Maxwell, Patel Hat-trick Help Bangalore Thrash Mumbai In IPL
Faizan Hashmi 23 days ago Sun 26th September 2021 | 11:40 PM
Dubai, Sept 26 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Sep, 2021 ) :Glenn Maxwell's all-round show and a hat-trick by Harshal Patel helped Royal Challengers Bangalore hammer holders Mumbai Indians by 54 runs in the Indian Premier league on Sunday.
Australia's Maxwell held centre-stage in game two with a quickfire 56 guiding Bangalore to 165-6 and then his off-spin got two key wickets including skipper Rohit Sharma, for 43, to bowl out Mumbai for 111 in 18.1 overs in Dubai.
Kohli's team are still searching for an IPL title as they revived their campaign with a win after three straight losses this pandemic-hit season The star batsman (51) came all guns blazing after Bangalore were invited to bat first and took apart the bowlers, albeit with some luck through dropped catches on nought and 37.
He put on key partnerships including a 68-run second-wicket stand with Srikar Bharat and then put on 51 runs with Maxwell.
Maxwell used the reverse sweep to good effect and hit six fours and three sixes in his 37-ball knock.
In reply, Sharma and Quinton de Kock, who made 23, started strongly but the duo's departure saw five-time champions Mumbai lose momentum and sink to their third straight loss.
Needing 26 off 12 deliveries while chasing 172 for victory, Chennai reached their target on the final ball to record their third straight win.
Spinner Sunil Narine bowled the 20th over and tried to defend four runs. He took two key wickets including Sam Curran, for four, and Jadeja to take the match to the final ball with the scores level.