In the 18th match of IPL held on 9 April, Mumbai Indians faced Royal Challengers Bangalore which was won by Bangalore. This is Mumbai's fourth consecutive defeat in the 15th season of IPL. This was the first match in the history of the IPL when the Mumbai team entered the field with only two foreign players.
Chasing 152, Bangalore made a slow start. Faf and Anuj Rawat shared 50 runs for the first wicket. Meanwhile, Faf was dismissed for 16 runs. After his dismissal, Anuj and Kohli took charge of the team. Anuj, meanwhile, completed his first half-century in the IPL. The two shared 80 runs. Meanwhile, Rawat was run out for 60 runs. After his dismissal, Karthik and Maxwell led the team to victory. This is Bangalore's third victory.
With the help of Suryakumar Yadav's unbeaten 68 off 37 balls, Mumbai Indians put up a challenging 151 for 6 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the middle overs. Suryakumar hit 5 fours and 6 sixes in his innings. He scored a lot of runs, especially against Mohammed Siraj, who gave up 51 runs in his quota of four overs without any success. Mumbai were in a bad position after scoring 80 for six in 14 overs but then Suryakumar Yadav put on an unbeaten 72-run stand with Jaydev Unadkat (13 not out).
After being invited to bat first, Mumbai was in a good position to score 49 runs in the powerplay without any loss but bowling in the seventh over, Hershal Patel caught Rohit off his delivery and sent Rohit out of the pavilion. Breaking the half-century partnership of the first wicket by showing the way, Rohit hit four fours and a six in his innings of 26 off 15 balls.