IPL 2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI): Live Score and Updates from Dubai
IPL 2021 RCB vs MI Live: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 39 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 where Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Bangalore ended the first half of IPL 2021 on a strong note but have faltered in the UAE leg, losing both their opening games against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Mumbai also have had a similar tale, suffering defeats against the same oppositions and currently sitting sixth on the points table.
19:58 IST: END OF POWERPLAY: Kohli made another impactful start in the powerplay following his score of 33 off 21 against Chennai two nights earlier. Lacing three sixes and two boundaries, Kohli scored 31 off 20 against Mumbai Indians to power RCB to 48 for the loss of just one wicket, the dismissal of Padikkal for a duck by Bumrah.
19:51 IST: MILESTONE ALERT! With that six against Bumrah in the 4th over, Kohli became the first Indian batsman to 10000 T20 runs.
19:40 IST: WICKET! The away swinger does the magic as Bumrah dismisses Padikkal for a duck in the very second over of the game.
Here are the playing XI for the two teams…
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit Sharma: We are gonna bowl first. We have tried everything in the two games we played and I though a score in front us to have a crack would be ideal. Important to focus on game in hand and keep ticking those small boxes
Pitch report by Ian Bishop: The outfield is quite superb here. It’s a fresh pitch for today’s game. It’s a very hard and compact surface and there is a nice grass coverage. It looks as though the ball will come on nicely and the spinners are gonna have to work really hard as I don’t know how much purchase the slower men can get out of this surface. The faster men are the key on this surface.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Tim David, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Shahbaz Ahmed, Akash Deep
Mumbai Indians Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Saurabh Tiwary, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Piyush Chawla, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aditya Tare, Chris Lynn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jayant Yadav, Roosh Kalaria, James Neesham, Hardik Pandya, Anmolpreet Singh, Anukul Roy, Arjun Tendulkar, Marco Jansen, Yudhvir Singh
IPL 2021 RCB vs MI Preview: In IPL 2020, Mumbai Indians were a force to reckon with on their way to grab their fifth IPL title in the UAE. A year later, Rohit Sharma and Co find themselves on a tricky pitch. Mumbai were fourth on the points table of IPL 2021 when the season was halted in May due to the second wave of COVID-19 breaching through bio-bubbles.
Their return to the UAE, a place with happy memories, was expected to elevate them higher on the table. But six days into the tournament in the UAE, Mumbai have been far from convincing. They have slipped to losses in consecutive matches, first to Chennai Super Kings and then to Kolkata Knight Riders. [FULL PREVIEW]