advertisement view more view less India Today Web Desk BengaluruMarch 29, 2019UPDATED: March 29, 2019 15:39 IST Mumbai Indians bounced back strong after the defeat against Delhi Capitals at home in their first game (BCCI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMumbai Indians (187/8) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (181/5) by 6 runsMI had lost its first match of IPL 2019 against Delhi Capitals at the WankhedeMI will next face Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on March 30Mumbai Indians finally opened their account in the Indian Premier League by registering their first win of the season on Thursday as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets at the M Chinnaswamy stadiumMumbai Indians had to fight hard throughout the game after they lost the toss, which is a crucial factor in RCB’s home games due to the small size of the ground where most team prefer to chase.MI posted 187 for 8 on the board thanks to superb knocks from captain Rohit Sharma (48), Suryakumar Yadav (38), Hardik Pandya (32 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (23).RCB in return were restricted to 181 for 5 with Jasprit Bumrah bagging three wickets while Mayank Markande got one. AB de Villiers finished with 70 not out off 41 balls while captain Virat Kohli made 46 but both their knocks went in vain as the rest of the RCB batsmen failed to fire yet again.The match was marred in controversy after a no-ball wasn’t called by the umpires with RCB needing 7 off the final delivery but that make much of a difference to Rohit’s team as they ended up on the winning side.Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene later congratulated his players in the dressing room, the video of which was posted by the franchise on social media.”Boys, brilliant game. I think most of the guys were here last year. We had a lot of close games where we lost and we were very disappointed. It’s good, turning something around feels good and winning is always a good thing.advertisement”We were put under pressure at different times today, when we were batting and bowling. A lot of the guys stood up, a lot of the guys did great. Not everyone will do that every game but that’s what a team is all about. When your opportunity comes, you will. But it was a fantastic team effort,” Mahela Jayawardene told the Mumbai Indians players after the game.Mumbai Indians are placed fifth on the points table after one win from two matches while Royal Challengers Bangalore are languishing in seventh place with both their games ending in defeats. Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings occupy the top-two places, respectively, with four points each from two games.Also Read | Felt like Stuart Broad when Yuvraj hit me for 3 consecutive sixes: Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | Jasprit Bumrah is a legend: Krunal Pandya after MI pacer’s match-winning effortAlso Read | Mumbai Indians lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah: Virat Kohli after RCB defeatFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Mumbai IndiansFollow MIFollow IPL 2019Follow Mahela JayawardeneFollow RCB vs MIFollow Royal Challengers Bangalore Watch: Proud coach Mahela Jayawardene praises MI players after RCB winRCB vs MI: Mumbai Indians registered its first win of the IPL 2019 season as they beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets on Thursday. graphs scorecard commentary No data available!