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RCB vs MI IPL Live Score 2023 Updates: RCB beat MI by 8 wickets with 22 balls to spare!

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 02, 2023 23:33 IST

RCB vs MI Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 5 Updates: RCB have started the season in style with a big win over MI as they complete the chase with three and a half overs to spare! The opening duo of Kohli and Faf put up an amazing stand up front which set the tone for the chase. Mumbai were short in many departments tonight where Tilak Varma's innings wasn't enough to stand tall and win the game. Mumbai continue with their tradition to lose the first fixture and Bangalore start on a positive note. Follow Sportskeeda for RCB vs MI Live Score in IPL 2023.

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23:33 (IST)2 APR 2023

Thank You!

That's all for today, we hope you enjoyed the live blog for the 5th match between RCB and MI. We'll be back tomorrow with another spectacle from the IPL as CSK takes on LSG in Chennai. Till then, stay tuned to Sportskeeda!

23:30 (IST)2 APR 2023

Faf Du Plessis: RCB Captain

Faf Du Plessis, RCB Captain: Nice to start the way we did. In the powerplay, Siraj had the tail up and he set the tone. Right through the innings, our bowlers stuck to the plans. Obviously last 2-3 overs something to improve on. If you took pace off the ball, it wasn't too easy to play and there was something in it for the spinners but as a batter if you got into good positions you could score runs. My first time playing here as a home player and it's a special player, especially batting with Virat Kohli. Energy bounces off him. You have to stay with the youngsters, I still work hard to be able to move around like I could in the young days. The confidence this gives, all of us are confidence players. This start will be huge for us as a team.

23:27 (IST)2 APR 2023

Player of the Match

Faf Du Plessis has been announced as the Player of the Match for his thunderous knock of 73 in just 43 balls!

23:20 (IST)2 APR 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli: I thought it was a phenomenal win, a homecoming after 4 years. Couldn't have asked for a better game. We bowled well for the first 17 overs but then credit to their batters especially Tilak who batted really well. It was a very comprehensive win and we wanted to win with balls to spare as it will benefit the NRR. The nee ball was tricky, that's where we shifted the momentum, they can ride on that momentum from the last two overs of their batting but the way we started nullified all that momentum. We kept the pressure on the bowlers. Phenomenal it was a packed crowd, every seat was full when we walked in here. Very important we started off well, their support propelled us and that makes a massive difference. I think he was phenomenal, phenomenal spell from him, that's brave bowling after getting the left-hander out He was bowling so well for us last year but he couldn't play. Even in the nets he was not getting hit for sixes, hats off to him for coming and playing after so long, to perform against such a strong MI side at the Chinnaswamy is great for him. I wanted to mention this for a while - after MI who have 5 titles and CSK who have 4, if I'm not wrong, we are the third team to have qualified the most times to the playoffs - 8 times. Take one game at a time and try to be a balanced side which we are and we would look to execute our plans as we did tonight.

23:15 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rohit Sharma, MI Captain

Rohit Sharma, MI Captain: Didn’t have a great start with the bat in the first six overs. But, it was a really good effort from Tilak and a few other batters. But, we didn’t execute well with the ball. It was a good pitch to bat on. (On Tilak Verma) He is a positive person, quite talented as well. Some of the shots he played, showed a lot of courage. Hats off to Tilak to get us to a competitive total. It was a good pitch to bat on. We didn’t set any target but we didn't even bat to half of our potential and we got to 170. Probably 30-40 runs more would have been ideal. From the last six to eight months I am used to playing without Jasprit Bumrah. Of course this is a different setup but someone needs to put their hand up and step up. We can't keep dwelling on it. Injuries are not in our control, we can't do much about it. The other guys in the setup are quite talented as well. We need to give them that support. Just the first game of the season, there's a lot to look forward to.

23:13 (IST)2 APR 2023

Record partnership!

The 148-run stand between Virat, and Faf has now become the 4th highest partnership for any wicket against MI in IPL!

23:06 (IST)2 APR 2023

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli remains not out on 82* off 49 balls in a magnificent chase tonight in Bangalore! The fans got what they were waiting for the past four years. RCB beat MI in convincing fashion with 22 balls to spare!

23:05 (IST)2 APR 2023

Six wins the game!

Into the stands and that's the win! Virat Kohli finishes it off in style to gain two points after beating MI comprehensively by 8 wickets!

23:01 (IST)2 APR 2023

Six to finish

Two consecutive sixes for Maxwell and RCB stands at 161-2 after the 16th. They need 11 runs in 24 balls.

23:00 (IST)2 APR 2023

Maxwell hammers one

Makes room and smashes it long enough to clear the fence. He gets off the mark with a six!

22:58 (IST)2 APR 2023

2 down

Flicked away straight in the hands of Tilak Varma as Dinesh Karthik gets dismissed for a duck. Cameron Green gets his first IPL wicket as RCB lose their second for 149 runs.

22:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

Dinesh Karthik walks in

Dinesh Karthik is out in the middle for RCB at number 3. Its 148-1 after 15 overs.

22:53 (IST)2 APR 2023

Arshad Khan gets Faf

Finally a breakthrough for MI as Arshad gets a breakthrough! Faf walks back for 73 off 43 balls. Its 148-1.

22:51 (IST)2 APR 2023

Dropped!

Nothing's going MI's way as Virat's catch goes down after Shokeen fails to keep it in.

22:50 (IST)2 APR 2023

Easy peasy

Flicked and its six! Yes, hitting sixes have looked like a cake walk for these two gentlemen here as Virat bangs another maximum!

22:45 (IST)2 APR 2023

Kohli on the act

Its the sound of the bat and a sweet one! Swept away from its presence as Kohli gets six runs added to his tally!

22:43 (IST)2 APR 2023

Raining boundaries

Another one to the boundary as the runs continue to come by! RCB is pressing the peddle with full force as they are 129-0 after 13 overs. They require 43 off the next 42 balls.

22:41 (IST)2 APR 2023

A shooting star

Faf has sent the ball into the stands for the sixth time this innings and there's no stopping him! RCB is looking to win this one quickly here.

22:37 (IST)2 APR 2023

Fifty to Kohli

Virat Kohli raises his bat as he has scored his 45th fifty in the IPL. This came in 38 balls and has been crucial in the context of how RCB have played thus far. Amazing from him!

22:31 (IST)2 APR 2023

100-run stand

What a gigantic strike! This went for 91 meters which also brings up the 100 runs for RCB in just the 11th over, remarkable innings from Kohli!

22:29 (IST)2 APR 2023

Again a six!

That's two in two for Faf as he deposits the ball into the stands for a second time in two balls! 17 runs off the Shokeen over as RCB stands at 97-0 after 10 overs.

22:28 (IST)2 APR 2023

50 for Faf!

Huge and it s a six! Its also Faf's 26th half-century in the PL and he has been the aggressor that RCB needed in this innings. A true captain's knock from the veteran!

22:23 (IST)2 APR 2023

Appeal turned down

A big shout for an LBW from Chawla but neither the umpire nor does the skipper seem interested. Its 80-0 after 9 overs. RCB need 92 runs in 66 balls to win.

22:21 (IST)2 APR 2023

Classy!

This was trademark Kohli as he comes down a little and hits it straight down the ground for four runs! He moves into the 30s.

22:20 (IST)2 APR 2023

Cheeky!

Moves to the off side and just scoops it fine for a sixer to end the over! 17 runs came off the Cameron Green one and RCB is in full throttle with 75-0 in just 8 overs. They need 97 runs in 12 overs.

22:18 (IST)2 APR 2023

Up and away!

Over cover this time but the result remains the same, FOUR! Faf is placing the ball in the gaps with ease as he moves on to 38 off just 25 balls.

22:16 (IST)2 APR 2023

Majestic from Faf

A top-class shot from the RCB skipper as he drives gently and it goes away to hit the boundary cushion! RCB move on to 63-0 in 7.2 overs.

22:15 (IST)2 APR 2023

Cameron Green brought in

The tall Australian all-rounder Cameron Green has been given the ball for the 8th over, can he pick up a wicket here?

22:09 (IST)2 APR 2023

50 for RCB

Pulled away and well enough to get four more runs! RCB has raced to the 50-run match in just the 6th over, they are up and about in this run chase.

22:07 (IST)2 APR 2023

5 overs bowled

A good over from Piyush Chawla apart from the boundary. 5 runs came off the 5th, its 45-0, RCB.

22:05 (IST)2 APR 2023

Punched hard

Short outside off stump and Faf was ready to latch onto it. He splits the field to add four runs to his account!

22:04 (IST)2 APR 2023

Chawla into the attack

The onslaught from the RCB openers has forced Rohit to bring in spin. Piyush Chawla is an experienced campaigner and he can change things around. But can he do it tonight for MI?

22:02 (IST)2 APR 2023

Stand and Deliver!

Oh King! A spectacular strike Virat Kohli has deposited the ball into the stands for a sixer! Its 40-0 after 4 overs.

22:01 (IST)2 APR 2023

Touch, deft touch!

Just guided the ball gently and that's all to earn 4 runs! Virat Kohli is looking in great form at the moment.

22:00 (IST)2 APR 2023

Jofra Archer to bowl

Oh put down! Was a difficult one as the ball came straight back at him and the ball pops out of his hands. Virat survives.

21:58 (IST)2 APR 2023

Huge over for RCB

16 runs came off the over and RCB is going strong as they're 30-0 after 3 overs.

21:57 (IST)2 APR 2023

SIXER AGAIN!

Faf is taking it onto Arshad as he gets another one into the stands, that too back-to-back!

21:56 (IST)2 APR 2023

Biggie!

Down the ground and out of the park! Faf gets it right where he wants and smokes the delivery for an 80-m six!

21:55 (IST)2 APR 2023

Faf's turn

Its Faf this time as he uses his feet to great effect and earns his first boundary of the match! 

21:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

9 off the over

A good one for RCB as 9 came off the Arshad over. Its 14-0.

21:53 (IST)2 APR 2023

Four to Kohli

Flicked wide for four! Kohli gets his first of the game as Arshdeep gets it too straight and the batsman pounces on it.

21:50 (IST)2 APR 2023

Wide to start

Arshad Khan has come in to bowl and he has bowled two wides to start off, not the ideal way he would've wanted.

21:48 (IST)2 APR 2023

One done

First over is done, its 5-0, RCB.

21:46 (IST)2 APR 2023

Off the mark

A single to Kohli, and he is up and running straight away which brings Faf on strike.

21:45 (IST)2 APR 2023

RCB out to bat

Jason Behrendorff has come in as MI's Impact Player, replacing Suryakumar Yadav. He'll start the proceedings with the ball against Virat Kohli.

21:43 (IST)2 APR 2023

Tilak Varma at the halfway stage

Tilak Varma: My plan was to adjust to the wicket and see how it was doing. It was holding a bit. So, I took my time initially and then see how it goes. My mindset was positive and I was constantly talking to my partners and asking them what a good score would be. The ball from the spinners were holding up a bit. So, they were a little tough as compared to the pacers. I was thinking that he can bowl wide yorkers. He was under pressure. I was just backing myself to punish him if he missed, so he was under pressure there.

21:42 (IST)2 APR 2023

Tilak Varma in the records

After his innings of 84*(46) tonight, Tilak Varma has registered the third highest individual score for MI while batting at NO. 5 or below!

21:41 (IST)2 APR 2023

200 catches for Karthik

With the catch of Rohit tonight, Dinesh Karthik has completed 200 catches in T20 cricket and he becomes only the 3rd to achieve this after Quinton de Kock (207) and MS Dhoni (203).

21:35 (IST)2 APR 2023

Six to finish!

Tilak Varma you hero! A six to end the innings as he drills the delivery for a 77-meter six! MI finish on 171-7 in 20 overs.

21:28 (IST)2 APR 2023

Just one

A full-toss on the pads but Arshad only gets it up for a single.
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