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IPL 2021, MI vs RCB Highlights: AB de Villiers special helps RCB win last-ball thriller by 2 wickets

IPL 2021, MI vs RCB Highlights: Mumbai Indians scored 159/9 in 20 overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target off the last ball of the match.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 10, 2021 12:04:31 am
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IPL 2021, MI vs RCB Highlights: Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) were derailed by Harshal Patel, who took the first ever five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians, in the death overs to post 159/8 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB got to the target off the last ball, as AB de Villiers (48) exploded into life in the final few overs of the match.

Rohit Sharma got off to a fluent start before being run out by his partner Chris Lynn (49), who recovered from a shaky start to put on a 70-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav. MI were 83/1 after 9 overs but lost their way in the middle overs as Kyle Jamieson (1/27) made an impressive debut and Harshal Patel (5/27) stole the show with three wickets in four balls.

IPL 2021

Match 1, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, 09 Apr, 2021

RCB 160 / 8 (20.0)


MI 159 / 9 (20.0)

Harshal Patel4 3
Mohammed Siraj0 1
Trent Boult4.0 36 1
Jasprit Bumrah4.0 26 2

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 2 wickets

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IPL 2021, MI vs RCB Highlights:

23:24 (IST)09 Apr 2021
RCB beat MI by 2 wickets in last-ball thriller

What a mad finish to the game! Siraj walks in as fresh as the opening scene of the play, but this is the final act, the final scene. Marco Jansen bowls to Sirajm, with 2 runs needed. Siraj manages to fend away the ball with his waist somehow, Harshal sprints through to the other end. Scores have been tied. 1 run to win off the last ball. Harshal on strike. The single is taken. RCB win off the last ball.

23:20 (IST)09 Apr 2021
ABD run out

Harshal manages to push through a single to mid off. AB back on strike with 3 needed off 3 balls. A push to the leg side. 2 is the call. They try to run 2. Ishan Kishan breaks the bails! Was ABD quick enough? No! It is a Run Out! Unbelievable! ABD has been run out for 48. 

RCB need 2 to win in 2 balls.

23:18 (IST)09 Apr 2021
ABD trusts Harshal Patel

De Villiers gets a single off the last ball of the 19th. He will take strike for the last over. Just 7 to win. All the hard work has been done. Surely, the South African will finish off the job now. At the other end, for Mumbai Indians, it will be 20-year-old Marco Jansen. There is a single off the first ball. It's Harshal Patel on strike with 5 balls remaining. RCB fans are out of their seats. Harshal Patel swings for the hills. Gets 2. ABD is trusting his partner.

RCB need 4 off 4 balls, Harshal Patel on strike

23:14 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Jamieson run out

Bumrah bowls the 19th. You get the feeling this over will decide it. ABD goes big over extra cover off the first ball. One bounce, four. A four lofted over short third man two balls later. 'You say it year after year, this guy can play,' chuckles Dan Morrison as the required run rate comes down to 6 an over. Jamieson sacrifices his wicket as he goes for a run that is not there. ABD has strike for one ball in the 19th.

RCB 152/7 after 18.5, need 8 to win off 7 balls

23:07 (IST)09 Apr 2021
De Villiers shines under spotlight

Boult comes back into the attack. De Villiers pumps a six down the ground. Every ball is an event now and ABD is making sure he is the star act as the spotlight turns strong. De Villiers drills another four down the ground. Jamieson is giving him able company, turning over the strike when facing and pushing his long legs for a couple of runs whenever the call comes from ABD. Again, ABD keeps strike with a single off the last ball.

RCB 141/6 after 18, 19 to win in 2 overs

23:03 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Jamieson joins ABD as Bumrah strikes again

Jasprit Bumrah comes back to take the helm for Mumbai in the death overs. Christian swings but finds Chahar in the inner circle. He is out for 1. Jamieson joins ABD with a stream of wickets having put the chasing side in a spot of bother. 

RCB 126/6 after 17, need 34 in 3 overs

22:54 (IST)09 Apr 2021
AB de Villiers take control

Marco Jansen picks up another wicket in the over. Shahbaz Ahmed finds the fielder in the deep too. Old warhorse Dan Christian enters at 7. AB de Villiers makes a mark in Rahul Chahar's 16th. Mr.360 is in the house! A four through the covers and a six smashed over long on. Will ABD's brilliance seal the deal in this topsy turvy encounter? He keeps strike with a single off the last ball.

RCB 121/5 after 16.

Last 4 overs left. 39 to get at a run rate of just about 10. It's ABD vs MI for these points.

22:44 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Maxwell falls for 39

Marco Jansen is brought back in the 15th and the change works. Maxwell tries a cheeky shot but Lynn at short fine leg grabs on to a great catch. Maxwell goes for 39. RCB, who were on the ascendancy just a while ago, are now under pressure. Shahbaz Ahmed joins ABD.

RCB 103/4 after 14.1

22:41 (IST)09 Apr 2021
AB de Villiers joins Maxwell

AB de Villiers comes in at 5 to join Maxwell, whose 38* is already higher than any score he managed last season for KXIP. Rahul Chahar bowls a tight over - just 4 runs off it - as RCB take a moment to recover from the wicket of their skipper.

RCB 103/3 after 14

22:34 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Bumrah gets Kohli

Maxwell nails another reverse smash for six as Chahar continues. The spinners have not had a great day in office at the Chepauk tonight. Mumbai go to Bumrah, they need to break this partnership before it takes the game away from them. And Bumrah does get the breakthrough! Kohli shuffles forward and is struck on the pads. Bumrah wins the battle of the bosses! Kohli is gone for 33.

RCB 98/3 after 12.3

22:27 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Maxwell takes the attack to MI

Marco Jansen bowls a relatively tight over in the 9th as play restarts after a break. Maxwell smashes a huge six - his first six in two seasons - as Krunal Pandya bowls out his quota. Maxwell has almost reached up to Kohli's score - making amends for his poor last season.

RCB 84/2 after 11

22:16 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Maxwell finds form

Krunal Pandya hurries through his third over on the trot. Maxwell, already looking to inspire more confidence than he did in a whole season for KXIP last year, ends the Krunal over with a four. Hardik Pandya, meanwhile, is underarming throws from the outfield - suggesting he might not bowl too much today.

RCB 69/2 after 9

22:13 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Kohli, Maxwell build partnership

Glenn Maxwell comes in at 4 and not AB de Villiers. Kohli survives a run out attempt! Was sent back by Maxwell. Hardik Pandya could have got the big wicket with a direct hit - Kohli had given up - but he misses. Rahul Chahar is introduced into the attack in the 8th over. Maxwell crashes two fours against him - one with a switch hit and another with a conventional drive over the covers.

RCB 63/2 after 8

22:04 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Boult strikes

Patidar times a late cut delicately for four to third man as Boult continues at Krunal's other end. But Boult swings one back in and Patidar plays it down onto his stumps. Leaves the field biting his lip, dismissed for 8.

RCB 46/2 after 5.5

21:57 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Krunal Pandya gets breakthrough

Krunal Pandya is introduced into the attack and he gets the long-coming wicket of Sundar. His 16-ball 10 - a struggle to watch - is brought to an end by a Lynn catch. Rajat Patidar comes in at 3.

RCB 36/1 after 4.2

21:54 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Kohli gives Jansen a royal welcome to the IPL

Marco Jansen - the young 6'8'' 'Joel Garner' of the South Africa - enters the attack. Had troubled Kohli as a net bowler on a tour of SA in 2019. Kohli welcomes him to the IPL with a powerful pull and a drop of the wrists - four. The siren rings out as Jansen bowls a no ball. Early pressure of the IPL for the youngster. Kohli swipes away the Free Hit for another four to fine leg.

RCB 35/0 after 4

21:49 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Kohli thrives, Sundar struggles

Kohli is offered some width by Boult and he crashes a four through the covers. The skipper is off! Sundar continues having a difficult time at the other end, his bat is beaten by inches by a Boult outswinger.

RCB 21/0 after 3

21:44 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Bumrah returns to white-ball cricket

Jasprit Bumrah - playing his first white ball match since last year - bowls the 2nd over. Sundar is hurried by Bumrah's pace, but manages to get to the other end with a stolen single. 

RCB 15/0 after 2

21:36 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Washington Sundar, Virat Kohli open for RCB

Washington Sundar and Virat Kohli open for RCB. Trent Boult bowls the first over for Mumbai Indians. Might this explain Sundar bowling only the one over in the first innings. He slashes in the first over, and an outside edge is dropped by Rohit Sharma. MI had their man in the first over itself! Considerable outswing in Boult's first over - some of which beats Kishan to go down for four byes. A leading edge from Kohli gets him off the mark, and rolls away for four to long off.

RCB 10/0 after 1

21:36 (IST)09 Apr 2021
Harshal Patel's special night

Harshal Patel is only the 3rd RCB bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in the IPL.

Most wickets in the 20th over of an IPL innings 

4 ~ MI vs RCB (10 Apr 2021) 
4 ~ SRH vs KKR (19 May 2018)
4 ~ DC vs KKR (7 May 2012) 
4 ~ RCB vs CSK (12 Apr 2012)

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, AB de Villiers(w), Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Harshal Patel, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed

Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Adam Milne, Chris Lynn, Jayant Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Quinton de Kock, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh

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