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14th match (N), Mumbai, Apr 17 2018, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 214)167/8
Mum Indians won by 46 runs
player of the match
Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Varun Shetty

Rohit, Lewis batter Royal Challengers in imposing win

Mumbai Indians managed to break their three-match losing streak with a massive 46-run win

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Commentator: @sreshthx
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians213/6(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore167/8(20 overs)
end of over 2012 runs
RCB: 167/8CRR: 8.35 
Virat Kohli92 (62)
Mohammed Siraj8 (3)
Jasprit Bumrah4-0-28-2
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-55-0

12.06am That's all from us tonight. Mumbai move to sixth on the points table, while RCB slip to seventh. Still over 2/3rd of this league stage still to go, so RCB would still believe they're in this tournament. For Mumbai, it's all about continuing their momentum over the next few matches. See you tomorrow for the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. We hope you enjoyed tonight's coverage. On behalf of everyone at ESPNcricinfo, this is Sreshth Shah, saying goodbye.

11.50pm Not often you see two captains making 90-plus scores in the same match, but tonight was no contest. Kohli's 92 was a lone hand for RCB, with none of the Bangalore boys scoring more than 19. In contrast, Rohit made 94 for Mumbai Indians, but was helped Evin Lewis' 65 and three wickets from Krunal Pandya. McClenaghan chipped in with two wickets and so did Jasprit Bumrah, but spare a thought for Ishan Kishan, who had to leave the ground after suffering a face injury. Mumbai Indians win their first game in four matches, and one wonders, if this is when they turn their whole season around. Stick around for the presentation.

Rohit Sharma, the Man of the Match & the winning captain. "(on starting 0 for 2), it wasn't the ideal situation and I thought Umesh bowled in the right areas," Rohit said. "There's always something for the seamers in the first six overs, but the wicket was still soft when I came in, so just wanted to assess the situation and pace my innings. Always easier when you spend some time in the crease. This is a perfect game for us. A collective effort from both our departments, plus our fielding. We can take lot of confidence from this game and move ahead. Yes, we lost the last three games, but we've played some good cricket. It was all about putting a collective performance. (On his batting position), it's a chat that's been happening for many years now, but the idea behind me at No. 4 is to give the team some support towards the middle. That's why it's important to have an experienced player in the middle. Whatever I need to do for the team, you've gotta do it. Lewis is very hard to bowl at once he gets in. The other day he played a crucial knock as well, but we did a mistake of not finishing off against Delhi Daredevils. If he continues to bat this way, then life will be much easier for our other batsmen."

Virat Kohli, the orange cap holder and losing captain. Says: "I don't really want to wear this right now. We just threw it away, and need to reflect on our dismissals. One or two good partnerships would've done it for us, but credit to Mumbai who bowled really well. Mumbai played well, we didn't get any chances, and when you have your back against the wall - like they did - they could play fearlessly. We tried our hardest but couldn't get the breakthroughs."

Mayank Markande, the purple cap holder. Says: "Feeling very proud to get the purple cap. Good to compete with Narine, Umesh bhai, Woakes. Krunal Pandya is helping me with practice, what line and length to bowl."

Krunal Pandya: "We've played well in all four games, but now we want to continue this winning run. I've been impressed with Mayank, and if we can bowl eight good overs, we can restrict the opposition."

Naresh Kumar: "Gutted to see Kohli's interview. I hope the batting unit play little more responsibly. 2 wickets in a over for like 3rd time for RCB. Can't have that as it derails the momentum."

Kapil: "RCB is Classic Example of putting all eggs in one basket, outside AB and Virat no real threat in batting. I feel like RCB by luck or stretagy just can't get it right. Did not do good job picking overseas or local players in auction. Other teams at least have one medium pace all-rounder in the side. Cannot win t/20 games consistantly with 5 bowlers theory. Chahal has not fired in thei IPL, it's back firing not pick additional quality spinner. "

19.6
Bumrah to Kohli, no run

good length on leg stump, and Kohli can't flick it towards the leg side. Hits his thigh pad, and he whimpers in pain. Mumbai Indians win by 46 runs.

19.5
Bumrah to Kohli, no run

excellent ball from Bumrah. Extra short on middle stump, and Kohli flat-bats it over the non-striker's head. Through to long on, but says no to the run

19.4
6
Bumrah to Kohli, SIX runs

moves on to 92! Full on off, and Kohli's down on one knee, and smacks this over the non-striker's head. What a shot

19.3
Bumrah to Kohli, no run

good length on off, and Kohli tries to slap this over the bowler's head. Played down the wrong line, and the delivery's through to Tare

19.2
4
Bumrah to Kohli, FOUR runs

good length outside off, and Kohli's back-foot punch takes a thick outside edge! Flies over backward point for a boundary. Can he get to hundred?

19.1
2
Bumrah to Kohli, 2 runs

length ball outside off, drilled uppishly past extra cover. Only a couple

end of over 1918 runs
RCB: 155/8CRR: 8.15 RRR: 59.00 • Need 59 from 6b
Virat Kohli80 (56)
Mohammed Siraj8 (3)
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-55-0
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-16-2
18.6
1
Mustafizur to Kohli, 1 run

good length on leg stump, clipped off his pads to deep backward square. Keeps strike

18.5
1
Mustafizur to Siraj, 1 run

overpitched on off stump, and tapped down the ground to long off

Ujjwal: "Why is that corner called 'Cow Corner'? Origin?" -- All details here

18.4
6
Mustafizur to Siraj, SIX runs

Super Siraj! Short on middle, and he gets his front leg out of the way before swinging through the ball's line. Tonks it over cow corner for half-a-dozen

18.3
1
Mustafizur to Kohli, 1 run

yorker on middle stump, and Virat does well to dig it towards cover. Only a single

18.2
1
Mustafizur to Siraj, 1 run

good length on middle, and Siraj slogs towards the leg side. Mistimed to cow corner

18.2
2nb
Mustafizur to Kohli, (no ball) 1 run

good length on leg, and that cramps him for room. Flicked off his pads to deep backward square but looks like he's overstepped. Free hit

18.1
6
Mustafizur to Kohli, SIX runs

full on leg stump, and in Kohli's slot. Big wind up, and then swings with the bat's full followthrough. Smacked into the long-on boundary

end of over 183 runs • 2 wickets
RCB: 137/8CRR: 7.61 RRR: 38.50 • Need 77 from 12b
Virat Kohli71 (52)
Jasprit Bumrah3-0-16-2
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-24-2
17.6
W
Bumrah to Yadav, OUT

back of a length outside off, and Umesh tries to heave it over the off side. Slices it eventually, and the ball's in the air once again. Cover takes his time to get under it, and captain cool completes the catch. His hundredth wicket for Mumbai Indians

Umesh Yadav c Sharma b Bumrah 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

Dinkleberry: "I wonder, as a fan of a team, at what point we can giveup on them! This RCB team is way behind hopeful line. They should better disband whole team including selectors and rebuild from scratch. That's the only hope, for next year. "

17.5
1
Bumrah to Kohli, 1 run

short outside off, and that's been defended off the back foot towards cover

17.4
1
Bumrah to Yadav, 1 run

good length on middle stump, tapped off the back foot to mid on

17.3
W
Bumrah to Woakes, OUT

overpitched full outside off, and Woakes sticks his bat out. It takes the toe end of the bat, and then lobs into the air. Straight to short third man and Bumrah finally gets a wicket

Chris Woakes c KH Pandya b Bumrah 11 (11b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100
17.2
Bumrah to Woakes, no run

slower ball, back of a length outside off. Woakes hasn't picked this up at all, and the ball goes under his attempted leg-side slog

17.1
1
Bumrah to Kohli, 1 run

good length outside off, and Kohli muscles this down the ground past Bumrah's left. He's disappointed with that shot

RCB need 80 off 18 balls. This ain't happening. Time for the formalities. Here's Boom

end of over 1713 runs
RCB: 134/6CRR: 7.88 RRR: 26.67 • Need 80 from 18b
Virat Kohli69 (50)
Chris Woakes11 (9)
Mitchell McClenaghan3-0-24-2
Mustafizur Rahman3-0-37-0
16.6
1
McClenaghan to Kohli, 1 run

low full toss, but wide outside off. Caresses this drive to Krunal at deep extra cover

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
94 runs (52)
10 fours
5 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
cover drive
19 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli
92 runs (62)
7 fours
4 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
on drive
25 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Krunal Pandya portrait
KH Pandya
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Jasprit Bumrah portrait
JJ Bumrah
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days17 April 2018 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Nitin Menon
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
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Nitin Pandit
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0