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46th match (D/N), Mumbai, May 10 2015, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 236)196/7
RCB won by 39 runs
Player Of The Match
133* (59)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Magical de Villiers stuns Mumbai

AB de Villiers, slinking menacingly around a flat Wankhede pitch, set about the most vicious sustained attack of this IPL, reaping 133 runs at a strike rate of 225.42 to effectively bat Mumbai Indians out of the match

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore235/1(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians196/7(20 overs)
end of over 2014 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 196/7CRR: 9.80 
Mitchell McClenaghan12 (4)
Lendl Simmons68 (53)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-51-2
Mitchell Starc 4-0-41-1

7.33pm 235 used to be competitive in ODIs at one point of time, so chasing it in T20s, no matter how thick the bats and no matter how short the boundaries, was never going to be easy either. Nothing unexpected happened after ABD's stormy 133. Mumbai did put up a fight, especially with Pollard's 24-ball 49. Simmons tried till the end but his scratchy fifty was never going to be enough.

Virat Kohli: Couldn't have asked for anything more from the team. I didn't expect 230 to be honest. 175 or so was expected around the six-over mark but AB proved me wrong. Playing with AB is an absolute pleasure, he's the best in the world. The way Mumbai were going in the middle overs I thought we needed 200-plus. The win feels good because it came at the right time for us.

Man of the Match AB: Things just went my day today. I was panicking a bit after the five dot balls but Virat is a remarkable player and gave great support. The basics for me remain the same from Tests to ODIs, to even T20s. My tactics change every game, I wait for some momentum on my side and then decide to get going. I only watch the ball closely and keep my head still.

That's all we have from the match in Mumbai, the action moves to Chennai now, so the humidity continues and the heat also continues for the top four as CSK host Rajasthan Royals. Enjoy that one, and everything else in life. Ciao!

19.6
6
Chahal to McClenaghan, SIX runs

consolatory six for Mumbai as McClenaghan sweeps this one over the midwicket boundary with the spin for six!

19.5
Chahal to McClenaghan, no run

flattish down the leg side, he tries to sweep and misses. DK appeals for caught behind and it's turned down, but not given a wide either

19.4
6
Chahal to McClenaghan, SIX runs

lofts the full delivery straight down the ground, he has middled it. Kohli jumps at long off, but it goes just over him

19.3
Chahal to McClenaghan, no run

slides the quicker one across the batsman on the off side, he swings and misses

19.2
W
Chahal to Suchith, OUT

goes down on a knee to slog it on the leg side, gets another edge as the ball turns, and this one doesn't go far. DK runs towards the short cover region and takes it easily

Jagadeesha Suchith c †Karthik b Chahal 4 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
19.1
2
Chahal to Suchith, 2 runs

length delivery outside the off stump, Suchith comes down and swings his bat. It goes high but clears cover and they come back for two

Last over, 54 runs. Chahal will bowl the six balls

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 182/6CRR: 9.57 RRR: 54.00
Jagadeesha Suchith2 (2)
Lendl Simmons68 (53)
Mitchell Starc 4-0-41-1
Harshal Patel 4-0-36-2
18.6
1
Starc to Suchith, 1 run

in the block hole outside off now, Suchith swings his bat and the thick outside edge runs down quickly to third man for one

18.5
1
Starc to Simmons, 1 run

accurate yorker on the leg stump, Simmons gets another edge - this one down to fine leg for one

18.4
1
Starc to Suchith, 1 run

short and wide outside off, Suchith opens up and cuts that over point from the middle of the bat

Hemraj: "Hope Ab bowls the last over"

18.3
1
Starc to Simmons, 1 run

swinging yorker on middle, driven firmly to cover for one

18.2
W
Starc to Harbhajan, OUT

that's not from the top edge, he has simply lofted the length ball down the ground to long on for an easy peasy catch

Harbhajan Singh c Kohli b Starc 3 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
18.1
2
Starc to Harbhajan, 2 runs

falls safe! Bhajji miscued that with a thick edge that went very high and down the ground. Chahal ran backwards, Mandeep ran in; Chahal got a hand to it but wasn't under it to catch it

Starc for his last over

end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 176/5CRR: 9.77 RRR: 30.00
Harbhajan Singh1 (1)
Lendl Simmons66 (51)
Harshal Patel 4-0-36-2
David Wiese 4-0-38-0
17.6
1
Harshal to Harbhajan, 1 run

the low full toss on middle stump is steered down to long on for one

17.5
1
Harshal to Simmons, 1 run

full and closer to the stumps, lofted down the ground towards AB at long off, falls well short of him

17.4
Harshal to Simmons, no run

comes down and makes some room, Harshal delivers a yorker and Simmons misses on the leg side

17.3
W
Harshal to Rayudu, OUT

slams it down the ground in the air, it would have easily gone for four but AB runs to his left and goes low in front to get his hands under it in no time. Excellent catch and Rayudu goes

Ambati Rayudu c de Villiers b Patel 14 (9m 4b 0x4 2x6) SR: 350
17.2
6
Harshal to Rayudu, SIX runs

119.4kph, he opens up again, gets a fullish delivery and slog-sweeps it over the midwicket boundary from the middle of the bat for six!

17.2
1w
Harshal to Rayudu, 1 wide

Rayudu opens up to heave, Harshal pitches it well outside off for a wide

17.1
1
Harshal to Simmons, 1 run

almost in the block hole on middle stump, inside edge bounces over the bowler for one

Time for Harshal Patel round the wicket

end of over 1715 runs
MI: 166/4CRR: 9.76 RRR: 23.33
Lendl Simmons64 (48)
Ambati Rayudu8 (2)
David Wiese 4-0-38-0
Yuzvendra Chahal 3-0-37-1
16.6
1
Wiese to Simmons, 1 run

tries the yorker, and the low full toss is steered to the leg side for one

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers RCB
133 runs (59)
19 fours
4 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
cover drive
27 runs
6 fours
0 six
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Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli RCB
82 runs (50)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
slog shot
24 runs
1 four
3 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Harshal Patel portrait
HV Patel RCB
O
4
M
0
R
36
W
2
ECO
9
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Yuzvendra Chahal portrait
YS Chahal RCB
O
4
M
0
R
51
W
2
ECO
12.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
SeriesPepsi Indian Premier League
Season2015
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.40, Interval 17.40-18.00, Second Session 18.00-19.20
Match days10 May 2015 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
South Africa Image
Johan Cloete
TV Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Mumbai Indians 0