IPL Highlights, RCB vs MI: Bowlers Shine As Bangalore Beat Mumbai Indians
IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians highlights: The Virat Kohli-led produced a splendid all-round performance to register their third victory at home and beat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) produced a brilliant bowling attack as they beat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday night. Chasing a managable target of 168 runs, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could only post 153/7 in their 20 overs. Except for Hardik Pandya, who scored a patient 50 off 42 deliveries, the rest of the Mumbai batsmen were unable to stand up to the RCB bowlers. RCB are now at the fifth spot in the IPL table with six points from their eight matches. Mumbai are second from bottom in the eight-team ladder with four points from eight matches. Mumbai's chase ran into trouble right from the start as they lost their entire top order in the first seven overs before the total had reached the 50-run mark. (Scorecard)
Earlier, a disciplined bowling effort by Mumbai Indians restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a moderate 167/7. The Mumbai bowlers pulled out all stops to keep the star-studded Bangalore batting line-up at a manageable total. Put into bat, Bangalore started on a cautious note as openers Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock added 38 runs for the opening wicket in five overs. Pacer Mitchell McClenaghan drew the first blood for Mumbai as he dismissed de Kock (7) in the fifth over.
With the addition of another 23 runs in Bangalore's scorecard, an in-form Vohra (45 off 31) was trapped leg before off a Mayank Markande delivery in the ninth over. Incoming batter and skipper Virat Kohli (32 off 26) then joined Brendon McCullum and the duo showed some resistance forging a 60-run partnership to take Bangalore past the 100-run mark. McCullum ran himself out while trying to take a single with the Bangalore scorecard reading 121/3. Kohli then tried to take Bangalore forward with Mandeep Singh (14 off 10) however, medium-pacer Hardik Pandya's double blow in the 17th over put the hosts on the back-foot.
Pandya sent both the batters back to the dug out on successive deliveries with Bangalore reeling at 139/5. A 10-ball 23 by Colin de Grandhomme in the final moments, however, helped the hosts reach a fighting total despite Washington Sundar (1) and Tim Southee (1) failing to fire. For Mumbai, Hardik Pandya was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/28 while Mayank Markande, McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah bagged a wicket each.
IPL 2018 highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians match, straight from M Chinnaswamy Stadium
23:45 IST: Thank you for joining us for the live blog.
23:38 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 14 runs.
23:36 IST: Six! Ben Cutting smokes Tim Southee for a maximum to end Mumbai Indians' innings at 153/7 in 20 overs.
23:34 IST: Four! Ben Cutting heaves Tim Southee for a one-bounce boundary towards the deep mid-wicket region.
23:33 IST: OUT! Kohli takes a brilliant catch at long-on and brings RCB one step closer to win. Hardik Pandya departs for a well-made 50. Mumbai Indians need 25 more runs in 5 balls.
23:32 IST: Mumbai Indians need 25 runs in 6 balls.
23:29 IST: OUT! Siraj gets the big breakthrough. Krunal looking to scoop the ball on the leg-side, misses and the ball takes an outside edge and flies to the man at point. Mumbai Indians 140/6.
23:25 IST: Last two overs to go. Can the Pandya brother take their team over the line? Mumbai Indians need 30 more runs to win.
23:21 IST: Mumbai Indians need 35 runs in 18 balls.
23:20 IST: Four! Hardik clears his front leg and hits Siraj for a boundary over cover.
23:16 IST: Four! De Grandhomme strays on the pads and Hardik plays him fine for yet another boundary. It seems MI have got their campaign back on track.
23:14 IST: Four! Hardik looking to heave de Grandhomme for a big one, misses but gets an inside edge as the ball rolls away for a boundary. A much-needed boundary for the visitors.
23:13 IST: Six! Colin de Grandhomme bowls a slower delivery, Krunal gets into position early and smacks him for a towering maximum towards deep mid-wicket.
23:12 IST: A brilliant Umesh Yadav over comes to an end. He finishes the match with the figures of 2/29.
23:08 IST: Umesh Yadav starts the proceedings after the break.
23:03 IST: Strategic timeout -- Mumbai Indians 100/5 in 14 overs, need 68 more runs to win.
22:58 IST: Four! Krunal Pandya, the new man in, waits for the ball to turn and plays the ball late past the fielder at leg slip. Mumbai Indians 92/5 in 13 overs, need 76 more runs to win.
22:50 IST: OUT! JP Duminy guides the ball through the point and calls for two but a rocket throw from Umesh Yadav sends him back to the hut.
22:46 IST: Mumbai Indians 77/4 after 10 overs.
22:45 IST: Six! Hardik Pandya clobbers Sundar for a maximum towards the deep mid-wicket region. Pandya has to take his chances now.
22:40 IST: Washington Sundar has been introduced in the attack.
22:38 IST: Four! Hardik Pandya smacks Chahal straight down the ground. Chahal puts his hand in the way of the ball but misses it by a whisker. Power was written all over that shot.
22:37 IST: Four! Siraj bowls a short delivery and Duminy pulls it away handsomely for a much-needed boundary. A good over comes to an end with a poor delivery.
22:35 IST: 50 comes up for the visitors in the 8th overs.
22:32 IST: OUT! Cross-seamer back of a length delivery from Siraj and Pollard looking to guide the ball away for a single, edges it back tot he keeper. Poor shot selection from the West Indian.
22:30 IST: 5 wides! Chahal is getting a lot of turn off the pitch. He bowls in and around middle stump, the ball turns -- misses the batsman, the keeper -- and flies between the keeper and the leg slip.
22:26 IST: Strategic timeout -- Mumbai Indians 40/3 after six overs.
22:21 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav bowls full and Pollard lifts him straight over the fielder at mid-off. Beautiful shot from Pollard.
22:18 IST: Mohammed Siraj concedes just five runs in his first over. RCB are bowling brilliantly.
22:12 IST: Mumbai Indians 24/3 after 4 overs.
22:10 IST: OUT! Mumbai Indians captain goes back to the hut for a duck. Umesh Yadav shortens the delivery as it comes back in sharply catching Rohit Sharma off guard. The ball takes a faint inside edge as the de Kock behind the stumps takes an absolute blinder. Huge appeal for caught behind but the on-field umpire is not interested. De Kock behind the stumps is absolute sure as he convinces captain Kohli to go for the review. Replay shows that the ball had brushed the bat. Mumbai Indians lose their captain for a duck. Huge, huge moment in the game.
22:07 IST: OUT LBW! Suryakumar Yadav tried to whip the incoming delivery on the leg-side, misses and gets rapped on the pads. Huge appeal for LBW but the on-field is not interested. RCB go for the review and the replay shows the ball nicking the off stump. SSuryakumar has to depart for 9.
22:05 IST: Mumbai Indians 21/1 after 3 overs.
22:02 IST: Four! JP Duminy leans forward and dries the full and wide delivery off Tim Southee for a beautiful cover drive.
22:00 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav strays on the pads and Suryakumar flicks him for a boundary. Easy pickings for the Mumbai opener.
21:58 IST: Four! Umesh Yadav bowls short and wide, JP Duminy stands tall and slaps the ball through the covers for a boundary.
21:55 IST: OUT! A good come back by Southee after getting hit for a boundary. Southee bowls an in-swinging full delivery, Kishan looking to work the ball around on the leg-side, misses and the stumps are all over the place. Mumbai Indians 5/1 after the first over.
21:53 IST: FOUR! Suryakumar opens his account with a sublime shot on the off side boundary. Tim Southee follows it up with a peach of a delivery. Mumbai Indians 5/0
21:52 IST: Mumbai Indians have Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan as their openers.
21:37 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore finish 167/7 in 20 overs.
21:36 IST: Six! McClenaghan bowls wide of off and de Grandhomme slaps him for a maximum over covers. 24 runs came off the last over.
21:35 IST: Six and a no ball! Everything is going in RCB's favour. McClenaghan bowls a full toss above waist height as the ball is smoked for a mammoth maximum. RCB get a free hit too!
21:34 IST: Six! Short delivery from McClenaghan and Colin de Grandhomme clobbers him for a towering maximum. Crunched!
21:29 IST: OUT! Slower ball from Bumrah wide of off stump, Tim Southee heaves and the ball flies high up in the air. Ben Cutting takes a magnificent catch at the boundary. RCB are losing wickets too easily.
21:25 IST: OUT! Back of a length from Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, the new batsman in, slogs the ball to the fielder in the deep. Hardik has got three wickets in an over. What a performance this has been from the pacer. No real emotions or celebrations from the bowler. Royal Challengers 141/6 in 18 overs.
21:23 IST: OUT! Hardik has done it again. Slower short ball and Virat flat bats the shot to Kieron Pollar at long-on, who takes an easy catch. Hardik Pandya has turned the games around. RCB have lost two-in-two.
21:20 IST: OUT! SLower delivery from Hardik Pandya right into Mandeep Singh's slot does the trick. Mandeep clobbers the ball for a maximum but it only reaches Suryakumar Yadav at the boundary ropes. Hardik has given a breakthrough.
21:18 IST: Six! Short delivery from Bumrah and Mandeep Singh gets into position early and pulls the slower ball for a maximum. Captain Rohit is not happy.
21:13 IST: Strategic timeout -- Royal Challengers Bangalore 129/3 in 16 overs
21:10 IST: Trivia -- Most runs in the last five overs in IPL 2018:
169 MS Dhoni (CSK)
136 Mandeep Singh (RCB)
114 Andre Russell (KKR)
98 Dwayne Bravo (CSK)
93 Dinesh Karthik (KKR)
91 Shreays Iyer (DD)
21:08 IST: Mandeep Singh is the new batsman in.
21:06 IST: OUT! A much-needed breakthrough for RCB. McCullum hits the ball straight to Hardik Pandy at mid-off and took off for a single. Hardik takes aim and gets a direct hit. McCullum is run-out for 37.
21:02 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore 119/2 in 14 overs.
20:58 IST: Six! Kohli dances down the pitch and deposits Krunal in the stands. The RCB captain has changed gears now.
20:56 IST: Four! Consecutive boundaries for Kohli off Markande. RCB have come back strongly after losing their opener. McCullum this time opts for the slog sweep and nails it.
20:54 IST: Four! Short delivery from Markande gets punished. McCullum rocks back and pulls the ball with great power for a boundary.
20:52 IST: Four! Mayank Markande bowls a full length delivery and Kohli shimmies down the wicket and slaps the ball straight down the ground.
20:51 IST: Four! Krunal Pandya bowls full and Kohli clears his front foot and caresses the ball over the covers for a boundary. This Kohli's trademark shot and looks immaculate every time he plays it.
20:50 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/2 in 10 overs.
20:48 IST: Four! Slower delivery outside off and McCullum slaps the ball through the covers for a boundary. The long-off fielder gives a chase but lost the race as the ball rocketed away.
20:45 IST: Six! The free hit goes for a maximum. Hardik bowls full and McCullum converts it into a full toss and scoops him over the keeper for a maximum. Only McCullum can play these kind of shots.
20:44 IST: 1000 sixes come up for RCB in the IPL.
20:43 IST: Six! Hardik Pandya bowls a beamer, McCullum dances down the track and pulls but the ball takes the outside edge and flies towards the third-man boundary for a maximum. Umpire has his arm out and it a no-ball. Free Hit for RCB.
20:41 IST: OUT! Markande pitches the ball in line with leg stump and the ball straightened and rapped Vohra on the pads. Huge appeal from Markande and the on-field umpire raises his finger. Vohra and McCullum opt for the review. Replay shows that the line pitched on line and clips the leg stump. Original decision remains and Vohra has to depart for 45.
20:39 IST: Six! Markande bowls full and Vohra sweeps him with authority for a maximum. Absolutely crunched!
20:35 IST: Strategic timeout -- Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/1 (Vohra 38*, Brendon McCullum 5*) in 8 overs.
20:28 IST: Four! Brendon McCullum, the new man in, reverse-sweeps the Mayank Markande length ball turning away from him wide of backward point. He gets off the mark in style.
20:23 IST: OUT! Short delivery from McClenaghan cramps de Kock, who pulls uncomfortably, and Rohit at mid-wicket takes a good low catch. The MI captain signals the umpires to go upstairs as they give a soft signal of OUT. Replay shows that Rohit had his fingers under the ball and OUT reads the giant TV on ground. RCB lose De Kock for 7.
20:20 IST: Four! Short length delivery from McClenaghan outside off, De Kock slices the ball over point for a boundary.
20:17 IST: 22 runs came off the Duminy overs!
20:16 IST: Six! Duminy is not learning. Vohra making room for himself goes inside out and smacks him for a maximum. This has been his best shot of the evening till now.
20:15 IST: Four! Flighted delivery outside off and Vohra sweeps him for a boundary over the fielder at mid wicket. Vohra has changed gears now.
20:14 IST: Six! Duminy goes full and Vohra slams the ball for a maximum over the long-off boundary. Stand and deliver from the Indian batsman.
20:13 IST: Four! Vohra comes down the track and hits Duminy straight down the ground for a boundary.
20:12 IST: Jasprit Bumrah concedes just three runs in his first over. Mumbai Indians bowlers have been on point till now. Can they continue to strangle the RCB batsmen?
20:08 IST: McClenaghan bowls a fantastic first over, concedes just two runs.
20:05 IST: Mitchell McClenaghan introduced in the bowling.
20:03 IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/0 after the first over.
20:01 IST: Six! Tossed up delivery from Duminy on the pads and Manan Vohra, down on one knee, slog sweeps him for a maximum over square leg boundary. Incredible start from RCB.
19:59 IST: JP Duminy opening the bowling for Mumbai Indians.
19:58 IST: Quinton de Kock and Manan Vohra opening the batting for RCB.
19:40 IST: Playing XI for both teams --
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w/k), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock (w/k), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
19:34 IST: Virat Kohli -- If you don't play well at home obviously is not a good feeling. We want to change it. We believe we have the side and we are not doing it consistently for 40 overs. We would have fielded first as well. It is a tough ground to defend. It might got slower in the second half. We just have to put enough runs on the board. AB is still sick. Still not recovered from a viral fever. Never a nice feeling for any team when such a player is not available. Only one change, Washington Sundar is back for Murugan Ashwin.
19:32 IST: Rohit Sharma -- We are going to field first. Looks a good pitch. It has been a good pitch over the last few games that has been played here. With dew coming in it becomes easier towards the end of the second half. With a score in front of us will be of good help. He (Ishan Kishan) is a great guy and speaks a lot in the dressing room. For a change we wanted him to speak in a huddle and give him more responsibility. He is a great kid. As a group we are looking forward to this game. Unfortunately Ewin Lewis misses out as he has injured his wrist and Pollard comes in.
19:30 IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wins toss, elects to field vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
19:15 IST: We are minutes away from the toss, stay tuned.
19:05 IST: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma inspecting the pitch before the start of the match.
19:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians straight from Bengaluru.
Mumbai will bank on young spinner Mayank Markande, who has so far bagged 10 wickets from seven games with his leg-spin, to continue with his impressive performance. RCB, on the other hand, will aim to get back to winning ways and register a convincing victory over Mumbai. South African batsman AB de Villiers, who missed the last game due to flu, has been in prime form this season as he has scored 280 in six matches. Captain Kohli is also getting his form back as he had hit 92 and 68 against MI and KKR respectively. Opener Quinton De Kock, who has scored 194 runs so far, would like to carry on with his good performance.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustifizur Rahman, Adam Milne, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan (WK), Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, JP Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande Akila Dhanajaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh and Mitchell McClenaghan.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Tim Southee.