IPL 2021: Patel takes hat-trick as RCB floor Mumbai Indians

Filed on September 26, 2021
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel celebrates after dismissing Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians in Dubai on Sunday night. — BCCI

The medium pacer takes four wickets as Virat Kohli's side win by 54 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal floored defending champions the Mumbai Indians in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture in Dubai on Sunday night.

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Patel, the 30-year-old medium pacer, conjured a hat-trick to finish up with four scalps, while leg spinner Chahal took three as RCB saw off the five-time winners by a comprehensive 54 runs at the Dubai International CricketS Stadium.

Glenn Maxwell took two wickets with his off-spin.

It was the RCB’s sixth win and their first since the league resumed in the UAE, while the Mumbai Indians’ drought continued with this being their third defeat on this sojourn.

Earlier, Maxwell and Virat Kohli starred with the bat as Royal Challengers Bangalore posted 165-6.

Maxwell coshed a 37-ball 56 with six boundaries and three sixes, while Kohli, the RCB skipper, made 51 from 42 balls with three sixes and an equal number of boundaries.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Srikar Bharat played a fine hand of 32 from 24 balls with two fours and two sixes.

Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets, while Trent Boult, Adam Milne, and Rahul Chahar returned with one wicket each for the Mumbai Indians. — ANI

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