November 29, 2020

IPL 2020: Suryakumar leads Mumbai Indians to five-wicket win over RCB



Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday took a two-point lead on the prime of the Indian Premier League (IPL) desk with a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Jasprit Bumrah’s heroics with the ball restricted RCB to 164/6 wickets after which Suryakumar Yadav led his crew to victory with an unbeaten 79 off 43 balls on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Suryakumar hit the successful runs with a 4 and took MI to victory with 5 balls to spare. He hit 10 fours and three sixes in his innings. He anchored the innings after strolling into the center within the sixth over, notably placing up a 51-run stand with Hardik Pandya for the fifth wicket that each one however sealed the win for MI.

Kieron Pollard confronted only one ball after Pandya’s dismissal, which he dispatched for 4 and thus left his crew needing simply three to win off the final over.

Earlier, have been off to a robust begin with openers Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe placing up a partnership of 71 runs in 47 balls. Padikkal then struck up helpful partnerships with RCB captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers however the crew went right into a tailspin after the latter’s dismissal.

de Villiers regarded like he was on his option to an enormous rating earlier than MI’s stand-in captain Kieron Pollard dismissed him within the 16th over. Bumrah was then introduced again for the 17th and the over ended up being a double-wicket maiden as he bought Shivam Dube and the large wicket of Padikkal within the over.

Boult then dismissed Chris Morris within the 18th over after which Gurkeerat Mann Singh and Washington Sundar took RCB past the 160-run mark.

Transient scores: RCB: 164/6 wkts in 20 overs (Devdutt Padikkal 74, Josh Philippe 33; Jasprit Bumrah 3/14) misplaced to MI 166/6 wkts in 19.1 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 79 not out, Ishan Kishan 25; Mohammed Siraj 2/28) by 5 wkts