Glenn Maxwell justified his million dollar contract with an all-round performance before Harshal Patel took a hat-trick to ensure a thumping 54-run victory for Royal Challengers Bangalore over Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League here on Sunday.
Maxwell (56 off 37 balls and 2/23) produced one of his better efforts in the IPL while Harshal (4/17 in 3.1 overs), the current Purple Cap holder removed Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar off successive deliveries to defend a target of 165 without breaking much sweat.
MI were all-out for 111 in 18.1 overs, losing 10 wickets for 54 runs after being 57 for no loss at one stage.
Skipper Virat Kohli won the 'Battle of Bosses' against his national team deputy Rohit Sharma as RCB with 12 points are back in the play-off contention while MI with three successive defeats are now in a real spot of bother at seventh spot in eight-team table.
Check out the points table after this clash:
1. Chennai Super Kings - 16 points (played 10, won 8)
2. Delhi Capitals - 14 points (played 9, won 7)
3. Royal Challengers Bangalore - 12 points (played 10, won 6)
4. Kolkata Knight Riders - 8 points (played 10, won 4)
5. Punjab Kings - 8 points (played 10, won 4)
6. Rajasthan Royals - 8 points (played 9, won 4)
7. Mumbai Indians - 8 points (played 10, won 4)
8. Sunrisers Hyderabad - 2 points (played 9, won 1)
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