Currently, one of the biggest rivals of the Indian Premier League (IPL) history, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are locking horns with each other at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After winning the toss, the MI skipper, Rohit Sharma asked the visitors to bat first. However, the hosts started on a rough note as both their openers, Virat Kohli an and Parthiv Patel got dismissed in the first powerplay overs itself.
During the toss, the RCB skipper, Kohli revealed that they have made no changes to their winning squad. On the other hand, MI had a forced change as the young pacer Alzarri Joseph got dislocated his shoulder and he was replaced by none other than Lasith Malinga.
After the dismissals of both the openers early in the innings, the in-form AB de Villiers was looking in the mood as he enthralled the capacity audience present at Wankhede with his breathtaking strokeplay. He scored a magnificent 75 to power the visitors to a competitive total of 171/7 in 20 overs.
Along with de Villiers, Moeen Ali added as many as 95 runs for the third wicket as he himself scored a fifty Before getting out in the 18th over and in the same over, Marcus Stoinis also got out without troubling the scorers. During his entertaining knock, ABD smashed six boundaries and four huge sixes.
One particular hit against the world’s best death bowler – Lasith Malinga was unarguably the shot of the RCB innings. ABD knelt down, stayed low and scoops the ball over fine leg for a huge six in the final over of the match. He got out in the same over of the same and soon after that RCB lost two more wickets in just three balls.
WATCH ABD’s brilliance here.
ABD delivers into the stands…!!https://t.co/tH5Cmoqyx5
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