Home > Match report >

Royal Challengers Bangalore coast to 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014

Parthiv Patel top-scored for RCB with 57 runs against MI in IPL 2014 © IANS
Parthiv Patel top-scored for RCB with 57 runs against MI in IPL 2014 © IANS

By Shrikant Shankar

Apr 19, 2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) coasted to a seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on April 19. RCB were chasing a lowly 116-run target and got over the line in only 17.3 overs. Parthiv Patel top-scored with an unbeaten 57. AB de Villiers scored an entertaining 45 not out. This is RCB’s second win in two matches. Defending champions Mumbai have now lost two in two.

The run-chase did not begin all that well as the Bangalore batsmen were rocked by the Mumbai seamers. Lasith Malinga and Zaheer Khan took three quick wickets amongst them as RCB were at 17 for three after four overs. But an unbroken 99-run stand between Parthiv and de Villiers saw them cruise to an easy win.

Zaheer began proceedings for Mumbai. Left-handed batsman Nic Maddinson got the first runs for Bangalore with a four over point as Zaheer had bowled one short and wide. Mumbai’s low score changed their bowling strategy as Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga bowled the second and third overs. Malinga bowled a yorker and Maddinson got a thick edged onto his bat and the ball went for a four towards third-man.

But Malinga had his man next ball as he bowled another yorker and breached Maddinson’s defense to bowl him for 12 runs. Zaheer was brought back in the fourth over. He angled one away from new batsman Virat Kohli and he edged it to Harbhajan at first slip. Kohli was out for a duck.

Yuvraj Singh was next and he tried to guide a short delivery from Zaheer first up. He only edged it but wicketkeeper Aditya Tare dropped a relatively simple chance above his head. But Zaheer dismissed Yuvraj on the very next delivery as he struck the pads. Yuvraj too was out for a duck.

Zaheer bowled a poor delivery down the leg side and Parthiv guided it away towards fine-leg for a four. Pragyan Ojha was brought into the attack in the ninth over. Parthiv opened the face of the bat on Ojha’s first delivery and guided it towards third-man for three runs.

De Villiers drove one from Ojha towards Rohit at short extra-cover. But the ball just fell short of the fielder. The next delivery was slight short and de Villiers pulled it towards mid-wicket for a four. Jasprit Bumrah bowled a back of a length delivery and de Villiers hoicked it away for a six over deep mid-wicket.

Malinga bowled a half-volley and Parthiv chipped it over wide mid-off for a four. The next delivery was a bouncer and Parthiv guided it over the wicketkeeper for a four. Malinga again bowled a short delivery and Parthiv attampted a similar shot. Parthiv misses the ball and Malinga appeals with a doubt. Replays show that there was a fine edge, but Tare did not appeal at all.

Ojha bowled a short delivery towards the leg side and Parthiv hit it towards fine-leg for a four. The party was getting started as Parthiv then struck two fours and de Villiers hit one four in the 17th over bowled by Ojha. Parthiv then hit a four off Malinga and took a single to win the match for Bangalore. Parthiv was adjudged as the Man of the Match.

Earlier, Bangalore captain Kohli had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The decision proved right at the time as Mumbai could only manage to post a low total of 115 for nine in their 20 overs. Ambati Rayudu top-scored for Mumbai with 35 runs off 37 deliveries. The next highest scorer was Corey Anderson with 18 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc and Varun Aaron took two wickets each.

Brief scores:

Mumbai Indians 115 for 9 in 20 overs (Ambati Rayudu 35, Corey Anderson 18; Yuzvendra Chahal 2 for 17, Mitchell Starc 2 for 21, Varun Aaron 2 for 31) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 116 for 3 in 17.3 overs (Parthiv Patel 57, AB de Villiers 45; Zaheer Khan 2 for 21) by 7 wickets.

Man of the Match: Parthiv Patel

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule: Match time table for IPL 7

Click here for IPL 2014 Schedule & Results

Click here for IPL 2014 complete coverage

(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

AB de Villiers praises team after win in 1st ODI

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Mitchell Johnson shows signs of effectiveness on unhelpful surfaces

South Africa vs New Zealand 2014: Vital for Brendon McCullum to find form quickly

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: AB de Villiers commends Kiwi’s last-wicket partership

Jermaine Lawson inspires United States to an emphatic win over Bermuda

West Indies cancel tour of India: Marlon Samuels reveals he did not want to abandon tour

Duleep Trophy, East Zone vs South Zone, 1st semi-final at Rohtak: South win by innings and 118 runs

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 at Dubai

Sarfaraz Ahmed may have trumped the Akmals as Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman across formats

Don Bradman — even if every chance he ever gave in his career was accepted, he would still remain head and shoulders above the others

Len Hutton’s hundred gets reported as illness

Viv Richards’ 6/41 bowls West Indies to a thrilling victory over India

Asad Shafiq emerges as dependable No 6 for Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Saqlain Mushtaq finishes month-long remedial work with Saeed Ajmal

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Live Streaming: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3 at Dubai

Happy New Year quick review: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone make this heist thriller worth watching!

‘Facebook killer’ Ello raises $5.5 million in funding

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Why are Karan Patel and Kamya Punjabi lying about their relationship?

Facebook’s Rooms is a new iOS app that lets users chat about their interests anonymously

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here