Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore LIVE SCORE (t20)

Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore At MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 09 April, 2021

09 April, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

159/9 (20.0 ov)

Match 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets

Mumbai Indians Royal Challengers Bangalore
159/9 (20.0 ov) - R/R 7.95 160/8 (20.0 ov) - R/R 8

Match Ended

Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians by 2 wickets

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Harshal Patel not out 4 3 0 0
Mohammed Siraj not out 0 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 26 2
Marco Jansen 4 0 28 2
Current Partnership Last Wicket 158/8 (19.4)

2 (2) R/R: 6

AB de Villiers (W) 48(27) S.R (177.77)

run out (Krunal Pandya / Ishan Kishan)
Highlights, MI vs RCB, IPL 2021, Match 1, Full Cricket Score: Bangalore pip Mumbai in last-ball thriller

Highlights, MI vs RCB, IPL 2021, Match 1, Full Cricket Score: Bangalore pip Mumbai in last-ball thriller

00:08 (IST)

That's all for tonight. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage. We'll be back again tomorrow for the second match of the season – Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals.

See you then! 

00:01 (IST)

Harshal Patel: When they traded me, they told me I was going to be an important part of the team, and my role would be to bowl in the death. Absolutely happy to be here, and the kind of the faith they have showed in me. I was just focussed on my execution, and the most important thing was to make the most of the momentum. First five-wicket haul in 98 T20 games, and coming against a team like Mumbai Indians, it is definitely special. I’ve just been working on my yorker, and I feel confident bowling at different stages of the game. Want to be a bowler who takes more responsibility.

00:01 (IST)

Harshal Patel is the Man of the Match for his 5/27!

00:00 (IST)

Virat Kohli: "It was important to play against the strongest side in the competition and test our side. Everyone was involved in this game. To be honest, the pitch was decent in the first half. You have to be smart with picking the gaps and running hard. Playing in Chennai you have to be respectful of that. We used the conditions well. Harshal is relishing the role. He is going to be our designated death bowler. Very confident about what he wants to bring to the table and as a captain you want someone with that clarity." 

23:36 (IST)

RCB winning on the last ball while chasing in IPL:

v PWI, Bangalore, 2012

v MI, Chennai, 2021*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:36 (IST)
23:31 (IST)

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians captain: Winning the championship is important. I thought it was a great fight towards the end. Score was something we were not happy with to begin with. The kind of start we got in the first half of our innings. First game we made some mistakes, and we need to move on quickly from those mistakes. (On Jansen) He’s definitely a talent and can bowl at whatever situation. (Death overs plan) They had AB de Villiers and Christian, and we wanted to get them out, which is why we went with Bumrah and Boult. I thought we played really well, given the situation. De Villiers played really well towards the backend, got them home. Few new faces in the squad, and lot of the guys are coming from playing international cricket, so we haven’t had much time to prepare as a group. Given how the IPL is played over the years, that’s how it is. You’ve just got to get into the game as quickly as possible. First game, we’ve got some work to do. It can be difficult, specially for the teams who have a great home record. But that’s the challenge of the sport. It is something that is missing. We’re fortunate enough on the park to play cricket, that is what is more important. It’s important we give them something to look forward to.

23:30 (IST)

No doubt AB de Villiers and Harshal Patel were the standout players. The likes of Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell also played their parts. It's just the opening match and Mumbai have won titles after losing the first match so they won't worry much. A little bit more effort form batsmen could've been very useful for Mumbai today. But they will learn from their mistakes. 

23:26 (IST)

The jinx goes on!

Mumbai Indians have now lost each of their last nine season-openers in IPL.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:26 (IST)
23:25 (IST)

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by two wickets!

One run needed from one ball and Harshal Patel does well to play the yorker from Jansen to short fine-leg and take the single. Mumbai Indians lose yet another opening game. ABD's knock proved to the difference! 

23:20 (IST)
wkt

Oh ABD is walking back to the pavilion! 

Good throw by Krunal Pandya from the deep and ABD, despite the dive, is short. RCB need two from two balls. AB de Villiers run out (Krunal Pandya/Ishan Kishan) 48(27)

Highlights

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IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Jamieson goes for a run when there was no chance he could up end being safe. He's back in the dugout but Mumbai would've been more happier with the wicket of AB de Villers. He takes a single off the last ball and keeps strike. RCB need seven runs in the final over. Don't go anywhere!

Preview: Cricket chiefs have stepped up surveillance of star players ahead of Friday's launch of the Indian Premier League amid a rapid surge in coronavirus cases.

The world's richest Twenty20 tournament starts with a gala game between reigning champions Mumbai Indians and Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in an empty stadium in Chennai.

All eight teams are in strict bio-bubbles and testing has been increased as case numbers have skyrocketed to more than 130,000 a day since players arrived to prepare for the eight-week spectacle.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed bubble integrity managers to police each team.

The games are to be held in six cities and all players are also being monitored through tracking devices, team officials said.

"We are travelling in chartered planes and have created foolproof bio-security environment, so everything's under control," Chennai Super Kings chief executive Kasi Viswanathan told AFP, who added teams are also getting Bluetooth monitoring devices.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and his Royal Challengers Bangalore counterpart Virat Kohli. Sportzpics

Four players including Indian spin star Axar Patel (Delhi Capitals) and Australia's Daniel Sams (Royal Challengers Bangalore) have tested positive.

Others have withdrawn because of pandemic fears.

Josh Hazlewood pulled out of the tournament this month after spending 10 months in a bubble, becoming the third Australian player after Mitchell Marsh and Josh Philippe to withdraw.

Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff has joined Chennai Super Kings in place of Hazlewood.

Chennai, led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, suffered a number of positive cases before last year's IPL which was held in the United Arab Emirates.

Mumbai Indians talent scout and former India wicketkeeper Kiran More is one of the 36 people associated with the IPL including players, support staff, ground staff and broadcast crew to test Covid positive ahead of the current season.

Bangalore batsman Devdutt Padikkal and Kolkata Knight Riders' Nitish Rana have joined their teams after recovering from Covid but Patel and Sams are still in isolation.

Sourav Ganguly, president of the BCCI, has said he expected the disruption to ease once the tournament starts.

But the BCCI has stopped independent media from covering the games though it has said the decision will be reviewed after a few days.

The 14th edition of the cash-rich event is being seen as a dry run for India as hosts of the T20 World Cup in October and November.

Ganguly expressed confidence in India hosting "the best-ever ICC T20 World Cup" in a letter to state associations, adding that he hoped "normalcy" will return soon.

With inputs from AFP

Updated Date: April 10, 2021 00:09:52 IST

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