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RCB won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Anuj Rawat
 
Royal Challengers Bangalore - 152/3 in 18.3 overs (Anuj Rawat 66 off 47 balls, Jaydev Unadkat 1/30 in 4 overs) beat Mumbai Indians - 151/6 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 68* off 37 balls, Harshal Patel 2/23 in 4 overs) by 7 wickets.

Player of the Match: Anuj Rawat - 66 (47) (2x4, 6x6)

Royal Challengers Bangalore played a near perfect match tonight and got themselves over the line with 9 ball to spare. And doing the bulk of the work for them, was young left-hand opening bat Anuj Rawat, who was rightly adjudged the player of the match.

Virat Kohli too was among the runs today, missing out on a half-century narrowly, with an iffy decision of LBW that went against him. Glenn Maxwell came out to bat for the first time this season and got 10 off 2 ball to finish the match.

Mumbai Indians began decently, with tight bowling and sharp fielding, but the second over from Murugan Ashwin opened the floodgates for RCB to make their impact in the run chase. Since then, Jaydev Unadkat and he got targeted. Kieron Pollard too did nor bowl well enough to keep the pressure applied.

Jasprit Bumrah going wicket-less is a concern for this MI bowling attack, as the rest of the bowling does look slightly weak.

The running between the wickets too was excellent from the RCB, with the Kohli-Rawat partnership stealing the show.

Royal Challengers Bangalore now have three wins out of four matches, and are placed 3rd in the standings currently. Mumbai Indians though, have plenty to think about, as they are placed 9th in the table at the moment with four losses out of four matches.

This is all that we have for you from the MCA Stadium in Pune and it was an absolute pleasure bringing the action to you, live! For more action from this edition of the IPL, don't forget to keep watching Disney+ Hotstar! For now, this is the pair of Maanas and Bidipto, saying good bye! Keep following Sportskeeda! 

Player of the Match, Anuj Rawat:  It feels great! I scored runs and we won, so I'm really happy! I was following my process, and even though I did not get the runs in the previous games like I would have hoped for, it came off well today. Yes for sure, the management, the experienced players like Virat bhai and Faf, have helped me a lot to feel settled.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Faf du Plessis, at the post-match presentation: It feels really good, Mumbai is a strong team, so it was a really good win. We will definitely take 152 against Mumbai any day. We wanted to make sure that we got the wickets early on with the ball, Rohit and Ishan did get off to a great start, but we pegged them back nicely. We would have liked to have given away a few less runs towards the end though. Anuj Rawat is a fine player, a very good player who has a lot of composure in his batting which will only help us in going forward. The mix of experience and youth is working well for us.



Rohit Sharma: (On two overseas players) Just the combination we felt would be ideal on certain pitches and against certain oppositions. Unfortunately, some overseas players were not available. I wanted to bat as long as possible but got out at the wrong time. Definitely not a 150-pitch. Surya showed us if you bat sensibly, you can get runs. Credit to him, he got us to 150. We want some of our batters to bat as deep as possible and of course, if we get runs on the board, there is always something for the bowlers to do. Last game we got 150, this game we got 160. It is never going to be enough. We took our chances with the ball but they batters quite sensibly. I have spoken of collective performance from bat and ball and once that comes through we will start seeing the results. 

Wanindu Hasaranga: Happy with my performance but also happy about the team winning. (On googly) Normally my googly will turn more than the leg spin that's why I like to bowl the googly. Good batting side, we have lots of talent so when I get the chance, I am ready to finish. 
18.3 Dewald Brevis to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Maxwell finishes off! Tossed up delivery on the off stump, Maxwell rocks onto the back foot and crunches that through the covers for a boundary! Fourth loss on the trot for the Mumbai Indians and the troubles continue to mount for them!
18.2 Dewald Brevis to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! SHOT! First ball for Maxi and he brings out the switch-hit! Too short from Brevis and it allowed Maxwell to smack that over the backward point region for a boundary! First ball in this edition's IPL and he's reverse-swept that. What else would you expect from Maxi? 
Glenn Maxwell, RHB, is at the crease.
18.1 Dewald Brevis to Virat Kohli, OUT! LBW! Tossed up leg-spinner on the middle stump, Kohli presses forward and looks to defend it. The ball raps him on the pads and the umpire raises his finger!

Kohli reviews instantly! The replays are unclear regarding the edge as the ball was hitting the bat and the pads at the same time. The on-field call is taken into consideration. Ball tracking shows three reds and Kohli has to depart! He's fuming and he was absolutely certain that it had hit the bat first. 

Virat Kohli lbw b Dewald Brevis 48 (36) (5x4)
Dewald Brevis, right-arm leg-spin, is in to bowl.

Jasprit Bumrah going wicket-less is a problem for the Mumbai Indians! Even if he is economical, which he usually is, the bowling attack that Mumbai Indians have this season, does nor allow for him to go without taking a wicket. The pace has been up, the accuracy has been there, but unfortunately, the wickets column has been empty. Some good, urgent running has resulted in overthrows in the over as well! Only 8 runs required now from 12 balls.
18
overs
144 /2 score
2
1
1
0
3
6
runs
cricket bat icon Virat Kohli
48 (35)
cricket bat icon Dinesh Karthik *
7 (2)
cricket ball icon Jasprit Bumrah
0 /31
17.6 Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, SIX! BOOM! Takes on Bumrah and deposits him into the stands too! Short and banged into the track, lacks venom and sits up nicely for Karthik, who rocks onto the back foot and pulls that authoritatively over the mid-wicket region for a huge maximum! That is some shot!
17.5 Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli, back of a length ball on the middle stump, Kohli taps that into the leg side and the batters take a couple of runs. Pressure on the fielder and he fires in a wayward throw which allows the third as well. 
17.4 Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli, short and on the fourth stump line, Kohli looks to hook it away but fails to make any connection. 
17.3 Jasprit Bumrah to Dinesh Karthik, length ball on the fourth stump line, DK looks to drive it but gets the inside edge to the left of Kishan for a single. 
17.2 Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli, length ball on the middle stump line, Kohli shuffles across and works that through the mid-wicket region for a single. 
17.1 Jasprit Bumrah to Virat Kohli, length ball outside off, Kohli steers that towards backward point for a quick single. A fumble from the backing-up fielder allows another run. 
Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack.

The runs keep coming the way Royal Challengers Bangalore want them to. With a boundary or two every over now, the work will be complete for the batting side. Mumbai Indians though, have got themselves a run out via a direct hit by Ramandeep! Is this the opening Rohit Sharma was looking for? Keep watching Disney+ Hotstar to find out! 
17
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131 /2 score
0
6
1lb
0
1W
1
runs
cricket bat icon Anuj Rawat
66 (47)
cricket bat icon Virat Kohli *
42 (31)
cricket ball icon Jaydev Unadkat
1 /30
16.6 Jaydev Unadkat to Virat Kohli, slower full ball on the leg stump line, Kohli pushes that out into the off side and takes a strike-retaining single. 
Dinesh Karthik, RHB, is at the crease.