Suryakumar Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah star as Mumbai Indians put one foot in playoffs

Mumbai Indians 166 for 5 (Suryakumar 79*, Kishan 25, Siraj 2-28, Chahal 2-37) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 164 for 6 (Padikkal 74, Philippe 33, Bumrah 3-14, Pollard 1-5) by five wickets

A death-bowling masterclass from Jasprit Bumrah, followed by a rollicking unbeaten 79 from Suryakumar Yadav, ensured the Mumbai Indians became the first team to reach 16 points and all but secure their place in the playoffs.

After being asked to bat, the Royal Challengers Bangalore,they rode on opener Devdutt Padikkal‘s fifty to move to 129 for 2 in 15 overs. At that stage, they might have been eyeing a total in the range of 190, but Bumrah’s short-ball barrage in the slog overs, headlined by a double-wicket maiden, dragged them back to 164 for 6.

In their reply, the Rohit Sharma-less Mumbai started briskly, with Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan putting on 37 in 33 balls. However, they lost 3 for 35 and when the promoted Krunal Pandya holed out for a run-a-ball 10, the Royal Challengers threatened to turn 107 for 4 into something more than a wobble. Suryakumar’s power and placement, though, thwarted the Royal Challengers’ plans and ushered Mumbai home.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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