2017 IPL 12th Match Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore VS. Mumbai Indians

Living up to the expectations of cricket enthusiasts yet another riveting match of the 2017 Indian Premier League ended on 14 April. It was the 12th match of the 10th edition of the IPL. The match was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore at 10: 30 as per GMT. The match was full of all sorts of exciting and enthralling elements keeping the spectators engaged till the end. In a match head-to-head, Mumbai Indians eventually came out as the winners, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets. Here’s what exactly happened in the match. Have a look!

A Précis of the Match

Mumbai Indians got lucky with the toss and decided to field. When Royal Challengers Bangalore came to bat, it was much apparent that they would perform outstanding with a list of powerful and renowned batsmen like AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, and Chris Gayle. Royal Challengers were playing on their home ground as well. But every day is not the same. Kohli was the only one to score remarkable. The captain made 62 runs on 47 balls at a strike rate of 131.91. It was because of his batting that Bangalore scored 142 runs at a fall of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Mitchell McClenaghan of Mumbai Indians took 2 wickets. Mumbai Indians had to make only 143 runs which wasn’t really challenging.

But you should expect the unexpected in the IPL. Jos Butler’s was taken in the very second over. And to everyone’s surprise, Smauel Badree took a hat-trick in the third over taking the important wickets of Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, and Mitchell McClenaghan. It seemed that Mumbai Indians would collapse. But then there was Kieron Pollard who scored 70 runs and took his team towards victory. As a result, Mumbai Indians won the match by 4 wickets scoring 145 runs in 18.5 overs.

Kieron Pollard Stole the Show

It could be said undoubtedly that Kieron Pollard stole the show. He showcased his real potential in the match proving that he is one hell of a batsman. On 47 balls, Pollard scored 70 runs with a strike rate of 148.94. As a result, Mumbai Indians won the match. Because of his outstanding batting skills and performance in the match, Pollard was given the player of the match title.

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