RCB win by 54 runs

Adam Milne the last man dismissed as he is clean bowled by Harshal Patel. The right-arm pacer’s hat-trick, Yuzvendra Chahal’s brilliant three-for, and half-centuries by Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell have led to a crushing defeat for defending champions MI.

MI 111/9 after 17.3 overs: WICKET! RCB are almost home. MI lose their ninth wicket as Chahal cleans up Bumrah.

MI 106/8 after 16.3 overs: WICKET! HAT-TRICK FOR HARSHAL PATEL! It was a brilliant slower ball and Rahul Chahar was caught plumb in front. The Purple Cap holder with another outstanding performance!

MI 106/7 after 16.2 overs: WICKET! Two in two for Harshal Patel! Kieron Pollard walks across and is clean bowled. This has been a stunning collapse by MI.

MI 106/6 after 16.1 overs: WICKET! Harshal Patel picks up his 20th wicket of the season. Hardik Pandya tries to smash it but gets the edge. Virat Kohli with a good catch. That should do it for RCB.

MI 105/5 after 16 overs: Dan Christian with another good over for RCB. Hardik and Pollard are at the crease now. MI need 61 off 24. It’s now or never for the champions.

MI 97/5 after 14.1 overs: WICKET! Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack and removes Suryakumar Yadav (8 off 9)! It was wide and the right-hander through his bat at it, the edge flew straight to Chahal at short-third. MI are in deep trouble.

MI 97/4 after 14 overs: Pollard survives an LBW shout as RCB lose their review. He was struck in front and DRS showed the ball going over the stumps. Maxwell finishes with excellent figures of 2/23 from his four overs.

MI 93/4 after 13.1 overs: WICKET! What a match Glenn Maxwell is having! After scoring a half-century, he has taken two crucial wickets. This time Krunal Pandya is clean bowled for 5 off 11.

MI 93/3 after 13 overs: Another good over for RCB as Harshal concedes just seven runs in his second over. MI need 73 off 42, they need to up the ante soon.

MI 86/3 after 12 overs: Just four runs from Maxwell’s third over. He has figures of 1/19 at the moment. A brilliant all-round performance from the Australian tonight. MI have Suryakumar and Krunal at the crease now.

MI 81/3 after 10.3 overs: WICKET! RCB are on fire! This time Ishan Kishan attempts a slog and mistimes it. Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second, he’s in the middle of a fantastic spell. Krunal Pandya is the new batter.

MI 79/2 after 10 overs: WICKET! And the break in play has been followed by Rohit’s dismissal. He goes for a big one and is caught in the deep. Maxwell strikes for RCB.

MI 78/1 after 9.4 overs: Ouch! Ishan Kishan smashes one and it hits Rohit Sharma on his hand as he tries to take evasive action at the non-striker’s end. The MI skipper seems to be in a lot pf pain, the physio is out.

MI 75/1 after 9 overs: Shot! Kishan comes down the track and drives one straight over for four. But Chahal does well to concede just two more runs in the rest of the over.

MI 69/1 after 8 overs: SIX! Maxwell was about to make it a hat-trick of economical overs for RCB but Rohit sweeps the last ball of the over for a maximum. MI need 97 off 72.

MI 57/1 after 6.4 overs: WICKET! Chahal strikes in his first over! De Kock (24 off 23) goes for the slog sweep but finds the fielder in the deep. RCB are in the middle of a solid little passage of play. Ishan Kishan is the new batter.

MI 56/0 after 6 overs: A good end to the powerplay for RCB as Harshal concedes just five runs in his first over. MI need 110 off 84.

MI 51/0 after 5 overs: Dan Christian joins the attack and gets belted by QdK for two boundaries. The South African left-hander is timing the ball wonderfully. Rohit then picks up four with a pull shot thanks to a misfield at the boundary.

MI 36/0 after 4 overs: A boundary each for QdK and Rohit! First the left-hander slaps one through point, then the skipper lifts one straight over. Expensive over from Siraj. MI are moving along nicely.

MI 27/0 after 3 overs: Rohit laying into Jamieson in the over. The first four came off a free hit, then the other was smashed to backward point before he finally finished the over off with an across-the-line heave for another four. 17 runs in the over.

MI 10/0 after 2 overs: Steady over by Siraj but it was spoiled by a four off the last ball. De Kock kept trying to hit the big shots throughout the over but he was let down by his timing for most part.

MI 5/0 after 1 over: Rohit and QdK are out to open the innings for MI. Jamieson opened the bowling. Five runs from the first over.

End of innings

RCB finish with 165/6. They scored just nine runs and lost three wickets in the last two overs. Brilliant from Bumrah (3/36) and Boult (1/17). MI will be extremely pleased with how they fought back with the ball at the death.

RCB 162/6 after 19.2 overs: WICKET! Trent Boult with a sizzling yorker and Shahbaz Ahmed is clean bowled. This is a superb fightback from MI.

RCB 162/5 after 19 overs: TWO WICKETS! Jasprit Bumrah with a potentially game-changing over as he dismisses Maxwell and ABD off consecutive deliveries. This is exactly what MI would’ve hoped for. Maxwell hit it straight to long-on while ABD edged it to the keeper. RCB have Daniel Christian and Shahbaz Ahmed at the crease with six balls remaining.

RCB 156/2 after 18 overs: FIFTY for Glenn Maxwell! A half-century of immense quality from the Australian. He has used the reverse/switch shots to devastating effect tonight. He hit two reverse scoops – one for six and the next one for four – and another boundary past mid-off in that over. RCB are getting the big finish they needed. Milne finishes with forgettable figures of 1/48 from his four overs.

RCB 139/2 after 17 overs: SIX! AB de Villiers smashes his second ball for a maximum! Off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah, no less. The South African superstar follows that up with a slap straight over for four.

RCB 126/3 after 15.5 overs: WICKET! Kohli departs for 51 off 42. He steps out to Milne and tries to pull it for six but gets a top-edge and is caught in the deep.

RCB 119/2 after 15 overs: Phenomenal over from Boult, just two singles from it. Bangalore will find themselves in a deep hole if they don’t up the ante soon.

FIFTY for Virat Kohli! Back-to-back half-centuries for the RCB skipper. He has faced 40 balls for his 50 runs and will be keen to up the ante now.

RCB 117/2 after 14 overs: SIX! This is sensational batting from Maxwell! He goes for another switch-hit and gets a maximum again. MI took DRS for an LBW shout after that but the ball was pitching outside leg. Chahar finishes with figures of 1/33.

RCB 109/2 after 13 overs: Big over for RCB as Maxwell hits Milne for two boundaries. The Kiwi pacer has been expensive so far, having conceded 24 runs in two overs. Meanwhile, Kohli is just two runs away from a half-century.

RCB 97/2 after 12 overs: SIX! Maxwell brings out the switch-hit and clears the shorter boundary. Super shot that, Kohli certainly enjoyed it. Krunal finishes with figures of 0/27 from his four overs.

RCB 85/2 after 11 overs: Three dot balls and three singles in Chahar’s third over. Mumbai’s spinners are putting in the squeeze nicely in the middle overs.

RCB 82/2 after 10 overs: Krunal Pandya is in the middle of a superb spell. He has conceded just 15 runs in three overs. Glenn Maxwell is the new batter for Bangalore.

RCB 75/2 after 8.5 overs: WICKET! An action-packed over from Chahar! Kohli hit a four down the ground. Hardik then dropped him at point. Bharat followed that up with a six, before hitting one straight to long-off. Bharat walks back for 32 off 25.

RCB 63/1 after 8 overs: Another good over from Krunal, he bowls three dot balls and concedes just five runs. Bangalore need to keep pushing and not get bogged down in these middle overs, which is a mistake that cost them in the last game against Chennai.

RCB 58/1 after 7 overs: Six! Chahar comes on to bowl and tosses one up, Bharat connects with the sweep shot and picks up six runs. He then chips one over point and runs three with Kohli.

RCB 48/1 after 6 overs: Krunal joins the attack and bowls a tight over, just four runs from it. Meanwhile, Kohli has raced to 31 off 20.

RCB 44/1 after 5 overs: Virat Kohli is putting on a show in Dubai! Adam Milne joins the attack and the right-hander plays two delightful strokes. There first one was a punch through mid-off and cover for four and the next one was a six over mid-on. Kohli is pumped!

RCB 31/1 after 4 overs: Virat Kohli becomes just the fifth player to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket. And he gets there in style with a six off Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. He got a top edge for four before that and Bharat got another four later. Huge over for RCB!

RCB 15/1 after 3 overs: Four! Boult bangs it in and Bharat goes for a pull, the ball takes the top edge of the bat and flies over the slip cordon for four. But this has been a solid start with the ball for Mumbai.

RCB 7/1 after 1.4 overs: WICKET! Brilliant start from Bumrah as he removes Padikkal in his first over. A fine catch from de Kock. It was angled across the left-hander and got the edge. MI are pumped!

RCB 7/0 after 1 over: Kohli survives! Boult angled it in and the right-hander flicked it flat and hard. The ball went in the direction of Chahar at square-ish fine-leg but he couldn’t hold on to the catch despite stretching his arms up. The ball bounced off his hands and went for six. Chahar probably shouldn’t have been standing about five yards inside the rope.

7.30 pm: Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are at the crease for RCB. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand for MI. This promises to be a cracking contest. Here we go!

Playing XIs:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.


Rohit Sharma has won the toss and MI will bowl first.

6.50 pm: Hello and welcome to live coverage of match No 39 of Indian Premier League 2021. Tonight, Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.