Hardik Pandya’s cameo helps MI coast to victory
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Hardik Pandya’s cameo helps MI coast to victory

April 16, 2019

Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 5 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Chasing 172, MI were off to a flier as the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and captain Rohit Sharma added 70 runs in 7 overs. De Kock made a quick-fire 40 off 26 balls. His innings included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

Moeen Ali struck twice in his very first over to dismiss both the MI openers. Rohit scored 28 off 19. His innings included 2 fours and 2 sixes.

The middle-order batsmen Suryakumar Yadav (29), Ishan Kishan (21 off 9) and Krunal Pandya (11) kept the hosts going. Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten cameo (37 not out off 16 balls) helped MI coast to victory with an over to spare. Hardik’s innings included 5 fours and 2 sixes.

With this win, MI move to the 3rd position in IPL 2019 points table.

Earlier, RCB scored 171/7 in 20 overs courtesy a fluent 75 by AB de Villiers.

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