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IPL 2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore win last-ball thriller after Harshal Patel, AB de Villiers heroics

Royal Challengers Bangalore got their campaign off to a winning start in IPL 2021 as they registered a thrilling 2-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in Match 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday. Chasing a challenging target of 160 for victory, RCB banked on gritty knocks from Glenn Maxwell, captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to cross the finish line off the final ball of the match. Maxwell, playing his first match for RCB after being bought for a whopping Rs 14.50 crore at the February auction, made 39 runs while Kohli, who opened the innings for RCB with Washington Sundar, scored 33 before falling to Jasprit Bumrah. Maxwell and Kohli were part of a 52-run partnership for the third-wicket which lay the foundation for the chase. But MI bounced back in the match once Kohli got out in the 13th over.........Read more