IPL: RCB edge Mumbai Indians in thrilling opener

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    Royal Challengers Bangalore, propelled by AB de Villiers’ 48 and a 5-wicket haul for Harshal Patel, have edged Mumbai Indians in a thrilling IPL opener.

    RCB’s chase of 160 went down to the final ball with a single taken to secure the win.

    Batting first, Mumbai made 159/9 with Chris Lynn scoring 49 and Patel grabbing 5/27.

    In reply, de Villiers led the charge before he was run out in the final over.

    However, Patel negotiated the last ball well, flicking it to take a single and pick up two points.

    Speaking after the game, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma admitted that his team was a few runs short and noted that there is some work to do moving forward.

    SCORES:

    MI: 159/9 (Lynn 49, Patel 5/27)
    RCB: 160/8 (de Villiers 48, Bumrah 2/26)