IPL 2021, RCB vs MI: Harshal Patel hat-trick flattens Mumbai

In the second match of the double header Sunday, RCB beat MI by 54 runs.

RCB bowled out MI by the 19th over. MI lost 5 wickets in it’s last 3 overs.

MI won the toss and elected to bowl first. They managed to stop RCB on 165 runs but failed to chase it.

Harshal Patel grabbed an hat-trick in the 17th over and ensured RCB’s victory.

The Occasion is more special for Virat Kohli as he became the first Indian and 5th overall batsmen to score 10000 T20 runs.

Match Summary

MI won the toss and invited RCB to bat first. RCB was coming after losing their last 3 matches and MI lost his last two.

Both teams wanted to add a W on their card.

Virat Kohli and Padikkal came to open for the side. Padikkal gave his wicket to Bumrah in the second over and returned to pavalion without scoring.

Virat continued to bat well. First Bharat and then Maxwell helped him from the other side.

Virat Kohli in this match after hitting a six to Bumrah became the first indian Batsman to score 10000 T20 runs.

Bharat got out after scoring 32 runs. Both Maxwell and Virat smashed blazing 50s and helped their team reach a respectable total of 165.

RCB put a total of 165 in 20 overs.

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock came into open the innings for Mumbai Indians.

Both openers did gave team a good start but their 57 runs opening partnership was ended by Chahal in the 7th over.

Rohit Sharma made 43 runs of 28 deliveries before his departure on the ball of Maxwell.

Apart from these two no other MI batsman was able to score double digits.

Then Harshal Patel’s hat-trick in the 17th over completely broke MI’s back. He sent Pollard, Pandya and Chahar back to pavallion in three consecutive deliveries.

RCB then bowled out MI in the 19th over. Harshal Patel grabbed 4 wickets and the season’s first hat-trick.

RCB with this win is back on the winning track. RCB made the special day of their Skipper more iconic with this win.

Now MI is on a losing spree of three matches.

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