Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of MI vs RCB IPL match from Abu Dhabi. All eyes will be on the availability of Rohit Sharma after the swashbuckling opener missed past few games due to fitness concerns. While Mumbai are sitting on top of the table despite their eight-wicket hammering by Rajasthan Royals with 14 points, Virat Kohli-led RCB too remain on 14 following their loss to Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. A win for either side on Wednesday should be enough to take it to the play-offs. Rohit's fitness has become a subject of unwanted attention ahead of the game. Having missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury, Mumbai Indians skipper returned to the nets on Monday, a day when he was not named in the India squad for the Australia series. Here you can follow all the updates of MI vs RCB IPL match from Abu Dhabi. (SCORECARD)
MI beat RCB by five wickets
22.57 IST: Siraj to Suryakumar, FOUR! It's DONE and DUSTED! Mumbai Indians (166/5) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (164/6) by five wickets in Abu Dhabi. Suryakumar 79*, Chahal 2/37
22.57 IST: Morris to Pollard, FOUR! MUSCLED! Gets off to the mark with a boundary and MI just need 3 from the last over.
22.55 IST: Morris to Hardik, OUT! Morris gets his man, but is it too late now.
22.53 IST: Morris to Hardik, SIX! In the slot zone and Hardik slams it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
22.48 IST: Steyn to Suryakumar, SIX! New Mr 360 in the town as Surya gets on the knees and plays it over fine-leg for a maximum.
22.42 IST: Morris to Suryakumar, FOUR! ELEGANT! Length ball and Surya picks it early and launches it over deep mid-wicket for a smooth boundary.
22.34 IST: Siraj to Suryakumar, FOUR! Short ball and Surya waits for it to upper-cut it for a boundary at third man.
22.33 IST: Siraj to Suryakumar, FOUR! Back to Back boundaries as this time, he plays it through mid-off for a boundary.
22.32 IST: Siraj to Suryakumar, FOUR and FIFTY! It was down the leg side and SKY guides it fine for a boundary.
22.30 IST: Morris to Hardik, SIX! On the pads and Hardik flicks it over mid-wicket for his first six of the night.
22.24 IST: Chahal to Krunal, OUT! Krunal tries the aerial route but misses the connection and Morris takes another catch.
22.23 IST: Chahal to Suryakumar, FOUR! On the pads and Surya sweeps it through fine-leg for another boundary.
22.19 IST: Steyn to Suryakumar, FOUR! Back to Back boundaries, Short ball and enough width from the bowler as Surya gets onto the top of the bounce and guides it for a boundary.
22.19 IST: Steyn to Suryakumar, FOUR! Cross-seam delivery and Surya guides it through third man with a deft touch for a boundary
22.17 IST: Chahal to Suryakumar, SIX! Too full from the leggie and SKY lofts it over extra cover for a maximum
22.15 IST: Chahal to Krunal, FOUR! A lofted drive over the covers as the ball races away for a boundary.
22.11 IST: Siraj to Tiwary, OUT! Slower one and Saurabh tries to play it on the long-off region but doesn't time it well as Devdutt Padikkal pulls off a screamer to send him back in the pavilion.
22.07 IST: Chahal to Suryakumar, FOUR! Full again and Surya sweeps it perfectly as the ball races away for a boundary like a tracer bullet.
22.06 IST: Chahal to Suryakumar, SIX! A tad full and Surya skies it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
21.56 IST: Chahal to Kishan, OUT! The batsman dances down the track and takes the aerial route but misses the connection as Morris takes an easy catch.
21.49 IST: Siraj to Kishan, FOUR! A tad full from the pacer and the southpaw punches it between long-on and mid0on for a boundary.
21.45 IST: Siraj to De Kock, OUT! Length ball and De Kock tries to pull it over deep mid-wicket but misses the top connection and Gurkeerat takes a good catch.
21.39 IST: Steyn to De Kock, SIX! Poor from the experienced pacer as he bowled the last few deliveries with same line and length. De Kock pulls it effortlessly over square leg for a maximum.
21.35 IST: Sundar to Kishan, FOUR! Short and wide as there was enough room for Kishan to cut it for a boundary.
21.29 IST: Steyn to Kishan, SIX! A tad full from the pacer and the southpaw flicks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
21.24 IST: Morris to Kishan, FOUR! Short ball and enough width for the southpaw to cuts it hard for a boundary.
* Chris Morris to start the proceedings with new ball
* Ishant Kishan and Quinton de Kock are back for the chase
21.07 IST: Boult to Gurkeerat, DOUBLE! Royal Challengers Bangalore 164/6 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. Padikkal 74, Bumrah 3/14
21.06 IST: Boult to Gurkeerat, FOUR! The Kiwi pacer continues to bowl full and Gurkeet lofts it over long-off for a boundary
21.05 IST: Boult to Gurkeerat, FOUR! A much-needed boundary at this stage. Too full from the bowler and Gurkeet flicks it over square leg for a boundary.
20.57 IST: Boult to Sundar, FOUR! On the pads and the southpaw plays it fine into the gap for a boundary.
20.53 IST: Boult to Morris, OUT! The collapse continues as the short ball does the trick again and Morris edges it to third man.
20.52 IST: Boult to Morris, FOUR! Length ball and the Proteas slams it hard over deep extra covers for a boundary.
20.49 IST: Bumrah to Padikkal, OUT! BIG BLOW! On the body and the southpaw tries to play it over square leg but finds Trent Boult.
20.48 IST: Bumrah to Dube, OUT! Poor batting from the young man, a good bouncer from Bumrah as Dube tries to pull it but gets only an edge and Surykumar takes a good catch.
20.39 IST: Pollard to De Villiers, OUT! MASSIVE WICKET! Pollie gets the big fish on one of the worst balls. Full toss and ABD tries to clear the boundary rope but misses the best of connection as Rahul Chahar takes a good catch.
20.35 IST: Chahar to Padikkal, FOUR! Short and wide as there was enough room for Dev to cuts it hard for a boundary.
20.34 IST: Chahar to Padikkal, SIX! In the slot zone and the young southpaw slams it straight down the ground for a maximum.
20.32 IST: Pattinson to De Villiers, FOUR! Back of a length and ABD pulls it over deep square leg for another boundary.
20.30 IST: Pattinson to De Villiers, SIX! THE ABD SPECIAL! The Proteas was ready for it and laps it over fine leg for a maximum. Mr 360 for a reason.
20.21 IST: Bumrah to Kohli, OUT! Short ball and VK tries to pulls it and gets a top-edge as Saurabh Tiwary takes an easy catch.
20.18 IST: Krunal to Padikkal, FOUR and FIFTY! The southpaw shifts his weight on the backfoot and slams it hard through covers for a boundary to reach his fifty.
20.15 IST: Chahar to Padikkal, FOUR! Little bit of room and the southpaw cuts it hard for an exquisite boundary
20.08 IST: Chahar to Philippe, OUT! STUMPED! EXCELLENT from DE KOCK! The batsman misses the line completely and De Kock destroys hi stumps in time.
20.06 IST: Chahar to Philippe, FOUR! A tad full again and the batsman launches it over deep extra covers for a boundary.
20.05 IST: Chahar to Padikkal, FOUR! INNOVATIVE! Too full from the leggie and Padikkal revere sweeps it for a boundary.
19.57 IST: Pattinson to Padikkal, FOUR! The batsman makes room for himself and fires it over extra cover to finish the powerplay with a boundary.
19.53 IST: Pattinson to Padikkal, FOUR! Slightly on the pads and the southpaw guides it fine for a boundary.
19.52 IST: Boult to Philippe, FOUR! The batsman tries to pull it hard but gets only an edge which races away for a boundary at fine leg.
19.50 IST: Boult to Philippe, SIX! Too full from the Kiwi pacer and the Aussie batsman just plays straight over the boundary rope for a maximum.
19.46 IST: Pattinson to Philippe, FOUR! Short ball and Josh Philippe pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.44 IST: Pattinson to Padikkal, FOUR! A tad full from the pacer and Dev flicks it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.41 IST: Krunal to Padikkal, FOUR! The southpaw plays a lap sweep to collect a boundary. Smart batting from the young man.
19.37 IST: Bumrah to Philippe, FOUR! WHAT A SHOT! Length ball and the batsman drives it through the mid-on for a lovely boundary.
19.33 IST: Boult to Padikkal, FOUR! Back of a length ball and the southpaw slams it through covers for a boundary.
* Trent Boult to start the proceedings with new ball
* Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe to open the innings for RCB
19.06 IST: Playing XIs of both teams are out:
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
19.00 IST: Mumbai Indians skipper Kieron Pollard wins toss and elects to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
18.40 IST: Will the big man fires against his favourite opponent?
18.15 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of MI vs RCB live IPL match from Abu Dhabi.
Brief Preview: Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to secure the first playoff spot when they meet in Abu Dhabi later tonight. Both are tied on 14 points and while MI are at the top of the table, RCB trail them at third position on Net Run Rate. Delhi Capitals squandered the opportunity to go top of the table last night when they suffered a heavy 88-run defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad, meaning that both MI and RCB have a golden opportunity to seal a playoff berth tonight. (READ FULL)