9.5 Harbhajan's got the Big Fish and Gayle can't believe it! Harbhajan bowls round the wicket and the ball straightens, Gayle was down to slog and he was too early on the shot and the ball struck the off stump, Harbhajan is on his knee and pumps his fist and stays there 94/2
    5.1 slog and a miss, Harbhajan tosses it up from round the wicket, lands on a good length and Parthiv plays too early and the ball hits his stumps 53/1
    13.3 Anderson plucks that at long-off and Kohli has to go, this was pitched up on the off stump and Kohli aims for a flat six over long-off, Anderson moved to his right quickly and judged it well, it must have thudded onto his palm because Kohli hit that hard 119/4
    12.4 Bumrah does what Steyn couldn't do the other night! He knocks down the leg stump as AB attempts one of his audacious sweep shots, moved right across his stumps, the angle was taking it towards the leg stump, it goes for a spin and lands a few yards back 117/3
    15.3 that's a goal by Pollard! Rossouw looks to pull and gets an inside edge to the body and the ball drops in front of him, they take the single and Yuvraj was struggling, Pollard senses he wouldn't have time to pick up and throw so he settles for the kick and boots the ball towards the stumps and Yuvi was short 132/5
    18.2 scoops to cover, this was the slower ball by Malinga, Rossouw gave the charge and looked to clear the off side, chipped it to Rohit at cover 159/8
    16.4 and as many of you would have hoped for Starc's gone and with a little help from Pollard, this was fired full outside off and he tries to clear the off side and ends up scooping it to Pollard at cover 139/6
    17.3 knocks the off stump down this time, it was the off cutter, Harshal shuffled across and he wasn't too sure what he was trying, walked all around it and the ball brushed his hip and hit the off stump which lands a couple of yards back 151/7
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 6, w 4)
    168/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.40)
    Did not bat: YS Chahal
    Fall of wickets: 1-53 (PA Patel, 5.1 ov), 2-94 (CH Gayle, 9.5 ov), 3-117 (AB de Villiers, 12.4 ov), 4-119 (V Kohli, 13.3 ov), 5-132 (Yuvraj Singh, 15.3 ov), 6-139 (MA Starc, 16.4 ov), 7-151 (HV Patel, 17.3 ov), 8-159 (RR Rossouw, 18.2 ov)
    P Suyal3.0035111.6684230
    JJ Bumrah4.002225.50132100
    Harbhajan Singh4.003328.25123200
    SL Malinga4.002927.25103100
    KA Pollard4.003709.2583210
    RG Sharma1.00606.0000000

Match Notes

Boundary drought


Number of balls between the last two boundaries scored by RCB (12.4 and 15.3)

Poor finishers?


RCB’s run rate in the last 5 overs of an innings in this tournament – only the Mumbai’s is worse

Gayle v Malinga


Gayle’s IPL strike rate against Malinga – he has scored only 40 runs of 49 balls in 6 innings

Malinga v RCB guns


No. of times Malinga dismissed Kohli, de Villiers and Gayle in the IPL - 81 balls in 13 innings before today

Kohli v Mumbai


Virat Kohli’s average against Mumbai in the IPL before this match - he has bettered that today

Powerplay stats


Number of wickets RCB have lost during the Powerplay in this IPL – the most for any team

Gayle v Mumbai


Gayle’s average against Mumbai before this match – his second highest against any team in this IPL

Mumbai favourites?


Number of times Mumbai have failed to defend a 180+ total in the IPL (in 12 attempts)

An unwanted high


Runs conceded by Aaron in the 19th over – his second most expensive in T20 cricket

A first for Pollard


Number of consecutive 25+ T20 scores for Pollard – his first time in the IPL and fourth in his career

End-over specialist


Starc’s economy while bowling in the last 5 overs in an IPL innings – all other RCB quicks on display concede 10+

Poor finishers


Mumbai’s run rate in the last 5 overs of an innings this IPL (before today) - the poorest for any team

Pollard v RCB


Sixes that Pollard has hit against RCB – his most against any team

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