Vijay Shankar* 2(1); | Glenn Maxwell 1(1);
Jofra Archer* 2.2-0-19-0; | Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-37-2
Mitchell McClenaghan* 0(0); | Ben Cutting 12(6);
Mohammed Siraj* 4-0-28-2; | Tim Southee 4-0-25-2
Another loss for Mumbai and they join Delhi - just 2 wins in eight games. The equation for them is to win all the matches from here. Rohit's MUM have done it in the past. Can they do it again? We'll find out. On the other hand, there's the oxygen for BLR. They have won a match without their star performer - AB de Villiers. His comeback will only boost their line-up. The action moves to Delhi tomorrow - where a struggling Delhi host Rajasthan. Join us there. Until then, it's a goodbye from all of us down here.
Southee, Man of the Match: 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.
Kohli: 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.
McCullum: Yeah, feeling good. 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.
Rohit Sharma: 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 BLR, 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.
50 & three-fer coming in a loss (T20 League):Yuvraj 50 & 3/22 v BLR, 2009Yuvraj 66*& 4/29 v DEL, 2011Yuvraj 83 & 4/35 v RAJ, 2014Hardik 50 & 3/28 v BLR, 2018*
Most wides conceded in an T20 League innings:19 PUN v KOC, Indore, 201118 BLR v RAJ, Jaipur, 200818 RAJ v KOL, Mumbai BS, 201518 BLR v MUM, Bengaluru, 2018*
MUM after first eight matches each season:2008: 4-42009: 3-52010: 7-12011: 6-22012: 4-42013: 5-32014: 2-62015: 3-52016: 4-42017: 6-22018: 2-6
Kohli can finally afford a smile on his face. He needed this win badly, the fans needed this. This is BLR's third win in this season and all three have come here at the Chinnaswamy. This wasn't the typical Chinnaswamy track and a score of 167 has been defended. The seamers set it up and they finished it in style. Southee removed Kishan in the very first over and Umesh Yadav picked two in two deliveries, which put the visitors on the back foot. Their overseas batsmen - didn't contribute much as Pollard fell to a lazy stroke and Duminy to lethargic running. It was up to the Pandya brothers to take their team over the line, but they couldn't - courtesy BLR's death bowling. Yes, you read that right. Credit to Southee and Siraj, who managed to execute their plan with yorkers and cutters. They conceded just 20 off the last three overs. And, don't forget Colin de Grandhomme. A match-changing cameo with the bat towards the end and he was outstanding in the field. Presentations coming up..
Mitchell McClenaghan, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Southee to Hardik Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Six balls remain, 25 needed!
27 needed off 7!
Ben Cutting, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Siraj to Krunal Pandya, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
28 off 10!
Two overs remain, 30 to win
Tim Southee [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack
35 needed off the final 3! Southee has two and Siraj has one left.
Mohammed Siraj [2.0-0-13-1] is back into the attack
Umesh Yadav [3.0-0-23-2] is back into the attack
Time-out! The equation - 68 runs in 36 balls. We move towards that phase where BLR struggle. The Pandya brothers are destructive and Cutting is yet to come. Wickets will do the trick for BLR. Mumbai, on the other hand, will look to take it as deep as possible. They have a habit of taking matches to the last over. Final over for Umesh. Baz has a word with him.. Perhaps, more than a word. Fine leg is inside the circle.
A leg-slip in place
Krunal Pandya, left handed bat, comes to the crease
de Grandhomme to Duminy, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Duminy wants the second and he has to rush. Good throw and QDK is quick to take off the bails. Is he in? No. He isn't. OUT flashed on the big screen and the crowd go berserk. Five down
Colin de Grandhomme, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
The keeper is up to the stumps
Round the wicket to Duminy. Slip and a leg slip
Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Nothing much to differentiate the two sides at this stage. BLR were 62/2 and MUM have lost two more wickets. But they know what needs to be done. Here is the other spinner - Sundar and Kohli gives him a leg slip
Hardik Pandya, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Siraj to Pollard, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Mohammed Siraj [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Timeout! BLR would be happy with the powerplay but they will know that Mumbai bat deep. So they cannot afford to relax at any point. As for the visitors, they need one big partnership to get them back in this game and this pair is doing that for now. Will BLR spinners get the same amount help as their counterparts? We'll soon find out.. Here is Chahal
Slip and leg slip for Pollard
Round the wicket now
Mohammed Siraj, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Last season Mumbai found themselves in almost the same situation as Badree took a hat-trick and rocked the visitors early, but it was the pair of Pollard and Krunal who bailed them out of trouble. The big man is out in the middle and he has a fascination to this ground. Can he do it for MUM?
STAT: Eighth golden duck for MUM this season. Second in the season for Rohit
Kieron Pollard, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Umesh on a hat-trick.
U Yadav to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Rohit Sharma, right handed bat, comes to the crease
de Kock is absolutely convinced Rohit has nicked one behind. Umpire Nitin Menon didn't think so. BLR review. Legal delivery. Big spike on the UltraEdge as the ball is near the shoulder of the bat. OUT!
U Yadav to Suryakumar Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Mumbai review: Long chat between Yadav and Duminy. The former reviews an LBW decision. Fair delivery. That looked dead to the naked eye. No bat involved as per UltraEdge. Impact - umpire's call. Wickets - umpire's call. Yadav has to go.
Kohli comes in at slip
No slip for Duminy
STAT: Third duck of the season for Kishan. Both innings vs BLR were golden ducks
Umesh Yadav, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Jean-Paul Duminy, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Southee to Ishan Kishan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan are at the crease. Suryakumar Yadav is on strike. Southee will open the attack