IPL 2021 MI vs RCB AB de Villiers (48 off 27 balls) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore start the campaign with a two-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Friday. After electing to bowl first, pacer Harshal Patel (5-27) took a five-wicket haul to help Royal Challengers Bangalore restrict Mumbai Indians to 159/9 in their 20 overs. MI looked good for 180 plus at one point when Chris Lynn and Suryakumar Yadav added 70 runs for the second wicket but they lost wickets at regular intervals to give away the advantage to RCB.
IPL 2021 Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) Harshal Patel on Friday became the first-ever bowler to take a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Harshal achieved the feat in the opening match of this year’s cash-rich league here at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. The 30-year-old bowler picked three wickets in the final over of the Mumbai Indians’ innings to restrict the side to 159/9 in the allotted 20 overs. Harshal dismissed Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, and Kieron Pollard in the final over after sending Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya back to the pavilion in the 18th and 16th over respectively. Harshal bowled the final over of the innings and dismissed Krunal and Pollard on the first two deliveries. Harshal then bowled Marco Jansen and Jasprit Bumrah got run out on the final delivery of the over.