Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – IPL 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, the 39th IPL match will be played on 26th September 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, UAE
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians – Pre-match Updates
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 28 matches played between them, RCB has won 11 times whereas MI has won on 17 occasions.
The records are certainly in favor of Mumbai but RCB is performing better this season and is at 3rd place after CSK and DC with 5 wins and 4 losses. Whereas MI is struggling this season, in the points table they are at 6th place 2 places down from RCB.
RCB vs MI Match Details
Rohit Sharma, the captain of MI won the toss and elected to field first against RCB. MI has made one change and Hardik Pandya is back in playing XI in place of Saurabh Tiwari.
RCB made 3 changes in the playing XI, Shahbaz, Dan Christian, and Jamieson are back in place of Navdeep Saini, Hasaranga, and Tim David.
Below are the MI and KKR teams that were declared.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Mumbai Indians (MI)||Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult|
RCB was put on to bat first and played really well, they score 165-6 in 20 overs. Mumbai Indians required 166 runs to win at the rate of 8.3 runs per over but they kept losing the wickets and were never in control.
Mi was all out at 111 in 19.1 overs and RCB won the match by 54 runs.
Glenn Maxwell was awarded man of the match for his 56 off 37 deliveries and he took 2 important wickets of Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal came out to open for RCB and RC lost the wicket of Padikkal in the 2nd over to Jasprit Bumrah, RCB was 10-1 after 2 overs.
Srikar Bharat replaced Padikkal in the middle and played some good cricket, however, Kohli seemed to be on a high and was hitting boundaries all around. RCB was 48-1 after the power play (6 overs).
Both Kohli and Srikar continued scoring and completed the 50 runs partnership in the 8th over, RCB was 63-1 after 8 overs.
In the 9th over, after hitting Chahar for a six, Bharat got dismissed by him at 32, RCB was 75-2 after 9 overs.
Glenn Maxwell and Kohli played valuable innings and the pair added 51 important runs on the board and Kohli completed his 42nd IPL half-century as well.
Kohli was dismissed by Adam Milne at 51, RCB was126-3 after 16 overs. Thereafter, AB de Villiers and Maxwell kept scoring until the 19th over when Maxwell and de Villiers both were dismissed by Bumrah at 56 and 11 runs respectively. RCB was162-5 after 19 overs.
They lost another wicket in the last over and RCB finally finished at 165-6 in 20 overs.
|Virat Kohli |
c (sub)Anukul Roy b Milne
c de Kock b Bumrah
|Srikar Bharat |
c Suryakumar b Chahar
|Glenn Maxwell |
c Boult b Bumrah
|AB de Villiers |
c de Kock b Bumrah
|Dan Christian |
|Shahbaz Ahmed |
|Total: 165-6 in 20 Overs|
Mumbai Indians required 166 runs to win at the rate of 8.3 runs per over, this seems to be a daunting task considering the form of the MI’s middle order.
MI opened the innings with Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma, a strong opening partnership should have solved half of the problem, this is what they did, both scored 56 runs in 6 overs (power play).
it was a solid start but there was a long way to go, in the 7th over, MI lost de Kock to Yuzvendra Chahal, MI was 58-1 after 7 overs.
Ishan Kishan joined Rohit and both added 20 runs together, Rohit was dismissed in the 10 over by Maxwell, MI was 79-2 after 10 overs.
Surya Kumar Yadav joined Ishan, if they could have stayed on the crease for a while, things would have been easy, but Ishan was departed by Chahal at 9, MI was 82-3 after 11 overs.
Krunal Pandya joined Surya in the middle, MI again got a jolt in 14th over when Krunal was departed by Maxwell at 5, MI was 97-4 after 14 overs.
Surya too got dismissed in the next over to Siraj at 8 and Mumbai was definitely struggling at 97-5 after 15 overs
Mumbai still needed 67 runs off 30 balls, more than 13 runs per over, it was a very difficult task but Keiron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were on the crease and any required rate was achievable.
Unfortunately, they could not score many runs until the 17th over and they lost 3 wickets to Harshal Patel in the 18th over, Harshal got a hattrick, MI was 111-8 after 18 overs.
By the end of 19.1 overs, they were all out at 111, a disappointing day for MI, they lost the match by 54 runs to RCB.
|Rohti Sharma |
c Padikkal b Maxwell
|Quinton de Kock|
c Maxwell b Chahal
|Ishan Kishan |
c Harshal Patel b C
c Chahal b Siraj
|Krunal Pandya |
|Kieron Pollard |
|Hardik Pandya |
c Kohli b Harshal
|Adam Milne |
|Rahul Chahar |
|Jasprit Bumrah |
|Trent Boult |
|Total: 111-10 in 19.1 Overs|