Home > Innings report >

Royal Challengers Bangalore restrict Mumbai Indians to lowly 115/9 in IPL 2014

The RCB bowlers and fielders kept the MI batsmen under their grip © IANS
The RCB bowlers and fielders kept the MI batsmen under their grip © IANS

By Shrikant Shankar

Apr 19, 2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) restricted Mumbai Indians (MI) to only 115 for nine in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on April 19. It was a poor batting effort by the Mumbai batsmen in the IPL 7 match. Bangalore captain Virat Kohli had won the toss and elected to field first. Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 35 runs off 37 deliveries. Corey Anderson was the next highest scorer with 18 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal, Mitchell Starc and Varun Aaron took two wickets each.

Chris Gayle was ruled out of the RCB line-up as he had not recovered from his back issue. So, Bangalore went with an unchanged side that beat Delhi Daredevils in their first match. Mumbai made one change as Jasprit Bumrah came in for CM Gautam.

It all started on a poor note as there were two dropped catches. Michael Hussey was dropped in the first over by Chahal at point. Starc bowled a full delivery and Hussey drove straight to Chahal, but he did not manage to hold onto it. To run salt on the wound, Hussey cut a short and wide delivery for a four. In the second over, Tare also got lucky.

Albie Morkel bowled a length delivery outside off-stump and Tare edged it to Nic Maddinson at first slip. But the Australian dropped a knee-high length delivery. Hussey then pushed one through cover for another four. But Morkel then struck in the fourth over. He bowled a back of a length delivery and Hussey pulled it straight to Chahal.

The sixth over bowled by Morkel was a very good over for Mumbai as 18 runs came from it. Rayudu came down the ground and hit one towards mid-wicket for the first four in the over. Tare then pulled a slow bouncer towards deep mid-wicket for the second four. Morkel then bowled a loose delivery outside off-stump and Tare drove it over cover for the third four.

Morkel then bowled a wide delivery down the leg side and it raced away for a four. Varun Aaron then dismissed Tare for 17 off 18 deliveries. He digs one in short and Tare mistimed his pull. Maddinson took a simple catch at deep backward square-leg. So, Chahal and Maddinson took catches of batsmen they had dropped earlier in the innings.

Things got worse for Mumbai as captain Rohit Sharma was dismissed by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Rohit hit a half-hearted shot towards long-off where AB de Villiers took a simple catch.

Kieron Pollard was promoted higher in the order. But he did not get height behind a lofted on-drive and Sachin Rana took a good catch at long-on. That gave Chahal his second wicket after he had dismissed Rohit. Aaron bowled a short delivery and Anderson went for the pull shot. But only gets a thick edge that falls in-between long-off and long-on and went for a four.

Aaron then bowled another short delivery and Anderson played the hook shot. He got a slight top-edge and the ball went to the fine-leg region for a four. Kohli displayed his excellent fielding skills and almost ran out Rayudu.

Rayudu and Anderson fell in successive deliveries in the 17th over to compound Mumbai’s plight. Starc bowled a full delivery and Rayudu came down the track and hit it to de Villiers at deep extra-cover. The batsmen had crossed and Anderson was on strike for the next delivery. He got under-hit a length delivery and Kohli took the catch at long-off.

Starc though did not get his hat-trick as Harbhajan Singh edged it on the bounce to Parthi Patel behind the wickets. Zaheer Khan fell for a duck as he hit one from Ashok Dinda towards long-on as Rana took his second catch. Aaron bowled the 19th over and dug one in short. Harbhajan flat-batted it over the mid-off fielder for a four.

But bowled a straight delivery and Harbhajan played across the line and missed. He got bowled after scoring eight runs. Lasith Malinga was run-out in the 20th over for two runs.

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) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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)

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (12:30 IST)   at Bulawayo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 16, 2014  at Galle

South Africa won by 153 runs

Photos

Gallery: India vs England 2nd Test at Lord's

Videos

Alastair Cook jokes about his bowling

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka cross 300

India’s wins in England — from 1971 to 2014

India’s win over England in 2nd Test at Lord’s: Twitter reactions

Ishant Sharma pummels England into submission as India clinch Lord’s Test by 95 runs

Ishant Sharma registers name at Lord’s honours board, takes 6 wickets in 2nd Test against England

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Ishant Sharma South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014 Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2014

Mahela Jayawardene ton takes Sri Lanka to 305/5 on Day 1 of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma advises him not to play square of wicket

Afghanistan set target of 260 against Zimbabwe in 4th ODI at Bulawayo

India A tour of Australia 2014: Manan Vohra, Mohit Sharma give India A easy win

Mahela Jayawardene scores 11th Test ton at SSC; Sri Lanka 212/3 at tea on Day 1 against South Africa

10 things you need to know about Zaheer Abbas

Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2nd Test at Colombo: Pride at stake for high-flying hosts

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Please help Graeme Pollock, cricket boards and franchises of the world

Cricket at Commonwealth Games and Olympics: Why not?

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Swatch denies Apple iWatch rumors

Uber app for Windows Phone launched

Kevin Spacey offered donation to turn vegetarian

Salman Khan: It was great fun to dance with Shivaji Satam – view pics!

Why obese workers get tired sooner

Mahela Jayawardene at SSC: A tale of 11 tons

Rick Roy: I didn’t particularly like Priyanka Chopra’s styling in Mary Kom

Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma advises him not to play square of wicket

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here