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IPL 2019: Match 7, RCB vs MI- Funniest memes from the Match

De Villiers' unbeaten knock of 70 runs went in vain in the end.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Well, the controversy and the Indian Premier League (IPL) go hand in hand definitely. The last-ball thriller at the Chinnaswamy Stadium saw the Mumbai Indians winning against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) eventually. However, Lasith Malinga had bowled a no-ball in the last delivery and the umpire clearly missed it to hand the match to the tourists. Visibly, Virat Kohli wasn’t impressed with the call and he lashed out at the umpires.

Chasing a total of 188 runs, Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel gave a quick-fire start to their team. But the former was run-out thanks to an exceptional throw from Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli then came out to play some exquisite strokes which was not a surprise at all. But he operates at a completely different level when it comes to batting and he once again managed to stamp his authority.

But the fact that the match down to the wire and RCB were still in the hunt was all due to AB de Villiers. He dished out some brilliant shots to remain unbeaten on 70 off 41 balls. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the RCB and the fact that the umpires didn’t spot the no-ball proves that the luck wasn’t on the RCB’s side on the day.

Hardik and Rohit propel Mumbai

Earlier, Rohit Sharma stormed back to form while opening the innings along with Quinton de Kock. The South African looked scratchy on the day despite hitting a couple of lusty blows. But the MI skipper was in his zone. He pulled into the stands while his front foot drives were an absolute treat to watch. But just when one felt that Rohit will get going, Umesh Yadav got better of him.

Suryakumar Yadav, batting at three, adapted well to the situation and dished out some enterprising strokes. He scored 38 runs off just 24 balls but Yuvraj Singh once again won the hearts. He smacked three consecutive sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal and looked set to hit the fourth one as well. But Mohammed Siraj pulled off a stunner at long-on to cut short his knock of 23 runs.

Wickets fell in a hurry then even as Mumbai seemed to be struggling in the death. However, Hardik Pandya was in the house. He took full toll of some poor bowling from the RCB and slammed an unbeaten 32 from 14 balls with three sixes and two fours which propelled Mumbai Indians to 187 runs for the loss of eight wickets after 20 overs. Eventually, the score was just enough for the tourists as they registered their maiden win of the season.

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