IPL 2022: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets
- Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets on Saturday
- Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 68 gave Mumbai Indians a respectable total of 151 for 6
- RCB chased down the target in 18.3 overs
Invited to bat, Rohit Sharma (26) and Ishan Kishan (26) added 50 runs off 38 balls before the team slumped to 79/6 after losing 6 wickets for just 29 runs. The five-time champions managed to get to a respectable 151 for 6, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav's brilliant unbeaten 68 off 37 balls.
In reply, RCB chased down the target in 18.3 overs, riding on a half-century from Anuj Rawat (66) and Virat Kohli (48 not out).
"I wanted to bat as long as possible but got out at the wrong time. We had gotten off to a 50-run partnership, but got out at the wrong time. That is hurting us a little bit. Definitely not a 150-run pitch, Surya showed us you can do that if you bat sensibly. Credit to Surya, but we knew it wasn't going to be enough. (Areas of concern) We want batters to bat deep. And if you get runs on the board, there's something for the bowlers to do," Rohit Sharma said at the post-match presentation.
Harshal Patel (2/23) and Wanindu Hasaranga (2/28) were the top bowlers for RCB, while Akash Deep (1/20) also accounted for a wicket.
"Normally my googly turns more than legspin, so that's why I bowl googlies more. We have lot of good talent. So whenever I get a chance I am ready to take it," Hasaranga said after the match.
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians: 151 for 6 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 68 not out; Harshal Patel 2/23, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/28).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 152 for 3 in 18.3 overs (Anuj Rawat 66; Jaydev Unadkat 1/30).