Chris Lynn saves Mumbai
It was opener Chris Lynn (49) who put Mumbai on course for a humiliating 159. Lin, who came on as an opener to replace Quinton Decock, struggled from the start but later found the rhythm. But Lynn was out for a run for the half-century. Washington Sunder’s attempt to fly a six ended in a return catch. He hit four fours and three sixes. Lynn’s dismissal was the turning point of the match.
Herschelle Patel’s 20th over
RCB bowlers become batsmen in many of the death overs. But the RCB bowlers put on a stellar performance against Mumbai. Among them is the performance of Herschelle Patel. Herschel, who took his first five-wicket haul against Mumbai, kept Mumbai from scoring big. Hardik Pandya, Ishant Kishan, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard – all four of Mumbai’s greats – were bowled by Herschel. Herschel conceded just 1 run in the 20th over, taking four wickets, including a run.
The return of Mumbai
Mumbai went on to extend the match to the last ball of the match as RCB looked set to win easily. Notably, Mumbai’s debutant pacer Marco Johnson bowled. Despite losing the first over, the young batsman came back strong and took two wickets for 28 runs in four overs. It is noteworthy that Johnson was able to bring down the dangerous Glenn Maxwell. Johnson also got rid of Shahibas Ahmad in the middle order. With ABD run out, the outcome of the match changed but luck was with RCB.