Hello and welcome to the highlights of IPL 2020 Match No 10 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in Dubai.
6 - 4 runs. That's it. That's the game. Kohli uses the bottom hand to good effect and it has been craftily worked away.
5 - 1 run. Toe-crusher! Nothing but a run was possible.
4 - 4 runs. Bumrah bowls a bouncer but surprisingly there was no deep fine leg in place. Almost looked like a six for a moment.
3 - DOT. ABD initially given caught behind by the on-field umpire stays post a review.
2 - 1 run. Kohli pulls it hard but a very good effort from Trent Boult stops the ball from reaching the boundary.
1 - 1 run. ABD runs hard and it is a yorker that starts things off for MI too. Bowls it wide off the line and it angles into ABD. Quite unplayable.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to be RCB's first two. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl.
6 - 1 run. Swing and a miss and they somehow steal a single. MI 7/1. RCB needs 8 to win.
5 - OUT! Another full toss this time but Pollard has hit it straight to the man stationed at the deep backward square leg fence.
4 - 4 runs. Pollard goes nice and straight and a Gurkeerat misfield gifts MI a boundary.
3- DOT. Saini bowls fuller, just outside off. Pollard swings and misses.
2 - 1 run. Pandya misfires the low full toss straight to the fielder at long-on.
1 - 1 run. A good yorker to start things off. Pollard gets it to fielder at point. Nothing much that can be done about it either.
Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya to be Mumbai's opening batters. Navdeep Saini has the ball in hand.
MI 201/5 after 20 overs: 19 runs of the final six balls. What is going to happen? This is the IPL, ladies and gentlemen! Only two singles of the first two balls as it gets more difficult for Mumbai. But, but, but... Ishan survives a scare at the deep to score a maximum as Gurkeerat drops him. OH. ANOTHER. SIX. WE. ARE. SEEING. SOMETHING. SPECIAL. But Ishan perishes finally as he hits this straight to the fielder at deep midwicket. With 5 runs needed off the last ball, Pollard slams a boundary and into the SUPER OVER we go!
MI 183/4 after 19 overs: The pressure has begun to show as Saini starts off with a wide. But he works on the line and length to bounce back well. He gets it mostly full, just under the bat not allowing the two batters much bounce to work on. However, Ishan mishits one and what looked like a wicket, initially, also sails out of reach of Kohli at the ropes. Ishan is having the time of his life out there at the centre.
MI 171/4 after 18 overs: Pollard welcomes Chahal with a six over the extra cover region. Well, after the Tewatia show last night, one can never dismiss any side completely now, isn't it? And Pollard is out there to prove why he is known as one of the best in the business. Oh no, no - Kohli doesn't believe what he is witnessing. Even the last ball has been bludgeoned. What is the RCB skipper thinking? Pollard, meanwhile, has moved on to a 20-ball 53*.
MI 149/4 after 17 overs: Pollard welcomes Zampa with a boundary towards long-off, and follows it up with a six at deep extra cover, and another six over the cow corner! What's worse is Pawan Negi dropped Pollard at the ropes... NEGI OF ALL PEOPLE! The fifth ball sails outside the park and off the last ball Chahal drops Pollard again. Drama, drama, drama! As they say, "Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties!"
MI 122/4 after 16 overs: Ishan Kishan gets to his highest IPL score ever with a boundary and a unique one at that too. He waited for it and then utilised Saini's pace to open the face of his willow and guide it away to the fence. He is currently batting at 70* (48).
MI 112/4 after 15 overs: Chahal has had a very good record against Kieron Pollard, having dismissed him four times in under 40 balls. And that maybe the exact reason why he has been brought in to bowl his third over. But Ishan Kishan has other plans. He picks up a good length delivery early and has muscled it away towards the square leg region. There was no way anyone was getting there. Pollard hits a boundary of the last ball. Padikkal did try to stop it but it was always going to be a difficult feat.
MI 98/4 after 14 overs: Zampa has been getting his line and length spot on. Turned out to be a decent over until the last delivery, which got blasted for a maximum towards the cow corner by Ishan Kishan to reach his fifty. Time for the strategic timeout.
MI 89/4 after 13 overs: Udana has been brought back into the attack. He gives away two consecutive wides. Except that this has turned out to be a decent over with only four runs coming from it.
MI 83/4 after 12 overs: Zampa strikes! What we saw now can be safely called an action replay of the Rohit Sharma dismissal. Pandya goes for the biggie and the ball soars high before Negi comfortably takes his third catch of the day at deep midwicket. Hardik Pandya c (sub) Negi b Zampa 15(13). Mumbai Indians need 120 runs in 49 balls .
MI 77/3 after 11 overs: Saini bowls a length ball and bam! Ishan Kishan transfers the weight onto his front foot and hits it straight over the bowler's head for a six. There is another six that follows as Kishan swivels to get that across the square leg region.
MI 63/3 after 10 overs: RCB was at 85/1 at this stage and that tells us how the story has gone down, thus far. Sundar, meanwhile, is in to bowl his last and ends up conceding only five runs. He finishes with 1-12 after four overs and that is the lowest a bowler has given away in IPL 2020 until now.
MI 58/3 after 9 overs: Chahal tries a number of variations but Pandya and Kishan keep rotating the strike and decide not to target him even as the required run-rate keeps climbing. We head into the first strategic timeout of this innings.
MI 52/3 after 8 overs: Spin has been paying dividends for Kohli tonight and he doesn't think twice before bringing Adam Zampa on. The Australian, who had recently been in great touch in the England series, starts off by hitting the mark but Pandya explodes four balls later off a poorly executed full toss, taking the leg-spinner for a ride to the longest part of the ground at deep mid-wicket.
MI 41/3 after 7 overs: Yuzvendra Chahal has been introduced. Can he shake things up further? Well, he absolutely can, can't he? QDK walks. Chahal tosses it up and lures de Kock to go big. The batsman picks one of the longest boundaries to explore his options but ends up way short of the rope. Negi, once again, had enough time to get underneath the ball and gather it comfortably. de Kock c (sub) Negi b Chahal 14(15)
MI 35/2 after 6 overs: Sundar's back for blood; he will be bowling his third over already within the Powerplay. Four singles come in this over as the batsmen don't look to experiment much. Will Kohli decide to bowl Sundar out already?
MI 31/2 after 5 overs: Navdeep Saini to bowl his first and Ishan Kishan shows he means business. A short ball at the body and it has been seen on multiple occasions earlier tonight that the stratagem just doesn't work. Kishan swivels and pulls and a few seconds later the umpire can be seen asking for a replacement ball.
MI 24/2 after 4 overs: Washington Sundar has been impressive from Ball 1 today. He is using his height to his advantage and extracting the extra bounce from the surface at good length. Only a run from this over.
MI 23/2 after 3 overs: Udana bounces back after a somewhat unimpressive show in the first over to remove Suryakumar Yadav. There is an awkward high bounce and Yadav looks to utilise the pace to work it away to the fence. ABD, who is donning the gloves for the first time in IPL 2020 today, does well to lunge to his right and pouch this one.
Suryakumar Yadav c de Villiers b Udana 0(2)
MI 16/1 after 2 overs: Interesting move from Virat Kohli to bring in Washington Sundar in the very second over. The move has paid off and how! Rohit Sharma has been stopped just two short of the 5,000 run-mark. The right-hander had pulled it high and for a moment it seemed that this was going all the way. The longer boundaries at Dubai, however, spelt doom and Pawan Negi, one of the best fielders in the RCB side, wouldn't miss anything this simple. Rohit c (sub) Negi b Washington Sundar 8(8).
MI 14/0 after 1 over: Seamer Isuru Udana to start things off. Rohit Sharma to face the Sri Lankan with Quinton de Kock at the non-striker's end.
The ball is moving about a bit and Udana gifts a wide off the second delivery. It gets worse as he slams one short at Rohit's body. The MI captain pulls it over fine leg for a six. QDK joins the fun, slicing the last ball over the fielder stationed at cover point for four.
RCB 201/3 after 20 overs: " Why should ABD have all the fun? " goes Dube as he hits two consecutive sixes off the first two balls of the last over. Rohit's expressions, meanwhile, speaks volumes about how the evening has turned out for the defending champion. It's not over yet as the last ball has been sent out of the park too by Dube.
RCB 181/3 after 19 overs: A 147kmph low full toss from Bumrah has been rendered harmless by ABD as the South African muscles it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. He moves on to 43. Shivam Dube joins the celebrations, utilising Bumrah's pace to guide the ball to the fence. And that is indeed something! ABD goes for glory, slamming a humongous six off the last ball of the over to reach his fifty.
RCB 164/3 after 18 overs: Boult, off the very first ball of the over, has managed to remove Padikkal just when the Karnataka youngster was beginning to free his arms with ABD at the other end. This was a slow one, slightly wide of off stump and Padikkal tries to target the long-on boundary. Pollard, however, takes a good catch in the deep to see the batsman off.
Devdutt Padikkal c Pollard b Boult 54(40) ABD ends it on a good note for RCB with a six off the last ball, though.
RCB 154/2 after 17 overs: Bumrah getting it all wrong: he hasn't managed to get his yorkers right and you just cannot afford to bowl ABD too wide of off or at his body. While the first one was lofted over cover, the second one was pulled over mid-wicket for a six. As if that wasn't enough, Bumrah bowls another on the bodyline and WHAM! Another maximum. We saw 18 runs coming from that over.
RCB 136/2 after 16 overs: RCB will be happy with the 13 runs that they have managed to score off Kieron Pollard's first over. The first boundary comes off a shorter and slower second ball: a fine cut towards backward point. With that, Padikkal reaches his second fifty in IPL 2020. De Villiers joins the party two balls later with another four. Time for the strategic timeout.
RCB 123/2 after 15 overs: This will be Krunal Pandya's third. ABD works away the second ball for a fine boundary over long-on. Padikkal follows suit, bludgeoning one in his zone towards cover. Will this be a six? No; it just bounces in front of the rope.
RCB 110/2 after 14 overs: Two magnificent strokes by Devdutt Padikkal to lift the RCB spirits in the dressing room. Padikkal does well to follow the first six after five overs up with a second maximum over long-on. Pattinson needs to rethink the lengths he is resorting to.
RCB 96/2 after 13 overs: Chahar after being sent to the cleaners by Finch in his first over has come back well and how! He has now removed the RCB captain. The ball, which seemed to have been turning away, has been chipped straight to Rohit Sharma.
Kohli c Rohit b Rahul Chahar 3(11)
RCB 91/1 after 12 overs: Kohli doesn't seem to be connecting at all, tonight. There is an inside edge onto his pads as well as he tries to defend a shorter one from Bumrah. Three runs off that over.
RCB 88/1 after 11 overs: Another good over for the Mumbai Indians as only three runs come off it. There is a hint of turn off the second delivery. It gets an edge off Kohli's bat and it goes just wide off the keeper.
RCB 85/1 after 10 overs: Krunal Pandya does a decent job as Kohli walks in to bat at No 3. Only three singles and a wide in that over.
RCB 81/1 after 9 overs: Boult will be bowling his third over. And this is exactly what Mumbai Indians was looking for. It was a slower ball and Finch ballooned it to Kieron Pollard at long-off, who won't drop sitters like this. Finch c Pollard b Boult 52(35).
RCB 74/0 after 8 overs: Rahul Chahar has been brought back into the attack after being hit for 14 runs in his first over. This turns out to be a comparatively better over as the spinner concedes just 9. Finch, meanwhile, reaches his fifty in style, sweeping Chahar behind square for a boundary.
RCB 65/0 after 7 overs: Rohit Sharma is looking to explore his options here; Krunal Pandya to bowl to Padikkal, who takes a single. Two dot balls follow and then Finch frees hi arms to execute an inside-out shot to the extra cover area. Seemed like it would go all the way but it drops just in front of the ropes.
RCB 59/0 after 6 overs: Jasprit Bumrah, it is. Will Mumbai manage to pull things back in control this over? Nope. Padikkal gets going now, taking Bumrah for two boundaries, the first one a leg bye and brings up RCB's 50. The second four has been pulled over square leg. A wide later only worsens things.
RCB 49/0 after 5 overs: Spin has been introduced and Rahul Chahar will be looking to get the early breakthrough. But oh my, my! Three back-to-back boundaries in that over puts Rohit Sharma under immense pressure. Who comes in next? Bumrah?
RCB 36/0 after 4 overs: Pattinson's back and he has been welcomed with a cracking shot towards the on side. Finch has slammed the attack button all too early. Nine runs come off the over after Finch manages to run three, three balls later.
RCB 26/0 after 3 overs: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has dropped Aaron Finch and the freebie hurts all the more when the batsman takes you for a huge six the very next ball. Finch picks it early and dispatches it over the head of the bowler. Nice, straight and long!
RCB 16/0 after 2 overs: James Pattinson comes into the attack and it will be a Victorian vs Victorian battle that we are going to witness.
Ouch! that must have hurt. The second ball gets an inside edge off Finch and strikes him in the box. He goes down and Mohammed Siraj runs out with a bottle of water. Thankfully, he recovers and two balls later gets a boundary off an edge. The very next ball was skied briefly before it landed just short of Krunal Pandya.
RCB 8/0 after 1 over: Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch will be opening for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Trent Boult is all set to start things off with the new ball.
Also, a dramatic start that! Padikkal opens the face of the bat off the very first ball and that just sails wide of Ishan Kishan at cover point. That was so very close. Kohli heaves a sigh of relief back in the dugout. The very next ball, however, has been flicked off craftily towards the backward square leg region for a boundary. We also see a hint of swing as the ball crashes onto Finch's pad. There is an optimistic appeal but the umpire didn't seem interested.
TOSS UPDATE: Rohit Sharma has won the toss and asked Virat Kohli and Co to bat first.
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Adam Zampa, Isuru Udana
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Last meeting in the UAE
The last time the two teams met in the UAE in 2014 was at the Dubai International Stadium, where Bangalore upstaged Mumbai by six wickets in a low-scoring tie.
Overall head to head (25 matches - MI 16 | RCB 9)
MI and RCB have faced each other 25 times in the IPL so far and the four-time champion Mumbai leads by a huge margin of 16-9 victories.
Recent head to head (last five matches)
Mumbai has dominated Bangalore in the recent past, winning four of the last five matches.
Match: RCB vs MI, IPL 2020, Match 10 of 56
Date: Monday, September 28, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
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