12.10 am: AB de Villiers gets the player of the match award for his unbeaten 55 off 24 (and the Super Over effort). He hasn’t come out to collect his award as he is a bit dehydrated. Virat Kohli accepts the award on his behalf.
12.08 am: Virat Kohli – “Don’t have words right now. Such a rollercoaster. Pollard and Ishan were outstanding to keep them in the game. We have to keep working on our fielding. It was interesting, the match-up with Bumrah in the Super Over. Glad to get the job done. Outstanding Super Over from Saini. He has the pace and used the wide yorker well. Feels good to get points in the bag.”
11.51 pm: Rohit Sharma – “We weren’t in the game at all at one point. Brilliant efforts from Ishan and Pollard. We needed a good start but didn’t get it. Credit to RCB, they held their nerves better than us. Ishan was drained out and wasn’t feeling fresh (for the Super Over). We were confident Hardik could do the job for us. Lots of positives for us in this game.”
11.49 pm: Nerves of steel from skipper Kohli as he whips the low full-toss from Bumrah for four. WHAT A MATCH!
RCB WIN AS KOHLI HITS THE LAST BALL FOR 4
5th ball: ONE RUN! Bumrah with the perfect yorker, ABD keeps it out somehow and gets a single. RCB need 1 off 1. Bumrah to Kohli. THIS IS EDGE-OF-THE-SEAT STUFF!
4th ball: FOUR! ABD pulls it and the top-edge runs to the fence. Fine leg was up. RCB need 2 off 2.
3rd ball: DOT BALL! AB de Villiers survives a close call. He missed a pull and the umpires raised his finger for caught behind but DRS showed there was no edge. RCB need 6 off 3.
2nd ball: Another single. Kohli pulls it hard and a good stop by Boult at the boundary. RCB need 6 off 4.
1st ball: Just one run as ABD gets it to long-on. Fine yorker from Bumrah. Kohli on strike now. RCB need 7 off 5.
RCB have Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers at the crease. MI have Jasprit Bumrah with the ball. IT’S THE BEST VS THE BEST! MI have played two Super Overs in the past and won both. The target for RCB is 8 runs. Who’s going to take this? Here we go!
Navdeep Saini with a stunning over! Take a bow! Hardik Pandya with a wild hoick on the last ball but failed to connect and Rohit ran through to complete a single.
MUMBAI FINISH WITH 7 RUNS!
5th ball: OUT! Pollard hits it straight to deep mid-wicket. This is superb bowling from Saini. Not much Pollard could do with that low full-toss. Mumbai are 6/1 after 5 balls. Rohit walks out but Hardik will face the last ball.
4th ball: Four! Pollard finally connects and hits it down the ground. MI have 6 runs from 4 balls. How much will they finish with?
3rd ball: The third ball is a dot! A huge swing and a miss from Pollard.
Mumbai are 2 off 2 balls. Pollard and Hardik with a single each. Good bowling by Saini so far.
We’re ready for the first over. Pollard on strike. Saini has the ball. Here we go!
11.24 pm: Kieron Pollard hits the last ball for four to tie the score. We are going to have our second Super Over of the season. WOW! Mumbai Indians needed 90 off the last 5, they ended up getting 89. This has been a sensational effort from Ishan Kishan and Pollard.
MUMBAI INDIANS FINISH WITH 191/5! THE MATCH IS TIED! WE HAVE A SUPER OVER!
After 19.5 overs, MI are 197/5 0 Kishan is gone!
OH NO! Ishan Kishan is out for 99 off 58. The end of a spectacular innings. He went for the glory hit but got caught at the fence. MI need 5 off the last ball. Pollard on strike.
After 19.4 overs, MI are 197/4 (Kishan 99, Pollard 56)
ANOTHER SIX! WHAT. IS. HAPPENING! Ishan Kishan send another one over the fence. MI need 5 off 2.
After 19.3 overs, MI are 191/4 (Kishan 93, Pollard 56)
SIX! Ishan Kishan hits it over long-on. MI are still in this, they need 11 off 3.
After 19.2 overs, MI are 185/4 (Kishan 87, Pollard 56)
Brilliant from Isuru Udana, concedes just 2 runs off the first 2 balls.
After 19 overs, MI are 183/4 (Kishan 86, Pollard 55)
Kishan gets one six but a good over by Saini for RCB, 12 runs from it. MI need 19 off the last 6 balls. Can they do it? They needed 90 off the last 5 overs. If they pull off this chase, it’ll be the most runs scored in a chase in the last 5 overs of any competition.
After 18 overs, MI are 171/4 (Kishan 77, Pollard 53)
FIFTY off 20 balls! Kieron Pollard is on fire! Another huge over for MI as Chahal concedes 22 runs in his last over. They need 31 off 12. This is turning into a nail-biting finish. Can Mumbai repeat Rajasthan’s feat from last night?
After 17 overs, MI are 149/4 (Kishan 70, Pollard 38)
4, 6, 6, 2, 6, 3.
HUGE over for Mumbai Indians as Pollard takes Zampa to the cleaners. MI need 53 off 18. Can they pull this off?
After 16 overs, MI are 122/4 (Kishan 70, Pollard 11)
Kishan gets a four off the first ball but Saini does well to concede just six runs off the next five. MI need 80 off 24.
After 15 overs, MI are 112/4 (Kishan 61, Pollard 10)
SIX! Another huge hit from Ishan Kishan, this time off the bowling of Yuzvendra Chahal. MI get 14 runs from that over, they need 90 off 30.
After 14 overs, MI are 98/4 (Kishan 52, Pollard 5)
FIFTY for Ishan Kishan! The young left-hander gets there in 39 balls with a huge six off Adam Zampa. MI need 104 off 36.
After 13 overs, MI are 89/4 (Kishan 45, Pollard 3)
Mumbai are dealing in singles. Six runs from that Isuru Udana over.
After 12 overs, MI are 83/4 (Kishan 43, Pollard 1)
Kieron Pollard is the new man at the crease. Mumbai need the veteran to do something special. MI requite 119 runs to win off 48 deliveries.
After 11.2 overs, MI are 78/4 – Hardik is gone!
WICKET! Hardik Pandya attempts a six but finds Pawan Negi at the boundary. Adam Zampa gets his first wicket and Virat Kohli is pumped.
After 11 overs, MI are 77/3 (Kishan 38, Hardik 15)
TWO SIXES! Navdeep Saini returns to the attack and Ishan Kishan treats him with disdain. Good over for MI, 14 runs from it.
After 10 overs, MI are 63/3 (Kishan 25, Hardik 15)
Washington Sundar finishes with sensational figures of 1/12 from his 4 overs. He didn’t concede a single boundary tonight. WOW!
After 9 overs, MI are 58/3 (Kishan 22, Hardik 13)
Another good over from Chahal, just six runs from it. Lovely flight and dip from the leggie.
After 8 overs, MI are 52/3 (Kishan 19, Hardik 10)
SIX! What a shot from Hardik Pandya! Adam Zampa joins the attack and bowls a low full-toss, Pandya stays still and smacks it a long, long way.
After 6.4 overs, MI are 39/3 – QdK is gone!
WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal’s fine form continues as he removes Quinton de Kock (14 off 15) in his first over. MI are in huge trouble!
After 6 overs, MI are 35/2 (QdK 11, Kishan 15)
Another good over from Sundar, just four runs from it. The off-spinner isn’t giving an inch to the MI batsmen.
After 5 overs, MI are 31/2 (QdK 9, Kishan 13)
SIX! Ishan Kishan pulls one from Navdeep Saini all the way but the pacer makes a good comeback and just concedes 7 runs in the over.
After 4 overs, MI are 24/2 (QdK 9, Kishan 6)
Another absolutely brilliant over from Washington Sundar. Just ONE run from it. He has figures of 1/3 from 2 overs at the moment.
After 3 overs, MI: 23/2: ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH! Horror start for Mumbai. Udana strikes and wicketkeeper ABD has a catch against his name (did not make that look easy though!) Sensational from RCB. Suryakumar Yadav is late on this delivery from Udana that cramped him for room. The outside edge is taken (JUST ABOUT) by keeper ABD. Ishan Kishan is the new man in and he gets going with a four past point. Crunched.
After 2 overs, MI: 16/2: BIG WICKET! Rohit Sharma is gone! Washington Sundar strikes. Plenty of light, but not enough distance on that one. Caught at midwicket. Three dot balls and a wicket for a man who enjoys the challenge of bowling in the powerplay.
Washington Sundar in the powerplay...
After 1 over, MI 14/0 (Rohit 8, de Kock 5): The Rohit Sharma pull shot makes an appearance in the very first over. Around the wicket from Udana, a bouncer attempted by Rohit swivels on the angle and sends it over the fine leg fence. QdK hits a four just by clearing the in-field on the off-side.
Will RCB’s revamped bowling lineup be able to defend this? Udana to start off. Rohit and QdK in the middle.
9.18 pm: Devdutt Padikkal on his partnership with AB de Villiers: “I was watching him from the stands a few years back, now I am batting with ABD. Dream come true.”
9.17 pm: Here’s a thought. That last six off Bumrah will be submitted as proof years later when it is clear AB de Villiers was from another planet all along. What a mad innings from a stunning player.
RCB FINISH WITH 201/3
Shivam Dube with THREE SIXES in the final over by James Pattinson. RCB got 78 runs in the last 5 overs. AB de Villiers remains not-out on 55 off 24. Can MI chase this down?
After 19 overs, RCB are 181/3 (ABD 54, Dube 8)
FIFTY for AB de Villiers! The South African legend continues his fine form and gets to a half-century in 23 balls with a MASSIVE six off Jasprit Bumrah. What a shot that was!
After 18 overs, RCB are 164/3 (ABD 43, Dube 2)
SIX! That was huuuge from AB de Villiers! Trent Boult drops it short and the South African legend pulls it a long, long way. The Kiwi pacer finishes with figures of 2/34 from his 4 overs.
After 17.1 overs, RCB are 154/3 – Padikkal is gone!
WICKET! Boult gets another one as Padikkal finds Pollard at long-on. The young opener departs for a fine 54 off 40.
After 17 overs, RCB are 154/2 (Padikkal 54, ABD 37)
TWO SIXES! Bumrah drops it short and De Villiers pulls it for a maximum. The last ball is then pitched full and ABD drills it straight back. He makes it look so easy! 18 runs from that over.
After 16 overs, RCB are 136/2 (Padikkal 54, ABD 20)
FIFTY for Devdutt Padikkal! The young left-handed opener from Karnataka has scored two half-centuries in his first 3 IPL innings. Kieron Pollard concedes 13 runs in his first over.
Virat Kohli so far:
v SRH: 14 off 13 balls
v KXIP : 1 off 5 balls
v MI: 3 off 11 balls
Worried about his form, RCB fans? Or is it a matter of one good innings?
After 15 overs, RCB are 123/2 (Padikkal 49, ABD 12)
Big over by Krunal for RCB, 13 runs from it. They would want to get close to 170-180. AB de Villiers holds the key, of course.
After 14 overs, RCB are 110/2 (Padikkal 44, ABD 4)
Back-to-back sixes! Devdutt Padikkal, what a talent he is! James Pattinson treated with utter disdain. Much-needed push for RCB.
RCB have lost 2 wickets and scored just 22 runs in the last 5 overs.
After 13 overs, RCB are 96/2 (Padikkal 31, ABD 3)
Top over from Rahul Chahar, the big wicket of Virat Kohli and just five runs from it.
After 12.2 overs, RCB are 92/2 – Kohli is gone!
WICKET! The RCB skipper departs for 3 off 11. Just didn’t look comfortable at the crease. Rahul Chahar gets the big wicket. AB de Villiers is the new man at the crease.
After 12 overs, RCB are 91/1 (Padikkal 29, Kohli 3)
Bumrah returns to the attack and concedes just three runs in his second over. Kohli is batting on 3 off 10.
After 11 overs, RCB are 88/1 (Padikkal 27, Kohli 2)
Three consecutive dot balls from Chahar to Kohli. The RCB skipper looks tentative. Mumbai pulling things back nicely here, just three runs from that over.
After 10 overs, RCB are 85/1 (Padikkal 25, Kohli 1)
Skipper Virat Kohli at the crease now. The big man needs some runs under his belt. He has a good platform to build upon. Four runs come from that Krunal Pandya over.
After 9 overs, RCB are 81/1 – Finch is gone!
WICKET! Mumbai finally get the breakthrough as Finch hits one from Boult to Pollard at long-off. The Aussie opener departs for 52 off 35.
After 8 overs, RCB are 74/0 (Padikkal 16, Finch 51)
FIFTY for Aaron Finch! He gets there in 31 balls. Some brilliant stroke-play so far. RCB would want him to convert this into a big one. Nine runs from that Rahul Chahar over.
After 7 overs, RCB are 65/0 (Padikkal 15, Finch 45)
Krunal Pandya joins the attack, tosses it up and is driven over covers for four by Aaron Finch. Decent over otherwise, though, six runs from it.
After 6 overs, RCB are 59/0 (Padikkal 14, Finch 40)
Class from Padikkal. Bumrah comes on and pitches it short, the young left-hander swivels and pulls it hard for four. The end of a powerplay dominated by RCB.
After 5 overs, RCB are 49/0 (Padikkal 9, Finch 40)
Hat-trick of fours! Rahul Chahar joins the attack Aaron Finch goes on the offensive. This is a solid start for RCB.
After 4 overs, RCB are 35/0 (Padikkal 8, Finch 27)
Finch going hard now and keeping the scoreboard ticking. He’s still in some discomfort, though, after getting hit on the box earlier. Nine runs from that Pattinson over.
After 3 overs, RCB are 26/0 (Padikkal 8, Finch 18)
SIX! First maximum of the game and it comes from Finch’s bat. Boult pitches it full and the Australian white-ball skipper drives it straight back. Gorgeous shot.
After 2 overs, RCB are 16/0 (Padikkal 7, Finch 9)
Finch living dangerously. Gets a top-edge for four before mis-timing a pull in the air. Krunal runs in from the deep but the ball falls short. An eventful over from Pattinson.
After 1 over, RCB are 8/0 (Padikkal 7, Finch 1)
Devdutt Padikkal with the first four of the match. A stylish flick past square-leg. Hint of movement for Trent Boult but no harm done.
7.29 pm: We’re ready for the first ball in Dubai! Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal opening the batting for RCB. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand for MI. Here we go!
7.17 pm: Virat Kohli at the toss – “We wanted to bat first. It’s a decent shout to defend on this ground. We’re working extra hard on our catching and fielding. I think we bowled well in the first match, last game, we didn’t have the momentum going into the death overs. We’ll be looking to be more attacking with the ball.”
7.13 pm: Rohit Sharma at the toss – “The wicket looks a bit green but dry. Hopeful that it plays well under lights, that’s why we are chasing. We’ll have to play good cricket, back ourselves to do the job. The results (out here in Dubai) have been in favour of teams batting first, but we had a great last game and the confidence is there.”
7.08 pm: Playing XIs –
RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana.
MI: Quinton de Kock (w), Rohit Sharma (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.
7.05 pm: MI with one change: Saurabh Tiwary is unfit and Ishan Kishan comes in. Kohli says RCB wanted to bat first anyway. They have three changes: Josh Philippe, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav replaced by Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana and Gurkeerat Singh.
7.01 pm: TOSS – Rohit Sharma has won the toss and MI will BOWL first. “Hoping that the pitch plays well under the lights. We have to play good cricket at the end of the day,” says Rohit.
6.58 pm: Pitch report – Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater reckon the surface is dry and should be good for batting. No surprises there.
6.56 pm: Mumbai Indians lost the opener to CSK but bounced back in style in their next game with Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah playing starring roles. Read all about that here.
6.51 pm: Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced each other 27 times, with the men in blue emerging victorious 18 times. Virat Kohli and Co are coming in after a crushing defeat to Kings XI Punjab in their previous game, will they turn things around tonight?
6.47 pm: Some RCB team news has come in before the toss. Adam Zampa and Isuru Udana are set to play as they’ve been handed their caps. Which should mean Josh Philippe and Dale Steyn will miss out and AB de Villiers will keep wickets.
6.44 pm: Before we build up to tonight’s encounter, here’s looking back at a sensational turnaround by Rajasthan Royals’ Rahul Tewatia against Kings XI Punjab last night:
Hello everyone and welcome to live updates of match No 10 of this year’s Indian Premier League.
Tonight, Virat Kohli’s Royals Challengers Bangalore take on Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Stadium.
Both teams are coming in with a win and a loss each so far in the tournament.