IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Highlights: Kohli's Knock in Vain as MI Stall RCB

    Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 18, 2018, 8:08 AM IST

    Match 14, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 17 April, 2018

    Toss won by Royal Challengers Bangalore (decided to bowl)

    Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs

    Man of the Match: Rohit Sharma



    Stats Attack: Teams batting first have won the last 4 IPL matches.

    This is MI’s first victory of IPL 2018: Every team now has tasted victory at least once

    MI have won their 5th consecutive match against RCB in the IPL.

    The top 2 individual scores this season came in this match. Combined, they scored 186 runs. Kohli’s boundaries: 11 , Rest of RCB: 8

    This is MI’s 3rd biggest victory over RCB in the IPL:


    Match Ends: That's it folks, Bangalore have fallen short by 46 runs in this mammoth chase and one has to feel for Kohli who slammed 92*. On this day Rohit's 94 got the better of his Indian skipper. Defending champions open their account in the points table. 


    SIX: Bumrah hits Bumrah for a huge six and with that he moves into his 90s. But he won't be able to complete his ton as only one bal remain. 


    Four: Short delivery from Bumrah and Kohli dispatched the ball over the extra cover for a boundary. RCB are on the verge of losing here but Kohli is a winner here. He can't do it alone all the time and his teammates have gotten the message today.


    SIX: Siraj is also having a bit of fun here as he hits a length delivery from Mustafizur for a huge six over deep mid wicket. RCB cross the 150 run mark but Mumbai edge closer to win. 


    SIX: Virat Kohli is still breathing fire as to make a statement to his teammates that this is how it is done. Mustafizur bowls a half volley and Kohli slogs the ball over the long on boundary for a huge six. Kohli moves on 78 now.


    OUT: Bumrah picks his second of the over as UmeshYadav goes back into the hut for 1. RCB are 8 down now and need 77 off 12 deliveries now. Mumbai are on the verge of winning their first match of the season in style.


    OUT: Slow delivery from Bumrah and Woakes tried to guide the ball on the off side but the ball took a thick edge and Krunal took an easy catch at gully. RCB are 7 down now and staring at a huge defeat despite Kohli's brilliance. 


    13 runs came from the over but Bangalore still need 80 runs off 18 deliveries. Kohli is batting on 69 but one could say that it is out of the reach of the him as well. Bumrah comes onto bowl now in the 18th over.


    SIX: Slow delivery from McClenaghan and Kohli walks out of the crease and hits the ball over the mid wicket for a huge six. Second maximum of the innings for Kohli as he is trying to add some respectability to the score. 


    SIX: Chris Woakes hits one of the shots of the day and believe me we have seem some crackers from Rohit and Lewis. Woakes hits the ball over the head of the Fizz for the maximum. Bangalore now need 93 off 24 as 13 runs came from this over. 


    Four: Kohli continues to keep going as he hits Mustafizur down the ground the for a boundary. Sixth four of the innings for Kohli as he keeps to adding runs to his kitty in what is seems like a losing cause. 


    Fifty: Virat Kohli is keeping the RCB chase on and he completes his fifty off just 41 deliveries. However, he running out of partners on the other end as Mumbai need just 4 wickets to win. As for RCB, they need 106 off 30 deliveries. 


    OUT: Another foolish shot from a Bangalore batsman and he has to depart now. Sarfaraz tries to come out of the crease and hit the ball over but misses the ball completely and is stumped by stand-in keeper Aditya Tare. Bangalore have lose their sixth wicket now. 


    SIX: Markande bowls a bit wide and Kohli guides the ball over the cover fielder for a boundary towards extra cover for a huge six. Kohli is fighting a lone battle as RCB cross the 100-run mark. 


    Four: Bumrah for once bowls a bit wide and Sarfaraz guides the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. 13 overs have been bowled and RCB have score 94/5. They still need 120 off 42 deliveries to win. 


    Freak Injury: Ishan Kishan is down on the ground after the ball hits him just in front of the eye brows. The ball landed on one of the foot holds and jumped up to hit Kishan just above eye, it seems. This is not looking good for the keeper. Kishan has a huge swelling on his right eye and he is being taken away by the officials. Aditya Tare comes out to keep in place of Kishan.


    Krunal Pandya completes his full quota of four overs and he ends with excellent figures of 3/28. He scalped the wickets of Mandeep, Anderson and Washington. Kohli is waging a lone battle out there but slowly he is running out of partners as well as deliveries to chase down this huge score. 


    OUT: Another one bites the dust as Washington Sundar becomes Krunal Pandya's third scalp of the day. In trying to clear the ropes, the southpaw top edges the ball and Suryakuarm Yadav takes an easy catch at long-off. Bangalore have now lost half their side. 


    Four: Washington Sundar comes out to bat now and he hits Markande for a boundary towards extra cover. Virat Kohli is still out there and he just need a good partner on the other side and if Washington can provide that, then RCB will get closer to the MI target. 


    OUT: Another one bites the dust as Corey Anderson heads back into the hut on the first ball that he faces. Anderson hits the ball straight into the hands of JP Duminy near the mid wicket ropes. Bangalore four down now. 


    OUT: Mandeep Singh was itching to come out of the crease to hit the ball and he pays dearly for it. Mandeep came out, Krunal bowled wide and keeper Kishan took off the bails expertly. Bangalore lose their third wicket now as Corey Anderson comes out to bat.


    Chance: Markande saw Mandeep come outside the crease and therefore he bowled the ball way wide out of reach of Mandeep. But keeper Ishan Kishan couldn't get hold of the ball and a stumping chance goes a begging. 


    Good over from Krunal has he gives away just six runs from his second after giving away 13 from his first. The boundaries have dried up a bit after the loss of two wickets and Kohli and Mandeep are keeping the scoreboard ticking with the help of singles and doubles. 


    Not Out: Mandeep Singh survives a run-out chance by a whisker. Mandeep takes a quick singles off the bowling of Krunal and Rohit hit the stumps from covers. Replays showed that the ball had crashed into the stumps after Mandeep had made his ground and he survives. 


    Spin Wizard Mayank Markande comes out to bowl now and he has been a real revelation from Mumbai Indians. With the scenario favouring the hosts, let's see how this young man bowls. 


    Four and 50: Slow half-volley this time from Mustafizur and Mandeep Singh plays the perfect cover drive for his first boundary of the innings. With that, 50 is also up for Bangalore. Let's see how they go about the chase from here. 50-comparison: - MI: 28 balls, RCB: 33 balls!


    Four: Excellent slow yorker from Mustafizur and the ball takes an outside edge of the bat of Kohli and goes for a boundary just away from the keeper. Kohli opened the face of the bat and that helped in getting the ball away from the keeper. 


    OUT: Mumbai Indians have stormed right back in the match as McClenaghan picks his second of the over. Dangerman AB De Villiers hit the ball right down the throat of Hardik Pandya at mid-wicket. RCB lose two power-hitters in one over. 


    OUT: What a delivery to start you second over with. McClenaghan takes apart the off stump as De Kock has to heads back into the hut for 19. First wicket of the day for Mumbai. AB De Villiers comes onto bat now.


    IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Highlights: Kohli's Knock in Vain as MI Stall RCB

    Mayank Markande celebrates a fall of wicket with his teammates during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League. (BCCI Photo)

    PREVIEW MI vs RCB: Winless Mumbai Indians will pit their might against formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in an adrenaline-charged Indian Premier League match on Tuesday. Both teams, with a plethora of explosive batsmen, are yet to find their feet in the T20 league and would be keen to gather some momentum with a victory here at the Wankhede Stadium. If MI have their problems to sort out, having lost at the death in all three games so far, RCB too have their own shortcomings to address with only one win in three games under their belt. Both the games held here so far have gone down to the wire and on both occasions MI have had their chances to go across the line and fumbled on the doorstep against Chennai Super Kings in the season opener and then Delhi Daredevils.
    In between they had also lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first away game of the season, so that the three-time champions led by Rohit Sharma are placed at the bottom of the eight-team table. MI had been in worse situations before recovering poise to become eventual champions. RCB started off on the losing note away from home to Kolkata Knight Riders, brought their campaign on track immediately with a convincing victory over Kings XI Punjab at home and then lost a high-scoring game to Rajasthan Royals at home.
    RCB's bowlers, especially Umesh Yadav who had broken the back of KXIP innings with a three-wicket burst in one over, went for plenty against the Royals who set up the highest total so far of the season, 217, by riding on Sanju Samson's blistering 45-ball 92 not out. After the pace trio's profligacy RCB need to set right their bowling woes as MI possess a strong batting line up that threatened to score over 200 in their previous game before the Daredevils bowlers restricted them below that threshold. Barring leggie Yuzvendra Chahal, who bowled brilliantly to grab 2 for 22, the other RCB bowlers had an off day against the Royals. But on the positive side was the encouraging return to form of captain Virat Kohli who struck a quick-fire 57.
    With a batting line-up boasting of Brendon McCullum, Kohli and AB de Villiers, no target will look insurmountable for the visitors, and three-time champions MI will be aware of this. MI's batting, on the other hand, failed to rocket off in the first two games and when it clicked the bowlers lost the plot. The move to promote local guy Suryakumar Yadav has been a success but their best batsman, skipper Rohit, is yet to make a big contribution with the bat. The Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal along with giant West Indian Kieron Pollard too have not made big impacts in the first three games.
    Rookie leg spinner Mayank Markhande has been their most successful bowler with good economy rate along with Mustafizur Rehman, but Jasprit Bumrah has also not lived up to his tag of the world's best white ball bowler. MI have replaced injured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins with New Zealander Adam Milne and will be looking up to a comprehensive combined show to avoid a fourth straight defeat of the season.
    Teams: Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mustafizur Rahman, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Rahul Chahar, Evin Lewis, Saurabh Tiwary, Ben Cutting, Pradeep Sangwan, Jean-Paul Duminy, Tajinder Singh, Sharad Lumba, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Mayank Markande, Akila Dhananjaya, Anukul Roy, Mohsin Khan, MD Nidheesh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne.
    Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Chris Woakes, Washington Sundar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Colin de Grandhomme, Moeen Ali, Manan Vohra, Aniket Choudhary, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Corey Anderson, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, Tim Southee.

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