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IPL 2016 Match 14: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Updated: 20 April 2016 23:45 IST - Published: 19 April 2016 23:50 IST
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That's it from us today. Mumbai have gotten their campaign back on track while RCB have a few more questions to answer. We'll be back tomorrow with coverage of the IPL game between the Gujarat Lions and the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Till then, goodbye and good night.
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Winning captain and man of the match Rohit Sharma said, "This is the kind of game we wanted to play, the bowlers did an excellent job to restrict a team of RCB's quality to 170. Krunal Pandya and Harbhajan did very well. They executed the things we have spoken about in the meetings. Last year, we had no one in the top 5 scores. So everyone takes responsibility, and it was the same story today. Buttler and Pollard did brilliantly. A lot of credit has to go to Rayadu as well."
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Time for the presentation.
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But oh god, do we need a team to bat first and win or what? This is getting largely predictable.
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Right now, it's no secret that the RCB bowling line up is lacking quality. Lacking fizz. Lacking bite. Today it was exposed again under the bright lights in Mumbai. Iqbal Abdulla can hold his head high after picking up 3 wickets, he should retain his place in the squad.
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170 was always not going to be enough against the Mumbai Indians on their own ground. Mumbai could have chased 200 today. The game changed after Krunal Pandya took the wickets of Kohli and ABD in one over. While Hand and Sarfaraz did get the innings back on track, it wasn't enough.
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Mumbai Indians win by 6 wickets with 2 overs to spare.
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17.6 Watson to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! MUMBAI INDIANS WIN by 6 wickets! Fullish ball outside off, Pollard tried to go downtown, but managed an outside edge that took the ball to the fence towards the third man area, and the team to victory!
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17.5 Watson to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! A yorker on middle, Pollard squeezes that towards long on, and AB misfields at long on to let that ball go through for four!
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17.4 Watson to Kieron Pollard, no run, play and a miss, short ball outside off, Pollard was looking at the midwicket fence, but couldn't connect this time!
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17.3 Watson to Kieron Pollard, no run, a wide yorker outside off, Pollard fails to get a bat to it.
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17.2 Watson to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Length ball! Swivels around and smashed that into the crowd over deep square leg for a six! The Wankhede is too tiny for Pollard right now, clearing the boundary with ease.
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17.1 Watson to Kieron Pollard, no run, wide yorker by Watson. Out of the reach of an outstretched Pollard!
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Watson to bowl.
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16.6 Richardson to Kieron Pollard, 1 run, leg bye, another short ball, Pollard tried to pull again, but missed the ball as it struck him on the thigh and went towards short third man.
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16.5 Richardson to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Two in two! Halfway down the track and Pollard smokes that over square leg for another six! He's in a hurry to finish this! This was better, much much better. Short and eaten up.
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16.4 Richardson to Kieron Pollard, SIX! Width outside off, and Pollard backs away outside leg stump and smashes the ball over mid off, just over the long off fence for six! That was almost like a tennis forehand, didn't look great, very, very effective.
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16.3 Richardson to Kieron Pollard, no run, outside off, tried to dab at it, but missed the ball completely.
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16.2 Richardson to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, short ball, pulled towards deep midwicket, and the ball lands just short of the man positioned there.
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16.1 Richardson to Hardik Pandya, no run, bouncy ball outside off, Hardik tries to cut, but misses the ball.
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Richardson to bowl.
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15.6 Abdulla to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, on middle stump, driven towards long-off for a single.
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15.5 Abdulla to Pollard, 1 run, short and on leg stump, played on to the leg side.
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15.5 Abdulla to Pollard, 1 WIDE, down the leg side.
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Brave from Abdulla. He's won these mini battles he's had with the batters. Jos Buttler has probably done enough though.
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15.4 Abdulla to Jos Buttler, OUT! One shot too many for Buttler. he steps down and tries to hit it out of the park again, but gets an outside edge this time and Watson takes an easy catch at short third man position. So, RCB have a wicket, but perhaps now, MI have the game! Those sixes changed the momentum of the game completely.
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15.3 Abdulla to Jos Buttler, SIX! Even bigger this time. He dances down the track and deposits the ball over long on for another maximum! Got a lot more distance on that.
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15.2 Abdulla to Jos Buttler, SIX! Comes down the track and smashes that straight back over the bowler's head towards the sight screen for six! Buttler is bored, he wants to finish this NOW!
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15.1 Abdulla to Jos Buttler, no run, defended back to the bowler!
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Great contest between Watson and Pollard there. Pollard knew the short stuff was coming, and was ready to deal with. Abdulla to finish his spell.
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14.6 Watson to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Short ball, Pollard tries to pull, gets a top edge and the ball flies over the fine leg boundary for another four!
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14.5 Watson to Kieron Pollard, no run, hit on the pads in front of the stumps, Watson appeals, but the umpire doesn't give it. Perhaps that was going down leg!
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14.4 Watson to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Short ball, hammered over the deep midwicket fence for a four! He just swiveled in his crease, transferred the weight on his backfoot and pulled that away! Brute power from Pollard. Shades of the old Pollard there. This crowd at the Wankhede absolutely love the big man.
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14.3 Watson to Kieron Pollard, no run, stump to stump from Watson, defended back by Pollard. No run there.
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14.2 Watson to Jos Buttler, 1 run, short ball, pulled towards deep midwicket for a single.
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14.1 Watson to Jos Buttler, FOUR! What a shot! Just a bit of width outside off, and Buttler cuts the ball fiercely towards the backward point region for four! Buttler will look to take over now, he's so powerful, it's remarkable.
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Watson back in the attack. Very crucial.
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Great comeback by Aaron to finish his spell positively. Figures of 37 - 0 in 4 don't make for good reading, but he was only taken for runs in 1 over and was tidy otherwise.
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13.6 Aaron to Jos Buttler, 1 run, outside off, drives the bowler towards mid-off for a quick single!
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13.5 Aaron to Kieron Pollard, 3 runs, driven firmly towards mid-off, where AB misfields. Kohli chases that ball right to the fence and saves the boundary!
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13.4 Aaron to Kieron Pollard, no run wide outside off, Pollard tries to cut, but nearly escapes an outside edge. Rahul appeals from behind the stumps but he was being too optimistic on that occasion.
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13.3 Aaron to Kieron Pollard, no run, a bouncer, Pollard ducks underneath!
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13.2 Aaron to Jos Buttler, 1 run, short ball on the stumps, guided towards the third man for a single.
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13.1 Aaron to Kieron Pollard, 1 run, wide yorker outside off, driven towards the cover for a single to get off the mark!
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Wait a minute, just wait a minute. Abdulla has taken another important scalp. Two new batsmen at the crease, RCB might just have a shot in this game if they keep bowling well. It really is the night for left arm spinners. Quiet similar if you think about it, Abdulla and Pandya. Great stuff. Pollard comes to the crease. Aaron to finish his spell.
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12.6 Abdulla to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Big wicket! Came down the track this time and tried to clear long off, as the ball was short and outside off, but didn't get the timing right. AB takes the catch at the fence! RCB are back in this!
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12.5 Abdulla to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Full ball, and he smashes that over mid-on to beat long-on with his timing for another boundary!
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12.4 Abdulla to Rohit Sharma, no run, full and wide, Rohit tried to cut and misses!