A look at the key passages of play from Match 41 of the 2016 Indian Premier League, in which Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets on Wednesday. RCB’s unsettled batting order.
Ambati Rayudu scored 44 off 47 balls to lay the foundation for Mumbai Indians’s comfortable win against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The Kiwis shared the new ball after Mumbai won the toss and elected to bowl, and it was McClenaghan who struck first, getting Virat Kohli to nick his first ball of the game to Shane Watson at first slip.
Southee then joined in, claiming the big wicket of Chris Gayle, who was caught at mid off in the fourth over having scored just five runs.
Mumbai were relatively sluggish in their chase, crawling through to 98 for four by the start of the 16th over, at which point they needed 53 from 30 balls.
England’s Jos Buttler then came to the crease, and made light work of the remaining chase, scoring 29 off 11 balls and putting on 55 in just 3.3 overs with Kieron Pollard, who finished with 35 off 19.
The win moves Mumbai up to fourth on the IPL ladder.