Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won the opening match of the IPL 2021 by 2 wickets against Mumbai Indians (MI) due to great performance in bowling by Harshal Patel 5/27 (4) and batting by De Villiers 48 (27).
RCB won the toss and chose to bowl first so MI first batted and made a score of 159/9 (20) due to good batted by Chris Lynn 49 (35) with four boundaries and three sixes, Surya Kumar Yadav 31 (23) with four boundaries and one six, and Ishan Kishan 28 (19) with two boundaries and one six. Harshal Patel 5/27 (4) great bowled from the RCB that strict the score of Mumbai Indians at 159.
RCB chased the target of 160 and won this match by 2 wickets against Mumbai Indians (MI) due to great batted by De Villiers 48 (27) with four boundaries and two sixes, Glen Maxwell 39 (28) with three boundaries and two sixes, and Virat Kohli 33 (29) with four boundaries.
Harshal Patel was declared as the Player of the Match due to his great performance in bowling 5/27 (4).