IPL 2021: Harshal Patel creates history vs Mumbai Indians, becomes 1st bowler to pick 5 wickets against Rohit Sharma’s team- Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel has picked a fifer in the opening match against Mumbai Indians. He gave away just 27 runs in his quota of 4 overs. He took the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya and Marco Jansen. He took as many as 3 wickets in the last over, restricting Mumbai Indians to 159/9 in 20 overs.
Harshal Patel has become the first bowler to claim a five-wicket haul against Mumbai Indians in. The previous best was 4/6 (2 overs) by Rohit Sharma then playing for Deccan Chargers at Centurion in 2009.
“Ball started tailing a bit when I came into bowl the 16th over, that was my cue. And I executed brilliantly. You can’t look at the opposition all the time. All you need to focus on at the top of your mark is your execution and planning and that’s what I did. It was very clear from the beginning I was going to bowl two overs at the death but today I bowled three. Feels great. This is my first five-wicket haul in all the T20s I’ve played. Coming against MI it feels special. It’s a decent batting surface. Just the dimensions allow you to take pace off. Also the bounce isn’t as good as it usually is. It’s probably keeping low. But I don’t think it’s a two paced wicket.,” he said post-match.
Best figures against Mumbai Indians in IPL history:
Harshal Patel: 5-27
Mohit Sharma: 4-14
Sohail Tanvir: 4-14
Marcus Stoinis: 4-15
Sunil Narine: 4-15
Andrew Tye: 4-16
This is also one of the best figures by an uncapped player.
Best figures by uncapped Indian players (IPL)
5/14 Ankit Rajpoot KXIP v SRH 2018
5/20 Varun Chakravarthy KKR v DC 2020
5/27 HARSHAL PATEL RCB v MI 2021