Rohit stars in MI's first win

Mumbai: Virat Kohli's (92) batting efforts went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were outclassed by Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) by 46 runs in the 14th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) at Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. McClenaghan strikes with wickets of Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to put the hosts in control. That was just the start RCB would've hoped for as Surya has been in good form coming into the match.

According to media reports, the accused allegedly works for a contractor at the Wankhede stadium. Becoming the first unit to bowl out an opposition this season to conceding 217 against the Rajasthan Royals- RCB bowling has lacked stability and would look to get back on track- picking up wickets without conceding a lot many runs. Four out of the six bowlers has a run rate of over 10!

Kohli kept plowing a lonely furrow and he remained unbeaten eight runs short of a century.

Mumbai wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan was stuck on the face by a throw from Hardik Pandya during RCB'r run-chase and had to leave the field for medical attention.

Both the games held in Mumbai so far have gone down to the wire and on both occasions Mumbai Indians have had their chances to go across the line and fumbled on the doorstep - against Chennai Super Kings in the season opener and then Delhi Daredevils.

The 19-year-old had batted at No 3 but suffered the ignominy of being dismissed for a first-ball duck as Umesh Yadav struck with the first two balls of the match. It will be match number 4 for both the teams, and is expected to be full house at Wankhede with around 33,000 people expected to witness the live action. Their wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan was hit by the ball near his right in a unsafe manner and had to be taken off the field after receiving medical treatment. Meanwhile, viewers eyes will focus on MI's team captain, Rohit Sharma who has been struggling to score his runs. Since then, he made the highest ever individual score in ODIs, became the only batsman to score three double hundreds in ODIs and the only Indian to score two hundreds in T20 Internationals. Umesh cleaned up Ishan with an absolute peach of a delivery. The left-arm spinner got rid of Corey Anderson in the very next ball.

All the Bangalore bowlers went for runs, including Umesh in his second spell. Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Washington Sundar have also done well so far, giving the team the much needed support.

  • Salvatore Jensen