Virat Kohli, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain: 00:00 IST: We got off to a dream start but could not capitalise on it. The fight for points is crucial - everyone wants to do well on the field. We were short by 19 runs but if we had applied ourselves well, we could have won it. We are not losing hope but we have to win the next few games and make smarter decisions.
That's the end of this game. Wednesday is a double header. Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Delhi and Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings at Cuttack.
Mumbai Indians win by 19 runs. Royal Challengers Bangalore were off to a great start in chase of 188, with Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel in fine form. The duo helped RCB to their 50 in the 5th over and it looked like they were going to make a serious bid when Virat Kohli came out all guns blazing. However MI came striking at regular intervals and when AB de Villiers, Kohli and Yuvraj departed in quick intervals, the writing was on the wall for RCB. After five successive defeats, MI have now won two on the bounce.
23:51 IST: WICKET! Malinga's slower ball is too much to handle for Rossouw, who is caught by Rohit Sharma for 24. RCB 159/8 off 18.2 overs.
23:50 IST: SIX! Rossouw hammers Malinga into the stands.
23:46 IST: WICKET! Harshal Patel tried to get too cute and had his timber in a mess by Bumrah. RCB 151/7 off 17.3 overs.
23:44 IST: SIX! Harshal Patel slams Bumrah into the stands.
23:43 IST: Bumrah back in the attack with RCB on 144/6 off 17 overs.
23:39 IST: WICKET! Malinga gets rid of Starc, who is caught by Pollard. Does the West Indian have the last laugh? He certainly will if MI win this one. RCB 139/6 off 16.4 overs.
23:36 IST: FOUR! Malinga back into the attack and Starc slices it away to the fence.
23:32 IST: WICKET! Pollard kicks the ball and hits the stumps as Yuvraj is run out for six. RCB are 132/5 off 15.3 overs and are virtually out of the contest.
23:20 IST: WICKET! Suyal, who had given away 28 runs earlier, gets Kohli, thanks to a spectacular catch by Corey Anderson. Rossouw joins Yuvraj in the middle. RCB 119/4 after 14 overs. Strategic timeout
23:17 IST: RCB was racing away in the chase but MI have made some crucial breakthroughs and are right back in the game.
23:15 IST: WICKET! de Villiers goes too far across and Bumrah disturbs his leg stump. What a comeback after dropping Kohli minutes before. RCB 117/3 off 12.4 overs as Yuvraj joins Kohli.
23:06 IST: DROPPED! Bumrah has let go of a difficult chance and Kohli gets a lifer. Malinga the frustrated bowler.
23:01 IST: FOUR! Kohli drives Pollard down the wicket and 100 up for RCB in the 11th over. FOUR! Kohli gets another one away, picks it off the pads and plays it fine. RCB 106/2 off 10.3 overs.
22:59 IST: FOUR! de Villiers opens his account with a fine boundary. Halfway through the innings, RCB are 98/2 in pursuit of 188.
22:57 IST: WICKET! Harbhajan gets his second in his last over - knocks off the dangerous Chris Gayle for 38. RCB 94/2 off 9.5 overs as AB de Villiers joins Kohli.
22:49 IST: SIX! Pollard into the attack and Kohli goes after him straight away.
21:39 IST: FOUR! Gayle stretches out and slams Harbhajan to the fence with the toe-end of his bat. SIX! That one from Gayle has disappeared into the night sky. RCB are 64/1 and it's a strategic timeout.
21:36 IST: WICKET! That's a blow for RCB. Harbhajan knocks Patel off and waves him goodbye. That brings Kohli into the middle with Gayle.
21:33 IST: Splendid over from Malinga, gives away just 4 off it. RCB are 53/0 after 5 overs.
21:29 IST: Lasith Malinga in the attack as MI try to bring some sanity in the middle.
21:26 IST: Harbhajan into the attack but that does not make a difference who smashes the off-spinner for a FOUR! RCB 49/0 off 3.4 overs.
22:21 IST: Suyal's inexperience showing up. SIX! and FOUR!. Gayle is in business.
22:19 IST: FOUR! Patel pushes it down the leg-side and despite a good, diving effort from Rayudu, he fails to hold on to the catch and the ball races away.
22:14 IST: FOUR! Patel cuts it off the backfoot to Gujarat teammate Bumrah. FOUR! Again, Patel has taken a liking for the off-side. Third boundary for the left-handed batsman.
22:10 IST: Patel and Gayle the openers for RCB. Suyal with the new ball for RCB. FOUR! Patel off the mark with a fluent drive through extra cover. RCB 6/0 off the first over.
Mumbai Indians are 187/5 off their 20 overs. The Royal Challengers Bangalore, after electing to field, overcame a period of aggression from the CM Gautam, to keep MI to 85/4 with Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard in the middle. The two saw off some tight bowling from RCB before tearing into the attack with a 97-run stand for the 5th wicket. RCB had no answers to the aggressive Mumbai duo as the hosts notched up a massive total, thanks to their captain and Pollard.
21:44 IST: Rohit Sharma takes 24 off the 19th over bowled by Varun Aaron and gets to his 50 off 31 balls. MI 176/4 off 19 overs.
21:36 IST: Mumbai Indians are 141/4 off 17.2 overs with two set batsmen.
21:32 IST: Rohit Sharma and Pollard have picked up pace for the Mumbai Indians and it's getting heated in the middle too. Pollard pulled out as Starc was about to deliver, Starc followed Pollard with the ball and the MI batsman made to throw his bat at the bowler. The umpires get involved quickly.
21:12 IST: FOUR! Deft touch from Pollard as he late cuts Chahal to the fence. MI are 105/1 off 13.1 overs.
20:58 IST: Halfway through the innings, MI are 85/4 with Pollard joining Rohit in the middle.
20:56 IST: WICKET! Chahal gets Anderson two balls after he had slammed him for a SIX. RCB are fighting back here. MI are 84/4 off 9.4 overs.
20:50 IST: WICKET! Aaron ends a very good innings by Gautam, whose edge is held nicely by Parthiv Patel. Corey Anderson in the middle with Rohit with MI on 77/3 after 9 overs.
20:43 IST: WICKET! Dinda knocks off Rayudu after being taken for a few runs. Good comeback by him. MI are 71/2 as Rohit Sharma joins CM Gautam in the middle.
20:38: More runs for MI. That short one from Dinda just took off and it beat Patel again. Five wides as the ball races away to the boundary.
20:37 IST: FOUR! Sheer class from Rayudu, who smashes it over the bowler's head. He was in so much control playing that shot. The MI fans must be happy to see their team reach 58/1 after 7 overs.
20:35 IST: End of timeout and spin from RCB. Chahal into the attack.
20:31 IST: FOUR! Lovely shot by Gautam - he is in fine touch today. End of the powerplay. MI are 50/1. And it's a strategic timeout.
20:30 IST: Four byes. That one beat both batsman and 'keeper. Good ball from Patel but MI gets the runs anyway.
20:26 IST: SIX! That spoils a good over by Aaron - he had given away only three up till then but Gautam clobbers the last ball off the over.
20:21 IST: Bowling change. Varun Aaron in the attack. And he starts off with a wide.
20:16 IST: WICKET! Harshal Patel strikes off his first ball as Dunk hands Yuvraj a simple catch at mid-off. Rayudu joins Gautam in the middle with MI on 25/1/
20:10 IST: FOUR! Nice timing from Dunk as another one races away on the fast Wankhede outfield. MI 19/0 after 2 overs.
20:07 IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Dinda and it gets the treatment from Dunk. Top shot.
20:05 IST: Dinda will share the new ball with Starc.
20:04 IST: FOUR! Gautam plays it straight down the ground and the ball races away to the fence. MI 7/0 after the first over.
20:01 IST: Dunk and Gautam the openers for MI. Starc with the new ball for RCB.
19:40 IST: Here are the playing XIs:
Mumbai Indians: BR Dunk, CM Gautam (WK), AT Rayudu, RG Sharma (Captain), CJ Anderson, KA Pollard, AP Tare, Harbhajan Singh, JJ Bumrah, SL Malinga, P Suyal
Royal Challengers Bangalore: CH Gayle, PA Patel (WK), V Kohli (Captain), RR Rossouw, AB de Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, MA Starc, HV Patel, AB Dinda, VR Aaron, YS Chahal
19:33 IST:RCB have won the toss and decided to bowl against Mumbai Indians. No Zaheer Khan for MI. RCB are unchanged.
Mumbai Indians finally won a game while the Royal Challengers Bangalore rediscovered what AB de Villiers can do with the bat and it is under these circumstances that the two teams will meet again in the IPL tonight. Mumbai have had a disastrous start to their campaign this year, losing all their games in the UAE but back home and in their own territory, the defending champions will push to be taken more seriously by the other teams. Languishing at the bottom of the table, Mumbai Indians will look to pile impress their home fans against the resurgent Royal Challengers tonight.
RCB raring to go against MI, says Mitchell Starc
Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mitchell Starc today said his team is eagerly waiting to face Mumbai Indians in their backyard, especially after winning a thriller against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai.
"It isn't too early to face Mumbai Indians in their backyard. Some players have hit form. Bowlers are doing well. AB (de Villiers) has come good and Chris (Gayle) also shown his bit. Bring it on, will play tomorrow for sure," he told reporters in Mumbai.
Starc, who finished with a magnificent two for 21 against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, said the bowling and fielding of Royal Challengers Bangalore had been good throughout the tournament so far. (Read full story here)
AB de Villiers is the best, says Virat Kohli
In a match where Virat Kohli failed to open his account, AB de Villiers' 41-ball 89 propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to a four-wicket triumph against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday evening. Such was the dominant character of the knock that a proud Kohli conceded de Villiers was indeed the "best in the world".
While Kohli fell for a rare duck chasing Hyderabad's 155/6, Man-of-the-Match de Villiers smashed six fours and eight sixes to leave Hyderabad bowlers in shambles. The eventual win propelled Royal Challengers Bangalore to the fourth spot in the Indian Premier League table. "He (de Villiers) is the best player in the world by far," said Kohli at the post-match presentation. He has shown it every now and then, and he has shown it again today why he is rated the number one in the world in any format." (Read full story here)
Zaheer Khan may not play against RCB, says John Wright
Mumbai Indians left-arm pace bowler Zaheer Khan is unlikely to play against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL clash at the Wankhede stadium on Tuesday, after injuring his bowling arm in the previous game here on Saturday. "Zaheer has strained his left latissmus dorsi muscle. He is undergoing thorough medical assessment and we are awaiting the reports. It is a bit of a blow for us. But we hope, it is not too serious, not only for IPL but his other international commitments. He is unlikely to play tomorrow. It pretty much looks like it (that he won't play)," MI head coach John Wright told reporters at the pre-match press conference.(Read full story here)
Mumbai Indians: RG Sharma (Captain), CJ Anderson, JJ Bumrah, M de Lange, BR Dunk, CM GautamтА , S Gopal, Harbhajan Singh, JR Hazlewood, MEK Hussey, Z Khan, SL Malinga, SH Marathe, PP Ojha, KA Pollard, AT Rayudu (WK), K Santokie, LMP Simmons, P Suyal, AP TareтА , AV Wankhade
Royal Challengers Bangalore: V Kohli (Captain), VR Aaron, AN Ahmed, YS Chahal, AB de Villiers, AB Dinda, CH Gayle, SB Jakati, T Mishra, JA Morkel, M Muralitharan, HV Patel, PA Patel, R Rampaul, S Rana, RR Rossouw, S Sandeep Warrier, MA Starc, YV Takawale, Yuvraj Singh, VH Zol