Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Indian Premier League 2020 Match 48: In Pics

Zee Media Bureau | Oct 29, 2020, 01:02 AM IST

Match summary: Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets

Suryakumar Yadav hit the winning runs and propelled Mumbai Indians to a clinical 5-wicket over RCB.

He got some good company in the end from Hardik Pandya (17 off 15 balls) who hit a huge six against Chris Morris at a crucial juncture in the game.

With this victory, Mumbai consolidated their position at the top of the points table and are virtually into the playoffs now.

It was a matter of two performances in the end. First, it was Bumrah who brought them back into the mix in the first innings with a spell of 4-1-14-3 and then it was Suryakumar's show. 

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Suryakumar Yadav scores majestic 79*

Suryakumar Yadav brought Mumbai Indians into the driving seat as he castled the RCB bowlers all over the park.

He hit the in-form Mohammed Siraj for three fours in the 16th over to bring his side close and then followed it up with a half sweep-half scoop of a shot for six over fine leg against Steyn.

Yadav carried his bat and finished at 79* off just 43 balls (4x10, 6x3). He finished things off by hitting Siraj for a four at deep extra cover on the first ball of the final over.

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Suryakumar Yadav leads Mumbai's fightback with imposing half-century

Suryakumar Yadav was on a mission in this game. His knock was a blatant statement from intent from him as he hit three fours against Steyn - all of them being highlights worthy. It felt like he wanted to say something to the national selectors, who didn't pick him for the Australian tour. He completed his half-century in just 29 balls.

After the two quick wickets, he took over the reigns of the game.

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RCB remove de Kock and Kishan in quick succession

While Mumbai Indians started off well and the duo of Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan stitched a 37-run opening stand, RCB replied in style by removing them both in quick succession. 

First it was de Kock who departed when he toe-ended one against Siraj and got caught at deep midwicket for 18. Then, the dangerous looking Ishan Kishan was outfoxed by Chahal in the flight and was caught by Morris. 

Mumbai lost two wickets in two overs.

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Innings Summary: RCB post a competitive 164/6

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a competitive 164/6 against Mumbai Indians. 

It was a story of two halves in the same innings. The first half belonged to RCB while the second one to Mumbai. 

RCB would have fancied more after a strong start but they lost their two senior batsmen - Kohli and de Villiers early and then Bumrah brought Mumbai right back in the game with that spell.

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Bumrah's turns the game around with a spell of 3/14

After the flying start from Philippe and Padikkal, it was the turn of Bumrah to reply on behalf of Mumbai.

The pace spearhead didn't disappoint as he first removed RCB skipper Virat Kohli and followed it up by bowling a double wicket maiden for his third over. In that over Bumrah removed both Shivam Dube and the well set Devdutt Padikkal for 74. 

Bumrah finished with excellent figures of 4-1-14-3.

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Devdutt Padikkal scores brilliant 74

After Rahul Chahar dismissed Josh Philippe, Padikkal took it upon himself to up the ante. In a very smart move, after the opening powerplay, Padikkal stopped going over the top. He went cheeky against the spinners and hit some wonderful textbook strokes at the same time. 

Padikkal departed after scoring 74 and his innings was studded with 12 fours and a lone six. Finally it was Bumrah who got hold of him.

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Josh Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal give strong start to RCB

The new opening pair of Josh Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal gave a flying start to RCB. All Mumbai bowlers including Bumrah and Boult couldn't handle the onslaught laid down by RCB. The duo ended the opening powerplay at 54/0 - making full use of the fielding resctrictions and hitting over the top. 

They stitched a 71-run opening stand to give the early advantage to RCB before Philippe was out stumped against Chahar.


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Royal Challengers Bangalore playing XI

Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl first. The winner of the match would virtually qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs.

RCB made three big changes to their playing XI. They replaced Aaron Finch, Moeen Ali and Navdeep Saini with Josh Philippe, Dale Steyn and Shivam Dube respectively. 

While Navdeep Saini was out injured, the decision to replace Finch and Moeen was a tactical one. 

RCB started the game at the second position on the points table.

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Mumbai Indians playing XI

Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bowl first. The winner of the match would virtually qualify for the IPL 2020 playoffs.

Mumbai Indians made no changes to their playing XI. For the third game running, it was Kieron Pollard who walked out as the captain for the toss with Rohit Sharma out injured. 

Mumbai Started the game at the top of the points table.

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