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By Dhiraj | Mar 29, 2019 12:01 AM

The RCB after winning the toss elected to field first citing that it was a good batting pitch and they will be able to chase down any score put up.

Post match for RCB vs MI, AB Devillers and Bumrah do well

The Mumbai Indians got off to a flyer with Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock taking the bowlers on. Rohit Sharma looked sublime during his 48 and Suryakumar Yadav carried on where the openers had left to push the scoring. Yuvraj Singh came out and looked at his best hitting a hattrick of 6's before falling to Chahal trying to hit his 4th consecutive 6.  From there the Mumbai Indians started to slide losing Suryakumar Yadav, Pollard and Krunal in quick succession. However, Hardik Pandya came out flexed his muscles as he scored 32 of 14 balls taking Mumbai to 187 in the 20 overs.

Royal Challenger Bangalore in return started off well after losing Moeen Ali early with Parthiv Patel and Kohli taking charge before Parthiv Patel fell for 32. Ab Devillers walked in to join Kholi who was dropped on 0 by Yuvraj Singh of Markande's bowling. This miss turned out to be costly as Kohli and Ab DeVillers took the attack to the bowlers. ABD continued as Kohli and Hetmyer fell. As RCB were going well, ABD then went on to get 18 runs of Hardik Panyas 18th over.  However, Bumrahs special effort giving just 1 run in the 17th over and 4 runs in the 19th over meant that Mumbai had 17 runs to defend off Malinga's last over. Malinga using all his experience bowling the right deliveries taking Mumbai across the finish line. However, with 7 needed off the last ball, Malinga delivered a no-ball which was not called and this took Mumbai Indians over the line.  AB Devillers getting 70 off just 41 balls was a valiant effort but unfortunately not good enough on this day.