MI vs RCB 1st Match IPL 2021 Highlights

MI vs RCB IPL Highlights 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Mumbai Indians by two wickets in the season opener of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. MI vs RCB 1st Match IPL 2021 Highlights

Chasing a target of 160 runs, RCB won the match on the final ball of the match, scoring 160 for eight in 20 overs. Despite losing an early wicket, opener Virat Kohli gave RCB a good start, scoring 33 runs off 29 balls. Before losing his wicket, the skipper also made a short and beneficial partnership with new acquisition Glenn Maxwell, who slammed 39 off 28 balls. Meanwhile, AB de Villiers also made a match-winning contribution, hitting 48 runs in 27 balls. Despite losing his wicket in the penultimate over, the South African cricketer’s knock was enough to put the win on RCB’s plate, with Harshal Patel scoring the winning run on the last of their inning. Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen were in good form for MI, taking two wickets apiece. Meanwhile, Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya registered a dismissal each. On the other hand, Mumbai scored 159 for nine in 20 overs, setting a 160-run target for RCB. Opener Chris Lynn was in good form, scoring 49 off 35 balls. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav (31) and Ishan Kishan (28) also made decent contributions to their side’s total. Harshal Patel was the star with the ball for RCB, taking five wickets. Meanwhile, Kyle Jamieson and Washington Sundar registered a dismissal each

MI vs RCB 1st Match IPL 2021 Highlights
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  • Match: Match 1
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 2021
  • Date & Time: 9th April, 7:30 PM
  • Series: Indian Premier League, 2021
  • Weather: Clear
  • Toss: Bangalore elected to field
  • Umpires: KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND), Nitin Menon (IND) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND)RefereeVengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
  • Player of the Match: Harshal Patel

MI vs RCB 1st Match IPL 2021 Highlights

Mumbai Indians (MI) Scorecard

Rohit Sharma (C) (run out (Virat Kohli / Yuzvendra Chahal))191511
Chris Lynn (c & b Washington Sundar)493543
Suryakumar Yadav (c AB de Villiers b Kyle Jamieson)312341
Ishan Kishan (W) (lbw b Harshal Patel)281921
Hardik Pandya (lbw b Harshal Patel)131020
Kieron Pollard (c Washington Sundar b Harshal Patel)7910
Krunal Pandya (c Dan Christian b Harshal Patel)7710
Marco Jansen (b Harshal Patel)0200
Rahul Chahar (run out (Virat Kohli / AB de Villiers))0000
Jasprit Bumrah1200
Didn’t Bat: Trent Boult

Extras: 4 ( b – 0, lb – 0, w – 2, nb – 2, Penalty – 0)Fall of wickets:  1 – 24 (Rohit Sharma, 4 ov) ,  2 – 94 (Suryakumar Yadav, 11 ov) ,  3 – 105 (Chris Lynn, 12.5 ov) ,  4 – 135 (Hardik Pandya, 16 ov) ,  5 – 145 (Ishan Kishan, 17.4 ov) ,  6 – 158 (Krunal Pandya, 19.1 ov) ,  7 – 158 (Kieron Pollard, 19.2 ov) ,  8 – 158 (Marco Jansen, 19.4 ov) ,  9 – 159 (Rahul Chahar, 20 ov)

Mohammed Siraj40220
Kyle Jamieson40271
Yuzvendra Chahal40410
Shahbaz Ahmed10140
Harshal Patel40275
Dan Christian20210
Washington Sundar1071

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Scorecard

Washington Sundar (c Chris Lynn b Krunal Pandya)101600
Virat Kohli (C) (lbw b Jasprit Bumrah)332940
Rajat Patidar (b Trent Boult)8810
Glenn Maxwell (c Chris Lynn b Marco Jansen)392832
AB de Villiers (W) (run out (Krunal Pandya / Ishan Kishan))482742
Shahbaz Ahmed (c Krunal Pandya b Marco Jansen)1200
Dan Christian (c Rahul Chahar b Jasprit Bumrah)1300
Kyle Jamieson (run out (Jasprit Bumrah))4400
Harshal Patel4300
Mohammed Siraj0100
Didn’t Bat: Yuzvendra Chahal

Extras: 12 ( b – 0, lb – 2, w – 9, nb – 1, Penalty – 0)Fall of wickets:  1 – 36 (Washington Sundar, 4.2 ov) ,  2 – 46 (Rajat Patidar, 5.5 ov) ,  3 – 98 (Virat Kohli, 12.3 ov) ,  4 – 103 (Glenn Maxwell, 14.1 ov) ,  5 – 106 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 15 ov) ,  6 – 122 (Dan Christian, 16.3 ov) ,  7 – 152 (Kyle Jamieson, 18.5 ov) ,  8 – 158 (AB de Villiers, 19.4 ov)

Trent Boult40361
Jasprit Bumrah40262
Marco Jansen40282
Krunal Pandya40251
Rahul Chahar40430
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Mumbai 41/1
Mumbai 50/1 in 6.4 overs
Strategic Time-out: Mumbai 83/1 in 9.0 overs
2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 27 balls between C Lynn (29) and S Yadav (21)
Mumbai 100/2 in 12.2 overs
Referral 1 (15.6 ovs): H Pandya against RCB (LBW) Unsuccessful (MI: 0, RCB: 1)
Strategic Time-out: Mumbai 135/4 in 16.0 overs
I Kishan dropped on 28 by M Siraj in 17.3 overs
Referral 1 (17.4 ovs): RCB against I Kishan (LBW) Successful (MI: 0, RCB: 1) (Retained)
MUM 145/5: I Kishan lbw b H Patel 28(19)
Mumbai 153/5 in 18.2 overs
H Patel T20 5-wicket haul: 5/27 (4.0)
Innings Break: Mumbai 159/9 in 20.0 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Bangalore 46/2
Bangalore 50/2 in 7.0 overs
Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 69/2 in 9.0 overs
3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 38 balls between V Kohli (13) and G Maxwell (36)
Bangalore 100/3 in 13.2 overs
Strategic Time-out: Bangalore 121/5 in 16.0 overs
Bangalore 150/6 in 18.3 overs
Bangalore 160/8 in 20.0 overs

Mumbai Indians Playing 11:

Rohit Sharma(c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Virat Kohli(c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers(w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal

MI vs RCB IPL 2021 Stat Highlights

1. Mumbai Indians suffered their ninth consecutive loss in the first games in IPL.Also Read | MI vs RCB Highlights, VIVO IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore Beat Mumbai Indians by Two Wickets

2. Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Rajat Patidar and Kyle Jamieson made their IPL debut for RCB.

3. Maxwell smashed a six in IPL after almost three years.

4. Marco Jansen and Chris Lynn made their debut for Mumbai Indians.

5. Harshal Patel became the first bowler to take a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in IPL.

6. Rohit Sharma has now got involved in 36 run-outs, most by a player in IPL history.

7. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Virat Kohli for the fourth time in IPL.

Virat Kohli’s ‘record’ dropped catch

Kohli is one of the finest fielders in world cricket at present. But his fielding standards have certainly dropped in the past few IPL seasons. While his failed chance to catch Krunal Pandya in the 19th over surprised many, it shouldn’t be the case as Kohli has dropped most catches by any player since IPL 2019.

As per analyst, Kohli has dropped 7 catches in the past 3 seasons, which is the most by any player. Among the dropped chances, his two dropped catches against Punjab Kings in IPL 2020 highlight the dropped list. Not just Kohli, Kyle Jamieson, Washington Sundar and Mohammed Siraj have also dropped chances on the field as poor was fielding highlighted the opening fixture of IPL 2021.


Harshal Patel, Man of the Match: When they traded me, they told me I was part of the plans and would bowl at the death. Absolutely happy to be here to repay the faith showed in me. I didn’t know I was the first to get a five-for against Mumbai. Whatever momentum I had, I wanted to make use of it.

This is my first five-for in 98 matches and to get it against a team like Mumbai is special. I’ve just been working a lot on my yorkers, become more confident in bowling it at different stages of the game. I was always good with length balls and slower balls.

Virat Kohli: It was important to play agains the strongest opposition to test the depth of your team. Everyone got involved, everyone’s got game time. Lot of options in the kitty which helped bring the game back. To be honest, the pitch was looking decent in the first-half. It’s not a ground where you can hit through the line unless the situation demands it.

Harshal is relishing the role. He is going to be our designated death bowler. Very confident about what he wants to bring to the table and as a captain you want someone with that clarity. In T20 cricket, that’s all you ask from the bowler. And the wickets that he got weren’t fluke wickets. He actually wanted the guys to hit the ball where he wanted them caught.

AB de Villiers: Was an incredible game of cricket, always seems to be against Mumbai. We obviously came in knowing it wasn’t going to be easy. I knew halfway it was going to get tough, it’s one of those pitches that gets harder as the game goes on. They have a wonderful bowling line up that put us under pressure.

There’s a reason why Mumbai have won this trophy five times, there’s a lot of aura around them. But that was the challenge, to beat the champions and get a lot of confidence. We did well tonight.

Rohit Sharma: Winning the championship is important, I guess, not the first game. Great fight, we didn’t let it go easily. Although the score wasn’t something we were happy with. We were 20 short. We made some mistakes, those are bound to happen.

We haven’t had much time together as a group and it was totally opposite in Dubai, where we began preparations a month before. But that’s how the IPL has been played over the years, you just got to get in the game as quickly as possible. It can be difficult for teams that have great home records, but that is what sport is, you’ve got to go away and win. We are fortunate that we are on the park.

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