Dinesh Karthik* 42(23); | Nitish Rana 35(27);
Ben Laughlin* 3.5-0-37-0; | Ben Stokes 3-0-25-0
Mohammed Siraj* 8(3); | Virat Kohli 92(62);
Mustafizur Rahman* 4-0-55-0; | Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-28-2
Mumbai are off the mark with two points after three straight losses. It was a perfect game for them as captain Rohit said, but BLR have a lot to think. Skipper Kohli - although he made 92 and surpassed Suresh Raina to become the highest run-getter in T20 League history - is livid with the team's show tonight and wants answers. Has called for some serious thinking. BLR will have to be careful now, having lost three out of four games. They have a task on their hand, but they don't have to look far for inspiration with the likes of VK, AB, Baz in the side. That's it from this game then. Join us back in a few hours from now for KOL v RAJ. Goodnight!
Rohit (Man of the Match): "It wasn't the ideal start for us. I thought Umesh bowled in the right areas. The wicket was still soft when I went in. So it was important to spend some time and it was better to bat with the dew coming in. It was a perfect game for us. We lost the last three games, but we were playing good cricket. I think me batting at 4 gives the balance to the side and gives the new guys the freedom to bat at the top. It is important to finish off games. But I will do whatever the team wants in terms of batting position to get the right balance for the side. Lewis is exciting to watch. Once he gets a start, it's hard to bowl at him."
Krunal Pandya - "All the four games, we were upto the mark and it were close games. Finally, we have won. Want to continue the winning form. Impressed with Mayank, and if we both can bowl eight good overs, we can restrict the opposition. It's a good sign for the team."
Virat Kohli's rarely looked this dejected/angry - "It was a good game of cricket as far as Mumbai were concerned. I don't feel like wearing this (orange cap) right now because it really doesn't matter. We got off to a great start but we just threw it away, and need to reflect on our dismissals. We knew there would be a little bit of dew, we needed not your 40-45s but 80-85s. In the end it was all about making sure that the run-rate doesn't take a hit; credit to Mumbai though, they bowled really well. We didn't get any chances, we bowled in the areas we thought were good but they counter-attacked well. When you have your backs against the wall you do come out with a performance like this and that's what they did. Even after they were two wickets down they showed resilience like good teams do. We tried our hardest but we just couldn't get wickets in the middle stages."
Mayank Markande - "I am really glad to get the purple cap again. Really feels nice to compete with world class bowlers like Narine and Woakes. Yes, he (pointing to Krunal beside him) helps a lot both during a match and in the nets. It's been really good."
Amazing how this game turned around. Umesh Yadav got the best of starts for BLR taking two wickets off the first two balls of the game, but MUM believed and the captain stepped up big time. Evin Lewis was brilliant with the way he counter-attacked and BLR never came back from that. Ro just missed a hundred, while the rest chipped in with cameos. BLR needed a good start. They got off to a pretty decent start actually, but 2 wickets in a space of 4 balls from McClenaghan derailed the chase. Captain Kohli fought a lone battle. He was hurt by the lack of intent from his team-mates, the anger was evident with a few shots that he played, and towards the end he was so frustrated that he was just going through the motions.
Look at that slow walk of Kohli. He's a disappointed man. Disappointed that he got no support from the other batters. 214 was a stiff ask, but hey, this is Wankhede. Small boundaries, lovely pitch, dew and the it's a nightmare for bowlers under pressure. Better batting would have definitely taken BLR very close if not over the line. But full credit to Mumbai.
Mustafizur Rahman [3.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack
Mohammed Siraj, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Bumrah to U Yadav, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Umesh Yadav, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Bumrah to Woakes, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Three overs to go, BLR will have to minimize the damage. Can't allow the net run rate to take a big hit! People yawning in the stands. That kind of a finish!
Mitchell McClenaghan [2.0-0-11-2] is back into the attack
Mustafizur Rahman [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack
Just a case of going through the motions. Disappointing to see such a box office match like MUM v BLR end this way.
Hardik Pandya, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Chris Woakes, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Markande to Sarfaraz Khan, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Mayank Markande [3.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
Time-out time! The body language from the BLR team suggests that they are down. 120 off 42 is mathematically doable but they know it's going to be tough for even the best of batsmen. Mumbai will want to record a big win improve their net run rate.
Aditya Tare walks out as the substitute keeper
Pretty dull faces in the BLR camp
Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
Sarfaraz Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Krunal Pandya to Washington Sundar, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
How well has Markande bowled. He's bowled exceptionally well to the Indian captain in a pressure game. Big browie points there!
Washington Sundar, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Krunal Pandya to Corey Anderson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Corey Anderson, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Krunal Pandya to Mandeep, THAT'S OUT!! Stumped!!
Krunal Pandya [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Direct-hit at the non-striker's end and third umpire has been pressed into service. Mandeep was struggling and looks like he has just made it in. Some iota of his bat is inside the crease. "The benefit of doubt should go to the batsman," reckons Sunil Gavaskar. And it's NOT OUT.
Mayank Markande, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Time-out taken. Brilliant comeback by MUM after that initial onslaught from QDK and Kohli. Thanks to McClenaghan, who dented BLR's prospects with two crucial scalps. Uphill task ahead for the visitors. Kohli remains the key and the duplicate to this keyless entry system.
Game-changing over from McClenaghan. Two big wickets and all hopes on captain Kohli here.
Mandeep Singh, right handed bat, comes to the crease
McClenaghan to de Villiers, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
AB de Villiers, right handed bat, comes to the crease
McClenaghan to de Kock, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
BLR have begun alright. Going at 10 per over. MUM will be desperate to see the back of these two.
Mustafizur Rahman, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Bunny alert: McClenaghan has dismissed Virat Kohli four times in the T20 League.
Mitchell McClenaghan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Krunal Pandya, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Oh, surprise. Spin brought in early. Here's Krunal.
Chants of "BLR,BLR" ringing across Wankhede.
One slip in place
Kohli and de Kock are at the crease. Kohli is on strike. Bumrah will open the attack
We are back already. Righteyoo folks, if BLR's batting is half dramatic as MUM's, we're in for a cracker. The players are out in the middle. QDK has a new opening partner. It's an angry looking Virat Kohli. They need to throw punches in all directions.