Despite Royal Challengers Bangalore scoring 199 runs against Mumbai Indians, Faf du Plessis was disappointed with the performance of his batting unit.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis expressed dissatisfaction with the batting performance in the final five overs after losing by six wickets to Mumbai Indians (MI). MI defeated RCB at the Wankhede Stadium thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering knock. “I think we were at least 20 runs short, in the context of the wicket,” Faf said after the game. They have a strong chasing team as well as a strong batting lineup. We didn’t capitalize in the final five overs, and the lack of runs in those five overs disappointed us.”
The RCB batter lauded Suryakumar after he scored 83 off 35 balls to help them win the game.
“You need to say 200 is a good score (to motivate the players), and make sure you slow down.” They capitalized on the first six overs as the pace increased. He’s one of the best; once he gets going, he’s hard to stop. In the first half of the IPL, Siraj has been outstanding. For a long time, he got away with it, but the guys will come out and play well,” he added.
“Towards the end of the tournament, when the wickets slow down, you need to make sure you’re getting around 60 runs in the first six overs,” Faf added.
RCB scored 199/6 in 20 overs after MI batted first. After MI dismissed Virat Kohli (1) and Anuj Rawat (6) early on, RCB fought back with a 120-run third-wicket stand between Faf du Plessis (65 in 41 balls, with five fours and three sixes) and Glenn Maxwell (68 in 33 balls, with eight fours and four sixes).
Dinesh Karthik (30 in 18 balls, four boundaries, and a six) and Kedar Jadhav (12* in 10 balls) came in late to help RCB reach a respectable total.
MI’s preferred bowler was Jason Behrendorff (3/36). Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, and Kumar Kartikeya all had one wicket each.
MI got off to a good start in their 200-run chase thanks to Ishan Kishan’s power-hitting, but the hosts were reduced to 52/2 in five overs after Kishan (42 in 21 balls, four fours and four sixes) and skipper Rohit Sharma (7) were both dismissed by Wanindu Hasanranga.
However, once Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera were settled, MI was forced to proceed. For the third wicket, the pair scored 140 runs. Suryakumar scored 83 off 35 balls, with seven fours and six sixes. MI’s winning runs came from Wadhera, who scored 52* in 34 balls with four boundaries and three sixes.
MI finished the chase with 21 balls remaining and six wickets in hand.
Suryakumar Yadav was named ‘Man of the Match’ following his spectacular knock.
MI has moved up to third place in the standings with six wins and five losses after this victory. They have a total of 12 points. After winning five and losing six games, RCB has fallen to seventh place. They have a total of ten points.