Bengaluru: Fantastic bowling from RCB bowlers helped Virat Kohli-led side register a comfortable 14 run victory over Mumbai Indians in the 31st match of the Indian Premier League played at M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Tim Southee was awarded man-of-the-match award for his splendid bowling effort.
It was a sweet revenge for the men in black and red jersey after losing the match to the same team at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.
Chasing 177 runs to win, Mumbai suffered early setback with Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and skipper Rohit Sharma all departing early. Southee gave the first breakthrough when he clean bowled Ishan with peach of a delivery. Umesh Yadav did the major damage when he had Surya and Rohit in back to back deliveries of the 5th over to put MI on backfoot.
Duminy and Pollard then tried to bring MI innings back on track, but Siraj inflicted further damage by dismissing Pollard. Hardik Pandya and JP Duminy then tried to break the shackles to give momentum to the team. The 37 run stand between the two was ended by Umesh Yadav’s brilliant throw from deep which found Duminy short of crease and give RCB chance to get back into the game.
Hardik and Krunal then joined hands together to revive MI innings as both the brothers decided to take the attack to the RCB bowlers. The two put on 56 run stand between them before Krunal Pandya was dismissed by Siraj. Hardik, who scored half century was dismissed in the first ball of the final over by Tim Southee to dent MI’s chances of winning the game. In the end it was comfortable win for the men in red and black.
MI 153-7 after 20 overs
Brilliant bowling by Tim Southee and RCB finally win their third game of the season. Big smile on Virat kohli's face.
MI 106-5 after 15 overs
It's an uphill task for MI batsman as the run rate continues to shoot upwards. The onus will be on Pandya brothers to carry the team past the finishing line. Will the miracle happen?
MI 84-5 after 11.1 overs
WICKET! This is a big blow for MI, JP Duminy was the set batsman and now he is back to the pavillion, Umesh Yadav runs across sweeper cover and makes a bullet throw to de Kock who made no mistake in whipping the bails off in flash.
MI 77-4 after 10 overs
Some fantastic bowling from RCB seamers have put MI on backfoot. After losing early wickets, Pollard and Duminy's partnership looked liked steadying MI innings, but Mohamed Siraj provided the breakthrough by having Pollard caught behind the wicket to put more pressure on Mumbai Indians.
MI 47-4 after 7.1
WICKET! Siraj gets the big man Pollard and Mumbai Indians are in deep trouble. The West Indian pokes at delivery outside off to give simple catch to Quinton de Kock
MI 29-3 after 5 over
Dream start for RCB as they picked up early wickets to put Mumbai Indians on backfoot. Southee provided the breakthrough with Ishan Kishan's wicket. Umesh Yadav then produced a dream spell picking up big wickets of Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma to shake MI batting line up
WICKET! Two in Two for Umesh Yadav and Mumbai in big trouble. Suryakumar Yadav was the first man to go caught right in front. Rohit Sharma was the next man out for golden duck caught by de Kock.
MI 5-1 after 1 over
WICKET! Southee rattles Ishan Kishan stumps. The batsman gets out of crease to counter swing , but the ball goes in between bat and pad. Similar dismissal to the one in the reverse fixture.
RCB 167-7 after 20 overs: Colin de Grandhomme smashed 24 runs in the final over to help RCB post a defending total against Mumbai Indians in the 31st match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday. Hardik Pandya was the star for Mumbai Indians as he finished with figures of 3-28.
Put into bat by Rohit Sharma, openers Manan Vohra and Quinton de Kock were kept quiet in first few over’s, Vohra, then unleashed attack on Duminy in the 4th over , where he scored 22 runs to give boost to RCB innings. de Kock’s stay at the crease was short lived as he was the first man to be dismissed by McClenaghan as Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch at mid-wicket.
Manan Vohra was the next to go after he was trapped by Mayank Markande in front of wicket for 45 runs. McCullum then went after MI bowlers especially Hardik Pandya, who was hit for 20 runs in the 10th over. The former New Zealand skipper along with Virat Kohli put on an important 60 run partnership, before he was run-out at non strikers end by a brilliant throw by Hardik Pandya who was standing at mid off.
Mumbai made the comeback in the 18th over thanks to Hardik Pandya who took 3 wickets and conceded 2 runs. He picked up back wickets of Mandeep Singh and Virat Kohli and then grabbed wicket of Washington Sundar in the final ball of the over to put breaks on RCB innings.
Colin de Grandhomme scored 24 runs in the final over to take RCB to fighting total.
WICKET! back-to-back wickets for Hardik Pandya. First he dismissed Mandeep Singh and then the very next ball he has the big wicket of Virat Kohli.
RCB 123-3 after 15 overs
Brendon McCullum smashing innings (37 runs) came to an end after Hardik Pandya's direct hit on the stumps at non strikes end. The former New Zealand captain tried to get RCB innings up and runnings , but couldnt stay back at crease for long. Last 5 over's to go, will RCB make big score.
RCB 82-2 after 10 overs
After Markande dismissed Manan Vohra for 45 runs. Mc Cullum launched attack on opposition bowlers as he smashed Hardik Pandya for 20 runs to put RCB in command.
RCB 38-1 after 5 overs
After a slow start to the innings, Manan Vohra smashed Duminy for 22 runs in the 4th over of the innings to give some boost to the innings. Mumbai Indians made the first breakthrough in the final ball of the 5th over. Rohit Sharma took a superb low catch to dismiss Qunton de Kock of McClenaghan bowling
RCB XI: Q de Kock, B McCullum, V Kohli, M Vohra, M Singh, C de Grandhomme, W Sundar, T Southee, U Yadav, M Siraj, Y Chahal— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2018
MI XI: S Yadav, RG Sharma, I Kishan, JP Duminy, H Pandya, K Pollard, K Pandya, B Cutting, M McClenaghan, M Markande, J Bumrah— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 1, 2018
Toss: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and have opted to field first. One change in the playing XI Ewin Lewis makes way for Kieron Pollard
Royal Challengers Bangalore make one change to their side. Washington Sundar comes in for Murugan Ashwin
Bengaluru: Time seems to be running out for, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians, when they take on each other at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Both the teams have had poor start to this years Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign this season and have a huge mountain to climb in order to make the play-offs.
Today’s game will be the second leg match between RCB and MI. The last time these two teams faced each other at Wankhede, it was Mumbai Indians led by skipper Rohit Sharma and opener Evin Lewis that helped them win the match against RCB by 46 runs.
Mumbai will be coming into the match with moral boosting win over Chennai Super Kings , whom they defeated by 8 wickets. Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with a well made half century (56 runs of 33 balls). He was ably supported by openers Suryakumar Yadav (44 runs of 34 balls) and Evin Lewis (47 rus of 43 balls). Once again all three batsman will expected to provide solid start to the team. The bowling department also did really well in the lst game against CSK.
Mayank Markande, has been the find of the tournament for MI and once again the onuis will be on him to chip in with wickets and control the runs for the Men in Blue. Mitchell McClenaghan and Jasprit Bumrah will once again lead the bowling attack.
For RCB, there seems to be no end to the struggle as they have failed to win matches to get heir campaign going. The Virat Kohli-led side are currently on two match losing streak. The last match against Kolkata too went down to the last over , but the fielding let the team down as players dropped some easy catches to and the victory to the visiting side.
RCB would be hoping for the return of AB de Villiers, who was absent from the last game due to fever. The South African hitman has been in smashing form this season, scoring 68 off 30 balls against CSK and an unbeaten 39-ball 90 against Delhi Daredevils and his presence in the side will be vital for RCB in todays game.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustifizur Rahman, Adam Milne, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, 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, 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. .
When is the match?
The match is scheduled to start at 8 P.M. IST on Tuesday (May 1st).
Where is the match?
The match will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Live telecast and timings:
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.
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