Surya storm hit the Wankhede as they chased down 200 runs together with Nehal Wadhera (52 not out). Surya and Nehal rattled the visitors with a flamboyant 140-run partnership off just 66 balls for the third wicket, taking the Bengaluru bowlers to the cleaners with some fine batting.
The emphatic win helped Mumbai move from 8th to 3rd in the points table, while the loss pushed RCB down a rung to seventh.
Fourth century partnership of the season between Faf du Plessis (65 off 41) and Glenn Maxwell (68 off 33) bundled out Royal Challengers Bangalore for 199 for five before Mumbai put them in to bat .
Chasing 200, Mumbai Indians maintained their impeccable record of not losing to RCB at the Wankhede since IPL 2015, cruising to victory in 16.3 overs.
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Suryakumar hit six sixes and seven fours in his sensational effort that came at a strike rate of over 237.
Promoted to No. 4, Wadhera, who was dropped for 16 on a difficult comeback occasion by Wanindu Hasaranga (2/53), scored his second half-century of the season. The left-handed batsman hit four fours and three sixes to end his unbeaten 52 off 34 balls.
Despite their bowlers making a spectacular comeback in the first half of the game, Mumbai Indians never looked under any pressure with their batting line-up. Rohit SharmaThe normal course of continues.
Mumbai Indians skipper Sharma was dismissed for just seven runs but a quick start provided by Ishan Kishan (42) and a strong third-wicket stand took RCB out of the game.
RCB were cruising towards a massive total at a time when MI struggled to make a break, and the visitors’ failure to get up to 200 hurt them.
Hasaranga struck twice in the fifth over to halt Mumbai’s charge, catching Ishan Kishan behind for a quick 42 off 21 balls and Rohit Sharma (7) as MI ended the powerplay at 62/2.
Kishan hit four sixes and as many fours, contributing heavily to the 51-run opening partnership with Sharma, who was dismissed for his fifth consecutive single-digit score.
Suryakumar completed his fourth and third half-centuries of the season in just 26 balls at the Wankhede here.
Earlier, RCB were rocked early by Jason Behrendorff (4-0-36-3), who struck twice in the powerplay before du Plessis (65 off 41) and Maxwell (68 off 33) And once again exposed MI’s bowling woes. Making the most of the right batting conditions.
Du Plessis and Maxwell added 120 runs in just 62 balls for the fourth wicket, giving RCB a boost after Mumbai Indians’ early dismissal. Virat Kohli (1) and Anuj Rawat (6) are falling fast.
Maxwell was in his element as he played some brilliant strokes, hitting four sixes and eight fours to bring up his fourth half-century this season.
Du Plessis, on the other hand, dropped by Nehal Wadhera in the first over when he had not yet opened his account, was equally impressive with his strokeplay, attacking pacers and spinners alike to bring up his sixth half-century.
Du Plessis also stormed his way to the top of the list of highest run-getters this year, scoring 576 runs in 11 matches at an average of 64.
But to their credit, MI fought back in the second half to dismiss Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror (1) and du Plessis in quick succession, which halted RCB’s charge as they could not go past the 200-run mark , which at one point seemed probable. ,
The Mumbai Indians bowlers did well, conceding only 68 runs in the last seven overs and did much better with the ball.
RCB slumped from 131/2 after 13 overs to 146/5 in the 15th over before Dinesh Karthik (30 off 18 balls) ended his usual run with the bat.
(With inputs from PTI)