GL tastes first victory, MI overcomes RCB in a gripping contest

Mumbai Indians defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday evening. Earlier, Virat Kohli scored his 27th half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on his return but his teammates could not add to the tally and the home team only ended up with 142/5 in their 20 overs. In reply, the Mumbai Indians chased down the target with four wickets and seven balls to spare.

Kieron Pollard scored a brilliant 70 and was well assisted by Krunal Pandya to take the visiting team home.

In the second match played at Rajkot between Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat came out victorious. Gujarat Lions(GL) cruised to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in their 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) Stadium in Rajkot after a superb hat-trick by Andrew Tye in the final over helped GL restrict RPS to a total of 171/8. Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum gave GL a flying start in their chase, and despite losing three wickets mid-way, they held on for a comfortable home win. – PR

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