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Mumbai Indians win by six wickets! Kieron Pollard finishes it off in a style. Two back to back boundaries and that is game for Mumbai Indians. Pollard stays unbeaten on 40 off just 19 balls, four fours and three sixes for him. That is all from this match, do join us tomorrow for match number 15.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 157/4 after 17 Overs: Mumbai Indians now need just 14 off 18 balls. Kieron Pollard smashed Kane Richardson for back to back sixes and that just further stamped Mumbai Indians’ authority on the match. Also Catch-MI vs RCB, IPL 2016, Live Streaming
Jos Buttler Out! Gone! Buttler was looking to go for the glory but that brings his downfall. He smashes Iqbal Abdulla for two back to back sixes, aims for third one, but gets the outside edge and Shane Watson at short third-man takes the catch. Buttler c Watson b I Abdulla 28(14). Is there any drama left in the match?
Live Score Mumbai Indians 128/3 after 15 Overs: Shane Watson has just given away 13 runs from his third over and that has put Mumbai Indians further in control of the match. Buttler is batting on 16 and Pollard is on 12. Also Catch- Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Live Score
Live Score Mumbai Indians 115/3 after 14 Overs: Kieron Pollard comes out to bat now. Mumbai Indians need 56 off 36 balls at a required run rate of 9.33 runs per over. Buttler and Pollard in the middle.
Rohit Sharma Out! Gone! Big wicket this. Rohit Sharma smashed Iqbal Abdulla for a six and four and was looking to keep the attack going. Abdulla tossed it up, Rohit’s eyes lit up, he goes for big shot, but could not connect properly. ABD at long-off pouches an easy catch. Rohit c de Villiers b I Abdulla 62(44).
Live Score Mumbai Indians 97/2 after 12 Overs: Jos Buttler is the new man in. Meanwhile, Stuart Binny is into the attack now. And Rohit Sharma reaches his half-century. 50 off just 38 balls for him.
Ambati Rayudu Out! Gone! Looking to take on the spinner, Ambati Rayudu perishes in the process. He is caught near the deep mid-wicket. A crucial wicket for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rayudu c Kane Richardson b I Abdulla 31(23).
Live Score Mumbai Indians 81/1 after 10 Overs: Halfway through and Mumbai Indians look on course for a win. At this stage, Royal Challengers Bangalore were 89 for one. 90 needed now from last 10 overs. RCB need couple of wickets here.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 70/1 after 9 Overs: Iqbal Abdulla, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. He bowls a good first over, gives away just five runs from it. Mumbai Indians need 101 runs in 66 balls now.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 51/1 after 8 Overs: Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu are doing a fine job here, making sure MI has wickets in hand and also keeping the the scoreboard ticking. MI need 106 more runs to win off 72 balls.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 51/1 after 6 Overs: Shane Watson brought into the attack as RCB look for a wicket. The partnership between Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu is now worth 45 off 30 balls. Watson tried to put brakes on the scoring rate, but he gives away eight runs from this over. MI need 120 more runs to win off 84 balls.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 43/1 after 5 Overs: Runs have started to come for Mumbai Indians thick and fast. RCB losing the plot they had gained after Parthiv Patel’s wicket. 19 runs came from it. Couple of fours and a six came from this over. RCB need to break this partnership.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 24/1 after 3 Overs: Kane Richardson concedes couple of boundaries and that has helped Mumbai Indians’ cause. The run rate has now touched six. Ten run came from this over. Interesting phase going on in this match.
Live Score Mumbai Indians 14/1 after 3 Overs: Royal Challengers Bangalore looking in control as of now. Mumbai Indians’ run rate is under five at the moment while the required run rate has gone over nine runs per over.
Parthiv Patel Out! Gone! Kane Richardson into the attack and he strikes straight away. Parthiv Patel goes for hook shot, it did not came off. Extra bounce did the trick there. The ball balloons high in the air and ABD takes the catch near backward point. He almost dropped it. Parthiv Patel c de Villiers b Kane Richardson 5(6)
Live Score Mumbai Indians 6/0 after 1 Over: Parthiv Patel and Rohit Sharma are the two opening batsmen for Mumbai Indians. Varun Aaron has the ball in hand for RCB. Good first over this, six from it. A boundary for Parthiv Patel.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/7 after 20 Overs: Jasprit Bumrah two back to back wickets in the last over and that dented RCB somewhat. However, Sarfaraz’s quickfire 18-ball 28 has put RCB in a fighting position.
Travis Head Out! Excellent throw from Harbhajan Singh. Travis Head was looking for second run, but falls short of the crease. Head run out (Harbhajan/Parthiv Patel) 37(24)
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 161/4 after 19 Overs: Mitchell McClenaghan has proved to be expensive in his last over. He gives away 18 runs from this over and RCB look set to go past 170-run mark now.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 143/4 after 18 Overs: So two overs to go now. Royal Challengers Bangalore. Good over by Jasprit Bumrah, he gives away seven runs from this over. Gave away a boundary that would have hurt him. Can RCB finish on a high?
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 134/4 after 17 Overs: Sarfaraz Khan and Travis Head running well between the wickets, looking to gather as many runs as possible. Just three overs reaming now. Mitchell McClenaghan mixing it up nicely.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 123/4 after 16 Overs: Krunal Pandya finishes his quota of four overs. He gives away eleven runs from this over. RCB will now be eyeing some big overs here.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 112/4 after 15 Overs: Travi Head has just given a hope to RCB fans as he smashed Hardik Pandya over deep mid-wicket for a six. Five overs reaming now and RCB should be eyeing anything over 160 from here on.
Shane Watson Out! Gone! Jasprit Bumrah into the attack and he rewards his captain with a wicket. Watson was looking to play it down the third man, ends up edging it to Parthiv Patel behind the wickets. Big wicket this! Watson c Parthiv Patel b Bumrah 5(10)
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 98/3 after 13 Overs: Krunal Pandya into his third over and he is oozing with confidence now. That is reflecting in his bowling. He is dominating the batsmen with his varitaons and he is bwling quicker through the air now. Mumbai Indians are in control now.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 96/3 after 12 Overs: Sensing the opportunity, Rohit Sharma brought back Tim Southee into the attack. Travis Head is the new batsman in for RCB. It is a good over by Southee, he gives away three runs and ends his quota of four overs.
AB de Villiers Out! Gone! Two in one over for Krunal Pandya. And that too the wickets of Virat Kohli and ABD. Pnadya shortens his lenght as he senses ABD coming out of his crease. That one spun away and keeper does the rest. This over has shifted momentum back in home team’s favour. de Villiers st Parthiv Patel b Krunal Pandya 29(21)
Virat Kohli out! Gone! Krunal Pandya gets the big fish. Kohli looking to overlong-off, he comes down the track but could not get hold of shot properly. The ball lands in the hands of Time Southee placed at long-off. Kohli c Southee b Krunal Pandya 33(30
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/1 after 10 Overs: So half way through, RCB look in control. Hardik Pandya was introduced into the attack and he proves to be expensive as well, gives away ten runs.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 79/1 after 9 Overs: Expensive stuff from Harbhajan Singh, he gives away 13 runs from this over. Mumbai Indians losing their way after a fantastic opening spell by Tim Southee and Mitchell McClenaghan. This partnership is now worth 47 off 31 balls.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 66/1 after 8 Overs: Another change in bowling and it is Krunal Pandya into the attack. He did well not to conceded a boundary but ends up giving away 10 runs. It was a nine-ball over thanks to three wides. Runs coming easily for Royal Challengers Bangalore now.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 59/1 after 7 Overs: Fist sign of spin and it is Turbinator Harbhajan Singh into the attack now. There was chance to run AB de Villiers out, but Harbhajan was wayward with his throw after sensing the opportunity. This could prove costly, de Villiers is not be given a lifeline. Time for strategic time out.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 49/1 after 6 Overs: Fist change in bowling and it is Jasprit Bumrah into the attack. Four singles to start with followed by a dot ball. However, Bumrah concedes a boundary on last ball and that spoils the over. RCB scoring at least a boundary in an over.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/1 after 5 Overs: AB de Villiers is the new man in. Mumbai Indians need to maintain the pressure. Meanwhile, de Villiers smashes his first boundary. Spoils the over for Tim Southee.
KL Rahul Out! What an eventful over, it is 1,6,6,4 and W. KL Rahul departs Mitchell McClenaghan has the final say. Rahul edges it to lone slip. Good captaincy by Rohit Sharma, he kept the slip there despite counter attack by Rahul. Rahul c Harbhajan b McClenaghan 23(14).
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 after 3 Overs: Tim Southee with his second over and things continue to be difficult for Kohi and Rahul. The Latter is playing his first game of the season and looks tad nervous. Meanwhile, four byes to end the over. Helpful runs for RCB at this stage.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 6/0 after 2 Overs: Mitchell McClenaghan is dealing in bouncers here. He is running in and bowling it fast. The Kiwi fast bowling pair is making it bit difficult for RCB openers. Rahul while ducking to a bouncer got hit on the helmet. Wonderful display of fast bowling.
Live Score Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/0 after 1 Over: Virat Kohli has a new partner- KL Rahul instead of Chris Gayle. It is Tim Southee with the first over for Mumbai Indians. Excellent first over by Southee, he is swinging it and that made it Kohli and Rahul to be watchful. Just four from first over.
Toss: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opt to field. Here is a look at playing XI of both the teams-
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Shane Watson, AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Sarfaraz Khan, Kedar Jadhav(w), Stuart Binny, Kane Richardson, Iqbal Abdulla, Varun Aaron, Harshal Patel.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah. Also Check- Sarfaraz Khan’s Instagram account will make you jealous
Hello, and welcome to India.com’s live coverage of Indian Premier League 2016 match 14 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Royal Challengers Bangalore play their first away game of the season and will be hopeful of a win. Stay tuned as we bring you the updates.
Build-up: Defending Champions Mumbai Indians are yet again off to a poor start. The Rohit Sharma-led side has won just one match out of four and are languishing in the bottom half of the points table. The home side will now be looking for a win to get back on the track.
On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore after winning their opening match lost to Delhi Daredevils at home. Royal Challengers will be without star opener Chris Gayle and it seems all-rounder Kane Richardson might get a game.