IPL 2017, MI vs RCB – As it happened...
Live cricket score and live updates from Match 38 of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB will have to play out of their skin to beat MI, who are have had one of their best seasons in the tournament history so far.
MI win by 5 wickets with one ball remaining, book spot for the qualifying round
MUMBAI INDIANS; Target 163
Over 19.5 | Score 165/5 | Rohit 56 (37) ; Hardik 14 (9)
7 runs off 6 deliveries as Watson paces in for the last over. Starts off with a wide ball. 6 off 6 now. Two singles off the next two deliveries. Absolute tensed situation there at Wankhede! 3 off 3 now. Well off fourth delivery, but over pitched and Hardik takes a single to make it 2 off 2. Fifth ball, yorker along off and Rohit drives it down cover, through the gaps and seals their spot for the qualifying round.
Over 19 | Score 156/5 | Rohit 50 (34) ; Hardik 12 (7)
12 balls, 18 runs. Aravind now into the attack for his final over. Two singles off the first two deliveries. Third ball, well to the off, yorker, as Rohit sweeps it softly to strike a six over square-leg. Two more singles off the next two deliveries as the last ball goes for a single as it is fifty up for the skipper.
Over 18 | Score 145/5 | Rohit 41 (30) ; Hardik 10 (5)
And it is Aniket Chaudhury in for his fourth and final over. Two singles off the first two slow paced deliveries. He is taking the pace off his deliveries, varying length to pressurise the batsmen. Just five off the five deliveries and then comes up a wide. Last ball, length, flatter, but Hardik drags it to fire it over square-leg for a six. Impressive!
Over 17 | Score 133/5 | Rohit 39 (27) ; Hardik 1 (1)
What a way to kick-off after the time-out! First ball, back of the length, to the off as Rohit strikes it down cover for a boundary. Watson in trouble now! Third ball, shorter and Karn whacks a pull over midwicket and fielder there at deep to take it comfortably. Another wicket as Mumbai go 5 down.
KV Sharma c Milne b Watson 9 (8b)
Hardik is the new batsman, and he takes a single off his first delivery to bring the skipper back on strike for the over's last delivery. Single it is to keep the strike.
Over 16 | Score 125/4 | Rohit 32 (24) ; Karn 9 (7)
And Chahal, into his fourth and final over. Two singles off the first two deliveries. Third ball, well wide and fuller as Karn slashes it downtown. Virat sprints along the deep to save it but the ball beats his pace to cross the ropes. 10 off the over so far off the five deliveries bowled. Singles to end the over. And umpire signals for a time-out.
Over 15 | Score 114/4 | Rohit 30 (22) ; Karn 2 (3)
And after all the spin attack, Virat shifts to pace. Aniket Chaudhary charges in for his third over now. Pours in immediate pressure on the duo at pitch by giving just a single off the first half of the over. Asking rate now over 10 now. Fifth ball, wide yorker to Rohit as he drives it down backward-point for a boundary. Much needed four from the Mumbai Indians. And it is consecutive boundary to end the over. Glorious stroke from the skipper.
Over 14 | Score 104/4 | Rohit 21 (18) ; Karn 1 (1)
Negi in for his fourth and final over now. Third ball, Krunal taps it down to long-on, but hobbles down mid-way through for the single. Fielder throws it hard, seeing which he makes the effort to complete the run, but falls there after. Well, it is the pain that is hurting again. He walks off the pitch as Karn makes his way in. More responsibility on the skipper now, with Hardik still a batsman left.
Over 13 | Score 98/4 | Rohit 18 (15) ; 0 (0)
Adding on the concern of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli brings in some leg spin action. It is Chahal into his third over now. Fourth ball, quicker through the air as Pollard flashes it past long-on for a boundary. And then Pollard departs. WICKET! Length at leg stump as Pollard smacks it over midwicket but fielder there to take it effortlessly.
KA Pollard c Head b Chahal 17 (13b)
Over 12 | Score 90/3 | Rohit 17 (14) ; Pollard 11 (7)
Pawan Negi into the attack for his third over now. Keeps it tight, keeps it clean as just three runs have been dig out off the five deliveries bowled. And it is a single to finish the over.
Over 11 | Score 86/3 | Rohit 16 (12) ; Pollard 8 (4)
After an expensive first over where he gave away 17 off it, Adam Milne returns to attack for his second over now. Second ball, knuckle ball to the offside as Rohit cuts it down to third man for a boundary. The pacer however, makes a good return giving away just three off the next three deliveries, but Pollard finishes the over in style with a boundary struck down the line.
Over 10 | Score 74/3 | Rohit 11 (8) ; Pollard 1 (1)
And it is Negi back in for his second over now and he gets his second wicket. Second ball, Rana chuckles it hard over midwicket as Travis Head runs in to take it. Takes the ball, fails to cease the momentum, but flips the ball just before crossing the boundary and then crosses over to take. Wonderful, wonderful catch there in the deep!
N Rana c Head b Negi 27 (28b)
Kieron Pollard is the new man in.
Over 9 | Score 70/2 | Rohit 8 (6) ; Rana 27 (26)
Two back-to-back good overs from RCB – one was a tidy over, just four off it and then came the important wicket off the very next over.
It is Watson again into the attack, for his second over now. First ball, length as Rohit taps it down square-leg to take two runs. Then comes up just two singles off the next three deliveries. Last ball, length again, along off as Rohit softly punches it over midwicket for a boundary.
Over 8 | Score 62/2 | Rohit 1 (2) ; Rana 26 (24)
Shifting now to spin attack now, Pawan Negi has been introduced into the attack. Three quick runs by the duo off the first two deliveries and comes the big WICKET of the Englishman. Third ball, spins in, pressing to the leg as Buttler makes room to ramp it over cover off the back-foot. But not too high as Virat was the man to take the catch. Buttler leaves in complete disappointment as RCB celebrate with the break of the important partnership.
JC Buttler c Head b Negi 33 (21b)
Skipper Rohit Sharma is the new batsman now.
Over 7 | Score 58/1 | Buttler 31 (18) ; Rana 25 (22)
And after that short time-out, the experienced Shane Watson paces in for his first over. Just three singles off the over. Rather tidy over, going in favour of the visiting team.
Over 6 | Score 55/1 | Buttler 30 (17) ; Rana 23 (18)
And Chahal comes in with his leg-spin action to finish off with the power-play over. The over was turning in good with just two singles off the five deliveries and then came the Biggy. Last ball, fuller, slight to the leg as Butter flicked it hard over midwicket for a six.
Over 5 | Score 47/1 | Buttler 23 (14) ; Rana 22 (15)
New bowler in the attack. It is Sreenath Aravind now for his first over. Second ball, slower, full, cutter as Rana drives it elegantly down the wicket for a boundary. And Buttler too joins the party. Fourth delivery, length, middle as Buttler powers it over the bowler to strike a boundary downtown.
Over 4 | Score 36/1 | Buttler 18 (11) ; Rana 17 (12)
Continuing with pace attack, it is Aniket yet again, this time for his second over. Gives away three runs off the first half off the over. And then comes the quicker bouncer as Buttler ducks it lately. Didn't see that coming! Good over- just four off it.
Over 3 | Score 32/1 | Buttler 15 (7) ; Rana 16 (10)
Another new bowler into the attack now, it is Adam Milne pacing in. Fine leg comes up in the position, First delivery, length, outside off to Buttler as he drives it down cover for his first boundary. Milne changes length to go for a shorter delivery but Buttler unfazed as he pulls it hard down midwicket for another boundary. Fourth delivery, shorter, pressing leg side, fends it but off the leading edge balloons over point. Choudhary runs for it...but yards away as he fails to take the catch. Rana, saved! And the over finishes off with a boundary by Buttler. Picks up the length right and pushes it down cover. 17 off the over.
Over 2 | Score 15/1 | Buttler 2 (3) ; Rana 13 (8)
Sharing the new ball is a spinner now. It is Yuzvendra Chahal into the attack. Fourth ball, fuller, middle stump as Rana sweeps it down square-leg, but in the air...Aravind drops it as the ball dances along to the boundary. And then again off the last ball. Fuller, well outside off as Rana drives it down cover for a ravishing boundary.
Over 1 | Score 6/1 | Buttler 1 (1) ; Rana 5 (4)
Not a huge total for the high-flying Mumbai Indians as Parthiv and Buttler walks in towards the pitch. Opening up the attack will be Aniket Chaudhary.
Over the wicket to Parthiv. First ball, short, keeps it straight as he pulls it, not enough strength as Chahal dives at midwicket to take the catch. First ball, first wicket!
PA Patel c Chahal b Choudhary 0 (1b)
Last ball, yorker, well outside leg stump as Rana drifts the pace down fine leg for a boundary.
MI need 163 runs to win off 120 deliveries
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Over 20 | Score 162/8 | Milne 0 (1) ; 0 (0)
He started off and he is the one who will finish things up for Mumbai. McClenaghan up for the last over for the home team. Single off the first ball to Jadhav. Changes side and goes around the wicket to left-handed Negi. Third ball, fuller, outside off as Negi shifts to rack it over the bowler for a boundary. Similar delivery again, similar shot and ...WICKET! This time the ball travels to long-on region as Pollard there to take it.
P Negi c Pollard b McClenaghan 35 (23b)
Fifth ball, Jadhav on strike, McClenaghan charges in over the wicket now. Shorter, seaming to the off as Kedar slices it up, travels far, but Pollard there again in the deep to take it. Two balls, two wickets.
KM Jadhav c Pollard b McClenaghan 28 (22b)
Last ball, slower, as Milne misses to strike, it, half hearted effort for a run as Parthiv runs Aravind out.
S Aravind run out 0 (0b)
Over 19 | Score 157/5 | Negi 31 (20) ; Jadhav 26 (20)
Bumrah comes back now to finish off with his quota for the day. Third ball, fuller to the off as Negi cracks it over long-on for a six. Ohh..he is on fire today! 150 up for RCB.
Over 18 | Score 147/5 | Negi 24 (16) ; Jadhav 24 (18)
Malinga now paces in for his fourth and final over. First ball, length, slower to the off as Negi gives himself room to smack it over extra cover for a six. Well, a perfect catch indeed by the boy in the outer field. And yet again off the fifth delivery. Slower, off-cutter as Negi ramps it off his back-foot over long-off. Hardik did jump and get a finger glance off it, but all in vain. 15 off the over.
Over 17 | Score 132/5 | Negi 10 (11) ; Jadhav 23 (17)
There is a glimpse of Krunal Pandya, lying there in the sidelines, still in agony. It is Jasprit Bumrah, once again charging in for his third over now. Third delivery, paced up, fuller aling the middle stump as Jadhav elegantly whips it over midwicket for a boundary. It is the first boundary in the last 24 deliveries. 10 off the over.
Over 16 | Score 122/5 | Negi 6 (8) ; Jadhav 18 (14)
And Kiwi international McClenaghan returns for his third over now. Three runs off the first two deliveries bowled. Three more singles come off the lnext three deliveries as the over sums up for just seven runs.
Over 15 | Score 115/5 | Negi 2 (5) ; Jadhav 15 (11)
And it is Malinga in for his third over now. Starts off with three varied deliveries and it fetches no runs to Bengaluru. Fourth ball, length, seaming off as Negi cuts it down to backward point, Krunal dives in to save it. Ohh dear...he is in agony! Dived over the ball, and is in complete pain now, lying there.
Just four off the over.
Over 14 | Score 111/5 | Negi 1 (1) ; Jadhav 12 (9)
And it is Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now for his second over. Fourth ball, length, angling across to leg side as Watson aimlessly swings his bat, but the ball zips under the bat to rip off the leg and middle stump.
SR Watson b Bumrah 3 (5b)
Over 13 | Score 106/4 | Watson 2 (2) ; Jadhav 9 (7)
Well, you don't mess with AB either. First ball, length as he slog sweeps it high, sky high over square-leg. Immediate pressure on the bowler now. Ohh...WICKET! Similar delivery as AB gets the top edge this time and the ball balloons to short fine leg as Bumrah takes it easily.
AB de Villiers c Bumrah b KH Pandya 43 (27b)
Shane Watson is the new batsman. Returns after a long time now. Strategic time-out
Over 12 | Score 96/3 | AB de 37 (25) ; Jadhav 7 (5)
Karn Sharma aback in for his third over now. Second ball, length and Jadhav shimmies down to volley it over bowler for a boundary. Real confidence reflected off that shot! Eight runs racked up off the five deliveries bowled as the over ends up with a single to AB to keep the strike.
Over 11 | Score 87/3 | AB de 34 (22) ; Jadhav 1 (2)
Krunal continuing into his third over now. Second ball, fuller, well to the off as Head slogs it over mid-on for a boundary. And then his WICKET! Charges in again, but this time Hardik in the deep to take it. Well, you don't mess with the Pandya brothers! Combined and scalped it yet again.
TM Head c HH Pandya b KH Pandya 12 (15b )
Kedar Jadhav is the new man in.
Over 10 | Score 80/2 | AB de 32 (20) ; Head 8 (13)
Continuing with spin attack it is Karn Sharma back in for his second over now. Starts off with a few troubling deliveries as just one run as been scooped up off the first half of the over. Well, the leggie has turned it into a tidier over- just four off it.
Over 9 | Score 76/2 | AB de 30 (16) ; Head 6 (10)
Krunal Pandya yet again in his second over now. Has been real impressive this season – You say bat, you say ball, just name it.
Second ball, fuller spinning off as AB lazily cuts it down to third man for another boundary by him. And ten comes the six! Fuller again as he slogs it high over midwicket as smokes it the crowd. An expensive over from the spinner- 13 off it.
Over 8 | Score 63/2 | AB de 19 (12) ; Head 5 (9)
And here comes Lasith Malinga once again for his second over now. Just two singles off the first two deliveries bowled. Fourth ball, full toss well to the off as AB comfortably drives it down cover for a boundary. Yorker to finish off the over.
Over 7 | Score 56/2 | AB de 14 (8) ; Head 4 (7)
Returning to some spin action as Krunal Pandya comes into the attack for his first over now. Just three runs racked up in the five deliveries bowled as the over sums up with just four runs to add to the board.
Over 6 | Score 52/2 | AB de 12 (5) ; Head 2 (3)
And Rohit returns left-arm action as McClenaghan paces in for his second over now and he gets the Big Fish. First ball, slower cutter to the leg side as Kohli flicks it gently only to realise that the ball sails away to the Rohit Sharma at cover. Ohh..Kohli is absolute disarray! Was playing a calm game, probably didn't see that coming.
V Kohli c RG Sharma b McClenaghan 20 (14b)
AB de Villiers is the new man in. Fourth ball, shorter, seaming just to the off as AB cuts it little over backward point for a boundary. And then comes the six! Shimmies down to slash the flatter delivery again over backward point to get it. It is 12 off the over.
Over 5 | Score 40/0 | Kohli 20 (12) ; Head 2 (3)
And it the star bowler of the previous match. It is Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now. Second ball, fuller to the leg side as Virat shimmies down to flick it off his back-foot over midwicket for another six. And it is nine off the over.
Over 4 | Score 31/1 | Kohli 13 (9) ; Head 0 (2)
And after all the at pace attack, it time for some spin to come, feels Rohit. Karn Sharma into the attack now. Second delivery, fuller, places it to the leg side and Virat flicks it off his back-foot for a maximum over mid-on. First six of the match. And finally a WICKET for Mumbai.Fourth ball, length, spins off as Mandeep slogs it over midwicket, but well too short of the boundary as Hardik stands there in the deep to take it with ease.
Mandeep Singh c HH Pandya b KV Sharma 17 (13b)
Travis Head is the new batsman in.
Over 3 | Score 21/0 | Kohli 4 (6) ; Mandeep 17 (11)
And it is another pacer into the attack. It is the younger of the Pandya brother charging in for hist first over. Slip comes in place, but too wide. Single off the second delivery as Virat pushed the short flat delivery down square-leg to take it. Virat seems little different today, no aggression, just a subtle calmness reflecting on his face. Just five off the over.
Over 2 | Score 16/0 | Kohli 2 (3) ; Mandeep 14 (9)
Sharing the new ball is another overseas bowler. It is the slinger Malinga pacing in for the second over. The duo at pitch take a single each off the first half of the over. Fourth ball, slow, low full toss to the leg side as Mandeep glances it down to fine leg for another boundary. His third, over's first. Dot to finish off.
Over 1 | Score 10/0 | Kohli 1 (1) ; Mandeep 9 (5)
It is Maharashtra Day at Mumbai today, so it full packed at Wankhede as the Mumbai Indians head on to the game to be the first team to book the qualifying spot this season. Well, for Bengaluru it is 'win all, to go far'.
Skipper Kohli and new opener Mandeep Singh is at the pitch. This is their 7th opening pair combo. Mumbai starts off with some left-arm action as Mitchell MacClenaghan paces in.
Second ball, length, flatter, seams across to the off-side as Mandeep drives it down cover through the gap for the first boundary of the game. Fourth delivery, length again, straight, cross seam as Mandeep ramps it over midwicket for a boundary again. 10 off this over.
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TEAM CHANGES: For Mumbai, Karn Sharma replaces injured Harbhajan Singh. While for the visiting team, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh and Aniket Choudhary come in for Samuel Badree, Sachin Baby and Stuart Binny.
TOSS TIME: RCB win toss, elect to bat first
Mumbai: Live cricket score and live updates from Match 38 of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB will have to play out of their skin to beat MI, who are have had one of their best seasons in the tournament history so far.
A day after celebrating his 30th birthday, Rohit Sharma would be keen to add to RCB's woes with yet another comprehensive win. Mumbai Indians have emerged as one of the favourites to win the tenth edition of the tournament with a brilliant show so far.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, would have to lead from the front to inject some confidence back into the team. Despite having some world class batsmen in their squad, RCB are languishing at second place from bottom in the points table with just two wins and a draw from ten matches.
It also seemed like that the upcoming match between two team would be a lop-sided one because down-and-out Bangalore, who have some quality batsmen like Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Shane Watson have drastically failed to click in unison.
Unlike Mumbai bowlers, Bangalore also lack experience in their bowling department. They lack some quality front-line bowlers who can do damage in the death overs.
So Bangalore would bank on their key spinner Samuel Badree to execute the plans and gave the visitors some positivity.
Here is all you need to know about the match:
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (captain), Lendl Simmons, Mitchel Johnson, Mitchell McClenghan, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), Saurabh Tiwary, Shreyas Gopal, Tim Southee, Lasith Malinga, Krunal Pandya, Keiron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Asela Gunaratne, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jagdish Suchith, Jaspreet Bumrah, Jos Buttler, Karn Sharma and Vinay Kumar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Vishnu Vinod, Sreenath Arvind, Kedar Jadhav (wicketkeeper), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Chaudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: May 1 (Monday) at 04:00 pm IST
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
Online Streaming: Sony LIV, Hotstar