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May 6, 2014
In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 game played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, Bangalore made a fine start while chasing a target of 188 runs. It was the diminutive Parthiv Patel who opened up the shoulders by smashing Jasprit Bumrah for a boundary. He then played square cuts against Pawan Suyal for more boundaries. Here is a player who loves to play on the back-foot through the off-side. Mumbai bowlers were not disciplined enough for the first three overs of the game. The big man, Chris Gayle looked to consolidate early on, before thrashing Suyal for a six down the ground. He smashed more than 20 runs in the over. Catch Live Blog of the Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), IPL 2014 match here.
Earlier, Mumbai lost their way after starting well. But Rohit Sharma’s pyrotechnics helped them to put up a fine total on the board. They ended up with 187 runs on the board. Actually, it was Ben Dunk and CM Gautam who stitched a fine partnership at the start of the innings for them.
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