Colin De Grandhomme’s Innings Was Very Important vs MI: Southee

Watch Tim Southee speak to the media after Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.

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A good performance by the seamers led Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 14-run victory over struggling defending champions Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

Tim Southee (2-25) and Mohammed Siraj (2-28) bowled brilliantly in the final overs and Umesh Yadav (2-29) picked up two early wickets to restrict Mumbai to 153-7.

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme (23 not out) earlier propelled Bangalore's total to 167-7 when he smashed countryman Mitchell McClenaghan for three sixes off the last four balls of the innings which cost Mumbai in the end.

Tim Southee said that Grandhomme’s last over heroics helped RCB scrap through to a good total. Interestingly, RCB scored 24 runs off the last over, while Mumbai needed 25 runs to win the match off the final over.

Colin de Grandhomme’s hitting in the last over helped us scrap through to a good score in the end. He got used to the pace of the wicket and he was able to capitalise. The last over of our batting innings was very important.
Tim Southee

Tim Southee expressed that the Royal Challengers Bangalore assessed the conditions very well.

We bowled well up front and took wickets which made it tough for Mumbai to gain any momentum. We assessed the conditions reasonably well. We knew that if we keep taking wickets, then it’s going to be harder for Mumbai.
Tim Southee

(With inputs from AP)

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