Bumrah and Malinga nix RCB’s chase with superb death-bowling; Hardik’s late assault proves the difference.
In a tournament packed wall-to-wall with muscular big-hitting batsmen, there’s something to be said for death-bowling.
Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga provided a fine demonstration of their rare skills at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday, as Mumbai Indians prevailed over Royal Challengers Bangalore by six runs. A.B. de Villiers made a valiant unbeaten 70 (41 balls), but with 22 needed off the final two overs, Mumbai emerged on top.
Did he over-step?
Bumrah conceded only five off the 19th, before Malinga calmly defended 17 in the last over. There was a hint of controversy at the finish, though, as it appeared that Malinga had over-stepped while sending down his final delivery.
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