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IPL 2021: RCB vs MI, Match 39 Highlights: Hattrick for Harshal as RCB notch up crushing 54-run win over MI

IPL 2021: RCB vs MI, Match 39 Live Updates: Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians in Dubai

Bengaluru, Sept. 26: The Royal Challengers Bangalore notched up a crushing 54-run win over Mumbai Indians in match no. 39 of IPL 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday.

Playing in the second match of the day, Virat Kohli-led Challengers were sent in to bat first. Mumbai got off to a good start, removing the in-form Devdutt Padikkal for a duck.

But thereon RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who became the fifth batter to reach 10,000 T20 runs, took control and put the Challengers in charge with a solid knock of 51 off 42. The RCB batsmen stepped up against the defending champions as Srikar Bharat played an important 32 off 24 to support his skipper from the other end.

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Glenn Maxwell, who put up an all round show, played a scintillating knock of 56 off 37 to guide RCB to a solid 165/6. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult pulled it back for MI in the final two overs, picking up three wickets and giving away just 9 runs.

But that didn't hurt RCB much as the bowlers put up a clinical show. After Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock gave MI a flying start, the RCB bowling unit, led by Harshal Patel kept the defending champions in check as MI crumbled like a pack of cards.

Patel led the attack with four wickets, including a hattrick, while Chahal picked up three and Maxwell pocketed two to bowl out Mumbai for 111.

With the win RCB stayed third on the table with six wins from ten matches. Meanwhile MI slipped to seventh with four wins from ten matches.

Here's how the Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians IPL match played out:

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11:28 PM

End of play: The Royal Challengers Bangalore who lost two on the trot after the season resumed bounced back in style as they notched up a crushing 54-run win over defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium. After Kohli, Maxwell played scintillating knocks, the bowlers were clinical as hattrick man Harshal Patel pocketed four, while Chahal picked up three to bowl out MI for 111 and register a massive win.

11:18 PM

After Kohli, Maxwell put them in the driver's seat with solid knocks, the RCB bowlers put up a brilliant display to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a massive 54-run win over Mumbai Indians

11:17 PM

BOWLED! And Harshal Patel finishes it off for RCB as he he uproots the off stump once again to remove Milne and hand RCB a massive win.

11:15 PM

A wicket maiden for Chahal as the Challengers just one wicket away from wrapping up a fantastic win. MI need 55 off 12.

11:13 PM

Wicket No. 3 for Chahal as Bumrah back to the dugout. MI crumbling like a pack of cards as Bumrah goes for 5 off 6. MI 111/9 after 17.3 overs

11:10 PM

Top show by the purple cap holder as he becomes the third RCB player to pocket a hattrick.

11:07 PM

HATTRICK FOR HARSHAL PATEL!! Third RCB player to get a hattrick in the history of IPL! Rahul Chahar goes for a duck as MI lose their eighth. MI: 106/8 after 16.3 overs

11:05 PM

BACK-TO-BACK WICKETS FOR HARSHAL PATEL! Patel on a hattrick as he hits back the leg stump to send the big hitting Pollard back to the dugout. Pollard goes for 7 off 10. MI: 106/7 after 16.2 overs

11:03 PM

WICKET! Harshal Patel continues to impress as Hardik Pandya making a comeback goes for just 3 off 6. Pandya skies it as Kohli keeps his eyes on the ball to pick up Pandya at extra cover. MI: 106/6 after 16.1 overs

11:00 PM

Good over from Dan Christian as only 6 runs come off it. MI 105/5 after 16 overs

11:00 PM

Excellent over from Siraj as he picks up a wicket and gives away just two runs

11:00 PM

Excellent over from Siraj as he picks up a wicket and gives away just two runs

10:54 PM

Maxwell has been RCB's go to man tonight!

10:54 PM

Maxwell has been RCB's go to man tonight!

10:53 PM

WICKET!! Suryakumar Yadav goes for 8 off 9 as Chahal picks him up at short third man. Siraj pockets a wicket as wickets continue to fall. MI: 97/5 after 14.1 overs

10:46 PM

Good pver from Maxwell as he pockets a wicket and gives away just four runs

10:45 PM

Big appeal for LBW. Not given. Kohli reviews just in time. Pollard in trouble? Pollard's safe as RCB lose the review

10:42 PM

Maxwell to bowl out. And he strikes on the first ball as he uproots the off stump to send Krunal Pandya back to the dugout. Krunal goes for 5 off 11. MI: 93 for 4 after 13.1 overs

10:40 PM

7 runs off Harshal Patel's over. MI:93/3 after 13 overs

10:33 PM

Another tidy over from Maxwell as only four runs come off it. MI 86/3 after 12 overs

10:31 PM

Two new batsman at the crease - Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya

10:27 PM

WICKET! Ishan Kishan follows his skipepr back to the dugout as Chahal pockets his second wicket of the match. Ishan skies it to Harshal Patel at short third man and as a comfortable catch in the end sees MI lose their third wicket

10:25 PM

WICKET!! Maxwell pockets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma as the MI skipper goes for 43 off 28. Attempting to muscle hit Rohit hits it straight to long on and is picked up by Padikkal. The skipper may have not gotten the needed power after being hit a couple of deliveries back. MI 79/2 after 10 overs

10:22 PM

The skipper looks alright and we're back on

10:20 PM

Ishan Kishan whacks Rohit straight in the wrist. The MI skipper looks hurt as he quickly takes off his gloves. The physio needs to give the MI skipper some spray. Not good for Mumbai

10:15 PM

FOUR! Ishan Kishan whacks it straight down the ground over Chahal's head

10:14 PM

After keeping the batsman quiet, the last delivery of the over goes for a maximum as Rohit smashes it over deep midwicket. 11 runs off Maxwell's over. RCB: 69/1 after 8 overs

10:12 PM

Ishan Kishan joins his skipper in the middle, gets off the mark with a single

10:09 PM

WICKET!! And Chahal hands RCB the much-needed wicket! De Kock goes for 24 off 23 as Maxwell dives to pick up a low catch at deep midwicket. MI: 57/1 after 6.4 overs.

10:05 PM

Chahal comes into the attack in the first over after the powerplay

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Story first published: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 15:35 [IST]
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