Indian Premier League, 8th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Bangalore, Apr 12, 2011
Mumbai Indians won by 9 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
12 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

8.00pm PKD: "Mumbai v Pune may be known as maharashtra-derby, it would please a couple of off-cricket guys too!"

Teams are out, Mayank Agarwal to face Lasith Malinga's yorkers.

Neel: "I will never understand the thoughts behind naming a team as "Mumbai Indians"...can somebody explain?" I think it is along the lines of New York Yankees.

7.55pm Vasanth: "How can you have a Clasico without the country's most successful team, which in this case happens to be CSK? How many titles have MI and RCB won in their history? Exactly." Ok then, that is the end of this discussion. A league which is three seasons old, and swaps their entire player roster every three years can't be compared to Real v Barca, or Man Utd v Chelsea etc.

7.50pm Neel: "@Vinay Yup, without decades of rivalry and the entire Catalan vs Castille stuff."

Purav writes in: "I reckon Mumbai and Pune comes close to "EL CLASSICO",anyways long night for me in Sydney as doing my assignments and after this would be watching Champions league. A true Sports fanatic."

Manish is a touchy cricket fan: "I don't understand why people compare IPL matches to football. In every match there is a comment about football. Guys - you are on the wrong website. And in India it is always cricket over football."

7.40pm The much-anticipated sight of Symonds and Harbhajan playing in the same side will have to wait.

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Ananth: "Franklin ahead of Symonds? You have to be kiddin' me, I think Symonds will stay on the bench all season long!" Symonds had a niggle which kept him out of the first game, perhaps he hasn't recovered yet.

Vinay S gets a touch carried away. "RCB vs MI is like Barcelona vs Real Madrid in Football Greattttttttt to Watch."

7.30pm Hello and welcome to the second match-up of the day.Bangalore and Mumbai have both started with wins, who win join Rajasthan at the top with another victory?

It may be Bangalore's home game, but it Sachin Tendulkar who gets a massive cheer, the crowd nearly drowns out what Tendulkar has to say. Doesn't help that Bangalore don't have too many local players.

Toss Tendulkar has won the toss, and Mumbai will bowl. Tendulkar: "The outfield may get wet later on, and the dew may play a role." Mumbai retain their XI from the first game.

Vettori says he would have chosen to bat. "It's getting a bit slippery in the outfield, but I think it will stay the same during the whole match." Bangalore also have made no changes to their XI.

0.1

Malinga to Agarwal, OUT, wow, Malinga does what he does best, one of the two hometown boys in Bangalore line-up is cleaned up first ball by a yorker, and unlike his usual yorker that swings in, this one moved away, Agarwal was looking to defend down a middle-stump but that swerves and takes out offstump

MA Agarwal b Malinga 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, defends this one off the back foot towards backward point

0.3

Malinga to Kohli, no run, this was a short of a length and outside off, Kohli is beaten by that one as he looks to push towards the off side

0.4

Malinga to Kohli, no run, Malinga pings a good length and just outside off, defended towards cover by Kohli

0.5

Malinga to Kohli, no run, shorter this time and well outside off, guided towards Pollard at backward point, a wicket maiden to start the match?

0.6

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, no maiden for Malinga, Kolhi eases the ball towards mid-on and sprints through for a single

Timmy from Australia: "Perhaps Symonds' niggle is in fact Harbajhan? PS. No IPL on TV here is death."

End of over 1 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 1/1 (RR: 1.00)

    • V Kohli 1 (5b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-1
1.1

Patel to Kohli, 1 leg bye, Munaf's first ball slides towards the pads, and it rolls off the pads behind square leg

1.2

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Munaf sticks to his favourite "back of a length", defended by the batsman from the crease

1.3

Patel to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, looks to whip the ball towards square leg, off the pads towards point

1.4

Patel to Kohli, no run, just outside off this time, punched off the back foot towards mid-off by Kohli

1.5

Patel to Kohli, no run, just a bit of width, Kohli opens the face and steers the ball towards backward point

1.6

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, Kohli slashes the ball down to third man for a single, the Dilshan v Malinga face-off is postponed a touch

End of over 2 (3 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 4/1 (RR: 2.00)

    • V Kohli 2 (9b)
    • TM Dilshan 0 (2b)
    • MM Patel 1-0-1-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-1-1
2.1

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, length ball outside off, off the leading edges and over cover, Kohli was looking to power that down the ground, that was fortunate for Kohli

2.2

Malinga to Kohli, no run, oh, that looked close, it was a low full toss fired into legstump, Kohli's bat doesn't come down at all, he is hopping around after being struck on the boot, I think that would have slid down leg side

2.3

Malinga to Kohli, FOUR, length ball on the pads from Malinga, whipped down to deep backward square leg for a boundary, good shot that

2.4

Malinga to Kohli, no run, pushed towards mid-on by Kohli

2.5

Malinga to Kohli, 1 run, Malinga fires it in full again, Kohli gets his leg out of the way and clips it towards deep square leg

Dilshan to face Malinga

2.6

Malinga to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, Dilshan jumps as he plays that towards third man for a single

End of over 3 (10 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 14/1 (RR: 4.66)

    • TM Dilshan 1 (3b)
    • V Kohli 11 (14b 2x4)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-11-1
    • MM Patel 1-0-1-0
3.1

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, angled in from Munaf, tucked towards midwicket by Dilshan

3.2

Patel to Kohli, no run, Kohli looks to whip that towards square leg but doesn't get bat on it

3.3

Patel to Kohli, no run, Munaf sticks to short of a length, Kohli pushes it back to the bowler, good stuff so far from Munaf

3.4

Patel to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli shuffles across and nudges it towards square leg for a single, it was a similar shot to the one that he couldn't pull off earlier in the over

3.5

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Munaf remains accurate, defended by Dilshan, another dot ball by Munaf

3.6

Patel to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan is beaten as he looks to poke the ball outside off, Malinga may be deadly, but Munaf has just gone for three runs in his first two overs, not bad at all

End of over 4 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • TM Dilshan 2 (6b)
    • V Kohli 12 (17b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 2-0-3-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-11-1

Pollard into the attack now

4.1

Pollard to Kohli, 1 leg bye, length ball slipping down leg, Kohli wants to whip it behind square, it's off the pads

4.2

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 wide, the offcutter slides too far down the leg side

4.2

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, again it is on the pads, again the batsman can't connect, off the pads towards midwicket

4.3

Pollard to Kohli, OUT, Kohli is gone, Pollard has struck, a length ball that Kohli looks to smash across the line towards midwicket, get a edge and the ball soars a mile into the air and the wicketkeeper Davy Jacobs takes that skier

V Kohli c †Jacobs b Pollard 12 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

Mike from NZ: "Nothing compares to the Central Districts vs Northern Districts derby in NZ. Touche"

4.4

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, jags back from short of a length, solidly defended back to the bowler

4.5

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, length delivery outside off, pushed to the left of the bowler, who stops it

4.6

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed towards midwicket for a single

End of over 5 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 20/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • TM Dilshan 3 (10b)
    • AB de Villiers 0 (0b)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-2-1
    • MM Patel 2-0-3-0
5.1

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, Ali Murtaza's first ball is first, Dilshan looks to muscle it through covers, the timing is terrible

5.2

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, AB de Villiers eases it to mid-off to get off the mark

5.3

Murtaza to Dilshan, no run, fired into the pads, batsman can't get bat on it, ball dribbles back down the track

5.4

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, driven along the ground towards long-off for a single

5.5

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, this one comes in to the batsman, de Villiers defends after getting well back in the crease

5.6

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed towards extra cover, and a single is pinched

End of over 6 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • AB de Villiers 2 (3b)
    • TM Dilshan 5 (13b)
    • AG Murtaza 1-0-4-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-2-1
6.1

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, just outside off, de Villiers dabs it towards short third man

6.2

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan looks for his favourite shot, the carve through cover, but can't beat the fielder

6.3

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, tucks this towards the midwicket for a single

6.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, full ball on legstump, whipped towards square leg

6.5

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, bowled from wide of the crease, opens the face to steer the ball to short third man

6.6

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length and slanting into legstump, works it towards square leg

Run-rate is just over four after seven overs. Is this a Twenty20?

End of over 7 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 29/2 (RR: 4.14)

    • AB de Villiers 5 (6b)
    • TM Dilshan 7 (16b)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-7-1
    • AG Murtaza 1-0-4-0
7.1

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, full ball is driven towards mid-off

7.2

Murtaza to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely stroke from de Villiers, makes room and lashes that overpitched ball over cover for four, first boundary since the third over

7.3

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, pushed towards short cover by de Villiers

7.4

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, full ball and on legstump, dug out towards cover point for a single

7.5

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball outside off, driven to long-off

7.6

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, quicker one, punched back to the bowler

End of over 8 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/2 (RR: 4.37)

    • AB de Villiers 10 (11b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 8 (17b)
    • AG Murtaza 2-0-10-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-7-1
8.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, Harbhajan starts with a legstump ball, swept powerfully down to deep backward square leg for four

8.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, angling into middle stump, defended towards midwicket

8.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, massive appeal for lbw, fullish ball that Dilshan wanted to power through the leg side, hit on off and middle, that looked very close, Dharmasena turns it down, time to have UDRS here?

8.4

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, works this one towards deep backward point for a single

8.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, looks to defend off the front foot, struck on the pads

8.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets well forward and eases the ball towards long-on for a single, time for the time-out

End of over 9 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 41/2 (RR: 4.55)

    • AB de Villiers 11 (13b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 13 (21b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0
    • AG Murtaza 2-0-10-0
9.1

Franklin to de Villiers, 1 run, Franklin starts with a length ball outside off, driven uppishly past cover for a single

9.2

Franklin to Dilshan, 1 run, ooh, Bangalore survive a couple of close calls, first Dilshan looks to drive through the off, he gets an inside edge that bounces to midwicket, where Tendulkar fires the ball to the keeper, de Villiers had to dive to make his ground, a direct hit would have made it interesting, it was still interesting as de Villiers' bat was in the air after he dived, his gloves just about pass the crease before the bails are removed

9.3

Franklin to de Villiers, FOUR, rubbish ball down the leg side,thanks says de Villiers as he helps it down to fine leg for four

9.4

Franklin to de Villiers, 1 run, slaps this towards sweeper cover to pick up a single

9.5

Franklin to Dilshan, 1 run, pushed the ball towards long-on to amble a single

9.6

Franklin to de Villiers, 1 run, and once again eased to long-on for a single

End of over 10 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 50/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • AB de Villiers 18 (17b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 15 (23b 1x4)
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-9-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-6-0
10.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, short of length and outside off, de Villiers skates down the track and works the ball towards long-on for another single

10.2

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, fired down the leg side, Dilshan looked to sweep that one, but it is off the pads behind square leg, Dilshan not at his best today

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 wide, full and way down the leg side, keeper comes across to block it

10.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, slightly overpitched on middle, pushed back to the bowler

10.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, full ball it is thrashed down to long-on for a single

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, slashed towards sweeper cover for a single

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, length ball on legstump, defended to the leg side to end the over

Sudheer: "There used to be a time when 160-180 is the norm, why did it became an exception in this season so far? Missing that violence... guys get some inspiration from Watson's Whacks!!!"

End of over 11 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 55/2 (RR: 5.00)

    • AB de Villiers 20 (21b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 16 (25b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-10-0
    • JEC Franklin 1-0-9-0
11.1

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, down the leg side once more, off the pads towards midwicket

11.2

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, way down the leg side, batsman looks to powerfully sweep it past short fine but can't beat the man

11.3

Murtaza to Dilshan, FOUR, finally Dilshan's drive works well, a bit of width and Dilshan lashes it past point for four

11.4

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, bit of width again, slapped square for a single

11.5

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, worked to midwicket for one more

11.6

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan stays beside the line and looks to thwack it past cover, again can't get it past the fielder

Dev: "Bangalore are saving their wickets for a late charge in the powerplay overs. (Oh that one day cricket hangover!)"

End of over 12 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/2 (RR: 5.33)

    • TM Dilshan 22 (29b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 22 (23b 2x4)
    • AG Murtaza 3-0-18-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-10-0
12.1

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, Munaf returns, Dilshan looks to slash the first ball through cover, edged down to third man

Weasel: "Looking at Pollard, so tall and strong, and seeing his figures (1/7 after 2 overs) might lead one to believe he is a fearsome fast bowler...then you get little dobblers...it's disconcerting enough to get him wickets!!"

12.2

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, full ball on legstump, tapped towards mid-on for a single

12.3

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length and around off, batsman skips away from the stumps to make room, jabs the ball towards cover

12.4

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, one more single, down to long-on this time, how long before Bangalore launch the onslaught?

12.5

Patel to Dilshan, 2 runs, low full toss on offstump, thumped just wide of long-off for a double

Kamran: "Who designs the outfits for the teams... Considering the kind of money that goes into IPL, you'd expect much better. Here it seems that the teams are trying to outdo each other in terms of who has the worst kit." Who do you think has the best jersey?

12.6

Patel to Dilshan, 1 run, stabbed towards backward point for a single, and Munaf completes another tidy over

End of over 13 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 71/2 (RR: 5.46)

    • TM Dilshan 27 (33b 2x4)
    • AB de Villiers 24 (25b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 3-0-10-0
    • AG Murtaza 3-0-18-0
13.1

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, short of length on legstump, sliding further down, Dilshan shuffles across and whips it in the air towards deep backward square leg, one-bounce four

Karan: "I don't think the bat/player grounded rule makes any sense. Once you ground your bat you are in. What happens if the player after making his ground jumps and the bails are off? Is he out too?" I think the MCC is changing the rules to say that the batsman is safe once he has made his ground, even if the bat pops up in the air.

13.2

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, slapped towards sweeper cover for a single

13.3

Pollard to de Villiers, FOUR, another boundary for Bangalore, start of the final flourish? a bit of width from Pollard, de Villiers steers that towards short third man, a diving Malimga can't stop that one

13.4

Pollard to de Villiers, 1 run, an ugly shot from de Villiers, shortish ball is flat-batted towards long-on for a single

13.5

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, full ball on middle and off, patted back to the bowler

13.6

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, overpitched ball on offstump, driven towards cover for a single

Aravind: "Sudheer, bowlers have learnt to bowl in this format of the game. Bowl a negative line and aim at the body is the norm of the day."

End of over 14 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 82/2 (RR: 5.85)

    • TM Dilshan 33 (37b 3x4)
    • AB de Villiers 29 (27b 3x4)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-18-1
    • MM Patel 3-0-10-0
14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 wide, Harbhajan speared it down way down the leg side

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, full ball on middle, driven to the left of midwicket

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, fired in fast and into the pads, worked towards square leg

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, short of length and outside off, guided to short third man

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, full ball in middle and leg, pushed towards mid-on

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, no run, stifled appeal for lbw, Dilshan looks to sweep that one but is struck on the pads, that was going down

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, FOUR, low full toss on offstump, Dilshan drives it inside-out past Tendulkar at extra cover for four

It's the time-out.

Axel: "Pune warriors have the best kit,methinks." I agree.

Deshan Bodha: "Kamran, I agree that some of the jerseys are not that flattering. But I think that the Chennai Super Kings jersey is the best. Good blend of colours!! And not because it is worn by MS Dhoni!!"

Vijay: "Best Jersey, my vote for Delhi, worst goes to Kochi!" Kochi is pretty bad, who thought up those colours?

Narsim: "The best kit award has to go to KKR... Unfortunately, They aren't nearly as good as their kit!" The squad looks pretty good this season.

End of over 15 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 91/2 (RR: 6.06)

    • TM Dilshan 39 (41b 4x4)
    • AB de Villiers 31 (29b 3x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-19-0
    • KA Pollard 3-0-18-1
15.1

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, well bowled by Murtaza, de Villiers backs away from leg, Murtaza fires it full and wide, de Villiers can't reach it

15.2

Murtaza to de Villiers, no run, mistimed by de Villiers as he looks to cut that one

15.3

Murtaza to de Villiers, 4 byes, the arm-ball from Murtaza, de Villiers doesn't read it, he was looking to smash it over midwicket, he misses, the ball misses the legstump, and the keeper also misses it, four byes

15.4

Murtaza to de Villiers, 1 run, that's a poor ball and he gets away with it, a full toss way outside off, slapped straight to sweeper cover

15.5

Murtaza to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan's struggles continues, he charges out to a short of length ball and can only tap it down the track

15.6

Murtaza to de Villiers, SIX, there's more of what the Bangalore crowd is he to see, de Villiers dances down to get to the pitch and hammers that over midwicket for six

End of over 16 (12 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 103/2 (RR: 6.43)

    • AB de Villiers 38 (34b 3x4 1x6)
    • TM Dilshan 40 (42b 4x4)
    • AG Murtaza 4-0-26-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-19-0
16.1

Pollard to Dilshan, no run, Dilshan makes some room and looks to work it through the off side, he can't connect

16.2

Pollard to Dilshan, SIX, high full toss, Dilshan mows it for six behind backward square leg, that was high enough to be a no-ball but it wasn't called, Dilshan asks the umpire why it wasn't

16.3

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 leg bye, tries the Dilscoop, makes a mess of it, no need to meet the dentist but he is hit on the helmet and the ball rolls toward short third

16.4

Pollard to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, bit of bounce, de villiers looks to pull it but can't connect, well kept by Jacobs

16.5

Pollard to de Villiers, OUT, Pollard has struck, de Villiers attempts to smash the ball towards midwicket, like Kohli he too gets an edge, the ball loops towards the bowler, who takes an overhead catch

AB de Villiers c & b Pollard 38 (36b 3x4 1x6) SR: 105.55

16.6

Pollard to Dilshan, 1 run, worked towards midwicket for a single

End of over 17 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/3 (RR: 6.52)

    • TM Dilshan 47 (46b 4x4 1x6)
    • AUK Pathan 0 (0b)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-25-2
    • AG Murtaza 4-0-26-0

Malinga returns, Dilshan to face

17.1

Malinga to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan knew little about that one, he was scampering away from the stumps as Malinga sent a short of length ball angling into leg, too quick for Dilshan, who somehow gets the ball towards point, I thought he was looking to play towards leg

Vivek: "Franklin has bowled 1 over in each of the 2 matches for 9 runs a piece. He needs to be bat really well if he wants to keep Symonds out when he is fit."

17.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, low full toss on the pads, batsman shuffling around in the crease, just about gets bat on the ball, poked down the track

17.3

Malinga to Pathan, OUT, Asad Pathan again tries to confuse Malinga by moving around in the crease, Malinga isn't going to be fooled by that, he slings in the usual yorker that sneaks between the batsman's legs to crash into the stumps, another wicket for Malinga

AUK Pathan b Malinga 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

17.4

Malinga to Tiwary, no run, Saurabh Tiwary's first ball is a yorker on legstump, Tiwary gets his front leg out of the way and blocks it towards the off side

17.5

Malinga to Tiwary, FOUR, Tiwary latches on to the short ball from Malinga, he jumps on to the front foot and slashes the ball over covers for a boundary

17.6

Malinga to Tiwary, no run, finishes the over with a yorker just outside leg, blocked by Tiwary

End of over 18 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 116/4 (RR: 6.44)

    • SS Tiwary 4 (3b 1x4)
    • TM Dilshan 48 (47b 4x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-16-2
    • KA Pollard 4-0-25-2
18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, low full toss on middle, swiped towards deep midwicket

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Tiwary, FOUR, Tiwary mows that one over midwicket, Harbhajan from round the wicket, aesthetics isn't something Tiwary cares about, ugly but effective batting

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Tiwary, no run, a fullish ball is driven towards extra cover

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, into the blockhole, Tiwary jams it towards the off side for a single

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Dilshan, 1 run, not exactly a fifty to savour for Dilshan, nowhere near his explosive best, and he gets there with a poor stroke, a full toss way outside leg that he tries to reverse-sweep, mishit towards the off side

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, punched towards long-off for a single

End of over 19 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/4 (RR: 6.52)

    • SS Tiwary 10 (7b 2x4)
    • TM Dilshan 50 (49b 4x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-27-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-16-2
19.1

Malinga to Tiwary, FOUR, streaky but Tiwary couldn't care less, he was backing away to make some room, Malinga follows him with a near yorker, which Tiwary somehow manages to edge between his legs for four

19.2

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 wide, this time Tiwary stands his ground, Malinga perhaps expects him to back away and bowls a wide down leg

19.2

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker on legstump, can't do much with that, Tiwary gets his front leg out of the way and gets the ball towards mid-on

19.3

Malinga to Dilshan, 1 run, Dilshan gets this one away to third man for another single

19.4

Malinga to Tiwary, 1 run, superb from Malinga, another inch-perfect yorker on legstump, Tiwary squeezes the ball back down the track as he couldn't get under it, batsmen run through for a single, there was a run-out chance if Malinga had collected the ball cleanly

19.5

Malinga to Dilshan, SIX, shot! Dilshan opens himself up and swats that powerfully over midwicket for six, this was a length ball from Malinga, he will stick to the yorker for the final ball

19.6

Malinga to Dilshan, 2 runs, a yorker well outside off, Dilshan steers it behind point for a single, actually make that two since there is an overthrow and Bangalore finish on 140

Malinga was again outstanding, but Bangalore rarely got after the rest of the Mumbai attack. Malinga, in fact, was the most expensive of the bowlers who sent down more than one over. The spinners did a decent job containing the batsmen - Harbhajan kept firing it in, Murtaza mixed in his arm ball. Munaf was also accurate early on to prove the perfect foil to Malinga's yorkers.

Bangalore will perhaps be satisfied with this score, given what a struggle the early part of the innings was. Dilshan played through the innings though he wasn't in the finest touch, and his 59 was the backbone of the Bangalore batting.

Right, I'm off to grab some dinner. Will be back to join you guys at 9.45pm.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 140/4

    • TM Dilshan 59 (52b 4x4 2x6)
    • SS Tiwary 16 (10b 3x4)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-32-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-27-0
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