IPL 2018 MI Vs RCB: Mumbai India hosted Royal Challenger Bangalore in hopes they could secure their first win of the season today. And What a win – Mumbai Indian won by 46 runs. The Royal fans at Wankhede got the fireworks they were looking for as Rohit Sharma managed to make 94 runs off 52 balls.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bowl. It started with a bang as Umesh knocked off two wickets of Mumbai in the first two balls. But Mumbai owned the match from the third ball to the last ball of the match. Posting a big target of 214 for RCB to chase. Captain Rohit Sharma played a marvelous inning with 94 runs off 52 balls.
RCB was doing A-ok but they started losing wickets soon. Also, MI bowlers did maintain a pressure on them and unlike RCB did not leak runs via wide. Although Captain Virat Kohli minced 92 off 62 balls since none of the other could stick to the crease RBC had to surrender.
At last, MI managed to win its first match of this season with a whopping 46 runs.
IPL 2018 MI vs RCB Live Score
Mumbai Indian won by 46 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore opt to bowl
Over 20: 167/8, In this over RCB made 12 runs as Virat sweeps the ball for a 4 and a 6.Bumrah bowls the last over of the day. Kohli 92(62), Mohammed Siraj 8(3)
Over 19: 155/8, In this over RCB made 18 runs. Mustafizur returns to the attack. Mohammed Siraj comes to the crease. Kohli starts the over with a 6 and Siraj follows suit. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 59 runs in 6 balls. Kohli 80(56), Mohammed Siraj 8(3)
Over 18: 137/8, In this over RCB made 3 runs with the loss of two wickets. Bumrah returns to send Woakes and Umesh back. Woakes is Caught by Krunal Pandya and Umesh Yadav is caught by Rohit. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 77 runs in 12 balls. Kohli 71(52), Umesh 1(1)
Over 17: 134/6, In this over RCB made 13 runs, starting with a 6 from Virat. McClenaghan returns to the attack. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 80 runs in 18 balls. Kohli 69(50), Chris Woakes 11(9)
Over 16: 121/6, In this over RCB made 13 runs including a boundary from Virat and a huge 6 from Woakes. Mustafizur Rahman returns to the attack. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 93 runs in 24 balls. Kohli 57(45), Chris Woakes 10(8)
Over 15: 108/6, In this over RCB made 4 runs. 50 comes up Virat off 41 balls. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 106 runs in 30 balls. Kohli 51(42), Chris Woakes 3(5)
Over 14: 103/6, A hundred comes for RCB as Virat hits a six on the first ball. Markande strikes again as Sarfaraz 5(6) is stumped. In this over RCB made 7 runs and lost a wicket. Chris Woakes comes to the crease Royal Challengers Bangalore need 110 runs in 36 balls. Kohli 49(50), Chris Woakes 1(1)
Over 13: 94/5, In this over RCB made 7 runs. Bumrah comes back into the attack. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 120 runs in 42 balls. Kohli 40(36), Sarfaraz Khan 5(5)
*A throw bounced awkwardly and smashed into Ishan Kishan near the eye.Aditya Tare walks out as the substitute keeper
Over 12: 87/5, In this over RCB falls into more trouble as Krunal Pandya comes for another spell and dismisses Sunder 7(8). Sunder was Caught by Suryakumar Yadav. RCB just made 3 runs with the loss 1 wicket.Sarfaraz Khan comes to the crease. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 127 runs in 48 balls. Kohli 38(33), Sarfaraz Khan 0(2)
Over 11: 84/4, In this over RCB made 8 runs including a boundary from Sunder. Markande returns to the attack. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 130 runs in 54 balls. Kohli 37(32), Washington Sundar 5(5)
Over 10: 76/4, In this over RCB made 6 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Krunal Pandya successfully builds pressure on RCB. Mandeep 16(14) is stumped and Corey Anderson is caught by (sub)Duminy. Washington Sundar comes to the crease. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 138 runs in 60 balls. Kohli 35(30), Washington Sundar 0(1)
Over 9: 70/2, In this over RCB made 4 runs. Markande returns with another tidy over. Royal Challengers Bangalore need 144 runs in 66 balls. Kohli 33(28), Mandeep Singh 13(12)
Over 8: 65/2, In this over RCB made 6 runs. Krunal Pandya maintained a tight leash on RCB. Kohli 31(24), Mandeep Singh 11(10)
Over 7: 59/2, In this over RCB made just 4 runs. Mayank Markande the youngest recruit of MI bowls a tidy over. Kohli 29(22), Mandeep Singh 7(6)
Over 6: 55/2, In this over RCB, slightly recovered with 11 runs including a boundary from both Kohli and Mandeep. Mustafizur returns to the attack. Kohli 27(18), Mandeep Singh 6(4)
Over 5: 44/2, McClenaghan turned the odds a little more against RCB as he dismisses de Kock 19(12) and de Villiers 1(2) in this over. The former bowled and the later was Caught by Hardik Pandya. In this over RCB managed just 4 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. Mandeep Singh comes to the crease. Kohli 21(15), Mandeep Singh 1(1)
Over 4: 40/0, In this over RCB made 13 runs. Mustafizur Rahman starts his attack with a boundary by de Kock. de Kock chipped in a 6 on the fifth ball. comes into the attack. Kohli 19(13) de Kock 19(11)
Over 3: 27/0, In this over RCB made 7 runs with the help of a boundary by Kohli on the last ball.Mitchell McClenaghan comes into the attack. Kohli 18(11) de Kock 7(7)
Over 2: 20/0, In this over RCB made 13 runs. Krunal Pandya is received by de Kock by a boundary, Kohli joins in with two more. Kohli 13(8) de Kock 5(4)
Over 1: 7/0, Kohli and de Kock start the inning for RCB starting with 5 runs from this over. Bumrah opens the attack and slips in a wide along with a boundary from Virat in the last ball. Kohli 5(4) de Kock 0(2)
Over 20: 213/6, In this over MI makes 21 runs with the loss of one wicket. Rohit Sharma 94(52) is dismissed just shy of 6 runs from his century as he is Caught by Woakes. Before leaving he hit a 4, 6, 4 back to back. Corey Anderson aptly starts the last over of the inning with a wide. Mitchell McClenaghan comes to the crease. Hardik Pandya 17(5), Mitchell McClenaghan 0(0)
Over 19: 192/5, In this over MI makes 15 runs with the loss of 1 wicket. Chris Woakes returns to the attack starting with a wide and then dismissing Pollard as he is Caught by de Villiers. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease and hits two consecutive 6’s. Rohit 80(47), Hardik Pandya 13(4)
Over 18: 177/4, In this over MI makes 11 runs, including a 6 by the captain. Mohammed Siraj returns to the attack. Good fielding saves some boundaries. Rohit 79(46), Kieron Pollard 5(6)
Over 17: 166/4, In this over MI makes 13 runs. Umesh Yadav isn’t able to repeat his spell of the first over and started this over with a six by Rohit. Good fielding saves some boundaries. Rohit 72(44), Kieron Pollard 1(2)
Over 16: 153/4, In this over MI makes 10 runs with the loss of 1 wicket. Rohit welcomed Corey Anderson with a boundary, the later returns the favor by dismissing Krunal as he gets run out. Rohit sweeps another boundary on the next ball to state his intentions. Kieron Pollard comes to the crease. Rohit 61(39), Kieron Pollard 0(1)
Over 15: 143/3, In this over MI makes 15 runs. Rohit completes his half-century off 32 balls as he milks Umesh Yadav, for a 6 and a 4 on the first two balls of over. Krunal joins in with a boundary in the last over. Rohit 51(34), Krunal Pandya 15(12)
Over 14: 128/3, In this over MI makes 10 runs. Krunal Pandya reads Yuzvendra Chahal, as he sends the ball to the audience. Rohit 40(30), Krunal Pandya 11(10)
Over 13: 118/3, In this over MI makes just 4 runs. Mohammed Siraj bowls a tidy over, but RCB isn’t able to control wides. Rohit 38(28), Krunal Pandya 3(6)
Over 12: 114/3, In this over MI makes just 6 runs with the loss of 1 wicket. Corey Anderson returns with a vengeance as he managed to get Lewis dismissed, he is Caught by de Kock. Krunal Pandya comes to the crease Rohit 38(28), Krunal Pandya 0(0)
Over 11: 108/2, In this over MI makes 13 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal got beaten by Lewis with two consecutive 6’s. Lewis 65(40) Rohit 33(24)
Over 10: 95/2, In this over MI makes 10 runs. Corey Anderson Comes into the attack and Rohit welcomes him with two consecutive boundaries. Lewis 52(35) Rohit 32(23)
Over 9: 85/2, In this over MI makes 9 runs. Lewis brings up 50 off 32 balls in style with a Huge 6. Yuzvendra Chahal returns to attack. Lewis 51(34) Rohit 23(18)
Over 8: 76/2, In this over MI makes gears up with 13 runs including a 6 from Rohit and a boundary by Lewis. Washington Sundar could not control them. Lewis 43(29) Rohit 22(17)
Over 7: 63/2, In this over MI makes just 3 runs. RCB is making a comeback as Mohammed Siraj delivers an economical over. Lewis 38(27) Rohit 14(13)
Over 6: 60/2, In this over MI makes just 4 runs.Chris Woakes finally manages to reign in, but only after a boundary by Lewis on the first ball. Lewis 37(24) Rohit 12(10)
Over 5: 56/2, In this over MI makes 16 runs.Things look grimmer by the over for RCB as Mohammed Siraj delivers another expensive over. Starting this time with a 6 by Lewis, followed by two boundaries, one of which was off course on a wide ball. Lewis 33(18) Rohit 12(10)
Over 4: 40/2, In this over MI makes 19 runs. Washington Sundar delivers an expensive over, starting with a boundary from Rohit. Later Lewis manages Three consecutive boundaries, one of which was on a wide ball. Lewis 22(12) Rohit 12(10)
Over 3:21/2, In this over MI makes 6 runs, including a boundary by Lewis. Umesh Yadav comes back into the attack with a tidy over. Lewis 13(9) Rohit 7(7)
Over 2:15/2, In this over MI makes a comeback with 12 runs, including a boundary by Rohit and 6 by Lewis. Chris Woakes fails to revive Umesh’s magic. Lewis 8(5) Rohit 6(5)
Over 1:3/2, Umesh Yadav opens the attack with an amazing over. The first two balls were very very expensive for MI as Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan were bowled consecutively. Lewis 1(2) Rohit 1(2)
The match will commence at 8:00 pm IST, Star Sports the official broadcast partner will telecast the match live. You can even watch the live match online on Hotstar as well.
Mumbai Indians Playing XI
Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(w), 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(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Corey Anderson, Sarfaraz Khan, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
The batting line up of RCB remains loaded at the top with McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers. But lower down expertise shreds down. If anyone of the top order survives well an good or its doomsday for the team.
The troubling news for MI is that RCB’s biggest match-winners – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers love playing at the Wankhede Stadium. Home teams ballers will need to be on their best today to stop these bigwigs.
Leg-spinner Mayank Markande has been impressive till now, the 20-year old has knocked 7 wickets in three matches including MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey and Shakib al Hasan. Krunal Pandya has dismissed de Villiers on 4 occasions in the 32 balls he has bowled to him.
Mumbai Indians made a wise and surprising decision of sending Suryakumar Yadav in that last match. But not even captain Rohit Sharma could continue his momentum. With Washington Sundar and Umesh Yadav in full form, MI’s batsmen need to be careful if they want to make a comeback in this season.