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IPL updates: Mumbai crush RCB despite Kohli's 62-ball 92

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April 17, 2018


23:52  Mumbai crush RCB despite Kohli's 62-ball 92:  

RCB 167-8 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard


Captain Virat Kohli carried his bat through with a cracking innings of 92 from 62 balls, hitting seven fours and four sixes, but RCB were completely outplayed by Mumbai Indians.

Put into bat, Mumbai posted a huge 213 for six before restricted RCB to 167 for eight to win by 46 runs for their first victory in IPL-11.

Krunal Pandya picked up three for 28, while pacers Bumrah and McClenaghan bagged two wickets each.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians made a grand recovery from a shock start through sparkling half-centuries from captain Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis to post a formidable 213 for six.

West Indies left-hander Lewis struck five sixes and six fours in his 42-ball 55.

After his dismissal Rohit, who flopped in the first three games, took over the lead role to hammer 94 in 52 balls before departing off the penultimate ball.
23:49  Kohli hits 92 not out but RCB lose to Mumbai:  

RCB 167-8 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard


Bumrah foxes Woakes with the slower ball as he slices it straight to the fielder at short thirdman to be dismissed for 11.

And three balls later, the Mumbai fast bowler picks up the wicket of Umesh Yadav, who has a wild swing but miscues it on the off-side to be caught for one.

Kohli goes after Mustafizur, whacking him for a huge six over midwicket and Mohammed Siraj repeats the shot in the same over for another maximum to get 18 runs from the 19th over.

Bumrah to bowl the final over. Kohli strokes the first ball through the covers for two runs before he carves the next over short thirdman for a four.

He attempts to smash Bumrah over the covers but is beaten all ends up.

Kohli then goes down on one knee and lofts Bumrah over long-on for a six to take his score into the 90s but fails to get a run of the last two balls.
23:35  Kohli hits half-century but RCB set for defeat:  

RCB 134-6 (17 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Kohli picks up a single from the third ball to complete his fifty from 41 balls and he doesn't even consider raising his bat to acknowledge the crowd.

Kohli just looking to stay till the end and score as many as possible to avoid the margin of defeat.

Mustafizur comes into the attack. Two singles from the first two balls before Kohli smashes the third ball back over the bowler's head for a four.

Woakes swings a full delivery from Mustafizur back over his head for a straight six.

In the next over, Kohli whips a length delivery from McClenaghan over midwicket for a six followed by two singles.

Two runs for Kohli courtesy of an overthrow before he pulls the next for another couple and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

RCB are 134 for six in 17 overs, with 80 needed for victory from just three overs.
23:22  Sarfaraz fails with the bat, RCB in tatters:  

RCB 104-6 (14 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Mumbai suffer a blow as wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan is hit below the right eye as the throw from Hardik at mid-on bounces awkwardly and strikes him on the face.

He seems to have coped a painful blow and has to retire with injury to get some further treatment.

Sarfaraz attempts the scoop over the wicektkeeper but is beaten all ends up before he steers the next ball past point for a four.

In the next over, Kohli lofts Markande over the off-side for a six before he picks two runs on the leg side.

But wickets keep falling from the other end. Sarfaraz comes down the track and has a huge swing but is beaten all ends up and is caught for five.

Another good outing with the ball for Markande, who finishes with one for 25 in four overs.
23:08  Krunal picks 3rd wicket; Mumbai in control:  

RCB 87-5 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Washington Sundar is quite capable with the bat as he proves by playing the inside out lofted shot against Markande for a boundary over the covers.

In the next over, Sundar clips Krunal square on the leg side for a couple.

But he perishes two balls later, holing out to the fielder at long-off to be dismissed for seven.

Sarfaraz Khan gets a virtual unplayable delivery, turns quite a long to beat the defensive push.

RCB in a complete mess on 87 for five in 12 overs with Kohli batting on 38 from 33 balls.
22:58  Krunal's double strike leaves RCB in a mess:  

RCB 76-4 (10 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

A single for Kohli takes him past Suresh Raina as he becomes the highest run scorer in the history of IPL.

Mandeep, on 11, comes down the track as Markande foxes with him the wide delivery but wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan misses an easy stumping.

But Kishan is up to the mark in the next over as Mandeep comes down again as Krunal beats him with the wide delivery.

Mandeep walks back for 16 from 14 balls after struggling to get the boundaries against the spinners.

Krunal strikes again off the next ball as Corey Anderson hits it straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket to perish for a first-ball duck.

At the halfway stage, RCB are struggling on 76 for four, needing another 138 runs from 10 overs for victory.

RCB have a huge task ahead of them but nothing is beyond them with captain Kohli still out in the middle, he is batting on 35 from 30 balls.
22:48  

RCB 65-2 (8 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Mustafizur bowls a wide yorker which Kohli edges fine on the off-side for a four. Two balls later, Mandeep crashes a wide half-volley from the pacer through the covers for another boundary to get 11 from the over.

RCB have made a brisk start, scoring 55 for two in six overs of Powerplay, with Kohli going strong on 27 from 18 balls and Mandeep on six.

But the two quick wickets of De Kock and De Villiers has been a blow for them and they will need a big partnership from the two batsmen out in the middle.

Leg-spinner Mayank Markande comes into the attack. He makes a tidy start, conceding just four singles from his first over as both Mandeep and Kohli are content to cut out the risks.

Krunal comes back into the attack. He also keeps it tight, giving away just six runs without conceding a single boundary.

No boundaries from the last 15 balls as Mumbai look to build some pressure with RCB on 65 for two in eight overs, needing 149 from 12 overs for victory at an asking rate of over 12.
22:37  McClenaghan's double strike lifts Mumbai:  

RCB 44-2 (5 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Mustafizur Rahman comes into the attack. De Kock lofts the first ball over mid-on for a four followed by two singles.

De Kock swings the fifth ball over the leg side for a six and then takes one to get 13 from the over.

McClenaghan makes the breakthrough with the wicket of de Kock, who is dismissed for 19. The left-hander comes down the track and has a wild swing but misses and is bowled.'

And three balls later, he bags the big wicket of AB de Villiers, who pulls a short ball straight into the hands of deep midwicket to perish for one.

A potential game changing over from McClenaghan as he picks up two key wickets, while giving away just four runs.
22:25  RCB off to a quick start after Mumbai post 213:  

RCB 27-0 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai 213-6 | Scorecard

Captain Virat Kohli walks out to open the batting with Quinton de Kock and he will be facing his India team mate Jasprit Bumrah in the first over.

Kohli steers the second ball to thirdman for one to get off the mark but de Kock is struck on the pads but outside the line and Bumrah then bowls a wide.

A leg bye for de Kock before Kohli straight drives the last ball for a four to get seven from the first over.

Interesting move from Mumbai as they bring in left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya to bowl the second over.

De Kock sweeps the first ball over short fine leg for a four and then takes a single.

Kohli clips the third ball over midwicket for a four and then cracks the fifth ball through the covers for another boundary and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Mitchell McClenagahan comes into the attack. Kohli is beaten as the ball kisses the back pad and goes through to the wicketkeeper as the appeal for caught behind is turned down.

Two singles before Kohli drives the last ball for a four through the covers as RCB race to 27 for no loss in three overs.
21:57  Rohit, Lewis blast 50s to power Mumbai to 213:  

Mumbai 213-6 (20 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis blasted quickfire half-centuries to power Mumbai Indians to a huge 213 for six in their 20 overs against RCB.

Mumbai were rocked early after Umesh Yadav struck with the first two balls of the match, dismissing Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan for golden ducks.

But Rohit and Lewis changed the course of the innings, as the duo put on 108 runs for the third wicket, from 66 balls.

Rohit slammed 94 from 52 balls, while Lewis smashed 65 from 42 balls as the duo took the RCB bowling apart at the Wankhede stadium.

Hardik Pandya, who was controversially given not out by the TV umpire, hit 17 not out from five balls to provide the boost at the end.
21:54  Rohit, Lewis blast 50s to power Mumbai to 213:  

Mumbai 213-6 (20 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Siraj, who has one over in hand, comes back. Pollard clips the first ball on the leg side for two runs followed by a single.

Rohit then clubs a length ball over midwicket for a six before he walks right across his stumps and tried the paddle scoop but mishits it to fine leg for one.

The last ball is a yorker which Kohli clips to square leg for one to get 11 from the over.

Woakes comes back, to bowl the penultimate over. After starting off with a wide, he claims the big wicket of Pollard, who targets the straight boundary but is foxed by the slower ball and caught at long-on for five.

Hardik Pandya gets an unplayable delivery first up, full and moving away enough to take the edge of the bat. The appeal for caught behind by Woakes is instantly upheld by the umpire before Mumbai take the DRS.

The UltraEdge shows some spike just when the ball passes the bat but strangely the decision is overturned.

A strange decision from the third umpire and Kohli is not pleased, after watching the replays on the big screen.

And Kohli feels more pain with Hardik Pandya slamming the next two balls for sixes, over fine leg and long-off respectively.

Anderson to bowl the final over. He starts with a wide before Rohit tries the sweep the next ball but misses before he lofts the next down the ground for a four.

Anderson gifts Rohit a full toss which he lofts over the off-side for a six to take his score to 90 and also take RCB past the 200-run mark.

Anderson bowls another full toss which Rohit smacks over the bowler's head for a four.

But he misses out a well deserved century as he goes for another big hit but is caught at long-on after a cracking innings of 94 from 52 balls, having hit 10 fours and five sixes.

Anderson bowls a wide and Hardik does well to sneak a run to get back on strike. He smashed the last ball powerfully down the ground for a four to get 21 from the over.
21:35  Rohit slams fifty; Mumbai on course for huge total:  

Mumbai 166-4 (17 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Anderson is back as he starts with a slower ball which drifts wide and Rohit slashes it wide for a four.

Against the run of play, Krunal is dismissed run out for 15. Rohit drives the third ball straight down the ground as Woakes runs to his left at long-on and sends back a quick flat throw, which catches Krunal short of his crease.

Anderson gives Rohit some width as the Mumbai captain steers it past point for a four and then takes a single to long-off.

Umesh starts his new over with a full toss on the pads which Rohit clips over fine leg for a six.

After two singles and a wide, Rohit hits the last two balls for two runs each to get 13 from the over.
21:20  Rohit slams fifty; Mumbai eye huge total:  

Mumbai 143-3 (15 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Siraj has done well after going for his runs in his first over. He sends down another tidy over, mixing his pace quite well to concede just four singles.

Chahal comes back and Krunal Pandya targets him, as he swings the third ball over long-on for a six.

He nearly perishes off the last ball as he goes for another big hit, but miscues it on the off-side where Kohli dives forward but is unable to get under the ball.

Umesh comes back and starts with a short ball which Rohit pulls over square leg for a six. The next ball is slashed over point for a four as Rohit races to his fifty, from 32 balls.

The last ball is down the leg side as Krunal flicks it behind square for a four to get 15 from the over.
21:10  Lewis out for 42-ball 65; Mumbai 3 down:  

Mumbai 114-3 (12 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Chahal comes under heavy attack from Lewis. The West Indian smacks the third ball down the ground for a six and then swings the next over the leg side for another maximum.

Anderson makes the breakthrough with the key wicket of the dangerous Lewis. The left-hander has another big swing but this time he gets it off the toe end of the bat and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock does well to run behind and judge a good high catch.

Lewis walks back after a cracking innings of 65 from 42 balls, having hit six fours and five sixes.

A slight fumble from Sarfaraz gives Rohit the second run and captain Kohli is very angry.

And that proves expensive as Rohit flicks the fifth ball past short fine leg for a four.
20:55  Lewis hits 31-ball fifty to boost Mumbai:  

Mumbai 95-2 (10 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

After an expensive first over, Siraj makes a good comeback, giving away just three singles in his second.

Meanwhile, Sundar also comes back into the attack. Rohit wastes no time in going after the young spinner, carting him over midwicket for a six.

Lewis pulls the last ball square for a four to get 13 from the over, with Sundar conceding 32 in his two overs.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack with RCB desperate for a breakthrough to end this dangerous partnership.

Lewis sweeps the fourth ball powerfully over square leg for a six to race to his fifty, from 31 balls.

Left-arm medium pacer Corey Anderson, who has not had much cricket lately, comes into the attack.

Rohit skips down the track to the next ball and hammers it over the covers for a four and targets the same area off the next ball for another boundary.

Lewis, on 51, gets a lifeline as Rohit taps it to point and sets for a quick run but his partner is struggling and is lucky that Mandeep missed the direct hit.

Another close shave off the last ball as Lewis pinches another quick run, with Rohit having to dive at the last minute to make his crease.

After 10 overs, Mumbai have reached 95 for two with Lewis on 52 and Rohit on 32.
20:33  Lewis, Rohit rally Mumbai after early wickets:  

Mumbai 60-2 (6 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Pacer Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack. He starts with a short ball which Lewis pulls over square leg for a six and then drives the third powerfully but can't beat the fielder in the covers.

Siraj tries the slower ball but it goes well wide of the batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is beaten by the bounce as RCB give away five wides.

Siraj bowls another short ball as Lewis guides it through the vacant thirdman region for another four and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Mumbai have smashed 35 runs from the last two overs to reach 56 for two in five overs.

Woakes comes back as Lewis again steers it past the short thirdman fielder for a four. But the England pacer makes a good comeback, bowling five dot balls in a row.

Mumbai have done well to rally to 60 for two in six overs, with Lewis on 37 from 24 balls and Rohit on 12 from 10 balls.
20:25  Lewis, Rohit rally Mumbai after early wickets:  

Mumbai 40-2 (4 ovs) vs RCB | Scorecard

Chris Woakes to bowl the second over. Rohit Sharma drives the second ball in the gap through the covers for the first four of the innings.

He takes a single before Lewis powerfully pulls a short ball over square leg for a six before an inside edge gets him one off the last ball.

Umesh tries a short ball to Lewis, but the ball is down the leg side as the left-hander pulls it fine for a four.

Kohli does well to push the fielder back to long-off with Lewis going hard at the full deliveries. He drills the fourth ball along the ground on the off-side to the left of long-off for one and Rohit picks one off the last ball.

Off-spinner Washington Sundar comes into the attack. He starts with a short ball as Rohit punches it through the covers for a four and then takes a single on the off-side.

Sundar errs with his line and length, short and wide, as Lewis cuts it past point for the second four of the over. The next ball is down the leg side and it goes for five wides with Lewis missing the sweep.

He bowls a similar ball as Lewis sweeps it fine this time for another four.

The last ball is on the spot as Lewis defends it to thirdman and Rohit calls him for a quick single and the West Indian just about makes his crease, beating the direct hit.

Mumbai have recovered after losing two wickets in the opening over, to reach 40 for two in four overs.
20:16  Umesh's double strike rocks Mumbai early:  

Mumbai 3-2 (1 ov) vs RCB | Scorecard

Umesh Yadav gives RCB the perfect start as Suryakumar Yadav is bowled off the very first ball of the match.

A full delivery which comes in as Yadav is caught on the crease with the ball going in the gap between bad and pad.

Umesh produces a similar delivery to send back Ishan Kishan off the very next delivery, bowling him through the gate.

Two golden ducks for Mumbai off the first two balls to leave the home crowd stunned in silence.

Rohit Sharma avoids the hat-trick as he picks a leg bye, missing the flick but gets the first run for Mumbai.

Even Lewis drives the next ball down the ground to mid-on for one and Rohit punches the next ball straight but the fielder at mid-off does well to stop it with a dive and concede just a single.

A superb opening over by Umesh, conceding just three runs, while picking up two wickets.
19:35  RCB win toss, elect to bowl vs Mumbai:   Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bowl against Mumbai Indians.

RCB have made three changes with local boy Sarfaraz Khan coming back into the team along with Corey Anderson and Mohammed Siraj. They replace Brendon McCullum, Kulwant Khejroliya and Pawan Negi.

Meanwhile, Mumbai have made one change as they replace spinner Akila Dananjaya with left-arm pacer Mitchell McClenaghan.
19:17  Winless Mumbai take on Kohli-led RCB in high-voltage clash:  Welcome to the coverage of the 14th match of the Indian Premier League between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Winless Mumbai Indians will pit their might against formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore led by India captain Virat Kohli.

Both teams, with a plethora of explosive batsmen, are yet to find their feet in the T20 league and would be keen to gather some momentum with a victory at the Wankhede Stadium.

If MI have their problems to sort out, having lost at the death in all three games so far, RCB too have their own shortcomings to address with only one win in three games under their belt.

MI's batting, on the other hand, failed to rocket off in the first two games and when it clicked the bowlers lost the plot.

The move to promote local guy Suryakumar Yadav has been a success but their best batsman, skipper Rohit, is yet to make a big contribution with the bat.

The Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal -- along with giant West Indian Kieron Pollard too have not made big impacts in the first three games.

Rookie leg spinner Mayank Markhande has been their most successful bowler with good economy rate along with Mustafizur Rehman, but Jasprit Bumrah has also not lived up to his tag of the world's best white ball bowler.

MI have replaced injured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins with New Zealander Adam Milne and will be looking up to a comprehensive combined show to avoid a fourth straight defeat of the season.

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