IPL 2021: Harshal Patel completed 5 for 27 for RCB towards Mumbai Indians.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Harshal Patel picked up his maiden five-wicket haul within the Indian Premier League in a miserly remaining over of the primary innings of IPL 2021 opener towards Mumbai Indians. He additionally grew to become the primary bowler to select up a five-wicket haul towards Mumbai within the IPL. Harshal picked up three wickets within the remaining over, dismissing Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Marco Jansen, and completed with figures of 5 for 27 in 4 overs. The right-arm pacer helped RCB arrest Mumbai’s momentum in direction of the top of the innings after Chris Lynn’s 49 had helped the five-time champions get off to a superb begin.
Harshal dismissed Ishan Kishan, trapping the left-handed batsman lbw with a searing yorker after having trapped Hardik Pandya, too, with a low full toss.
He then returned within the remaining over to dismiss two of Mumbai’s key finishers in Krunal and Pollard.
Krunal holed out to Dan Christian at deep mid-wicket whereas Pollard was carried out in on the very subsequent ball by a change of tempo from the RCB quick bowler because the Caribbean big-hitter was additionally caught within the deep, at sq. leg by Washington Sundar.
Although he missed out on a hat-trick, Harshal knocked over Marco Jansen stumps to assert a fifth wicket and put to waste Mumbai’s possibilities of a powerful end.
RCB took on Mumbai within the first match of IPL 2021 at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.
None of the groups shall be enjoying their dwelling grounds this season as solely six venues – Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Delhi and Ahmedabad – have been chosen for the event.
RCB, who made the playoffs final season, will look to go additional than that this time whereas Mumbai, who’ve 5 trophies within the cupboard, will look so as to add one other one to their kitty.
The playoffs and the ultimate shall be performed in Ahmedabad.
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