Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018 highlights: Rohit, Krunal power MI to first win
Follow highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2018 match at Wankhede stadium here. MI secured their first win in IPL 2018 with a 46-run victory over RCBcricket Updated: Apr 18, 2018 00:04 IST
Rohit Sharma blasted 94 and he was given valuable support from Evin Lewis as Mumbai Indians reached 213/6. Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to control the flow of runs in the death overs after Umesh Yadav had taken two wickets in the first over. None of the other batsmen stepped up to the plate while Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowlers wilted under the onslaught. Chasing 214, Virat Kohli’s team lost wickets at crucial intervals and never got going. The captain ended on 92* but it was not enough as Mumbai Indians secured their first win of the 2018 edition. Here are the highlights of the Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2018 match at Wankhede stadium. Also Read:SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO
23:58 hrs IST: That is all from us here. Join us for the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders tomorrow.
23:51 hrs IST: No hundred for Virat Kohli. He ends on 92* and Mumbai Indians have broken the losing streak, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs. Rohit Sharma will be mighty pleased while for Virat Kohli, the problems mount.
23:44 hrs IST: Some lusty hits from Siraj and Kohli are ensuring RCB do not lose by a massive margin. Perhaps a big margin.
23:39 hrs IST: WICKET - Umesh Yadav miscues a back of a length ball to cover and Mumbai Indians have sealed the win. What will be the margin? 12 balls remaining.
23:36 hrs IST: WICKET - The end is coming near. Full and slow ball outside off, Woakes slices it to short third man. Required rate 31.6. Not possible.
23:30 hrs IST: Woakes hits a six and then Kohli follows up with a six, but one feels it is too late now.
23:28 hrs IST: 32nd fifty for Kohli but he does not even celebrate. RCB know that it is beyond them now. Sad way for the match to peter out.
23:19 hrs IST: WICKET - Mayank Markande strikes in his final over. Quicker ball and Sarfaraz steps out and gets stumped. Sarfaraz Khan st (sub) Tare b Markande 5 (6).
23:15 hrs IST: The final time-out of the match. Required run-rate is over 17. Even for Kohli, that is too tall a task.
23:08 hrs IST: Oh boy, that is nasty. Hardik Pandya fires a throw at the striker’s end and it bounces awkwardly for Ishan Kishan. He gets hit just below the right eye and is in considerable pain. The physio is attending to him. Let us hope it is not serious. He is walking off the field. There is swelling.
23:04 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya ends his spell - 4-0-28-3. Splendid bowling this and Mumbai Indians are closing in on a spectacular win.
23:02 hrs IST: WICKET - Krunal Pandya takes his third and RCB are sinking fast here. Washington Sundar tamely mistimes the lofted shot to long off. Washington Sundar c Suryakumar Yadav b Krunal Pandya 7 (8).
22:59 hrs IST: Washington Sundar gets a boundary but the asking rate is nearing 15. It could be too much for even the likes of Kohli.
22:55 hrs IST: WICKET - Krunal Pandya on a hat-trick now. Floated up on leg stump, Corey Anderson slogs it but straight to JP Duminy the substitute at deep mid wicket. Corey Anderson c (sub) Duminy b Krunal Pandya 0 (1).
22:53 hrs IST: WICKET - RCB slip further. Mandeep dances down the track to a quicker ball from Krunal Pandya but he misses it and is stumped by a mile. Mandeep Singh st Ishan Kishan b Krunal Pandya 16 (14).
22:50 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is now the leading run-getter in the Indian Premier League, overtaking Suresh Raina. Not surprising.
22:47 hrs IST: Krunal and Mayank Markande have slowed the run-rate down dramatically. RCB need 12 runs an over.
22:42 hrs IST: After the wickets of Quinton de Kock (19) and AB de Villiers (1), Virat Kohli holds the key. Can he get RCB close to the target?
22:26 hrs IST: A good start from RCB in their chase. After 4 overs, they are 40/0 (Kohli 19*, De Kock 19*).
22:18 hrs IST: Virat Kohli and Quinton de Kock go on the attack against Krunal Pandya in his opening over. RCB 20/0 after two overs.
22:13 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah opens the bowling attack for Mumbai Indians and he concedes seven runs off it.
21:55 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma misses out on a ton but Hardik Pandya blasts a boundary straight down the ground to help Mumbai Indians reach 213/6 after 20 overs.
21:47 hrs IST: Controversy here. The umpire gave Hardik Pandya out and he reviewed, replays showed an edge but the third umpire overturns the decision. Kohli is not amused. To add insult to injury, Pandya blasts two sixes to get Mumbai Indians nearer to 200.
21:42 hrs IST: WICKET - No fireworks for Kieron Pollard yet again. Short of a length cutter and Pollard forehands the pull shot but it is without timing, AB de Villiers takes the catch at long on. Kieron Pollard c AB de Villiers b Chris Woakes 5 (7).
21:36 hrs IST: Massive from Rohit. Length ball from Siraj and the batsman launches it into the third tier at wide long on for his fourth six. Can he get the first 100 of IPL 2018?
21:33 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav ends his spell. 4-0-36-2. Consider this: At the start, he had 2-0-8-2.
21:29 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is leaking runs towards the end. Full toss on leg stump and Rohit creams the pull shot over deep backward square leg. The fireworks have just begun at the Wankhede stadium.
21:24 hrs IST: WICKET - Krunal Pandya sacrifices his wicket. Rohit jumps down the track and hammers a short ball to long on, he takes the second but the throw is good to Anderson who whips the bails off to catch Krunal short despite the dive. Krunal Pandya run-out 15 (12).
21:19 hrs IST: 15 runs in the 15th over as Krunal Pandya glances a four to fine leg. 200 looking possible for Mumbai Indians.
21:18 hrs IST: 33rd IPL fifty for Rohit Sharma off just 32 balls. Wankhede erupts with joy. Rohit thwacks Umesh Yadav over deep square leg for his second six and cracks a square cut to the deep backward point fence. Mumbai Indians are on top at the moment.
21:12 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Krunal miscues a sliced drive to shortish cover, Kohli dives forward but the ball bounces in front of him.
21:09 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya makes a good connection finally as he launches Chahal over long on for his first six.
21:02 hrs IST: Edge and four. Rohit Sharma nears his fifty with some luck. RCB continue to leak runs.
20:59 hrs IST: WICKET - Finally, RCB get the wicket. Corey Anderson bowls a scrambled length delivery and Lewis gets an almighty top edge, Quinton de Kock runs back and the catch is taken. Evin Lewis c Quinton de Kock b Corey Anderson 65 (42).
20:55 hrs IST: The partnership between Rohit and Lewis has gone past 100 and it is notched up in style, with the left-hander thrashing Chahal over deep backward square leg for a 79-meter six. This is tremendous hitting.
20:49 hrs IST: Rohit ups the ante with two consecutive fours off Corey Anderson, both through extra cover. Virat Kohli is getting a bit worried.
20:47 hrs IST: Lewis brings up his maiden fifty in the Indian Premier League with a massive slog sweep of Yuzvendra Chahal to deep backward square leg.
20:42 hrs IST: Rohit launches Washington Sundar straight down the ground for his first six and ends the over poorly with Lewis pulling a short ball to the deep backward square leg fence. His two overs have leaked 32 runs so far.
20:39 hrs IST: Only three runs in Mohammed Siraj’s second over. Can RCB tighten their bowling?
20:32 hrs IST: The boundaries are flowing for Mumbai Indians. Lewis steers a slow back of a length off-cutter to the third man fence to near his fifty. After the end of the powerplay, Mumbai Indians have scored 60 runs. Good recovery this.
20:27 hrs IST: The partnership between Rohit and Lewis has gone past fifty thanks to five wides from Siraj. Things slipping away from RCB after a good start. Gets even worse for the right-arm pacer as the off-cutter is late cut past backward point for a boundary. 35 runs in the last two overs.
20:24 hrs IST:Poor start for Mohammed Siraj. Short ball on leg stump and Lewis mauls the pull over deep mid wicket for his second six.
20:21 hrs IST: Horror start this for Washington Sundar. Rohit crunches a short ball through cover, then Lewis dispatches a full ball over extra cover, then the bowler, under pressure, concedes five wides and gives away yet another boundary to fine leg. 19 runs in the Tamil Nadu youngster’s first over
20:15 hrs IST: Lewis gets another boundary as Umesh bowls a short ball down leg side and the batsman helps it along the way to the fine leg fence.
20:11 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma starts off with a boundary by lofting Chris Woakes over extra cover. That should ease the pressure. Lewis responds a couple of balls later with a pulled six over deep mid wicket. Contrasting start for Woakes.
20:06 hrs IST: Ends a fantastic over from Umesh Yadav. Two runs and two wickets and Mumbai Indians are already on the back foot. But, they can still bounce back.
20:04 hrs IST: No hat-trick for Umesh but this is a sensational start. He has recovered from the mauling against Sanju Samson in style.
20:03 hrs IST: Fantastic stuff. Umesh again gets this delivery full and this time it curves back in to the left-hander Ishan Kishan, the ball detonates the off stump out of the ground. Ishan Kishan b Umesh Yadav 0 (1).
20:01 hrs IST: Brilliant start for Umesh Yadav. Pitching the delivery full and nipping it back off the seam, Suryakumar goes for the big booming drive but leaves a gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks past and hits the top of off stump. Suryakumar Yadav b Umesh Yadav 0 (1).
20:00 hrs IST: Evin Lewis and Suryakumar Yadav are opening for Mumbai Indians. The duo stitched a 102-run stand for the opening wicket against Delhi Daredevils. Umesh Yadav will open for RCB.
19:34 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians have brought in Mitchell McClenaghan for Akila Dananjaya. Here are the playing XIs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
19:31 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. They have made three changes. Brendon McCullum is out and Corey Anderson comes in. Kulwant Khejroliya has been replaced by Mohammed Siraj
19:23 hrs IST: The contest between these two sides is like a reverse fortress. RCB have a great record at the Wankhede while MI have enjoyed tremendous success at M Chinnaswamy stadium. Only last year, the trend was reversed with the three-time champions winning both games.
19:15 hrs IST: For Royal Challengers Bangalore, a change of squad and personnel has not dispelled their notion of deja-vu. This new squad still has the same problems of the old - Reliance on the top four, weak middle order and inconsistent bowling. A loss today will make their prospects of a top four finish problematic.
19:11 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the game between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore from the Wankhede stadium. Rohit Sharma’s side have lost all three games while Virat Kohli’s team lost two games comprehensively, with one win coming against Kings XI Punjab.
The IPL’s infamous slow-starters Mumbai Indians were finally able to put an end to their batting blues when they hammered 194/7 against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in their last match. But a sublime half-century from Jason Roy dashed Mumbai’s hopes of a win last weekend.
The move to send local boy Suryakumar Yadav at the top worked wonders as he added 102 for the first wicket with opener Evin Lewis.
With his current form, Suryakumar, who has scores of 43, 28 and 53, makes an ideal opening pair with Lewis. But MI would be concerned with the form of their captain Rohit, who has not been able to convert his starts, falling for 15, 11 and 18.
On paper, sixth-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting looks as threatening as it could get but so far with two defeats and one win, the Kohli-led team has not found its rhythm either.
Bludgeoned by Rajasthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson’s 92* on Sunday, RCB’s famed batting line-up consisting Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum and Quinton de Kock could not deliver the goods at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
With only two fifties among the famous four in three matches so far, RCB batsmen would know how important it is for them to make most of the batting conditions at the Wankhede as their bowlers have done a decent job so far.
First Published: Apr 17, 2018 17:21 IST