On the auspicious innings of Hardik Pandya (37 not out), Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL-12 on Monday. In this match at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai defeated Bangalore by 5 wickets. The defeat has also been a cloud of crisis over Bangalore’s playoff hopes. This is the seventh loss in Bangalore’s eight matches.

First, Bangalore offered a challenge of 172 runs. In reply, Mumbai achieved this target by losing 5 wickets in 19.0 overs. Hardik, who came for batting at number five in this win, played a key role. He made 5 fours and two sixes in his 16-ball innings. At the other hand, Kieron Pollard (0) remained unbeaten.

The highest run opener for Mumbai was made by Quinton de Kock (40). He hit 5 fours and two sixes in his 26-ball innings. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma (28), Suryakumar Yadav (29), Ishaan Kishan (21) and Krunal Pandya contributed 11 runs. For Bangalore, Moin Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal got two wickets while Navdeep Saini got one wicket.

AB de Villiers (75) made the most runs for Bangalore. He hit six fours and four sixes in his 51-ball knock. Apart from De Villiers, Moin Ali (50), Virat Kohli contributed 8 runs. For Mumbai, Lasith Malinga got four, Jason Behrendorff and Hardik Pandya picked up one wicket each. At one time, Bangalore was going towards a huge score of 190. But Lasith Malinga, who bowled superbly in the last over, stopped them already. Bangalore lost four wickets for just 27 runs.

Bad start of RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore began to bat after losing the toss. Virat Kohli returns to the pavilion by 8 runs, with Parthiv Patel coming off the innings. He planted only 1 four in his innings of 9 balls. He returned pavilion on the first ball of the third over.

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