Mumbai Indians 172/5 (De Kock 40, Hardik 37*, Moeen 2-18) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/7 (De Villiers 75, Moeen 50, Malinga 4-31) by 5 wickets
AB de Villiers hit a 51-ball 75. Moeen Ali struck five sixes in his 50 off 32 and then took 2 for 18 from his four overs. Yuzvendra Chahal took 2 for 27 as well, but the rest of Royal Challengers Bangalore were being their typical Royal Challengers Bangalore selves. Despite having been nicely set up for the death overs by de Villiers and Moeen's 95-run third-wicket stand, Royal Challengers lost five wickets for 27 runs in the last three overs - only de Villiers managing to find the boundary through that crucial stage of the innings.
After they had hobbled to an underwhelming 171 for 7, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Mohammad Siraj proceeded to all concede runs at over 10 an over, giving Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock a dream start to the chase. No one in the Mumbai Indians side made a half-century, but - apart from perhaps Krunal Pandya - they all also made significant contributions. Rohit's breakneck partnership with de Kock, which propelled the team to 70 in the first 7.1 overs was a definitive period in the game, but Hardik Pandya's two sixes and two fours off Pawan Negi - who bowled the 19th over of the innings - sealed the match, from what was a slightly tricky situation.
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