Highlights IPL 2017, RCB vs MI in Bengaluru, cricket scores and updates: Mumbai pull off sensational win

Apr, 14 2017 IST

  • 19:51 (IST)

    That's it from us on this roller-coaster of a match, with Mumbai Indians pulling off a superb win to move to the top of the table. Time for us to switch to the other game today — in which Gujarat Lions host Rising Pune Supergiant. Follow live updates of the match here

  • Brilliant chase from Mumbai Indians in the end. They were always going to need one good partnership to chase a target like this and despite Badree's heroics at the beginning, Pollard kept his head and architected a brilliant chase. The form of Pandya brothers would be a concern for the other teams this IPL. Mumbai Indians are checking a lot of boxes with the form of key players and youngsters like Rana. The only cause for concern would be the form of Rohit Sharma. He may be looking at promoting himself to the top of the order to make more of an impact on this tournament.

  • 142 was never going to be enough against a team which had many potential match winners. Badree was magical. But RCB needed a miracle. Mumbai found its champions in Pollard and Krunal Pandya. Krunal's temperament to deliver under pressure again and again is outstanding. Pollard redeemed himself spectacularly. What a fight back! What a win. Kudos Mumbai Indians. You fought back like champions. You deserved the win.

  • 19:46 (IST)

    Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match for his scintillating 70 off 47 balls that helped Mumbai post a stunning recovery. 

  • Most wins vs a particular team among all IPL teams::
     
    14 MI vs RCB*
    14 KKR vs KXIP
    14 MI vs KKR
    13 CSK vs RCB
    13 MI vs CSK
     
    Most wins for captains in IPL:
    83 - MS Dhoni 
    63 - Gautam Gambhir 
    37 - Virat Kohli, ROHIT SHARMA*
    35 - Adam Gilchrist 

  • Pollard has played one of the best T20 knocks of his career here. Played himself in and teed off once he got his eye in. He has not just put Mumbai Indians in the driver's seat here but has also given a case for a promotion in this MI middle order. It was Pandya brothers in the middle overs that sucked the momentum completely out of that RCB innings. It could be those two again to see their team to the finishing line. Can't keep them out of the game, can you?

  • 19:32 (IST)

    After 18.5 overs, MI 145/6 (Krunal Pandya 37, Hardik Pandya 9)


    FOUR! Not the best of starts for Mills in his final over. Krunal couldn't quite connect in this one, but went for the shot keeping the vacant leg side in mind. Tries another pull next ball, only to get a single. Wide off the fourth ball. In the end, it is Hardik Pandya who hits the winning runs once again, smashing the fifth ball over the cow-corner boundary to bring up a four-wicket win for Mumbai Indians!


    Who would have thought of that when they were reduced to 7/4 in the third over. 

  • 19:26 (IST)

    After 18 overs, MI 133/6 (Krunal Pandya 32, Hardik Pandya 3)


    Chahal into his third over. Swing and miss first ball, with Pollard shuffling far to his right, and missing out on the shot despite stretching out. Polly tries the same thing next ball, and connects beautifully to smash it straight over the bowler's head! Chahal though, has the final laugh in the third delivery, as Pollard gets caught by ABD at long-on while looking to end the game with a bang. Couple of threes in the next two delievries, with the ball beating the keeper on both occasions. Single to end a 13-run over, with victory now looking quite gettable for the Pandya brothers. 


    MI need 10 to win from 12 balls.

  • 19:22 (IST)

    OUT! Pollard looks to go for a second consecutive big hit, though he gets a bottom-edge this time to get caught by ABD's safe hands at long-off. End of a fantastic innings by the big Trinidadian, an innings which he needed badly after a couple of poor outings. MI 126/6 after 17.3 overs. 

    Kieron Pollard c de Villiers b Chahal 70(47)

  • 19:19 (IST)

    After 17 overs, MI 120/5 (Kieron Pollard 64, Krunal Pandya 31)


    Aravind back for his final over. Good running between the wickets in the second ball of the over, with Pollard running back for a risky second. Misfield by Mills at short third man results in four extra runs, which is also the first boundary conceded by Aravind in his spell so far! The last thing RCB would want at this stage! Swing and miss for Krunal in the last ball. The partnership between Pollard and Krunal now worth 87! 


    MI need 23 to win from 18 balls.

  • Momentum big key In T20 cricket. Pollard has taken it away from RCB. May be another wicket will restore it?

  • 19:15 (IST)

    After 16 overs, MI 110/5 (Kieron Pollard 61, Krunal Pandya 24)


    Negi back into the attack. Wide conceded in the second ball. Agility by Binny in the third ball of the over after Pollard smacks it towards wide long-on, saving two runs for the side. Another wide in the penultimate delivery, with the ball turning away a bit too much. 

    SIX!SIX! Pollard goes bang, bang in the last two balls, bringing up his half-century and putting Mumbai in a strong position! What an over this has turned out to be, with 19 coming off it! Suddenly, Mumbai's hopes have been given a major boost! 


    MI need 33 to win from 24 balls.

  • 19:13 (IST)

    FIFTY for Kieron Pollard, and how crucial has his innings been for Mumbai, stitching a crucial stand with Krunal. Hammers a full delivery from Negi straight down the ground for a flat six, getting there in 41 balls! Had faltered in the first two games, and is shining with the bat in the darkest hour! 

  • Keiron Pollard is playing a useful hand here. He has the power to clear the ropes even on this sluggish wicket if he gets it anywhere near the middle of his bat. With the spirited Pandya brothers for company, Mumbai Indians are still in the game. We know anything can happen in the game of cricket when a Pandya is in the middle. 

  • 19:07 (IST)

    After 15 overs, MI 91/5 (Kieron Pollard 46, Krunal Pandya 23)


    Mills back into the attack in the 15th over, and starts off with a back-of-hand slower ball. Next one's fired in at 144 clicks, rapping Krunal high on the pads. Another slower ball in the fourth delivery, though Krunal picks it beautifully to smash it through extra-cover, bringing up the 50-stand along with it! Pollard flicks the final ball down towards fine-leg, beating the fielder, to get his third four.  This has been the much-needed revitaliser for the visitors after the early wickets. The umpire calls for the second time-out of the innings. 


    MI need 52 to win from 30 balls.

  • Kieron Pollard becomes the first batsman in T20 cricket to score 7000 runs without scoring a century. 
     
    Overall, he is the fifth batsman to score 7000 runs in T20 cricket. The others are Chris Gayle, Brad Hodge, Brendon McCullum and David Warner. 

  • Keiron Pollard has a chance here to prove Sanjay Manjrekar wrong if he manages to see his team through. I hope he isn't carrying a sheet of paper in his pocket that reads "Yeah Sanjay Talk Nah" ala his West Indian teammate Dinesh Ramdin.

  • Best bowling figures at Bangalore in IPL:
    4/9 - SAMUEL BADREE for RCB v MI, 2017*
    4/10 - Ashish Nehra for CSK v RCB, 2015
    4/11 - Chris Jordan for RCB v GL,2016

  • At one stage there was genuine fear that the roof would blow off the Chinnaswamy stadium stands. So thunderous was the cheering and applause as RCB condemned Mi to a horrendous start. All the planning of playing on a slow, low pitch seemed to pay off. Sam Badree was of course in a class of his own. What a display. Mumbai will never forget the start: 7 for 4.

  • 19:01 (IST)

    After 14 overs, MI 80/5 (Kieron Pollard 41, Krunal Pandya 18)


    Pawan Negi, left-arm spinner, into the attack in the 14th over, and straightaway gets some spin in the first ball. Krunal tries to target him in the very first delivery he faces, going for a pull towards the leg side. Tries doing the same thing in the fifth ball, with the ball landing safely in front of the long-off fielder. SIX! Pollard goes inside-out to clear the extra-cover boundary, hitting it cleanly this time!  


    MI need 63 to win from 36 balls.

  • 18:57 (IST)

    After 13 overs, MI 70/5 (Kieron Pollard 33, Krunal Pandya 16)


    Aravind into his third over, and appeals for an lbw first ball, though Pollard was quite a few steps down the track. Aravind mixes his deliveries up, varying his pace, and gives away just five off the over. 


    MI need 73 to win from 42 balls.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    After 12 overs, MI 65/5 (Kieron Pollard 29, Krunal Pandya 15)


    Binny into his second over. Pollard pulls the second ball towards the midwicket boundary, getting his second boundary in the process. Wide in the fourth delivery. 11 off the over, with the two stretching their partnership to 32 at the moment. 


    MI need 78 to win from 48 balls.

  • 18:49 (IST)

    After 11 overs, MI 54/5 (Kieron Pollard 23, Krunal Pandya 11)


    FOUR! Outside edge off Pollard's bat carries all the way to the third man boundary. Mills, bowling his second over, did everything right in the yorker just outside off. Swing and miss for fourth ball of the over, failing to connect in his ambitious pull. 


    MI need 89 to win from 54 balls.

  • 18:43 (IST)

    After 10 overs, MI 48/5 (Kieron Pollard 18, Krunal Pandya 10)


    Chahal continues after the timeout, bowling a googly in the second ball of the over. Would've been another good over had it not been for Krunal hammering the last ball down the ground for the second six of the innings.


    MI need 95 to win from 60 balls.

  • 18:38 (IST)

    After 9 overs, MI 37/5 (Kieron Pollard 16, Krunal Pandya 1)


    Aravind into his second over. Krunal tries to get cheeky in the third ball of the over, trying a deft touch down towards third man, Aravind though, took the pace off the ball, and nearly got an outside edge. Four runs and a wide off the over, with Mumbai staring at a certain defeat at the moment as the umpire signals the first timeout of the innings


    MI need 106 to win from 66 balls.

  • Best bowling figures at Bangalore in IPL:
     
    4/9 - SAMUEL BADREE for RCB v MI, 2017*
    4/10 - Ashish Nehra for CSK v RCB, 2015
    4/11 - Chris Jordan for RCB v GL,2016

  • Bowlers with a hat-trick in powerplay overs in IPL:
    Ajit Chandila
    SAMUEL BADREE*

  • A scarcely believable spell here from Badree, probably the most valuable new ball T20 bowler in the world. He has all but engraved his name on that man of the match trophy with that performance. It may well be a strategic move from RCB to prepare slower pitches to suit their spinners. They feel their game changers this season could be their slow bowlers and not their superstar batsmen.

  • 18:33 (IST)

    After 8 overs, MI 33/5 (Kieron Pollard 14, Krunal Pandya 0)


    Badree into his final over, and seeing him off without losing another wicket is what Rana and Pollard will be looking for at the moment. Rana though, doesn't quite get the memo, as he cuts a back-of-length delivery from Badree straight to Aravind at backward point! What a way for Badree to sign out, finishing with magical figures of 4/9.  


    MI need 110 to win from 72 balls.

  • 18:30 (IST)

    OUT! Badree finishes his spell with another wicket — his fourth to be precise — after Rana cuts a back-of-length ball outside off straight to Aravind at backward point. Huge blow for Mumbai, given how consistent Rana has been for them in this tournament. MI 33/5 after 8 overs

    Nitish Rana c Aravind b Badree 11(16)

  • 18:27 (IST)

    After 7 overs, MI 31/4 (Nitish Rana 10, Kieron Pollard 13)


    Kohli gets another leg-spinner from the other end. Pollard, sporting a hat right now, smacks the ball straight over the bowler's head for a maximum! One of the cleaner hits off Pollard's blade, and that strike should reinforce some of the lost confidence. 10 off the over. 


    MI need 112 to win from 78 balls.

  • 18:24 (IST)

    After 6 overs, MI 21/4 (Nitish Rana 8, Kieron Pollard 5)


    Badree bowls the last over of the powerplay. Pollard and Rana choose to stay cautious, getting only three singles between them this over, as Mumbai manage to gather just 21 runs in the first six overs. 


    MI need 122 to win from 84 balls.

  • 7 is the lowest score at which MI have lost their first four wickets in an IPL match. The previous lowest was 25 at Wankhede in 2015 v KXIP.
     
    Lowest scores at the fall of the fourth wicket in IPL:
     
    2 for KTK v DC in 2011 at Kochi
    5 for RCB v RR in 2014 at Abu Dhabi
    7 for DD v MI in 2011 at Wankhede
    7 for MI v RCB in 2017 at Bengaluru*

  • 18:19 (IST)

    After 5 overs, MI 18/4 (Nitish Rana 7, Kieron Pollard 3)


    Finally, a boundary for Mumbai in this over, with Rana tucking a back-of-length delivery along leg towards the boundary back of square. Should lift some of the pressure off the Mumbai camp, though Badree's presence is still a major threat. 

  • 18:17 (IST)

    After 4 overs, MI 10/4 (Nitish Rana 1, Kieron Pollard 1)


    Sreenath Aravind introduced in the fourth over, and gives away just two runs in the over, with both batsmen under immense pressure at the moment. What looked like a sub-par total now looks daunting, thanks to the early decimation. Mumbai still have quite a lot of batting left, and will need a solid partnership in order to recover. 

  • Bowlers with a hat-trick in IPL:
     
    Lakshipathy Balaji, Ajit Chandila, Praveen Kumar 
    Amit Mishra (3), Sunil Narine, Makhaya Ntini 
    Axar Patel, Rohit Sharma, Pravin Tambe
    Shane Watson, Yuvraj Singh (2), Samuel Badree*

  • It's Friday evening and RCB are coming to the party. First, a heist from Binny to get Buttler out cheaply, then Badree bowls the over of this IPL. World's most valuable international T20 bowler in terms of economy rate was somehow not finding a place in the RCB squad so far. They won't be able to keep him out now after that unbelievable hat-trick in his second over. To steal a phrase from Australia's press briefs in the recently concluded test series, Badree has already taken the head of the snake. It's RCB's game to lose from here.

  • 18:10 (IST)

    After 3 overs, MI 8/4 (Nitish Rana 0, Kieron Pollard 0)


    Badree announces himself in his very first match of the tournament, and by getting the first hat-trick of IPL 10, he puts RCB in a position from where it is only their game to lose. Two new batsmen at the crease right now, in a position they probably are not used to, but will need uber-cool heads to tackle. 

  • 18:07 (IST)

    OUT! BADREE GETS THE FIRST HAT-TRICK OF IPL 10! Deceives Rohit with the googly, beating his defense to rattle his timber! Mumbai are in dire straits at the moment, collapsing to 7/4 in just the third over. 

    Rohit Sharma b Badree 0(2)

  • 18:06 (IST)

    OUT! McClenaghan sent up the order looks to go for the slog off a full-toss first ball, only to hammer it straight into Mandeep's hands at wide long-on. Badree on a hat-trick! MI 7/3

    Mitchell McClenaghan c Mandeep b Badree 0(1)

  • 18:04 (IST)

    OUT! Badree strikes second ball of his second over, as Parthiv chips one straight to Gayle at short extra-cover! Both openers back in the hut cheaply, as the visitors begin to lose their way in the game. MI 7/2

    Parthiv Patel c Gayle b Badree 3(8)

  • 18:02 (IST)

    After 2 overs, MI 7/1 (Parthiv Patel 3, Rohit Sharma 0)


    Binny bowling from the other end, and starts off with a rather wide delivery, that Parthiv reaches out for a single. The wikcetkeeper batsman looks for a cut in the third ball, only to get an under-edge to the keeper for a dot. Buttler's dismissal, a soft one for MI, complicates things for MI early in the innings. 

  • 17:58 (IST)

    OUT! Soft dismissal for Buttler as he flicks a full delivery from Binny straight to Gayle at midwicket! Mumbai Indians 7/1 after 1.5 overs.

    Jos Buttler c Gayle b Binny 2(5)

  • 17:54 (IST)

    After 1 over, MI 4/0 (Parthiv Patel 1, Jos Buttler 1)


    Badree, who has opened the bowling for West Indies in the past, gets the ball in the first over, and concedes his first runs with a wide down the leg side that also results in the batsmen exchanging a single. Four runs off the first over of the Mumbai innings. Let's see who bowls from the other side for Bangalore. 

  • Any time you look at an RCB eleven, you know their key players will have to deliver for them both with the bat and ball. After a below par total, RCB's key bowlers Badree, Chahal and Mills will have to take wickets to allow Aravind and Binny to get through their overs without much pressure.

  • 17:50 (IST)

    Right then. We're back with the Mumbai innings, with Parthiv and Buttler walking out at the start of the innings. Despite the low total, Mumbai will have to be wary with the pitch playing to its usual nature. Badree openg the bowling for Bangalore. 

  • As predicted, it was just too much pressure at the death to accelerate for the new men coming in. Kedar Jadhav has the shots and the audacity to be a great T20 finisher but he will surely have to work hard on his running. Getting run out twice already this IPL wouldn't please his captain any bit. Remember Kohli had left out a talent like Sarfaraz for his running and fielding last year.

     
    RCB may have a tough season ahead of them if their fortress at Chinnaswamy keeps dishing up pitches that don't allow them to post big totals and bat their oppositions out of the game.

  • Unless Badree, Chahal and Negi, the three spinners work out some magic RCB is in a tight corner. The runs may simply not be enough. Another 20 to 30  runs would have put them in a great position. They now have to make do with 142. An asking rate of around 7 runs per over may not be a big challenge. But stranger things have happened in T20 cricket. Don't go away.

  • 17:38 (IST)

    After 20 overs, RCB 142/5 (Pawan Negi 13, Stuart Binny 6)


    Bumrah to bowl the final over. Three runs for Binny first ball, after he plays a yorker towards the leg side. The fielder stationed there throws it to Parthiv at the striker's end, where he tries a Dhoni back-throw in vain, allowing the two batsmen to come back for more runs. Not a single boundary conceded by Bumrah in the final over, with 10 coming off it as the batsman deal in the ones and twos, as RCB finish on what looks like a sub-par total, even if the pitch is on the slower side today. BUmrah, on his part, played the death bowler's role perfectly, mixing up the low full-tosses and the yorkers perfectly. 

  • Lowest totals defended at Bangalore in IPL:
    156 by RCB v MI in 2013
    156 by RCB v DC in 2008
    157 by RCB v DD in 2017* 
     
    Will RCB be able to defend 142 runs today?

Preview: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will hope for a turnaround in fortunes with the return of their skipper Virat Kohli, who has been declared match fit, when they take on a confident Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

The Delhi batsman was declared fit on Thursday by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) medical team and will look to boosting the confidence of RCB, who have lost two out of the three matches that they have played so far in his absence.

RCB's captain Virat Kohli (L) and Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. AFP

RCB's captain Virat Kohli (L) and Mumbai Indian skipper Rohit Sharma. AFP

In Kohli's absence, South African AB de Villiers made his presence felt in the previous game against Kings XI Punjab, when he smashed his way to an unbeaten 89 off just 46 balls to help RCB post a respectable 148-4 on his comeback after recovering from an injury.

But his single-handed effort failed to take the team home as RCB went down by eight wickets. With the likes of Chris Gayle and Shane Watson failing to fire, Maharashtra batsman Kedar Jadhav was the lone consistent performer in the opening games.

Among the bowlers, seamer Billy Stanlake and spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Pawan Negi have been among the wickets.

On the other hand, back from two consecutive home victories, third-placed Mumbai will be eager to get an away victory in the early stages of the tournament.

After the narrow win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Sunday, the Rohit Sharma-led side dominated with both bat and ball to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday.

Mumbai will, however, be a bit worried with the form of Rohit and West Indian Kieron Pollard, who have so far failed to get a good score in the tournament.

The top order has been among runs with openers Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler giving Mumbai good starts. In the middle order, youngster Nitish Rana stood out with scores of 34, 50, 45 in the last three matches.

All-rounder Hardik Pandya delivered in the first two matches with the bat while brother Krunal was in business with the ball against KKR and Hyderabad.

In the bowling department, Jasprit Bumrah, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan were among wickets in the last match.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (WK), Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Stuart Binny, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Harshal Patel, Adam Milne, Iqbal Abdulla, Samuel Badree, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Parthiv Patel (WK), Kieron Pollard, Tim Southee, Jos Buttler (WK), Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar, Saurabh Tiwary, Karn Sharma, Krishnappa Gowtham, Siddhesh Lad, Nicholas Pooran, Shreyas Gopal, Jitesh Sharma, Deepak Punia, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kulwant Khejroliya.

With inputs from IANS


Published Date: Apr 14, 2017 07:45 pm | Updated Date: Apr 14, 2017 07:47 pm

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