Player of the Match
Player of the Match
5dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Lasith Malinga and Hardik Pandya hand RCB their seventh defeat

AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali hit fifties, but a series of significant contributions from Mumbai Indians' batsmen helped the hosts chase down 172 at the Wankhede

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AB de Villiers
75(51) 6x4 - 4x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
15 11 7 5 13 3 6 15
MM Ali
50(32) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 4 22 4 1 17

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4
M0
R31
W4
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
MM Ali
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: @saurabh_42

END OF OVER:
19 | 22 Runs | MI: 172/5 | RR: 9.05

  • HH Pandya37 (16b)
  • KA Pollard0 (0b)
  • P Negi4-0-47-0
  • Mohammed Siraj2-0-21-1

11.58pm: Well that's that. Another loss for RCB, who have yet more to add to their list of 'things to correct this season'. Hardik's end-overs big-hitting continues to be amazing, but most surprisingly perhaps, Rohit Sharma - who you think would know the Wankhede pitch inside out having grown up here - says he still doesn't understand it! On that note, this is Saurabh signing off on behalf of Ankur and Raghav.

11.52pm: Rohit Sharma: "(Hardik's hitting) Ya he has been (at a different level) It's helping the team and helping him as well. He wanted to contribute with bat and ball in this particular season. He didn't have much cricket before IPL so he wanted to prove a point, to himself more than anyone else. The way he's hitting holds us in a better position. It will help us win those crucial games. (On Malinga) I've been talking about him more often, how he's been an important member of this squad. His performance matters to us. Now he's back from Sri Lanka with that sort of performance. It will help us moving forward because his form is very critical. Trust me, bowling at Wankhede in the death overs is not easy. He held his nerve against one of the best in the world. Credit to the bowlers as well to restrict a strong RCB line-up to 170. If the pitch plays like that, I dont' want to chase! one thing I've learned this season is I've still not been able to figure out the pitch at Wankhede. Luckily we got a good start and the guys lower down could build on that platform, otherwise it would have not been easy."

Lasith Malinga is Man of the Match: "Last couple of weeks have been a tough time for me, I had to go to Sri Lanka and play the domestic tournament. But I realised that when I get a chance, I have to give 100%. These kind of tournaments you have to prepare mentally. Skill-wise we know what we have to do. We know exactly who can do damage, and AB is the main guy. When he got out, I used my variations and took wickets."

11.48pm: Here's another spot by Gaurav Sundararaman: The last time Negi bowled to Hardik at the death, when 30 off 2 overs were required, Hardik hit 24 runs and won the match. This was against CSK.

11.38pm: Mumbai were in control for most of that chase despite the wobble induced by Chahal and Moeen. Makes you wonder why no Washington Sundar still in RCB - this was a pitch where they needed another spinner. Hardik's finishing has hit another level in this IPL. He's invariably come in and backed himself to go big, and gone big. Incredible power on show. RCB's call to bowl Negi and hold Saini back didn't come off. Was a questionable one anyway.

Virat Kohli: We played a pretty good game I guess. I think with the ball in the first six overs we were not right up there. Conceding 65 in six, it was always difficult to come back from that. We had to take a chance with the spinner at the end with two right-handers in. (On Moeen) He is striking the ball so well and he's bowling with a lot of heart and determination. It's good to see a senior player in the team taking responsibility. He deserves all the credit for his performances. We just have to enjoy ourselves, play the way we did in the last two games and try to show more composure in those pressure situations. Take those half-chances. The catch that went down off Hardik could have been a game-changer.

Hardik Pandya: Thankful to the openers for setting it up, made it easy for us. I felt RCB didn't bowl well in the Powerplay and that hurt them. The way the wicket started playing, I thought they were looking at 170-180 because even AB was finding it difficult to hit. I think AB's wicket was important, it made a 15 run difference which would have been handy at the end.

18.6
1
Negi to HH Pandya, 1 run, and that's all over. Pollard didn't even face a ball. Hardik swats this from outside off to long-on and they complete the win.
18.6
1w
Negi to HH Pandya, 1 wide, the pressure tells on Negi and he bowls it too far outside off
18.5
6
Negi to HH Pandya, SIX runs, bye bye RCB their chances are disappearing with the ball. the ball is spinning away from him but he slog-sweeps it from well outside off and smashes it over wide long-on
18.4
4
Negi to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, in his hitting arc again, and Hardik picks this up from outside off, almost on half-volley and swings this once bounce into the midwicket fence
18.3
4
Negi to HH Pandya, FOUR runs, smashed width offered outside off and clattered through extra cover. No chance of any fielder to stop it
18.2
6
Negi to HH Pandya, SIX runs, that's some power didn't time it at all, too short and there to be hit, but Hardik got a thick top edge. Still enough power on it to carry it over the long-on boundary

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st70RG SharmaQ de Kock
2nd1Q de KockSA Yadav
3rd33SA YadavIshan Kishan
4th25SA YadavKH Pandya
5th19KH PandyaHH Pandya
6th24KA PollardHH Pandya