7.50pm Thanks for joining us for this game. We're bringing you the second of the double-header too, of course. That's Gujarat Lions against Rising Pune. Jadeja is back for them. Head over to that game. Good night!

Pollard: Pollard: I just thought these are situations when champions are made. I thought of that and struck to my strength, hit it down the ground. Krunal came in and showed his maturity too. It was a matter of watching what their bowlers. We decided that if we get a six or four off every spinner's over, we will get close if we keep it ticking and not play any dot balls. Personally I've never felt out of form. I've been hitting it well in the nets and these are the times you've to dig in. At the moment, the momentum is with us.

Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match.

Rohit: It was a great effort with the bat. We always had the belief. We've always had guys pull things out in those situations, to show character. Pollard and Krunal did exactly that. We executed perfectly with the ball in the Powerplays and we bowled to their weaknesses. It was a collective performance. All the bowlers complemented each other. It made my job easy.

7.32pm Phew, what a game. The home team wanted to chase on this pitch, and we've understood why. Barring the opening half of their innings, they were completely done in by both Mumbai and this dry pitch. 142 nowhere near enough, and no boundaries off the last 32 balls nowhere near acceptable.
But for a brief period, Badree masked everything frail about RCB and produced the sort of magic you don't come back from. Not unless you're Pollard. A crucial innings for him, and he came through for them. Not the first time he's done it against RCB, and not even the first time at this venue. But the cheeky ones among us will know why this intelligent innings will be among his favourite. Krunal chipped in as well, as he's wont to do this season. A good win, but, like Badree, is this just a cover-up of other weaknesses? We'll see. For now, three wins out of four for Mumbai. And the first time a team has won after losing four wickets for less than 10 - in IPL history.

18.5
6
Mills to HH Pandya, SIX runs, slower ball, overpitched at off stump, stays deep in the crease, gets under it and launches this cleanly over the long-on boundary to bring up a fabulous comeback victory
18.4
0
Mills to HH Pandya, no run, back of a length at middle stump, pushed off the back foot to midwicket
18.4
1w
Mills to HH Pandya, 1 wide, good length, starts at leg stump, angles down even further from around the wicket. Jadhav with the dive to limit the damage
18.3
0
Mills to HH Pandya, no run, slower short ball outside off stump, looks to dab this through third man, beaten
18.2
1
Mills to KH Pandya, 1 run, slower bouncer at middle stump, backs away to pull and pushes awkwardly to long leg with an angled bat
18.1
4
Mills to KH Pandya, FOUR runs, short ball at middle stump, shift his weight back and across and hooks uppishly towards the square leg boundary. Chahal gets across and dives to try and keep it in, but slides on top of the ball in his follow through. He's holding on to his waist in pain, but is back up and running

END OF OVER:
18 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 133/6 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 5.00)

  • KH Pandya32 (28b)
  • HH Pandya3 (1b)
  • YS Chahal3-0-31-1
  • S Aravind4-0-21-0
17.6
1
Chahal to KH Pandya, 1 run, tossed up outside off, gets to the pitch and flicks to deep midwicket
17.5
3
Chahal to HH Pandya, 3 runs, good length, flat and down the leg side, leans forward and tickles it fine, gives long leg a lot of work to do and comes back for the third
17.4
3lb
Chahal to KH Pandya, 3 leg byes, good length at leg stump, draws the batsman into it and spins it past his attempted flick. This turns sharply, away from the batsman and the keeper who can't get across to it. Throws out a lazy hand at it. Mills chases from short fine and slides to keep it in
17.3
W
Chahal to Pollard, OUT, this time Chahal follows him down the leg side. It's flatter and dipping rapidly and Pollard is not to the pitch. He looks to slot this over long-off, inside-out, but skies it. De Villiers runs in from long-off, adjusts after watching the ball swerve and takes the few steps backwards he needs to pouch this cleanly. Good catch

KA Pollard c de Villiers b Chahal 70 (77m 47b 3x4 5x6) SR: 148.93

17.2
6
Chahal to Pollard, SIX runs, what ability, this man. He backs well away this time as well, and it's thrown outside off stump again. But he has enough of a reach to drag this straight over the bowler
17.1
0
Chahal to Pollard, no run, good length, tossed up outside off, this spins past the wide marker too but Pollard is way down the leg side and the umpire doesn't signal it

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | MI: 120/5 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.05, RRR: 7.66)

  • KH Pandya31 (26b)
  • KA Pollard64 (44b)
  • S Aravind4-0-21-0
  • P Negi2-0-28-0
16.6
0
Aravind to KH Pandya, no run, short and wide outside off, slides under the attempted cut shot
16.5
2
Aravind to KH Pandya, 2 runs, good length outside off, opens the face to slice it to sweeper's right
16.4
4
Aravind to KH Pandya, FOUR runs, back of a length at off stump, opens the face and dabs it towards short third man...where Mills dives over the ball
16.3
1
Aravind to Pollard, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, punched on the up to long-off
16.2
2
Aravind to Pollard, 2 runs, full at off stump, around the wicket, provides the angle for him to tuck this in front of deep midwicket with soft hands
16.1
1
Aravind to KH Pandya, 1 run, good length, angled in at off stump, whips it to deep midwicket's right

END OF OVER:
16 | 19 Runs | MI: 110/5 (33 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.87, RRR: 8.25)

  • KA Pollard61 (42b)
  • KH Pandya24 (22b)
  • P Negi2-0-28-0
  • TS Mills3-0-24-0

This partnership and Pollard's innings will remind RCB and MI fans of this match when Pollard and Rayudu rescued MI's chase of 172 from 51 for 5. Also in Bengaluru.

15.6
6
Negi to Pollard, SIX runs, oh this is huge. Tossed up at off stump, it's dipping but he has a big reach and he gets under this to launch it towards the commentary box in the stadium, high over long-off

Dead end

0

Royal Challengers didn't hit a single boundary off their last 32 balls

Krunal's bunny

3-17

Krunal Pandya's figures against AB de Villiers in the IPL, off 21 balls