IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Review
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IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Review

Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, MI vs RCB

IPL 2021 started Friday (9th April) night which was a last-ball thriller match between the five-time IPL winners and the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and the three-time runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Chennai. Ultimately, RCB won that match by two wickets.

After RCB captain Virat Kohli sent the last two-time IPL winners to bat first, Mumbai Indians scored 159/9 (20 overs) in the first innings. Later, RCB chased down that target on the final ball of the match after losing eight wickets.

Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians – 159/9 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 49, Suryakumar Yadav 31; Harshal Patel 5/27)

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 160/8 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 48, Glenn Maxwell 39; Jasprit Bumrah 2/26)

Result – RCB won by 2 wickets

IPL 2021, Match 1: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (MI vs RCB) – Stats Review

Teams’ Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

– 3rd-time RCB won a final-ball thriller while chasing

  • RCB won this IPL 2021 season opener by two wickets on the final ball of the match. It was the third time when RCB successfully chased a target on the final ball of a match. Previously, they beat South Australia (at Bengaluru on 5th October 2011) and Pune Warriors India (at Bengaluru on 17th April 2012) in the same manner.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

– 9th consecutive defeats in the first game of an IPL season

  • It was the ninth straight season when Mumbai Indians suffered a defeat in their first match of the IPL season, which has started since the 2013 edition.

– 5th time failed to defend a total on the last-ball thriller

  • While Mumbai Indians lost this match on the final ball, it was the fifth time when a team successfully chased a target against MI on the final ball of a match. Earlier, Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Lions, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils recorded one victory each against MI in this same fashion.

Players’ Stats

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

  • Yuzvendra Chahal

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Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

– 100th IPL match

i) It was the 100th IPL match for Yuzvendra Chahal. He became the 42nd cricketer to play 100 IPL matches.

  • Harshal Patel

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Harshal Patel [Image-Twitter]
i) Pacer Harshal Patel had bowling figures of 4-0-27-5.

– 1st 5wk-haul for a bowler against MI

It was the first-ever five-wicket haul for a bowler against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma was the previous record holder in the best bowling figures against Mumbai Indians. Serving for now-defunct Deccan Chargers, Rohit managed bowling figures of 2-0-6-4 against MI at Centurion on 6th May 2009.

– 3rd best bowling figures for RCB

It was the third-best bowling figures for Royal Challengers Bangalore as Harshal became the third RCB bowler to claim a five-wicket haul.

RCB bowlers with the five-wicket hauls

Player Bowling Figures Opposition Venue Date
Anil Kumble 3.1-1-5-5 Rajasthan Royals Cape Town 18th April 2009
Jaydev Unadkat 4-0-25-5 Delhi Daredevils Delhi 10th May 2013
Harshal Patel 4-0-27-5 Mumbai Indians Chennai 9th April 2021
  • Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: IPL)

– 1st captain to score 6000 T20 runs

i) Virat Kohli becomes the first T20 captain to score 6000 runs.