Royal Challengers Bangalore death bowling finally came together in their game against Mumbai Indians.

Their sensible bowling in the slog overs has propelled them to a 14-run win in a crucial game of their season.

Having won the toss and elected to field first, Mumbai Indians were quite good in keeping the openers silent. Manan Vohra was effective in countering the opposition bowlers. But Quinton de Kock struggled during his innings.

Brendon McCullum immediately made his presence felt in the game. He got drafted after AB de Villiers was unavailable once again due to illness. Both Virat Kohli and Brendon McCullum were on top against Mumbai bowlers.

However, the 18th over bowled by Hardik Pandya yielded Mumbai Indians three wickets, which changed the momentum of the game. The all-rounder managed to pick the wickets of Virat Kohli, Mandeep Singh and Washington Sundar. But, Colin de Grandhomme got three sixes in the final over to take the score to a par 167 on a sticky wicket.

Having asked to chase 168, Mumbai Indians struggled to tackle the pace of Umesh Yadav. The Indian pacer was again impressive dismissing Surya Kumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma on successive deliveries.

Yuzvendra Chahal put tight screws on run flow. The top order failed badly, but Hardik Pandya quickly countered Bangalore bowlers in the middle overs.

JP Duminy tried to play the role of an anchor of the innings. However, he got dismissed through run-out by Umesh Yadav. Pandya brothers managed to stabilise the innings and took the team close to the total.

They managed some impressive cricket in their 50-run partnership but were slow to the asking rate. But some extraordinary bowling from Mohammed Siraj and Tim Southee helped RCB to a comfortable win.

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