Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered their third defeat in four matches after losing by 4 wickets to Mumbai Indians. RCB could not have asked for a better start to their defence of 142/5 total as Samuel Badree picked up the first hat-trick of IPL 2017. The West Indian, playing his first game of this season, dismissed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma to complete the feat. But Kieron Pollard had other ideas. He hit a 47-ball 70 and with Krunal Pandya put his team on the verge of victory which was sealed by a six from Hardik Pandya. Batting first Bangalore were well place after captain Virat Kohli’s fifty but lost their way in the death overs to post only 142/5.
IPL 2017: RCB vs MI Highlights
1928 hrs IST: What a finish! Hardik Pandya has cleared the long-on boundary and that is it for Mumbai. They win the match by 4 wickets after being 33 for loss of five wickets
1924 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians need 10 runs off the final two overs. Pandya on strike as Mills comes on to bowl his final over. Pandya starts the new over with a six
1922 hrs IST: Two bad deliveries from Chahal and Mumbai pick seven runs off them. Brilliant running and they needed 11 off 14 now
1919 hrs IST: WICKET! Pollard tries to do it again but this time skies it. Is caught in the deep by AB de Villiers. Bangalore crowd has gone “RCB, RCB”
1918 hrs IST: SIX! Pollard takes Chahal out of the park. What a shot down the wicket. Mumbai needed it
1916 hrs IST: Aravind finishes with a dot ball. 10 runs from the 17th over. Mumbai need 23 off the 18 balls. Pollard and Pandya still out in the middle
1912 hrs IST: Pawan Negis is taken to the cleaners again! Six off the final ball. Pollard is tuning on the heat in Bangalore. Mumbai need 33 off 24 balls
1910 hrs IST: FIFTY! A half-century fir Pollard and what a time to bring it up. Mumbai needed it. Pollard with a straight six into the sightscreen.
1904 hrs IST: Four off the final delivery off the Mills over as Pollard flicks it to the leg-side boundary. Mumbai need 52 runs off the final 5 over but before that, time for strategic timeout!
1902 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya picks up a slower delivery from Mills early and creams it through covers for four! Brilliant shot and a much needed four for MI
1858 hrs IST: Pollard clears the square boundary off the final ball and it is 80 for the loss of five wickets after 14 overs. Mumbai need 63 off 6 overs now
1855 hrs IST: Five runs off the 13th over. Mumbai are now 70 for the loss of five wickets. They need 73 more runs off 42 balls. Pawan Negi to bowl next
1845 hrs IST: Six runs from the Mills over and Mumbai are 54 for the loss of five wickets. Pandya and Pollard have a big task at hand to get Mumbai over the line
1840 hrs IST: A good end to the tenth over by Mumbai Indians as Krunal Pandya hits it for a straight six. Brilliant shot. They are 48 for five after 10 overs
1833 hrs IST: Nine overs bowled. Mumbai Indians are 37 for the loss of five wickets and we have the first strategic time out in this match
Samuel Badree finishes his spell: 4-1-9-4. What a start to a new IPL season for the West Indian
1828 hrs IST: WICKET! Samuel Badree has a fourth wicket to his name. Nitish Rana tries to cut but it is in the air and is caught at backward point! What a sensational spell from Badree
1821 hrs IST: Pollard welcomes Chahal into the attack with straight six. Brilliant shot to start the over. Can they make it big and ease some pressure?
1820 hrs IST: Another top over from Badree! Only three runs. Yuzvender Chahal will begin his spell in this match. Pollard on strike
1816 hrs IST: Badree to continue. He is bowling his third over. He has given only four runs and has a maiden over as well. Pollard on strike
1811 hrs IST: Four overs gone and Mumbai Indians are 10 for the loss of four wickets. Tymal Mills to bowl now for Bangalore
1805 hrs IST: Eight for four! Mumbai Indians are in all sorts of trouble. Badree has hit them hard here. Pollard and Nitish Rana are the two players on the field
1800 hrs IST: HAT-TRICK! Samurl Badree takes the first hat-trick of IPL 2017. 15th time this has happened in Indian Premier League. What a debut in IPL 2017 for Badree
1758 hrs IST: WICKET! Gayle takes another catch and Mumbai Indians lose their openers. Badree pitches it up to Parthiv who tries to drive it on the up but is caught at covers
1756 hrs IST: WICKET! Stuart Binny draws first blood for RCB. Jos Buttler is caught at square-leg after his flick goes in the air
1751 hrs IST: A decent over from Badree first up. Only four runs in that over for Mumbai. Stuart Binny will bowl the second over
1745 hrs IST: Samuel Badree will open the bowling for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel open the batting
1730 hrs IST: A horrible last five overs for RCB as they manage only 32 runs and make only 142/5 in the 20 overs. No boundaries in the last five overs for them
1722 hrs IST: WICKET! McClenaghan now bowls Mandeep Singh. Bangalore are once again losing the plot and way in the death overs.
1721 hrs IST: WICKET! The free-hit has resulted in a wicket for Mumbai! Jadhav was backing up a long way and he fails to return as Bumrah collects the ball in follow through and hits the wicket with a direct throw!
1719 hrs IST: Free hit for RCB as Bumrah bowls a above the waist full toss. Negi on strike! Jadhav took the single off the no-ball
1715 hrs IST: Pawan Negi is sent up the order to score some big hits but that is not happening. RCB are 119 for the loss of three wickets with three overs remaining.
1713 hrs IST: WICKET! Big wicket for Mumbai as AB departs. A brilliant one-handed grab from Rohit at covers. AB checking his shot at the last moment and Rohit dives towards his left to take the catch. Krunal has now dismissed AB three times
1711 hrs IST: 16 overs bowled in the Bangalore innings and they are 116 for the loss of two wickets. 24 balls remaining. Can AB and Jadhav take them to a big total?
1706 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli has played a shot too good for the sweeper cover. Caught by Buttler on the second attempt. Out for 62. Timeout!
1704 hrs IST: Five overs remaining in the innings for Bangalore. They are 110 for the loss of one wicket. Kohli and De Villiers going strong
1702 hrs IST: Kohli is shifting gears! Dealing in boundaries now. Brilliant batting from the RCB captain as he takes on the bowlers
1659 hrs IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli has a half-century on return and he gets there with a six over long-off. Unstoppable
1657 hrs IST: Bumrah replaces Hardik now. RCB need some quick runs. Seven overs remaining in the innings for them
1654 hrs IST: Dropped! Buttler has put down AB de Villiers. That was a difficult catch as Buttler was running backwards after coming in from the boundary. AB survives
1652 hrs IST: Just the four runs from the 12th over. Hardik is keeping it tight. Bangalore are 76 for the loss of one wicket.
1648 hrs IST: Pandya brother bowling in tandem for Mumbai! Kohli and De Villiers are not attacking the bowlers straightaway
1645 hrs IST: 10 overs gone and at the halfway stage, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 66 for the loss of one wicket. Kohli and AB de Villiers are the crease
1642 hrs IST: WICKET! Gayle tries to go big but Hardik’s short ball takes the outside edge off Gayle’ bat. RCB 63/1
1637 hrs IST: A brilliant spell from Harbhajan. But better from Gayle and Kohli as they see him off. Harbhajan ends with: 4-0-22-0. Strategic time in Bangalore with RCB 62/0 after 9 overs
1633 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh will finish off his overs. He is coming on to ball his fourth. First ball, Kohli smashes it through covers for four!
1628 hrs IST: 50 up for Bangalore in the seventh over as Gayle goes big and clears the straight boundaries. Brilliant shot!
Harbhajan still bowling well to Gayle! He always does.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 14 April 2017
1620 hrs IST: Tidy over from Harbhajan. Just the six runs. RCB are 34 for no loss. Harbhajan has bowled two overs and gone for only seven runs
1617 hrs IST: Shot Gayle! Harbhajan Singh is slightly wide and Gayle cuts it away through the point region for four! Good start to the over
1616 hrs IST: A shout for a caught behind against Kohli by McCleghan but the umpire is not interest. Bangalore are 28 for no loss after four overs
1610 hrs IST: And there is no stopping the man! Kohli, after a couple on the second ball, goes four and four! THrough the leg-side, picking his spot early
1607 hrs IST: Welcome back Kohli! He takes on Tim Southee and steers him clear off the long on fence for a six. Brilliant shot that
1559 hrs IST: Live action in Bangalore. Tim Southee to bowl to Chris Gayle. Big match for him as he returns to the playing XI. Virat Kohli is the other end
1534 hrs IST: For MI, Tim Southee replaces Lasith Malinga. For Bangalore, Chris Gayle and Samuel Badree find a place in RCB’s playing XI.
1530 hrs IST: TOSS! Mumbai Indians win the toss and elect to bowl first. Virat Kohli back into the playing XI for RCB
1527 hrs IST: We are moments away from the toss. It will be important to see whether Chris Gayle will find a place in RCB’s playing XI. He is the only player to win the ‘Orange Cap’ twice in the history of IPL
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) 14 April 2017
1523 hrs IST: In their previous match at Chinnaswamy, crowd were entertained with AB de Villiers quickfire 89 off 46 balls. Unfortunately, the total was not enough for the hosts to defend against Kings XI Punjab as they lost by eight wickets.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 14 April 2017
1517 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of RCB vs Mumbai Indians. Mumbai will be hoping to continue their winning momentum. MI have won 86% of their seven matches against Bangalore at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.