Indian Premier League, 2020

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - Match 48

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 28 October 2020

Mumbai Indians 166/5

RR: 8.66 | Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Quinton de Kock c Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Mohammed Sirajc Gurkeerat Singh Mann & b Mohammed Siraj181901
Ishan Kishan c Chris Morris & b Yuzvendra Chahalc Chris Morris & b Yuzvendra Chahal251931
Suryakumar Yadav not out not out 7943103
Saurabh Tiwary c Devdutt Padikkal & b Mohammed Sirajc Devdutt Padikkal & b Mohammed Siraj5800
Krunal Pandya c Chris Morris & b Yuzvendra Chahalc Chris Morris & b Yuzvendra Chahal101010
Hardik Pandya c Mohammed Siraj & b Chris Morrisc Mohammed Siraj & b Chris Morris171502
Kieron Pollard not out not out 4110
James Pattinson
Rahul Chahar
Trent Boult
Jasprit Bumrah
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 2, w 6, nb 0)
Total 166 (5 Wkts, 19.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
37-1 (Quinton de Kock,5.3), 52-2 (Ishan Kishan,7.5), 72-3 (Saurabh Tiwary,10.4), 107-4 (Krunal Pandya,13.5), 158-5 (Hardik Pandya,18.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Chris Morris4 0 36 1 9.00
Dale Steyn4 0 43 0 10.75
Washington Sundar4 0 20 0 5.00
Mohammed Siraj3.1 0 28 2 9.03
Yuzvendra Chahal4 0 37 2 9.25
Devdutt Padikkal0 0 0 0 0
Virat Kohli 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Philippe0 0 0 0 0
AB de Villiers 0 0 0 0 0
Shivam Dube0 0 0 0 0
Gurkeerat Singh Mann0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game. Mumbai stay top of the table and move to the crucial, 16 point mark. Bangalore lose their second game on the trot and make the table a lot more interesting. The action continues on Thursday, 29th October 2020 as Chennai take on playoff chasing, Kolkata. That game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to see you for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his supreme batting performance, Suryakumar Yadav, is named Man of the Match! Suryakumar says he was looking to finish the game from a long time, he always used to wonder how to do it and he just wants to go out there and do his job. States a lot of meditation and spending time himself is helping him a lot. Mentions he loved the shot over covers to Chahal and one back foot punch was his favorite. Also says he has worked a lot during the lockdown and has practiced to play on all sides of the wicket. Admits he loves the position he is batting in. Ends by saying the management expects him to take the game deep as he has a lot of experience and he is happy he is able to do so.

Mumbai skipper, Kieron Pollard, says he watches a lot of cricket and he always thinks what he might have done. They had to make up for an over, he could have waited for the last but he did not mind going for runs but he got the big wicket which changed the momentum. They can't just rely on Bumrah but everybody has contributed with the bat and ball. States Yadav keeps showing how classy he is, he will be disappointed that he has not been picked for India but he is not far away especially judging by the way he is playing. Also adds Yadav keeps getting better with every year, if he keeps the consistency going, he will be rewarded. Ends by saying he will bat wherever the team needs him.

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Mumbai's pace merchant, Trent Boult is up for a chat. Boult says it was good to win this game, they did well to comeback with the ball to keep them in check and the batters did really well. Credits the way Bumrah bowled. Mentions he is feeling good, some big games coming up and that is why they play the game.

Bangalore skipper, Virat Kohli, says they had a strange phase of batting as everything they hit went to the fielders. Credits the way Mumbai bowled in the last 5 overs. States they still did well despite being 20 runs short. Also says the changes they did were according to the situation, they thought the ball would do a bit at the start but it did not do a lot. They needed wickets but could not get a lot at the start. Adds the bottom teams are playing really well, they have two games now and if they win both they will finish in the top two. Ends by saying, it is a quality tournament and they will need to play their best in every game.

Earlier in the evening, Mumbai put Bangalore to bat. The Men in Red and Black started off well and looked on course for a total in excess of 180 but Mumbai bowling led by Jasprit Bumrah pulled things back and restricted Bangalore to 164. Padikkal and Philippe were the only batters who performed well scoring 74 and 33 resepctively. Bumrah was the chief tormentor with the ball as he finished with figures of 4-1-14-3!

Bangalore chipped wickets regularly early on but that was not enough. Kohli's trump card, Yuzvendra Chahal, picked up 2 wickets but he was expensive. Siraj picked two as well while Morris grabbed one. There just was not enough runs on the board for the Bangalore bowlers to play with on a pitch that was very good to bat on. Steyn had a torrid time as the veteran was taken to the cleaners in his comeback game. 

Chasing a modest total of 165, Mumbai got off to a decent start with their openers getting them off to a quick start. The Men in Blue were losing wickets regularly but Suryakumar Yadav held one end and sent a notice to the selectors with his match winning knock of 79 and took his side over the line.

A masterclass in chase from Mumbai. They have shown a prototype of how to chase. With this win the defending champions have almost, almost sealed a placed in the playoffs and created a breathing space at the top of the table.

Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Up and over! No miracle from Siraj as Yadav just needed the one ball to finish things off. A classy drive. It is full and outside off. Yadav lofts it over covers for a boundary. MUMBAI WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

Siraj to bowl the last! Does he have a miracle in store for us? 

Chris Morris to Kieron Pollard, FOUR! Pollard needs no sighters and he is off the mark in style! Also, just the 3 needed now. A full toss on middle, Pollard whips it through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. Can't blame Morris there, he went for the yorker as Pollard's wicket was needed but it did not come off.

Kieron Pollard walks out to bat!

Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, OUT! TAKEN! Morris now has a go at Hardik. He gets his revenge. Still though, Hardik has probably done his job. This partnership surely has. It is a full delivery again but this is outside off. Pandya looks to go over covers but fails to get under it. He does not get the elevation he wanted and Siraj takes a good catch diving to his right.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, SIX! That is a brute of a shot! Pandya also lets Morris knows how he felt after hitting that one. Wow! That is some hit. It is extremely full, difficult to get under. Pandya still manages to whip it over the wide long on fence for a biggie. Just the 7 needed.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, Yadav goes down on one knee again. Morris bowls a full toss. It is swept down towards fine leg for one.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, Not off the middle but enough to get two! Length and outside off, Yadav lofts it over covers and takes two.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, Very full and on middle, it is jammed out towards cover. A dot. Good start to the over.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, A dot to end but a very good over for Mumbai. 16 needed in 12. A very full ball outside off. Pandya swings but misses.
Dale Steyn to Suryakumar Yadav, A single now! Yadav now goes for the scoop again but Steyn bangs it short. He adjusts and gets it through mid-wicket for one.
Dale Steyn to Suryakumar Yadav, SIX! That is probably the blow which seals the deal for Mumbai! Yadav goes down on one knee to play the scoop pretty early. Steyn bowls a full toss on the pads, it is scooped over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, Gets it right this time. A yorker outside off, Pandya swings but it goes off the toe-end towards deep point for one.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, One more wide! Not coming out right for Steyn. It is wide outside off. Left alone.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, Looks to bowl it well wide outside off but ends up bowling it well outside the tramline. Wided.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, A dot now! Wide yorker outside off. Pandya fails to put bat to ball. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat. He appeals but nothing.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, This one is a wide! It is well short and well wide outside off. Left alone.
Dale Steyn to Hardik Pandya, Well outside off, left alone. Not wided. Pandya probably moved across and hence, it was not called a wide.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! The last ball proves to be very costly! 27 needed in 18 now. Very nonchalant by Yadav. It is angled into his pads, Yadav works it over the mid-wicket fielder and bags a boundary.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Full and on middle, not letting the batters get under it. Pandya works it through mid-wicket and takes one.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller and on middle, this is eased down towards long on for one more.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Singles are also fine for them right now. Fuller and on middle, it is eased down to long on for one.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, On middle, it is pushed back to the bowler. A dot. Bangalore will like a couple more dots.
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, This one tails back in from outside off. Yadav looks to force it through the off side but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.

DRINKS! This should be Mumbai's game from here! However, Bangalore will have to bowl really well if they are to win from here. A lot will depend on Morris as to how he goes about everything. The last passage could be an interesting one if Bangalore manage a wicket or two quickly.

Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, Full toss around off, Suryakumar strokes it through covers and keeps the strike with one. 35 needed in 24 balls! Mumbai's game to lose from here.
Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, Good ball! Yorker on off, Yadav jams it out. 
Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! Excellent! Siraj bangs it in short, Suryakumar bends his back and guides it fine over third man for another boundary. 
Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, Fuller on off, Yadav defends it. 
Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! CREAMED! Slightly overpitched on off, Yadav gets on his front foot and drives it magnificently through covers for a boundary. 
Mohammed Siraj to Suryakumar Yadav, FOUR! FIFTY FOR SURYAKUMAR! What an innings this has been! A delight to watch! A low full toss on the pads, Yadav flicks it through square leg for a boundary to bring up his milestone. 
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Back of a length delivery outside off. It seemed to have come slower but was bowled at over 138 kph. Hardik initially looked to play but then bailed out. 48 needed off the last 5 overs.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Low full toss on middle, Hardik strokes it away from mid-wicket for a couple.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, SIX! Sheer timing from Hardik and he gets off the mark just like he lives his life. In flamboyant style. Full on leg and middle. Hardik lifts his flick over square leg for a biggie. 
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, WIDE! Morris misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Hardik looks to flick but misses.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Good length ball around off, Hardik punches it to point.
Chris Morris to Hardik Pandya, Good ball! Slower ball right in the block hole. Hardik jams it out. 
Chris Morris to Suryakumar Yadav, On off, Yadav punches it to the off side for one.
Yuzvendra Chahal to Hardik Pandya, Flighted on off, Hardik starts his innings with a calm front foot defense. 

One Pandya replaces another as Hardik comes out to bat.

Match number 48 sees the face-off between Bangalore and Mumbai in Abu Dhabi. Bangalore were defeated in their last game against Chennai as they failed collectively as a unit. Their batting was shoddy and only Kohli and de Villiers looked settled at the crease. The bowling was not upto the mark as they gave away too many freebies and ended up losing the game by 8 wickets. Mumbai, on the other hand, are sweating on the fitness of Rohit Sharma and although he has returned to the nets, it will be interesting to see if he plays. In their last match, they were brought down by a Ben Stokes special but will be happy with the performance of Hardik Pandya. They are a strong side and expect them to make a strong comeback. Who will confirm their place in the playoffs?

Mumbai Indians Team Squad -Anmolpreet Singh,Chris Lynn,Rohit Sharma,Saurabh Tiwary,Sherfane Rutherford,Suryakumar Yadav,Anukul Roy,Hardik Pandya,Kieron Pollard,Krunal Pandya,Aditya Tare,Ishan Kishan,Quinton de Kock,Dhawal Kulkarni,Digvijay Deshmukh,James Pattinson,Jasprit Bumrah,Jayant Yadav,Mitchell McClenaghan,Mohsin Khan,Nathan Coulter-Nile,Prince Balwant Rai,Rahul Chahar,Trent Boult

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad -Aaron Finch,Devdutt Padikkal,Gurkeerat Singh Mann,Pavan Deshpande,Virat Kohli,Chris Morris,Moeen Ali,Shahbaz Ahmed,Shivam Dube,Washington Sundar,AB de Villiers,Josh Philippe,Parthiv Patel,Adam Zampa,Dale Steyn,Isuru Udana,Mohammed Siraj,Navdeep Saini,Pawan Negi,Umesh Yadav,Yuzvendra Chahal