Mumbai Indians won the first game after two defeats by beating Bangalore by six wickets. RCB scored 170/7 in 20 over which Mumbai chased down in 18 overs with Rohit Sharma scoring 62 and Kieron Pollard with a 40* off 19.
As it happened
2330 hrs IST: Finally a win for Mumbai! They beat Bangalore by 6 wickets. Pollard hits 40* off 19 balls
More trouble for #RCB in defending a target. But will need to stay with Richardson.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 20 April 2016
2327 hrs IST: SIX! Another one from Pollard. MI almost there
2323 hrs IST: SIX! SIX! Consecutive from Pollard. He is taking the game away from RCB
2319 hrs IST: WICKET! Jos Buttler is gone. Caught at short third-man
2315 hrs IST: SIX and SIX from Jos Buttler. Both down the ground
2305 hrs IST: Watson goes for 13 runs
2255 hrs IST: Abdulla takes his second wicket. Rohit Sharma walks back
2247 hrs IST: Abdulla gives RCB a much needed break through. Rayudu departs at 31
2240 hrs IST: Harshal Patel asked to bowl the tenth over
2237 hrs IST: MI have picked up after the shaky start. They are 65/1 after 8 overs
2231 hrs IST: Rohit brings up the fifty partnership with a SIX! MI 59/1
2224 hrs IST: Mumbai are 51/1 after the powerplay
2219 hrs IST: Rohit and Rayudu pair building up Mumbai’s innings. Mumbai 43-1
2216 hrs IST: Rohit just hits that effortlessly over midwicket for a SIX!
2210 hrs IST: RCB not letting Mumbai batsmen ease up. MI 18-1 in 3.1 overs
2200 hrs IST: Parthiv departs. RCB get a early break through. MI 6/1
2155 hrs IST: Rohit Sharma promotes himself alongside Parthiv Patel. Aaron to bowl first over.
2142 hrs IST: Last ball of the inning and just a single from it. Royal Challengers Bangalore close on 170/7.
2140 hrs IST: Stuart Binny goes first ball trying to go for a big one.
2139 hrs IST: Sarfaraz tried to scoop it beyond the third man fielder but can’t get the distance. Taken by Pandya and he goes for 28 from 18.
2138 hrs IST: Sarfaraz continues unphased. SIX!
2138 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Head departs. Harbhajan with a good throw at the batsman’s end and gone!
2134 hrs IST: This time it is Sarfaraz who capitalises on McClenaghan’s slower short ball. Pulled for a six!
2133 hrs IST: SIX! That’s hit miles away. Slower ball by McClenaghan and Head smacks it on to the score screen!
2123 hrs IST: Three overs left to be played. Sarfaraz Khan and Travis Head creating stability as RCB reach reach 134/4 but need big runs from now on.
2057 hrs IST: 12 over gone and RCB reach 96/3
2052 hrs IST: WICKET! AB is also gone. Stumped
2049 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli is caught at long-off
2045 hrs IST: SIX! AB goes over mid-wicket. Clears the ropes. Just
2043 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya the new bowler. He has to bowl the 10th over
2042 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh bowls a loose over. 13 off it
2039 hrs IST: K Pandya goes for 10 runs off his over. RCB 66/1
2035 hrs IST: K Pandya to bowl the eighth over
2032 hrs IST: A late decision to call for the time-out
2031 hrs IST: Four to end the over. RCB 56/1 after 7 overs
2028 hrs IST: MIX-UP! AB de Villiers sets off for a single with Virat Kohli backing up. Rohit Sharma quickly throws it to Harbhajan Singh. AB turns back to return to crease after being halfway down. Harbhajan didn’t reaslise that AB was out of the crease. Late to throw to Parthiv. Dive saves AB
2027 hrs IST: Bangalore are 49/1 after the powerplay
2024 hrs IST: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the sixth and final over of powerplay
2023 hrs IST: RCB have picked up after the shaky start. They are 41/1 after 5 overs
2018 hrs IST: AB de Villiers is the new man in for RCB
2016 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul wanted to run it down the third man but edges it to slips. McClenaghan with the kast laugh
2014 hrs IST: Once again! Short and pacy from McClenagha and KL Rahul plays an upper cut over keeper’s head for six
2013 hrs IST: SIX! KL Rahul, expecting the short ball from McClenaghan, gives himself room and sends it over covers for a big six
2012 hrs IST: Bouncer from Southee and it is over the keeper’s head for a four. RCB 15/0 after 3 overs
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 20 April 2016
2010 hrs IST: A flick past the short fine-leg for four by Kohli
2008 hrs IST: Tim Southee to Virat Kohli, again
Kohli vs Southee…THE Contest. #MIvRCB
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 20 April 2016
2006 hrs IST: And KL Rahul drops his writs to the next bouncer. Only 2 runs off the over
2004 hrs IST: Mitchell McClenaghan welcomes KL Rahul to IPL with an nasty bouncer. On the helmet and Rahul clearly shaken
2002 hrs IST: An excellent ball from Tim Southee that shapes away from Virat Kohli, missing the outside-edge
2000 hrs IST: KL Rahul off the mark with a fluent cover-drive
1958 hrs IST: The new RCB opening pair of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul walk out to the middle
1934 hrs IST: Players in for RCB – Trvais Head, Stuart Binny, Iqbal Abdulla, Kane Richardson, Varun Aaron, KL Rahul
Players out for RCB: Chris Gayle, Parvez Rasool, Yuzvender Chahal, David Wiese, S Aravind, Kedar Jadhav
1932 hrs IST: Actually, there are 6 changes to the RCB side
1930 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard returns for Mumbai while Bangalore have made five changes to their team
1929 hrs IST: TOSS – Mumbai Indians win toss and elect to, as has been the trend, bowl first against Royal Challengers Bangalore
1927 hrs IST: Toss time in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma for Mumbai and Virat Kohli for Bangalore out in the middle
THREE WEEKS have passed now but you still struggle to recall it without a chuckle. But the last time Virat Kohli was at the Wankhede Stadium—his last act anyway—he was bowling the final over of a World T20 semi-final and getting smashed for a massive Andre Russell six to signal the end of India’s campaign. At least, on Wednesday, it’s unlikely that the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper will have to worry about taking the ball in his hand.
Mumbai Indians head coach Ricky Ponting on Tuesday rued that his side have not played to their full potential so far in the IPL but said they can make a quick turnout if they maintain a high level of performance throughout 40 overs of a match.
Young Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Sarfaraz Khan has been advised to play as per the match situation by captain Virat Kohli.