Mon, 15 April 2019
IPL: Mumbai win by 5 wickets

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23:40   IPL: Mumbai win by 5 wickets

Mumbai 172-5 (19 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Pawan Negi bowls the penultimate over. Hardik swings and misses. Hardik made his intentions clear. Slams a powerful six! Backs with a boundary through the extra cover. Oh no for Bangalore, another four. And that's not enough, it is a huge six! Negi under pressure, bowls a wide. Scores levelled. Hardik hits the winning runs. Pollard for once just had to witness. 22 runs from the over. Mumbai 172-5.
23:33   IPL: Mumbai need 22 runs from 12 balls

Mumbai 150-5 (18 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Siraj is attack. Krunal steals a single. Hardik slams a boundary. Siraj is bowling too wide. Siraj strikes! Krunal tries to play a big shot and finds a substitute fielder Milind Kumar at at deep midwicket. Krunal gone for 11 off 21 balls. Pollard is the new batsman at non-striker's end. Siraj bowls another wide. Single to end the over.
23:26   IPL: Mumbai need 31 runs from 18 balls

Mumbai 141-4 (17 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) |  Scorecard 

Mumbai need 41 runs from 24 balls. Saina has the ball, Hardik hammers the ball to the boundary. He is bowling very well. Hardik is beaten. Two more single. And boundary to end the over. 10 runs from the over.
23:19   IPL: Chahal strikes again, Mumbai lose 4th wicket

Mumbai 131-4 (16 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) |  Scorecard 

Pawan Negi is back. Dot ball to Suryakumar. Next delivery is slammed for four runs. Eight runs from the over. 

Chahal continues. No run to Suryakumar. He then takes a couple of runs. Chahal strikes! Suryakumar tries to go for big shots. But Saini is there at boundary to take a simple catch. Suryakumar walks scoring 29 off 23 balls. Krunal Pandya is out there after the strategic time out. Both Pandya brothers at the crease. Single to end the over. Four runs and a wicket from the over.

Mumbai 119-3 (14 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Chahal continues. Hardik takes a single. Surkyakumar on strike and slams the ball for four runs to deep square leg. Just six runs from the over. 

Suryakumar faces Ali. Takes a single. They rotate the strike. Then there is a huge appeal, umpire not interested. Bangalore doesn't go for DRS. Just three runs from the over.
23:09   IPL: Chahal dismisses Kishan, Mumbai 3 down

Mumbai 110-3 (12 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Chahal has the ball now. Suryakumar Yadav takes single and Kishan on strike. Kishan hammers a six over deep mid wicket. He tries to come out and goes after the bowler. Brilliant stumping from Parthiv Patel. Kishan gone scoring 21 off 9 balls. His brilliant innings come to an end. Hardik Pandya is the new batsman. He ends the over with a boundary. 11 runs and a wicket from the over. Mumbai 108-3.

Moeen Ali continues. He is bowling wonderfully. He is getting the turns. Just two runs off the over.

Mumbai 97-2 (10 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Negi continues. Suryakumar takes a single. Next delivery hits Kishan's pads. The youngster goes on to hit two back-to-back sixes! 14 runs from the over. Mumbai 87-2 after 9 overs. 

Ali continues. Will he strike again? Kishan plays safe to take a single. Ishan Kishan is on fire. After running two quick singles, he hammers a huge six. 10 runs from the over.
22:44   IPL: Moeen strikes twice, scalps Rohit and de Kock

Mumbai 73-2 (8 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Moeen Ali had made the difference. Traps de Kock for LBW. He got his man. De Kock gone for 40 off 26 balls. Two big wickets in this over. Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav are new batsmen.
22:37   IPL: Moeen Ali strikes, Rohit out for 28

Mumbai 70-1 (7.1 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

These two batsmen look in menacing form. Siraj bowls a dot ball and then Rohit sends the second delivery for four runs through the covers. Rohit takes a single. Quinton de Kock on strike and he hammers a huge six into the stands. Single to end the over. Mumbai 67-0 after 6 overs. 

Kohli introduces spin. Pawan Negi has the ball now. Starts with a dot ball. Rohit takes a single. De Kock on strike, CLOSE! Negi making the ball spin. Just three runs from the over. Bangalore need wickets now.

Moeen Ali in attack now. And strikes! Rohit bowled! Has to walk, gone for 28 off 19 balls.
22:24   IPL: 50 comes up for Mumbai

Mumbai 54-0 (5 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) |  Scorecard 

Kohli brings in Chahal. De Kock takes a couple. He does well to bowls two dot balls. But de Kock unleashes the ball to clear square leg boundary. Two dot balls to end the over. Six runs from the over.
22:19   IPL: Bangalore bowlers taken to cleaners

Mumbai 48-0 (4 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Yadav continues. De Kock hammers it though the covers for four runs. De Kock is lucky to survive, the ball nearly misses the stumps. The South African slams the next delivery to the ropes. There is no stopping him, hammers a huge huge six over deep square leg. Two runs to end the over. 16 runs from that over. Good over for Mumbai. After 3 overs, the hosts are 36-0. 

Mohammed Siraj is the new bowler. Rohit pushes the ball back to the bowler. The next delivery is sent for a huge six over point. A couple of singles and four runs to end the over. 12 runs from the over. Another good over for the hosts.
22:10   IPL: Mumbai off to a flying start

Mumbai 20-0 ( 2 Ovs) vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle. de Kock faces Umesh Yadav. Umpire called wide. Bowls three dot balls. The next delivery races towards mid-on boundary. And de Kock is off to a flying start. Short ball from Yadav and de Kock slams it for another four runs. Dot ball to end the over. Nine runs from the over. Mumbai 9-0 after the first over. 

Navdeep Saini comes form the other end. Sharma on strike, called wide. The next delivery is hammered for six over the fine leg. After a couple of singles, dot ball to end the over. 11 runs from the over.
21:47   IPL: Bangalore set 172 target for Mumbai

Mumbai vs Bangalore 171-7 (20 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Bumrah continues. Nath does well to take a single. AB on strike, finds a gap and hammers the ball for four runs. AB is on fire. Another boundary. Two dot balls. Great pace and AB is beaten. Bumrah bowls a short ball and AB gets hit on his helmet. Single to end the over. 10 runs from the over. Bangalore 162-4 after 19 overs. 

Malinga bowls the last over. Not a good ball from Malinga and AB sends it out in the park for a huge six. Confusion...AB takes single but wants another run. Direct hit from Pollard and AB is walking back. He scored 75 off 51 balls. Pawan Negi is the new batsman. Akashdeep tried to hit a big one but lacks pace. He hit is high up for de kock to take a brilliant catch. The youngster is gone scoring 2 off 3 balls. Negi on strike. Dismissed in the same fashion. De Kock takes another fine catch. Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav are new batsmen. Yadav on strike and steals two quick runs. Bangalore 171 for 7.
21:31   IPL: Malinga strikes, bags two wickets in a over

Mumbai vs Bangalore 152-4 (18 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Malinga has the ball, can he provide the breakthrough? Yes! He has done it! Moeen Ali mis-times the ball and Hardik is right there at square leg to take an easy catch. Ali gone for 50 off 32 balls.  

Marcus Stoinis is the new batsman. AB on strike and he slams the ball into the stands for huge six. Takes a single and puts Stoinis on strike. Malinga has done it again! Stoinis gone for a duck. Malinga bowls a slower ball and Stoinis lofts it to Rohit Sharma who takes a comfortable catch. Akashdeep Nath is the new batsman. Single to end the over.
21:24   IPL: AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali slam half centuries

Mumbai vs Bangalore 144-2 (17 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Bumrah with the ball, can he make a difference here? Misfield from Pollard and with that AB brings up his fifty. Ali on strike and he does well to run two quick singles. Bumrah is surprising the batsmen with his variations. With a single, 50 cimes up for Moeen Ali too. Eight runs from the over.
21:18   IPL: Ali hammers Behrendorff

Mumbai vs Bangalore 136-2 (16 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Rohit finally introduces Krunal Pandya into the attack. He starts with a full toss and Ali sends it to the long-on for a single. After a couple of singles, Ali hammers the last delivery for a huge six over the long on. 1o runs from the over. Bangalore 119-2 after 15 overs. 

Behrendorff is handed the ball by skipper Rohit. AB takes a single. Dot ball and next ball races towards the boundary. Banged for six runs over deep mid wicket! Another six runs to end the over. 17 runs from the over. Huge over for Bangalore.
21:07   IPL: 100 comes up for Bangalore

Mumbai vs Bangalore 109-2 (14 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Malinga is handed the ball now. Rohit wants to break this partnership. For now, AB and Ali happy rotating the strike. AB sends the third delivery for a huge huge six. The crowd backs Malinga now. It is called home advantage. Three more singles added to Bangalore total. 11 runs from the over. Bangalore 97-2 after 13 overs. 

AB faces Chahar, he is getting good turn, no run. The next delivery AB reverse sweeps is sent to the ropes. Takes a single and over to Ali. Six runs! It could have been out but Suryakumar could not take the catch. 12 runs from the over. Bangalore need such overs.

Mumbai vs Bangalore 86-2 (12 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Hardik Pandya continues. AB takes a quick single. After a leg by, de Villiers sends the short ball into the stands for six runs. Few more singles added. 11 runs from the over. Bangalore need such overs. 

De Villiers faces Chahar now. Takes a single. Four more singles from the over. Good over for Mumbai.
20:54   IPL: AB, Moeen Ali steady Bangalore

Mumbai vs Bangalore 70-2 (10 Ovs) | Scorecard

Chahar continues and Ali welcomes him with a six. Chahar is mixing his deliveries with goolies. Four dot balls. Single to end the over. Eight runs form the over.
20:46   IPL: Clever bowling from Mumbai

Mumbai vs Bangalore 62-2 (9 Ovs) | Scorecard

Moeen Ali is the new batsman. Rahul Chahar is handed the ball by Rohit. He is getting good turn. Two dot balls. De Villiers reverse scoops the third delivery for four runs. Takes a single and Moeen Ali on strike. He defends the first delivery and takes single and is off to a start. Five runs from the over. Bangalore 55-2 after 8 overs. 

Hardik continues. Ali is beaten. But does well to take the single off the next delivery. De Villiers gets inside edge and ball races towards the fine-leg boundary. Seven runs from the over. It is time for strategic time out now.
20:38   IPL: Patel out for 28, Bangalore lose 2nd wicket

Mumbai vs Bangalore 49-2 (7 Ovs) | Scorecard

Bumrah continues. Patel steals a single. AB de Villiers on strike now. Two dot balls. Bumrah has been brilliant. This time de Villiers goes after a lose ball. Sends it to the ropes over point. Five runs from the over. Bangalore 4-1 after 6 overs. 

Hardik Pandya is here now. Patel faces the all rounder. Clever batting him Patel. Takes a single and puts AB on strike. These two are rotating the strike. Wicket to end the over! Hardik had done it! Smart delivery and Patel puts it into the hands os Suryakumar Yadav. He walks back scoring 28 off 20 balls.
20:31   IPL: Patel resurrectsBangalore innings

Mumbai vs Bangalore 40-1 (5 Ovs) | Scorecard

Behrendorff continues. Patel slams the ball to square leg boundary. Welcome boundary for Bangalore. Good come back from Behrendorff. Dot ball. The next delivery is sent for six runs! What a bat and ball contest this is! The next delivery is hammered to the ropes. What placement from Patel. Backed with another boundary. Perfect timing from Patel. 19 runs from the over.
20:30   IPL: Good start from Mumbai bowlers

Mumbai vs Bangalore 21-1 (4 Ovs) | Scorecard

AB de Villiers is the new batsman. Parthiv Patel is getting into his groove. Sent the ball over the mid-on boundary. Eight runs and a wicket from the over. At the end of 3 overs, Bangalore 20-1. 

Bumrah is brought into attack now. Patel is struck on the pad but nothing to worry for now. What a beautiful start from Bumrah! Just a single from the over.
20:30   IPL: Behrendorff strikes early, dismisses Kohli
Mumbai vs Bangalore 12-1 (2.1 Ovs) | Scorecard 

Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel walk out. Jason Behrendorff is the bowler. First delivery and Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma's hands goes up in the air. They are appealing for LBW but umpire not interested. Patel takes a single. King Kohli on strike. Poor bowling and Kohli takes full advantage and sends the ball to the boundary over the square leg. Behrendorff does well to contain Kohli. Two dot balls. The next delivery is called wide by the umpire. Single to end the over. At the end of the first over, Bangalore 7-0. 

Malinga starts from the other end. Kohli finds a single. Excellent fielding from Suryakumar Yadav. Saves three runs for his side. Just five runs from the over.

Behrendorff continues and strikes! Edge and big man Kohli gone. Excellent glovework from Quinton de Kock. Kohli scored 8 off 9 balls.
19:56   IPL: Mumbai elect to bowl vs Bangalore

Rohit Sharma won the toss and Mumbai elected to bowl against Virat Kohli's Bangalore.  

For the hosts Mumbai, Malinga replaced the injured Alzarri Joseph. Bangalore are unchanged.May be Kohli is trying the continuity formula to helps his players' confidence.

Playing XI 

Mumbai: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga, Jason Behrendorff

Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Virat Kohli (capt), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini 
19:55   IPL: Can Bangalore spoil Mumbai's party?

Fresh from a much awaited victory, Bangalore will be aiming to maintain winning momentum and spoil Mumbai's party when the two sides face-off in the Indian Premier League, in Mumbai, on Monday. 

On the other hand, after suffering a four wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai would be aiming to get back to winning ways.