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RCB vs MI Match Result
- IPL 2018 Match 31
Royal Challengers Bangalore
167/7 (20.0 ov)
153/7 (20.0 ov)
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Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 14 runs
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And that's a wrap from us, join us again for the next game as Delhi Daredevils host Rajasthan Royals.
Man of the Match, Tim Southee
: "Nice to come here and play. Nice to finally get a win on the board. We've come close in the last two games. There was a little bit of swing which you've never seen here in the earlier games. I think we scraped through to a good score.
"Last over was crucial. Colin's innings gave us the momentum. We still had to bowl well to defend this score. The belief's still good. We have come close. Nice to get over the line. It's nice to get a win under the belt."
"Jeez, we needed that win. Very important win at such an important stage of the tournament. In the last couple of games, we were picking up. Tonight was an occasion we need that two points. This is the push we needed. We might have spoken about too many things in the past. To the bowlers, we said, 'back your gut feel to bowl yorkers, take your fields.' To confuse them, doesn't help too much.
"Everyone bowled really well. Umesh's over. Colin's over with the bat. The one over that JP bowled and Manan targeted, that was game-changing. Manan took the game away from them. We needed impact performances to get those two points. We had good intent, results are around the corner. The result went our way. We should take this confidence forward.
"My wife is here and it's her birthday. This was a little gift for her. It was very important to achieve this two points in front of her."
"We were close in the last few games and didn't cross the line. Sometimes losing is a habit just as winning can be. But nice to give back something to the crowd who have been outstanding and have backed us. I thought we bowled well last time, just didn't finish the job at the end.
"Today, Siraj and Umesh were outstanding, they kept bowling good line and lengths and made tough for the batsmen, Tim Southee as well. They are starting to realize the structure now and the plans are starting to get better. The skills were superb, I thought they were excellent with the use of the slower balls, the cross-seamers were effective and hit the deck hard.
"We were under some pressure, but I thought we were desperate in the field, kept egging each other and hopefully results will follow. We will celebrate tonight, take the plane for the next match and try and do the same once again."
"It is disappointing to be on the losing side. We got ourselves to blame though. Didn't play smart cricket which was required, losing wickets in the powerplay didn't help, that's where we lost the game. We wanted to keep ticking with the scoreboard, partnerships would have helped us.
"Credit to RCB, they bowled really well, it was a tough wicket and they kept us guessing all the time and it made things very difficult for us. I think our bowling was good, we would have taken 167 at the start of play, but we could have kept them down to some 10-15 runs short. We came back well after that partnership between Kohli and McCullum, but as I said, we made silly mistakes, it shouldn't happen at this stage of the tournament and that cost us.
"We still need to have the belief in ourselves, we can't lose hope, need to win almost all our games now. We need to keep to the basics, I feel we still have a good chance to qualify for the knock-out phase of the tournament."
Mumbai were never in the chase as they lost the wickets of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma early. The middle order didn't do much and Hardik Pandya's painful fifty just delayed the inevitable. Krunal Pandya had an off day and by the time Ben Cutting came in to bat, the match was almost done and dusted.
This is what the presence of a half-decent death bowler can do for you, RCB! Brilliant stuff from Tim Southee and Mo Siraj as they defended 45 off the last four overs, something that they couldn't do so far this season. Congratulations on the win, Virat. Will this put RCB's season back on track? Only time will tell.
MI: 153/7(RR 7.65)
W 4 . . . 6
19.6 Southee to Cutting, SIX, MI get a six to finish but RCB get the win. Perhaps that is why Cutting was refusing the singles as he sends that over long off. But Kohli doesn't care as Anushka Sharma's birthday brings a victory for RCB.
19.5 Southee to Cutting, no run, a sublime yorker from Southee and Cutting can't do anything with it. He digs it out and just stands there, he can't refuse a single here because there isn't one.
19.4 Southee to Cutting, no run, Cutting goes for a wild slog but cannot connect and again he refuses the single. Why would you do that when NRR might be key later on?
19.3 Southee to Cutting, no run, that was in the slot again but Cutting cannot connect with that one and it is just a single but no wait, he refuses it.
19.2 Southee to Cutting, FOUR, that was a length ball. In the slot and Cutting just takes a boundary over deep mid-wicket. MI really needed a six there.
Listen kids, Hardik might have scored a fifty but that won't tell you the actual story. He was struggling so much against the fast bowlers as it not only applied pressure on Krunal Pandya but also made things difficult for his team. A fifty for which the batsman shouldn't be proud of.
19.1 Southee to H Pandya, OUT, another excellent slower ball and Hardik tries to cream that over long on but Kohli takes another blinder diving forward. He celebrates this time as RCB are closing in on a victory.
Colin de Grandhomme is all over the field today as he is diving around and stopping everything. Remember his 24 runs off the final over of RCB's innings?
MI: 143/6(RR 7.53)
1 1 W . 1 2
18.6 Siraj to Cutting, 2 runs, full toss again but Cutting misses out again. Colin de Grandhomme's excellent fielding keeps that to just two.
18.5 Siraj to H Pandya, 1 run, another yorker from Siraj, who has got his plans spot on but Hardik drills that down to long on to bring up his 2nd IPL fifty.
18.4 Siraj to H Pandya, no run, another brilliant yorker from Siraj and Hardik can't even get some bat on it.
Krunal's wicket might be a blessing in disguise for MI as it brings in Ben Cutting to the crease.
18.3 Siraj to K Pandya, OUT, that was a yorker on the pads and Krunal tries to scoop that over fine leg but he gets a top edge to backward point. Mo Siraj strikes again! Mo is the Man!
18.2 Siraj to H Pandya, 1 run, that was a brilliant yorker and Hardik digs that out. It is only just a single to long on. MI don't need singles now and they could also do with Hardik not swinging so hard he loses control of his bat as it happened there.
18.1 Siraj to K Pandya, 1 run, another full toss and Krunal misses out again. He must be seething. Just a single again. RCB take a review. Eh, seriously? There was a big inside edge and Krunal is saved. Even if the ball had missed the bat, the impact was outside leg and the ball is missing the stumps. Easily a contender for the worst review of the tournament.
Just five runs off the 18th over from Southee. Colin de Grandhomme and Brendon McCullum backed their Kiwi teammate with some world-class fielding that stopped the ball from reaching the boundaries on two occasions.
MI: 138/5(RR 7.67)
1 1 1 1 . 1
17.6 Southee to K Pandya, 1 run, Southee goes for the slower ball and Krunal tries to smash past deep cover but brilliant fielding by Baz keeps it to just two.
17.5 Southee to K Pandya, no run, that was an excellent yorker again and Krunal digs that out but straight back to the bowler.
17.4 Southee to H Pandya, 1 run, another excellent yorker from Southee. Pandya cannot do anything with that but take a single to long on. Brilliant over from Southee so far.
17.3 Southee to K Pandya, 1 run, another slower ball from Southee and Krunal tries to heave that again but doesn't connect.
17.2 Southee to H Pandya, 1 run, that was a brilliant yorker and Pandya smashes that but Colin puts everything on the line at long off.
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 08:00 PM IST
Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl.
Nitin Menon, Marais Erasmus
Royal Challengers Bangalore's PLAYING XI
Quinton de Kock,
Colin de Grandhomme,
Mumbai Indians's PLAYING XI
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