It’s the first time in RCB’s history that they’ve secured a season opener. They were defeated in 2008, 2017, and 2019.
Harshal Patel, a medium pacer, was the RCB wrecker-in-chief, finishing with 5-27 to become the first bowler in the lucrative league to record a five-for against Mumbai Indians.
Batting first, Mumbai Indians have scored up 159 runs after playing 20 overs and the second and Royal Challenger Bangalore scored 170 runs after playing 20 overs and started their first win by 2 wickets.
In the IPL opener in Chennai on Friday, AB de Villiers smashed a 27-ball 48 to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore to a two-wicket victory over defending champions Mumbai Indians. MI batted first and scored 159/9 against RCB. In response, RCB completed the job with de Villiers leading the way in the final ball of the match.
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royal challengers Bangalore Score:
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