Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered their seventh defeat of the 2019 Indian Premier League season at the hands of Mumbai Indians who won by 5 wickets. Having asked to bat first, RCB reached the modest total of 171/7 with AB de Villiers hitting a 75 run-knock. Nonetheless, the total was always going to tough to defend considering the dew conditions that would make bowling less effective in the second innings.
That is exactly what happened as the RCB bowlers failed to scalp wickets at crucial junctures of time. While in-form Quinton de Kock started the chase with an important knock of 40 runs, it was Hardik Pandya who put the finishing touches to the hosts innings by scoring 37 runs from only 16 balls. Even though the victory took MI the third spot in the league table, the result put RCB’s season to another low.
Here is what the fans had to say on Twitter:
after snapping their six match losing streak in the last game, RCB have started a new one #MIvRCB— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) April 15, 2019
RCB bowlers:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 15, 2019
Chahal + Moeen – 8 overs, 45 runs, 4 wickets, 5.62 Eco
All other bowlers – 11 overs, 127 runs, 1 wicket, 11.54 Eco#MIvRCB
?When AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali take your team to a good score— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) April 15, 2019
?When you realise your team has legendary bowlers like Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav to defend that score ?#MIvRCB #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/Rh8GWNyRpy