In a thrilling encounter RCB defeat MI by 2 wickets.
This is 9th consecutive first match loss for MI in the opening match of an IPL.
RCB won the toss and decided to field first. Rcb went on with a great start. They got Rohit Sharma cheaply though a run out. But Lynn and Suryakumar shifted the momentum in favor of MI, they trashed Rcb bowlers all over the ground. Washington sunder got Lynn's wicket on 49.
After getting a good start MI were unable to fully capitalize. Harsh Patel who was traded by Delhi Capitals came with a dream spell by taking 5 wickets and conceding 27 runs. He only gave 1 run in 20th over and took 3 important wicket of kurnal pandya, Krunal pandya and Janeson.
In absence of Devdutt padikkal , Rcb decided to open with Washington sunder and virat kohli. Both started well and sunder also got a dropped by Rohit at the second slip. But he didn't fully utilize to this drop chance. He made 10 runs from 15 balls. The debutant Rajat Partidar got off with a good boundary but only managed to score 8 runs. Then virat Maxwell steaded the sinking ship and made a decent partnership of 52 runs.
In 13th over Bumrah came back in attack and took dangerous looking Virat for 33. The match was well in the pocket of RCB when virat and Maxwell were playing. After Virat and Maxwell were sent back to pavilion it was all about The ABD show, he bashed Trent bolt for 15 runs in 18th over. That was a really match turning over for RCB. And the winning runs came from the star per of the night "HARSHAL PATEL."