IPL 2020, RCB vs MI: AB de Villiers hammered 55 off just 24 balls with four fours and as many sixes.© BCCI/IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) rose to the challenge as they posted 201/3 against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Match 10 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. AB de Villiers arrived on the scene with a magnificent half-century, staying unbeaten on 55 off just 24 balls with 4 fours and as many sixes. Some spectacular six-hitting by de Villiers as well as Shivam Dube, who raced away to 27 off 10 with three sixes, in the final overs helped RCB cross 200 on the last ball of the innings. Devdutt Padikkal (54) hit his second IPL fifty and added 81 with Aaron Finch (52), who hit a fifty himself to give RCB a great start. Trent Boult returned 2/34 even as Jasprit Bumrah (0/42) and James Pattinson (0/51) were taken to the cleaners. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Live Score Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Ishan Kishan arrives and hammers his first ball for four!
Short and wide by Udana and Kishan cuts it square of the wicket for four.
What a start by the left-hander.
WICKET! Suryakumar c de Villiers b Udana 0 (2)
Udana gets in the wickets column by getting Suryakumar Yadav, only one ball old, caught behind.
The ball hung outside off and was back of a length. Suryakumar looked to guide it down to third man, but only managed to edge it behind to de Villiers.
WICKET! Rohit c (sub) Negi b Sundar 8 (8)
Sundar gets Rohit in the second over.
The off-spinner forces Rohit to play towards the longer side of the ground as Rohit fails to middle the ball properly.
He goes through the pull short nevetheless to a ball that wasn’t all that short and holes out to substitute Pawan Negi in the deep.
Washington Sundar shares the new ball
Washington Sundar has bowled in the Powerplay consistently. He has been given the ball here to try and eke out a wicket for RCB.
Quinton de Kock gets going as well as Udana bowls one too wide and too full. De Kock drives it through the covers for four.
Rohit gets Mumbai going with a six!
Udana goes short and Rohit pulls it over square leg for six.
Bad ball, dispatched with glee by Rohit.
We’re ready for Mumbai’s reply!
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle to open the batting for Mumbai.
Isuru Udana will bowl the first over for RCB.
SIX! 200 for RCB on the last ball!
Dube finishes the innings with a SIX! He hammers the last ball over the bowler’s head for another six and pop the score over 200.
RCB finish on 201/3 and one thing it certain – they have risen up to the challenge in Dubai.
AB de Villiers finishes on 55 off just 24 balls with 4 fours and 4 sixes.
Will MI be able to chase this down? Stay tuned to find out.
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Dube goes big – SIX! SIX!
Pattinson bowls one outside off and full in length. Dube hammers it over wide long off for six.
Pattinson follows it up with one on the legs and Dube just picks it up and deposits it over mid-wicket for another six.
Dube is going berserk here!
50 for AB de Villiers! And that’s INTO THE ORBIT!
Bumrah goes short and AB de Villiers sends this one deep into the stands at the Dubai stadium to bring up his 50 off just 23 balls.
He has hit 4 fours and 4 gigantic sixes.
Last over coming up. How many will RCB get?
AB de Villiers continues to dominate Bumrah.
It’s a low full toss as Bumrah misses his yorker length again, and ABD hammers it straight down the ground for four.
Boult had bowled a good over until the last ball when he made the mistake of bowling short to AB de Villiers.
The batsman pulls it over square leg for another HUGE six!
WICKET! Padikkal c Pollard b Boult 54 (40)
Boult bowls a slower one and the variation works as it brings the wicket of a well-set Padikkal.
The left-hander hits it high and long towards mid-wicket but not long enough and Pollard takes a good running catch in the deep.
Will this wicket slow RCB down at the death?
SIX! HUGE! ABD smashes Bumrah!
Bumrah misses his length, again.
AB de Villiers hammers it, AGAIN!
This time the South African superstar goes over the bowler’s head for a HUGE six!
Bumrah goes short and AB pulls it for six!
The battle between two of the best in the world is being won by AB at this stage.
This one was hammered over the long boundary over cow corner and Bumrah is left searching for answers.
FOUR! It’s Bumrah vs AB!
Bumrah comes back at the death and AB welcomes him with a four.
Bumrah misses his yorker and bowls a length ball, AB hammers it over covers for four.
AB is looking dangerous now.
Kieron Pollard bowls a slower one on the pads and AB just gives it the direction towards the fine leg fence.
50 for Padikkal!
Second IPL half-century for Padikkal as he creams another boundary.
This lad is looking good and he will now look to bat until the end.
RCB are accelerating now!
Padikkal opens the face of the bat and hits this wide delivery from Krunal over covers for another four.
RCB have changed gears since the dismissal of Kohli.
AB de Villiers gets into the act now.
Krunal bowls one into the body and AB rocks back and lofts it over the leg side for four.
SIX! SIX! Padikkal is in the mix!
Much-needed sixes for RCB!
Padikkal had slowed down as he saw Finch and Kohli depart at the other end, but now he seems to have decided to take on the bowling.
He heaves one over long-off for a six off Pattinson and then hammers the next ball with a straight ball, straight over the bowler’s head for another six.
WICKET! Kohli c Rohit b R Chahar 3 (11)
Kohli departs. He was not looking in the greatest of touches and has hit one straight to Rohit at cover.
This ball held up in the surface a bit, or so it seemed, and Kohli was early into his shot and didn’t get the elevation in his drive.
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.
Kohli is batting on 3 off 10 balls!
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!
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