Jasprit Bumrah kicked off his account by dismissing in-form RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal for a duck. RCB skipper Virat Kohli was dropped when he was on 0 in the first over of the game. He made them pay by scoring 51 runs off 42 deliveries. This is Virat’s second consecutive fifty after the restart of the tournament. Kohli became the first Indian batsmen to cross the 10,000-run mark. He is the fifth batsmen to do so all across the world.
Srikar Bharat also helped Kohli as they put up 68 runs together for the 2nd wicket. However, the onslaught started when Glenn Maxwell came out to bat. Maxwell carried forward a 51-run partnership with skipper Kohli. Kohli fell for 51 before Maxwell could reach his fifty. Maxwell smashed MI bowlers with ease as he managed to hit three sixes off the reverse sweep shot. The all rounder along with AB De Villiers took RCB past 150 before he was removed by Jasprit Bumrah.
Rohit Sharma handed the ball to his most trusted bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the penultimate over of the innings. Maxwell started the innings with a four but Bumrah did not disappoint the skipper. He removed dangerous looking Maxwell in the 3rd ball of the over. Bumrah bowled a low full toss and Maxwell could not get underneath the ball, chipped to long-on and Boult runs in to take the simplest of catches. Maxwell’s fine innings comes to an end after scoring 56 off 37 deliveries with 6 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 151.
The story doesn’t end here. Bumrah removes AB De Villiers off the very next delivery. Bumrah bowled a 145kmp short ball, ABD tried to play with the horizontal bat. The ball takes the top-edge and de Kock does the rest. The ball was travelling very fast but the keeper did a good job.
This is a big dent to RCB’s hopes of reaching 180 runs on the board. This turned out to be a game changing over for MI.
RCB eventually ended up on scoring 165/6 after the completion of 20 overs.