Arguably, RCB’s best performance during this IPL season, the team set a score of 172 for MI to chase. Hardik Pandya swooped in at the right time and produced a sensational 37 not out off just 16 balls. This win at their home venue Wankhede Stadium, helped MI to be propelled to the third spot on the IPL points table with 10 points now to their name. This makes the seventh straight loss for RCB under the guidance of Virat Kohli, cementing themselves on the last spot on the IPL points table.
De Villiers, who seems to be the most dependable batsmen in RCB, helped the team make the impressive score of 171. After RCB lost skipper Virat Kohli (8 off 9 balls) and Parthiv Patel (28 off 20 balls) under seven overs, de Villiers (75 in 51 balls) along with Ali (50 runs in 32 balls) resurrected the innings with a 95-run stand for the innings.
It was a big day for MI as their star bowler, Lasith Malinga made a smashing return and took out 4 wickets, making him the Man of the Match.