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Pandya’s whirlwind knock blows away RCB

The Tribune 2019-04-16 09:05:00


Hardik Pandya produced a sensational late cameo of 37 not out off just 16 balls, guiding Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL here today.

Chasing 172 for a win, the match was in the balance when Pandya came out in the 16th over, but he turned the game on its head, smashing five boundaries and two sixes.

Mumbai needed 22 runs from the last two overs but Pandya took just six balls to get the required runs, smashing left-arm spinner Pawan Negi for two boundaries and as many sixes to end the run chase.

This was Mumbai’s fifth win in eight games, while RCB suffered their seventh defeat in eight matches.

Earlier, veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga took four wickets for 31 runs as Mumbai restricted RCB to 171/7. AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali hit impressive half-centuries. After RCB lost skipper Virat Kohli (8 off 9 balls) and Parthiv Patel (28 off 20 balls) inside seven overs, de Villiers (75 in 51 balls) and Ali (50 runs in 32 balls) resurrected the innings with a 95-run stand for the third wicket. However, Maliga pegged the visiting side back by removing Ali and Marcus Stonis (0) in the 18th over and taking two wickets in the final over. 

Mumbai Indians suffered a blow with West Indies fast bowler Alzarri Joseph being ruled out of the ongoing IPL with a shoulder injury. — PTI


New Delhi: Australian batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner are likely to leave their respective IPL teams by the end of this month to attend their national training camp from May 2 after being drafted into the squad for the upcoming World Cup. Seamer Jason Behrendorff and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis are also expected to leave Mumbai and Bangalore, respectively, by the end of the month to attend the camp.

Scoreboard



                       

P Patel c Yadav b H Pandya 28 20 4 1

V Kohli c de Kock b Behrendorff 8 9 1 0

AB de Villiers run out 75 51 6 4

M Ali c H Pandya b Malinga 50 32 1 5

M Stoinis c Sharma b Malinga 0 2 0 0

A Nath c de Kock b Malinga 2 3 0 0

P Negi c de Kock b Malinga 0 2 0 0

U Yadav not out 0 1 0 0

M Siraj not out 0 0 0 0

Extras: (b-2, lb-5, w-1) 8

Total: (7 wickets; 20 overs) 171

FOW: 1-12, 2-49, 3-144, 4-151, 5-169, 6-169, 7-169 


Jason Behrendorff 4 0 49 1

Lasith Malinga 4 0 31 4

Jasprit Bumrah 4 1 22 0

Hardik Pandya 3 0 21 1

Rahul Chahar 4 0 31 0

Krunal Pandya 1 0 10 0



Q de Kock lbw b Ali 40 26 5 2

R Sharma b Ali 28 19 2 2

S Yadav c Saini b Chahal 29 23 2 1

I Kishan st Patel b Chahal 21 9 0 3

K Pandya c Milind b Siraj 11 21 1 0

H Pandya not out 37 16 5 2

K Pollard not out 0 0 0 0



Total: (5 wickets; 19 overs) 172

FOW: 1-70, 2-71, 3-104, 4-129, 5-148


Umesh Yadav 2 0 25 0

Navdeep Saini 3 0 34 0

Mohammed Siraj 2 0 21 1

Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 27 2

Pawan Negi 4 0 47 0

Moeen Ali 4 0 18 2


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