Mumbai Beat Bangalore In Emotion-filled Game, Zero In On Playoff Spot
The table-topper clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore turned out to be an emotion-filled game. Winning the toss, MI decided to bowl first. With the new opening pair, RCB managed to score well in the powerplay. However, Bangalore failed to carry the momentum forward in the game with regular loss of wickets. With youngster Devdutt Padikkal scoring a blistering 74 of 45 balls, the RCB managed to score 164 runs after losing six wickets. For Mumbai, the chase became tricky when it also started losing wickets at regular intervals. However, Suryakumar Yadav ensured that he single-handedly place Mumbai at the top with his 43-ball 79-run knock. His knock was emotion-filled as well because he kept his nerves when Virat Kohli sledged him during the game. Similar fierce banter had arouse between Hardik Pandya and Chris Morris also. With this win, Mumbai topped the table with 16 points and has zeroed in on a certain playoff spot.