On Monday (15th April) night, the home side Mumbai Indians (MI) claimed a five-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
After the MI captain Rohit Sharma decided to field first, RCB scored 171/7 in 20 overs. In reply, the home team successfully chased down that target in 19 overs after losing five wickets.
It was the fifth victory for MI in the ongoing IPL season. Meanwhile, RCB suffered their seventh defeat this season on the same night.
Brief Scores: RCB – 171/7 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 75, Moeen Ali 50; Lasith Malinga 4/31)
MI – 172/5 in 19 overs (Quinton de Kock 40, Hardik Pandya 37; Moeen Ali 2/18)
Result – MI won by five wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) RCB managed to score 171/7 (20 overs) in the first innings. Only once RCB has scored more runs than this against MI at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). On 10th May 2015, RCB managed the record total of 235/1 (20 overs) against this home side at this venue.
i) On Monday night, MI secured their fourth successive victory against RCB at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai). Last time RCB beat MI at this venue on 10th May 2015.
i) By the end of this match, AB de Villiers has hit 351 T20 sixes. He is the first South African batsman and seventh overall batsman to hit 350 or more T20 sixes.
i) Lasith Malinga had the bowling figures of 4-0-31-4. It was the second best bowling figures by a bowler from the Mumbai franchise against the Bangalore side. The record holder is Dilhara Fernando with the bowling figures of 4-0-18-4 (at Bengaluru on 28th May 2008).
ii) Rohit Sharma becomes the first MI batsman to score 3,500 IPL runs. The right-handed batsman has scored 3,516 IPL runs for this side.