MI vs RCB
MI vs RCB

IPL 2020 MI vs RCB Highlights: Mumbai Indians is set to play the 48th match of IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore. MI is in need to win the match in order to reclaim the top position of the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Mumbai Indians(MI) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Toss Details: Mumbai Indians won the toss and opt to field

Captains View 

Pollard | MI skipper

We will field first. Hopefully, we will see what happens but we have to come out and play good cricket. In the last game, 190 odd was chased down, and don’t think it would change much and hopefully, we can chase it down later on. We are playing the same team.

Virat Kohli | RCB skipper

Pretty happy with batting first, exactly what we wanted to do. Quite a few changes tonight. Saini misses out, Shivam Dube comes in. Josh Phillipe comes in for Aaron Finch and Dale Steyn comes in for Moeen Ali.

Seemed pretty one-sided for the first couple of weeks and the teams in the lower half are fighting hard and it’s important for us, we have been playing some consistent cricket and we have played well together as a team and tonight we are looking to execute our plans well.

Playing XI

Mumbai Indians(MI)

Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard(c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Josh Philippe, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

MI vs RCB Highlights

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting

Philippe and Devdutt Padikkal get in to the crease to lead RCB. Trent Boult opens the attack against RCB. RCB with a steady and impressive start leads RCB to score 54 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay.

MI is in need to make the breakthrough after failed to take early wickets. Rahul Chahar takes the expected break by dismissing Philippe while scoring 33 runs. RCB skipper Virat Kohli joins hands with Padikkal.

Kohli failed to impress with the bat and return to Pavillion after scoring 9 runs. Bumrah dismissed Kohli to register his 100th IPL wicket.

Bumrah’s 1st IPL wicket: Virat Kohli
Bumrah’s 100th IPL wicket: Virat Kohli

Mr.360 get in to join hands with Padikkal and is in need to pump the score. But Pollard in his first over dismissed ABD while scoring 15 runs. Bumrah in the next over dismissed Shivam Dube and Padikkal and puts pressure on the RCB batsmen.

Padikkal scored 74 runs from 45 deliveries
Padikkal scored 74 runs from 45 deliveries

After the 15th over RCB loses 4 wickets within the next two overs. At the end of the 20th over RCB scored 164 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Mumbai Indians(MI) Batting

de Kock and Ishan Kishan get in to lead MI to chase the target. Chris Morris opens the attack against MI. de Kock struggles to score against RCB bowlers and soon dismissed while scoring 18 runs. MI makes a slow start by scoring only 45 runs for a wicket loss at the end of the powerplay.

Before making a partnership Chahal makes another wicket by dismissing Ishan Kishan for 25 runs. Though wickets fell on the one side Suryakumar Yadav stands tall by making crucial runs to meet the required run rate.

Suryakumar Yadav made his half-century off 29 deliveries
Suryakumar Yadav made his half-century off 29 deliveries

At the end of the 15th over MI scored 117 runs for 4 wicket loss. Saurabh Tiwary and Krunal Pandya return to Pavillion without making a huge impact on the scoreboard. Suryakumar Yadav with his crucial knock leads MI to register their 8th victory.

Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets.

Watch MI vs RCB highlights

Man of the match 

Suryakumar Yadav | MI

I was looking to finish the game. I was looking to learn what my game is. Happy to have finished it. A lot of meditation has helped. One over the cover to Chahal and the back foot punch off Steyn were my favorites. I have worked on my game during the lockdown.

I used to love playing on the on-side before. Pleased to have finished the game. The team management and Rohit told me before the start of the tournament that you have played enough to take the game deep. I am glad I have been able to do it.