MIvRCB

CONTROVERSY: Replays show Malinga had clearly overstepped meaning had the umpire spotted it, the final delivery would have been deemed a no-ball.

Overs 20: Lasith Malinga defends 16 runs successfully in the final over as Bangalore score 181/5 in 20 overs. Mumbai have won by 6 runs. Shivam Dube started the over with a six before Jasprit Bumrah dropped him off the second delivery. Malinga then allowed just three off his next four deliveries to take Mumbai over the line.

Bangalore need 17 runs from 6 balls

Overs 19: Jasprit Bumrah is simply marvellous. Just five runs in his final over. He finishes with 3/20. Bangalore 171/5

Overs 18.3: OUT! Colin de Grandhomme holes out to Krunal Pandya on 2. Jasprit Bumrah has taken his third wicket now. Bangalore 169/5

Overs 18: ABD! ABD! ABD! – the crowd screams. He’s keeping the home crowd and his team alive in the chase. He has clubbed two sixes and a four off Hardik Pandya as Bangalore add 18 runs to their total in chase of 188. Bangalore 166/4

Overs 17: End of an excellent over from Bumrah – a wicket and just one run in it. Bangalore 148/4

Overs 16.2: FIFTY for AB de Villiers – 29th of his Indian T20 League career. Batting alongside him is Colin de Grandhomme.

Overs 16.1: OUT! Shimron Hetmyer holes out for 5. Hetmyer again falls cheaply as he slices one to mid-off to hand Jasprit Bumarh his second wicket. Bangalore 147/4

Overs 16: ABD tees off! Malinga has been taken to the cleaners by Mr. 360. First, a full toss and ABD walks across, gets an inside edge, a loud appeal for lbw follows but the ball rolls away to the boundary. ABD then smokes the penultimate and the final deliveries for two straight sixes to move to 49 off 30. Bangalore 147/3

Overs 15: Hardik Pandya returns. ABD decides enough is enough and scores two consecutive fours off the medium pacer. Although, had Suryakumar Yadav judged it better near long-on, ABD could have been caught off the second delivery that resulted in a four as well. 11 runs from the over. Bangalore 127/3

Overs 14: Bumrah with a terrific comeback after leaking 12 in his first over. His second results in just three runs and the big scalp of Kohli. Bangalore 116/3

Overs 13.4: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah has the last laugh as he strikes with the wicket of Virat Kohli in his second spell. A short delivery and Kohli goes through the pull shot, gets a top-edge and Hardik Pandya takes a simple catch before blowing a flying kiss. Kohli scored 46 off 32. Bangalore 116/3

Overs 13: So Krunal Pandya allows just four runs in his final over of the night. Bangalore 113/2

Overs 12: Lasith Malinga returns. The run flow continues. First five deliveries result in eight runs including two doubles to Kohli. ABD ends it with a six over backward square leg region. 14 runs from the over. Bangalore 109/2

Overs 11: Shackles broken! Virat Kohli lifts one over Markande’s head for a four and then AB de Villiers smokes him for a six over long-off region. 13 runs from the over. Bangalore 95/2

Overs 10: Krunal Pandya continues. Seven runs from his second over. Bangalore 82/2

Overs 9: Markande is surely keeping Bangalore batsmen on a leash. He had two consecutive appeals against ABD turned down off his last two deliveries – the first one for a catch and the next an lbw. Three runs from the over. Bangalore 75/2

Overs 8: Krunal Pandya into the attack now. He had dismissed ABD four times in IPL history. Starts well by allowing just five singles in it. Bangalore 72/2 

Overs 6.6: DROPPED! Yuvraj Singh drops AB de Villiers off the very first ball. Markande induces an edge and the ball travels to the left of Yuvraj at first slip who misjudges it and goes to his right as it crashes on his knee.

Overs 6.5: OUT! Mayank Markande has struck for Mumbai in the first over after the end of Powerplay. Parthiv Patel gets a wrong’un and Parthiv Patel rocks back to drag it back onto the stumps to be bowled for 31. Bangalore 67/2

Overs 6: Krunal Pandya into the attack now. Parthiv Patel greets him with a four that also brings up Bangalore’s fifty. He follows it with  a slog-sweep for a six. 12 runs from the over. Bangalore 60/1

Overs 5: Hardik Pandya into the attack. Virat Kohli isn’t going to go easy against any of his India teammate tonight. After troubling his captain early one, Hardik has to bear the brunt of Kohli’s assault who belts him for back-to-back fours off the 5th and 6th delivery. 9 runs from the over. Bangalore 48/1

Overs 4: The early exchanges between Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli have gone in the latter’s favour who has struck three straight fours off his India teammate to set the ball rolling. The first over mid-on, the second via an outside edge to third man and the final one through covers. 12 runs from the over. Bangalore 39/1

Overs 3.2: OUT! Brilliant stuff from Rohit Sharma has he his direct-hit get catches Moeen Ali well short of the crease at the striker’s end to have him run out for 13. Parthiv Patel worked one to short midwicket and set off for s quick single but Rohit in a jiff runs towards the ball, picks it up and releases a razor-sharp throw. Bangalore 27/1

Overs 3: Bangalore openers get going. And it’s Parthiv Patel who starts the assault as he pulls McClenaghan over midwicket region for a four. Moeen Ali joins the fun  – first a top-edge flies over the ‘keeper for a four followed by a flick over backward square leg region for a six. 17 runs from the over. Bangalore 27/0

Overs 2: It’s Lasith Malinga who will bowl the second over. There were question mark over his participation for the first few matches of the season before all of a sudden he was made available by Sri Lanka Cricket board. Meanwhile, he allows just three runs in it. Bangalore 10/0

Over 1: Parthiv Patel sends one through midwicket region for the first boundary of the Bangalore chase. 7 runs from the over. Bangalore 7/0

Mitchell McClenaghan to start the proceedings for Mumbai. Moeen Ali and Parthiv Patel to open the innings.

Overs 20: Hardik Pandya blitz powers Mumbai to a challenging 187/8 against Bangalore. He clatters two sixes off Mohammed Siraj in the final over as Mumbai take 15 runs from it. Pandya remains unbeaten on 32 off 14.

Overs 19.1: OUT! Mayank Markande, in his aim to give the strike to Hardik Pandya, gets an inside edge and is out caught behind for 6 off Siraj. Mumbai 172/8

Overs 19: A good over for Mumbai thanks to Hardik Pandya’s clean hits – he starts the over with a four over bowler Navdeep Saini’s head and a dot ball later, pulls him over deep midwicket boundary for a maximum. 15 runs from the over. Mumbai 172/7

Overs 18: Mayank Markande gets off the mark with an inside edge rolling past the boundary. Hardik Pandya then flicks one to backward square leg region for his first four. 10 runs and a wicket from Siraj’s third over. Mumbai 157/7

Overs 17.1: OUT! Mohammed Siraj gets a wicket as Mitchell McClenaghan gets an inside edge that crashes on the stumps. He scored 1. Mumbai 147/7

Overs 17: End of a successful over from Umesh Yadav -a wicket and two runs in it. Mumbai 147/6

Overs 16.3: OUT! A brilliant catch from Navdeep Saini as he does well to time his leap and keep his boot away from the touching the boundary to remove Krunal Pandya. Umesh Yadav strikes on return. He scored 1. Mumbai 146/6

Overs 15.6: OUT! Chahal on a roll for Bangalore tonight! He ends his quota of four overs with his fourth scalp of the night as Kieron Pollard goes the aerial way and holes out to Shimron Hetmyer near the boundary. He scored 5. Mumbai 145/5

Overs 15.3: OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his third wicket of the night and this time it’s Suryakumar Yadav who holes out to Moeen Ali after miscuing one to point. He scored 38 off 24. Mumbai 142/4 

Overs 15: Suryakumar Yadav gets funky and lucky to add two more fours to his total – the first one a paddle over short fine leg and the second via top-edge that flies over the ‘keeper. 13 runs from the over. Mumbai 139/3

Overs 14: End of a successful but an expensive over from Chahal – 20 runs and a wicket in it. Mumbai 126/3

Overs 13.4: OUT! Yuvraj Singh turns the clock back with three straight sixes off Yuzvendra Chahal as the crowd at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium goes wild. He goes for the fourth one but this time fails to clear the man long-off where Mohammed Siraj judges it well to complete a brilliant catch. Yuvraj scored 23 off 10. Mumbai 124/3

Overs 13: Moeen Ali into the attack now. He manages to keep the Mumbai batsmen quiet off his first four deliveries. Suryakumar cuts loose to end the over on a high – hitting a six over long-on followed by a four. 13 runs from it. Mumbai 106/2

Overs 12: Kohli brings back Siraj as well and he too makes a good start to his second spell allowing just three runs in it. Mumbai 93/2

Overs 11: A good start to the second spell from Umesh – eight runs and a wicket in it. The crowd has raised the noise level cause it’s Yuvraj Singh who has walked out to bat with Suryakumar Yadav. Mumbai 90/2

Overs 10.4: OUT! Umesh Yadav nets the big fish! A short delivery and Rohit goes for the big pull but fails to connect this correctly and a top-edge nicely settles into the hands of Mohammed Siraj. Rohit scored 48 off 33. Mumbai 87/2

Overs 10: Rohit Sharma gets down on a knee and sends one over square leg region for his eighth four. 10 runs from the over. Mumbai 82/1 at the halfway stage

Overs 9: So sweep is the way to attack Yuzvendra Chahal. Both Suryakumar Yadav, the new man, and Rohit Sharma get a four each employing that shot. 12 runs from the over. Mumbai 72/1

Overs 8: Another new bowler introduced – De Grandhomme into the attack now. Good start from the Kiwi – just four singles in it. Mumbai 60/1

Overs 7: End of a very successful over from Chahal – just four runs in it plus an important wicket as well. Mumbai 56/1

Overs 6.3: OUT! Quinton de Kock goes for the reverse sweep and gets a glove and is bowled around his legs. Yuzvendra Chahal makes the first breakthrough for Bangalore. De Kock scored 23 off 20. Mumbai 54/1

Overs 6: Mumbai have been given a solid start by their opening pair of Rohit and De Kock. Navdeep continues and nearly gets De Kock out who played one towards midwicket region and the ball bursts through the palms of Colin de Grandhomme for a four. Rohit ends the over with another four that also brings up Mumbai’s fifty. 9 runs from the over. Mumbai 52/0

Overs 5: First bowling change from Kohli – brings in Mohammed Siraj in place of Umesh. De Kock launches his third delivery over long-on for his first maximum if the night.  Rohit ends the over with a cracking shot to long-off for a four. 11 runs from the over. Mumbai 43/0

Overs 4: Lesson for Navdeep Saini – Don’t test Rohit with a short-pitched delivery. He tried one of those and Rohit pulled it high over mid-wicket boundary for a six. 7 runs from the over. Mumbai 32/0

Overs 3: Much better from Umesh Yadav, although Quinton de Kock times one to perfection to get his first four of the match. 7 runs from the over. Mumbai 25/0

Overs 2: Navdeep Saini is bowling with some pace here but luck has been on Rohit’s side. He gets one to come back and Rohit gets an inside edge that rolls past the boundary in no time. The over ends with a thumping drive through extra cover for Rohit’s fourth four of the innings. 9 runs from the over. Mumbai 18/0

Over 1: A good start from Mumbai with captain Rohit taking the lead. Umesh drifts towards the leg and Rohit guides it to fine leg for the first four of the night. Off the penultimate delivery, Umesh again errs in line and this time, Rohit sends it to square leg region for his second four. Mumbai 9/0

Umesh Yadav with the new ball for the home team tonight. De Kock will take the strike.

7:57 pm: Bangalore fielders are in the middle and out walk the two Mumbai openers – captain Rohit Sharma alongside Quinton de Kock.

TOSS REPORT

Unchanged Bangalore field against Mumbai

Playing XIs

Mumbai: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McClenaghan,  Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah,

Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

TEAM CHANGES

Bangalore are unchanged for their second game of the season. Kohli says he’ll like to stick with the same XI for some time to allow the guys to gel and play well together. Mumbai have brought in Laisth Malinga and Mayank Markande in place of Ben Cutting and Raiskh Salam respectively.

7:32 pm: Bangalore captain Virat Kohli calls it correctly at the coin toss and opts to field against Mumbai.

Hello everyone and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Game 7 of the Indian T20 League in which Bangalore face Mumbai. Having lost their respective opening games of the season, Mumbai and Bangalore will be out to register their first win as they square off in the seventh match of the season at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.

While Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai franchise lost their first game against Delhi after Rishabh Pant’s 27-ball 78-run blitz handed the home team a 37-run defeat, Virat Kohli and Co. lost the opening game of the season a ferociously-turning MA Chidambaram Stadium pitch against the defending champions Chennai unit. Click here to read more

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