19:34 (IST): So, a great win for Royal Challengers Bangalore then as they overcome initial hiccups in their chase of 116 against the Mumbai Indians today, registering a comprehensive seven-wicket win in the end. Parthiv Patel was deservedly given the Man of the Match award.
19:18 (IST):Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets at Dubai.
19:16 (IST): Parthiv Patel brings up 100 with a boundary and then gets to his half-century! Just 7 needed from 18 as De Villiers gets a four off the last ball of the 17th over bowled by Ojha.
18:59 (IST): Nice revival from Parthiv and De Villiers to RCB's innings. They need 37 runs to win from 39 balls. The RCB fans are still missing Sachin though.
18:45 (IST): At the halfway stage, RCB reach 50-3 (10 overs). AB de Villiers (18*), Parthiv Patel (19*).
18:29 (IST): RCB get just 30 runs from the powerplay overs and they have lost 3 wickets. RCB 30/3 (6 overs). Parthiv Patel (11*), AB de Villiers (9*).
18:16 (IST): OUT! Yuvraj lbw b Zaheer 0. RCB 17/3 (3.5 overs) chasing 116 to win vs MI.
18:14 (IST): OUT! Kohli c Harbhajan b Zaheer 0. RCB 17/2 (3.2 overs).
18:12 (IST): OUT! Nic Maddinson b Malinga 12. RCB 16/1 (3 overs) chasing 116 to win vs MI.
18:06 (IST): RCB are 11/0 after 2 overs vs Mumbai Indians chasing 116 to win. Patel and Maddinson are the openers.
17:44 (IST): Royal Challengers Bangalore restrict Mumbai Indians to 115/9 (20 overs) after electing to bowl first.
17:37 (IST): OUT! Harbhajan Singh b Aaron 8. MI 110/8 (18.5 overs) vs RCB.
17:30 (IST): OUT! Zaheer Khan c Rana b Dinda 0. MI 101/7 (17.2 overs) vs RCB.
17:26 (IST): OUT! Starc on a hat-trick! Corey Anderson c Kohli b Starc 18. MI 101/6 (16.4 overs) vs RCB.
17:25 (IST): OUT! Ambati Rayudu c De Villiers b Starc 35. MI 101/5 (16.3 overs) vs RCB.
17:10 (IST): Corey Anderson has decided to take the onus of playing the big shots. MI 87/4 (14 overs) vs RCB.
17:38 (IST): OUT! Harbhajan Singh b Aaron 8. MI 110/8 (18.5 overs) vs RCB.
16:59 (IST): OUT! Pollard c Rana b Chahal 3. MI 70/4 (11.2 overs).
16:49 (IST): OUT! Rohit Sharma c De Villiers b Chahal 2. MI 60/3 (9.1 overs).
16:38 (IST): OUT! Aditya Tare c Maddinson b Aaron 17. MI 52/2 (6.5 overs). A strategic timeout is taken. Meanwhile, let us show you what happened a little earlier in the match.
16:34 (IST): Aditya Tare has lifted MI to 49/1 at the end of powerplay (6 overs). Albie Morkel gave away 18 runs in the sixth over.
16:20 (IST): OUT! Michael Hussey c Chahal b Morkel 16. MI 20/1 (3.5 overs) vs RCB.
16:13 (IST): Starc to Michael Hussey! Four! Exquisite timing! A couple of runs on the next ball! MI 16/0 (2.3 overs).
16:05 (IST): Starc to Michael Hussey! Dropped! Yuzvendra Chahal was surprised by the pace of the shot! MI 4/0 (0.4 overs).
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Parthiv Patel, Nic Maddinson, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Albie Morkel, S Rana, Ashoke Dinda, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Aaron
Michael Hussey, Aditya Tare, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Harbhajan Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
15:35 (IST): Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss and elect to bowl first vs Mumbai Indians at Dubai. Jasprit Bumrah is in for Mumbai and CM Gautam is out. For Bangalore, Chris Gayle continues to stay out as he is recovering from a back injury.
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14:15 (IST): The momentum is with Bangalore but one cannot write off the Mumbai Indians because in this format the equation can change in one over.
A confident Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on title holders Mumbai Indians, who will be low on belief after losing their opener to Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in Dubai on Friday.
Star-studded RCB opened their IPL 7 campaign on a resounding note as they crushed a new-look Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in Sharjah last night. Yuvraj Singh, who faced immense criticism after his disappointing knock in ICC World Twenty20 final, silenced his detractors with a brilliant unbeaten 52 and shared 84 runs in just 7.9 overs with captain Virat Kohli (49 not out) for the unconquered third wicket stand to help RCB chase down Daredevils' 145-run target with 20 balls to spare.
Down with a back injury, RCB did not have the services of the explosive Chris Gayle last night but it hardly made any impact on RCB's chase. The decision of RCB, who had retained big boys Kohli, Gayle and AB de Villiers for the seventh edition, to shell out a whopping Rs 14 crore for Yuvraj bore fruit as the left-hander justified his price tag with the brilliant half-century knock.
RCB's best finish was the runners-up trophy in 2009 and 2011 but this time around the team would be hoping to ride on the performances of the big boys to clinch their maiden IPL title. RCB's bowling was considered their weak link but against the Daredevils on Thursday, their bowlers did just enough to restrict the opponents to a modest 145 for four.
While Mitchell Starc generated pace upfront even though he went for a few runs, Albie Morkel and Varun Aaron were right on their money. In fact Aaron (9 for one in 3 overs) bowled a misery spell but Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda leaked runs. The star of the day was young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who was adjudged man-of-the-match for his spell of 4-0-18-1
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, have plenty of work to do both in their batting as well as bowling departments after their 41-run loss to Kolkata Knight Riders in the tournament opener. (Read full preview)
EARLY SETBACK FOR MUMBAI
The defending champions got off to the worst possible start when they went down to Kolkata Knight Riders by 41 runs. Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey and Sunil Narine were all over Mumbai. Only Lasith Malinga showed any fight with an excellent spell of bowling. Mumbai Indians will be hoping to put their misfortune behind them and turn things wround against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Kallis, Narine star in Kolkata's 41-run win)
BANGALORE OVERCOME DELHI
Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to the perfect start possible as they brushed aside Delhi Daredevils. Yuvraj Singh, who received criticism from some quarters for his slow batting during India's loss against Sri Lanka in the recent World T20 in Bangladesh, struck form with a brilliant unbeaten half century as Royal Challengers Bangalore crushed Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets in their opening Indian Premier League match. (Yuvraj, Kohli guide Bangalore to victory)
BANGALORE'S NEW MATCH-WINNER
Yuvraj Singh knocked the winds out of Delhi Daredevils with his lightening 52* in the Indian Premier League. It was an effort which left skipper Virat Kohli enormously pleased. Virat Kohli is a class player whose form has compelled the world of cricket to stand and applaud him. On day two of the Indian Premier League 2014 (Thursday) however, it was Kohli's turn to stand and applaud the knock played by Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Yuvraj Singh whose unbeaten 52 destroyed Delhi Daredevils by 8 wickets. Chasing 146, RCB batting was powered by Yuvraj who came in to bat at No. 4 and quickly overtook skipper Kohli to complete a power-packed fifty off 28 deliveries. That he was bought for a massive sum of INR 14 crores in the auctions earlier this year, suddenly seemed justifiable. "Yuvraj is a match-winner. It was a joy to watch him bat at the other end," said Kohli in the post match ceremony. (Meet Yuvraj, RCB's 'sensational match-winner')
KOHLI COMES TO YUVRAJ'S AID
Virat Kohli praised Yuvraj Singh for his unbeaten 52 in the Indian Premier League match against Delhi Daredevils. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper lashed out against the previous criticism of the south-paw and said players of Yuvraj's stature need to be backed. Yuvraj on Thursday, hit an unbeaten 52 and shared 84 runs for the unconquered third wicket with Kohli (49 not out) to help RCB chased down the target of 146 with 20 balls to spare. Kohli praised his bowlers for restricting the Daredevils to 145 for four. Delhi Daredevils captain Dinesh Karthik conceded that his side were beaten in all departments of the game. "We didn't bat well enough though Taylor and JP Duminy had a great partnership. Duminy absorbed the pressure brilliantly and hit some lusty blows at the end," said Karthik who stood in for an injured Kevin Pietersen. (Unfair to doubt Yuvraj: Kohli)