Four-time champions Mumbai Indians on Wednesday became the first team to reach the IPL-13 playoffs. Mumbai defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets with five wickets in hand and won the ticket for the last four for the second time in a row. Jaspreet Bumrah (3/14) first restricted Bangalore to 164 for six. After that, Suryakumar Yadav (79) scored an unbeaten half-century inning to score 166 runs for five wickets in 19.1 overs. This is Mumbai's eighth win in 12 matches. He is at the top with 16 points.
45 runs scored in Powerplay:
Mumbai opener Quinton Dickock and Ishan Kishan played a fine total of 37 runs for the first wicket. Dickock returned to the pavilion after scoring 18 runs, caught by Gurkeerat off Mohammad Siraj. After this, Suryakumar and Kishan (25) raised the team's score to 45 in the Powerplay. Chahal gets Kishan caught out by Maurice.
Wickets kept falling at one end but Suryakumar remained at the other. Saurabh Tiwari (5), Krunal Pandya (10), and Hardik Pandya (17) returned to the pavilion. After Hardik's dismissal, the team needed seven runs off eight balls. Acting captain Kieron Pollard opened the account by hitting Maurice. After this, on the very first ball of the 19th over, Suryakumar hit a four on Dale Steyn to give the team a great win.
Padikkal-Philip added 71 runs:
Earlier, Bangalore once scored 54 runs without losing wickets in the powerplay against Mumbai Indians and it seemed that the score would reach 200. But the Mumbai bowlers restricted him to 164 for six. Bangalore got off to a solid start with Devdutt Padikkal (74) and Josh Philip (33) sharing a 71-run stand for the first wicket. This partnership was broken by Rahul Chahar by getting Philippe stunned by Dickock. After this Bangalore's middle order collapsed and the Mumbai bowlers kept the pressure on. Captain Virat Kohli (9) and AB de Villiers (15) returned cheaply to the pavilion. Gurkeerat scored 14 not out and Washington Sundar scored 10 not out. Three batsmen did not reach double digits.
Padikkal started with fours:
Padikkal started with a four on the deep extra cover and hit three consecutive fours to Krunal Pandya in the third over. Both openers continued to play without any pressure. Phillip also hit Bolt for six in the fifth over. Padikkal hit two fours in Pattinson's next over. After that, leg-spinner Rahul Chahar lured Philip, who missed an effort to go ahead, but Dickock did not miss a stumping. Padikkal completed his half-century by hitting Rahul with two fours. Captain Kohli (nine) could not stand, which Bumrah caught by Saurabh Tiwari. Bangalore lost four middle-order wickets early. De Villiers (15), Shivam Dubey (2), Padikkal, and Maurice (4) returned the pavilion to 138 for six. Gurkirat scored in a fast but Mumbai bowlers performed well as usual in the death overs.
Kohli is the first and 100 victims of Bumrah
Bumrah's league has 100 wickets. He made Kohli his hundredth victim. He is the 16th bowler to do so. Bumrah took 200 wickets in the overall T20. It is also a coincidence that Kohli became the first victim of Bumrah in the IPL.