At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai romped home with 21 balls to spare after Suryakumar put on a scorching 140-run stand with Nehal Wadhera, who hit an unbeaten 52 as they chased down 200 to win. Mumbai's sixth victory in their last 11 games has given their sputtering season new life as the five-time champions aim for a top-four finish to secure a play-off berth.
After captain Faf du Plessis (65) and Glenn Maxwell (68) blazed through the first innings, Bangalore's 199-6 looked like a paltry total thanks to Suryakumar's blitz of 83 off 35 balls, which was his IPL record and included six sixes. "He's one of the best, isn't he?" Said Du Plessis, who has 576 runs to his name and is the tournament's leading batter, remarked of Suryakumar. Meanwhile, Bangalore dropped to seventh in the standings after suffering their third loss in four games.