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Backed myself and that's paying off, says Mumbai's Krunal

IANS logoIANS 14-04-2017

Pandya dismissed de Villiers, who scored 19 runs in 21 balls, when the wicket was most needed. He sent packing the 33-year-old third time in three innings.

"I just backed myself and that is paying off for me. I have nothing to lose, bowling to a legend like ABD. Have everything to gain. Lucky to have dismissed him thrice," Pandya said after the match.

Commenting on the target, Pandya, who returned with the figures of 1/21, said: "The pitch is on the slower side. If we play 20 overs, we should chase this down."

Mumbai bowlers gave a tough time to Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) middle-order as they were restricted to 142/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Though Mumbai Indians played without their experienced pacer Lasith Malinga, their other bowlers bowled to their potential as Bangalore wasted a solid start given by skipper Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers. The RCB thus got wrapped up under 150-run mark.

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