Mumbai Indians (MI) v/s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Mumbai Indians (MI) have played eleven games each, have 7 wins and are at present in the top part of the point table.

Both the teams had a single aim, that is to secure the berth of play-off. This match saw the MI team beating the RCB team by 5 wickets. This was the 48th match of the IPL2020 tournament. Yadav was at an unbeaten 79 in 43 balls. This helped the MI team to get across the line after they were given a target of 165. The innings of Suryakumar comprised of 3 sixes and 10 boundaries. Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammed Siraj accounted for 2 wickets each.

The RCB team posted a total of 164 for the loss of 6 wickets after they were sent to bat. Devdutt Padikkal, who was the opener, was the leader in scoring runs. He made 74 runs in only 45 deliveries. The innings of Padikkal included 12 boundaries and a single 6. The pick of the bowlers was Jasprit Bumrah. He managed 3 dismissals.

The Power of Padikkal:

Talking about openers, Padikkal can be considered as one of the most successful openers in the IPL2020 so far. He also has a strike rate that is the highest, 133.

Today the strike rate of Padikkal rose to 173.07. He blasted 45 runs from only 26 deliveries. This included 6 fours and 1 six. This worked out to a boundary for every 3.71 over.

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RCB team depending on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli:

The RCB team are considered to be strong contenders in this IPL2020 tournament. This success is totally due to the batting of de Villiers and Kohli. Every time this due have failed, the RCB team have lost the match.

The loosing of the match on 28/10/2020 can be due to the absence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Suryakumar makes a Statement:

Suryakumar managed to swing the contest in favor of the MI team in only 6 balls between the 11.6 over and the 12.5 over. He made 19 runs only in 6 deliveries. 18 of these were to Yadav.

Against Chahal, he struck with an audacious 6 with a straight and high elbow over the extra cover. This was followed by a steer against a delivery that was fast from Dale Steyn.

Yadav is considered to be one of the best batsmen as he has been able to dominate the best bowlers of the opposition. This match saw him dominating Chahal with his sweep shot and make 25 runs in 13 deliveries. He also caned Styn for 19 runs from only 7 balls.

He hit the winning boundary as a final word for the team. He signed off with a significant gesture that managed to put across a statement that read, that he was there.

This win works out an important win for the MI team since this was against the RCB team. The RCB team is a tough contender.