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IPL 2018: Rohit's 94 helps Mumbai secure maiden win, Kohli's 92 in vain

This is the maiden win for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2018 after three losses. Royal Challengers Bangalore's captain Virat Kohli is the only man who looked to score runs for RCB.

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Rohit Sharma in action against RCB. Photo: PTI
Rohit Sharma in action against RCB. Photo: PTI

Mumbai Indians managed to secure their first win of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) as they moved up to the 6th spot in They defeated Royal Challengers Banglore (RCB) by 46 runs. Chasing a mammoth target of 214, Virat Kohli's heroics could not save the day for RCB as no other batsman came to his aide. Krunal Pandya scalped three wickets for Mumbai Indians. Earlier scored 94 runs to help MI post a total of 213. This is the maiden win for MI in after three losses. Earlier, after being reduced to 0-2 in the first over, Mumbai Indians had a remarkable recovery. Lewis and first built the innings and then lead the onslaught to take the team's score to 213-6 in 20 overs. Royal Challengers Banglore bowlers failed to capitalise on the launch pad provided by Umesh Yadav. MI captain made 94 and missed a well deserved century. Evin Lewis made 65 runs.

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Royal Challengers Banglore innings update: Over by over

Over 1: and Quinton De Kock will open for Royal Challengers Banglore. Jasprit Bhumra will start off for MI. Dot ball. Pushed to third man for a single, first runs on the board. Onto the pads of De Kock, missing leg. Wide ball. One run to De Kock, given as leg-by. Kohli defends. Straight drive for four. Kohli sending a message. RCB 7-0

Over 2: De Kock sweeps Krunal Pandya for four. Easy single. Kohli flicks off his pads, four runs. Dot. Punched by Kohli through covers for four. Dot ball. MI 20-0

Over 3: Mitchell McClenaghan into the attack. Easy single for De Kock. Gone through Kohli. Huge appeal. Turned down. Bouncer pulled for one. De Kock swings and misses. Driven but just for one. Classic Kohli with a classic cover drive for four. MI 27-0

Over 4: Mustafizur Rahman is into the attack. Kock hits him for four. Easy single for De Kock. Kohli defends. Quick single to Kohli. Rahman to De Kock, flat six, sheer power, Amazing! Good single to end the over. RCB 40-0

Over 5: Mitchell McClenaghan to continue, De Kock steps out and misses. clean bowled. A B de Villiers is on the crease with Kohli. Quick single to ABD. Kohli takes another single. McClenaghan strikes again, ABD caught in the deep for 1. RCB in trouble. Mandeep Singh comes in. Easy single. End of over. RCB 44-2

Over 6: Rahman continues, Lucky four for Kohli. Driven for single by Kohli. Beautiful shot by Mandeep, four runs. Ripper by Rahman. Flicked off the pads for single. That was in the air for a while. Same shot by Kohli. RCB 55-2

Over 7: Mayank Markande is into the attack. Single to Kohli and Mandeep. Decent over. Just four of it. RCB: 59-2

Over 8: Krunal Pandya comes to the attack. Chance of a run out. Not out. One run. Played fine by Kohli for one. Mandeep steps out, couldn't connect, just the one. Very good running. RCB 65-2

Over 9: Markande to continue. No run. Again a dot. Just the one. Pressure mounting on RCB. Mandeep steps out, misses the wide one, stumping missed. Powerful shot for one. Lofted shot for one. RCB 70-2 Over 10: Krunal continues, double. Single followed by Single. Mandeep falls into the trap this time, steps out to a wide ball, misses and gets stumped. Mandeep out for 16. Corey Anderson come in, plays a lofted shot on the first ball and is out, gone for 0. RCB 76-4.

Over 11: Washinton Sundar comes in. Hits a four. RCB 84-4

Over 12: Krunal Pandya continues. Double to Sundar. Hits high in the air, Krunal is out for 7. Sarfaraz Khan is the new man in. Full toss to Kohli, one run. Sarfaraz had no clue about that spinning beauty. RCB 87-5

Over 13: Bhumra is back, single taken. Hardik throws, ball awkwardly bounces off from the pitch and hits Ishan Kishan's face. He has a lump below his right eye, he looks in deep pain. He walked off the field. That was a nasty blow to his face. Aditya Tare will keep the wickets. Punched towards point for four. RCB 94-5

Over 14: Markande is back, Kohli hits a six! Quick double. Single to Kohli. Sarfaraz steps out, misses and stumped. Chris Woakes is in.

Over 15: Hardik Pandya is into the attack. Bouncer to Woakes. Single to Kohli, 50 for him. High full toss, Kohli takes a single, asking for a no ball. Woakes wanted a single, Kohli sends him back. RCB: 108-6

Over 16: Rahman continues. Kohli takes single. Woakes does the same. Kohli hits down the ground for four. Flicks for a single. Chris Woakes hits a six down the ground. Swing and a miss. RCB 121-6

Over 17: Mitchell McClenaghan is back and Kohli smashes a six. Single. Single to Woakes. Double to Kohli. Yet another double. single and Kohli will keep strike. RCB 134-6

Over 18: Bhumra is back. Kohli takes a single. Chris Woakes chips one to the third man and he is out. RCB 135-7. Umesh Yadav is the new man in. Kohli takes a single. Umesh hits in the air and he is out.

Over 19: Kohli hits a huge six. No ball. FREE HIT. Siraj hits it for one. Single taken. Siraj hits a huge six. RCB: 155-8 Over 20: Kohli takes two. Over the third man for four. Swing and a miss. Huge six.

Royal Challengers Banglore innings analysis: After end of innings

Chasing the mammoth target of 214 runs, and Quinton de Kock came to open the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jasprit Bumrah came to bowl the 1st over of the innings and gave only 3 runs of the 5 balls before Kohli hit the last ball of the over for 4. Krunal Pandya came to bowl the 2nd over and Kock greeted him with a boundary over fine leg. Kohli smashed 2 fours off the Krunal’s over as RCB collected 13 runs of the Krunal’s first over. Mitchell McClenaghan came to bowl the 3rd over of the innings as he gave only 3 runs before Kohli hit four of the last ball of the over. After the end of 3 overs, RCB was 27 runs for no loss. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 4th over of the and de Kock greeted him with a boundary over midwicket. De Kock hit the 5th ball of the Rahman’s over for a six. RCB collected 13 runs of the Rahman’s first over. Mitchell McClenaghan came to bowl the 5th over and bowled de Kock of the first ball and took the dangerous AB de Villiers of a short ball. de Villiers tried to pull McClenaghan and get caught at the deep square leg. McClenaghan took 2 wickets and gave 4 runs. Mandeep Singh came to bat after the wicket of ABD. Mustafizur Rahaman came to bowl the last over of the powerplay, Yorker just outside off took outside edge of the Kohli’s bat and went for four as the ball just past the wicketkeeper. Mandeep Singh played a classic cover drive of the third ball of the Rahaman’s over to keep the hopes alive for the RCB. At the end of the 6 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore was 55 for 2. RCB needed 159 runs from 14 overs with a required run rate of 11.35 Mayank Markande came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and didn’t allow Mandeep and Kohli to break free as they only scored 4 runs of his 1st over. The required run-rate was nearing 12 runs per over. Krunal came to bowl the 8th over, Mandeep while trying to take a quick single just got over the line. Krunal gave 6 runs of his second over as the RCB batsmen were unable to hit big shots. Markande came to bowl the 9th over and Kohli was unable to score off him as a youngster was bowling brilliantly. Markande just gave 5 runs in his 2nd over. A milestone for Kohli as he gone past Suresh Raina as the IPL's highest run-scorer. Krunal Pandya came to bowl the 10th over as Kohli and Mandeep were dealing in singles and Mandeep got stumped in pursue to score big runs. Mandeep Singh scored 16 runs off 14 balls. Corey Anderson came to bat and got out of a golden duck while trying to hit Krunal out of the park. After the end of the 10 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore needed 138 runs from 60 balls with a required run rate of 13.8 runs per over. Marakande came to bowl the 11th over and gave away 8 runs as Kohli not able to pick him. Krunal came to bowl the 12th over and took the wicket of Washington Sundar of the 3rd ball of his last over. Krunal Pandya finishes off his full quota of overs taking 3 wickets at the cost of 28 runs. Bumrah came to bowl the 13th over and gave away 7 runs. An kishan Ishan got injured and went of the field. Here how incident unfolds: Hardik throws, ball awkwardly bounces off from the pitch and hits Ishan Kishan's face. He has a lump below his right eye, he looks in deep pain. He walked off the field. That was a nasty blow to his face. Aditya Tare will keep the wickets. Markande came to bowl the 14th over and Kohli hit the first ball for six over covers. Markande get Sarfaraz Khan stumped of his 5th ball and got the Purple cap. Sarfaraz Khan scored 5 runs of 6 balls. He finishes of his full quota of overs with a figure of 4-0-25-1. Hardik Pandya came to bowl the 15th over and gave 4 runs as the Kohli also knows that RCB has lost the game. Kohli trying to play 20 overs to not keep net run rate go away as in IPL, net run rate plays important role at the later stage of the game. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 16th over and gave away 13 runs. After the end of the 16th over RCB was 121 for 6. They needed 93 runs from 24 runs with a required run rate of 23.25. McClenaghan came to bowl the 17th over and Kohli greeted him with a six over mid wicket. Kohli and Woakes collected 13 runs of the McClenaghan 3rd over. was batting at 70 off 51 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Bumrah came to bowl the 18th over and took the wicket of Woakes on the third ball. Umesh Yadav came to bat after the Woakes’ wicket and got out while trying to hit the ball out of the ground. Bumrah gave 3 runs in his 3rd over and took 2 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman came to bowl the 19th over and Kohli hit the first ball for six. Mustafizur gave away 18 runs in his last over. Mustafizur gave away 55 runs without taking any wicket in his full quota of overs. Bumrah bowled the last over of the match and Kohli collected 12 runs of it. As Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the game by 46 runs.

Virat Kohli remained unbeaten at 92 runs off 62 balls with a strike rate of 148.38. He hit 7 fours and 4 sixes.

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Mumbai Indians innings update: Over by over Over 1: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis to open for MI. Umesh Yadav to firee it up for RCB. What a ball, clean bowled, Yadav gets Yadav. First ball duck. Dream start for RCB. MI 0-1. Ishan Kishan comes him Clean Bowled!!!! Yadav Strikes again. MI 0-2. Yadav wrecks havoc. Captain Rohit Sharma comes in. Singles. end of over. MI 3-2 Over 2: Chris Woakes in the attack. Over-pitched, Rohit Sharma sends it for four. Single. Another short pitched ball Lewis sends it for four. Inside edge, very lucky for Lewis did not go to the stumps. Over 3: Umesh Yadav continues. Good Ball. Four towards the fine leg. Good shot but straight to the fielder at Mid-off. Single. Single to Rohit sharma. End of over. MI 21-2 Over 4: Washington Sundar comes to the attack, Loose ball. four runs. Far too many loose balls, being hit for four repeatedly. end of over. 19 runs came from the over. MI 40-2. Over 5: Mohd Siraj comes in. Hammered for six by Lewis. Dot ball. Good shot by straight to the fielder at cover. What a brilliant Yorker, and equally well played. Wide. Brilliant late cut, four runs. End of over. MI 56-2 Over 6: Another late cut by Lewis to Woakes, four runs. Four dot balls. Brilliant. MI 60-2

Over 7: Single taken. Siraj continues. Another single. Dot ball. Single to Rohit. Well fielded by Virat Kohli. End of Over. MI 63-2

Over 8: Sundar to continue, Rohit steps out, hits for six. Dot ball. Lofted in the air, safe, Rohit was in no control of the shot. Four. End of over. MI: 76-2 Over 9: Chahal comes to the attack. One run. Another single. Lewis hit a massive six, Fifty for him. Dot balls to end the over. MI 85-2. Over 10: Corey Anderson comes to the attack. Dot ball. Rohit Sharma gives himself some room, hits four above covers. Same shot same result. Rohit showing his class. Cheeky single. End of over. MI 95-2 Over 11: Chahal to continue, dot ball. Dot again. In the air and six by Lewis. Another six to Lewis. Late cut, single. End of over. MI 108-2 Over 12: Corey Anderson is back. High in the air, De Kock takes it. Lewis out for 65. Krunal Pandya comes in. Dot ball. Mis-hit. MI 114-3

Over 13: Siraj to continue. Tow dots. Krunal takes a double. Over the head, wide give. Siraj is not happy. Dot all. That was close call. Just a single. Tidy over. End of over. MI 118-3.

Over 14: Chahal to continue. Pulled, just for one. Cracking shot by Rohit, just for one. Krunal Pandey dispatches for six. Pulled again, just for one this time. In the air, just short of Virat Kohli. MI 128-3

Over 15: Umesh Yadav came to bowl. Hit for a six, and for 4. dot ball. Single of the 4th ball. a quick short ball. Krunal end the over with a boundary. MI 143/3

Over 16: Corey Anderson came to bowl. First ball went for 4. Second ball a good yorker for no run. Krunal Pandya run-out while taking 2 runs, a very bad judgement. Krunal Out for 15. Pollard came to bat. Rohit hit 4 in the point region. Single of the 5th ball. Pollard on strike. Anderson end the over with a dot ball. MI 153/4

Over 17: Umesh Yadav came to bowl. first ball went for six. Single, Single. Dot. Wide, 2runs of the 5the balls. End the over with 2 runs. MI 166/4.

Over 18: Siraj to bowl. easy two in leg side. Single. 3rd ball hit for gigantic 6 over long on. single. Siraj to pollard dot ball. Siraj end his last over with a single. MI 177/4.

Over 19: Woakes to bowl. Starts of with a wide. Pollard out. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. He edges one to the keeper. Reviewed. Overturned. Huge six. And Again! single.

Over 20: Corey Anderson to finish the bowling. Wide. Dot. Four over the bowler's head. Full toss, smacked for a six. Down the ground, four runs, Rohit on 94. And he is out for 94. Hardik to face the last ball. Wide ball. Pandya smashes a four. MI 213-6

Mumbai Indians innings analysis: After the end of innings Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers won the toss and asked Mumbai Indians to bat first. Surya Kumar Yadav and Evin Lewis came to bat first. What a start for Royal Challengers Bangalore! Umesh Yadav strikes the first ball removed Surya Kumar Yadav, who scored a match-winning fifty while opening the batting, of a golden duck. Ishan Kishan came to bat after the dismissal of Surya Kumar and he cleaned him up too. Two in two for Umesh Yadav as he removed top two batsmen of Mumbai Indians, who scored the bulk of runs for MI in their previous matches. Rohit Sharma came to face the hattrick ball and he negotiated the hattrick ball. Umesh Yadav gave 3 runs and took 2 wickets in the first over of the innings. Chris, Woakes came to bowl the second over of the innings, Rohit Sharma beautifully timed the second ball for 4 in the cover region. Evin Lewis sensibly played first two balls then hit Woakes for a six over deep square for a six. Woakes gave 12 runs in his first over. After the end of the 2 overs, MI was 15 for 2. Umesh Yadav came to bowl the 3rd over of inning and strayed on the leg-side and Lewis helped to fine leg boundary. Yadav gave six runs in his 2nd over. After the end of 3 overs MI was 2 for 2 with Evin Lewis and Rohit Sharma at the crease

Washington Sunder came to bowl the 4th over of the innings and hit for 3 fours of a bat and 5 runs of a wide ball. Rohit and Lewis scamper for a single of the last ball, Lewis got to the other end in time. Sundar gave away 19 runs of his first over. Mohammed Siraj came to bowl the 5th over of the innings and Lewis greeted him with a six over deep backward square leg, Siraj bowled 3 successive dot balls before Kock missed to collect an easy wide ball for four. Lewis hit the last ball of the over for four in third man region to collect 16 runs in the 5th. What a pathetic bowling by RCB bowler after getting 2 wickets of the first two balls they bowled miserably to give 56 runs in the 28 balls. Chris Woakes came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and again Lewis hit the first ball for 4 in the third man region. Woakes pulled it back for RCB as he didn’t give any run in the next five balls. After the end of 6 overs, Mumbai Indians was 60 for 2 with Evin Lewis (37 runs 24 balls) and Rohit Sharma (12 runs 10 balls) on the crease. Mohammed Siraj came to bowl the 7th over and bowled good line and length and a very good over from him as he gave only 3 runs in his 2nd over. He didn’t allow Lewis to free his hand. Sundar came to bowl the 8th over and Rohit Sharma hit the 2nd ball of the over for six over deep mid-wicket and Lewis ends the over with a four at square leg. Sundar gave away 13 runs of his 2nd over as Mumbai Indians recovered brilliantly after early blows as they keep on scoring with a run-rate of more than 9 runs per over. Yuzvendra Chahal came to bowl the 9th over of the innings and gave 3runs in his first 3 balls before slog-swept for a six over deep mid wicket boundary to complete his 50 in 32 balls. Chahal gave 9 runs in his 1st over as MI was 85 for 2 with a run rate of 9.44. Corey Anderson came to bowl the 10th over and Rohit hit the 2nd and 3rd ball for a successive four over the covers. Anderson gave 10 runs in his first over. After the end of 10th over MI was 95 for 2 with Evin Lewis (52 runs off 35 balls) and Rohit Sharma (32 runs off 23 balls) at the crease. Chahal came to bowl the 11th over and Evin Lewis hit two successive sixes after playing 2 dot balls. Mumbai Indians was in full control of the game as they scored 13 runs of Chahal’s 2nd over. Anderson came to bowl the 12th over and dismissed dangerous Lewis who scored 65 runs off 42b (6x4s 5x6s) with a strike rate of 154.76. Corey Anderson provided the much-needed breakthrough for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Krunal Pandya came to bat after the dismissal of Lewis. Anderson gave away 6 runs in his 2nd over and took the wicket of Lewis. After the end of 12 overs MI was 114 for 3 with Rohit Sharma 38 runs off 28 balls and Krunal just came to the crease.

Chris Woakes came to bowl the 19th over and took the wicket of rusty Pollard. Hardik Pandya came to bat and given out of the first ball but DRS overturned the on-field decision and Kohli was not happy he was angry as he asked the umpire, “What is going on”. Hardik hit the next balls for a six over the deep square leg and followed with another six over mid-off. After the end of 19th over Mumbai Indians was 192 for 5.

Corey Anderson starts off with a wide. Rohit Sharma scored 14 runs off the first 4 ball before getting out at 94 runs off 52 balls with a strike rate of 180.76. He hit 10 fours and five sixes. Hardik Pandya finishes off the MI innings with a four. After the end of 20 overs, Mumbai Indians was 213 for 6. RCB to chase a mighty target of 214

Here are the squads for both the teams:

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. Changes: Siraj, Anderson and Sarfaraz come in for McCullum, Khejroliya and Negi."

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. Change: McClenaghan comes in for Dananjaya

Here are a few things to know about the MI vs RCB match of to be played at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium today: Adam Milne replaces Pat Cummins in Mumbai Indians: New Zealand pacer Adam Milne has replaced injured Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins in the Mumbai Indians squad for the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Milne has been signed by the Mumbai Indians as a replacement for the injured Pat Cummins for the IPL 2018, a media release from the IPL said. Milne has represented New Zealand in 40 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 19 T20 Internationals. He was a part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier. He will wear jersey no. 20 for the Mumbai Indians, it said. How Kieron Pollard surprised media on the eve of the match: Stung by three straight defeats, Mumbai Indians' burly all-rounder Kieron Pollard sought advice from the media, asking if they could help the beleaguered outfit in effecting a turnaround in their fortunes in the Indian Premier League. "Three games in a row, we have lost in the last over. If you guys have any idea to tell us how to get over the line, if it happens again, you guys obviously know a lot of cricket, so, give us an idea of what to do," Pollard asked scribes on the eve of their match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Here is how MI and RCB have performed against each other head-to-head in IPL matches so far: Matches played: 22 Mumbai Indians won: 14 Royal Challengers Bangalore won: 8 At Wankhede Mumbai Indians: 5 Royal Challengers Bangalore: 3 Some trivia ahead of today's match between KKR and DD
  • Krunal Pandya has been able to keep AB de Villiers quiet in the IPL: he has conceded just 33 runs off 32 balls and dismissed him four times in four innings.
  • Since 2015 in the IPL, Virat Kohli has scored just 230 runs off 193 balls against left-arm pace, at a strike rate of 119.2. Mitchell McClenaghan has dismissed Kohli four times, and has conceded just 19 runs off 28 balls.
  • Pollard has managed to score 45 runs off Chahal at a strike rate of 150 but has been dismissed by the tweaker thrice in 30 balls. Pollard has enjoyed playing against RCB scoring 450 runs - the most for him against an opponent (SR 166.67).

First Published: Wed, April 18 2018. 08:36 IST