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Mumbai Indians 166/5 (19.1 ov)
Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Suryakumar Yadav
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And that's the end of a brilliant game of cricket, with all the ebbs and flows it throws. RCB seemed like the dominant force in the first ten overs of the match. But MI bowlers pulled it back towards the end with some brilliant hit the deck bowling. MI started the chase with comparative ease, but there was a bit of wobble in the middle with the loss of some quick wickets. Suryakumar Yadav was the man of the night guiding his team home with relative ease in the end. A brilliant display of batsmanship from him and a strong message to the selectors. RCB bowlers just fell short against an innings of brilliance tonight.

And that's all from us for the day. Do catch the review of this game on our Facebook channel tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. IST. We will also have a preview of tomorrow's match and some tips for your fantasy team at 07:00 p.m. IST.

We have more action coming your way with Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow. Along with the yellow army, there will be five other mid-table teams cheering for a CSK victory tomorrow. Do join us here for the live ball-by-ball coverage. Until then, this is Shashwat and Bala signing off. Goodnight!
Suryakumar Yadav is the Man-of-the-Match!
He has been contemplating his game and looking to finish matches off, and he is really satisfied with managing to do so today. Yadav revealed that there was a discussion prior to the season with Rohit Sharma and the team management about this role of his, going in at three and taking the game deep.

Once a predominant on-side player, Yadav says that he was able to work on his off-side game during the lockdown. And with the shots that were in display today, it was really evident that the work has produced results.
Kieron Pollard is happy that different players have stood up for the team on different occasions. He credits Bumrah for the exceptional spell that he delivered today. When asked about the reason why he brought himself on against AB de Villiers, Pollard says he wanted to cover one over, and thought to take it up himself even though it was a chance. 

Pollard is all praises for Suryakumar Yadav. He has done some amazing things for the franchise, and today he was there till the end when MI lost a couple of wickets in the middle. Yadav has continued to get better and better each year, says Pollard. If a person is so consistent, people will notice sooner or later, the skipper says.

The West Indian admits that there has been discussion about him batting higher up, but feels it is all about what the team requires. He would personally love to be up there, but he is happy to bat low if there isn't any requirement to do so.
Virat Kohli looks back at their batting innings and says that it was a 'strange phase' after the 15th over when all the shots seemed to be going into the hands of the fielders. He lauded the MI bowlers saying that they stuck to a good line and length during that phase. It meant that they were probably 20 runs short of a par score on this pitch. Yet Kohli feels that RCB was in the game till about the 17th over during the chase. They needed a couple of wickets at that stage which did not come. 

Kohli understands the importance of finishing in the top two positions. He says that the teams peak at different times and some of them in the bottom half are having a good time now. RCB have lost a couple of games now and must try to turn it around quickly in the next couple of games.
That is an emphatic message from Suryakumar Yadav. One may run out of superlatives to describe that innings. It was delightful, sumptuous and artistic. And as he reacted in the end, he was there at the end to see it through. There was a bit of a wobble through the middle but it wasn’t enough to topple the chase of Mumbai Indians.

The game was in the balance at the end of the powerplay with MI 45/1. Then they lost a couple of quick wickets and the spinners seemed to be strangling the batsmen in the middle. It was then that Suryakumar Yadav decided to take the attack to Chahal. Once he succeeded in that, RCB had to look for more options since Chahal is their main weapon in the middle overs. Once Hardik Pandya joined him in the middle, it was all about managing the required rate and not allowing more wickets to fall. There were dot balls in the middle, but Yadav continued to find boundaries never allowing the required rate to climb to an unmanageable rate. Pandya fell at the end, but Yadav saw the team through. He has sent a really good message to the selectors with this brilliant knock.

Washington Sundar was as economical as ever and gave away just 20 runs in his 4 overs. Chahal and Siraj picked up a couple of wickets each but they went for a few runs. Kohli had brought back Steyn for this game expecting a bit of pace and movement on the pitch, but he had a game to forget, being taken apart for over 10 runs an over in his spell.
Mumbai Indians win by 5 wickets with five balls to spare!
19.1 Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! SKY FINISHES IT OFF IN STYLE! Full delivery outside off stump and Yadav just sits deep in his crease before crunching it over extra cover for a boundary! Pity that he is still not a part of the Indian team! Absolute travesty! Nevertheless, MI are all but assured of a play-off place now!
A six and a four pretty much did the job for MI in that over. Just three runs to win in the last over, and you have got to back the batting side on such an equation!
Over: 19 | Summary: 0 2 1 6 W 4 Bowler: Chris Morris Score: 162/5
18.6 Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! WHAT IS ALL THE FUSS ABOUT!? Low full toss on off stump and Pollard just ambles across his stumps before smearing it past deep mid wicket for four! What a way to douse the fire!
7 required from 7 balls now. Pollard is the new man in!
18.5 Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, OUT! MORRIS HAS HIS MAN! IS THERE A TWIST IN THE TALE? Length delivery outside off stump and Hardik looks to crack that one through the off side. However, he hits it aerially towards extra cover where Siraj holds onto a smart chance! Morris had rolled his fingers over the ball and probably deceived Pandya with the lack of pace on that one. 
18.4 Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, BAM! SIX! Right in the slot on off stump and Hardik just sits deep in his crease before absolutely clattering it over wide long on for a maximum! A few words between the batsman and the bowler too! Not sure what Morris will have to say after being carted like that! He missed the yorker by a couple of inches and that was all Pandya needed to deposit that over wide long-on. He packs a punch with those big hits!
18.3 Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, full delivery on leg stump. Yadav gets down on the sweep shot again and gets decent enough contact on it. However, he hits it straight to the fielder. Just gets a single
18.2 Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, length delivery outside off stump. Yadav backs away and just about manages to chip it over the man in the ring at extra cover before getting across for a couple. It wasn't timed well, but managed to evade the man at extra cover
18.1 Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, full delivery on off stump. Yadav opens up his stance and drills that one straight to the fielder in the ring at extra cover. Missed out on that one, to be honest!
Suryakumar Yadav has a big hitter in Hardik Pandya at the other end, but he has taken up all the burden of scoring on himself, and he is making it look like an artist at work, just directing the ball to different directions according to his preference. 

Victory is just 16 runs away now, and the penultimate over will be delivered by Chris Morris.
Over: 18 | Summary: 0 1w 0 1w 1w 1 6 1 0 Bowler: Dale Steyn Score: 149/4
17.6 Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, low full toss outside off stump and Hardik again fails to make contact. He has an enormous mow at it but the ball just squirms past the outside edge
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