Royal Challengers Bangalore’s young fast bowler Harshal Patel did wonders on Sunday. He took a brilliant hat-trick against Mumbai Indians. His bowling helped Bangalore win the match. With this win, Bangalore has a total of 12 points. At the same time, the road is becoming difficult for the Mumbai team. In this match held at the Dubai International Stadium, Virat’s team defeated the team led by Rohit by 54 runs. The bowler who took the highest wicket in IPL 2021 dashed the hopes of Mumbai Indians in a single over. He dismissed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar. This was the third hat-trick from Bangalore and the 20th hat-trick of the IPL.
Hat-trick in the 17th over
Started with Hardik Harshal made Hardik his first victim. Harshal dodges Hardik on his slow ball. He reduced the speed of the ball and Hardik could not time the shot. This ball hit the edge of Hardik’s bat and the ball went up in the air. Virat Kohli took a simple catch. It was his 20th wicket this season.
Pollard becomes the next victim
Another slow ball – Patel is mixing the pace of his balls very well. This time the ball was on the leg stump. Pollard had already turned around. The ball reached him later. The ball was full and was getting dipped. After taking the tip, it came in with an angle and hit the leg-stump. Wicket No. 21
Chahar’s third victim
Amazing bowling and completed a hat-trick. Another slow ball. This ball was also dipping. Full toss on the leg stump. The ball hit the pad directly of Rahul Chahar. The umpire took no time to raise his finger. Porel was LBW. Earlier, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma had won the toss and decided to bowl first. Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 165 for 6 wickets. In reply, Mumbai could score only 111 runs.
[Attribution to NBT]