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Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 196/7 | Overs 20

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 68(53), Mitchell McClenaghan 12(4)

OUT! J Suchith 4(4)

Chahal is into the attack for the formalities. Suchith goes over cover and gets a couple. Suchith tries to go over the top but gets a top edge. Karthik comes around to take the catch. McClenaghan tries to smash one over the leg-side but misses. He smashes the next ball over long-on for a six. McClenaghan finishes the game with another six over mid-wicket. That is it. RCB have won by 39 runs. AB de Villiers is the star of the game!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 182/6 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 68(53), J Suchith 2(2)

OUT! Harbhajan Sigh 3(3)

Harbhajan Singh faces and he tries to go over long-off. It falls to ground as two fielders tried to catch it. He then holes out to long-on. Simmons then gets a single. This is now moving to an RCB win. Suchith gets off the mark with a single. Simmons gets another single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 176/5 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 66(51),Harbhajan Sigh 1(1)

OUT! Ambati Rayudu 14(4)

Harshal is back and they get a single to start off. Harshal then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Rayudu then smashes across the line and it has almost gone along the way! It hit the ropes on the full. Rayudu then smashes it over long-off and AB de Villiers takes a tumbling catch.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 166/4 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 64(48), Ambati Rayudu 8(2)

Wiese is in and Simmons cuts it between point and short third-man for a four. That is his fifty. He then smashes the next one over long-on for a six. Wiese responds with a yorker. Simmons manages to keep it out. Simmons tries to go over the top, but gets the bottom edge and it falls close to him. Simmons tries to pull the short ball, but he gets the top edge and it goes for a four over fine-leg. Simmons ends the over with a single.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 151/4 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 49(42), Ambati Rayudu 8(2)

OUT! Hardik Pandya 8(4)

Chahal is back and they get a couple of singles. Pandya then smashes it for a big six over long-on. He is stumped off the next ball as he charges down the ground and misses it. Dinesh Karthik takes the bails off. Rayudu starts off with a couple and then smashes him for a six over long-on. De Villiers tried to catch it, but does not.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 135/3 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 48(41), Hardik Pandya 1(1)

OUT! Kieron Pollard 49(24)

Aravind is back. Pollard smashes it past long-on for a four. He then goes over the top, but gets the outside edge. It goes high in the air towards cover and Starc takes a skier. Hardik Pandya is the new man. Simmons charges to Aravind but misses. No run there. Simmons tries to pull, does not get it. He only gets a single. Pandya gets a single to start off.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 129/2 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 47(38), Kieron Pollard 45(22)

Wiese is brought back into the attack. Simmons cuts the first one through point for a single. Pollard tries to go over the leg-side but only gets a single. Wiese bowls a slower one. Simmons makes room, but does not offer a shot. Simmons then smashes it through long-on for a single. Pollard then charges to Wiese but misses it. Another good ball by him outside the off-stump. He gets a single off the last ball. Only four runs off this over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 125/2 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 45(35), Kieron Pollard 43(19)

Starc is in and Pollard gets a couple through mid-wicket. he then lofts the next one over mid-off for a four. That was very well hit by Pollard. Starc hits back with a yorker outside the off-stump. Pollard tries to guide it through third-man, but misses. He then gets a single. Simmons follows it up with another single. Pollard ends the over with a four through wide-long-on.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 113/2 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 44(34), Kieron Pollard 32(14)

Chahal continues and Simmons gets a single first up. Pollard dances down the track and he has hit it high down the ground. That has gone all the way. The commentators are saying it was hit into the MI dressing room. He follows that up with a single. Simmons also gets a single. Pollard charges again but only gets a single. Simmons dances down the track and smashes it for a six.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 97/2 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 36(31), Kieron Pollard 24(11)

Harshal continues. Pollard gets a leg-bye first ball. Simmons then gets a single. Pollard then pulls one through fine-leg for a four. Pollard ends the over with a massive six over mid-wicket.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 83/2 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 34(29), Kieron Pollard 13(7)

Aravind continues. Pollard places it through square-leg for a couple. Pollard then guides it through fine-leg for a four. Pollard then lofts over mid-off for a four. Aravind responds with a yorker. Pollard keeps it out and it goes towards third-man. They get a single. Simmons places through the leg-side and gets a couple. He guides the last ball through third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 66/2 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 28(27), Kieron Pollard 2(3)

OUT! Rohit Sharma 15(13)

Rohit is gone! Harshal takes the pace off a little and Rohit tried to go over the top. he hit it almost one-handed to long-on. Pollard is the new man and he gets a single. Simmons then follows it up with a single through square-leg. Only singles possible in this over.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 63/1 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 27(25), Rohit Sharma 15(12)

Chahal is into the attack. Batsmen get a couple of singles off the first three balls. Rohit gets a single off the fifth ball of the over. Simmons finishes the over with a couple.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 58/1 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 24(22), Rohit Sharma 13(9)

Wiese continues and Rohit gets a single first ball. Simmons then guides one very fine through third-man for a four. The fifty is up for MI. he then gets a single down the ground. Wiese bowls a half-tracker and Rohit smacks it for a six over mid-wicket. It was well hit by Rohit. He gets a single off the last ball as there are overthrows.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 45/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 19(20), Rohit Sharma 5(5)

Harshal Patel is into the attack. Simmons plays a couple of dots upfront. Simmons then charges down the ground and smashes it over mid-wicket for a six. He then goes over long-on but gets only a single. Simmons then gets a single through mid-wicket. Rohit then gets a single through square-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 35/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 10(15), Rohit Sharma 4(4)

Lendl Simmons gets a single off the second ball. Rohit Sharma is the new man and is on strike now. David Wiese is the bowler and he bowls a wide to Rohit. He gets off the mark by sweeping the last ball of the over through square-leg for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 29/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Lendl Simmons 9(13)

OUT! Parthiv Patel 19(11)

Simmons gets a single first ball. Parthiv follows it up with a quick single. Simmons tries to smash one over mid-on, but only gets a single as the ball bounces just in front of the fielder. Only four runs possible in this over. Simmons tries to get a single off the last ball. Kohli stops and throws it to Karthik who does well. Parthiv is out!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 25/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Parthiv Patel 17(9) , Lendl Simmons 7(9)

Parthiv starts the over with a couple and then drives one down the ground past mid-on for a four. Good shot! Later, Parthiv flicks one fine through fine-leg for a four. The fine leg was in the ring. Parthiv then carts one over cover for a four. Good over for MI!

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 11/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Parthiv Patel 3(3) , Lendl Simmons 7(9)

Sreenath Aravind is into the attack. The first ball brushes Simmons’ pads as it goes through to the wicketkeeper. Simmons gets a single off the third ball. Parthiv follows it up with a single. Good over. Only two runs off it.

Live Cricket Score: Mumbai Indians 9/0 | Overs 1

Batsmen: Parthiv Patel 2 (2) , Lendl Simmons 6 (4)

Mitchell Starc starts proceedings with Parthiv Patel taking strike. WIDE! Starc starts off by straying down leg. ONE! Starc bowls on Parthiv’s legs and he plays it to fine leg. ONE! Lendl Simmons is off the mark with a single down to fine leg. ONE! Parthiv takes a quick single to cover. FOUR! Simmons flicks tthe ball to the mid-wicket fence. DOT! Hit straight to the fielder. ONE! Misfield fetches MI a run.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 235/1 | Overs 20

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 82(50), AB de Villiers 133(59)

Pandya is in to bowl. He starts off with a yorker to de Villiers as he charges down. He gets a single. Kohli tries to go over mid-wicket. Rohit dives forward. Looks like the ball hit him on the bounce, on his mouth. He seems to be in pain. The batsmen get two. Rohit stays on the field. The two batsmen have brought up their 200-run stand. Pandya bowls a full toss and De Villiers smashes it over square-leg for a four. He then carts the next ball over cover for a four. Pandya taking a hammering here. Another full-toss and ohli smashes it for a six over long-on. It has gone into the crowd. The innings is done with a dot ball! What a performance it has been from RCB. They have made 235 for one. De Villiers remains unbeaten on 133 and Kohli walks back on 82 not out.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 218/1 | Overs 19

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 66(45), AB de Villiers 132(58)

Malinga is back. AB de Villiers moves across, on one knee, and smashes it almost one-handed over square-leg for a four. De Villiers then moves to the leg-side and Malinga follows him. He then moves out of the way. It is a wide. De VIlliers then smashes it down the ground but only a single is possible. Kohli follows it up with a single. De Villiers charges down the ground and smashes it straight back, but gets a couple for that as the fielders stop it. De Villiers makes room and carts one over cover for a four. The fielders were in the ring. De VIlliers retains strike with a single

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 204/1 | Overs 18

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 65(44), AB de Villiers 120(53)

Pandya is into the attack and de VIlliers smashes it straight, the umpire gets out of the way and it has gone for a four. He then smashes the next one straight and it has gone all the way. De Villiers then smashes a full toss down the ground. Pollard dives, but it has gone for a four. Later, de Villiers gets a single to get RCB’s 200. Kohli then smashes it over wide long-on. It is away from Pollard and it is four. Finally a dot ball to end the over.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 185/1 | Overs 17

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 61(42), AB de Villiers 105(49)

Kohli gets a four by smashing him through wide long-off for a four. Bumrah is the bowler. Kohli then smashes one down the ground for a single. Now, it is de Villiers on strike! De Villiers moves across his stumps in typical style and carts it over fine-leg for a six. He was on one knee while doing it! Picture it! He moves to 98. That is his ton! He has smacked it for a six over mid-wicket. What a shot! What a splendid ton! He tries to reverse-sweep later but he has missed it. Not a wide! Bumrah bowls a high full toss and it is a no-ball. De Villiers was trying to scoop it, but he only gets a single. Now Kohli in the act! He smashes a full toss over long-on for a six.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 160/1 | Overs 16

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 50(39), AB de Villiers 92(45)

McClenaghan is in to bowl. Kohli gets a single first ball. De Villiers pulls through mid-wicket and gets two. McClenaghan bowls it short and it has gone all the way or has it! De Villiers pulled it and replays showed it bounced just before the ropes. De Villiers then gets a single through mid-wicket. Well stopped by Rayudu in the deep. Kohli gets fifty with a single. Sensible innings by him! Knocking it around and doing well. De Villiers gets into the 90s with a four over mid-off.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 147/1 | Overs 15

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 48(37), AB de Villiers 81(41)

Hardik Pandya is the bowler. Kohli takes a single first balls. De Villiers then smashes one through cover for a four. He then lofts another over wide long-off and it is a four. He then smashes one over mid-off, with the fielder in and it is a four. Pandya finally bowls a yorker, which fetches de Villiers only a sigle.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/1 | Overs 14

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 46(35), AB de Villiers 68(37)

Bumrah continues. Kohli gets a single first ball and de Villiers gets a single off the next as well. Kohli charges down the track, but it is a high full-toss. He gets a single through mid-wicket. De Villiers then smacks it through mid-wicket. Rayudu comes around, but it has gone for a four. De Villiers then digs one out and gets a couple for that. He ends the over with another couple.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 117/1 | Overs 13

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 44(33), AB de Villiers 59(33)

Malinga is back in the attack. The batsmen start off with singles. Malinga continues to get it full and is doing well here. But de Villiers finds a way! He sits on his knee and carts it through mid-wicket for a four. What a shot! That brings up the century stand. De Villiers then smashes it through cover, but the cover fielder stops it well.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 114/1 | Overs 12

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 42(30), AB de Villiers 54(30)

McClenaghan is into the attack. Kohli starts off with a couple and then he gets a single through third-man. De Villiers then guides a short ball, quite inventively, through third-man for a single. Kohli then hits it down the ground and gets a single. De Villiers makes room, charges down the ground and smashes it for a four. That is de Villiers’ fifty. What a knock it has been! De Villiers then cuts it through point for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 101/1 | Overs 11

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 38(27), AB de Villiers 45(27)

Suchith is in and Kohli dances down the track, smashing him for a six over long-on. What a shot! Kohli then charges down and smashes it to long-off for a single. De Villiers sweeps one for a four through square-leg. What a shot! The ton is up with a single through the covers.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 88/1 | Overs 10

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 30(23), AB de Villiers 40(25)

Harbhajan continues. The batsmen start with singles and doubles. Harbhajan then bowls a wide down the leg-side and batsmen get a couple of byes. De Villiers moves into the 40s with a single down the ground. Kohli gets a six as he smashes it over mid-wicket for a huge six. He charged down to the pitch and smashed it.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 73/1 | Overs 9

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 20(19), AB de Villiers 38(23)

De Villiers faces Suchith and guides it through fine-leg. It was on his pads and easily done! He then hits it through the off-side and there is a misfield in the deep and they get couple. De Villiers then goes over cover and gets four. What an innings this is turning out to be!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 61/1 | Overs 8

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 19(17), AB de Villiers 27(19)

The batsmen knock it around for singles. Harbhajan is into the attack. Off the penultimate ball, De Villiers drives it through cover for a four. Well played! He then smashes it over mid-wicket and it has gone all the way.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 46/1 | Overs 7

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 17(15), AB de Villiers 14(15)

Bumrah continues and Kohli smashes through the off-side and pushes for a couple. Kohli then takes a single through third-man.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/1 | Overs 6

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 13(12), AB de Villiers 11(12)

J Suchith is into the attack. The batsmen start off with singles. De Villiers then makes room and lofts it over cover for a four. he then dances down the track and drives it along the ground through mid-on for a four. The fielder was inside the ring and could not get it.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/1 | Overs 5

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 12(11), AB de Villiers 2(7)

Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack and he bowls a wide first up. Kohli then places it to mid-wicket and takes a single. De Villiers gets off the mark by guiding one to third-man. Kohli then charges down the ground and smashes it through cover for a four. He then gets a single through square-leg.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/1 | Overs 4

Batsmen: Virat Kohli 6(7), AB de Villiers 0(5)

OUT! Chris Gayle 13(12)

Gayle is gone! Finally, MI catch one! Lendl Simmons is the man and Malinga has got the wicket. AB de Villiers has walked out. Gayle had edged it over third-man. Lendl Simmons was in the ring and he flew to his left and took it in the air! What a catch! He is turning out to be a great fielder for MI. A good over! Wicket-maiden for Malinga!

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/0 | Overs 3

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 13(11), Virat Kohli 6(7)

McClenaghan bowls it short the second ball and Kohli pulls it to fine-leg. Malinga comes around, but does not field it. It has gone for a four. Kohli follows it up with a single. Gayle then smashes it high in the air. That has gone very high. Rohit Sharma comes around, settles himself underneath that and there is a juggle. It has gone down! How costly will this prove! McClenaghan is disappointed. And Kohli has been dropped! He charged to McClenaghan and edged it to first slip. Harbhajan Singh drops it.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 14/0 | Overs 2

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 12(10), Virat Kohli 1(2)

Lasith Malinga is. He starts off with a slower ball, which Gayle misses outside the off-stump. Replays show that Kieron Pollard and Kohli exchanged a stare at the end of the last over. Off the third ball, Gayle gets a single through fine leg. Kohli then gets an inside edge to fine-leg. A single is taken. Gayle ends the over by carting one over point and third-man for a four.

Live Cricket Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore 8/0 | Over 1

Batsmen: Chris Gayle 7(5), Virat Kohli 0(1)

Mumbai Indians run out to the middle as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli make their way out to open the batting. Mitchell McClenaghan has the new ball. He will open the bowling and not Lasith Malinga. Gayle leaves the first ball outside the off-stump. Gayle shapes to smash the second one, but then leaves it outside the off-stump. Some bounce on offer early on. McClenaghan bowls it straighter and it is short. Gayle ducks. It is a wide. Gayle has now smashed it off the middle and it is a six over mid-wicket. he was shaping for that shot. It was outside the off-stump but has sailed over mid-wicket. Gayle tries another pull, but it hits his body and falls to ground. No run there. Gayle pulls once more and he gets a single as the fielder in the deep stops it well.

Here are the two teams of the day…

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Parthiv Patek (wk), Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, J Suchith, Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, David Wiese, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Sreenath Aravind.

Toss: RCB have won the toss and have chosen to bat first. RCB are playing an unchanged sir. MI have made two changes. Lasith Malinga returns for Marchant de Lange and Jasprit Bumrah has replaced Vinay Kumar.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 Match No. 46 between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Banglaore (RCB).This is Nishad Pai Vaidya, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over live cricket updates of the match.

Rohit Sharma’s MI are hosting Virat Kohli’s RCB in a very important game of IPL 2015 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai. The winners of this contest will be favourites to make it to the playoff stage of the tournament. Mumbai have played 11 matches in this edition of IPL so far and had finished as the better side of the result on six occasions, losing the remaining five. RCB have played 10, won five, lost four and had one game washed out by rain. Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, match 46, IPL 2015

Being played at Wankhede, the Mumbai Indians will be the crowd favourites and the Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to make themselves impervious to the passionate chanting of the Mumbai crowd in support of the home team. The crowd often adds to the difficulty of beating an in-form Mumbai Indians. Also the clash between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, two important members of the Indian national side, will be fascinating to watch. READ: Chris Gayle’s handling by Royal Challengers Bangalore highlights importance of rotation policy in IPL

Squads:

Mumbai Indian (MI): Rohit Sharma (c), Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Lendl Simmons, Vinay Kumar,Corey Anderson, Aiden Blizzard, Jasprit Bumrah, Aditya Tare, Pawan Suyal, Mitchell McClenaghan, Marchant de Lange, Unmukt Chand, Aaron Finch, Parthiv Patel, Siddhesh Lad, Abhimanyu Mithun, Shreyas Gopal, Pragyan Ojha, Hardik Pandya, J Suchith, Akshay Wakhare, Nitish Rana.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli (c), Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Darren Sammy, Mitchell Starc, Dinesh Karthik, Subramanium Badrinath, Sean Abbott, Adam Milne, Nic Maddinson, Ashok Dinda, Manvinder Bisla, Varun Aaron, Vijay Zol, Sarfaraz Khan, Jalaj Saxena, Shishir Bhavane, Iqbal Abdullah, David Wiese, Rilee Rossouw, Abu Nechim, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Warrier, Yogesh Takawale, Jalaj Saxena. 

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