Royal Challengers Bangalore: The 14th IPL cricket series celebrated by Indian fans started today in Chennai. The Royal Challengers, led by Virat Kohli, face defending champions Mumbai Indians. The Indian Premier League (IPL), the local T20 cricket series since 2008, is held annually in India.
The 14th annual cricket series started today. In the first league match in Chennai, the five-time champions Mumbai Indians faced the Royal Challengers, led by Virat Kohli, who had never won a trophy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets
Bangalore won the toss and elected to bowl first. Captain Rohit Sharma (19) gave the Mumbai Indians a modest start. Suryakumar Yadav, who later joined, rescued the Chris Lynn duo from the slump. The pair, who blasted fours at regular intervals, quickly boosted the team’s score.
Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 31 by Jamison. Ishant Kishan followed with 28 runs. Chris Lynn, 49, was caught in the spin by Washington Sunder on four boundaries. Mumbai Indians scored 159 for 9 in 20 overs with no back line. With this, Bangalore set a target of 160 runs.
Washington Sunder (10) gave Bangalore a modest start as they chased down an achievable target. Captain Cole (33) gave a partial hand. Later debutant Rajth Padikar (8) did not stand out. Glenn Maxwell, 39, who followed, came out as usual with some action. De Villiers (48), who followed, helped lift the team’s score until the last.
Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat. Bangalore won the toss and elected to bat.