Match : 10
Teams : Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium,Dubai
Toss : Mumbai Indians have won the toss and elected to field First .
Team Update: Mumbai Indians have come with one change. Ishan Kishan came into the squad in place of Saurabh Tiwary. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, they shuffled the team with 3 changes. Isuru udana, Adam Zampa, Gurkeerat Singh Mann are replaced in their playing XI in place of Umesh Yadav, Steyn & Josh philippe .
Here is our Review and Analysis of Match between Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians. Both teams had the same set of points before this match , after playing their first three matches in IPL 2020. Both are in the same position with one victory & one loss , this match result is very crucial for both Teams to move up the order in points table. So as we expected a superb clash of battle in IPL 2020 , the match between Indian Captain King Kohli Vs Vice Captain Rohit started with much expectation and entertainment for fans.
In the First Innings , RCB openers Finch & Devdutt padikkal had a beautiful start in their powerplay, especially Aaron Finch took charge of Mumbai Indians bowlers with boundaries and sixers, Rohit change of bowlers does not work in favour for Mumbai Indians. They both scored around 60 runs within the powerplay with Finch attacking shots and the left hander padikkal played a sensible knock by rotating the strike to set batsman Finch that shows his batting maturity. After a long time , Mumbai Indians got their first breakthrough for themselves by taking Aaron Finch in the 9th over.After that Skipper Virat Kohli came to crease, but struggle to rotate the strike with his bat, these are very rare sight to see for world class batsman .Bumrah bowling increased pressure to Virat kohli and in the next over Rahul Chahar took the wicket of Big Fish Virat Kohli.Then AB De Villiers & Devdutt Padikkal joined the party and shifted the game momentum towards RCB by hitting boundaries in pattinson bowler. When Mr.360 AB gets going with his flow , surely we can see the ball travelling all around the park with sixes & fours . He continued his peak form in this IPL 2020 and scored a quickfire 55 Runs just within 24 balls that includes a pair of 4 boundaries & 4 sixes. Surprisingly, Shivam Dube came at the end and played a cameo of 27 Runs. Between 15-20 overs RCB Scored 74 Runs ,that made Royal challengers to score 201 runs in the 20 overs
On chasing the huge total of 202 in the second innings , the team must have a great start in the powerplay overs, but here Mumbai Indians struggled in the early overs. Mumbai Indians Skipper Rohit Sharma gave his wicket to Washington Sundar and the set batsman Surya Kumar Yadav went for a duck in Isuru Udana over.Washington Sundar bowled an excellent spell in the powerplay with 10 dot balls . On the end of powerplay over , Mumbai Indians were able to score only 35 /2 only, then Dekock tried to shift his gear against leg spinner chahal and he also gave his wicket . After this complex situation, Pandya came into the crease to clear the boundaries with his favorite leg spin attack on the other end , but due to high elevation of the ball didn’t sail over the boundary fence. Zampa took pandya wicket in 12thover.
When the big man , Kieron Pollard came into the middle, Mumbai Indians’ required rate was nearly 15 more they had to score 119runs in 8 overs to achieve the target . RCB dug out and looked relaxed to defend Mumbai within 150 runs but this is a T20 format as we said already we cannot predict the winner until the last ball is bowled.Then , here is the game changing moment for the match,both Ishan Kishan & Pollard Smashed RCB bowlers and completely turn the game towards the thrill finish , Pollard dealing the bowlers with huge sixes and scored a much needed half century in 20 balls. Ishen kishan played his game of life but unexpectedly failed to finish the game for mumbai and got over with two balls to spare, one simply cannot score 99 runs in his first IPL game in UAE without knowing the pitch condition and also without playing the competitive cricket for more than 8 months, he played the sensational knock and brought the team from tough situation. But ,finally the match tied when 5 runs needed in 1 ball , Pollard scored one bounce four in the final ball ,made yet another super over drama in this IPL 2020 between Mumbai Indians & Royal Challengers Bangalore
Almost 201 Runs scored by RCB but still the game ends in Tie that shows the quality of Cricket in IPL 2020 .
From Mumbai Indians, they came with pandya and pollard , Navdeep Saini bowled a dream spell of his IPL and managed to give only 7 Runs with a wicket of Hardik Pandya.He completely controlled the over with his bowling skill in super over.
Then, Second Innings of super over , obviously as expected Bumrah came into attack. On the other side AB Devilliers & skipper Virat kohli came to crease to chase 8 runs in a super over. In the Final ball ,Kohli finished the innings with his style and registered the victory against Mumbai Indians in a super over thriller match which made RCB to moved 3rd place in Dream11 IPL 2020 Points Table.
Game changing Moment:
Ishan Kishan with 99 Runs, was the man to deserve the victory but in this format of the game every ball counts victory for the team one bad shot took his wicket and shifted the game away from him . This Magical number of 99 by Ishan Kishan will be remembered in the history of IPL .
Man of the Match:
AB De Villiers was awarded man of the match for his excellent Knock of 55 Runs 24 balls.