IPL 2021: ABD’s Late Charge Clinches Thrilling 2-Wicket Win vs MI

Live updates from match of 1 IPL 2021 between Mumbai Indians and RCB.

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AB de Villiers during his knock against MI. 

RCB Innings - 20th Over

Harshal Patel and ABD picked off 4 runs from 3 deliveries and then as they looked to steal a quick 2, ABD was run out by some sharp fielding from Krunal Pandya in the deep. Harshal Patel and Mohammed Siraj held their nerve in the final 2 balls to make a winning start to the tournament. RCB won by 2 wickets.

RCB Innings - 19th Over

ABD then took the attack to Bumrah off the first ball itself, smashing a low full toss inside out over extra cover for a boundary before taking a quick 2 off the next as Rohit and Bumrah took stock. That didn’t help though as ABD guided the short one over short third man for another boundary. Bumrah, uncharacteristically, conceded 12 runs and ran out Jamieson for 4. RCB need 7 more to win off the final over with AB on strike.

RCB Innings - 18th Over

With backs to the wall ABD welcomed Boult with a 6 straight back over his head and then proceeded to make it a 15 run over with the help of a boundary straight back past the bowler later in the over. Jamieson at the other faced one delivery and was of course more than happy to hand over strike, though he did want a second run off the third ball. RCB were 19 away with 2 overs to go.

RCB Innings - 17th Over

Bumrah - as he always does - struck in mid way through the over when Dan Christian cut was sharply cut by Rahul Chahar at backward point. Kyle Jamieson then gave ABD the strike back on the 5th delivery and finished with a single. Bumrah’s fantastic over meant RCB were 126/6 with 3 to go and 34 needed.

RCB Innings - 16th Over

With Mumbai tightening the screws, ABD broke free with an inside out shot for 4 and then a massive 6 over long off to welcome Chahar for his 4th over. Christian and ABD picked 5 more runs of the over to push the score to 121/5 with 39 needed from 4 overs.

RCB Innings - 15th Over

Young Jansen was brought back into the attack and Maxwell was sent packing off the first delivery as Lynn took a good diving catch at short fine off the first delivery. Maxwell was gone for 39 and Shahbaz Ahmed (1) joined ABD ahead of Dan Christian but could not stay in there as he holed out to Krunal at deep square leg. Jansen picked 2 in the over to peg back RCB to 106/5.

RCB Innings - 14th Over

After Kohli’s wicket, MI started to fight back as Rahul Chahar hustled through his 3rd over conceding just 4 runs. RCB moved to 103/3 with 57 needed off 6 overs and in the middle are ABD and Maxwell.

RCB Innings - 13th Over

Rohit brought on Bumrah, who responded with the big wicket of Virat Kohli off the third ball of the over - trapping him LBW for 33. RCB with Maxwell and ABD in the middle were 99/3.

RCB Innings - 12th Over

Rohit turned to Chahar in search of wickets but Maxwell started the over with a reverse pull for 6 before giving strike to Kohli. The RCB opener then picked 3 off the next three before Maxwell completed the over with a single. RCB kept with the pace at 95/2.

RCB Innings - 11th Over

Maxwell, who seemed to be in the mood to make amends for his poor run of form in IPL, welcomed Krunal with a mighty six over long on - right on the roof at Chepauk! The duo added three more runs to make it a nine run over and take the score to 84/2.

RCB Innings - 10th Over

Rohit brought back Jansen after the water break and the left armer bowled a tidy second over, keeping Maxwell and Kohli down to 4 singles apart from two wides. RCB were 75/2.

RCB Innings - 9th Over

Maxwell was cautious against Krunal initially before finishing the over with a crisp drive over the extra cover region for 4 to make it a 6 run over. RCB were 69/2.

RCB Innings - 8th Over

Rahul Chahar was brought into the attack and Maxwell greeted him with a reverse sweep for a boundary before giving it over to Kohli. The captain then played through the gap to third man and they ran a quick 3 before Maxwell smashed the 5th one inside out over cover for a boundary. RCB took 13 off that and moved to 63/2.

Mumbai Indians walking out to field against RCB. 
Mumbai Indians walking out to field against RCB. 
Image: BCCI

RCB Innings - 7th Over

Kohli looked to steal one off Krunal’s first delivery but was sent back as Kishan fumbled and MI missed a runout chance. The duo could only manage 4 runs from the over in two singles and a two as RCB’s score hit 50/2.

RCB Innings - 6th Over

Rohit turned to Boult in the final over of the Powerplay and Patidar greeted him with a deft late dab to third man for a boundary. A couple of dots later Boult’s short ball was badly directed and was called a wide before he had Patidar chopping it on to his stumps off the 5th delivery for 8. Maxwell walked in at 4 and played out a dot as RCB finished the powerplay with the score at 46/2.

RCB Innings - 5th Over

Rohit turned to Krunal Pandya, who provided Mumbai with the breakthrough. Sundar tried to slog him and was caught at short third man for 10, bring Rajat Patidar to bat with Kohli. The duo safely negotiated the over with Kohli keeping strike for the next. RCB were 41/1.

RCB Innings - 4th Over

Rohit turned to Marco Jansen against Kohli and the RCB skipper welcomed the youngster to IPL with a crisp pull for a boundary and then took a single off the next delivery. Sundar handed strike back a couple of deliveries later off a no-ball and Kohli helped it on it’s way over short fine, as Mumbai’s senior players started to look a bit worried. They picked 3 more off the last two deliveries as Jansen’s first over in IPL cost him 13. RCB moved on to 35/0 after 4.

RCB Innings - 3rd Over

Kohli stole a quick single as Sundar dropped it with soft hands and ran off Boult’s first delivery. Off the next delivery, Kohli creamed Boult through the covers for 4 and then picked a single before Sundar negotiated the over safely. RCB were 21/0.

RCB Innings - 2nd Over

Jasprit Bumrah steamed in from the other end and Sundar flicked him away for a couple to start with. Two sharp dot balls later Sundar cut one away through point for two more before taking a quick single to mid-on off the next. Kohli rounded off the over with a dot with RCB at 15/0.

RCB Innings - 1st Over

Trent Boult almost continued from IPL 2020 with the tradition of a wicket in the first over when he had Washington Sundar edging to Rohit Sharma at slip, who could not hold on. A wide down the legside then ran away for four before Virat got strike off the 5th delivery. Kohli with a bit of leading edge picked up four through mid-off and finished the over with a dot as RCB were 10/0.

Royal Challengers Bangalore team celebrates after the wicket during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 9th April 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team celebrates after the wicket during match 1 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on the 9th April 2021.
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MI Innings - 20th Over

Harshal started things off with two wickets off the first two and then another one off the third delivery. Krunal and Hardik were caught at deep square leg before Marco Jansen was knocked over, giving him his 5th wicket, the first five-wicket haul in the IPL against Mumbai. The defending champions could score 1 run in the over as Rahul Chahar was runout of the final ball. Mumbai finished with 159/9.

MI Innings - 19th Over

An eventful final over of the day for Jamieson as he has Krunal dropped by Kohli, who took it on the face after it went through the hands. Krunal then pulled him away for a 4 off a no-ball before Jamieson broke his bat with a sharp yorker. Pollard picked up an edgy boundary over the keeper as Jamieson finished with figures of 1/27. MI were 158/5.

MI Innings - 18th Over

Pollard handed over strike with a single to Kishan off the second ball before Harshal’s slower bouncer had Kishan in a spot of bother. Kishan though was afforded a life as Siraj dropped a sitter and an over throw helped him get two runs. Off the next delivery, Harshal trapped him LBW with a sharp full length delivery. Kishan, who was gone for 28, reviewed in vain. Harshal conceded a single to Krunal off the last ball to round off the over with MI on 146/5.

MI Innings - 17th Over

Looking to MI from getting away, Siraj started off with a wide before Kishan whacked him to deep backward square, where Sundar misjudged one and the southpaw picked up 4. Siraj then caught Pollard with a sharp short one and followed it up with another one to keep him quiet for a couple of balls before conceding a single. Siraj then finished off the spell with a dot as MI were 142/4. Siraj finished with figures of 0/22 from 4.

MI Innings - 16th Over

Kohli turned to Harshal Patel, who despite being picked off for a boundary by Hardik, bounced back to finish the over with the all-rounder’s wicket, trapping him LBW for 13. Hardik reviewed but in van as MI were 135/4 after 16 with Kieron Pollard joining Kishan.

MI Innings - 15th Over

Christian was brought back into the attack after that and Hardik greeted him with whack right back over his head, which could have hurt the bowler’s hands a fair bit if he had caught it. Christian bowled a couple of dots as well and conceded four more in the form of singles and a two which took MI to 128/3.

MI Innings - 14th Over

Chahal was looking to finish his spell with a good over, but Kishan took the attack to him - smashing him over his head for 6 and then through third man region for a boundary. Along with Hardik, Kishan made it a 15-run over for MI who were 120/3.

MI Innings - 13th Over

Washington Sundar was brought into the attack for the first time and Lynn greeted him with a rasping hit for a boundary. A couple of singles to MI after that meant Lynn was on 49 and tried to get the fifty with a big hit, but miscued it and Sundar took a good caught and bowled catch. He finished the over with a dot as MI were 105/3.

MI Innings - 12th Over

Siraj was brought into the attack for his 3rd over and he bowled a tidy over conceding just four singles to Ishan Kishan and Lynn. He almost had the wicket of Lynn too but his uppish drive to mid-off was just short of the diving Jamieson. MI were 98/2 after 12.

MI Innings - 11th Over

Jamieson came back into the attack for his third and started the over well before Suryakumar picked it up from in the slot over cow corner for another six. However, Jamieson ended the over with Suryakumar’s wicket as he looked to cut and the edge gave AB de Villiers a simple catch. Mumbai were 94/2 after 11 overs with Suryakumar gone for 31.

MI Innings - 10th Over

Kohli turned to Chahal after the drinks break and Suryakumar Yadav was more than happy to take a single of the second ball and hand over strike to Lynn. The ace Indian spinner though kept Lynn quiet and almost had his number off the final delivery as he caught the edge with a big spinning leg break but it was short of short third. Mumbai were 86/1.

MI Innings - 9th Over

Dan Christian took over after that and was picked away for boundaries by both Suryakumar and Lynn in an over that gave Mumbai 13 runs, pushing the score to 83/1 after 9 overs.

MI Innings - 8th Over

Harshal Patel was brought in after that and he started off with a no-ball and Lynn powered the free hit for a 6. A single off the next ball gave strike to Suyakumar, who pierced the field at mid-on for a boundary before taking a single with a delivery to go. Lynn then rounded off the over with a single, making it a 15-run one, pushing the score 70/1 after 8 overs.

MI Innings - 7th Over

In the first over after the powerplay, Shahbaz Ahmed was introduced and Lynn broke free, using brute force to slap him through covers and then over long on for 10 off 2 deliveries. MI picked 14 off that over and were 55/1 after 7.

Chris Lynn attacks RCB’s spinners during his 49. 
Chris Lynn attacks RCB’s spinners during his 49. 
Image: BCCI

MI Innings - 6th Over

Yuzvendra Chahal rounded off the powerplay, starting the over with a dot before Chris Lynn smashed him back over his head for a 6. A dot and a single brought Suryakumar Yadav to strike and he finished the over with rasping shot through sweeper cover. Mumbai finished the Powerplay with the score at 41/1 after 6 overs.

MI Innings - 5th Over

Kyle Jamieson came in for his second over after that and Suryakumar Yadav greeted him with a signature pick-up shot through square leg for a boundary before he and Lynn added a single each. Mumbai scored 6 off the over and were 30/1 after 5.

MI Innings - 4th Over

Yuzvendra Chahal was introduced into the attack in the 4th over and Lynn, who didn’t pick the googly off the second delivery, picked a streaky boundary before giving strike to Rohit, who then smashed Chahal for a 6. However, a piece of miscommunication off the final delivery saw Rohit get run out for 19 with MI on 24/1 after 4 overs.

MI Innings - 3rd Over

Mohammed Siraj bowled a tidy third over as well, keeping Rohit quiet for the first four deliveries before the opener’s drive over mid-on was just over Jamieson and raced away for a boundary. Rohit completed the over with a couple through midwicket. Mumbai were 12/0 after 3 overs.

MI Innings - 2nd Over

New Zealand quick Kyle Jamieson shared the new ball with Siraj, and conceded a single off his first over in IPL. The tall quick was one of the most sought after at the IPL Auction with RCB picking him for INR 15 Cr. Mumbai were 6/0 after the second over.

MI Innings - 1st Over

Batting first, Mumbai Indians opened with Rohit Sharma and Chris Lynn as Mohammed Siraj bowled the first over. Rohit started off with a flick through square-leg for a couple off the first delivery of the IPL. Rohit then played out a 3 dots in all and took 3 more runs from the first over. Mumbai were 5/0 after the first over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and opted to field first against Mumbai Indians in the curtain raiser.

For RCB, Devdutt Padikkal misses out and Rajat Patidar makes his RCB debut, as does Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell. Dan Christian is also playing for RCB after 8 years.

The defending champions have handed Chris Lynn a debut in Mumbai colours. He replaces Quinton de Kock who’s in quarantine. There's also a surpise debut lined up for Marco Jansen, a 20-year old left-arm pacer from South Africa.

Mumbai Indians are the defending champions while Virat Kohli’s RCB are yet to win a title after playing all the 13 seasons of the tournament so far.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Marco Jansen, Jayant Yadav, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers(w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal

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