Pepsi Indian Premier League, 27th match: Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai, May 6, 2014
Mumbai Indians won by 19 runs
6 May 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Gautam and Dunk are the openers

More support for Starc...

Gunjandeep Sing: "Forget about any wickets Starc has taken, Have you seen his catches lately, that should be enough to have him on any team."

One of India's top badminton players (if not the best), Saina Nehwal, is supporting Mumbai Indians.

Jignesh: "I am eagerly waiting to watch Kohli vs Bumrah again. I still remember those 3 fours from kohli and then LBW (with abusing language) from Bumrah last IPL."

Shriyash Kamat: "Did someone just say Mitchell Starc hasn't done much ? Have you seen the last over of the match against Sunrisers ! Any bowler who rattles an in-form Warner deserves a place in the side surely ! "

Toss: Virat Kohli, playing his 100th IPL game, has won the toss and Royal Challengers are bowling first. Rohit Sharma said before the toss that Zaheer Khan will miss the rest of the tournament. Pawan Suyal, the seamer from Delhi, will replace him today.

Royal Challengers are unchanged.

Bari: "The star of WI T20 world cup winning team Ravi Rampaul is warming RCB bench .. time he gets into action. RCB should have included him instead of M.Starc who hasn't done much. "

Steffan S: "If Dunk fails again, Mumbai should really consider opening with Simmons. A Santokie/Malinga combination would be a batsman's nightmare. Santokie has shown great ability to get those Yorkers in"

Snehil: "Interesting match this....both teams getting back on track after their horror UAE leg....winning their first matches in India..both RCB and Mumbai would like to continue with the momentum..however MI is more in need of a win seeing they are at the bottom of the table.."

7.20pm: Just the one game today and it's back at the Wankhede Stadium where Mumbai Indians host Royal Challengers Bangalore. An exciting contest to watch for would be Malinga v Kohli. Will AB attempt the same audacious scoop against Malinga?

The toss is on shortly. Till then, you may read the preview.

Mohan: "Mumbai should play Santokie. He bowled brilliantly during recent World cup. I also think Mumbai doesnt have another option with Zaheer injured."

Shashank: "It seems kohli will fire today as he failed do even open his account. It will be a tough call for Rohit Sharma, Captain of MI to play Michael hussey in place of Dunk who hasn't done much to secure his place in playing eleven. Gayle is always good watch. I think AB should open the innings with Chris Gayle. " AB with Gayle? That's investing two explosive hitters at the top. What if both fail?

The action continues to build up in Powerplay 3 at CricIQ. Get in and play your shots before it is too late, and stay in contention for fabulous prizes, including a trip to Lord's this summer.

0.1

Starc to Dunk, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads, gets a bit of swing and he nudges it off his pads to the leg side

0.2

Starc to Gautam, no run, beats him outside the off stump, this one straightens and Gautam pokes his bat out

0.3

Starc to Gautam, 1 leg bye, late inswing and the ball strikes the pads and rolls away, pitched on leg and not a bad shout

0.4

Starc to Dunk, no run, he defends this one high on the bat and drops it to the off side

0.5

Starc to Dunk, 1 run, this time he has some width and he reaches out and guides it to third man

0.6

Starc to Gautam, FOUR, didn't look fully in control but he found the gap very easily, this was full and wide and he really had to reach out, placed it well wide of mid-off and the quick outfield did the rest

Shashi: "Why is RCB not playing Vijay Zol? Drop Rossouw & Harshal patel, get Rampaul and Zol.. Dravid believed in Kohli when he was 19 and got him to RCB. Why Kohli is hesitant to believe in Zol??"

End of over 1 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • CM Gautam 4 (3b 1x4)
    • BR Dunk 1 (3b)
    • MA Starc 1-0-5-0
1.1

Dinda to Dunk, 2 runs, good running, he opened the face of the bat and steered this one wide of backward point and ran the first quickly

1.2

Dinda to Dunk, no run, fullish on middle and off and flicked down to square leg

1.3

Dinda to Dunk, FOUR, smacked past backward point, this was too wide and a bit short, bent forward slightly and slashed it to deep point

1.4

Dinda to Dunk, 1 run, this was a length ball on the pads and easily flicked away down to fine leg

1.5

Dinda to Gautam, 1 run, this was short of a length and wide and he opens the face and steers it down to third man

1.6

Dinda to Dunk, FOUR, this was quite effortless from the batsman but plenty of effort from AB who tried to stop that, moves away and it was more a punch off the back foot that beat the covers, didn't hit it too hard but AB charged after it, dived in vain

End of over 2 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 19/0 (RR: 9.50)

    • BR Dunk 12 (8b 2x4)
    • CM Gautam 5 (4b 1x4)
    • AB Dinda 1-0-12-0
    • MA Starc 1-0-5-0
2.1

Starc to Gautam, 1 run, stays back and knocks it to the on side

2.2

Starc to Dunk, 2 runs, a bit too straight and flicked behind square leg, Chahal does the chasing, dives and stops the ball and the momentum takes him towards the rope but he releases the ball before he strikes the rope

2.3

Starc to Dunk, no run, good length outside off and punched to the off side

2.4

Starc to Dunk, no run, keeps it full and he flicks it straight to midwicket

dada: "I don't see any team who has given any chances to youngsters like Kuldeep yadav(KKR), Vijay Jol(RCB), Baba Aparajith(CSK), Unmukt Chand(RR). these all guys needs atleast one chances as they have got enough talent and all these teams are running short of an indian player.."

2.5

Starc to Dunk, 2 leg byes, this was a good yorker swinging in on the pads and Starc appealed but the ball may have missed leg, Dinda had a shy at the stumps at the striker's end but nobody backing up

2.6

Starc to Dunk, 1 run, edgy this time, thick outside edge flies past point but third man's there

MrGarreth: "Don't drop Rilee Rossouw! He is the only player on their team who has a 100% win record. Haha. Although truthfully speaking I've seen tons of Rilee and he is a special talent. Can throw it away a bit but has all the shots to be one of the best."

End of over 3 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/0 (RR: 8.33)

    • BR Dunk 15 (13b 2x4)
    • CM Gautam 6 (5b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 2-0-9-0
    • AB Dinda 1-0-12-0
3.1

HV Patel to Dunk, OUT, the bowling change works for RCB, loose shot by Dunk, length ball angling in and Dunk was looking to chip this over mid-off, tamely lobbed it to Yuvraj at that position, wicket straightaway for Harshal

BR Dunk c Yuvraj Singh b HV Patel 15 (15m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

3.2

HV Patel to Rayudu, 1 run, close call for Rayudu straightaway, he drops the ball with soft hands on the pitch and Gautam sets off, the ball stays away from the stumps

3.3

HV Patel to Gautam, no run, dips it back in and he gets across and defends

3.4

HV Patel to Gautam, SIX, the first of the evening, shot of intent there by Gautam, he charged the bowler first and then picked a length ball on middle and sent it over deep square leg, top shot

3.5

HV Patel to Gautam, no run, good comeback by Harshal as he bangs it in short and Gautam misses as he tries to upper cut

3.6

HV Patel to Gautam, no run, this was perilously close to the stumps, looked like the slower ball, Gautam was down the track, swung and missed

Sriram: "Zol belongs to Pujara's school, Baba won't feature this IPL but will learn from CSK camp while Unmukt has not lived upto his hype, although good to see Sanju and Sandeep grabbing thier chances"

End of over 4 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 32/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • CM Gautam 12 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 1 (1b)
    • HV Patel 1-0-7-1
    • MA Starc 2-0-9-0
4.1

Aaron to Rayudu, 1 wide, he starts off with a wide down the leg side

4.1

Aaron to Rayudu, 1 run, a bit too straight and he easily clips it away down to fine leg

4.2

Aaron to Gautam, no run, tucks him up for room and he can only steer this to the off side

SGogineni: "@dada: We should get over the concept of give chances. Except unmukt all others need time to sink in the atmosphere first. They can learn a lot just in the nets. That seems to be the mantra Dhoni uses before blooding a new player. It makes perfect sense."

4.3

Aaron to Gautam, no run, big swing and a miss, there was late away movement for Aaron and Gautam was looking to slam it over the bowler's head, nearly took the edge, Aaron smiles

4.4

Aaron to Gautam, no run, sharp bouncer, 145 kph, too quick for the batsman who swayed out of the way

4.5

Aaron to Gautam, 1 no ball, Aaron persists with the short stuff but he is penalised, in fact Gautam took a few paces down the track, swings and misses

4.5

Aaron to Gautam, no run, bowls a fuller length and he still can't get bat on ball, he made room and went down the pitch, looked to slam it over the off side

4.6

Aaron to Gautam, SIX, he gets bat on ball and how! After being beaten repeatedly he plays a pick up shot and sends it over long leg, length ball from Aaron and too straight

End of over 5 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/1 (RR: 8.20)

    • CM Gautam 18 (15b 1x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 2 (2b)
    • VR Aaron 1-0-9-0
    • HV Patel 1-0-7-1
5.1

HV Patel to Rayudu, no run, strange shot by Rayudu as he pokes his bat out and guides it to slip, didn't know whether to play or leave

5.2

HV Patel to Rayudu, no run, looks to steer it past backward point but can't beat him

5.3

HV Patel to Rayudu, 1 run, he drifts this one on the pads and he looks ti work it away and the ball rolls to the on side

Rushabh: "C. Gautam reminds me a lot of Romesh Kaluwitharana - pinch-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman who tries with variable success to force the pace at the top of the order."

5.4

HV Patel to Gautam, no run, he moved right across the stumps and looked to play the ramp shot, didn't come off at all, the ball rolled back to the bowler

5.5

HV Patel to Gautam, 4 byes, too quick for everyone, bangs it in short, he makes room and looks to play the upper cut, little Parthiv couldn't get a glove on that

5.6

HV Patel to Gautam, FOUR, this was risky, it was a full ball chipped back towards the bowler but Harshal couldn't turn to his right on his follow through to pluck that with one hand, the timing was good enough as the ball reaches the straight boundary

It's the Time Out

SANTOSH KUMAR: "its heartening to see Varun Aaron firing bouncers at 145 kph..a genuine pacer..One of rare Indian pacers who is really quick and intimidating."

End of over 6 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 50/1 (RR: 8.33)

    • CM Gautam 22 (18b 2x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 3 (5b)
    • HV Patel 2-0-12-1
    • VR Aaron 1-0-9-0
6.1

Chahal to Rayudu, 1 run, tossed up and he gets forward and works it to midwicket

6.2

Chahal to Gautam, no run, flatter one and he gets forward and pushes it to cover

6.3

Chahal to Gautam, 1 run, went down the track and chipped it over cover inside out

6.4

Chahal to Rayudu, FOUR, top shot down the ground, he gives Chahal the charge, gets to the pitch of it and lofts down the ground

6.5

Chahal to Rayudu, 1 run, turns it to the on side for a single

6.6

Chahal to Gautam, 1 leg bye, drifts on the pads and he works it to the on side

Asad Zahidi: "Harshal Patel reminds me of Steve Finn, a nice quick action. Hope he develops into something good for us."

End of over 7 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 58/1 (RR: 8.28)

    • CM Gautam 23 (21b 2x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 9 (8b 1x4)
    • YS Chahal 1-0-7-0
    • HV Patel 2-0-12-1
7.1

Dinda to Gautam, 5 wides, Parthiv might want to consider standing at the boundary edge, another bouncer flies past the batsman and the keeper, first Hardhal and now Dinda

7.1

Dinda to Gautam, 1 wide, this time he strays down the leg side and wide called

7.1

Dinda to Gautam, SIX, shot! This was a length ball outside off and Gautam read the length very early, swiveled and pulled it for six over deep midwicket

7.2

Dinda to Gautam, no run, he stays back and looks to drive but misses

7.3

Dinda to Gautam, no run, Dinda gets some good inswing and lands it on a yorker length, dug out to mid-off

7.4

Dinda to Gautam, 1 run, There's a direct hit and it is being referred, Gautam fails to put away a full toss and places it to cover, sets off, then he's sent back and there's a direct hit and he was just back

7.5

Dinda to Rayudu, OUT, the middle stumps is flattened and Dinda has his revenge after leaking plenty, this was coming back in, fuller ball, Rayudu playing down the wrong line

AT Rayudu b Dinda 9 (27m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

7.6

Dinda to Sharma, no run, and finally the over ends, stays forward and pushes it down the track

End of over 8 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 71/2 (RR: 8.87)

    • RG Sharma 0 (1b)
    • CM Gautam 30 (25b 2x4 3x6)
    • AB Dinda 2-0-25-1
    • YS Chahal 1-0-7-0
8.1

Aaron to Gautam, no run, clipped this to midwicket and thought of a run

8.2

Aaron to Gautam, 2 wides, loses control of that as he sprays it too wide outside off

8.2

Aaron to Sharma, 1 run, good stuff from Kohli but to no avail, this was pushed to mid-off and Kohli back flicked it to the stumps on seeing the non striker leave his crease, he was back in time

8.3

Aaron to Gautam, 1 leg bye, makes room and he nudges it off his pads to the on side

8.4

Aaron to Sharma, 1 wide, yet another extra, wide down the leg side

8.4

Aaron to Sharma, 1 run, dropped it with soft hands in front of point and sets off

8.5

Aaron to Gautam, OUT, much easier for Parthiv this time, this was a loose drive, chasing at one angling away from him outside the off stump, thick edge and taken by Parthiv

CM Gautam c †PA Patel b Aaron 30 (49m 28b 2x4 3x6) SR: 107.14

Optimist Indian: "The fact that Dinda and Ishanth Sharma are still preferred by franchises is a measure of dearth of good fast bowlers in India. Thankfully, it is not all bleak though; the emergence of Sandeep Sharma and Aaron's pace are heatening. May this usher in a new era of good Indian fast bowling. Maybe, we will win some overseas tests again."

8.6

Aaron to Anderson, no run, that was a Test match leave from Anderson, outside off and shaping away

End of over 9 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 77/3 (RR: 8.55)

    • CJ Anderson 0 (1b)
    • RG Sharma 2 (3b)
    • VR Aaron 2-0-14-1
    • AB Dinda 2-0-25-1
9.1

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, flatter one and worked to midwicket

9.2

Chahal to Anderson, SIX, didn't take long for Anderson to get his eye in, this was tossed up and he fetches it from outside off, bends and slogs it flat over long-on

9.3

Chahal to Anderson, no run, clips it to the on side

9.4

Chahal to Anderson, OUT, Anderson's second attempt at clearing long-on in the same over doesn't fetch the same result, he fetched this from outside off and slogged, went high in the air and Kohli was well in front of the rope when he took it

CJ Anderson c Kohli b Chahal 6 (5m 4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

Chahal gives Anderson a send off

9.5

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, picks the googly late and chips it just wide of short midwicket

9.6

Chahal to Pollard, no run, flatter and Pollard plonks forward and defends

Don: "@ Optimist Indian- There are a few other promising Indian steamers in this IPL Mohit Sharma, Rishi Dhawan and Ishwar Pandey to name a few. Shami seems to be having a bad IPL but has been successful at the international level and if Bhuvi can keep bowling like he has done this IPL then the future of the Indian bowling attack doesn't seem too bleak. "

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 85/4 (RR: 8.50)

    • KA Pollard 0 (1b)
    • RG Sharma 4 (5b)
    • YS Chahal 2-0-15-1
    • VR Aaron 2-0-14-1
10.1

Aaron to Sharma, no run, punches it to point and decides against the single

10.2

Aaron to Sharma, 1 run, short and wide outside off and he cuts wide of point, sweeper picks up

10.3

Aaron to Pollard, no run, keeps it nice and straight and he stays back and defends to mid-on

10.4

Aaron to Pollard, 1 run, a bit too straight and he tucks it away to fine leg

10.5

Aaron to Sharma, no run, plays this high on the bat and steers it to point

10.6

Aaron to Sharma, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he steers it down to third man

Gaurav Sethi tweets: "When the IPL remakes Lord of the Rings, I want #Chahal as Gollum. #PreciousMCBC #MIvsRCB"

End of over 11 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 88/4 (RR: 8.00)

    • RG Sharma 6 (9b)
    • KA Pollard 1 (3b)
    • VR Aaron 3-0-17-1
    • YS Chahal 2-0-15-1
11.1

Chahal to Sharma, no run

11.2

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, stays back and turns it to long-on

11.3

Chahal to Pollard, FOUR, that was a fumble from Dinda, Pollard shuffled across and scooped it over the keeper, Dinda ran from short third man and doesn't time his dive well and the ball rolls away

11.4

Chahal to Pollard, 1 run, he punches it to the off side

11.5

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it to long-off for a single

11.6

Chahal to Pollard, no run, slower through the air and he defends

End of over 12 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 95/4 (RR: 7.91)

    • KA Pollard 6 (6b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 8 (12b)
    • YS Chahal 3-0-22-1
    • VR Aaron 3-0-17-1
12.1

HV Patel to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball outside off and he steers it to third man

12.2

HV Patel to Pollard, no run, outside the off stump and he punches this down to mid-off

12.3

HV Patel to Pollard, 1 run, he bangs this in short and he swivels and pulls to deep square leg

12.4

HV Patel to Sharma, 1 run, drags it short again and he swivels and pulls to fine leg

Amit Desai: "Still a pretty decent run rate for MI. Was wondering why is this the case when none of their batsmen really got into action! And then I see the 20+ extras! So many wides???"

12.5

HV Patel to Pollard, 1 run, turns it towards square leg and Pollard ambles out of the crease looking for a second but he exchanges looks with Gayle who has the ball, Gayle was challenging his WI team-mate to go for the run, the staring continues

12.6

HV Patel to Sharma, 2 runs

End of over 13 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 101/4 (RR: 7.76)

    • RG Sharma 12 (15b)
    • KA Pollard 8 (9b 1x4)
    • HV Patel 3-0-18-1
    • YS Chahal 3-0-22-1
13.1

Chahal to Pollard, FOUR, this outfield was quick, Pollard gently dabbed this late wide of short third man and beats Dinda, he chases and dives awkwardly and his left shoulder doesn't look good, he is in pain, looked serious

13.2

Chahal to Pollard, 1 leg bye, on the pads and tucked to the leg side

13.3

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, drops it short and he makes room and slaps it down to deep cover

Sridhar: "Again a reasonably good start is being wasted by MI for being too slow in the middle overs. This is not ODI to build the partnership and I am sure Rohit and Pollard are more than capable of scoring at least run a ball."

Dinda is off the field

13.4

Chahal to Pollard, 1 run, makes room and pushes it to the off side for a single

13.5

Chahal to Sharma, 1 run, bit more air and he uses his feet and drives to deep cover

Dinda's off the field

13.6

Chahal to Pollard, 1 run, drags it short and Pollard can only bash this to long-off

It's the Time Out

Tarun Dewangan: "Bloomington, IL: Dinda getting injured is not a good news for Mumbai, he was their last hope to raise the runrate!!!"

End of over 14 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 110/4 (RR: 7.85)

    • KA Pollard 14 (13b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 14 (17b)
    • YS Chahal 4-0-30-1
    • HV Patel 3-0-18-1
14.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, 1 wide, Yuvraj adds to the wides column, down the leg side

14.1

Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, 1 run, flatter one and played down to long-on

Andrew: "I was wondering why RCB were not giving Abu Nechim a chance to play. Dinda's injury might just open up a spot for him. First saw the guy during the ICL and would dearly love him to get a good run here.

14.2

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, no run, fires that full and he drags it down to backward point, packed off side field

14.3

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, no run, makes room and tamely pushes it back to the bowler

14.4

Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, 1 run, he gets forward and drives him down to long-off

14.5

Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard gives that a biff down the ground, this was flatter and he whammed it down to long-on

14.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, 2 runs, pushed it down to cover point and set off and there was an overthrow at the striker's end, Chahal the culprit

End of over 15 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 119/4 (RR: 7.93)

    • KA Pollard 21 (16b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 15 (20b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-9-0
    • YS Chahal 4-0-30-1
15.1

HV Patel to Sharma, 1 run, he opens the face and steers it to third man where Dinda picks up, looks like he is okay

15.2

HV Patel to Pollard, no run, looked to run it to the on side and he nearly lobbed it back to the bowler on the full

15.3

HV Patel to Pollard, FOUR, that was a freebie, terrible ball, short and wide outside off and he arched back and carved it over extra cover

15.4

HV Patel to Pollard, no run, good come back as he bowls the slower ball and beats Pollard

Sanket: "I think rotating the strike and and keeping wickets in hand in the middle overs is pretty sensible from MI in this game. Don't look at strike rate of an individual, look at the run rate of the team. With 5 overs to go with Polland and Rohit set, MI can accelerate to get 180 - 190. If they are able to do that, it will be very difficult chase for any team."

15.5

HV Patel to Pollard, 1 run, did that carry? Pollard was looking to drive and got an outside edge that dipped towards Yuvraj at point, dived but maybe it just dropped short

15.6

HV Patel to Sharma, FOUR, that should make Rohit feel a lot better, this was a half volley outside off and he crashed that wide of cover and picked the big gap

End of over 16 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/4 (RR: 8.06)

    • RG Sharma 20 (22b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 26 (20b 4x4)
    • HV Patel 4-0-28-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-9-0
16.1

Starc to Pollard, 1 run, good length on the body and he tucks it away to square leg

16.2

Starc to Sharma, 1 leg bye, Starc round the wicket, ,looked to paddle it and the ball rolls off the pads

16.3

Starc to Pollard, 2 runs, another misfield, Dinda again this time at square leg, didn't time his dive well again and Chahal mops up

16.4

Starc to Pollard, no run, good bouncer from Starc, Pollard looks to hook but misses, Starc has some words for him, Pollard shoos him off

Oh boy what have we here! Pollard gets hot under the collar and flings his bat towards Starc! Starc backed away before delivery and Pollard too moves away to the leg side and Starc actually fired the ball towards Pollard, an angry Pollard flings the bat at the bowler but the bat, luckily, slips out and drops near the batsman, Pollard is fuming and has a word with the umpire complaining about the bowler's conduct. Kohli tries to appease the situation, ironically! Pollard is still angry

16.5

Starc to Pollard, 2 runs

16.6

Starc to Pollard, FOUR, and Pollar responds by whipping the last ball to deep square leg, this was a yorker aimed on leg stump

End of over 17 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 139/4 (RR: 8.17)

    • KA Pollard 35 (25b 5x4)
    • RG Sharma 20 (23b 1x4)
    • MA Starc 3-0-18-0
    • HV Patel 4-0-28-1
17.1

Dinda to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss outside off and he punches it towards deep point

17.2

Dinda to Pollard, 1 run, swings and it goes on the bounce to long-on

17.3

Dinda to Sharma, SIX, going going... this was a full ball on the off stump and he bends and slogs that several rows over deep midwicket

17.4

Dinda to Sharma, 1 run, this was aimed at a yorker length and he drills it down to long-on

17.5

Dinda to Pollard, no run, and now Dinda tries the short stuff on Pollard and it works as he ducks

17.6

Dinda to Pollard, FOUR, don't bowl length to Pollard! Dinda learns it the hard way, he swing it over square leg, nobody there

If you ever get the time you might want to check out the Pollard-Starc incident. Starc was lucky the bat slipped out of the hand, else it was headed straight to him

End of over 18 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 152/4 (RR: 8.44)

    • KA Pollard 40 (28b 6x4)
    • RG Sharma 28 (26b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB Dinda 3-0-38-1
    • MA Starc 3-0-18-0
18.1

Aaron to Sharma, SIX, the bats these days! Rohit swings at one outside off and the ball flies off the outside edge and just clears the rope at third man

18.2

Aaron to Sharma, FOUR, thudded down the ground, he makes room and smacks it over the bowler's head, went quickly

18.3

Aaron to Sharma, SIX, 14 off three balls! Aaron tries to bowl this full outside off and he makes room and it goes off the face of the bat and clears a few rows at deep cover

Prashant: "I don't think the bat slipped. Pollard let it loose at the last second, probably just about realizing he is going to do something completely unbecoming of a sportsman."

18.4

Aaron to Sharma, 2 runs, this was very well timed wide of backward point and Harshal really had to sprint to his right to cut that off

18.5

Aaron to Sharma, SIX, he has reached his fifty as well! This was a short ball and he backed away and got a thick top edge that still managed to clear the rope at fine leg, he was lucky there again

18.6

Aaron to Sharma, no run, Aaron is spared this time, Rohit backs away and swings and misses

End of over 19 (24 runs) Mumbai Indians 176/4 (RR: 9.26)

    • RG Sharma 52 (32b 2x4 4x6)
    • KA Pollard 40 (28b 6x4)
    • VR Aaron 4-0-41-1
    • AB Dinda 3-0-38-1

Pollard v Starc again

19.1

Starc to Pollard, 2 runs, it's a low full toss outside off and he forces it down to long-on

19.2

Starc to Pollard, 1 run, another low full toss outside the off stump and he fails to put that away, down to deep midwicket

19.3

Starc to Sharma, 1 wide, this was a slower ball outside off and it was a touch too wide, Kohli thought that was unfair

19.3

Starc to Sharma, 1 run, swings and pulls a length ball down to deep midwicket and AB does a fine job running from long-on and cutting it off

19.4

Starc to Pollard, OUT, Starc's won this battle! Pollard moved right across his stumps to paddle that and he missed, Rohit had set off for the bye and Parthiv underarmed it to the bowler, Pollard had no option to amble out because Rohit was already at his end, Starc gestures to Pollard to come to his end and then whips off the bails aggressively

KA Pollard run out 43 (52m 31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 138.70

19.5

Starc to Sharma, 2 runs, he forces it down to long-on for a couple

19.6

Starc to Sharma, FOUR, Rohit ends the innings with a clean boundary, this was pitched up outside off and he made room and carved it down to deep cover

So Royal Challengers will have to chase 188. Plethora of wides and extras that inflated the total. Pollard and Rohit got the total close to 190 and seeing that exhibition of hitting, Gayle and AB will be eager to smash it around. Join us shortly.

Starc: "Seems to be the case with Kieron and the other players (referring to things getting heated)." Didn't get the full speech unfortunately.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 187/5

    • RG Sharma 59 (35b 3x4 4x6)
    • AP Tare 0 (0b)
    • MA Starc 4-0-29-0
    • VR Aaron 4-0-41-1
x
Hattangadi: Pollard, Starc must be punished
Play
Hattangadi: Pollard, Starc must be punished
   

MATCH CENTRE

4s

6s

dots

  • RHB

    LHB

  • RHB

    LHB

Partnerships


Hours of play (local time) 16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10

Match Coverage


RCB legacy affecting Kohli?
Play

The pressure of captaincy, the weight of corporate pressure, or a lower-intensity competition? Shishir Hattangadi and Iain O'Brien discuss with Sharda Ugra why Virat Kohli has not been at his best this season | May 6, 2014

Play

The pressure of captaincy, the weight of corporate pressure, or a lower-intensity competition? Shishir Hattangadi and Iain O'Brien discuss with Sharda Ugra why Virat Kohli has not been at his best this season | May 6, 2014