|Gurkeerat Singh Mann||not out||14||11||2||0|
|Washington Sundar||not out||10||6||1||0|
That is it from this game. Mumbai stay top of the table and move to the crucial, 16 point mark. Bangalore lose their second game on the trot and make the table a lot more interesting. The action continues on Thursday, 29th October as Chennai take on play off chasing, Kolkata. That game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to see you for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!
For his supreme batting performance, Suryakumar Yadav, is named Man of the Match! Suryakumar says he was looking to finish the game from a long time, he always use to wonder how to do it and he just wants to go out there and do his job. States a lot of meditation and spending time himself is helping him a lot. Mentions he loved the shot over covers to Chahal and one back foot punch was his favorite. Also says he has worked a lot during the lockdown and has practice to play on all sides of the wicket. Admits he loves the position he is batting in. Ends by saying the management expects him to take the game deep as he has a lot of experience and he is happy he is able to do so.
Mumbai skipper, Kieron Pollard, says he watches a lot of cricket and he always thinks what he might have done. They had to make up for an over, he could have waited for the last but he did not mind going for runs but he got the big wicket which changed the momentum. They can't just rely on Bumrah but everybody has contributed with the bat and ball. States Yadav keeps showing how classy he is, he will be disappointed that he has not been picked for India but he is not far away especially judging by the way he is playing. Also adds Yadav keeps getting better with every year, if he keeps the consistency going, he will be rewarded. Ends by saying he will bat wherever the team needs him.
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Mumbai's pace merchant, Trent Boult is up for a chat. Boult says it was good to win this game, they did well to comeback with the ball to keep them in check and the batters did really well. Credits the way Bumrah bowled. Mentions he is feeling good, some big games coming up and that is why they play the game.
Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, says they had a strange phase of batting as everything they hit went to the fielders. Credits the way Mumbai bowled in the last 5 overs. States they still did well despite being 20 runs short. Also says the changes they did were according to the situation, they thought the ball would do a bit at the start but it did not do a lot. They needed wickets but could not get a lot at the start. Adds the bottom teams are playing really well, they have two games now and if they win both they will finish in the top two. Ends by saying, it is a quality tournament and they will need to play their best in every game.
Earlier in the evening, Mumbai put Bangalore to bat. The Men in Red and Black started off well and looked on course for a total in excess of 180 but Mumbai bowling led by Jasprit Bumrah pulled things back and restricted Bangalore to 164. Padikkal and Philippe were the only batters who performed well scoring 74 and 33 resepctively. Bumrah was the chief tormentor with the ball as he finished with figures of 4-1-14-3!
Bangalore chipped wickets regularly early on but that was not enough. Kohli's trump card, Yuzvendra Chahal, picked up 2 wickets but he was expensive. Siraj picked two as well while Morris grabbed one. There just was not enough runs on the board for the Bangalore bowlers to play with on a pitch that was very good to bat on. Steyn had a torrid time as the veteran was taken to the cleaners in his comeback game.
Chasing a modest total of 165, Mumbai got off to a decent start with their openers getting them off to a quick start. The Men in Blue were losing wickets regularly but Suryakumar Yadav held one end and sent a notice to the selectors with his match winning knock of 79 and took his side over the line.
A masterclass in chase from Mumbai. They have shown a prototype of how to chase. With this win the defending champions have almost, almost sealed a placed in the playoffs and created a breathing space at the top of the table.
FOUR! Up and over! No miracle from Siraj as Yadav just needed the one ball to finish things off. A classy drive. It is full and outside off. Yadav lofts it over covers for a boundary. MUMBAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
Siraj to bowl the last! Does he have a miracle in store for us?
FOUR! Pollard needs no sighters and he is off the mark in style! Also, just the 3 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pollard whips it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Can't blame Morris there, he went for the yorker as Pollard's wicket was needed but it did not come off. 162/5
Kieron Pollard walks out to bat!
OUT! TAKEN! Morris now has a go at Hardik. He gets his revenge. Still though, Hardik has probably done his job. This partnership surely has. It is a full delivery again but this is outside off. Pandya looks to go over covers but fails to get under it. He does not get the elevation he wanted and Siraj takes a good catch diving to his right.
SIX! That is a brute of a shot! Pandya also lets Morris knows how he felt after hitting that one. Wow! That is some hit. It is extremely full, difficult to get under. Pandya still manages to whip it over the wide long on fence for a biggie. Just the 7 needed.
Yadav goes down on one knee again. Morris bowls a full toss. It is swept down towards fine leg for one.
Not off the middle but enough to get two! Length and outside off, Yadav lofts it over covers and takes two.
Very full and on middle, it is jammed out towards cover. A dot. Good start to the over.
A dot to end but a very good over for Mumbai. 16 needed in 12. A very full ball outside off. Pandya swings but misses. 149/4
A single now! Yadav now goes for the scoop again but Steyn bangs it short. He adjusts and gets it through mid-wicket for one.
SIX! That is probably the blow which seals the deal for Mumbai! Yadav goes down on one knee to play the scoop pretty early. Steyn bowls a full toss on the pads, it is scooped over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
Gets it right this time. A yorker outside off, Pandya swings but it goes off the toe-end towards deep point for one.
One more wide! Not coming out right for Steyn. It is wide outside off. Left alone.
Looks to bowl it well wide outside off but ends up bowling it well outside the tramline. Wided.
A dot now! Wide yorker outside off. Pandya fails to put bat to ball. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat. He appeals but nothing.
This one is a wide! It is well short and well wide outside off. Left alone.
Well outside off, left alone. Not wided. Pandya probably moved across and hence, it was not called a wide.
FOUR! The last ball proves to be very costly! 27 needed in 18 now. Very nonchalant by Yadav. It is angled into his pads, Yadav works it over the mid-wicket fielder and bags a boundary. 138/4
Full and on middle, not letting the batters get under it. Pandya works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
Fuller and on middle, this is eased down towards long on for one more.
Singles are also fine for them right now. Fuller and on middle, it is eased down to long on for one.
On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler. A dot. Bangalore will like a couple more dots.
This one tails back in from outside off. Yadav looks to force it through the off side but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
DRINKS! This should be Mumbai's game from here! However, Bangalore will have to bowl really well if they are to win from here. A lot will depend on Morris as to how he goes about everything. The last passage could be an interesting one if Bangalore manage a wicket or two quickly.
Full toss around off, Suryakumar strokes it through covers and keeps the strike with one. 35 needed in 24 balls! Mumbai's game to lose from here. 130/4
Good ball! Yorker on off, Yadav jams it out.
FOUR! Excellent! Siraj bangs it in short, Suryakumar bends his back and guides it fine over third man for another boundary.
Fuller on off, Yadav defends it.
FOUR! CREAMED! Slightly overpitched on off, Yadav gets on his front foot and drives it magnificently through covers for a boundary.
FOUR! FIFTY FOR SURYAKUMAR! What an innings this has been! A delight to watch! A low full toss on the pads, Yadav flicks it through square leg for a boundary to bring up his milestone.
Back of a length delivery outside off. It seemed to have come slower but was bowled at over 138 kph. Hardik initially looked to play but then bailed out. 48 needed off the last 5 overs. 117/4
Low full toss on middle, Hardik strokes it away from mid-wicket for a couple.
SIX! Sheer timing from Hardik and he gets off the mark just like he lives his life. In flamboyant style. Full on leg and middle. Hardik lifts his flick over square leg for a biggie.
WIDE! Morris misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Hardik looks to flick but misses.
Good length ball around off, Hardik punches it to point.
Good ball! Slower ball right in the block hole. Hardik jams it out.
On off, Yadav punches it to the off side for one.
Flighted on off, Hardik starts his innings with a calm front foot defense. 107/4
One Pandya replaces another as Hardik comes out to bat.
OUT! CAUGHT! Krunal Pandya holes out! Another classic Chahal wicket. A nicely looped up delivery around off from Chahal. Krunal looks to go downtown but he is decieved in the air and by the lack of pace in it. He mistimes his shot and ends up hitting it straight to Chris Morris at long off. The big South frican makes no mistake. Kohli screams in joy as he knows this game is there to be won and the skipper is pumped up. 58 needed in 37! Game on!
Now Yadav goes to his back foot and knocks this to long on for one.
FOUR! Beautiful from Suryakumar! He plays the sweep shot very well and he has shown it to Chahal first hand. Tossed up on middle and leg, Yadav sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.
Slower leg break on the pads. Krunal sweeps it to deep square leg for one.
Loopy ball on middle nd leg. Krunal comes down the track and muscles it over cow corner for a couple.
Another punch but this time straight to the fielder. 13 off the over. 66 needed in 42 balls. 99/3
FOUR! CRUNCHED! Supreme from Suryakumar Yadav! Length delivery around off, Yadav goes on his back foot and punches it effortlessly through covers for the third boundary off the over.
Better from Steyn. Comes closer to the stumps. Yadav defends it.
FOUR! Top shot from Suryakumar Yadav! Good length ball outside off. Suryakumar Yadav keeps his balance, uses the pace of the ball and punches it through point for a boundary.
FOUR! Lovely from Suryakumar! Good length ball outside off, Yadav opens the face of the bat and goes fine down to third man for a boundary.
On the pads, Krunal looks to flick but it goes off his thigh pad. Leg bye taken.
SIX! Classic Suryakumar Yadav shot! Not an easy shot to play but Yadav made it look like a cake walk. Loopy delivery outside off, Suryakumar goes inside out over extra cover for a biggie. 86/3
Uppish but falls short! Short around off, Suryakumar Yadav looks to cut but it goes uppishly towards short third man. Luckily for Mumbai it falls well short of the fielder there.
Flighted on middle, KP milks it to long on for one.
This time Krunal manages to connect with the reverse sweep and gets it through point for a couple.
FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up on off, Krunal opens the off side and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
Appeal but turned down. Kohli does not refer it either. Floated around off, Krunal looks to reverse sweep but misses. It looked to be bouncing too much.
On the pads, Pandya looks to tuck it to the leg side but it hits his body and goes to the on side. Leg bye taken. 73/3
Good length ball outside off, Krunal looks to defend but the ball shapes away from him and beats him.
Who will walk out to bat now? Krunal Pandya is the first one out of the dynamic trio to walk out to bat.
OUT! CAUGHT! Super catch from Padikkal and Siraj has his second. What a game Padikkal is having. First with the bat and now a diving stunner in the field. Bangalore have their tail up and why wouldn't they. They have continued to get wickets at regular intervals. Fuller on off, Tiwary looks to drive it through mid off but he ends up hitting it uppishly towards mid off. It looked like the ball will fall short of Padikkal there but he dives in front and takes it inches above the turf. 93 needed in 56.
Length ball outside off, Tiwary strokes it wide of the diving point fielder for a couple.
Full on off, Saurabh keeps it out.
Good length ball on off, Tiwary defends it.
Shorter and outside off, it is cut towards point. Kohli makes a good stop diving to his right. So a good over for Mumbai. They need another 95 in the last 10. 70/2
On middle, it is quicker. It is pushed back to the bowler.
FOUR! That has gone to the fence like a tracer bullet! Another sweep and brilliantly done. It is fuller and on middle. Yadav sweeps and hits it through square leg. 10 runs from the last two balls.
SIX! A welcome, welcome biggie! This was needed to break the shackles. It is tossed up on middle, Yadav targets the short side of the ground with a sweep. It is not right off the middle but still goes over the mid-wicket fence.
On off, it is pushed down to long off for one.
On off, Yadav looks to push at it. It goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for one.
DRINKS! This game is nicely poised in the balance. Bangalore have got rid of both the dangerous openers and will look to build on this. Mumbai, on the other hand, have a deep batting line up. Who will take the lead in the second phase as after the first phase of the chase it is an even contest.
Another single to end! On middle, it is pushed down to long on for one. 58/2
On the pads, this is worked towards short fine leg for one.
Well bowled! Slows it up a little and lands it on middle, it turns away a touch. Tiwary looks to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point.
On middle, it is eased down to long on for one.
On middle, this is pushed down to long off for one.
A little bit of turn there! It is on middle and spins in. Sundar looks to drive but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one. End of another outstanding over for Bangalore. 53/2
OUT! Chahal comes on and strikes! Kishan, the well-set batter is out of here and Mumbai are in a spot of bother! Kishan steps out and Chahal bowls it nice and wide outside off. Kishan has to reach out for it. He looks to do so and tries to go over long off but it goes off the toe-end. Morris runs to his right from long on and takes it.
This is tossed up nice and slow on off. Yadav looks to sweep but it goes off the toe-end towards mid on for one.
Slower and on the pads, this is swept through square leg for one.
Shorter and outside off, this is slapped through covers for one.
The googly, a little bit of turn. Yadav looks to defend but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
Yuzvendra Chahal is on now!
A single to end a tidy over from Sundar! On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. 49/1
One more dot! On middle, it is pushed back to the bwoler.
On off, Yadav pushes it to covers.
Shorter and outside off, Kishan cuts but to point who makes a good stop diving to his right. Can't stop a single.
A lot of confusion! First Kishan looks to play the paddle scoop but then changes to guiding it to point. Then Yadav wants a run but is sent back in time.
WIDE! Down the leg side, left alone.
On middle, it is pushed down to long on for one.
FOUR! The last two balls means it is an expensive over. Still a wicket in it. The last ball is full and on the pads, Kishan works it through mid-wicket. It races away. A decent Powerplay for Mumbai, they are 45 for 1 after it. Another 120 needed. 45/1
Three taken! This is angled into the pads, Yadav works it nicely through wide mid on. Morris runs after it, dives and saves a run for his side. He is walking back to his position holding his back.
On a length and around middle, it is pushed to mid on.
Short and down the leg side, Wided.
OUT! De Kock holes out! Siraj gets the breakthrough Bangalore needed. It is slightly short and on middle, angling away. De Kock looks to pull it, he tries to play the shot he has done so successfully but this comes off the bottom. It goes straight to the man at deep mid-wicket who makes no mistake. Mann is the catcher.
Very full and on middle, this is jammed back towards the mid off fielder.
Close! Back of a length and on off, Kishan looks to guide it down to third man but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls beside the wicket for one.
Flat and straight on leg. Quinton keeps it out. Good over from Sundar. Tidy start from him. 11 off his two so far. 36/0
Good running! Another sluggish slog from de Kock. Tossed up on off, Quinton hits it towards square leg off the inner half of his bat for a couple.
Mistimed but in the gap! Short on off and middle, de Kock looks to muscle his pull but it goes off the lower half of his bat. It goes between mid-wicket and mid on for one.
Quicker on middle, de Kock gets on his back foot and plays it late to cover.
Short on middle and off, de Kock plays it to point with a horizontal bat.
On the pads, Kishan strokes it towards mid on for one.
SIX! BOOM! De Kock will smoke the pull more often than not. Good length ball on off, it is not too short but de Kock does not even want them to be too short to play his favourite shot. He did this against Archer in the last game and tonight he has done against his fellow countryman and smokes his pull over square leg for a biggie. 31/0
Agricultural from de Kock. Length ball around off, de Kock looks to pull but hits it to mid on off the lower half of his bat.
On off, QdK keeps it out.
Back of a length delivery around off. De Kock pulls it but does not time it well. He manages to pull it over mid-wicket. Dube does well to chase it and pull it before the rope. Saves two for his side.
Steyn comes around the wicket and bowls it with the angle to the bdy of Ishan Kishan. He tucks it to the right of mid-wicket for a single.
Full on off and middle. De Kock strokes it to the right of mid off. Morris slides to that side but cannot stop his countryman from taking a single.
FOUR! Poor ball from Sundar and gets the treatement. He cannot finish it well but still just 6 off his first. Short and wide outside off, Ishan Kishan punches it through covers for a boundary. 21/0
Tossed up on middle. De Kock strokes it to the right of mid on and gets to the other end. Solid start for Sundar. Can he finish it well?
Tossed up on off, Kishan looks to drive it on the off side but the ball goes to the leg side via the inside half of Ishan's willow. Single taken.
Floated on off, Kishan taps it to the off side and looks for a run but does not get it.
On middle and leg, Kishan whips it hard but there is mid-wicket inside the circle so another dot.
Sundar starts with a flatter delivery on middle. Kishan defends it with a dead bat.
Change in bowling. Virat Kohli goes to his most impressive bowler in the Powerplay this season. Washington Sundar is into the attack.
Another good shot! Full around off, de Kock strikes it through covers and gets a couple to end the over. Expensive start for Steyn. 10 off his first. 15/0
Short ball around the body at chest height. Kishan pulls it behind square awkwardly for a single.
SIX! First one of the chase and what a lovely strike it is! Very Adam Gilchrist type from Ishan Kishan. Full on middle, Kishan lofts his flick over square leg for an 80m biggie.
Ohh! Steyn hits the deck hard on middle and the ball comes back in. It is the cutter so comes slow as well. Kishan defends it half-heartedly towards mid off.
Good ball and good running! Good length ball around off, de Kock taps it behind point and takes a quick run.
Steyn starts with a fuller ball around off. De Kock pushes it to cover
Who will partner Morris with the new ball from the other end? Will it be spin or pace? It will be the veteran, Dale Steyn.
Better from Morris. Good length ball on off, Ishan Kishan defends it with a straight bat. 5 off the first over. 5/0
FOUR! SMASHED! What a way to get off the mark! Morris is guilty of offering width outside off, Ishan Kishan's eyes light up looking at that and he punches it through covers for a boundary.
Another one on the pads. Kishan looks to flick but he misses and the ball goes to the keeper on a bounce after kissing his pads.
Quinton de Kock is off the mark! On the pads, de Kock flicks it this time and gets a single to get Mumbai's chase underway!
On the pads, de Kock looks to flick but misses and gets hit high on the thigh pad. There is a shout from somewhere but only optimism. That ball pitched outside leg as confirmed by Ball Tracker later on.
We are back for the chase. The Bangalore players are out in the middle. Ishan Kishan and Quinton de Kock will open the innings for Mumbai. Chris Morris will start the proceedings for Bangalore.
Morris starts with a good length ball which comes back in a bit to the southpaw. De Kock taps it towards cover point and looks for a run but is sent back very early.