The RCB bosses will certainly be thanking their stars for acquiring Harshal Patel from Delhi Capitals in a trade-off before the start of IPL 2021
How it all transpired...
After leaking 13 runs in his first over, Patel came back strongly and took out MI's designated big-hitter Hardik Pandya through lbw.
He also dismissed in-form Ishan Kishan in a similar fashion during his third over.
What came next can only be described as a wave of sheer talent.
During the last over of MI's innings, Krunal Pandya mistimed Patel's slow delivery and was caught by Dan Christian in deep mid-wicket.
On the very next ball, the pacer bowled another slow ball. This time, his victim was Mumbai's swashbuckling all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who also mistimed his shot and was caught by Washington Sundar.
After failing to get his hat-trick, Patel struck again and sent Marco Jansen back to the pavilion with a beautiful yorker.
His final over came to a grand end when Rahul Chahar was dismissed by Kohli with a run-out.
With the support of IPL debutant Kyle Jamieson and Washington Sundar, who picked one wicket each, Patel and RCB were able to stop Mumbai at 159.
A record-breaking spell
Patel's impressive bowling figures broke several records.
As he claimed his first five-wicket haul in T20s, he also became the first bowler to take a fifer against Mumbai Indians in IPL.
He also registered the third-best bowling figures by an uncapped player in IPL.
And that finishing touch...
While this spectacular spell gave RCB an attainable target, their innings started off a bit shaky after losing Sundar and Rajat Patidar early on.
But, a stable 50 run partnership between captain Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell made things much easier.
After their dismissals, the ever-reliable AB de Villiers took the baton and scored a quick 48 from 27 balls before he was dismissed in the last over.
As the 20th over drew to a close in a rather nail-biting manner, Patel was given the immense responsibility of scoring 1 run on the last ball in order to save the game from entering a super-over.
A flick to short-fine leg and Patel had delivered the goods, this time with bat in hand.
The night well and truly belonged to Harshal Patel.