However, Rohit Sharma won the toss and he decided to field first. Virat Kohli and S Bharat looked in good shape and they created a seventy-run partnership for the second wicket. But even Glenn Maxwell scored some beautiful big runs from the middle order.
And as a result of the bold performance from the bold army, RCB reached a fighting total of 165 runs. Though RCB was not satisfied by the total after a strong start, it was still a fighting total on a slow pitch.
However, in response, Mumbai Indians played utterly horrible. Though Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock provided a base after a quick start the paltan could not capitalize from thereon. Wickets kept falling on the other end and the Mumbai middle order was failing once again.
But the most interesting part of the game came in the 17th over when Harshal Patel was bowling. The purple cap holder cleaned up three batsmen to take a historic hat trick. This was the first hat trick in this edition of the IPL.
And as a result of the pathetic performance, Mumbai Indians were all out for just 111 runs. RCB beat them by 54 runs and the bold army are now on their way towards playoffs. It was a shocking performance by the five-time IPL champions.
IPL 2021: Ishan Kishan breaks down as Virat Kohli consoles him
Nothing went right for any Mumbai Indians batsman and such was the case for Ishan Kishan as well. The youngster was gone for just nine runs in twelve balls. Ishan is also not having the best of the IPL as his disastrous form continues.
However, Ishan Kishan was seen almost crying after the conclusion of the match. That’s when Virat Kohli stepped in and gave him consolation. The youngster was heartbroken by the disastrous performance. But Virat Kohli was there for him when he needed someone.
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