Mumbai on top of points table after defeating Bangalore

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Mumbai on top of points table after defeating Bangalore


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Skipper Rohit Sharma scored a half century to guide his team to a 5 wicekt victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai. Rohit finished the match with a four off Shane Watson in the 5th ball of the 20th over as he remained unbeaten on 56.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the toss and elected to bat first. Almost all batsmen got starts but couldnot convert that into a big one. AB De VIlliers was the highest scorer for RCB with 43 runs off 27 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours. Kedar Jadhav scored 28 runs while Virat Kohli was out for 20 runs. Pawan Negi provided some momentum as he blasted 23-ball 35 with 3 sixes and a four. Mitchell McClenaghan was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai as he finished with the figures of 3-34. Krunal Pandya picked up 2 wickets while Karn Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah shared a wicket each.

Mumbai in reply lost Parthiv Patel in the very first ball of the inning. Jos Butler kept them in the game with his 21-ball 33. Nitish Rana supported Butler with his 27 runs. But the match winning knock came of the bat of skipper Rohit Sharma. Man of the Match Rohit played a sensible innings of 56 runs off 37 balls with 6 fours and a six as he guided his team to victory in the last over of the match. Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten on 14. Pawan Negi finished with the figures of 2-17 from his quota of 4 overs.

Match Summary:

Mumbai Indians 165 for 5 (Rohit 56*, Buttler 33, Negi 2-17)

beat

Royal Challengers Bangalore 162 for 8 (de Villiers 43, Negi 35, McClenaghan 3-34)

by 5 wickets