Skipper Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 56 guided Mumbai Indians to a five wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a thrilling encounter of the Indian premier League (IPL) on Monday.

Sharma, who slammed six boundaries and one six in his 37-ball knock, and Jos Buttler (33) were the major contributors to Mumbai’s cause.

With this result, Mumbai now sit atop the IPL standings with eight wins and two losses while Bangalore have lost eight matches and are now decidedly out of the play-off race.

Chasing 162/8 posted by Bangalore, Mumbai started off on a poor note as opener Parthiv Patel (0) was dismissed on the very first ball of the first over by Aniket Choudhary.

While trying to pull a short ball, Parthiv mistimed it and Yuzvendra Chahal took a brilliant catch at short mid-wicket.

Incoming batsman Nitish Rana (27) and Buttler then added 61 runs in 7.2 overs to stabilise Mumbai’s innings before the latter was sent packing by spinner Pawan Negi. Buttler played 21 balls and slammed four boundaries and one six.

After one over, in-form Rana was also sent back to the pavilion by Negi to reduce the hosts to 70/3 in 10 overs. Rana’s 28-ball knock comprised of four boundaries.

Unperturbed by the fall of Rana’s wicket, skipper Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard (17) punished the Bangalore bowlers all around the park as they slammed 28 runs in 3.4 overs before the West Indian hitman was dismissed by Chahal.

Krunal Pandya (2) and Karn Sharma (9) also failed to step up to the situation and the latter was dismissed on nine runs while Pandya was retired hurt.

The fall of wicket brought in all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who along with Rohit Sharma played some good shots to entertain Mumbai’s crowd.

In the process, Rohit completed his 50 with a single at the end of the 19th over.

With seven runs required in the last over, Pandya and Sharma took singles off the first four balls and then the skipper slammed a boundary to give the hosts a comfortable victory.

For Bangalore, Negi scalped two wickets while Choudhary, Chahal and Shane Watson chipped in with one wicket each.

Earlier, a late surge from Kedar Jadhav and Pawan Negi helped Bangalore to 162/8 against Mumbai.

Joining forces in the 15th over, Negi (35 from 23 balls) and Jadhav (28 from 22) raised a 54-run stand for the sixth wicket to rescue the visitors, who lost the top five players with just 108 runs on the board.

South African big-hitter AB de Villiers was the other major contributor with a 27-ball 43 for the Bangalore franchise.

Electing to bat, RCB were reduced to 40/2 with skipper Virat Kohli (20) and his new opening partner Mandeep Singh (17) failing to get a decent start for the visitors.

RCB’s decision to open with Mandeep backfired as the Punjab batsman after facing 13 balls, failed to get to the pitch of a tossed up delivery from leg-spinner Karn Sharma to be comfortably caught by Hardik Pandya at deep midwicket.

One over later, Kohli, who by now had struck two sixes and faced 14 balls, was undone by a slower one from pacer Mitchell McClenaghan which Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma caught at short midwicket.

With the team once again in deep trouble, RCB now needed a special from South African star AB de Villiers (43) and Travis Head (12) , who chipped in with a 45-run third wicket stand before left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya ended Head’s 15-ball stay.

De Villiers, though raised RCB’s hopes of amassing a healthy total by meting out special treatment to Krunal and McClenaghan before the left-arm spinner once again struck to send back the Protea right-hander.

Before being dismissed, the 33-year-old de Villiers faced 27 balls and helped the ball to the boundary on three occasions and thrice over it.

In the very next over, medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah cleaned up Australian Shane Watson (3) to further dent RCB’s prospects.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Jadhav and Negi then paired up to add a few valuable runs with the Delhi southpaw taking the aerial route twice off Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga and once off Bumrah before McClenaghan finished off in style by dismissing the duo off successive balls in the final over.

For the hosts, New Zealander McClenaghan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/34 while Krunal chipped in with two wickets. (IANS Match Report)

Ball-by-ball highlight of the match between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

 

 

07: 36 PM IST | MI 165/5. Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets

19.5: Rohit drives to long off for FOUR

19.4: Hardik gets a single to short fine leg

19.3: Rohit takes a single to deep mid wicket

19.2: Hardik takes a single to mid on, Rohit back in the strike

19.1: Rohit drives to long on for a single

19.1: Shane Watson to bowl the last ball, starts with a WIDE ball

07: 32 PM IST | 19 overs bowled, MI 156/5. Mumbai Indians need 7 runs in 06 balls

18.6: Rohit takes a single to point, he retains the strike. FIFTY for Rohit Sharma

18.5: Hardik hits straight down the wicket for 1 run

18.4: Rohit takes a single to deep extra cover

18.3: SIX! Rohit sweeps the ball over deep square leg boundary. Mumbai Indians need 10 runs in 9 balls

18.2: Hardik drives to sweeper cover for a single

18.1: Arvind into the attack, starts with a single to Rohit to cover

07: 26 PM IST | 18 overs bowled, MI 145/5. Mumbai Indians need 18 runs in 12 balls

17.6: Hardik ends the over with a SIX over mid wicket

17.6: WIDE!

17.5: Hardik plays a dot ball

17.4: Hardik takes 2 runs to sweeper cover

17.3: Rohit drives to extra cover for a single

17.2: Hardik takes a single to sweeper cover, Rohit back to the strike

17.1: Aniket into the attack, Rohit takes a single to long on

07: 20 PM IST | 17 overs bowled, MI 133/5. Mumbai Indians need 30 runs in 18 balls

16.6: Rohit plays a single to mid on, will keep strike

16.5: Hardik Pandya is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to short third man

16.4: Rohit takes a single to long on

16.3: WICKET! Karn 9(8) tries to pull over mid wicket, easy catch for Milne. MI 130/5

16.2: Rohit takes a quick single to short third-man

16.1: Shane Watson into the attack, starts with short ball and Rohit hits a cracking drive to deep extra cover for FOUR runs

07: 12 PM IST | 16 overs bowled, MI 125/4. Mumbai Indians need 38 runs in 24 balls

15.6: Rohit takes a single to end the over, he will retain the strike

15.5: Rana takes a single to long on

15.5: WIDE + 1 run

15.4: Karn takes a single to mid wicket

15.3: FOUR! Rana gets on one knee and sends the tossed up ball straight boundary

15.2: Rohit takes a single to long off

15.1: Chahal into the attack, starts with a single to Karn to deep mid-wicket

07: 07 PM IST | 15 overs bowled, MI 114/4. Mumbai Indians need 49 runs in 30 balls

14.6: FOUR! Rohit goes to long off this time

14.5: FOUR! Rohit opens the face of the bat to guide the ball to deep backward point. How good was that from Rohit Sharma

14.4: Karn pushes the ball to long on for a single, Rohit gets to strike

14.3: Karn plays a dot ball, very well directed bouncer by Aniket

14.2: Rohit gets a single to deep backward point

14.1: Aniket into the attack, Rohit tries to scoop, misses to connect. No run 

07: 01 PM IST | 14 overs bowled, MI 104/4. Mumbai Indians need 59 runs in 36 balls

13.6: Rohit punches to long on for a single, he will retain strike

13.5: Karn gets off the mark with a single to long on

13.4: Rohit takes a single to long on

13.3: Krunal drives to long on for a single. Krunal Pandya is in pain, he is struggling. Krunal Pandya is walking off the field.

13.2: Rohit takes a single to long on

13.1: Negi into the attack, Krunal Pandya gets off the mark with a single to mid wicket

06: 55 PM IST | 13 overs bowled, MI 98/4. Mumbai Indians need 65 runs in 42 balls

12.6: WICKET! Pollard departs 17(13), Chahal gets the big wicket

12.5: Pollard takes a couple to mid wicket

12.4: FOUR! Pollard drives to long-on boundary

12.3: Pollard plays a dot

12.2: Rohit takes a single to long on

12.1: Chahal into the attack, Pollard takes a single to mid wicket

06: 51 PM IST | 12 overs bowled, MI 90/3. Mumbai Indians need 73 runs in 48 balls

11.6: Leg Byes (1 run)

11.5: Pollard plays a dot

11.4: Pollard takes 2 runs to square leg

11.3: Pollard platys a dot

11.2: Rohit takes a single to point

11.1: Negi into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Rohit

06: 49 PM IST | 11 overs bowled, MI 86/3

10.6: FOUR! Milne drifts to the pads, Pollard guides the ball to fine leg boundary

10.5: Pollard takes  2 runs to backward square leg

10.4:  Rohit cuts the ball to deep backward point for a single

10.3: Rohit pushes the ball back to the bowler, no run

10.2: FOUR! Rohit cuuts the short and wide ball to square third man boundary

10.1: Milne into the attack, Pollard takes a single straight down the wicket

06: 43 PM IST | 10 overs bowled, MI 74/3. Mumbai Indians need 89 runs in 66 balls

9.6: Dot to end the over

9.5: Rohit gets 2 runs to fine leg, Chahal saved a certain boundary

9.4: Kieron Pollard is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to mid wicket

9.3: Rohit takes a single to long on

9.2: WICKET! Rana wanted to go big and almost got it through. Travis Head keeps his cool and takes a very good catch in the deep. Nitish Rana 27(28) departs, MI 70/3

9.1: Pawan Negi into the attack, starts with a dot ball

06: 38 PM IST | 9 overs bowled, MI 70/2. Mumbai Indians need 93 runs in 66 balls

8.6: FOUR! Short ball put away by Rohit to deep mid wicket 

8.5: Rohit plays a dot

8.4: Rana flicks to deep backward point for a single

8.3: Rana plays a dot, Watson getting late movement

8.2: Rohit takes a single to mid on

8.1: Shane Watson into the attack, Rohit flicks to deep square leg for 2 runs

06: 34 PM IST | 8 overs bowled, MI 62/2. Mumbai Indians need 101 runs in 72 balls

7.6: Rana plays a dot

7.5: Rohit gets off the mark with a single to cover-point

7.4: Rohit Sharma is the new batsman, starts with a dot ball

7.3: WICKET! Buttler 33(21) charges down the pitch and hands a simple catch to Travis Head at short cover. MI 61/2

7.2: Buttler flicks to deep mid wicket for a quick couple

7.1: Pawan Negi into the attack, starts with a single to Rana to mid wicket

06: 28 PM IST | 7 overs bowled, MI 58/1. Mumbai Indians need 105 runs in 78 balls

6.6: Buttler plays to point for a dot

6.5: Rana takes a single to backward point

6.4: Rana plays to point, no run

6.3: Buttler takes a single to mid on

6.2: Rana opens the face of the bat for a single to third man

6.1: Shane Watson into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Rana

06: 18 PM IST | 6 overs bowled, MI 47/1. End of Power Play

5.6: SIX! Buttler picks the tossed up ball and sends it over deep mid wicket

5.5: Rana takes a single to mid on

5.4: Another dot ball. Good bowling by Chahal

5.3: Rana plays a dot

5.2: Buttler takes a single to mid-on

5.1: Chahal into the attack, dot ball to Buttler

06: 18 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, MI 47/1

4.6: Leg byes (1 run) to end the over

4.5: SIX! Little short from Arvind, Buttler gets under the ball and sends it over straight boundary for maximum

4.4: Rana guides the ball to backward point for a single

4.3: Rana plays a dot ball

4.2: FOUR! Rana picks the half volley and drive to long on

4.1: S Arvind into the attack, starts with a straight single delivery to Buttler

06: 13 PM IST | 4 overs bowled, MI 36/1

3.6: Rana drives to mid off for no run

3.5: Buttler takes a single to short point

3.4: Buttler tries to charge down the wicket, Aniket delivers a perfect bouncer. No run 

3.3: Dot ball to Buttler

3.2: Buttler plays with a straight down the wicket for 2 runs

3.1: Aniket into the attack, starts with a single to leg side

06: 08 PM IST | 3 overs bowled, MI 32/1

2.6: FOUR! Buttler plays a handsome cover drive

2.5: Rana flicks to deep mid wicket for a single

2.4: Rana takes 2 runs to backward square leg

2.4: WIDE!

2.3: Buttler takes a single

2.2: FOUR! Buttler pulls to mid-wicket boundary

2.1: Milne into the attack, Buttler welcomes with a FOUR to extra-cover

06: 02 PM IST | 2 overs bowled, MI 15/1

1.6: FOUR! Rana drives to mid-off boundary

1.5: Dot ball

1.4: DROPPED! Rana dropped on short fine leg, the ball goes to the boundary for FOUR!

1.3: Rana plays a dot

1.2: Buttler takes a single to leg side

1.1: Chahal into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Buttler

05: 39 PM IST | 1 over bowled, MI 6/1

0.6: FOUR! Rana uses the pace to guide the ball to fine leg boundary

0.5: Dit ball to Rana

0.4: Buttler also gets off the mark with a single to on side

0.3: Rana gets off the mark with a single to backward square leg

0.2: Nitish Rana is the new batsman, starts with a dot

0.1: Aniket Choudhary to starts the bowling attack for RCB, begins with a WICKET. Parthiv Patel goes for a duck

05: 55 PM IST | The Chase Begins! Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler are in the middle

05: 39 PM IST | 20 overs bowled, RCB 162/8

19.6: HAT-TRICK BALLAravind is run out by Parthiv Patel. 

19.5: WICKET! Jadhav slaps the ball to sweeper cover, Pollard takes a very good catch just inches behind the boundary rope

19.4: WICKET! Slow ball from McClenaghan, Pawan Negi 35(23) fails to connect well and an easy catch to Pollard at long on. RCB 162/6; Jadhav will be on strike

19.3: FOUR! Negi slams the ball over bowlers head and to straight boundary

19.2: Negi makes room, McClenaghan bowls wide and full. Dot ball

19.1: McClenaghan to bowl the last over, starts with a single Jadhav to sweeper cover

05: 32 PM IST | 19 overs bowled, RCB 157/5

18.6: Yorker to end the over, 1 run to Jadhav

18.5: Jadhav takes a couple to deep extra cover

18.4: Negi takes a single to long off

18.3: SIX! Negi picks the fuller delivery and sends it over long on

18.2: Another Dot to Negi

18.1: Bumrah into the attack, starts with a dot to Negi

05: 27 PM IST | 18 overs bowled, RCB 147/5

17.6: Negi takes a single to cover

17.5: SIX! Negi shuffles to leg side and hammers the ball over long off boundary for a maximum. Second of the over for Negi

17.4: Negi plays back to the bowler, no run

17.3: Jadhav takes a single to sweeper cover

17.2: Negi takes a single to backward point

17.1: SIX! Negi picks the slower delivery from Malinga for a maximum to long off

05: 22 PM IST | 17 overs bowled, RCB 132/5

16.6: Negi takes a single off the last ball

16.5: Negi takes a couple to mid wicket, good running

16.4: Jadhav takes a quick single to short cover

16.3: FOUR! Jadhav picks the length delivery and flicks to deep mid wicket boundary

16.2: Negi takes a single to point, Jadhav back on strike

16.1: Bumrah into the attack. Leg byes (1 run), Jadhav off the strike

05: 18 PM IST | 16 overs bowled, RCB 122/5

15.6: Jadhav takes a single of the last ball, will keep strike

15.5: Negi takes a single to extra cover

15.4: Jadhav charges down te pitch, gets inside edge and ball goes to short fine leg for 1 run

15.3: Negi gets off the strike with a single to cover

15.2: Negi takes a couple to deep backward point

15.1: McClenaghan into the attack Jadhav takes a single to short third man

05: 12 PM IST | 15 overs bowled, RCB 115/5

14.6: Jadhav flicks to fine leg for a single off the last ball

14.5: Jadhav pushes the ball to mid wicket for 2 runs. Good running between the wickets

14.4: Negi takes a single to backward point. It seems Krunal Pandya may have got himself injured at short third man

14.3: Slow yorker by Malinga, another dot ball

14.2: Negi pushes the ball to short third man, no run

14.1: Malinga back in the attack, starts with a dot ball to Negi

05: 07 PM IST | 14 overs bowled, RCB 111/5

13.6: Jadhav takes a couple to deep mid wicket

13.5: Pawan Negi is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to short mid wicket

13.4: WICKET! Shane Watson os bowled by Bumrah. RCB 108/5

13.3: Jadhav pushes the ball to mid-off for a single

13.2: Watson takes a single to the third-man

13.1: Bumrah into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Watson

05: 00 PM IST | 13 overs bowled, RCB 106/4

12.6: Watson takes a single to mid on

12.5: Jadhav sweeps to deep square leg for a single

12.4: Shane Watson is the new batsman, gets off the mark with a single to mid on

12.3: Jadhav takes a single to short fine leg

12.2: WICKET! de Villiers 43(27) tries to go big and sends the ball into the air for an easy catch for short fine leg fielder Bumrah

12.1: SIX! de Villiers gets on one kneee and welcomes Krunal with a maximum to mid wicket

04: 53 PM IST | 12 overs bowled, RCB 93/3

11.6: de Villiers drives to sweeper cover for a single to end the over

11.5: Jadhav pulls to mid wicket for a single

11.4: de Villiers pushes the ball to mid on for a single

11.3: Jadhav takes a single to mid wicket

11.2: FOUR! Jadhav sends the ball to straight boundary

11.1: Karn continues, de Villiers takes a single to deep mid wicket

04: 50 PM IST | 11 overs bowled, RCB 87/3

10.6: de Villiers takes a single to deep extra cover, will retain strike

10.5: Jadhav gets off the mark with a single to short fine leg

10.4: Kedar Jadhav is the new batsman, starts with a dot ball

10.3: WICKET! Travis Head 12(15) pulls the ball very well but straight to Hardik Pandy at mid wicket. RCB 85/3

10.2: FOUR! Head pulls between midwicket and long on boundary

10.1: Krunal continues, de Villiers takes a single

04: 46 PM IST | 10 overs bowled, RCB 80/2

9.6: de Villiers takes a single to long off

9.5: Head punches the ball to long off for a single

9.4: de Villiers takes a single to long off

9.3: Another dot to de Villiers. Good variations by Karn

9.2: de Villiers plays a dot

9.1: Karn into the attack, Head takes a single to covers

04: 42 PM IST | 9 overs bowled, RCB 76/2

8.6: Head pulls the short ball to mid wicket for a single off the last ball

8.5: Head plays a dot

8.4: de Villiers takes a single to long off

8.3: SIX! de Villiers makes room and sends the ball between midwicket and long on for maximum

8.3: WIDE!

8.2: FOUR! Width and wide, de Villiers cuts to square of the wicket

8.1: Krunal continues, starts with a dot ball

04: 39 PM IST | 8 overs bowled, RCB 63/2

7.6: Head plays back to the bowler, no run

7.5: de Villiers makes room and slaps the ball to sweeper cover

7.4: FOUR! Malinga misses the yorker, de Villiers takes on the full toss and drives to sweeper cover boundary

7.3: de Villiers plays a dot, that was a good yorker from Malinga 

7.2: Head drives the half volley to long-off for a single

7.1: Lasith Malinga back into the attack, Leg byes (1 run), de Villiers off the strike

04: 34 PM IST | 7 overs bowled, RCB 56/2

6.6: de Villiers takes a single to sweeper cover off the last ball

6.5: Head takes a single to deep mid wicket

6.4: Head plays a dot

6.3: de Villiers takes a single to long on

6.2: de Villiers plays a dot

6.1: Krunal Pandya into the attack, Head p0lys to long on for a single

04: 30 PM IST | 6 overs bowled, RCB 52/2. End of Power Play

5.6: Two runs to backward square leg to end the over for de Villiers

5.5: SIX! Little width de Villiers sends the ball over sweeper cover

5.4: FOUR! de Villiers cuts over point for a boundary, what a way to start off the inning

5.3: Another dot

5.2: AB de Villiers is the new batsman, starts with a dot

5.1: WICKET! McClenaghan into the attack and picks the big wicket of Virat Kohli. Easy catch for Rohit Sharma fielding at short cover. RCB 40/2. Slow ball doing the damage

04: 24 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, RCB 40/1

4.6: Dot ball to end the over

4.5: Head gets off the mark with a couple to deep extra cover

4.4: Kohli takes a single to sweeper cover

4.3: Dot ball to Kohli

4.2: SIX! Virat Kohli uses feet and launches the ball over long for maximum

4.1: Jasprit Bumrah into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Kohli

04: 19 PM IST | 4 overs bowled, RCB 31/1

3.6: Dot to end the over

3.5: Travis Head is the new batsman, starts with a dot

3.4: WICKET! Mandeep 17(13) pulls the short ball, did nit time it well and a simple catch by Hardik Pandy at mid wicket. RCB 31/1

3.3: Kohli takes a single after a classy six

3.2: SIX! Tossed up delivery, Kohli gets to the pitch of the ball and hits the ball over mid on for maximum

3.1: Kohli pushes the ball to deep mid wicket for 2 quick runs

3.1: Karn Sharma into the attack, starts with a WIDE

04: 13 PM IST | 3 overs bowled, RCB 21/0

2.6: Mandeep plays a dot

2.5: Kohli takes a single to point 

2.4: Mandeep drives to short mid off for 1 run

2.3: Mandeep pulls to deep mid wicket for 2 runs

2.2: Kohli plays off the hip to flick the ball to backward square leg for a single

2.1: Hardik Pandya into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Kohli

04: 08 PM IST | 2 overs bowled, RCB 16/0

1.6: Dot of the last ball

1.5: Mandeep plays a dot ball

1.4: FOUR! Mandeep glides the ball drifting to leg side to fine leg boundary

1.3: Kohli takes a single to short third man

1.2: Kohli drives to mid off for a dot ball

1.1: Lasith Malinga into the attack, Mandeep opens the bat for a single to third-man

04: 04 PM IST | 1 over bowled, RCB 10/0

0.6: Mandeep takes a single off the last ball to deep square leg

0.5: Mandeep plays a dot

0.4: FOUR! Short ball again, Mandeep sends the ball to deep mid wicket

0.3: Mandeep plays a dot

0.2: FOUR! Width offered, Mandeep sends the ball packing to boundary

0.1: McClenaghan to start the bowling attack, Kohli gets off the mark with a single to long on

03: 58 PM IST |  Match Begins! Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Mandeep and Virat Kohli are in the middle

03: 40 PM IST | Here is the final playing XI for MI and RCB

Team Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Parthiv Patel (w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga

Team Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Travis Head, AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav (w), Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal

03: 30 PM IST | TOSS TIME! Royal Challenger Captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma led Mumbai will come to chase in front of their home crowd at Wankhede Stadium.

03: 05 PM IST | Hello and a very warm welcome to the live blog of the 38th match of IPL 2017 slated to be played at the Wankhede Stadium between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

First Published | 1 May 2017 3:12 PM
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