IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch have given RCB a good start.© BCCI/IPL
Aaron Finch brings up his 14th Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty off just 31 balls with 7 fours and one six, but doesn’t manage to continue till the end. He holes to Kieron Pollard off Trent Boult. However, Finch and Devdutt Padikkal have given Royal Challengers Bangalore a great start after being asked to bat by Mumbai Indians in Match 10 of IPL 2020. They have brought up the 50 for RCB inside the Powerplay as Finch exploded against the Mumbai pacers and spinners alike. Royal Challengers Bangalore have made three changes: Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav and Josh Phillipe are out. In come Gurkeerat Mann, Adam Zampa and Isuru Udana. Saurabh Tiwary is out injured and Ishan Kishan comes in for Mumbai. RCB will look to turn things around after a humiliating defeat at the hands of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) when they take on an in-form Mumbai Indians (MI) side. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Excellent over by Bumrah!
Bumrah keeps Kohli tied to the crease and gives away just three runs in the 12th over.
RCB have slowed down and are giving away the advantage provided by Finch and Padikkal at the start.
MI looking to pull things back
The wicket of Aaron Finch has slowed things down for RCB.
New batsman Virat Kohli isn’t known to take on the bowling from ball one and the time he takes to get his eye in will be the time MI have to get another breakthough.
Last five overs have yielded 34 runs and a wicket.
WICKET! Finch c Pollard b Boult 52 (35)
Finally, MI have a breakthrough!
Boult bowls a slower one and wide outside off stump and Finch heaves that over the off side.
He doesn’t get the timing right, though, and holes out to Pollard at long-off.
Boult returns for a second spell and bowls one short and into Padikkal’s body.
The left-hander swivels in his crease and pulls it over square leg for four.
Fantastic batting by the youngster.
50 for Finch!
Finch brings up his 50 with a four through fine leg off Chahar.
14th IPL fifty for Finch and he brings it up with 7 fours and a six.
Finch is on song!
Krunal Pandya gives some width and Finch heaves it over covers for another four.
MI need a breakthrough soon.
50 up for RCB!
Finch and Padikkal have brought up the 50 for RCB inside the Powerplay.
Hooked for FOUR!
What a shot!
Bumrah bowls a wild bouncer and Padikkal hammers it through mid-wicket for a cracking boundary.
Bumrah looked to take Padikkal by surprise, but the left-hander was waiting and ready for it.
Jasprit Bumrah is into the attack and even he is feeling the pressure.
He bowls one on the pads and Padikkal just flicks through fine leg for four.
FOUR! FOUR! FOUR! Finch on a roll!
Finch has got into his groove!
He makes room outside leg, Rahul Chahar follows him by bowling into his body but drops the length short.
Finch pulls it over mid-wicket for four.
Next ball, Chahar bowls short again and down the leg side. Finch paddles it over fine leg for another four.
And then, as Chahar bowls one stump to stump, Finch makes room and slaps through the cover for a hat-trick of fours.
Rahul Chahar gives it all in the field
Finch has been taking full advantage of the field restrictions and hitting aerial shots.
He hits one over mid-off and the ball lands beyond the reach of Rahul Chahar, who is placed inside the circle.
But Chahar gives it his all and dives full-length to save the ball from crossing the rope.
Two runs saved for the team.
Pattinson goes short and Finch just lays into it. He makes room outside leg and pulls that high and long over mid-wicket for a one-bounce four.
Finch is looking dangerous. MI need a breakthrough.
Boult pitches one up and Finch just hits through the line. He holds his shape and lofts it over long-off for a huge six.
The first six of the match!
Tough chance, but you ought to take those to make an impact.
Finch goes aerial again, this time over square leg. He doesn’t time it well and Krunal Pandya comes running in from the fence, reaches the ball but fails to hold on.
Pattinson lets out an “ARGH” of disappointment. How costly will this be?
Finch is fine now, and he shows it by dancing down the track to Pattinson.
However, he gets a top edge that takes the ball over the head of the ‘keeper and slips four four.
Streaky, but effective.
Finch’s hit in the box!
It’s James Pattinson from the other end. He makes a ball zip back from good length and Finch inside-edges it onto his box.
He’s hit and taking his time.
Padikkal begins well. He drives the first ball ball from Trent Boult through the covers for a brace.
Next ball, Boult strays in line and bowls on the pads, Padikkal flicks it through square leg for four.
First boundary for RCB!
We’re ready for live action
The umpires are out in the middle. Rohit and the boys were in a huddle and are now spread out on the Dubai outfield.
Out come RCB openers, Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal.
We are ready to rumble!
How many wickets for BOOM BOOM Bumrah tonight?
Jasprit Burmah got two key wickets against KKR – Eoin Morgan and Andre Russell – in one over. Will he send back one of the RCB openers? Or both?
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The stars in action tonight
Here are players to watch out for as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli face-off in Dubai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Mann, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Adam Zampa, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
TOSS: Mumbai Indians win the toss and elect to field
Rohit Sharma calls it right and he elects to field first. Mumbai are bowling.
“I hope we can carry the confidence from the last game into this game,” says Rohit at the toss.
One change for MI: Saurabh Tiwary is out injured. Ishan Kishan comes in for MI.
“We wanted to bat first,” says Virat Kohli at the toss. So everyone’s happy at the toss.
Josh Phillipe, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav are out. Gurkeerat Mann, Isuru Udana and Adam Zampa are in for RCB.
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Rohit Sharma vs Yuzvendra Chahal – Who will prevail?
Rohit Sharma is the in-form batsman for Mumbai Indians. Yuzvendra Chahal, on the other hand, has been a positive that RCB could draw from their defeat against the Kings XI.
Will Chahal get the big wicket of MI skipper or will Rohit come out on top?Find here as we focus on this face-off.
Kohli vs Bumrah – who will come out on top?
Virat Kohli and Jasprit Burmah are two of the best white-ball players in the world. The India teammates will be face to face tonight and it could be a fiesty affair.Here is how the two superstars have fared when facing each other.
RCB vs MI: Head to Head – Mumbai dominate the head-to-head count
The four-time IPL champions have had the upper hand over RCB in the IPL.Here is a lowdown on the head to head stats from matches between RCB and MI.
The Preview: Will RCB bounce back or MI continue their winning run?
RCB were thrashed by 97 runs in their last outing, against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.
MI, on the other hand, thumped Kolkata Knight Riders by 49 runs in Abu Dhabi.
Will the Rohit Sharma-led side continue on their winning ways or Virat Kohli’s challengers put up a contest?Click here to read out preview for the game.
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