Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians played out a nail-biter for the ages yesterday. Put in to bat, Royal Challengers rode on openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal’s half-centuries before explosive batting at the death from AB de Villiers and Shivam Dube led RCB past the 200 mark. Chasing a mammoth total, MI didn’t get going and lost wickets at regular intervals.
But a stunning assault from Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard at the end helped MI tie the game and take it to a Super Over. Kishan fell one run short of a maiden IPL century.
In the Super Over, Navdeep Saini delivered for RCB restricting MI to just 7 runs. Despite Jasprit Bumrah bowling accurate yorkers, RCB chased down the target of 8 runs courtesy boundaries from AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.
Kohli and Bumrah share a fist-bump
In the Super Over bowled by Jasprit Bumrah, one run was required off the last ball. Virat Kohli hit Jasprit Bumrah for a four to win RCB the game. Following the winning runs, Kohli and Bumrah shared a fist-bump and a light hearted moment. This moment caught the attention of a plethora of fans who termed it ‘heart-warming’ and ‘Moment of the day’.