Harshal Patel takes the spin of the Mumbai Indians with a spectacular Hat-trick. The Haryana lad records the first hat-trick of 2nd half of the IPL 2021 season.
Having Pollard and Pandya on the pitch scares the bowlers. The destruction of the duo is well known. When Mumbai Indians are looking for chasing 60 runs in 5 overs, it wasn’t looking impossible with that duo on the pitch. But, Harshal Patel had different ideas.
He bagged an unbelievable Hat-trick to keep RCB on top. Bowling the 17th over, Harshal Patel tricks Hardik Pandya, who miscues the shot. Off cutter on a fuller length, Pandya swipes across just to find Kohli. Kholi takes a smart catch at the cover. This is Harshal Patel’s 20th wicket in this IPL season.
Harshal was not happy with Pandya’s wicket. He gets better and dismisses the dangerous West-Indian, Pollard. Pollard goes 7 and that seals the match of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Pollard shuffles across the wicket too much, just to play it onto the wicket. The Off-cutter of Harshal Patel nicks the stumps and RCB players begin the celebration.
Rahul Chahar walks into the pitch to face the guy, who is aiming for a Hat-trick. With a beautiful Off-Cutter, Harshal Patel gets his man to brag his Hat-Trick. A phenomenal 3 ball for Harshal Patel puts RCB in the winning position. Kohli and the RCB camp are pumped. No one can stop them from celebrating tonight.
Earlier in this game, Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl. RCB lost Devdutt early but Kohli and Srikar build the innings. Maxwell’s 56 runs in 37 balls help RCB to a respectable score on the board.
In chasing, Rohit and Dekock gave a blazing start to Mumbai Indians but after their departure, tables turned very quickly.