Sun, 19 April 2015
IPL Live! Mumbai beat RCB by 18 runs to register their first win

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Riding high on two magnificent half-centuries from Unmukt Chand and Lendl Simmons, coupled with some disciplined bowling from the bowlers, Mumbai Indians have finally registered their first win of the tournament with a 18 runs win over RCB. 

After putting up a massive score of 209-7, Mumbai bowlers didn't allow Chris Gayle and Co. get off to a flier. 

RCB could only manage 191-7 from 20 overs, with David Wiese top scoring with an unbeaten 47.

Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the bowlers who stifled RCB batsmen and eventually got the prized wicket of Gayle. 

AB de Villiers did produce fireworks but couldn't last the distance and was dismissed for 41. 
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David Wiese is still keeping RCB hopes alive with an array of boundaries. 

Wiese who comes in with a bit of a reputation of a bit hitter took his attack on Mitchell McClenaghan

Havng said that its still an uphill climb for the home team, requiring 35 runs off 12 balls. 

Wiese is on 38 off 17 balls, while Iqbal Abdullah is on 15.
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RCB graph has suddenly picked up courtesy off an onslaught from AB de Villiers. 

The home team, who looked down and out had a semblance of a chance in the game courtesy of a whirlwind innings from De Villiers. 

He however, isn't getting much support from the other end as wickets are tumbling from the other end. 

The latest being Rilee Rossouw, who was castled by Harbhajan Singh for nought. 

David Wiese got of the mark with a boundary down the leg side. 

But as we speak, Jasprit Bumrah had De Villiers walking back for 41 after he was caught by Kieron Pollard.

RCB were 125-6 in 14.2 overs.
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Mitchell McClenaghan strikes a much-important blow as he had RCB skipper Virat Kohli caught at sweeper cover for 18. 

Kohli, who was under pressure to up the tempo failed to get one over the ropes and was caught by Ambati Rayudu. 

RCB were 76-3 after 11 overs. AB de Villiers, who has just come in smashed a six and two boundaries  and is on 14, while Dinesh Karthik is on 5.
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Harbhajan Singh strikes the big blow was he castles Chris Gayle for 10. 

Gayle, who was dropped twice in his short stay, went for a slog only to miss it as the ball crashed onto his middle and off stump. 

RCB were 49-2.
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Just when Royal Challengers Bangalore seemed to have got off to a good start, Harbhajan strikes for Mumbai as he castled Manvinder Bisla for 20. 

Bisla who had hit a six and a boudary early in the over, tried to repeat the stroke, only to be beaten by a quicker one from Bhajji as the ball crashed on to his middle and leg stump. 

RCB were 26-1 after 5 overs. 
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Manvinder Bisla gets off the mark with a boundary -- giving Mitchell McClenaghan giving some room to smash it through covers. 

Bisla then clips off his pads for the second boundary off the over. 

At the end of 3 overs RCB were 12-0. 
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Lasith Malinga to bowl the second over for Mumbai with Chris Gayle on strike. 

Malinga has been on the mark to bowl the first maiden of the day with brilliant line and length. 

In the chase RCB were 4-0.
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Quick-fire half-centuries from Unmukt Chand and Lendl Simmons have powered Mumbai to 209-7 after being put into bat first by Virat Kohli at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

Mumbai got of to their best start of the tournament as Pathiv Patel and Simmons put on 47 runs. 

Simmons and Chand further improved the stand with another 72-runs stand. 

In the process, Simmons brought up his half-century. After Simmons' dismissal Rohit Sharma took on the bowling smashing bowlers to all corners. 

David Wiese then struck gold for RCB, picking up three wickets in one over to pull Mumbai back to some bit.    
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Unmukt Chand smoked a 33-ball half-century as Mumbai continue to build towards a strong total. 

Chand who looked busy right from the on set and smashing all bowlers round the park. 

Mumbai have up the tempo with the arrival of Rohit Sharma too who too has been off to a great start. 

Mumbai were 184-3 after 18 overs   
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Yuzvendra Chahal strikes at a crucial time as he removes well set Lendl Simmons, who was looking ominous. 

Simmons looking to hit one out of the ground once again, got a top-edge and was safely pouched by Varun Aaron at fine-leg. 

Mumbai were 120-2
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Unmukt Chand, who came in after Parthiv Patel, has got off to a really good start. He welcomed Yuzvendra Chahal with a boundary through point. 

He then smashed Chahal for a huge six through midwicket as Mumbai motored along. 

Meanwhile Lendl Simmons completed his half-century in just 36 balls with a single off Chahal as Mumbai were 101-1.

Simmons is on 51, while Chand is on 28.
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This has been arguably the best start for Mumbai in IPL so far. RCB bowlers Varun Aaron and Abu Nechim has been expensive. 

David Wiese introduced now. Mumbai collects a single -- courtesy of a leg bye. 

Wiese strikes in his opening over itself as he castles Parthiv Patel for 12. 

Patel was done in by a slower one as he dragged one back on to his stumps. 

Mumbai were 48-1 after 6 overs.
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Just one over for Iqbal Abdullah. Abu Nechim in now. 

Pathiv clips one off his pads for his first boundary. He follows it with a pull shot for the second boundary off the over. 

Nehchim bowls a beauty -- close call fro Parthiv. 

At the end of 3 overs, Mumbai were 23-0.
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Mumbai Openers Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel are out in the middle and looks like RCB will open with spin. 

First up from Iqbal Abdullah is a gentle one as Simmons pushes down long off for a single. 

Parthiv too gets off the mark with a single. 

Just two runs from the over as Mumbai were 2-0 after 1. 
RCB have made four changes to their side with Iqbal Abdullah, David Wiese, Rilee Rossouw and Manvinder Bisla coming in for Darren Sammy, Sean Abbott, Harshal Patel and Mandeep Singh. 

Mumbai have made three changes -- Corey Anderson is injured so Mitchell McClenaghan gets his first game, while Unmukt Chand replaces Vinay Kumar.
Welcome to the updates of the second of the day between Mumbai Indians and Royal  Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore. 

Mumbai are looking to register their first win, while RCB will look to register their second win of IPL. 

The news from the middle is that RCB has won the toss and have elected to bowl first. 

Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma too reckons he would have liked to bowl first. 

Both teams have made several changes to their side. 

Rajasthan: 157-2 (18.2 overs)
Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

At the second strategic timeout (after 16 overs), Rajasthan have made 144 without loss, needing just 13 to win. 

Jadeja strikes in the first ball after resumption, castling Watson (73). 

The Rajasthan captain's 47-ball innings was inclusive of six hits to the fence and four over it and he helped Rahane add 144 (off just 97 balls) for the opening wicket. 

Steve Smith (6) replaces his captain with only the formalities left in the game. He offers Bravo a simple return catch in the penultimate over.  

Rajasthan complete the formality, winning with 10 balls to spare. 

Rahane remains unbeaten on seven as Rajasthan register their fifth straight win of the season, and inflict on Chennai their first defeat of the season. 

Rajasthan: 138-0 (15 overs)
Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

Bravo's second over is expensive again, 13 runs coming off it, with Rahane hitting a six over the cow corner and following it up with a boundary towards backward square leg. 

The Rajasthan openers have made a mockery of the Chennai bowling attack this evening. 

This is now the highest partnership, for any wicket, in the IPL.

Rajasthan: 112-0 (12.2 overs)
Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

Ravindra Jadeja is handed the ball immediately after the breather. Four off his first over and 16 off his second, with Watson hitting successive sixes. 

R Ashwin's second over is also expensive, 15 coming off it. 

Dwayne Bravo goes for 16 in his first, Watson hitting a six over long-on to complete his fifty in his first game this season. 

Rajasthan also get past the 100-run mark in that over, the 12th of their innings. 

A couple off Nehra helps Rahane complete another well-deserved half century.

Rajasthan: 47-0 (6 overs)
Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

Mohit Sharma to bowl the fourth over. Rahane smashes the second ball over midwicket for a huge six. Watson also finds the fence as 12 runs come off the over. 

Nehra replaces Pandey (2-0-12-0) in the fifth over. Rahane mishits the first ball but still finds the boundary. He also hits a boundary off the last ball, that costs Chennai 10 runs. 

Rajasthan: 19-0 (3 overs)
Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

Rahane and Watson to open the batting for Rajasthan and it will be Ishwar Pandey first up for Chennai. Just a single off it. 

Ashish Nehra to bowl the second over. Rahane welcomes him with a boundary, a flowing off-drive. Seven runs off the over.

Rahane also hits the first ball of Pandey's second over to the fence, the shot helping him replace the orange cap. Watson also gets a boundary as 10 runs come off the over.

Chennai: 156-4 (20 overs)

Faulkner (4-0-26-1) to bowl the penultimate over. Nine off it and Karun Nair puts down Bravo (on 54).

Morris (4-0-19-1) to bowl the final over. He gives away just seven runs as Rajasthan restrict Chennai to 156 for four. 

Bravo remains unbeaten on 62 and Dhoni on 31, the two having added 91 runs (off 55 balls) for the fifth wicket.

Rajasthan have done a good job with the ball.

Chennai: 139-4 (18 overs)

Dhoni and Bravo are purring together a much-needed partnership for Chennai. However, Rajasthan have managed to check the scoring rate till the 16-over mark. Time for the second strategic time-out. Chennai 113 for four with four overs left. 

A boundary by Bravo, off Watson in the first ball after resumption, helps raise the 50-run partnership for the fifth wicket. 

Tambe to bowl the 18th over. Bravo hits the first ball to the fence. He gets another boundary, followed by a six, off the fourth and fifth balls. A single off the last ball helps Bravo complete a well-deserved fifty.

Chennai: 100-4 (14 overs)

Stuart Binny replaces Ankit (3-0-23-1) in the attack in the 11th over. He gives away five runs, with Dhoni finding the fence. 

Shane Watson to bowl the 12th over, replacing Faulkner (2-0-11-1). Bravo helps himself to successive boundaries as 11 come off the over. 

A boundary by Dhoni, off Hooda, helps Chennai reach the 100-run mark in the 14th over. 

Chennai: 68-4 (10 overs)

Tambe's second over costs Rajasthan eight runs, with Bravo finding the fence. In the next over by Ankit, Smith first smashes a huge six before hitting the next to the leg side fence. 

Faulkner strikes with the first ball of his second over, the first after timeout, taking the vital wicket of Smith (40). An inside edge does the trick and a set batsman is dismissed.

MS Dhoni comes out to bat with his team in all sorts of trouble. 

Chennai: 40-3 (7 overs)

Fourth bowling change in the first four overs for Rajasthan. Deepak Hooda to bowl. Smith helps himself to successive boundaries of the first two balls. 

Morris returns to have Suresh Raina (1) caught behind and then takes a spectacular catch at long-off, off Ankit, to cut short Faf du Plessis' (1) innings. 

Dwayne Bravo is the new man in. 

Chennai: 17-1 (3 overs)

Pravin Tambe to bowl the third over. McCullum smashes the first ball past the bowler for a boundary. 

Tambe has the last laugh though, having McCullum (12) caught by Faulkner at midwicket.

Suresh Raina is the new man in.

Chennai: 11-0 (2 overs)

Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith open the batting for Chennai and it will be Ankit Sharma first up for Rajasthan. McCullum hits a couple of boundaries as nine runs come off the over. 

Chris Morris to bowl the second over. Just two runs off it.


Good afternoon and welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. 

The news is that Chennai has won the toss and will bat first. 

Shane Watson is back as the captain for Rajasthan while Chennai stay unchanged.