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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL highlights: MI on top

Mumbai Indians escaped with a five-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore with captain Rohit Sharma scoring an unbeaten 56 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday evening. Set a target of 163, MI reached home with a ball to spare. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.

ipl 2017 Updated: May 01, 2017 20:11 IST
Sandip Sikdar
Captain Rohit Sharma  guided the Mumbai Indians to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.
Captain Rohit Sharma guided the Mumbai Indians to a comprehensive five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2017 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. Get highlights of MI vs RCB here.(BCCI)

Mumbai Indians (MI) are all but through to the IPL 2017 playoffs after earning a five-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. The Rohit Sharma-led outfit are now atop the Indian Premier League standings with 16 points from 10 games. Royal Challengers Bangalore on the other hand have now lost three matches on the trot and are seventh in the standings with five points. Get highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)

20:00 hrs IST: Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Thanks for joining in.

19:56 hrs IST: The image to finish with

19:55 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are atop the IPL standings once again

19:50 hrs IST: That was quite an impressive performance from MI

19:47 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock to top score in the match

19:45 hrs IST: That was quite a thrilling run chase

19:40 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets with a ball to spare. Rohit Sharma unbeaten on 56.

19:37 hrs IST: Rohit bats on 52 and MI need 2 off 2

9:36 hrs IST: Rohit bats on 52 and MI need 3 off 3

19:35 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma has brought up another half-century in the chase. MI need 4 off 4

19:32 hrs IST: MI are closing in on another win!

19:30 hrs IST: SIX and 10 needed off 9!

19:27 hrs IST: BANG! Six and MI need 18 off 12 balls

19:23 hrs IST: 30 needed off the last 3!

19:20 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya has come out to bat

19:19 hrs IST: Karn Sharma is caught in the deep. Mumbai Indians are five wicket down!

19:16 hrs IST: Shane Watson comes into the attack

19:15 hrs IST: MI need 38 off 24 now!

19:14 hrs IST: Aniket Choudhary is giving his captain decent support!

19:12 hrs IST: MI need 49 off the last 5 overs against RCB. They have 6 wickets in hand but Krunal is retired hurt

19:10 hrs IST: Karn Sharma is batting with Rohit Sharma

19:08 hrs IST: Six overs left and MI need 59!

19:05 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma is the key after Krunal Pandya retired hurt

19:02 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma turned 30 yesterday. Will he give himself a birthday present by winning this game?

19:00 hrs IST: MI are 98/4 after 13 overs

18:57 hrs IST: OUT! Pollard goes back to the pavilion

18:52 hrs IST: Captain Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard are at the crease for Mumbai Indians

18:50 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are 86/3 after 11 overs

18:47 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma brings up 4000 runs in the IPL!

18:45 hrs IST: Another wicket for Negi and RCB and this time Nitish Rana walks back to the pavilion!

18:39 hrs IST: MI are 70/2 after 9 overs v RCB

18:35 hrs IST: Captain Rohit Sharma comes out to bat for MI

18:33 hrs IST: Jos Buttler is out! Big wicket for the visitors

18:30 hrs IST: RCB are 58/1 after 7 overs

18:29 hrs IST: Shane Watson into the attack in his 100th IPL match

18:26 hrs IST: Two runs of the 1st five balls for Chahal but then Buttler hits him for a huge six on the last ball

18:25 hrs IST: Buttler is batting beautifully at the moment

18:23 hrs IST: Kohli are 47/1 after 5 overs

18:19 hrs IST: Who might that be

18:16 hrs IST: MI are 36/1 after 4!

18:11 hrs IST: Three boundaries in the third over as MI are 32/1

18:09 hrs IST: Nitish Rana and Jos Buttler are at the crease for the Mumbai Indians

18:07 hrs IST: Three fours in four balls for the Mumbai Indians

18:05 hrs IST: MI are 15/1 at the end of 2 overs

18:00 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians are 6/1 after 1 over

17:55 hrs IST: The Mumbai Indians chase gets under way and Parthiv Patel is out. MI 0 for 1 in the first over.

17:45 hrs IST: We will take a short break before we are back with the second innings.

17:43 hrs IST: RCB ended their innings at 162/8 in 20 overs

17:39 hrs IST: Three wickets in the last three balls, but not a hat-trick as the last one was a run out

17:37 hrs IST: Pawan Negi has departed after a cameo of 35 which included 3 big sixes!

17:35 hrs IST: RCB are 157/5 in 19 overs

17:34 hrs IST: Pawan Negi has hammered three huge sixes to take RCB past the 150-mark

17:30 hrs IST: MI are 147/5 after 18 overs

17:29 hrs IST: Huge support for Mumbai Indians

17:25 hrs IST: SIX! That is a big one from Negi! RCB need some more of those

17:23 hrs IST: RCB are 122/5 after 16 overs

17:22 hrs IST: Negi and Jadhav are scoring at a slow rate as MI have now curtailed the boundaries

17:18 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya has now dismissed AB de Villiers four times, joint highest along with Piyush Chawla

17:15 hrs IST: RCB are 115/5 after 15 overs!

17:11 hrs IST: RCB are 111/5 after 14 overs!

17:09 hrs IST: Pawan Negi and Kedar Jadhav at the crease for RCB

17:06 hrs IST: RCB are half their side down as Shane Watson departs for 3 in his 100th IPL game!

17:03 hrs IST: RCB are 106/4 in 13 overs!

17:02 hrs IST: Shane Watson has come out for bat for the RCB

17:01 hrs IST:OUT! AB de Villiers is out for 43!

16:59 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav has come out to bat for the visiting team now

16:57 hrs IST: ABD is batting wonderfully today

16:55 hrs IST: RCB are 87/3 after 11 overs

16:51 hrs IST: OUT! Travis Head is caught in the deep! RCB are three down

16:46 hrs IST: RCB are 76/2 after 9 overs

16:45 hrs IST: ABD is turning up the heat at the Wankhede!

16:43 hrs IST: RCB are 63/2 after 8 overs

16:40 hrs IST: Mitchell McClenaghan has now dismissed Virat Kohli four times in the Indian Premier League. Only Ashish Nehra is ahead in that list

16:36 hrs IST: RCB are 52/2 after 6 overs

16:33 hrs IST: Virat Kohli walks back and in comes AB de Villiers

16:30 hrs IST:OUT! Virat Kohli is gone for 20! McClenaghan gets his wicket on the first ball of his second over! This is a big one for MI!

16:27 hrs IST: BOOM! Second six for Kohli, off Bumrah this time. Judged the slow pace of the ball very early!

16:25 hrs IST: RCB are 31/1 after 4 overs!

16:24 hrs IST: Travis Head has come out to replace Mandeep Singh

16:21 hrs IST: OUT! Mandeep departs for 17 after a promising start! Karn Sharma has picked up the 1st wicket for MI

16:18 hrs IST: Bang! Kohli hammers the first six of the match off Karn Sharma

16:15 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh has now reached 1000 runs in IPL and 2000 runs in Twenty20 cricket

16:11 hrs IST: RCB are 16 for no loss in 2 overs

16:07 hrs IST: Lasith Malinga into the attack! Malinga needs just one more wicket to become the first bowler in IPL history with 150 scalps!

16:05 hrs IST: After one over RCB are 10 for no loss with two boundaries from the willow of Mandeep

16:00 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Mandeep Singh have opened for the visiting team while Mitchell McClenaghan is there with the ball

15:59 hrs IST: And the game is about to begin

15:57 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers average 62 and 57 at the Wankhede Stadium over the last five IPL seasons. And that too at strike rates of 136 and 192!

15:55 hrs IST: Stat attack!

15:50 hrs IST: Meanwhile, three changes for the RCB on Monday afternoon. Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh and Aniket Choudhary replace Samuel Badree, Sachin Baby and Stuart Binny.

15:45 hrs IST: Only change for MI today

15:40 hrs IST: Look at the Mumbai Indians prepare for the game

15:37 hrs IST: Who are you going to choose?

15:34 hrs IST: Here is why Virat Kohli just might perform with the bat today

15:30 hrs IST: So Virat Kohli has won the toss and he says Royal Challengers Bangalore will bat first. Going for their strength.

15:27 hrs IST: One one hand, while the Mumbai Indians look good for the playoffs, Virat Kohli’s RCB are virtually out of the race. The skipper himself said it. Read here what he had to say about RCB’s performance this season.

15:23 hrs IST: Today the Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore

15:20 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of yet another IPL game

MI and RCB have met 22 times. Two-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have won 14 of these and lost eight. In recent matches, Mumbai Indians have won five of their last six matches vs RCB.

IPL 2017 has been a nightmare for Royal Challengers Bangalore, losing seven of their 10 matches so far. (POINTS TABLE)

RCB’s hopes of making it to the top four were dashed on Saturday after they lost by 61 runs to Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune.

“It’s hard for a captain to stand here and speak after a performance like this,” RCB skipper Kohli said after his side was restricted to 96/9 in their response to RPS’ 157/3. (RESULTS)

“But got to learn and move on from these kind of experiences. We lost the game rather than them winning it. We are pretty much not in the race for the play-offs, all we can do is enjoy the four remaining games,” said Kohli.

High on confidence after Mumbai Indians edged past Gujarat Lions in a super over in the last match, MI will start favourites vs RCB today.