MI 158/5 after 19.1 overs (Suryakumar 79, Pollard 4)
Fittingly, Suryakumar finishes it off with a boundary. MI have beaten RCB by 5 wickets.
MI 158/5 after 18.5 overs (Suryakumar 75, Hardik 11)
WICKET! Hardik falls but not before he slams one big six. Mumbai Indians need 7 runs in 7 balls. As he walked off, he seemed to have something to say to Morris.
Hardik Pandya c Siraj b Chris Morris 17(15)
MI 149/4 after 18 overs (Suryakumar 72, Hardik 11)
Surya keeps finding ways to get the boundaries and even Hardik hasn’t quite managed to get going, MI are still in control of this chase – they need 16 runs in 12 balls.
MI 138/4 after 17 overs (Suryakumar 65, Hardik 10)
First five balls, four runs. And then Surya hits the last ball for four. This is wonderful batting. Mumbai Indians need 27 runs in 18 balls.
MI 130/4 after 16 overs (Suryakumar 59, Hardik 8)
Time for a strategic timeout. Surya is playing shots all around the wicket and RCB are in trouble at the moment. Mumbai Indians need 35 runs in 24 balls.
MI 117/4 after 15 overs (Suryakumar 46, Hardik 8)
Mumbai Indians need 48 runs in 30 balls. Hardik seems to be in the mood tonight and a lovely flick for six was evidence of that. 10 runs from the Morris over.
MI 107/4 after 13.5 overs (Suryakumar 45)
WICKET! Chahal tossed it up, Krunal went for the big shot and got no distance on it.
Krunal Pandya c Chris Morris b Chahal 10(10)
MI 99/3 after 13 overs (Suryakumar 40, Krunal 7)
Surya continues to roll on and some of the shots he is playing makes one wonder why he isn’t part of the Indian team. Steyn has no answer to this and neither does Kohli.
MI 86/3 after 12 overs (Suryakumar 28, Krunal 7)
Surya continues to make batting look easy and nothing illustrated that better than the six over covers off the last ball of the Chahal over.
MI 72/3 after 10.4 overs (Suryakumar 22)
WICKET! What a catch by Padikkal, at mid-off, to send Tiwary back. The ball seemed to stop on the batsman a bit but Padikkal still need to dive forward to make the catch and he did exactly that. Superb.
Saurabh Tiwary c Devdutt Padikkal b Siraj 5(8)
MI 70/2 after 10 overs (Suryakumar 22, Tiwary 3)
A 12-run Chahal over. Surya got stuck into him with a six and a four off consecutive balls. Vital for MI to get some momentum flowing into their innings.
MI 58/2 after 9 overs (Suryakumar 11, Tiwary 2)
Sundar finishes his four over spell with figures of 4-0-20-0. A vital spell for RCB as it allowed them to put some run-rate pressure on the MI batsmen.
MI 52/2 after 7.5 overs (Suryakumar 7)
WICKET! Chahal into the attack and he strikes right away. He sends back the dangerous Kishan. Bowled it just a little wider, made the left-hander reach for it and that did the trick. Kishan got no distance on the shot.
Ishan Kishan c Chris Morris b Chahal 25(19)
MI 49/1 after 7 overs (Kishan 24, Suryakumar 5)
MI need 116 to win off 78 balls. Another very steady over by Sundar – just 4 runs off it. He hasn’t got wickets but he has allowed RCB to control the run-rate.
MI 37/1 after 5.3 overs (Kishan 19)
WICKET! QdK takes the aerial route but finds the fielder in the deep. Siraj gets the wicket – a good start for him. RCB need him to bowl well today.
de Kock c Gurkeerat Singh b Siraj 18(19)
MI 36/0 after 5 overs (QdK 18, Kishan 18)
Another economical over by Sundar. MI have struggled to get him away.
MI 31/0 after 4 overs (QdK 14, Kishan 17)
Four runs off the first five balls and then QdK got six off the last ball. For some reason, Steyn has never quite managed to come to terms with the T20 format – 20 runs off his 2 overs today already.
MI 21/0 after 3 overs (QdK 5, Kishan 16)
Sundar into the attack and he concedes just six runs off the first over. RCB will want some early wicket to put pressure on MI.
MI 15/0 after 2 overs (QdK 4, Kishan 11)
Dale Steyn’s first over is a good one for MI – 10 runs off it including a superb six by Kishan, who once again looks to be in prime form.
MI 5/0 after 1 over (QdK 1, Kishan 4)
One lovely four for Kishan in the over – driven through the covers – spoiled a good over for Morris.
Qdk and Ishan Kishan out in the middle...
Note: Apologies for the delayed updates. We are facing technical difficulties at the moment
RCB 164/6 after 20 overs (Gurkeerat 14, Sundar 10)
A couple of boundaries for Gurkeerat off Boult in the final over gives a semblance of moment for RCB.
RCB 151/6 after 19 overs (Gurkeerat 4, Sundar 7)
Bumrah finishes his spell with figures of 4-1-14-3. A superb spell of bowling that has severely dented RCB’s chances of putting a big total on the board.
RCB 138/6 after 17.2 overs (Gurkeerat 0)
WICKET! Boult sends Morris back with another short ball. RCB are in trouble. Big trouble. They don’t quite know what has hit them. Worry is writ large on Kohli’s face in the dugout.
Chris Morris c Pattinson b Boult 4(2) [4s-1]
RCB 134/5 after 16.5 overs (Morris 0)
WICKET! Bumrah gets another one and this time, Padikkal is walking back after a wonderful 74. But this is the worst time possible for RCB to lose him. Two wickets in the over already.
Devdutt Padikkal c Boult b Bumrah 74(45)
RCB 134/4 after 16.3 overs (Padikkal 74)
WICKET! Bumrah gets a wicket with the bouncer once again. The first one got Kohli and this time Dube is walking back. RCB losing momentum here.
Shivam Dube c Suryakumar Yadav b Bumrah 2(6)
RCB 131/3 after 15.2 overs (Padikkal 73)
WICKET! Pollard full toss gets the big wicket. ABD found the fielder in the deep and this really does hit RCB hard.
de Villiers c Rahul Chahar b Pollard 15(12)
RCB 129/2 after 15 overs (Padikkal 73, de Villiers 13)
The over started with a dot ball and ended with a dot but in between Padikkal systematically took Chahar apart. Not the best of outing for the leg-spinner today – 4-0-43-1.
RCB 113/2 after 14 overs (Padikkal 57, de Villiers 13)
A six and a four for ABD in the over from Pattinson. The engine is starting up. MI will be worried now.
RCB 100/2 after 13 overs (Padikkal 55, de Villiers 2)
Just about the perfect time for ABD to come in. Padikkal needs to keep going for a bit more though and give the South African the time to find his feet before he really has a go.
Bumrah’s 1st IPL wicket: Kohli
Bumrah’s 100th IPL wicket: Kohli
RCB 95/2 after 11.2 overs (Padikkal 53)
WICKET! Bumrah gets Kohli. Saurabh Tiwary runs back a bit to take a good catch. 100th IPL wicket for Bumrah too.
Kohli c Saurabh Tiwary b Bumrah 9(14)
RCB 88/1 after 10 overs (Padikkal 49, Kohli 6)
RCB don’t have the best record in the middle over (they only average around 6.8) but they will want to change that today. Kohli will want to change that too.
RCB 71/1 after 7.5 overs (Padikkal 41)
WICKET! Chahar breaks the opening stand. Philippe is stumped down the leg-side. MI needed this. They needed this badly. The batsman failed to get his foot down in time.
Philippe st de Kock b Rahul Chahar 33(24)
RCB 60/0 after 7 overs (Padikkal 41, Philippe 29)
First over after the strategic timeout is a good one for MI. Krunal gives away just 6 runs.
RCB 54/0 after 6 overs (Padikkal 29, Philippe 25)
Solid opening stand. They haven’t gone nuts but they have kept picking up the boundaries. Just what RCB would have needed. MI might be regretting this. Give ABD a platform and he really can make things difficult for the opposition. Powerplay overs are done.
RCB 42/0 after 5 overs (Padikkal 18, Philippe 24)
Philippe showing glimpses of the BBL form that would have compelled RCB to pick him up in the auction. One lovely straight six in the Boult over being the pick of his shots so far.
RCB 32/0 after 4 overs (Padikkal 18, Philippe 14)
Pattinson into the attack now and he gets taken for 10 runs too. Four over, four different bowlers.
RCB 22/0 after 3 overs (Padikkal 13, Philippe 9)
Krunal into the attack and that worked out well for RCB. 12 runs off the over. Maybe MI trying to understand which bowler will work best here...
RCB 10/0 after 2 overs (Padikkal 4, Philippe 6)
One lovely four for Philippe off Bumrah but otherwise the pacer kept things very tight.
Bumrah gets the new ball today. Pollard seems to like using Bumrah with the new ball as against Rohit Sharma who would get him into the attack a little later.
RCB 5/0 after 1 over (Padikkal 4, Philippe 1)
The RCB openers are in the middle but there is no Finch today. How will this go? Steady start by Boult.
7.07 pm: No changes to the MI playing XI while RCB have made quite a few changes.
Royal Challengers Bangalore XI: D Padikkal, J Philippe, V Kohli, AB de Villiers, GM Singh, S Dube, C Morris, W Sundar, D Steyn, M Siraj, Y Chahal
Mumbai Indians XI: I Kishan, Q de Kock, S Yadav, S Tiwary, H Pandya, K Pollard, K Pandya, J Pattinson, R Chahar, T Boult, J Bumrah
7.01 pm: MI win the toss and elect to field first.
06.43 pm: The last time these two teams met, sparks flew! One of the matches of the tournament...
06.40 pm: Hello all and welcome to the live coverage of a potential blockbuster in the Indian Premier League.
No 1 Mumbai Indians take on No 2 Royal Challengers Bangalore with neither side assured of a playoffs spot yet. A win for MI all but mathematically confirms their place in the top four while RCB will also get a significant boost in their bid to go past the group stages. If RCB lose tonight, they face a nervy finish to the group stages as five teams can potentially finish on 16 points this season. All in all, plenty at stake and this promises to be a cracker.
Here’s how the points table looks like ahead of MI vs RCB:
IPL 2020 points table
|2||Royal Challengers Bangalore||11||7||4||+0.092||14|
|4||Kings XI Punjab||12||6||6||-0.049||12|
|5||Kolkata Knight Riders||12||6||6||-0.479||12|
|8||Chennai Super Kings||12||4||8||-0.602||8|