Royal Challengers Bangalore got the better of Mumbai Indians in the first leg of the IPL 2021 that took place at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. RCB defeated MI by 2 wickets and won the IPL 2021 opener. Both teams locked horns with each other second leg of the IPL at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first. RCB capitalized the chances to better effect and aggregated 165/6 in their quota of 20 overs. In fact, it could have been a bigger total but MI bowlers did the job pretty well in the death overs.
After the fall of Devdutt Padikkal (0), Virat Kohli and Srikar Bharat took the attack to the cleaners. RCB captain Virat Kohli scored a superb half-century. He chipped in with 51 off 42 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes. On the other hand, Srikar Bharat scored a valuable 32 off 24 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes.
Rahul Chahar gives a fiery send-off to KS Bharat after getting rid of him
RCB batsmen Virat Kohli and Bharat frustrated the MI bowlers by scoring runs at will. The duo added 68 runs for the second wicket before Rahul Chahar found a way to get rid of Bharat. The right-handed batsman was looking in good touch with the bat and was looking to amplify his strike rate.
He decided to take the attack to the cleaners while facing Rahul Chahar. However, his move backfired him as he ended up giving the ball straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav. Soon after taking his wicket, Rahul Chahar looked totally furious. The video clip has gone viral on the internet.
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Glenn Maxwell scored 56 off 37 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah took 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians. In reply, the defending champions were bowled out for just 111. MI captain Rohit Sharma top-scored with 43 off 28 balls including 5 fours and a six. Harshal Patel took 4 wickets to his name.