Royal Challengers Bangalore won on Saturday the match 5 of IPL after restricting defending champions Mumbai Indians to 115 for nine in 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Ambati Rayudu (35) was the only batsman to make any contribution of note. Such was the dismal performance that only four batsmen, including Rayudu, managed to get into double figures.
Royal Challengers bowled brilliantly and had they not dropped a few easy catches in the beginning of the innings, things could have been a lot worse for last year’s winners.
Mitchell Starc, Varun Aaron and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up two wickets apiece while Albie Morkel and Ashok Dinda chipped in with a wicket each.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said, “We were a little short on the runs. We were in the game for the first 8-9 overs. We wanted to take wickets, but that partnership took the game away. I’m not worried. Things will fall into place. We have the ability, and it’s about belief. It’s always good to have someone like Malinga in your side. I hope the batters put on a good show in the coming weeks.”
- Mumbai Indians innings
- Powerplay – 49 runs, 1 wicket
- MI: 50 runs in 6.2 overs
- MI: 100 runs in 16.2 overs
- Innings Break: MI – 115/9 in 20 overs
- Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
- Powerplay – 30 runs, 3 wickets
- RCB: 50 runs in 9.6 overs
- 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (Parthiv Patel 17, AB de Villiers 32)
- RCB: 100 runs in 16.2 overs
- Parthiv Patel: 50 off 42 balls (6 x fours)