Suryakumar Yadav carried his bat, scoring an excellent 79* and powered Mumbai Indians to an emphatic 5-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday (October 28) on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The defending champions Mumbai, at the moment are proper on the cusp of the all-important play-off berth.
Chasing RCB’s aggressive whole of 164, Mumbai Indians obtained off to a gradual begin with Ishan Kishan accompanying Quinton de Kock – with common opener and skipper Rohit Sharma out with a hamstring harm.
Kishan and de Kock engaged in a 37-run opening stand earlier than de Kock (18 off 19 balls) was accounted for by Mohammed Siraj within the sixth over. Kishan too adopted him quickly, getting deceived within the flight by Yuzvendra Chahal and departing for 25 (off 19 balls).
Suryakumar, entered the pitch at his normal quantity three spot and seemed in golden contact proper from the get go. While the spin duo of Chahal and Sundar have been troubling the other batsmen, Yadav had no issues as he swept them at will and by no means broke a sweat.
Siraj picked one other as Padikkal took a blinder of a catch to dismiss Saurabh Tiwary for simply 5. Krunal Pandya too flattered to deceive and gave his wicket to Chahal.
Yadav ensured that Mumbai have been within the combine regardless of the fast fall of wickets. He hit three fours within the thirteenth over of Dale Steyn and despatched throughout his message and adopted it up by then hammering three fours in opposition to Siraj, to convey up his fifty in simply 29 balls.
He obtained some good firm in the long run from Hardik Pandya (17 off 15 balls) who hit an enormous six in opposition to Chris Morris at a vital juncture within the recreation. Suryakumar was on a mission on this recreation. It felt like he needed to say one thing to the nationwide selectors, who did not choose him for the Australian tour.
He completed issues off by hitting Siraj for a 4 at deep additional cowl on the primary ball of the ultimate over.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians stand-in captain Kieron Pollard received the toss and opted to bowl first. RCB’s opening duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe had other concepts, nevertheless, as they stitched a fast 71-run opening stand. The Australian Philippe, was introduced into the facet to switch his fellow Aussie Aaron Finch.
It was leggie Rahul Chahar who offered the opening breakthrough, stumping out Philippe within the eighth over. Virat Kohli’s rusty little cameo was over as he was despatched packing by Jasprit Bumrah. AB de Villiers was unlucky as he was caught for 15 within the deep on a full toss from Pollard.
Then RCB collapsed with Bumrah on the helm of affairs. The speedster obtained maintain of Shivam Dube and the nicely set Padikkal in the identical over (seventeenth) which was additionally a double-wicket maiden. Boult, too, picked-up his first eradicating Morris. In a span of 6 balls, RCB misplaced three wickets in trade of simply 4 runs.
Padikkal scored 74 (off 45 balls; 4×12, 6×1 ) which is his highest within the small IPL profession he has had. The teen checked out ease within the center with no signal of nerves and seemed magnificent. Ultimately, it was his sheer brilliance that powered RCB to a good 164/4 though they’d have fancied round 180-190 on the day with the beginning that that they had.
With this victory, Mumbai consolidated their place on the top of the factors desk and are just about into the playoffs now. Suryakumar Yadav was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award for his thrilling knock.