindu Hasaranga continues great form, dismisses Dewald Brevis

Plump right in front of the wickets! The experience of Wanindu Hasarang gets the better of Under 19 star Dewald Brevis. Pitched around the good length, Brevis fails to read the googly and gets trapped right in front of the wickets. Eight runs in 11 balls for the South African batsman. Suryakumar Yadav joins Ishan Kishan in the middle. 

Harshal Patel strikes in his first over, removes big man Rohit Sharma

In search of wickets, Faf handed the ball to ‘Man with a Golden Arm’ Harshal Patel and the right-arm pacer does not disappoint his captain as he takes the big wicket of MI skipper Rohit Sharma. It was a full-length delivery and Rohit went for a flick shot, and ends up edging the ball straight towards the bowler. Harshal takes the easy catch on his follow through. This is the third time that Harshal has removed MI skipper in six innings. 

MI’s opening pair finally strike

Mumbai Indians’ skipper has finally looked in good touch as he has scored 26 runs in 14 balls with the help of four boundaries and a six while his partner on the other end, Ishan Kishan, has struggled to middle the ball and is playing on run a ball 22. Mumbai are looking good for big score with 49 runs on the board in the powerplay. 

Let’s Play! Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are out in the middle looking to give MI a solid start while David Willey and M Siraj will open the bowling for RCB. 

Trivia 

This is the first time MI is playing with just two overseas players in the history of IPL. 

Toss Report

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the 18th Match of the IPL 2022 here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Saturday. 

Team Changes

One change in RCB’s playing XI as Glenn Maxwell is available for the game and he replaces Sherfane Rutherford. Rohit said during the toss that they are looking for bowlers who can bowl with the new ball thus they made three changes in the playing XI. Jaydev Unadkat replaces Tymal Mills while Ramandeep Singh makes his IPL debut in place of Daniel Sams. 

Playing XI

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Ramandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Jaydev Unadkat, Jasprit Bumrah, Basil Thampi

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), David Willey, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Both team captains at the toss

Rohit Sharma We would have bowled first as well. The nature of the pitch looks like it would get better and better as the match goes on. We just need to try and apply ourselves a little more than we have done so far in the tournament. All games are big games. When you play your first game you try and get some momentum. A first win would be nice tonight. SKY is a quality player, he definitely strengthens our batting lineup. We look forward to the same from him and the entire batting lineup. Two changes: Unadkat comes in place of Mills. Ramandeep comes in for Sams.

Faf du Plessis We’re going to have a bowl. It is our first game here so we aren’t sure what the pitch is going to do. But it’s just the general trend, and hopefully there is dew later on which we can make use of. Two wins out of three looks good. [Loud chants of RCB, RCB] Wow, what an atmosphere. Just one change: Maxwell, comes in for Rutherford. DK has been going really well. The clarity and the role that we have given him will hopefully give him consistency.

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