Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians IPL 2016, Highlights: Kieron Pollard, Jos Buttler Power MI To Six-Wicket Win Over RCB

Updated: 12 May 2016 00:05 IST

Quickfire knocks from both Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler helped Mumbai Indians defeat Royal Challengers by six wickets in this all important tie at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Catch all the highlights of this match here.

After being put in to bat, Royal Challengers Bangalore got off to a bad start as they lost their skipper Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle inside the Powerplay. AB de Villiers and Shane Watson also got out cheaply. KL Rahul then came to rescue and his unbeaten 68-run knock helped the hosts post 151/4. In reply, Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler played blistering knocks as Mumbai Indians cruised to their sixth win of the season. Catch all the highlights of this match here. (SCORECARD | POINTS TABLE | NEWS | PLAY FANTASY LEAGUE | STREAMING)

23:55 hrs IST: That's it. Thank you for joining us today. See you all tomorrow for the game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils. Until then, it's goodbye. Cheers! 

Krunal Pandya (Man of the Match): "Really happy with the way I bowled. I was varying the pace and the wicket was on the slower side, so let the let the batsman guess as to what I was bowling. Bangalore is a heavy scoring ground but after bowling a few balls, I got the idea that varying pace here will be the key."

Rohit Sharma (MI skipper): "It was a crunch game for us. Sets us up very nicely on the table. We bowled really well, we fielded really well, and we came out and batted really well. There was a hiccup in the middle but Jos and Polly finished really well for us. Second over, getting Kohli, and then getting de Villiers was really important, and we kept it really tight."

Virat Kohli (RCB skipper): "We're literally playing knock-outs now. Great knock from KL. I thought we weren't in the game at all till the 15th over, but good work from KL and Sachin to pull us back. But it was still asking too much from the bowlers. We were around 20 runs short."

23:37 hrs IST: SIX! And that's the end. MI defeat RCB by six wickets to seal their 6th win of the season. 

Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler snatched the game away from Royal Challengers Bangalore in a span of just four overs.


23:32 hrs IST: Another SIX for Buttler. MI now require 10 off 12 balls. 

23:31 hrs IST: SIX! Juicy full-toss from Jordan and Buttler slaps it over long-on boundary. 

23:26 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries for Pollard. MI now require 26 off 18 balls. 

23:22 hrs SIX! Half-volley from Watson and Pollard launches it over long-off. 400th six in 2016 IPL. 

23:19 hrs IST: FOUR! First boundary for Buttler. MI now require 44 off 24 balls. 

23:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Rayudu c de Villiers b Aaron 44(47). 

23:09 hrs IST: Expensive over from Watson. 13 runs off it. MI now require 55 off 30 balls. It's time for second strategic time-out. 

23:04 hrs IST: SIX! Length delivery from Watson and Pollard smacks it flat to long-on. 

23:02 hrs IST: Good over from Aravind. Five runs off it. MI now require 68 off 36 balls. 

22:56 hrs IST: OUT! Rana c Binny b Chahal 9(11). MI now require 73 off 42 balls. 

22:51 hrs IST: SIX! Fullish delivery from Aaron and Rayudu bangs it straight over the bowler's head for a maximum. MI now require 76 off 48 balls. 

22:44 hrs IST: MI now require 92 off 60 balls. 

22:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit c de Villiers b Aaron 25(24). 

22:38 hrs IST: Single of each delivery off Chahal's second. MI are 58/1 after 9 overs. 

22:34 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. MI are 52/1 after 8 overs. 

22:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller length from Jordan and Rohit clobbers it in the gap between mid-off and extra cover. 

22:30 hrs IST: Four runs off Chahal's first. MI are 43/1 after 7 overs. 

22:25 hrs IST: Single of the last ball for Rayudu. MI are 39/1 after 6 overs. It's time for strategic time-out. 

22:23 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Aravind, Rayudu dances down the track and thumps it over long-on for a maximum. 

22:19 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish delivery from Watson and Rayudu pulls it away to deep mid-wicket boundary. MI are 30/1 after 5 overs. 

22:15 hrs IST: Seven runs off Aravind's first. MI are 23/1 after 4 overs. 

22:12 hrs IST: Expensive over from Jordan. 12 runs off it. MI are 16/1 after 3 overs. 

22:09 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Rohit Sharma. He looks in good form. 

22:06 hrs IST: Tidy over from Aravind. Just two off it. MI are 4/1 after 2 overs. 

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22:01 hrs IST: OUT! Parthiv c Watson b Aravind 1(2). 

21:59 hrs IST: Great start from Binny. MI are 2/0 after first over. 

21:57 hrs IST: First runs of the night for Rohit. 

21:56 hrs IST: Time for live action. 

21:40 hrs IST: And that's the end of the first innings. RCB finish on 151/4 in their 20 overs. We'll be back in a few minutes time. 

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KL Rahul continued his good run of form as he slammed his fourth fifty in the 2016 Indian Premier League.


21:34 hrs IST: Just seven runs off the over. Brilliant from Bumrah! RCB are 138/4 after 19 overs. 

21:30 hrs IST: Bumrah to bowl the penultimate over. 

21:29 hrs IST: Three SIXES and a FOUR of Pollard's over. RCB are 131/4 after 18 overs. 

21:24 hrs IST: Seven runs off Southee's last. RCB are 108/4 after 17 overs. 

21:21 hrs IST: FOUR! Slower delivery from Southee and Sachin Baby just whacks it to wide long-on boundary. 

21:19 hrs IST: And that's fifty for Rahul. His 4th in IPL. 

21:18 hrs IST: 100 up for RCB. Can they get to 150? 

21:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Watson run out 15(14). RCB are 98/4 after 15.3 overs. 

21:14 hrs IST: SIX! Slower delivery from Bumrah and Watson launches it into the deep mid-wicket stands. 

21:12 hrs IST: Expensive over from McClenaghan. 15 runs off it. RCB are 91/3 after 15 overs. 

21:11 hrs IST: SIX and a FOUR for Rahul. Just what RCB need now. 

21:07 hrs IST: Single of the last ball for Rahul. RCB are 76/3 after 14 overs. 

21:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Southee, Watson makes a little bit of room and hits it straight down the ground for his first boundary. 

21:00 hrs IST: Just seven runs off the last two overs. RCB are 69/3 after 13 overs. It's time for second strategic time-out. 

20:52 hrs IST: Another tight over from Krunal. Just two off it. RCB are 62/3 after 11 overs. 

20:47 hrs IST: OUT! de Villiers c Rayudu b K Pandya 24(27). RCB are 60/3 after 10.1 overs. 

20:44 hrs IST: SIX! Shortish delivery from Harbhajan and de Villiers pulls it over mid-wicket boundary. 

20:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Another length delivery from Bumrah, Rahul gets into position and lofts it over covers for his first boundary. RCB are 49/2 after 9 overs. 

20:40 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Bumrah and Rahul smashes it away over the deep backward square leg boundary. 

20:38 hrs IST: Brilliant bowling from MI. Not giving away any easy runs at all. RCB are 37/2 after 8 overs. 

20:36 hrs IST: In comes Harbhajan Singh for his first over. 

20:33 hrs IST: Good over for RCB. Eight runs off it. They are 33/2 after 7 overs. It's time for strategic time-out. 

20:29 hrs IST: End of the Powerplay. RCB are 25/2 after 6 overs. 

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Mitchell McClenaghan got the all important wicket of Virat Kohli in the second over of RCB's innings.


20:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from McClenaghan and de Villiers drives it through covers. 

20:24 hrs IST: Two runs off Krunal's first. RCB are 19/2 after 5 overs. 

20:21 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. RCB are 17/2 after 4 overs.. 

20:18 hrs IST: WICKET! Gayle c Rohit b Southee 5(6). 

20:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Southee, Gayle opens the bat face and hits it well through cover point region for his first boundary. 

20:15 hrs IST: Tidy over from Bumrah. Just one off it. RCB are 12/1 after 3 overs. 

20:12 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. 

20:11 hrs IST: Outstanding over from McClenaghan. Three runs and a wicket. RCB are 11/1 after 2 overs. 

20:09 hrs IST: In walks AB de Villiers at number three. 

20:06 hrs IST: OUT! Kohli c Harbhajan b McClenaghan 7(7). 

20:05 hrs IST: Single of the last ball for Kohli. RCB are 8/0 after first over. 

20:03 hrs IST: SIX! Half volley from Southee, Kohli makes room and slices it high over point boundary for a maximum. 

19:59 hrs IST: It's time for action. Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli make their way out in the middle. Tim Southee to start the proceedings for Mumbai. 

19:47 hrs IST: Mr. 360? 

19:45 hrs IST: Given the fact that RCB's bowling is highly inconsistent, their batters will have to score around 220 (maybe more) to put pressure on MI. 

19:33 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams: 

RCB: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, KL Rahul (wk), Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Chris Jordan, Varun Aaron, Sreenath Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal 

MI: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), Ambati Rayudu, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nitish Rana, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah 

19:30 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wins the toss and elects to bowl first. 

19:26 hrs IST: Big News. England captain announces retirement from international cricket. Read here 

19:25 hrs IST: Toss in five minutes. 

19:19 hrs IST: Win the toss and bowl first kind of a track! 

19:15 hrs IST: As for Mumbai, it seems that there won't be any chances in the playing XI and they'll go in with the tried and tested players. But will Chris Gayle play for Bangalore in this all important clash or will Travis Head keep his place? Well, we'll find it out in some time. 

19:05 hrs IST: A warm welcome to our live coverage of 41st match of Indian Premier League season 9. Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Mumbai Indians at M Chinnaswamy Stadium tonight. 

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Mumbai Indians won the earlier meeting this season against Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets.


RCB vs MI will be a mid-table battle and victory is a must for both these high-profile sides. With four wins from nine games, RCB are sixth in the table. Mumbai, with five wins and as many defeats are fifth.

RCB are gradually finding their feet. With back-to-back wins, Bangalore are finally looking the side that made them tournament favourites. Kohli's exceptional form and solid contributions from AB de Villiers and Shane Watson are bearing fruit.

Mumbai Indians have been hot and cold in IPL 2016. They suffered a horrible batting collapse in their last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Visakhapatnam. MI were all out for 92 in conditions that favoured a lot of lateral movement.

RCB's bowling has been the team's weakest link. MI's batsmen should be able to find their feet on a Chinnaswamy wicket that should be full of runs. The lowest total in four matches in Bangalore has been 182.

Rohit Sharma was Man of the Match when MI hosted RCB at Wankhede. He scored a 44-ball 62 as an opener. Kieron Pollard completed the formalities with a 19-ball 39 as MI scored a comprehensive six-wicket win.

Wednesday's match should see plenty of runs. The team winning the toss will be inclined to chase. The team with better bowling will have the edge for sure.

Topics : IPL 9 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai Indians Virat Kohli Rohit Sharma AB de Villiers Chris Gayle Yuzvendra Chahal Harbhajan Singh Kieron Pollard Live Cricket Score Live Blogs Cricket
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