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IPL updates: Pacers lift RCB to victory against Mumbai

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May 01, 2018


23:41  Pacers lift RCB to victory against Mumbai:  

Mumbai 153-7 (20 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Pacers Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee and Mohammed Siraj claimed a couple of wickets each to lift Royal Challengers Bangalore to victory against Mumbai Indians, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.

Mumbai finished on 153 for seven despite Hardik Pandya's 50 as they fell short by 14 runs.

Umesh rocked Mumbai early with the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav (9) and Rohit Sharma (0) off successive deliveries, in the fourth over.

Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals and RCB's pacers delivered under pressure in the death overs to take their team to victory.

Earlier, Colin de Grandhomme staged a great recovery for Royal Challengers Bangalore with three sixes in the final over to push the hosts to 167 for seven, against Mumbai Indians.

Manan Vohra hit 45 from 31 balls to rally RCB after an early wicket before Brendon McCullum (37) and Virat Kohli (32) pushed the total in the middle overs.

However, Hardik Pandya left RCB in a mess with three wickets in his third over before de Grandhomme's late assault, as the Kiwi smashed 23 from 10 balls.
23:36  Pacers lift RCB to victory against Mumbai:  

Mumbai 147-7 (20 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Southee foxes Hardik with the slower ball as he lofts it down the long-on, where Kohli dives forward and completes a good sharp catch.

Hardik walks back for 50 as Mumbai's hopes are all but over with 25 needed from five balls for victory.

With 25 needed from five balls for victory, Ben Cutting swings Southee over midwicket for a four.

He inside edges the next ball to short fine leg for a dot ball as the match is out of Mumbai's reach, with 21 needed from 3 balls for victory.

Mumbai finish on 153 for seven in their 20 overs to lose by 14 runs.
23:32  Mumbai need 25 runs from last over for victory:  

Mumbai 143-6 (19 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Siraj to bowl the final over. The first ball is a full toss but Krunal gets an inside edge on to the pads as RCB appeal for LBW which is turned down and they then take the DRS which also goes Mumbai's way.

The next ball is a yorker as Hardik blocks it out for one.

Krunal then looks to paddle scoop it over the leg side but gets a leading edge and is caught on the off-side for 23.

Siraj then bowls a full wide delivery as Hardik has a swing but misses before he punches the next ball to long-off for one to bring up his half-century, from 41 balls.

The last ball is a full toss as Ben Cutting flicks it through midwicket where de Grandhomme dives full length to keep it down to two.

Mumbai need 25 runs from last over for victory.
23:26  Mumbai need 30 from 2 overs for victory:  

Mumbai 138-5 (18 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Siraj to bowl the 17th over. He does well to concede six from the first five balls including a wide before Hardik spoils the over by carting the last ball over the covers for a four, to get 10 from the over.

Southee to bowl the 18th over. Krunal looks to swipe the first ball to leg side but mishits it to long-off for one. Hardik smashes the next down the ground but de Grandhomme comes up with a diving save to his right at long-off to stop a boundary and concede just a single.

Two singles from the next two balls as the experienced Southee bowls it full and on the stumps.

Krunal then looks to swing but can only block a yorker before he lofts the next one over the covers but McCullum does well at sweeper cover to runs across and keep it down to one.

Just five runs from the over takes Mumbai to 138 for five in 18 overs, needing 30 from 2 overs for victory.
23:26  Mumbai need 30 from 2 overs for victory:  

Mumbai 138-5 (18 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Siraj to bowl the 17th over. He does well to concede six from the first five balls including a wide before Hardik spoils the over by carting the last ball over the covers for a four, to get 10 from the over.

Southee to bowl the 18th over. Krunal looks to swipe the first ball to leg side but mishits it to long-off for one. Hardik smashes the next down the ground but de Grandhomme comes up with a diving save to his right at long-off to stop a boundary and concede just a single.

Two singles from the next two balls as the experienced Southee bowls it full and on the stumps.

Krunal then looks to swing but can only block a yorker before he lofts the next one over the covers but McCullum does well at sweeper cover to runs across and keep it down to one.

Just five runs from the over takes Mumbai to 138 for five in 18 overs, needing 30 from 2 overs for victory.
23:15  Pandya brothers keep Mumbai in the hunt:  

Mumbai 123-5 (16 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Umesh, who has one over in hand, comes back. He sends down an excellent last over, giving away just six runs to build further pressure on Mumbai, who reach 106 for five in 15 overs, needing 62 from five overs for victory.

De Grandhomme continues as Krunal heaves the first ball over midwicket for a six before he is beaten by the next, trying to steer it fine. He slaps the next ball to the covers and steals a quick single before Hardik gets a thick inside edge for a four fine on the leg side.

He taps the next ball to midwicket for two runs and flicks the last ball fine for another four.

Mumbai get 17 from the over, to reduce the margin to 45 needed from four overs for victory.
23:06  Pandya brothers keep Mumbai in the hunt:  

Mumbai 100-5 (14 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Chahal to finish off his spell early, bowling his fourth over in a row. Mumbai's big hopes rests on the Pandya brothers out in the middle.

Chahal spins one right across Hardik, who is beaten before he attempts the sweep and is beaten again but picks up a leg bye.

The last ball is down the leg side as Krunal helps it round the corner past short fine leg for a four.

Chahal ends with tidy figures of 23 runs from his four overs, but will be disappointed at not getting a wicket in such helpful conditions.

De Grandhomme surprises Hardik with a quick short ball who tries to pull but is beaten and hit on the shoulders.

The next ball is pitched up but down the leg side to gift Mumbai five wides before Hardik takes a single.

Krunal is then beaten as he looks to swing it across the line but wicketkeeper de Kock fumbles to give away a bye.

Despite the wides, de Grandhomme concedes just eight from the over as Mumbai reach 100 for five in 14 overs, needing another 68 runs from six overs for victory.
22:54  Duminy out for 23, Mumbai 5 down:  

Mumbai 84-5 (12 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Chahal continues as RCB continue to look for wickets. Three singles from his third over as Chahal beats Hardik as he gets good amount of turn away from the right-hander.

Colin de Grandhomme comes into the attack in place of Sundar, who went for runs in his first over.

He bowls a tidy over, keeping it simple to give away three singles from the first five balls before the pressure pays off.

Duminy is run out trying to take a difficult second run as he is beaten by a quick flat throw from Umesh from the fine leg boundary.

Duminy is run out for 23 as Mumbai are reduced to 84 for five in 12 overs, needing 84 from eight overs for victory.
22:47  Pollard fails with the bat, Mumbai 4 down:  

Mumbai 77-4 (10 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Chahal gets another one to turn, beating Pandya, who hammers the next ball back over the bowler's head for a four.

A leg bye followed by two singles to get seven from Chahal's second over, who has given 13 in two overs so far.

Off-spinner Washington Sundar comes into the attack. A single each to Pandya and Duminy before the Indian right-hander flicks Sundar over midwicket for a four.

He slaps the fourth ball through the covers for two runs and then slog sweeps the next over midwicket for a six and then keeps strike with one from the last ball.

At the halfway stage, Mumbai are 77 for four in 10 overs, with Hardik on 21 from 13 balls and Duminy on 20 from 23 balls. They need another 91 runs from 10 overs for victory.
22:37  Pollard fails with the bat, Mumbai 4 down:  

Mumbai 55-4 (8 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack. Duminy pulls the second ball for two runs and then takes one before Siraj tries the bouncer to Pollard but it goes high and is called a wide.

Pollard then taps the fifth ball on the leg side for one before Duminy gets a thick outside edge to point as Siraj starts off well.

Pollard looks to release the pressure as he lofts Umesh over mid-off for a four before he beats the right-hander with the short ball.

Two singles before Pollard is troubled again by the short ball before Mumbai get five from the last ball, courtesy of the overthrow which goes for a boundary.

11 runs from the over as Mumbai reach 40 for three in six overs.

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack. The first ball turns and turns big as Pollard is beaten a long way before he gets the edge off the next ball but the tough chance is dropped by wicketkeeper de Kock.

Pollard then picks a single before Chahal gets another big turn but this time it goes way down the leg side for Duminy, beating wicketkeeper de Kock for five wides.

Another wide before Chahal bowls three dot balls in a row. He concedes seven runs from his first over, out of which just one has come off the bat.

Siraj strikes in the next over, with the wicket of Pollard, who fails yet again with the bat. He looks to steer it to thirdman but gets an edge and is caught behind for 13.

The wide count goes up as Siraj bowls it down the leg side to Duminy, followed by two singles, before the left-hander pulls the last ball square on the leg side for a four.
22:15  Rohit out for a duck, Mumbai in big trouble:  

Mumbai 24-3 (4 ovs) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


Pacer Umesh Yadav to bowl the second over. Suryakumar picks a leg bye off the second ball before Umesh bowls a wide to left-hander JP Duminy.

Umesh then bowls a wide half-volley as Duminy drills it through the point region for a four and then picks a single.

The last ball is flicked off his pads by Suryakumar for the second four of the over, which goes for 11 runs.

Duminy plays another cracking drive, through the off-side off Southee for a four before the Kiwi pacer makes a good comeback with three cracking deliveries, getting enough movement to beat the left-hander.

Umesh strikes in his second over with the wicket of Suryakumar, who is trapped leg before wicket for nine. A poor short from the Mumbai opener, who looked to flick it across the line but missed and was struck in line.

He decided to take the DRS but the impact and line were both umpire's call which means the decision stood as Mumbai suffered another early blow.

The next ball is a snorter, extra bounce and movement into the batsman, as new man Rohit Sharma is caught behind for a golden duck. The umpire had ruled it not out but RCB immediately took the DRS and rightly so.

And a special mention for wicketkeeper de Kock, who dived full length to his left to take the catch and also immediately signalled captain Kohli to take the DRS.

Rohit walks back first ball to leave Mumbai in a mess on 21 for three, in the fourth over.

Umesh is literally bowling some deadly missiles at the moment. Kieron Pollard takes a couple of steps down the track but is hit on the chest by a short ball which again moves in quite a bit.

Pollard then taps the second ball on the leg side for one to get off the mark before Duminy takes a leg bye followed by a wide.
21:58  Mumbai lose early wicket after RCB post 167:  

Mumbai 4-1 (1 ov) vs RCB 167-7 | Scorecard


In the absence of Evin Lewis, Suryakumar Yadav walks out to open the batting with Ishan Kishan.

Tim Southee starts off with the ball as Surya drives the first ball and gets good timing but can't beat the fielder in the covers.

But he finds the gap two balls later for a boundary through the covers to get Mumbai off the mark.

Southee then beats Suryakumar with one that moves away before Kohli gets a fielder in the slips. And the next ball again does enough to open up Suryakumar, who gets the edge as Vohra at slip dives full length to his right but can't hold on to the edge.

However, Southee gets the wicket off the final ball of the over as Kishan plays all over a straight delivery and is bowled for a duck. The young left-hander came down the track and played a casual shot but missed the ball completely to give RCB an early boost.
21:42  De Grandhomme's late attack lifts RCB to 167:  

RCB 167-7 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


Colin de Grandhomme staged a great recovery for Royal Challengers Bangalore with three sixes in the final over to push the hosts to 167 for seven, against Mumbai Indians.

Manan Vohra hit 45 from 31 balls to rally RCB after an early wicket before Brendon McCullum (37) and Virat Kohli (32) pushed the total in the middle overs.

However, Hardik Pandya left RCB in a mess with three wickets in his third over before de Grandhomme's late assault, as the Kiwi smashed 23 from 10 balls.
21:37  RCB recover to post 167 vs Mumbai:  

RCB 167-7 (20 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


RCB have been hit quite hard by those quick fall of wickets. Bumrah continues to squeeze the pressure with a cracking 19th over, not giving away anything.

Just two runs from four balls before Southee miscues a slower ball on the leg side and is caught on the deep for one.

Just two runs from the 19th over as Bumrah registers one for 22 in four overs.

McClenaghan to bowl the final over. A single each to Umesh and de Grandhomme before the former steals a quick bye to bring his partner back on strike.

And that proves vital as de Grandhomme blasts the fourth ball over midwicket for a six and slaps the next through the covers for two runs to keep strike.

McClenaghan then bowls a high full toss which de Grandhomme swings over square leg for a six and in a bonus for RCB that is ruled a no-ball for height.

The last ball is hammered down the ground, over long-off, for the third six of the over, which goes for 24 runs.

A sparkling cameo from de Grandhomme lifts RCB to 167 for seven in their 20 overs.
21:27  Hardik's triple strike cripples RCB:  

RCB 141-6 (18 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


Hardik comes back into the attack as Mandeep picks a single and Kohli also takes one off the third ball.

Hardik then drops short as Mandeep pulls it through square leg for a four.

Bumrah, who has two overs in hand, is called back into the attack. Three singles from the first three balls before Mandeep clubs a length over midwicket for a six and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Mandeep looks to repeat the dose in the next over as he swings Hardik over the leg side but fails to get the distance and is caught at deep midwicket after scoring 14.

Hardik claims the big wicket of Kohli with the very next delivery. Kohli perishes after a good innings of 32 from 26 balls as he also attempts a big shot but is caught at long-on by Pollard.

Washington Sundar avoids the hat-trick with a single on the off-side before Colin de Grandhomme picks one for get off the mark as RCB look to rebuild again.

But Hardik strikes for the third time in his third over. Sundar pulls the last ball straight into the hands of Rohit at deep midwicket to make his way back for one.

Three wickets and just two runs off the Hardik over, who has resurrected his figures to 28 for three after an expensive start.

Including the run out of McCullum, Hardik has played a role in all of the last four RCB wickets.
21:21  Mandeep out for 14, RCB 4 down:  

RCB 139-4 (17.1 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


Hardik comes back into the attack as Mandeep picks a single and Kohli also takes one off the third ball.

Hardik then drops short as Mandeep pulls it through square leg for a four.

Bumrah, who has two overs in hand, is called back into the attack. Three singles from the first three balls before Mandeep clubs a length over midwicket for a six and keeps strike with one from the last ball.

Mandeep looks to repeat the dose in the next over as he swings Hardik over the leg side but fails to get the distance and is caught at deep midwicket after scoring 14.
21:09  McCullum out for 37, RCB 3 down:  

RCB 123-3 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


A desperate Mumbai bring back Bumrah, hoping to break this dangerous partnership.

He bowls a good short ball to Kohli, who top edges the pull but it falls safely on the leg side for a single.

Later in the over, there is an appeal for caught behind against Kohli but the umpire is not interested. And Mumbai didn't take the DRS but the UltraEdge later shows that Kohli did get some edge on it.

Kohli gets two runs off the last two balls to get seven from the over.

McClenaghan comes back into the attack as Mumbai finally make the breakthrough. A superb piece of fielding from Hardik helps Mumbai dismiss McCullum, who strokes it straight to the covers and sets off but is caught short by a direct hit.
21:03  McCullum, Kohli get RCB back on track:  

RCB 112-2 (13 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


RCB nearly lose another wicket in the next over. Kohli taps the first ball to point and sets off for a quick single but McCullum is struggling to make his crease. However, Duminy at point misses the direct hit with McCullum (6 from 9 balls) way out of his crease to give the veteran a lifeline.

McCullum then chips down the track as Pandya bowls a high full toss which goes off the edge and hits the thirdman boundary for a six. That is ruled a no-ball for height as RCB are gifted a free hit.

McCullum makes most of the free hit as he shuffles across and scoops the full toss straight back over the wicketkeeper for another six, with Hardik giving away 14 runs from his first two deliveries.

McCullum comes down and has another swing but is beaten before he smashes the next over the covers for a four.

Two singles from the last two balls with Hardik going for 20 in his first over to take the total to 82 for two in 10 overs.

Krunal comes back into the attack. The first ball is pitched up as Kohli brings out his trademark cover drive for a boundary followed by two runs on the leg side.

Three more singles as Krunal concedes nine from his third over.

In the next over, Kohli smashes Markande's first ball for a four before he takes one.

McCullum then takes over as he smashes the leg-spinner for back to boundaries, sweeping him twice through midwicket as RCB go past the 100-run mark, in the 12th over.

Kohli comes down the track and lofts Krunal over long-on for a six before he takes one and McCullum takes one off the last ball.

Krunal goes for eight in his final over to finish with 24 runs from four overs.

RCB are well placed on 112 for two in 13 overs, with McCullum on 33 from 20 balls and Kohli on 23 from 15 balls.
20:42  Vohra out for 45, RCB lose 2nd wicket:  

RCB 62-2 (9 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


A single to Vohra and McCullum before the former slog sweeps Markande over midwicket for a six.

He then tries to sweep the leg-spinner but misses and is given out leg before wicket before Vohra decides to take the DRS.

The impact is on leg stump and the ball is going on to hit the leg stump which means the decision stays as Vohra walks back after a good innings of 45 from 31 balls.

Captain Virat Kohli gets off the mark with a single as RCB reach 62 for two in nine overs.
20:37  RCB struggle after an early wicket:  

RCB 53-1 (8 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya comes into the attack. Vohra plays a nice drive through the covers off the first ball as Pollard at long-off dives full length to his right to stop the boundary and concede just two runs.

He looks to swing it on the leg side but is beaten before he finally connects off the fifth ball for two more runs and then keeps strike with one off the last ball as RCB reach 43 for one in six overs.

Leg-spinner Mayank Markande comes into the attack. Vohra pulls the first ball to deep midwicket for one before Brendon McCullum reverse sweeps the next ball past short thirdman for a four to get off the mark.

A leg bye to McCullum before Vohra picks one off the last ball as RCB reach 50 for one in seven overs.

Krunal bowls another tight over, giving away three runs, including a leg bye, with Mumbai looking to build some pressure.

15 runs from the last three overs, takes RCB to 53 for one in eight overs, with Vohra on 38 from 28 balls and McCullum on five.

The pitch is offering some turn to the spinners as Krunal gets it to turn big and beat McCullum twice in a row.

But they will need to keep the scoreboard moving in the middle overs and ensure that RCB post somewhere around the 160-run mark.
20:24  De Kock out for 7, RCB lose 1st wicket:  

RCB 38-1 (5 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


Duminy comes back as Vohra looks to break the shackles after a slow start. He comes down the track and lofts the off-spinner down the ground over mid-on for a four.

Vohra then carts the next ball straight, this time it carries all the way over long-off for a six.

Vohra on the attack as he heaves Duminy across the line, beating the fielder at midwicket for another four.

Duminy then floats it wide as Vohra plays the inside out lofted shot for another six before he drives the next long-on for a single before de Kock punches it to sweeper cover for another single.

22 runs from Duminy's second over as RCB reach 33 for no loss in four overs, with Vohra stroking 30 from 17 balls and de Kock on three.

McClenaghan comes back as he starts with three dot balls to de Kock, before the left-hander carves it over thirdman for a four.

However, the pacer gets revenge off the last ball as de Kock looks to swing it through the leg side but Rohit Sharma takes a superb low catch, diving forward, after the decision is referred to the third umpire.
20:13  Mumbai elect to bowl vs RCB; Pollard back:  

RCB 11-0 (3 ovs) vs Mumbai | Scorecard


A surprise move from RCB as Quinton de Kock walks out to open the batting with Manan Vohra as the dangerous Brendon McCullum is held back.

Mumbai also make a surprising choice with the ball as part-time off-spinner JP Duminy is given the new ball.

He starts from round the wicket as Vohra defends the first ball before he sweeps the next over square leg for a six to get off the mark in style.

Vohra walks across the stumps and is hit on the pads but the LBW appeal is turned down and Mumbai decide against taking the DRS.

He sweeps the first ball but can't beat the short fine leg fielder before Duminy turns the last ball a long way as Vohra chips it on the leg side, trying to flick it, but it falls safely.

Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the second over. Quinton de Kock gets off the mark with a single from the first ball before Vohra is beaten by one that slants across him as he tries to flick it.

Vohra then is deceived by the change as he again looks to turn it on the leg side but gets a leading edge before he lofts the next over midwicket for a single to the fielder in the deep.

Two singles from the over as Mumbai keep it tight at the start.

Just a single over for Duminy with the new ball as Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.

He makes a tidy start, giving away just three singles as RCB struggle to 11 for no loss in three overs.
19:52  Mumbai elect to bowl vs RCB; Pollard back:  

Check out the playing XIs of the two teams:


Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Virat Kohli (captain), Quinton de Kock (w/k), Brendon McCullum, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Washington Sundar, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Mumbai Indians:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (w/k), Jean-Paul Duminy, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

19:37  Mumbai win toss, elect to bowl vs RCB:   Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has won the toss and elected to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.

Mumbai have made one change as veteran Kieron Pollard replaces Evin Lewis, who has been ruled out with some illness.

The Virat Kohli-led RCB also made a change as leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin makes way for off-spinner Sundar Washington.

Batting mainstay AB de Villiers has still not recovered from his illness and continues to miss out.
19:12  IPL updates: Struggling Mumbai, RCB in battle for survival:  Welcome to the 31st match of the Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.

Struggling Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will fight for survival when they lock horns at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.

Having beaten Chennai Super Kings at their adopted home ground in Pune, Mumbai Indians, despite the heartbreaking back-to-back defeats at the hands of CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders in their backyard, have their tails up and the confidence to take on the strong Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up, which has the likes of Virat Kohli and Brendon McCullum.

RCB, though, will have to play out of their skins to stay in the competition.

It's been an almost identical journey for both teams so far. Mumbai and Bangalore have just two victories from seven matches each, but the visitors are ahead, in sixth place, on the points table due to a better net run-rate.

RCB are struggling at seventh position after two wins and five defeats.

They will be praying for the return of A B de Villiers, who did not play the last game due to fever. The South African star is in prime form this season, having smashed 68 off 30 balls against CSK and single-handedly demolished Delhi Daredevils with an unbeaten 39-ball 90. 

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