IPL 2021, Match 39: RCB vs MI, Stats Review: Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel go to milestones as RCB thrash MI

IPL 2021, Match 39: RCB vs MI, Stats Review: Virat Kohli, Harshal Patel go to milestones as RCB thrash MI

Virat Kohli became the first Indian and fifth player overall to complete 10,000 T20 runs.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Mumbai Indians’ torrid run in the UAE leg continues as they suffered their third defeat on the trot. Royal Challengers Bangalore are the latest to get the better of the five-time champions. The Virat Kohli-led side put up a comprehensive show in Dubai and walked away with a comfortable 54-run triumph. While Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell smashed half-centuries, Harshal Patel stole the show with a stunning hat-trick.

After being asked to bat first, RCB got off to a dismal start with opener Devdutt Padikkal getting out for a duck. Nevertheless, Kohli and Glenn Maxwell came to the party and gave a tough time to MI bowlers. As a result, the Bangalore-based outfit advanced to a commendable total of 165/6.

Although the target was challenging, MI’s chase started off smooth with openers Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock adding 57 runs for the first wicket. However, some brilliant bowling from Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel meant the defending champions lost momentum. The latter took a brilliant hat-trick as MI got bundled out for 111, losing the contest by 54 runs.

Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the RCB vs MI clash in IPL 2021:

5Virat Kohli became the first Indian and fifth player overall to complete 10,000 T20 runs. He joins Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, and David Warner in the elite list.

2 – Kohli is also the second-fastest to get the 10,000-run landmark, reaching the feat in 299 innings. Chris Gayle (285 innings) holds the pole position.

47 – Kohli now has 47 scores of 50 or more in the Indian Premier League (IPL), most by any Indian.

721 – Kohli, with 721 runs, also became RCB’s highest run-getter against MI. He went past AB de Villiers’ tally of 693 runs.

4 – Suryakumar Yadav recorded his fourth successive single-digit score in IPL 2021. The star batter has really been out of touch lately.

24 – Jasprit Bumrah now has 24 wickets against RCB in IPL, most by any bowler. He went past Sandeep Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, and Ravindra Jadeja (23) to top the list.

3 – For the first time since 2018, Mumbai Indians lost three consecutive matches in group stages.

4 – Glenn Maxwell becomes the fourth Australian player after Shane Watson, David Warner, and Aaron Finch to smash 350 sixes in T20 cricket.

1 – This is the first instance of RCB defeating MI in both group-stage matches in a season.

17 – Harshal Patel became the 17th bowler to take a hat-trick in IPL.

3 – Patel also became the third RCB bowler after Samuel Badree and Praveen Kumar to take a hat-trick in IPL.

23 – Patel now has taken 23 wickets in IPL 2021, joint-most by an uncapped bowler in an IPL season. In the 2014 edition, Yuzvendra Chahal took as many wickets for RCB.

1 – This is the first instance of RCB bundling out MI in the Indian Premier League.