The IPL 2017 has presented some scintillating clashes, excellent run chases, majestic power hitting and deadly bowling. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are locking horns in match no. 38. RCB batting first had a mixed day and given Mumbai a fighting target of 163 runs.
The match is scheduled to commence at 4:00 P.M. at the Wankhede.The fortunes of both the teams have been highly contrasting. Whereas Mumbai is sitting pretty at the second spot- tied on points with the top ranked Kolkata Knight Riders, 2016 IPL finalists are at the bottom rung of the points table.
Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Here are the live match updates:
#RCB's dismal campaign continues with yet another loss
#Mumbai goes on top of the table with 16 points, good enough to guarentee them a play-off spot
#What a knock by Rohit Sharma under pressure.The captain comes out shinning
#Rohit Sharma holds his nerves, strikes a boundary off the penultimate ball to seal victory for his team
#Watson starts well, bowls straight to restrict the batsmen to singles
#Watson starts with a wide!!!Thats a pity!!!
#It is down to the last over
#Shane Watson entrusted to bowl the final over
#11 off the over, MI in the drivers seat
#Sharma brings up his half century
#Rohit Sharma sweeps Arvind for a maximum six!!!That was sheer class
#Arvind pretty tight with his first three deliveries
#Arvind back into the attack
#18 runs required off the last two overs for a MI win, RCB need to strike
#Pandya eventually breaks the shackles, hits Chaudhary for a six off the last delivery
#MI need to get the boundaries, they certainly have dried up
#This is brilliant from Chaudhary, just 5 off the first four balls
#Pandya tries to go big!!!!but Chaudhary equal to the task in containing him for a single
#RCB seamer gets his line bang on target.Sharma strokes one to mid-off for a single
#Chaudhary back into the attack
#We are in for an exciting finish. 31 off the last three for Mumbai
#Watson bowls a brilliant over given the circumstances
#Hardik Pandya should come in next to bat
#Watson scalps Karn Sharma, RCB continues to fight
#Sharma dosent want to leave it to the end, tonks Watson for a four off the first delivery
#Shane Watson come back for the last burst
#MI are 125 for 4 after 16 overs
#Chahal unrelentless in his line after going for a boundary early in the over
#Chahal has been brilliant in this over
#Chahal drags it wide this time, that's a bonus for Mumbai Indians
#Chahal comes back for one final over
#Mumbai Indians require 49 off the last 5
#Sharma hits that with some force, another four,MI getting some momentum back
#Sharma gets the much required boundary
#Rohit Sharma desperate to get a move on
#Chaudhary pretty good with his first few deliveries, mixed it up with short deliveries and slower ones
#Aniket Chaudhary comes back into the attack
#MI require 59 off 36 balls, this can go down to the wire
#Karn Sharma walks into bat
#Krunal has to leave the field, this is not good news for MI
#Krunal Pandya puts in a desperate dive and his injury resurfaces
#Singles off the first three deliveries, RCB putting up a fight
#Krunal Pandya joins Rohit Sharma at the crease
#Mumbai Indians bring up their 100, 63 required off 40.Its GAME ON
#This game has been like a sea saw, Heartening to see RCB put up a fight
#Chahal strikes big!!!!!gets the dangerous Pollard
#Pollard breaks the shackles and dispatches Chahal for a boundary
#Pollard and Sharma happy with seeing him off, singles off the first two deliveries
#Chahal inviting the batsmen to go for the big ones
#Chahal back into the attack
#RCB are 90 for 3 after 12 overs
#Only four runs off the Negi over
#Negi has bowled well by keeping his line tight
#Pawan drops it short, Pollard gently tabs it to the legside and scampers home for two
#Pawan Negi back with his third over,good captaincy by Kohli
#MI are 86 for 3 after 11 overs
#MI step up the scoring rate
#Milne one again goes legside,Pollard this time flicks it for four
#Milne slightly legside, Pollard flicks that for two runs
#Sharma cuts one to the point region for a single
#Sharma now looking to open up his arms
#Sharma now steps up the gas, cracks Milne for a boundary
#Milne back into the attack
#RCB have fought well to come back into the game
#MI are 74 for 3 after 10 overs
#Negi continues to bowl flat, Rohit paddles it to the leg side for 2 more
#Pollard off the mark with a single
#Keiron Pollard comes into bat
#MI are 70 for 3, Is this the opening RCB were looking for
#Travis Head pulls of a brilliant catch at the boundary to get rid of the in-form Rana
#Negi is trying to bowl a flat trajectory
#Pawan Negi back into the attack
#8 off the Watson over, MI are 70 for 2 in 9 overs
#Rohit Sharma pulls a short delivery to midwicket for a boundary
#Rohit Sharma needs to get a move on
#Watson bowling to a plan , has been good in controlling the run rate
#Watson comes back into the attack
#RCB are 62 for 2 after 8 overs
#Only four of the Negi over
#Negi continues to bowl a tight line.This is the need of the hour for MI
#The MI skipper walks into the middle, Sharma would like to get some runs under his belt
#Negi who impressed with the willow making an impression with the ball now
#Pawan Negi strikes big blow, gets the dangerous Butler for 33
#Mumbai Indians cruising along at 60 for 1
#Good over by Watson, just 3 off it
#Butler and Rana have the luxury of milking Watson for singles after scoring rapidly in the poweplay
#The Aussie medium pacer is bowling stump to stump
#Watson settles into a good line
#RCB in desperate need of a wicket
#Watson brought into the attack
#Strategic Time out
#Mumbai Indians are 55 for 1 after 6 over
#Butler changes gears, hits Chahal out of the park for a massive six
#Rana and Butler pretty cautious against Chahal, content with taking the singles
#Chahal bowling his leggies with a lot of loop
#Yuzvendra Chahal is back into the attack
#MI are 47 for 1 after 4 overs
#11 off that over, MI going along nicely
#Butler unrelentless, hits Arvind straight down the ground for a boundary
#Rana takes a single and gives the strike to Butler
#Arvind bowls the next one on the right spot, Rana good at defending it
#The young Rana shows some intent, cracks a boundary off Arvind
#Arvind is a clever customer, can take pace off the ball
# Sreenath Aravind comes into the attack
#MI are 36 for 1 after 4 overs
#Aniket again bangs it short. Bulter happy to fend it off for a single
#Aniket Chaudhary surprises Butler with a pretty quick bouncer.
#Butler continues to look for quick runs, gets a double by running like a hare btw the wickets
#Nitish Rana dabs one to third man for a single
#Aniket Choudhary brought back into the attack
#Mumbai are 33 for 1 after 3 overs
#Mumbai are off to the start they intended
#Butler is on song, cracks another four of Milne
#Butler has unsettled Milne, the Kiwi pacer gets his line wrong
# Another FOUR! Buttler stands tall and punish the short ball.
# Buttler greets Milne with a FOUR! Welcome young man, we are Mumbai Indians and this is how we welcome.
# Adam Milne, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
# Another FOUR from Rana, he is not going to sit mum. 9 off the first over of Chahal.
# Chahal to Nitish Rana, FOUR , was in the airr, fielder went for the catch and could not stop the boundary.
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
# 6 runs off the over and a wicket. Good start for the RCB.
Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease
# Aniket Choudhary to Parthiv Patel, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!! This is just the start RCB wanted. It's a golden duck for Parthiv on the very first ball.
Parthiv Patel and Buttler are at the crease. Parthiv Patel is on strike. Aniket Choudhary will open the attack
# OUT! Hattrick of wickets for Mumbai but not for McClenaghan. Run out it was. Mumbai Indians does well to strict RCB for just 162 runs.
# McClenaghan to Kedar Jadhav, out Caught by Pollard!! McClenaghan on a hattrick now.
# McClenaghan to Negi, out Caught by Pollard!! Pawan's windy show is over. He departs for 35 of (23)
# McClenaghan to Negi, FOUR, straight down the ground.
# Jadhav looking to go for the big one but McClenaghan does well to bowl that outside off. Single to bring Negi one strike.
# Last over of the RCB innings. And Mitchell McClenaghan is the bowler.
# SIX! Negi is not going to stop here. he has taken the task of Kohli and di Villiers in his hand. Hitting Bumrah for six in death overs is no less than a herculean task.
# Bumrah comes to bowl his last over.
#Another SIX! from Negi's bat, Hardik jumped high but not high enough to catch that. A very good over for RCB, 15 runs off the over.
# Negi goes for the big one. Six! off the very first ball. RCB needed that badly and need even more.
Lasith Malinga [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
# 10 runs off the over and if not big, a good over for RCB.
# Jadhav steps out and glanced to mid wicket for a Boundary.
# Death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack
# After 15 overs RCB are 122 for 5.
# Jadhav is trying hard for big hits, stepping out but McClenaghan does good to restrict him to singles and doubles. 7 runs off the over.
Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
# Another very tight over from Malinga. Conceded just 4 runs.
# Lasith Malinga [2.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack
# Bumrah to Watson, out Bowled!! Watson continues to disappoint. He goes for 3 (5). Negi comes into the crease.
# Bumrah is back into the attack.
# After 13 overs RCB are 106 for 4.
#OUT! ABD goes and Krunal Pandya strikes again. De Villiers departs after blitz. 43(27)
# Six on the very first ball, ABD has started to entertain the crowd here in Wankhede.
# Krunal Pandya to bowl his final over.
# Karn Sharma will continue to bowl his third over. 9 runs off the over with a FOUR from Jadhav.
# OUT! caught by his brother Hardik. Head departs on 12(15). Jhadav replaces him.
# Krunal Pandya comes again after the loose last over. Head decides to ride on his head and hit him for a FOUR over long on.
# So, after 10 overs RCB find itself in a fine position with 80 for 2 on board.
# Sharma bowled a very tight over. Conceded only 4 runs.
#Wankhede is chanting ABD-ABD and that makes Kohli and Binny smile a bit.
# Karn Sharma [1.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack
# NO NO.. Its not pandya, it is de Villiers who is 'testing' him. A delicious Four and Six. 13 off the over.
# Krunal Pandya will now test de Villiers.
# Malinga to de Villiers, FOUR! off his fourth ball of the over. But still conceded only 6 runs.
Lasith Malinga [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
#4:37 PM - RCB are 56 for 2 after 7 overs
#Pandya bowls a tight line and just gives 4 off his first over
#De Villiers cautious to begin with against Pandya
#Head content with stroking one and giving De Villiers the strike
#Krunal has been pretty impressive with the ball in the tournament
#Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
#RCB are 52 for 2 after 6 overs. Good start by RCB in the powerplay though they are two wickets down
#RCB bring up their 50 in the powerplay
#De Villiers smokes a six of McClenaghan to end the over
#De Villiers showing his intent upfront, he seems to be in a mood to attack
#De Villiers opens his account with a cracking boundary
#De Villiers watchfull against McClenaghan, no runs off the first two deliveries
#Can Mr 360 produce a magical innings and lead a fightback of sorts
#Proteas batting genius AB de Villiers comes to the crease
#Kohli fails again to make an impression.Sent back for 20,RCB' batting woes continue
#McClenaghan has dealt a big blow, gets the prized scalp of the RCB captain Virat Kohli
#Mitchell McClenaghan is back into the attack
#4:27 PM - RCB are 40 for 1 after 5 overs
#Kohli dabs one to the cover for a single
#Bumrah retuns strongly with an immaculate delivery, no run scored
#Virat Kohli shows sign of aggresion.Hits Bumrah for a maximum. That was pure class!!!Kohli's wrists have that power
#Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
#RCB are 31 for 1 after 4 overs
#That's aggresive captaincy by Rohit Sharma, slips brought in place for Head
#rcb batting has been patchy all along the tournament, someone needs to stand up and deliver
#RCB are 31 for 1, Travis Head comes into the crease
#Karn Sharma strikes opening blow, scalps Mandeep for 17
#Kohli strokes a single of Sharma to end the over
#Kohli tonks Sharma out of the park for a huge six
#Kohli whips Karn Sharma on the leg side for 2 runs
#Mumbai Indians are mixing up their bowlers, a lot of variety in their attack
#Karn Sharma, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
#RCB are 21 for no loss after 3 overs
#Pandya finishes strongly, only five off the over
#Pandya mixing his pace and making it tough for the batsman to score
#Mandeep hits Pandya's loose delivery to midwicket and runs two
#RCB openers have started well, they need to carry on the momentum
#Kohli tucks to fine leg for a single
#Hardik Pandya, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
#RCB are for 16 no loss after 2 overs
#Mallinga ends the over strongly.No runs off the last two balls
#Mandeep Singh looking in good touches. Whacks Mallinga for a boundary, his third in the inninngs
#Kohli strokes Mallinga's delivery to third man for a single
#Kohli hits a beatiful on drive for no run
#Mandeep plays down one to the third man for a single
#Mallinga comes into the attack
# RCB are after the 10 for no loss after the first over
#Mandeep Singh looking promising, cracks another four of McClenaghan
#RCB off the mark with Mandeep Singh striking a boundary off Mitchell McClenaghan
# Mitchell McClenaghan starts the proceedings for Mumbai Indians
#Mandeep and Virat Kohli open the RCB innings
#Mumbai Indians Team Changes - Karan Sharma comes in place of injured Harbhajan Singh
# RCB Team changes - Shane Watson in for Samuel Badree, Mandeep is back in place of Sachin Baby and Aniket replaces Binny.
# Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Karn Sharma, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
# Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Travis Head, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Shane Watson, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav(w), Pawan Negi, Adam Milne, Sreenath Aravind, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra Chahal
#Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have opted to bat
Adam Milne [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack