Patel's hat-trick sends MI to 54-run loss vs RCB
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel took the first hat-trick of IPL 2021, sending Mumbai Indians to a crushing 54-run loss at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.
DUBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Harshal Patel took the first hat-trick of IPL 2021, sending Mumbai Indians to a crushing 54-run loss at Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. The win keeps Bangalore at third place while Mumbai slip to seventh place in the points table.
Chasing 166, Mumbai were 56 for no loss at power-play and were 79 for 1 in 9.5 overs before Rohit Sharma was dismissed by Glenn Maxwell.
From there onwards, Mumbai's slide began and they crashed to 111 all out. Apart from Sharma and Quinton de Kock (24), no other batter could reach double-figures. Patel, the current Purple Cap holder, took out Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar to bag three wickets in three balls and ended the match by taking out Adam Milne in the 19th over.
Earlier, Mumbai Indian restrict the Virat Kohli-led side to 165 for six in the 39th match.
Indians' seamers Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult made a strong comeback in the final two overs in which they took three wickets including that of Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers and allowed just nine runs. RCB would be feeling that they are 10-15 runs short on this track at Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.
RCB captain Virat Kohli scored 51, while Maxwell smashed 56 runs off 37 balls to propel RCB to their total. For Mumbai, Bumrah bagged 3/36 and one wicket each to Rahul Chahar, Boult, and Adam Milne.
Maxwell's masterclass ended on 56 with a low full-toss from Bumrah. The Mumbai pacer struck again and got AB Devilliers out. That proved a great over for Mumbai Indians to make a comeback in the match.
Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 165/6 in 20 overs ( Maxwell 56, Kohli 51, Jasprit Bumrah 3/36, Trent Boult 1/17) beat Mumbai Indians 111 all out in 18.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 43, Quinton de Kock 24, Harshal Patel 4/17, Yuzvendra Chahal 3/11) by 54 runs. IANS