IPL 2013 Live cricket score, MI vs RCB at Mumbai: Bangalore need 195 to win

Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to chase down 195 © IANS

Mumbai: Apr 27, 2013

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RCB 136/7 | Overs 20 | Rampaul 23*, V Kumar 26*

Dwayne Smith bowls an academic last over, giving away 12 runs, as Mumbai complete a thumping win over the favourites Bangalore. Ravi Rampaul and Vinay Kumar complete their 50-partnership in the background.

Mumbai Indians win by 58 runs.

RCB 124/7 | Overs 19 | Rampaul 10*, V Kumar 14*

RCB score 14 runs from the penultimate over bowled by Kieron Pollard, including two boundaries, but the writing is long on the wall. RCB need 71 runs from 6 balls.

RCB 110/7 | Overs 18 | Rampaul 10*, V Kumar 14*

It’s Dhawal Kulkarni’s turn to sign off for the night and the Mumbai boy does it in style in his first game of IPL 6! Kulkarni finishes with an enviable analysis of 4-0-19-3. RCB need 85 runs from 12 balls.

RCB 108/7 | Overs 17 | Rampaul 9*, V Kumar 13*

Mitchell Johnson finishes a great spell with figures of none for 28. He didn’t get a wicket, but was crucial along with Lasith Malinga in setting up the scalps of Bangalore’s powerful top four. RCB need 87 runs from 18 balls.

RCB 102/7 | Overs 16 | Rampaul 9*, V Kumar 8*

Mumbai edge closer to a huge win as Lasith Malinga finishes his spell with figures of none for 25. Wicketless, but effective. RCB need 93 runs from 24 balls.

RCB 94/7 | Overs 15 | Rampaul 2*, V Kumar 7*

Kieron Pollard comes into the attack and mixes it up by bowling from a good 10 yards behind the crease! He’s made it his own thing in the IPL and can afford to experiment with his team in a comfortable position. RCB need 101 runs from 30 balls.

RCB 89/7 | Overs 14 | Rampaul 0*, V Kumar 4* OUT! S Tiwary 21(19), S Mohammed 9(11)

Dwayne Smith comes into the attack and dismisses Saurabh Tiwary straight away. The left-hander gets cramped for room trying the pull and only manages to find Harbhajan Singh at long-on. Syed Mohammed then follows his teammate back to the pavilion the same over after skying the bowler straight to Mitchell Johnson at third-man. Only a matter of time, now.

RCB 81/5 | Overs 13 | S Tiwary 19*, S Mohammed 7*

Saurabh Tiwary avoids getting run-out as Harbhajan Singh finishes his spell with superb figures of two for 21. RCB have all but given up here.

RCB 78/5 | Overs 12 | S Tiwary 17*, S Mohammed 6*

Lasith Malinga offers Saurabh Tiwary width and the left-hander creams it through the covers for four. Malinga recovers well to give just five more runs.

RCB 69/5 | Overs 11 | S Tiwary 13*, S Mohammed 1* OUT! A Karthik 12(8)

Bangalore slip further down the pit as Dinesh Karthik completes a fantastic stumping off his counterpart Arun Karthik. Harbhajan Singh gives just three runs as RCB’s required run-rate touches the 14 rpo mark.

RCB 66/4 | Overs 10 | S Tiwary 11*, A Karthik 12*

Arun Karthik ruins an otherwise good third over from Dhawal Kulkarni by pulling the swing bowler over deep square-leg for a flat six.

RCB 56/4 | Overs 9 | S Tiwary 9*, A Karthik 5*

Saurabh Tiwary gives Harbhajan Singh the charge and lofts him straight down the ground for maximum. Bangalore get six more runs from the over and take the first Strategic Timeout. What can they cook up to stem this leak?

RCB 44/4 | Overs 8 | S Tiwary 0*, A Karthik 0* OUT! Kohli 1(4), de Villiers 1(4)

Dhawal Kulkarni gets two in his second over and what wickets they are! First, he gets Virat Kohli to nick the out-swinger to the wicketkeeper, before AB de VIlliers is tricked into getting out the exact same way! Why was this guy on the bench all this while?! Two wickets in three balls! Kulkarni has three for seven in two overs!

RCB 38/2 | Overs 7 | Kohli 1*, de Villiers 1* OUT! Gayle 18(20)

Mumbai Indians have the big wicket! That of Chris Gayle! Harbhajan Singh bowls a terrific over, conceding just two runs from the first four balls, before Gayle slogs the off-spinner high in the air towards long-on. Ambati Rayudu charges after it and takes the catch inches from the rope and manages to keep his feet from touching the rope. The third umpire is consulted, but Gayle has to eventually walk back! Bangalore in a spot of bother here!

RCB 35/1 | Overs 6 | Gayle 17*, Kohli 0* OUT! Dilshan 13(18)

Dhawal Kulkarni comes into the attack in his first game this season. The Mumbai swinger does well to frustrate Tillakaratne Dilshan with his away-movement  and the Sri Lankan’s concentration eventually snaps as he slices the bowler straight to Mitchell Johnson at third-man. Just one run comes off the over as Mumbai finish the Powerplay overs mighty pleased with themselves.

RCB 34/0 | Overs 5 | Gayle 17*, Dilshan 13*

Mitchell Johnson steams in for a third over and bowls three good balls, managing to keep Chris Gayle quiet before the West Indian lofts him straight down the ground for four. Gayle gets another boundary off the last ball of the over as he cuts Johnson wide of point.

RCB 25/0 | Overs 4 | Gayle 9*, Dilshan 12*

Lasith Malinga bowls another great over, mixing it up nicely with yorkers, slower ones and bouncers. Chris Gayle has no idea what to do about them! This is great stuff from the two Mumbai quicks, who certainly have done their homework well.

RCB 22/0 | Overs 3 | Gayle 9*, Dilshan 9*

Mitchell Johnson pitches it short as Chris Gayle makes room and pulls the Australian over deep mid-wicket for six. Gayle then tries to get the upper cut, but doesn’t connect as the two slips go charging after it but none manage to take the catch. Johnson then tries to bounce the West Indian and succeeds, only for the last ball of the over to fly over the keeper for four byes.

RCB 10/0 | Overs 2 | Gayle 2*, Dilshan 8*

Lasith Malinga bowls a brilliant first over to his countryman Tillakaratne Dilshan, who blindly swung his bat and failed to connect for the first five balls, before finding the middle of the bat and sending the ball to the long-on fence for four.

RCB 5/0 | Overs 1 | Gayle 1*, Dilshan 4*

Mitchell Johnson targets the block hole and gets five good deliveries in. The only one that was wide was thwacked through the covers by Tillakaratne Dilshan. Good start for Mumbai.

MI 194/7 | Overs 20 | Johnson 9*, Malinga 0* OUT! Harbhajan 16(8)

Harbhajan Singh plays yet another typically awkward shot, but this time is pocketed by Saurabh Tiwary running in from deep mid-wicket. Mitchell Johnson doesn’t mind as he swings Rampaul straight down for six.

MI 186/6 | Overs 19 | Harbhajan 16*, Johnson 1*

Harbhajan Singh whips RP Singh’s low full toss past short fine-leg for four, before spanking the left-armer straight down the ground for another boundary. Bhajji finishes the over with an awkward, but effective, whip-pull to deep square-leg for four more. Great over and great recovery by Mumbai!

MI 170/6 | Overs 18 | Harbhajan 1*, Johnson 0* OUT! Karthik 43(33), Rayudu 0(0), Pollard 34(16)

Dinesh Karthik drives RP Singh towards cover and sets off for what he thinks is an easy single, but Virat Kohli swoops in, picks up the ball and gets a direct throw within the blink of an eye and Karthik is still strolling towards the crease when the ball hit the stumps. Kohli gets another run-out to his name as Ambati Rayudu is sent back to the pavilion without facing a ball. It gets worse for Mumbai as Pollard skies RP towards third-man where Ravi Rampaul dives and takes a great catch. Two runs and three wickets for Bangalore in the over! What an anti-climax here, for Mumbai!

MI 168/3 | Overs 17 | D Karthik 43*, Pollard 32*

Kieron Pollard spanks RP Singh straight down the ground for a four and six, before the Indian bounces back with a good…err…bouncer. Pollard then changes the direction and whips RP off his hips for four to fine-leg with the fielder in the single.

MI 151/3 | Overs 16 | D Karthik 43*, Pollard 18*

Dinesh Karthik decides to tell the Wankhede he’s there too as he lofts Vinay Kumar one-bounce to the long-off fence. Kumar recovers well to concede just four more runs.

MI 143/3 | Overs 15 | D Karthik 35*, Pollard 18*

Kieron Pollard spanks Syed Mohammed straight down the ground for half-a-dozen to get things started in the death overs. The gangly Trinidadian finishes the over with another massive hit over long-on and into the second tier. How many can Mumbai get off the final five?

MI 125/3 | Overs 14 | D Karthik 34*, Pollard 1*

Jaidev Unadkat bowls fast and short to Kieron Pollard and the big West Indian struggles to connect. Dinesh Karthik then shows his partner how it’s done as he pulls the left-armer to the deep mid-wicket fence for four off the last ball. Mumbai have scored just 28 runs from the last four overs.

MI 119/3 | Overs 13 | D Karthik 29*, Pollard 0* OUT! Rohit 10(8)

Dinesh Karthik goes for the slog-sweep and finds the gap between deep mid-wicket and long-on. Rohit Sharma then drives beautifully to long-off and looks for two, but Karthik is the least interested. Rohit sets off and is almost at the other end by the time the ball comes in to the bowler’s end and is run out. The Mumbai captain is livid at Karthik as he walks off. Unfortunate wicket for Mumbai. Thank you very much, say Bangalore!

MI 110/2 | Overs 12 | D Karthik 22*, Rohit 8*

Ravi Rampaul comes back into the attack and bowls a good over, conceding just four runs.

MI 106/2 | Overs 11 | D Karthik 20*, Rohit 6* OUT! D Smith 50(36)

Syed Mohammed foxes Dwayne Smith with a quicker one, as the West Indian goes to pull it over mid-wicket, but is too late into the shot. Smith falls after a magnificent half-century. Captain Rohit Sharma walks in at No 4 and gets off the mark with a classic cover-drive for four.

MI 97/1 | Overs 10 | D Smith 50*, D Karthik 17*

Dwayne Smith continues to powerfully swing his bat at anything within his reach, sending Jaydev Unadkat’s short-pitched delivery sailing over deep mid-wicket for half-a-dozen. Smith reaches his fifty off just 35 balls with a gentle dab to short third-man for a single. Mumbai are cruising along at a run-rate just under 10 an over.

MI 86/1 | Overs 9 | D Smith 42*, D Karthik 14*

Dwayne Smith swings hard at Vinay Kumar and clears long-on for a maximum, before pulling the medium-pacer for four down deep mid-wicket. Two balls later, he gets more brute force into his pull and sends a flat six down the same boundary. The West Indian is looking in terrific touch! Mumbai are on their way to a huge total here.

MI 67/1 | Overs 8 | D Smith 26*, D Karthik 12*

Dinesh Karthik plays a mistimed hook off Jaydev Unadkat that goes high up in the air towards deep square-leg, but just about manages to clear the rope for six. DK could do with some runs; his last two innings weren’t particularly good. Eight runs come from the over.

MI 59/1 | Overs 7 | D Smith 25*, D Karthik 5*

Syed Mohammed comes into the attack with the fielding restrictions lifted. The slow left-armer bowls a tidy first over, giving seven runs.

MI 52/1 | Overs 6 | D Smith 21*, D Karthik 2*

Vinay Kumar comes into the attack and errs straight away by drifting down the leg with fine-leg in the circle. Dwayne Smith calmly flicks the ball on to the fine-leg fence. Kumar responds with a bouncer that sails over Smith’s head and high enough to beat the ‘keeper for four byes. Mumbai will be pleased with their Powerplay overs, despite Tendulkar’s fall.

MI 38/1 | Overs 5 | D Smith 12*, D Karthik 2*

Jaydev Unadkat slips in his delivery stride after losing his footing, but fortunately for the Royal Challengers, he’s able to get back up and shake it off. Dwayne Smith then pulls a short delivery to the deep mid-wicket fence. What power! Ricky Ponting, meanwhile, tells the television host that Mumbai are looking at 180 here. They’ll need that with Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli in the opposition.

MI 31/1 | Overs 4 | D Smith 5*, D Karthik 1* OUT! Tendulkar 23(13)

RP Singh bowls a good line and length, not allowing Sachin Tendulkar to score. Tendulkar then shuffles across again trying to flick the left-armer off the pads, but is rapped bang in front of middle. The Wankhede cannot believe it, but Tendulkar has to go. Premature end to a cameo. Dinesh Karthik then comes in and almost gets himself run-out, thanks to some fantastic work by AB de Villiers.

MI 28/0 | Overs 3 | D Smith 3*, Tendulkar 23*

Sachin Tendulkar goes for the same shot that almost took his wicket in the first over,  but this time connects well and finds the extra cover fence. He goes for an extragavant slash-cut next, but misses by a mile. The next ball is whacked over mid-off for a boundary, before a powerful front-foot pull gets him four more. Tendulkar ends a superb over for Mumbai with an unorthodox pull to the fine leg fence after shuffling across the wicket. Tendulkar is looking well in the groove here and this could spell trouble for Bangalore!

MI 12/0 | Overs 2 | D Smith 3*, Tendulkar 7*

RP Singh tries to bounce Sachin Tendulkar and the Little Master just manages to fend it off with his arm. Bangalore are attacking the Mumbai batsmen from ‘go’ here…exciting stuff!

MI 7/0 | Overs 1 | D Smith 1*, Tendulkar 6*

Two slips and a gully for Ravi Rampaul as he bowls a peach of a delivery to Dwayne Smith first up that just missed the outside edge. Smith pushes one way to deep point for a single to get off strike, before Sachin Tendulkar awkwardly flicks Rampaul off his pads for a couple. Only a second slip for Tendulkar as Rampaul bowls a wide out-swinger; Tendulkar swipes at it as the ball takes the edge and flies through the gap between Chris Gayle and ‘keeper Arun Karthik. What a start we have here!

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has won the toss and has decided to bat first against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is happy with the result, saying he would have bowled first seeing the tinge of grass on the surface. Kohli revealed at the toss that Murali Kartik is not keeping well and, hence, misses out today. Syed Mohammed Nabi replaces him in the XI.

As for the home side, Dhawal Kulkarni gets his first game this season in place of Yuzvendra Chahal.


Mumbai Indians: Dwayne Smith, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:  Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Saurabh Tiwary, Arun Karthik (wk), Ravi Rampaul, Vinay Kumar, Syed Mohammed, RP Singh, Jaydev Unadkat.

Good evening and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium.

I am Jaideep Vaidya and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match.

The Royal Challengers are definitely the team to beat this season and are in terrific form, in all three departments of the game. They are already deemed favourites for the title along with the perennial heavyweights Chennai Super Kings.

The Mumbai Indians, as has been the norm for them in the six years of the tournament, have been sporadic with their form. On one hand, they can surprise you by beating the favourites in their own backyard, and in the very next game they can be taken to the cleaners by the poorest side in the league.

The last time these two met, it was their first game of this season played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium where Bangalore sneaked through by two runs, much thanks to Chris Gayle’s 58-ball 92.

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