IPL 2018, MI vs RCB, HIGHLIGHTSLIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 14, MUMBAI INDIANS vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE: Hello and welcome to our mi vs rcb live score and live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 14 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It is a clash between the heavyweights of the tournament, Mumbai and Bangalore at Wankhede. You can catch the live updates of mumbai vs bangalore live score here. The defending champions are yet to get off the mark in the tournament. They have always been slow beginners but they would want to get back to winning ways starting this evening. Both their bowling and batting have been performing inconsistently until now. Rohit Sharma would hope for both the departments to click at their home ground tonight. (CRICKET STREAMING - MI vs RCB)
Bangalore, on the other hand, have also not had a great start to the tournament. They have won 1 out of the three games they have played. They might make a few changes to their squad. We might see Brendon McCullum make way for another foreign player as he has failed to click. Whatever team they have, Virat Kohli would be eager here for a victory. However, it won't be an easy game against last year's champions and we can expect an exciting clash. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, MUMBAI INDIANS vs ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE, IPL 2018, MATCH 14 FROM MUMBAI
We came agonisingly close to winning on three occasions but we finally got our first points of the season tonight with a commanding victory over RCB. WHAT A NIGHT!#CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/ffrVJvfpKr— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2018
23.49 IST: A dot to end the innings! On a length and on the pads, Kohli tries to whip but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad. MUMBAI WIN BY 46 RUNS!
23.48 IST: SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! A slower ball on middle, Kohli goes down on one knee and deposits it over the long on stand. He moves onto 92 and he has 2 balls to get 8 runs. RCB 167/8 in 19.4 overs
23.46 IST: EDGY FOUR! Again it is a length ball on off, Kohli tries to go big but the ball takes the outside edge and goes over short third man for a boundary.
23.43 IST: SIX! Mohammed Siraj says he can bat too! On a length and it is the cutter on middle. Siraj lines it up and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for the second biggie of the over. RCB 153/8 in 18.4 overs
23.41 IST: SIX! HUGEEE! Mustafizur has gone for plenty in this game. He bowls it full and on off, Kohli tonks it over the long on fence for half a dozen. RCB 145/8 in 18.1 overs
Mohammed Siraj is the next man in.
23.39 IST: OUT!In the air... taken! Bumrah gets his second and both in this over. A bumper on off, Umesh tries to pull hard but the ball takes the top edge and balloons towards Rohit Sharma at covers who takes it easily. The end is now nigh for Bangalore. Royal Challengers Bangalore 137/8 in 18 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
23.37 IST: OUT! EASY CATCH! Krunal Pandya takes it, you just cannot keep him out of the game. A slower ball and very full outside off. Woakes opens the face of the bat and hit it over the point region but it takes the edge and goes into the hands of short third man. Bumrah gets his first. Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/7 in 17.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
23.35 IST: Another bumper on middle, Kohli flat-bats it down towards long on for a brace. 13 runs from the over. RCB 134/6 in 17 overs
Mitchell McClenaghan is back into the attack.
23.30 IST: SIX! That was a biggie as soon as he hit it. A slower bouncer, this one though bounces at a comfortable height for the batsman. Kohli stands tall and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie. RCB 127/6 in 16.1 overs
23.28 IST: SIX! Mid-on was inside the circle but that would not have mattered! This is on a fuller length on middle. Woakes lofts it with a straight bat and it goes as straight as an arrow and also clears the fence. RCB 121/6 in 16 overs
Mustafizur Rahman is back on.
23.23 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli hits 32nd IPL half-century. Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/6 in 14.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
Chris Woakes makes his way out to the middle.
23.18 IST: OUT! STUMPED! Nicely bowled! Markande slows this one up and tosses it up outside off. Sarfaraz comes down the track and throws the kitchen sink at it. He is beaten by the flight and misses the ball completely. Tare collects the ball and whips the bails off. Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/6 in 13.5 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
23.16 IST: SIX! Fine, fine shot! Markande tosses this one up on off, Kohli goes inside out over covers. Connects it well and it seems to have gone all the way. The umpire goes upstairs to check and it has hit the ropes on the full. Maximum. 10 from the last two, they have to keep going. RCB 100/5 in 13.1 overs
Strategic break signalled.
23.14 IST: FOUR! This is nicely played! Full and outside off, Sarfaraz squeezes it past the diving fielder at point for a boundary. They will need this in abundance. RCB 94/5 in 13 overs
23.10 IST: The physio is out to have a look. This is not good. He is up on his feet and he has swelling just before his right eye. Let us hope he is okay. He is making his way back into the dressing room. Luckily for him the ball did not hit him on the eye. Aditya Tare comes out in place of him. He will keep wickets for the rest of the game I believe.
23.08 IST: NASTY BLOW! A short ball which is mistimed towards mid-wicket. The fielder there dives forward to catch it but it falls short. He deflects it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen run s single. The fielder picks the ball up and throws it towards the keeper. He gets an awkward bounce and is hit just beside his eye and he is down on the ground and seems to be in a lot of pain. RCB 90/5 in 12.4 overs
Sarfaraz Khan is the new batsman.
23.03 IST: OUT! Krunal is putting on a show here. Another one in the bag for him. A good piece of bowling by him. He bowls it wide outside off, Sundar has to reach out for it as he attempts for a big shot. Fails to control his shot and hands a simple catch to Suryakumar Yadav at long off. The wheels are coming off, half the side is back in the hut and their skipper Kohli is quickly running out of partners. Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/5 in 11.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
22.59 IST: FOUR! Connects and connects well this time. A loopy delivery, slower through the air at 79.7 kph, Sundar leans forward and lifts it nonchalantly over covers for a boundary. RCB 81/4 in 10.3 overs
Washington Sundar is the new batsman. But it will be Virat Kohli to face the hat-trick ball.
22.55 IST: OUT! Gone first ball. It's going from bad to worse for Bangalore. The Kiwi goes down on one knee for a big slog sweep first ball but fails to make a proper connection. An easy catch for Duminy (sub) in the deep mid-wicket region. Krunal is all pumped up. The crowd is right behind Mumbai. They have Bangalore on the mat but cannot afford to relax till the time skipper Kohli is in the middle. Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/4 in 9.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
Corey Anderson is the new batsman.
22.53 IST: OUT! Stumped! This was coming! Mandeep got down the track in the last over also but Kishan failed to grab the ball then. Not this time. Another delivery spinning away, Singh is down the track in a flash for a big shot but is beaten by the away spin. Ishan is lightning quick to take the ball and break the stumps in no time. Another one bites the dust and Bangalore are in a deep trouble. Someone needs to stay there with the skipper. Royal Challengers Bangalore 75/3 in 9.3 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
22.51 IST: Mandeep has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total, 5 runs from the over. RCB 70/2 in 9 overs vs MI (213/6)
22.46 IST: Not out! The benefit of doubt given to the batsman. A flighted full ball on off, Mandeep pushes it to extra cover and looks for a sharp single. Rohit there picks it up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. It's referred upstairs, looks touch and go in the replays and Singh has been given the benefit. RCB 60/2 in 7.1 overs
22.45 IST: Big moment in the game! A direct hit here and the in-form batsman Mandeep Singh seems to be in danger.
22.44 IST: Uses his feet to get down the track but fails to pick the googly. It goes off his pads to the on side and they take a leg bye. Fine start by the young leggie, only 4 from it. RCB 59/2 in 7 overs
22.42 IST: Mayank Markande is introduced into the attack. Would love to pick Kohli, the national team skipper and make a statement.
Strategic break has been signalled!
22.39 IST: RCB - 55/2 in 6 overs
22.37 IST: FOUR! CRISP! Fuller and on off, too easy for Mandeep as he leans into it and drives it through covers and the ball races away. RCB 53/2 in 5.3 overs
22.35 IST: FOUR! Nothing wrong with the delivery but such is the class of Kohli that he can even hit the good balls to the fence. A yorker on off, Kohli jams it out and he also opens the face. The ball beats the diving keeper and goes into the fence. RCB 48/2 in 5.1 overs
Mandeep Singh walks out to the middle.
22.32 IST: OUT! Make that two in the over for McClenaghan! And it is the big one, NO, the HUGE one of AB de Villiers. He bangs this one short on middle, AB de Villiers goes for the pull shot. He connects well but does not get the desired height. He hits it flat and finds the fielder, Hardik Pandya at deep square leg to perfection who takes a sitter. The crowd erupts and de Villiers walks back dejected. McClenaghan is off on a celebratory run. Bangalore in big trouble now. Royal Challengers Bangalore 42/2 in 4.4 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
AB de Villiers makes his way out to the middle.
22.27 IST: OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Mitchell McClenaghan draws first blood. They needed this especially after the start Bangalore are off to. De Kock walks down the track and McClenaghan drags his length back a little and bowls it on off. De Kock tries to force it through the off side but misses the ball all ends up and sees the LED bails light up. The Mumbai players are ecstatic and they get the dangerous Quinton. 174 more needed. Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/1 in 4.1 overs vs Mumbai Indians (213/6)
22.26 IST: SIX! MAXIMUM! Another flick and this time it goes all the way for the big one. De Kock is finding his places and is making the most of the powerplay. A beauty of a shot and this was in the slot, seam up delivery on middle. RCB 40/0 in 3.5 overs
22.23 IST: FOUR! A flick from De Kock as he gently touches the ball, down to mid on and it was quite high. Goes for a boundary. Up and well over! Mustafizur is welcomed into the attack with a boundary. He lands this one on a length, it might be a cutter. Good start to the over. RCB 31/0 in 3.1 overs
22.18 IST: FOUR! Shot! Just when McClenaghan was bowling a few good spells, Kohli gets the better off the last ball of the over. A cut to outside off. RCB 27/0 in 2.5 overs
22.15 IST: FOUR! Krunal to De Kock. Never a good idea to bowl a left-arm spinner against a left-hander. De Kock knows it and he is going after him. Pandya tosses this one up on middle. De Kock goes down on one knee and sweeps it over the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Good end to the first over and a good start to this over. RCB 20/0 in 1.4 overs
22.11 IST: FOUR! Bumrah to Kohli and just touches the ball with his bat, down long on. A good end to the over for Bangalore. Fuller and on middle, Kohli leans into it and drives it through mid on for the first boundary. 7 from the first over. RCB 7/0 in 1 over
22.09 IST: Virat Kohli and Quintin de Kock open for Royal Challengers Bangalore in their chase for 214. Jasprit Bumrah will bowl the first over.
22.05 IST: RCB were once again thrashed towards the end. A problem which they are facing since a long time. Umesh Yadav was exceptional at the start but was equally bad towards the end. Their spinners too were giving a pounding. They once again have to depend on their batters now and the visitors will hope they come to the fore today. They could not chase a similar total against Rajasthan in the last game. Can they do it here? Join us for the chase to find out.
22.00 IST: Rohit Sharma put up a masterclass today at Wankhede. Silenced his critics and got the most of the IPL fans at Wankhede.
Innings Break!— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 17, 2018
A gritty knock of 94 off 52 balls by the #MumbaiIndians Skipper sees the home team past a score of 200.#RCB have some work to do in hand with a target of 213 to chase. pic.twitter.com/NjhSgEtKL4
21.54 IST: FOUR! Immense power! Anderson angles across a full ball outside off, Hardik attacks it with all his might and bludgeons it down the ground. No chance for the fielders in the deep. Mumbai Indians score 213/6 in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede. Rohit 94, Lewis 65, Umesh 2/36
21.51 IST: OUT! Rohit holes out! But what a wonderful innings by the Mumbai skipper. He has announced his arrival to form and other teams will have to watch out for him now. Once again he's aiming for the straight boundary, fails to get enough power this time and a simple catch for Woakes at long on. The Wankhede stands to applaud for the Hitman! MI 207/6 in 19.5 overs
21.50 IST: SIX! High and handsome! 200 comes up for Mumbai and the crowd is going bonkers. He latches onto a length ball outside off and smokes it over extra cover for a boundary. Rohit moves to 90! Can he get a century? MI 203/5 in 19.3 overs
21.49 IST: FOUR! Goes straight and finds the boundary. A length ball in the line of the stumps, Rohit clears his front leg and muscles it down the ground for a boundary. MI 197/5 in 19.2 overs
21.45 IST: SIX! This is an extraordinary shot! This one is bowled short and outside off, Pandya flat bats it off the back foot and the ball has gone over the long off fence. Back-to-back biggies. What started to be a good over, is ending up to be an expensive one. MI 190/5 in 18.4 overs
21.44 IST: SIX! This will hurt Bangalore! They could have had Pandya in the last ball and now he is has just tonked them for a biggie. Short and on middle, Pandya rocks back and pulls it with disdain. The timing is such that the ball sails over the fence. MI 184/5 in 18.3 overs
Hardik Pandya is the next man in.
21.41 IST: OUT! Woakes gets the dangerous Pollard! A big wicket at this time. A slower ball on off, Pollard tries to go downtown but does not connect well. It goes towards long on where AB de Villiers runs to his right and takes a nice catch. First wicket for Woakes. Kohli will be happy to see the back of Pollard as he could have easily made a difference of 10 runs. Mumbai Indians 178/5 in 18.1 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
21.39 IST: Another yorker and Pollard flicks it towards deep square leg to end the over with a run. 11 runs from the over. MI 177/4 in 18 overs
21.36 IST: SIX! That has gone into orbit! What a hit, son! A slower ball outside off, Rohit Sharma picks it up early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence. It does not just clear the fence but goes into the top tier. MI 165/4 in 17.3 overs
21.34 IST: A low full toss on leg stump, Sharma flicks it through mid-wicket. Chahal in the deep, slides and then parries the ball to Woakes who comes running in from deep square leg but the batsmen still run two. MI 166/4 in 17 overs
21.28 IST: SIX! Umesh struggled with bowling in the death in the last game and his struggle continues here. He offers a gift. A full toss on leg stump. Rohit Sharma helps it on its way. The timing is such that the ball goes all the way, over the fine leg fence. MI 159/4 in 16.1 overs
21.26 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and put away! Short and wide outside off, Sharma rocks back and cuts it hard through point. The ball races away to the fence. Once again this is poor by Corey, he is not bowling to his field. MI 152/4 in 15.4 overs
Kieron Pollard is the next man in.
21.24 IST: OUT! No, it has not! Pandya is well short. Rohit comes down the track and mistimes it straight down the ground. They complete one and they go for the second. Nasser Hussain on air mentions it is not a good idea as Woakes is quick to the ball and fires a throw to the bowler. He collects it well and takes the bails off. The players appeal, the do not look that confident and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that even though Krunal has dived he is short. So an innings in which we saw a lot of mistimed shots comes to an end. Pandya has been dismissed against Bangalore for the first time. Mumbai Indians 148/4 in 15.3 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
21.23 IST: Another run out appeal at the non-striker's end. Has Krunal's dive saved him?
21.20 IST: FOUR! Ideal start to the over! 19 from the last 7 balls. A little short and width on offer. Sharma cuts it through point and the ball races away to the fence. MI 147/3 in 15.1 overs
We've seen 3 century stands in #VivoIPL 2018 so far and our batsmen have done it twice! Evin and Surya did it against DD, Evin and Rohit have done it tonight. 🤝— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2018
LIVE updates - https://t.co/3xYaG5HZRM#CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/zsu0PPzurF
21.19 IST: FOUR! Not convincing but Yadav will take it. On a length around middle. Pandya swings at it but it goes off the inner half through backward square leg for a boundary. 15 from this over, they have now surely decided to put their feet on the accelerator. MI 143/3 in 15 overs
21.16 IST: FOUR! FIFTY! Rohit Sharma hits 33rd IPL half-century. Yadav has not got it right on his comeback. This is short and outside off, asking to be hit. Sharma says thank you and cuts it over point to bring his fifty up. The captain has finally come to the fore. 10 runs from the first two balls of this spell from Umesh. He got two wickets in his first one if you remember. Mumbai Indians 138/3 in 14.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
21.15 IST: SIX! Out of here! TRADEMARK ROHIT SHARMA! A little short on middle, Sharma picks the length early and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie.
21.12 IST: Second strategic break signalled! Mumbai have lost Lewis but are in a good position at the moment. This is where they lost the plot in their last game and they would not want to repeat it. They would want to cash in from here. Something above 200 is what they will be looking for. Bangalore, on the other hand, will look to restrict them below that and if they are to do so, they will need wickets.
21.10 IST: SIX! This should get him going! Chahal makes the mistake off tossing it up. He maybe wanted to tempt the batsman. Krunal does get tempted but he connects well and sends the ball over the long on fence. MI 126/3 in 13.3 overs
21.08 IST: Siraj ends the over brilliantly. A slower one outside off, Pandya is deceived as he swings early. It goes off the inner half towards long on for a run. Just four from it. MI 118/3 in 13 overs
21.03 IST: FOUR! Look what that misfield does, it put Rohit Sharma on strike and he makes the opposition pay. He gets a short ball on middle, Rohit rocks back and pulls it over square leg and the ball races away. MI 114/3 in 12 overs
The explosive opener was on fire right from the word go! Evin Lewis wasted no time to reach his maiden IPL 50 and took our innings past 100. What. A. Knock! 🙌#CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MumbaiIndians pic.twitter.com/QBBACvY9r2— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2018
20.59 IST: OUT! In the air... taken! Corey Anderson strikes and he gives Bangalore the much-needed breakthrough. An excellent catch by de Kock as that had gone into the skies. A full ball on off, it was the slower one. Lewis tries to go downtown but only manages to hit it up in the air towards short fine leg, De Kock turns and runs towards it, judges it well and takes it nicely. Virat Kohli is pumped up as the 108-run stand has been broken and an entertaining innings by Lewis comes to an end. Bangalore will now look to build on this. The chance has been taken brilliantly by the wicket-keeper de Kock to dent MI's start. Mumbai Indians 108/3 in 11.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
20.56 IST: SIX! Back-to-back! Chahal bowls it on the stumps and pays the price for it. Lewis goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence. He knows there is no turn, he is trusting the bounce and going ahead with the shot. MI 107/2 in 10.4 overs
20.55 IST: SIX! Lewis this time converts the ball into his zone as he comes down the track. Gets to the pitch of it and hits it over long off for a huge one. 100 run stand up. MI 101/2 in 10.3 overs
20.52 IST: Direct hit needed! Rohit Sharma taps this ball towards the short third man and sets off for a run. Mandeep Singh there picks the ball up and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Replays show had he hit Lewis was a goner. 10 runs from the over. MI 95/2 in 10 overs
20.49 IST: FOUR! This one is full and on off, a half-volley. Sharma will not miss out on this one as he drives it over covers and the ball races away. MI 93/2 in 9.3 overs
20.48 IST: FOUR! No bowler is going to spared here today! Sharma comes dancing down the track and also makes room. He gets it where he wants, outside off. Sharma slaps it over covers and the ball races away. MI 89/2 in 9.2 overs
The Trinidadian is having a party on the pitch, dispatching the bowlers to all parts of the Wankhede.— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 17, 2018
Download Evin's #MIEmojis from our website 👉 https://t.co/AP03hrSzjW & the MI App 👉 https://t.co/SqNrWLLSjD & https://t.co/SazVz7BZob#CricketMeriJaan #MIvRCB #MI pic.twitter.com/rFzDApg095
20.46 IST: FIFTY! Evin Lewis smashes his first IPL half-century. Take that, says Lewis. Brings up his fifty in style! His maiden one in this league. He goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. He raises the bat to acknowledge the applause from the fans. Mumbai Indians 85/2 in 8.4 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
20.42 IST: FOUR! A good way to end the over! Another expensive one by Sundar, 13 from it. Short and on middle, Lewis swivels inside the crease and pulls it through the backward square leg for a boundary. He moves onto 43. MI 76/2 in 8 overs
20.40 IST: SIX! Boom boom goes Sharma! He comes down the track, Sundar drags his length back a little. Sharma still goes ahead with the shot. He goes with the spin and tonks it over mid-wicket. MI 69/2 in 7.2 overs
Washington Sundar is back into the attack.
20.39 IST: After a poor first over, Siraj compensates in style with a brilliant tight over. Just three from it. MI 63/2 in 7 overs
20.33 IST: So after two wickets off the first two balls. Rohit Sharma and Evin Lewis have done really well to counter-attack and score runs freely. They are going at 10 per over and now after this brisk partnership, they will feel they are top at the moment.
Time for a first strategic break of the match!
20.32 IST: An excellent last over of the Powerplay. A slower ball outside off, Lewis lets it be. The umpire feels it is inside the tram line and does not call it a wide. End of an action-packed first six overs. Mumbai are 60 for 2 after it. MI 60/2 in 6 overs
20.29 IST: FOUR! Too easy this for Lewis! Not smart bowling by the bowler. He is providing width outside off with the third man up. All Lewis has to do is guide it through the gap between that fielder and point and he does exactly so and the ball races away. Early boundary, pressure on the bowler. Not a good start to the last over of the Powerplay. MI 60/2 in 5.1 overs
Chris Woakes comes back into the attack.
20.28 IST: Lewis knocks it down to mid-on and rushes across for a risky single. A direct hit would have made things interestingly. 16 from the over! MI 56/2 in 5 overs
20.27 IST: FOUR! Runs continue to flow from the West Indian batsman. Siraj bowls it too full and too wide outside off, Lewis squeezes it out and places it wide of short third man for a boundary. MI 55/2 in 4.5 overs
20.23 IST: SIX! It has gone miles! Siraj runs in and serves it short around middle and leg, Lewis swivels inside the crease with the pull shot and sends it packing over square leg into the Sachin Tendulkar stand. Pressure straightway on the bowler. MI 46/2 in 4.1 overs
Mohammed Siraj comes into the attack for the visitors.
20.22 IST: Make that 19! Once again it is down the leg side. Lewis sweeps it very fine and there is no stopping that. Not a good start for Sundar. MI 40/2 in 4 overs
20.20 IST: 4 BYES! The pressure now is getting to him. Two boundaries and now five runs off this one. Down the leg side, Lewis goes for the sweep but misses. De Kock fails to collect it and it runs away to the fence. 14 from this over so far. MI 35/2 in 3.4 overs
20.19 IST: FOUR! Lewis not gets a hit me ball and he puts it away. Short and outside off, Evin rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary. Sundar has got his line wrong here. MI 30/2 in 3.4 overs
20.17 IST: FOUR! Welcome Sundar! He fires it on off, the ball skids on and as I wrote it comes onto the bat nicely. Rohit goes back and places it into the gap through covers for a boundary. MI 25/2 in 3.1 overs
Washington Sundar is introduced into the attack.
20.16 IST: MI 21/2 in 3 overs
20.14 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and put away! This one is short and on the body. Easy pickings for Lewis as he helps it on its way through short fine leg for a boundary. Runs are coming thick and fast now. MI 19/2 in 2.2 overs
20.11 IST: SIX! That is a big one! Short and on middle, Lewis rocks back, picks the length early and sends it sailing over the square leg fence. Not a good follow up over by Woakes here. He has been a little too full and this time a little too short. MI 14/2 in 1.5 overs
20.08 IST: FOUR! Exquisite. Right off the middle. Pure class from Rohit Sharma to score the first boundary off this game. Full and on off, Sharma leans into it and times it through covers. Once the ball beats the infield, there is no stopping it. MI 7/2 in 1.2 overs
Chris Woakes will bowl from the other end.
20.06 IST: No hat-trick! Not the best of deliveries this one. On the pads. Sharma too fails to put it away as he gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards square leg and the batsmen run a leg bye. Mumbai are underway. MI 1/2 in 0.3 overs vs RCB
Rohit Sharma walks out to the middle. He will be facing the hat-trick ball.
20.03 IST: OUT! Two-in-two for Umesh! What a delivery this is. How do you play those? Ishan Kishan surely does not have the answer. Full again from over the wicket on off, this one shapes in late, very late. Ishan too goes for the booming drive but he too leaves a gap between bat and pad. The ball sneaks through and rattles the off stump. Mumbai are in big trouble here and Bangalore could not have asked for a better start. Umesh Yadav is on a hat-trick. Mumbai Indians 0/2 in 0.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Ishan Kishan is the next man in.
20.01 IST: OUT! Brilliant stuff from the Vidarbha pacer as he struckt timber on two consecutive deliveries. TIMBER! Umesh Yadav strikes off the first ball. Excellent delivery first up. He comes running in and lands it on a length around off, it shapes back in a touch after pitching. Suryakumar Yadav goes for a drive but he leaves a gap between bat and pad and it goes through the gap and hits the off stump. Yadav is up and running in celebration and there is pin drop silence here at Wankhede. Brilliant start for Bangalore. Mumbai Indians 0/1 in 0.1 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
19.59 IST: Umesh Yadav has the new ball in hand and he will start the proceedings for Bangalore. Here we go...
19.58 IST: We are all set to get underway. The players and the umpires make their way out to the middle. The two openers, Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis will try and make full use of the Powerplay.
19.40 IST: Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (C), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Mustafizur Rahman
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
19.36 IST: Rohit Sharma starts by saying it looks a similar wicket to the last two games. He feels the wicket should remain the same. Reckons the dew might come in later on but the guys have to adjust. Admits they are in a tough situation but their team has the character to bounce back. Informs there is one change as Mitchell McClenaghan comes in for Akila Dananjaya.
19.33 IST: Virat Kohli says it looks like a damp wicket. He adds further there is a bit of cloud cover and it might assist the new ball bowlers. He reckons they just got to correct little things, come out and play your best cricket and hope they come out on the right side. Informs they have made three changes, Brendon McCullum, Pawan Negi and Kulwant Khejroliya make way for Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan and Mohammed Siraj.
19.30 IST: TOSS Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede.
19.25 IST: Pitch Report - "It looks similar to the surface used in the opening game of the tournament. Seems like a slight portion of the surface seems to be coming away which means that the pitch could grip a bit more than in that game. Having said that, there is a covering of grass which should hold the pitch together. The captain winning the toss might want to bat first, the trend is changing I feel," reckons Sunil Gavaskar.
Virat vs Rohit and AB vs Krunal Pandya are the headlining personal clashes we'll witness against MI! Watch out for these sizzling battles in the #MIvRCB game 👉 https://t.co/CXEXg6JgcG #PlayBold #RCB pic.twitter.com/80SOsiCYPr— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) April 17, 2018
18.45 IST: Champion speaks -
18.40 IST: Captain's corner -
18.30 IST: MI will look to take inspiration from the 'God of Cricket' -
Brief Preview: Three-time champions Mumbai Indians are coming off three consecutive defeats this campaign and this is not the start the Rohit Sharma led team would have wanted. With two defeats at home and one loss away. Mumbai Indians will pit their might against formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore in an adrenaline-charged Indian Premier League match. 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 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. (Read Full Match Preview)