RCB vs MI, Match 5 IPL 2023

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 8 Wickets, IPL 2023 | RCB vs MI

After almost four years IPL match was played at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium which is RCB’s home ground. The last time RCB played in this venue was in 2019 due to covid matches being played in UAE and Maharashtra for 3 years. IPL 2023 match 5 between RCB vs Mumbai was very Fantastic.  decided to bowl after winning the toss and that proved beneficial for him. RCB defeated the most successful team Mumbai Indians and scored 2 points in their account.

Who won RCB vs MI?

Mumbai Indians were defeated by 8 wickets by the pair of Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Kohli and Faf put up a 148-run opening partnership. Faf made 73 runs in 43 balls while Kohli made unbeaten with a 49-ball 82 with 5 magnificiant sixes.

MI didn’t start well as they lost 3 quick wickets in powerplay. Tilak Verma played crucial knock of 84 runs in 46 balls at a strike rate of 182+ which helped Mumbai Indians to score 171/7 in their 20 overs which was not sufficient on M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB started very well and with only 2 wicket loss they achieved target in 17 over with 22 balls remaining, which would definitely help in later part of IPL when Net Run Rate would play crucial in positioning.

RCB injured players

When RCB lost their second wicket Glenn Maxwell came to bat and played a small cameo of 12 runs with 2 sixes in 3 balls. Glenn Maxwell is  making his comeback from a freak leg injury has himself admitted not being 100% fit. Josh Hazelwood and Rajat Patidar, two important players from RCB’s 2022 campaign, are not well enough to participate in the event.

MI Bad Phase

Mumbai has continued their tradition of losing the first game of the season, which now extends back to 2013, and they have now suffered 11 straight defeats. The most successful team in Indian Premier League history, Mumbai Indians, will attempt to recover from a terrible season in 2022 in which they came in last place in the standings. With start of 2023 IPL season MI would definitely be missing Jasprit Bumrah But inclusion of Cameron Green and Jofra Archer would help not only in bowling but batting. Their All round performance is must required along with Hrithik Shokeen.

Positives form the Match

RCB Captain Faf du Plessis was awarded as Man of the Match for his blistering 73 runs knock. He admired his pace bowlers for giving them good start especially Mohammad Siraj who has been doing good for Indian Cricket Team, Recently. He gave credit to ground staff for such wonderful pitch.

Upcoming Matches

In this month RCB will play 7 more matches.

  • Match 2: April 6, 2023 –  Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 3: April 10, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants, Bengaluru (3:30PM IST)
  • Match 4: April 15, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Bengaluru (3:30PM IST)
  • Match 5: April 17, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Bengaluru (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 6: April 20, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings , Mohali (3:30PM IST)
  • Match 7: April 23, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals, Bengaluru (3:30PM IST)
  • Match 8: April 26, 2023 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Bengaluru (7:30PM IST)

MI will also play 7 more matches in this month.

  • Match 2: April 8, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 3: April 11, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals, Delhi (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 4: April 16, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai (3:30PM IST)
  • Match 5: April 18, 2023 – Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Hyderabad (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 6: April 22, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings, Mumbai (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 7: April 25, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Gujarat Titans, Ahmedabad (7:30PM IST)
  • Match 8: April 30, 2023 – Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai (7:30PM IST)

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