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Highlights, IPL 2019 Match 7: De Villiers Fifty Went in Vain as Mumbai Indians Edge Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 Runs in Thriller

IPL 2019: With AB de Villers (70*) on song, it looked Bangalore would overhaul the 188-run target well in time but Mumbai held its nerves to snatch their first win of the season.

Updated: March 29, 2019 12:02 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Aditya Chauhan

Highlights, IPL 2019 Match 7: De Villiers Fifty Went in Vain as Mumbai Indians Edge Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 Runs in Thriller
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians in Match 7 of IPL

Highlights, IPL 2019, Bangalore vs Mumbai Match 7: In a match going down the wire, an unlucky Royal Challengers Bangalore lost a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL) contest to Mumbai Indians on Thursday by just six runs despite an all-out effort by AB de Villiers. With de Villers (70 unbeaten off 41) on song, it looked Bangalore would overhaul the 188-run target well in time but Mumbai held its nerves to snatch their first win in this year’s league. De Villers, who knocked four boundaries and six hits into the stands, utilised the lifeline given to him well, as he was dropped by Yuvraj at slips in the very first delivery he faced. Chasing the challenging target, Bangalore openers Moeen Ali (13 off 7) and Parthiv Patel started cautiously, putting up 17 runs in the initial three overs. However, a brilliant direct hit by Rohit Sharma sent Ali back in the dug-out. Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli and Patel were then involved in a 40-run partnership, helping Bangalore cross the 50-run mark before Mayank Markande struck to get rid of the opener in the seventh over. (SCORECARD)


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23.56 IST:

23.51 IST: What an amazing over. Amazing. Rolling the years back, isn’t he? This is right in the blockhole, Shivam Dubey can only hit it aerially towards wide long on. Rohit moves to his left, Pollard comes from deep mid-wicket to his right, both collide but no harm done. No run taken either but it doesn’t matter. MUMBAI WIN BY 6 RUNS! But hold on! What’s happened here? Replays are up on the screen and they show that Malinga has overstepped on the last ball, but it’s gone unnoticed. Kohli is seen furious and the crowd are clearly unhappy. Mumbai Indians (187/8) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (181/5) by 6 runs at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. De Villiers 70*, Kohli 46, Bumrah 3/20 

23.44 IST: SIX! And young Dubey goes big… really big! First ball of the over and he sends it sailing. Full and right in the slot, the southpaw stays deep inside the crease and smokes it over long off for half a dozen. RCB need 11 off 5 balls vs MI.

23.41 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah removes Colin de Grandhomme for 2. Bumrah with another wicket. Been an exceptional over so far. Short of a length outside off, de Grandhomme lofts it over covers. Never in control of this, he skies it towards the man in the deep. Krunal out there moves to his right, gets under the ball and gobbles it up. RCB 169/5 in 18.3 overs, need 19 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

23.35 IST: SIX! Whoever might have mentioned that he’s finished, they probably might want to reconsider. With him already in form, Hardik isn’t helping himself with a juicy full toss. AB de Villiers slams it into the mid-wicket stands for half a dozen. Bangalore 166/4 in 17.5 overs, need 22 runs to win vs Mumbai (187/8)

23.34 IST: SIX! Mr. 360 for a reason! He somehow finds a way to score in any area. Look at that! Full and wide outside off, de Villiers gets down, reaches out to it and just hacks it over covers. Clears the leaping fielder just inside the rope and gets a maximum to his name. RCB 160/4 in 17.4 overs, need 28 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

23.30 IST:

23.27 IST: FIFTY! AB de Villiers completes his 29th half-century in IPL. He gets to the milestone with a punch through the covers for a single. He’s the key, he knows that. He’ll want to finish it off for his side. Royal Challengers Bangalore 148/4 in 16.3 overs, need 40 runs to win vs Mumbai Indians (187/8)

23.25 IST: OUT! Would you look at that? Bumrah got another breakthrough. This is what the best in the business do. They deliver. It’s full on the stumps, Hetmyer backs away and tries to go big downtown. Mistimes it altogether and hands a simple enough catch to Hardik Pandya at mid-off.

23.24 IST:

23.21 IST: SIX! Consecutive maximums from AB de Villiers. He is turning it on here, folks! This length ball on middle and leg is right there for AB to dispatch. He adjusts in crease, gives it the full swing of his bat and clears the mid-wicket boundary comfortably. 20 from the over, 31 from the last 2. RCB 147/3 in 16 overs, need 41 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

23.20 IST: SIX! That is outta here! Sweet hit from de Villiers. Fuller and outside off, AB picks his spot, lines it up and smashes it over wide long off for a biggie. Super shot.

23.13 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries from de Villiers blade. This is a much better shot. Short again, he sticks ball, nails the pull as he hits it over mid-wicket. A few bounces and it beats the fielder in the deep to the boundary. Bangalore 125/2 in 14.4 overs, need 63 runs to win vs Mumbai (187/8)

23.10 IST:

23.07 IST: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah removes Virat Kohli for 46. And Bumrah does it again! Once again when his team needed it, he’s stood up and delivered. He bangs this in short, it comes at good pace and hurries Kohli into the pull shot. He can only manage a top edge and the ball lobs towards mid-wicket. Hardik Pandya there settles under it and takes a safe catch. Crucial partnership of 49 has come to a close. Royal Challengers Bangalore 116/3 in 13.4 overs, need 72 runs to win vs Mumbai Indians (187/8)

23.01 IST:

22.59 IST: SIX! That’s gone all the way! Fine way to end the over from de Villiers. 14 runs have come off it. Just ahead of a length, on middle, it’s the cutter, AB goes leg side. Slogs it powerfully enough over square leg and gets a maximum to his name. RCB 109/2 in 12 overs, need 79 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

22.53 IST: SIX! This should get ABD going. This is very full, right in the zone for de Villiers. He lofts it over long off and it goes all the way.

22.51 IST: FOUR! Straight as an arrow! This is flighted on middle, Kohli makes moves his front leg out of the way and tonks it over the bowler’s head for a boundary. Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/2 in 10.1 overs, need 102 runs to win vs Mumbai Indians (187/8)

22.45 IST:

22.41 IST: DROPPED! Has Yuvi dropped the game? A reprieve off the very first ball for de Villiers. This is the slider and outside off, de Villiers goes back and looks to punch it through the off side. He only manages an outside edge towards first slip. Yuvraj at first seems to be heading towards his right but then has react as the ball is to his left. He fails to do so and can’t hang on. Mayank could have had two-in-two. Nevertheless, a successful over comes to an end by him.

22.40 IST: OUT! TIMBER! Mayank strikes in his first over. Breaks the stand which was threatening to take the game away from Mumbai. Exactly what Rohit wanted. It is the googly which does the trick for him. It is flatter and outside off, Patel goes back and looks to cut which means he picked the googly. The ball though is very close to play that shot. PP only manages an inside edge which ricochets onto the stumps behind. Patel walks back after getting a start. Bangalore 67/2 in 7 overs, need 121 runs to win vs Mumbai (187/8)

22.37 IST: FOUR! Misfield! This is very full and Markande pays the price. Outside off, Parthiv hits it through covers. The long off fielder runs to his right and dives over the ball.

22.33 IST: SIX! 12 from the over and Bangalore are off to a flier. Brings the slog sweep out, gets it off the middle and it sails into the stands. Top shot. RCB 60/0 in 6 overs, need 128 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

22.30 IST:  FOUR! Welcome into the attack Krunal! A shot with minimal risk as it was with the turn. Also, the 50 is up for Bangalore. Krunal tosses it up on middle, Parthiv whips it through mid-wicket and bags a boundary.

22.29 IST: FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for the skipper. Full and outside off, Kohli comes down the track and drives it through covers for a boundary. Bangalore 48/1 in 5 overs, need 140 runs to win vs Mumbai (187/8)

22.25 IST: FOUR! Third boundary on the trot for Kohli. Kohli has come out all guns blazing. Best of the boundaries these. Another length delivery outside off. Kohli waits for it and at the very end opens the face of the bat. It races through cover-point for a boundary. So two dots and a wicket on the first three balls, three boundaries to end the action-packed over. RCB 39/0 in 4 overs, need 149 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

22.22 IST: FOUR! In the air… but away from mid on. Kohli would have had his heart in the mouth for a moment. Short and on middle, Kohli pulls it uppishly towards mid on. The fielder is a little wide and boundary results.

22.20 IST: OUT! Moeen Ali run-out for 13. And that is why he was walking back as he is way short! The opening stand has been broken in the last way Bangalore would have wanted. Just as Moeen Ali seemed to get going, he has been run out. A suicidal run to be honest. Parthiv works it towards mid-wicket and sets off. Ali is a touch hesitant but then has to go for it as PP is half way down the track. Rohit from mid-wicket gets to the ball quickly, picks it up and hits bull’s eye at the striker’s end. The Mumbai players are celebrating but the umpire takes it upstairs and replays show that Moeen Ali is a goner. Royal Challengers Bangalore 27/2 in 3.2 overs, need 161 runs to win vs Mumbai Indians (187/8)

22.18 IST: SIX! Right out of the screws! First maximum of the game. 17 from MM’s second. Another gift from him. Full and on the pads. Moeen whips it right off the middle and into the square leg stand. RCB 27/0 in 3 overs, need 161 runs to win vs MI (187/8)

22.17 IST: FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Second in the over. Short and this is bowled at a good height. Moeen does not get on top of the bounce but still goes for the pull. It takes the top edge and over the keeper’s head for a boundary. Bangalore 21/0 in 2.5 overs, need 167 runs to win vs Mumbai (187/8)

22.15 IST: FOUR! Terrific shot! Slightly short and Parthiv pounces on it. He pulls it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary. Bangalore will hope this will get them going.

22.08 IST: FOUR! Too easy for Patel. He feeds on such deliveries. On the pads, Patel works it through mid-wicket and the ball races away. First boundary for Bangalore. RCB 6/0 in 0.4 overs vs MI (187/8)

22.04 IST: We are back for the chase. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel will open the batting for Bangalore. Mitchell McClenaghan will start the proceedings for Mumbai.

21.59 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal who is up for an interview starts by saying the wicket is very good to bat on. Mentions you need to vary your pace on it and he tried doing so. Further adds he is used to going for runs but he still tries to bowl the best ball and he always looks for wickets. Ends by saying the total is a good one and it is not easy to contain.

21.53 IST:

21.51 IST: Mumbai Indians 187/8 in 20 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rohit Sharma 48, Hardik Pandya 32*, Y Chahal 4/38

21.50 IST: SIX! Take a bow, Hardik Pandya. This is superb. Superb. He stands deep inside his crease, it’s bowled full again, but due to his starting position he’s able to get under the ball and slog it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Mumbai 186/8 in 19.5 overs vs Bangalore

21.47 IST: SIX! Pandya giving his side a late impetus here. This is exceptional hitting. Full ball and it’s right in his slot, he stands his ground and tonks it over the long on fence for a maximum. MI 179/8 in 19.3 overs vs RCB

21.45 IST: OUT! Eventually, Markande is given out caught behind. Length ball cutting in off the deck, Markande tries to run it down to the third man with an open face but the ball seemingly goes off the inside edge. The batsmen cross over and there is an appeal for a run out as well, but it’s caught behind. Hardik won’t be on strike for the next ball.

21.40 IST: SIX! That’s gone a long way. Pandya makes the sweetest of connections when he dispatches this. Short of a good length on the stumps, the Mumbai all-rounder stands his ground and muscles the pull deep into the mid-wicket stands. Mumbai 167/7 in 18.4 overs vs Bangalore

21.38 IST:

21.37 IST: FOUR! And Hardik goes bang! Full toss on off stump, the younger Pandya, with an absolutely straight bat, hammers it straight over the bowler’s head, bisecting the two men out in the deep. He holds the pose for the cameras too.

21.35 IST: FOUR! Pandya now gets off the mark in style! What a shot that is. He shuffles right across tempting the batsman to bowl on his pads. Siraj falls for the trap as he does so. Pandya flicks it through square leg and a boundary results. Mumbai Indians 156/7 in 17.4 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

21.33 IST: FOUR! Off the mark in style and these are handy runs for the visitors. On the pads and Markande works it through square leg. It is in the gap and it races to the fence for a boundary. MI 151/7 in 17.2 overs vs RCB

21.27 IST: OUT! Another Mumbai wicket down! Bangalore slowly rising on top of the game here. Umesh bangs it in short and down leg, Krunal pulls this away. Doesn’t get enough height on it as Saini out in the deep leaps and takes it just inside the rope. The umpire checks upstairs whether his foot touched the rope and also if Umesh overstepped his line, and it’s fine on both accounts. The elder Pandya has to depart. Mumbai 146/6 in 16.2 overs vs Bangalore

21.25 IST: OUT! Chahal picks up his fourth scalp, Pollard perishes for 5. Half the side in the hut for the visitors and they seem to be losing their way a little. Once again great courage shown by Chahal as he gives it a lot of air and land it outside off. Pollard looks to go inside out but the little turn away does him in. He ends up slicing it towards the man at sweeper cover. Hetmyer there settles under it and takes it. MI 145/5 in 16 overs vs RCB

21.17 IST: OUT! Chahal removes Suryakumar Yadav for 38. His third! Now, two new batsmen will be out in the middle. Just what Bangalore would have wanted. This is tossed up outside off, SKY looks to go over covers but the ball turns. It hits the bottom part and goes high up in the air. Moeen Ali from cover-point runs to his right and takes a good catch. End of very good innings from Suryakumar Yadav but Mumbai would have wanted him to stay out there. Bangalore, on the other hand, are managing to pick wickets at regular intervals. Something they have to, to stem the run-flow. Mumbai Indians 142/4 in 15.3 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

21.15 IST:

21.14 IST: FOUR! Short of a good length outside off, slower in pace, Yadav throws his bat at it and it goes off the edge over the keeper’s head. A boundary results. MI 140/3 in 15 overs vs RCB

21.12 IST: FOUR! Innovative. De Grandhomme goes full, a little straight in line, Yadav moves across and paddle sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

21.09 IST:

21.06 IST: OUT! Chahal had the last laugh, Yuvraj departs for 23. No, he does not! He does look to go for it but falls in the attempt to do so. Chahal is brave enough to toss it up outside off. It may have been the googly. Yuvraj looks to clear long off this time but does not get it off the middle. It goes towards the fielder there. Siraj for a second seems to have misjudged it but then takes it with both his hands raised above his head. Also, a tumble after that. Chahal gets his second and Yuvraj walks back disappointed. Not sure if he needed to go for another, but such is the format, you feel like going after every delivery no matter how many you got in the bag already. Mumbai 124/3 in 13.4 overs vs Bangalore

21.05 IST: High and handsome! Three in a row! Another poor ball. Short and outside off, Yuvraj goes back and powers it over the long on stands. Will he now make it 4 in 4 here?

21.04 IST: SIX! Back-to-back sixes by Yuvraj Singh, vintage YUVI on display here. He is on fire here. Chahal gives it air this time but lands it very full on off. Yuvraj hits it over the bowler’s head. The connection is such that it goes all the way. Mumbai Indians 118/2 in 13.2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

21.01 IST: SIX! 100 up for tourists with a huge maximum by Suryakumar Yadav. A shot with not a lot of risk as it was with the turn. Yadav clears his front leg and then tonks it into the long on stands. Brings the 100 up for Mumbai. MI 102/2 in 11.5 overs vs RCB

20.56 IST:

20.52 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav removes Rohit Sharma for 48. There goes the Hitman, two short of a half ton. A wicket completely against the run of play. Bangalore will be delighted as Rohit was looking extremely good. A delivery which is on the shorter side and it is outside off. It skids through. Rohit looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him. His bat turns in his hands and he ends up mistiming it high in the air towards long on. Siraj there runs in a and takes a sliding catch. The bowling change has worked for the hosts. They would now look to bring things under their control. Mumbai Indians 87/2 in 10.4 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

20.51 IST: FOUR! Short and on off from Yadav, SKY is quick to latch onto it. He pulls it through mid-wicket. The outfield is such that if it is in the gap, it is a certain boundary. MI 87/1 in 10.3 overs vs RCB

20.46 IST: FOUR! Rohit slog sweeps a pace bowler. Wow. That’s the kind of form he’s in this evening. De Grandhomme attacks the off stick with a full ball and Rohit gets low fast. He slog sweeps it aerially in front of square leg and beats the two men in the deep.

20.35 IST:

20.32 IST: OUT! Y Chahal removes Quinton de Kock for 23. This is what you call impact! What a player, Yuzvendra Chahal. Gets rid of the dangerous de Kock in his very first over. He tosses it up on leg stump, Quinton de Kock moves across, maybe a little too much, as he looks to drag the reverse sweep on the off side. It goes off the under edge and disturbs the stumps behind. The break does the job for the hosts, they get their first breakthrough. Mumbai Indians 54/1 in 6.3 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

20.28 IST: FOUR! 50 up for the Mumbai Indians, brilliant start for the visiting side. Excellent way to end the Powerplay for Mumbai. Saini bowls this full and on off, Rohit lofts it over covers to bag another boundary. All Mumbai in the first six. Mumbai Indians 52/0 in 6 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

20.25 IST: DROPPED AND FOUR! That is like rubbing salt to the wound. Grandhomme is the culprit. That should have been taken. Full and on middle, de Kock flicks it but uppishly towards mid-wicket. Colin there stretches his two hands upwards and tries to catch it but the ball bursts through and then goes to the fence behind. Big let off this, de Kock can be very dangerous here.

20.23 IST:

20.20 IST: SIX! All the way! Trademark de Kock this. Takes a few steps down the ground and then smashes the length ball over the long on fence. First biggie for him. Mumbai 38/0 in 4.3 overs vs Bangalore

20.15 IST: SIX! Rohit has deposited this one deep into the stands, a half-tracker from Saini. He has picked the bones out of that one! Short and on middle, once again, Rohit picks the length very early. He transfers his weight onto the back foot and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for the first biggie. MI 32/0 in 3.3 overs vs RCB

20.09 IST: FOUR! Rohit moves onto 16 and he has scored all of his runs in boundaries. This is delightful. Slightly full and on off, Rohit leans into the stroke and hits it past cover. Second boundary in the over and the second over too goes for 9. Mumbai Indians 18/0 in 2 overs vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

20.06 IST:

20.04 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Consecutive boundaries! On the pads, Rohit just flicks it through square leg and it races away. MI 9/0 in 1 over vs RCB

20.02 IST: FOUR! A present on the very first ball for Rohit and he takes it with both hands. Down the leg side, Rohit just helps it on its way to the fine leg fence. First boundary of the game. Mumbai 5/0 in 0.3 overs vs Bangalore

19.57 IST: We are all set for the action to begin! The Bangalore players make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the left-hand, right-hand combination of Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma. The former will be on strike and he will be facing Umesh Yadav. Here we go…

19.48 IST: Rohit Sharma says, “We have come here and played some cricket. That is confidence that we will take. We have to be good at that particular day as well. We will try and assess the conditions. Try and set a good target. Whenever you play a game of cricket, you have to start leading from the front. You have to come out and play well. Need to set the platform for other guys. I will try and see if I can get the team off to a flier. Pressure is always there but you try and be there in the present and that is what I am trying to do”.

19.45 IST:

19.41 IST: Mumbai Indians (Playing XI) – Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI) – Virat Kohli (C), Parthiv Patel (wk), Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

19.38 IST: Virat Kohli says, “We are gonna have a bowl first. We played here against Australia and it got easier in the second half. We have not made any changes. For us, continuity is very important for us in this tournament”.

19.35 IST:

19.32 IST: TOSS – Virat Kohli wins toss as Royal Challengers Bangalore decide to bowl versus Mumbai Indians at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.

19.25 IST:

19.23 IST: PITCH REPORT – There is enough live grass on the wicket which suggests the ball will slide on. Occasionally, the ball might spin a little, reckons Ian Bishop @pitch report.

19.10 IST:

18.56 IST: Lasith Malinga has joined the MI squad on Thursday and is highly unlikely to play the contest. Barring any last minute issues with Bumrah, the side should go in with the same XI that took on DC.

 Gayle requires four more maximums to become the first player to hit 300 sixes in IPL. He was the first to 100 sixes (in 2012) and 200 sixes (in 2015) as well.

18.51 IST: Despite the disappointing performance against Chennai Super Kings, the home side Bangalore will more or less stick with the same playing XI.

18.45 IST:

18.35 IST: Hello and a very warm welcome to our live cricket blog of match 7 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians from M.Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Brief Preview: With fit-again Jasprit Bumrah “ready and roaring” after an injury scare, Mumbai Indians would fancy their chances against an erratic Royal Challengers Bangalore when the two star-studded teams square off in the match 7 of cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday. The big subplot of the contest would be the world’s best ODI batsman — Virat Kohli — taking guard against the world’s best ODI bowler — Bumrah — in a format notorious for its unpredictability.

Bumrah’s shoulder injury was a cause of concern for the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai but India’s premier pacer seems to have recovered in time to be back in the fold. Both teams will be eager to register their first win of the IPL and the onus will be on Kohli and Rohit, both of who failed with the bat in their respective opening matches. (READ FULL PREVIEW – MATCH 7 RCB vs MI)

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