Royal Challengers Banglore outclassed Mumbai Indians by a healthy 54 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Batting first, the Virat Kohli-led team managed to score 165/6 in 20 overs. In reply, the Rohit Sharma-led team was blown away by the RCB bowlers.

For RCB, the wicket-takers were Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Glenn Maxwell and Mohammed Siraj. While Harshal lit up the stadium with a magnificent hat-trick, Chahal chipped in with two wickets. As for Maxwell, he returned with two wickets under his belt and Siraj managed to take only one.

While RCB recorded a famous bunny, one can not turn a blind eye to Chahal making South African cricketer Quinton de Kock his bunny.

Cricinfo defines a bunny as “Also known as rabbit, a member of the side who cannot bat and is chosen as a specialist bowler or wicketkeeper, and who almost always bats at number 11. It can be used to describe a player who often gets out to one bowler.”

De Kock, Ishan Kishan and Jasprit Bumrah were Chahal’s wickets.

But the Quinton de Kock vs Yuzvendra Chahal stat is one to look out for because this was the fifth time that the Indian dismissed the South African in T20s.

Quinton de Kock vs Yuzvendra Chahal in T20s

Innings – 7

Runs – 33

Dismissals – 5

Balls/dismissal – 6.2

In the match against Mumbai Indians, the Indian spinner returned with figures of 3/11 in his stipulated 4 overs at an economy of 2.80.

Chahal’s most frequent victims in T20 cricket:

Glenn Maxwell – 5 dismissals

Sanju Samson – 5

Kieron Pollard – 5

Quinton de Kock – 5

Suresh Raina – 4

As far as the IPL match is concerned, this was the first time in IPL’s history that the Bangalore-based franchise has beaten the Mumbai-based franchise twice in a single season.

The thrilling contest also saw the RCB bowl out MI for the first time.