Suryakumar Yadav scored a blistering 83 as Mumbai Indians defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.
After being asked to bat first by MI Skipper, Faf du Plessis got a reprieve when Nehal Wadhera dropped a easy catch off Jason Behrendorff in the first over, but the Australian left arm pacer hit back off the very next delivery by dismissing Virat Kohli (1) caught behind the stumps.
Anuj Rawat then top edged a scoop off Behrendorff to Cameron Green for 6. The pair of Du Plessis along with Glenn Maxwell stitched together a 120 run stand for the third wicket stand before the latter was caught at deep midwicket by Wadhera for a fantastic 68. His knock came off 33 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes.
The former South Africa skipper Du Plessis (65) then was caught at short fine leg by substitute fielder Vishnu Vinod, who took a juggling catch in the third attempt off Green.
Dinesh Karthik scored a quickfire 18 ball-30 in the end to take RCB to 199/6 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 200, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma got Mumbai off to a blazing start. The duo added 51 runs before Wanindu Hasaranga pegged MI back by dismissing both openers in the fifth over.
Suryakumar along with left hander Wadhera featured in 140 run stand for the third wicket before the former was dismissed by Vijaykumar Vyshak for a magnificent 83. His knock came off 35 balls with 7 fours and 6 sixes.
Tim David fell for a golden duck, chipping a catch to Maxwell at long-off. Wadhera then finished the game in style by smashing Harshal Patel for a maximum over the covers, as Mumbai reached in target in just 16.3 overs.
With this victory MI jumped to third position in the points table.