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IPL 2016: After bowlers show, Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler muscle MI over the line against RCB

Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in the IPL 2016 contest in Bangalore on Wednesday.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: May 12, 2016 6:21:30 pm
Kieron Pollard smashed 35 off 19 balls to help Mumbai Indians gun down the target. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Mumbai Indians rode on a fine display by the bowlers before Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard and Jos Buttler chased down the 152-run target. With this defeat, RCB now need to win all their remaining matches to stay in contention for play-offs.

Scorecard: RCB vs MI (Click here for FULL SCORES)

As it happened

2335 hrs IST: MI beat RCB by six wickets in Bangalore. (Rayudu 44, Pollard 35*; Aaron 2/26)

2332 hrs IST: SIX! Buttler finishes in style. MI beat RCB by six wickets in Bangalore

2327 hrs IST: Ends the over with a maximum to make it 16 from the six bowled by Jordan. MI 142/4

2326 hrs IST: Four singles off first four balls from Jordan and Buttler hits a SIX off the 5th

2321 hrs IST: WD 6 1 1 4 4 WD *: 18 coming from the Watson over. Pollard clearly easing some pressure there

2320 hrs IST: Pollard picks one off his pads and hits another boundary. MI need 27 off 19 now

2318 hrs IST: Edge and four. Luck’s Pollard’s way. Mumbai now heading towards win

2317 hrs IST: SIX! Pollard goes after Watson again and muscles it over the fence. MI need 37 from 23 balls

2314 hrs IST: He goes for a big hit again, slices but it falls short of Binny who was charging in for the catch

2309 hrs IST: Cheeky! Buttler crafts a crucial boundary for MI

2305 hrs IST: WICKET! AB takes a brilliant catch in the deep to get rid of Rayudu. Aaron picks his second, Mumbai lose their third

2301 hrs IST: Take that! Pollard smashes one to the ropes now. Already 11 from Watson’s first two balls

2300 hrs IST: SIX! Pollard hits one flat, hits it big. Starts the 15th with a maximum

2250 hrs IST: WICKET! Binny takes a blinder in the deep to get rid of Rana. Chahal strikes…MI 79/3

2247 hrs IST: SIX! Rana opens the face at the last moment and helps the Aaron delivery over the fence

2245 hrs IST: SIX! Rayudu goes big and it travels 108m for one of the biggest sixes of the tournament

2242 hrs IST: Equation: MI need 89 from 54 balls. Rayudu and Rana in the middle

2238 hrs IST: Debutant Nitish Rana is the new man in. The southpaw is a clean hitter of the ball and hit the most sixes in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. His 21 were two ahead of Hardik Pandya

2236 hrs IST: The celebration from RCB says it all. Big big wicket for the hosts

2235 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit hits the Aaron delivery straight to AB de Villiers in the deep. MI lose their skipper with the scoreboard reading 60

2230 hrs IST: FIFTY up for MI in the eighth over. Also, FIFTY-run partnership between Rayudu and Rohit, their fourth of the season

2228 hrs IST: Well bowled Jordan! Pushes one wide and Rayudu could only mistime it for a single

2227 hrs IST: And, he oversteps now. Lottery for Rayudu now. Is this the over MI were looking for after the powerplay?

2226 hrs IST: Jordan into the attack, gives Rohit room outside off and the right-hander drives it handsomely into the gap

2223 hrs IST: Chahal into the attack after the powerplay. His overs would be crucial here for the RCB. Not enough runs to play with, they need wickets

2218 hrs IST: That’s the end of the powerplay. Mumbai Indians 39/1. Rayudu and Rohit in the middle for the visitors

2217 hrs IST: SIX! Rayudu goes straight and it goes the distance. Making full use of the field restrictions

2213 hrs IST: 7 runs off the 4th over

2208 hrs IST: Good comeback from Jordan after the two early fours. MI 16/1 after 3 overs

2202 hrs IST: Aravind costs 2 runs for RCB. Mumbai 4/1 after 2 overs

2159 hrs IST: WICKET! Patel is gone. Aravind strikes first ball. Watson at slips takes the catch

2158 hrs IST: Binny gives only two runs off the over and MI are 2/0

2154 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel and Rohit Sharma to begin the chase for Mumbai

2137 hrs IST: RCB finish with 151/4. KL rahul unbeaten on 68

2130 hrs IST: Bumrah costs only 7 runs from the 19th over. RCB 138/4

2125 hrs IST: 6 1lb 0 6 6 4 – Bangalore are 131/4 after 18 overs. Some hitting by Sachin Baby

2121 hrs IST: 17 overs gone and RCB are 108/4. What will they score?

2117 hrs IST: FIFTY! KL Rahul gets to another fifty. His third in a row

2116 hrs IST: 16 overs done and Bangalore are 101/4

2112 hrs IST: WICKET! Watson takes on Rohit Sharma’s arm but he hits it direct. Watson is gone

2108 hrs IST: 15 overs gone and RCB are 90/3

2107 hrs IST: McClenaghan stuns KL Rahul with a stinging bouncer. Rahul replies with a four and a six

2103 hrs IST: Southee costs seven runs off the over but RCB need more

2059 hrs IST: Southee to bowl to Rahul after the time-out

2056 hrs IST: Time for the time-out as RCB reach 69/3 after 13 overs

2052 hrs IST: Harbhajan with another exceptional over. 4 runs off it

2048 hrs IST: 2 runs off the over. 11 overs done and RCB are 62/3

2046 hrs IST: WICKET! Pandya strikes. AB de Villiers is cramped for room as he tries to pull. Straight to deep mid-wicket

2044 hrs IST: 11 runs off the 10th over and RCB are getting a more on. They are 60/2

2040 hrs IST: 12 off the Bumrah over. Rahul with some facinating shots

2036 hrs IST: Harbhajan Singh bowls the eighth over and goes for only eight runs

2029 hrs IST: Krunal Pandya’s second over costs 8 runs, RCB 33/2 after 7 overs. Time for the time-out

2026 hrs IST: Mitchell McClenaghan has just once again bowled an exceptional over. Mumbai dominating the powerplay and Bangalore are 25/2 at the end of the six over

2022 hrs IST: Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the last over of the powerplay

2021 hrs IST: Excellent over. 2 runs off it and RCB are struggling

2018 hrs IST: Spin introduced in the 5th over. Krunal Pandya

2016 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes. Chris Gayle has skied one and is caught by Rohit Sharma

2013 hrs IST: Change of ends for Southee and he will bowl to AB de Villiers

2012 hrs IST: Bumrah bowls an exceptional over. Five dots and just a single off the last ball

2009 hrs IST: Southee given just one over. Bumrah replaces him to bowl the third

2008 hrs IST: AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle at the crease for RCB who are 11/1 after 2 overs

2004 hrs IST: WICKET! Mitchell McClenaghan, as usual, has picked an early wicket and it’s the big one. Kohli c Harbhajan

2003 hrs IST: Virat Kohli smashes a six off Southee. Kohli is away

1959 hrs IST: Tim Southee to bowl to Virat Kohli

1932 hrs IST: Chris Gayle is back for RCB in place of Travis Head while MI have included Nitin Rana in place of Hardik Pandya

1930 hrs IST: Another unlucky one for Virat Kohli in Bangalore! Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma wins toss and elects to bowl against Bangalore

Kohli might be eating less, but his hunger for runs is unquenchable

Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli India, India Virat Kohli, Virat Kohli records, Virat Kohli India records, Virat Kohli T20 records, Kohli India T20 records, Kohli statistics, Cricket News, Cricket Virat Kohli is the leading run-getter this season with 561 runs. He has already hit two tons and four half-centuries. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

“I have started eating less to stay hungry for runs,” Virat Kohli quipped at a post-match presentation ceremony after he smashed his second IPL 2016 hundred, an unbeaten 108 against the Rising Pune Supergiants. It wasn’t the first.

Our focus will be bowling with discipline: Pandya

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Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Tuesday said that his team’s focus against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match on Wednesday would be bowling with discipline and avoid conceding far too many runs on a high-scoring ground in Bangalore.

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