Home > News >

Mayank Agarwal blitz takes RCB to formidable 171

Mayank Agarwal blitz takes RCB to formidable 171

Mayank Agarwal’s arrival at the crease gave impetus to the Bangalore innings as he constructed a crucial partnership with Tillakaratne Dilshan © AFP

Bangalore: May 14, 2012


Mayank Agarwal produced a blistering 30-ball 64 at a crucial juncture to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a challenging 171 for six in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians in Bangalore on Monday.

 

Mayank smashed Munaf Patel for 24 runs in the innings’ last over, which included two sixes and as many fours.

 

In all, he hit six fours and four sixes after the hosts lost most of their big guns, including Chris Gayle and A B de Villiers cheaply.

 

Mayank came out to bat when RCB were precariously placed, having lost four wickets with less than 100 on the board.

 

At the start however, Munaf did not disappoint captain Harbhajan Singh who hoped to get early wickets by exploiting a slightly greenish pitch, as he struck two crucial blows for Mumbai Indians, dismissing Gayle for just six and running out host captain Virat Kohli for three.

 

In his first over Lasith Malinga almost had Saurabh Tiwary caught at deep extra cover but fortunately for the batsman, the ball landed safely between two fielders.

 

Tiwary helped Bangalore recover from a poor start before being dismissed for 21. Suddenly, the hosts were in trouble at 47 for three by the seventh over.

 

After losing three wickets, Dilshan and AB de Villiers were involved in a 40-run partnership in 29 balls before Kieron Pollard removed the South African wicketkeeper-batsman for 14.

 

RCB posted their 100 in the 15th over.

 

Agarwal cut loose in the 16th over and hammered 11 of the 15 runs conceded by RP Singh. Agarwal hammered a length ball to deep backward point for a four and then lofted one over long-off for a maximum.

 

However, RP put an end to the 46-run stand for the fifth wicket by bowling out the Sri Lankan opener for 47 (50 balls 4×4 and 6×1) in the 17th over.

 

Agarwal then took Malinga to the cleaners, collecting 13 runs in the penultimate over.

 

He smashed back-to-back four and a six to take the total to 147 without further inroads. Agarwal brought up RCB’s 150 in Munaf’s first ball after he whacked him for a handsome six.

 

Earlier in the innings, after Harbhajan opted to field, Munaf bowled a nine-ball over as he delivered three no balls and conceded 21 runs.

 

Tiwary made the most of it by first hammering the Mumbai pacer for a four and a six over midwicket.

 

Opener Dilshan too slapped one through the extra-cover region. (PTI)

 

Brief Score: RCB 171 for 6 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 64*, Tillakaratne Dilshan 47, Kieron Pollard 1 for 20, RP Singh 1 for 23) vs MI

 

Full Scorecard

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

Ravindra Jadeja knighted by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Bhuvneshwar Kumar England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

CPL 2014: Trinidad and Tobago to be integrated in Red Steel’s team name

Jos Buttler calls his Test call-up for England against India a “dream come true”

Pakistan court helps family of girl cricketer who committed suicide

Pakistan Cricket Board aims to introduce democratic process of governance

Sachin Tendulkar not offended by Maria Sharapova’s comment

India tour of England 2014: Figures demonstrate why the Lord’s win is special

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

Ishant Sharma: The enigma who takes key wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs England 2014, 2nd Test at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma’s email inbox after the Lord’s Test match against England

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Why did Kareena Kapoor Khan reject six films in last five months?

Telecom stocks ring in gain; Nifty zooms 84 points

Diet Tip #23 – Switch to rice bran oil for better health

What did Anil Kapoor do for daughters Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor’s Khoobsurat?

Nvidia Shield Tablet powered by a Tegra K1 processor announced

India’s overseas victories where pace bowlers dominated – Part 2 of 2

Kick: Salman Khan’s killer dialogues printed on T-shirts!

India tour of England 2014: Figures demonstrate why the Lord’s win is special

Know Your Exercises – Double leg butt kick

Xiaomi Mi4 announced; backed by 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 3GB Ram!

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here