IPL RCB vs MI: Harshal Patel & Ab De Villiers shine as RCB beats Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets.

RCB vs MI first Match

In the opening match of the VIVO IPL RCB vs MI 2021, Skipper Virat Kohli led the team Royal Challengers Bangalore to defeat Mumbai Indians by two wickets at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Friday night.

Harshal Patel produced his magic at the death over and AB de Villiers at the death overs starred as Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a nervy victory to kick-off the 1st match of IPL 2021 season in style.

RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) picks up 2 crucial points from the first IPL 2021 game while defending champions MI(Mumbai Indians) find themselves in a familiar position.

Is there anyone better than AB de Villiers in the middle overs batting performance to calm those nerves down the opposition team?

Although he had been away since the last IPL its almost 6 months, but again he proved that he’s a world-class IPL batsman Mr 360.

He took on Rahul Chahar at 16th over first with the required run rate nudging 11 and dragged it down to 39 off the last 4 overs.

Then at 17th over ABD took down the most experienced bowler Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah to bring the required runs to 7 off the last over.

Despite a second run which brought ABD innings to an end with 48 (27b, 4×4, 2×6) SR: 177.77.

Mr 360 the superman had done enough for Harshal Patel to aptly finish off the game in style.

RCB vs MI 1st match



Rohit Sharma(c)run out (Kohli/Chahal)191511126.66
Chris Lynn c & b Washington Sundar493543140.00
Suryakumar Yadav c AB de Villiers b Jamieson312341134.78
Ishan Kishan(wk)lbw b Patel281921147.36
Hardik Pandya lbw b Patel131020130.00
Kieron Pollard c Washington Sundar b Patel791077.77
Krunal Pandya c Christian b Patel7710100.00
Marco Jansen  b Patel02000.00
Rahul Chahar run out (Kohli/ Ab de Villiers)00000.00
Jasprit Bumrah not out120050.00
Extras(nb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 7.95)159/9
Did not bat: Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-24(Rohit Sharma, 3.6 over), 2-94(Suryakumar Yadav, 10.6 over), 3-105 (Chris Lynn, 12.5 over), 4-135 (Hardik Pandya, 15.6 over), 5-145 (Ishan Kishan, 17.4 over), 6-158(Krunal Pandya,19.1 over), 7-158(Kieron Pollard, 19.2 over), 8-158(Marco Jansen,19.4 over), 9-159(Rahul Chahar, 19.6 overs)
Mohammed Siraj402205.50122010
Kyle Jamieson402716.75133101
Yuzvendra Chahal4041010.2583300
Shahbaz Ahmed1014014.0001100
Harshal Patel402756.75122101
Dan Christian2021010.5033010
Washington Sundar10717.0021000


Washington Sundar c Lynn b KH Pandya10160062.50
Virat Kohli(c)lbw b Bumrah332940113.79
Rajat Patidar  b Boult8810100.00
Glenn Maxwell c Lynn b Jansen392832139.28
AB de Villiers(wk)run out (KH Pandya/†Ishan Kishan)482742177.77
Shahbaz Ahmed c KH Pandya b Jansen120050.00
Dan Christian c Chahar b Bumrah130033.33
Kyle Jamieson run out (Bumrah)4400100.00
Harshal Patel not out4300133.33
Mohammed Siraj not out01000.00
Extras:(lb 2, nb 1, w 9)12
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 8.00)160/8
Did not bat: Yuzvendra Chahal 
Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Washington Sundar, 4.2 over), 2-46 (Rajat Patidar, 5.5 over), 3-98 (Virat Kohli, 12.3 over), 4-103 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.1 over), 5-106 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 14.6 over), 6-122 (Dan Christian, 16.3 over), 7-152 (Kyle Jamieson, 18.5 over), 8-158 (AB de Villiers, 19.4 over)
Trent Boult403619.00124120
Jasprit Bumrah402626.50102000
Marco Jansen402827.0092031
Krunal Pandya402516.2591100
Rahul Chahar4043010.7543200

Match details.

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The MatchHarshal Patel
Match Date9 April 2021 – night(20-over match)
UmpiresKN AnanthapadmanabhanNitin Menon
TV UmpireChettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve UmpireUlhas Gandhe
Match RefereeVengalil Narayanan Kutty
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Mumbai Indians 0.
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