RCB have finally won a game and the Chinnaswamy has erupted in celebrations, as they managed to do it without their talisman AB de Villiers, who was ruled out of this game as well due to viral fever.
RCB were put into bat, on what looked like a sluggish surface that had a lot in it for the spinners.
None of the RCB batsmen, except maybe Manan Vohra got going, but as a unit they were able to put up a fighting total of 167, thanks to that 24 run last over from Mitch McClenghan.
The bowlers then had to step up, as a loss today could have almost ended the playoff hopes for RCB.
And boy did the bowlers deliver!
The new ball attack of RCB got in those early breakthroughs and then Chahal absolutely bamboozled the MI batsmen during the middle overs.
In the end, despite a Pandya brothers partnership, MI found the total to be a a little too much for them.
This is how twitter reacted:
50+ runs & 3+ wkts in an IPL match:
2008 – Watson, Y Pathan
2009 – Yuvraj
2011 – Valthaty, Yuvraj, Gayle, Watson
2012 – Pollard
2014 – Yuvraj
2015 – Duminy
2016 – Stoinis
2018 – HARDIK PANDYA
Yuvraj's all 3 instances and Pandya's today have come in losing causes! #RCBvMI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) May 1, 2018
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 1, 2018
Mumbai were always back-to-the-wall after losing 4 wickets for 47, specially Rohit for first ball duck. But credit to @RCBTweets for stout-hearted defence. All frontline bowlers excellent and fielding superb #ReinventYourGame #RCBvMI
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 1, 2018
For a change, happy to see Kohli win. That's because it has added another nail in Mumbai's coffin 😄#RCBvMI
— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) May 1, 2018
— Abu Thahir (@AbuThahir2044) May 1, 2018
— Bushra 🇮🇳 (@bushrareal202) May 1, 2018
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) May 1, 2018
— Ankit Prakash Ching (@arunankit46) May 1, 2018
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 1, 2018
— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 1, 2018
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 1, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) May 1, 2018