MI vs RCB Live: Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe off to a solid start

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* FIFTY for Devdutt Padikkal (53*) off 30 balls, his 4th in IPL. RCB 93/1 in 11 overs
10 overs: RCB 88/1
11 runs off Rahul Chahar’s over as Devdutt Padikkal (49*) smacked two fours in it. Good platform for a big total tonight for Bangalore.
9 overs: RCB 77/1
Another tidy over from Krunal Pandya – just four singles off it.
8 overs: RCB 73/1
A wicket and 13 runs off Rahul Chahar’s over as boundaries kept flowing for Bangalore.
7.5 overs: OUT! Rahul Chahar gets rid of Josh Philippe (33). RCB 71/1
STUMPED! Quick glove work behind the stumps from Quinton de Kock as Chahar provided Mumbai a much-needed breakthrough. After hitting a classic inside-out drive over extra cover for a boundary, Philippe dragged his back leg a bit trying to hit another big one but missed it. Philippe departed after scoring 33 off 24 balls which included a six and four fours as he added 71 runs for the opening wicket with Devdutt Padikkal.
* Bowling change: Rahul Chahar comes into the attack
7 ovrs: RCB 60/0
Decent comeback from Krunal Pandya, after leaking 12 runs in his first over, as the spinner gave away just six runs in it without conceding a boundary.
6 overs: RCB 54/0
End of Powerplay. Devdutt Padikkal (29* off 17) started and ended James Pattinson’s over with a cracking four each as the pacer leaked 12 runs in it. Bangalore openers are scoring boundaries at will at the moment – nine fours and a six in the first six overs without much risk.
* 50 comes up for RCB in 5.4 overs – 50/0
5 overs: RCB 42/0
After hitting a confident six off the second delivery, Josh Philippe (24* off 18) ended Trent Boult’s over with a four – this time an inside edge which went to the fine leg boundary in a jiffy. Excellent start for Bangalore.
4.2 overs: SIX! Josh Philippe (20*) smacks Trent Boult over long-on for his and his team’s first maximum. RCB 38/0
4 overs: RCB 32/0
Another good over for Bangalore as Devdutt Padikkal (18*) and Josh Philippe (14*) hit a four each in it. James Pattinson conceded 10 runs in his first over.
* Change at both ends: James Pattinson comes into the attack
3 overs: RCB 22/0
12 runs off Krunal Pandya’s over as Devdutt Padikkal (13*) hit two fours in successive balls in it. Good start for Bangalore.
2.4 overs: FOURS! Devdutt Padikkal (12*) hits back-to-back fours off Krunal Pandya. RCB 21/0
* Bowling change: Krunal Pandya comes into the attack
2 overs: RCB 10/0
Good start from Jasprit Bumrah too – just five runs off it. For RCB, Josh Philippe opened his boundary count in it.
1.4 overs: FOUR! Josh Philippe (5*) opens his boundary count with a four through the mid-wicket and mid-on fielders off Jasprit Bumrah. RCB 9/0
* Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball with Trent Boult
1 over: RCB 5/0
A four and a single – good start from pacer Trent Boult. Devdutt Padikkal too showed intent early in the innings, hitting a boundary over short extra cover fielder.
0.5 overs: FOUR! Devdutt Padikkal opens his account with a four off Trent Boult. RCB 5/0
Here we go…Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Philippe to start RCB innings. Trent Boult with the ball for MI.
* Abu Dhabi in IPL 2020: Matches 17* — Opted to field 7* | Won 1 | Lost 5
Playing XIs:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Josh Philippe, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Mumbai Indians: Ishan Kishan, Quinton de Kock (w), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard (c), Krunal Pandya, James Pattinson, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
TOSS | Mumbai Indians stand-in skipper Kieron Pollard wins toss, opts to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi
Captains at the toss:
Virat Kohli:“Pretty happy with batting first, exactly what we wanted to do. Quite a few changes tonight. Saini misses out, Shivam Dube comes in. Josh Phillipe comes in for Aaron Finch and Dale Steyn comes in for Moeen Ali. Seemed pretty one-sided for the first couple of weeks and the teams in the lower half are fighting hard and it’s important for us, we have been playing some consistent cricket and we have played well together as a team and tonight we are looking to execute our plans well.”
Kieron Pollard:“We will field first. Hopefully we will see what happens but we have to come out and play good cricket. In the last game 190 odd, don’t think it would change much and hopefully we can chase it down later on. We are playing the same team.”

Pitch Report:
“Looks a really good track with a tinge of grass on it, but it’s a little dry underneath. The bounce has been consistent on this ground. If you’re bowling defensively you gotta make sure there’s a significant difference in pace. Variations are crucial. It still looks good for batting”JP Duminy & Darren Ganga
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 48 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi.
* MI and RCB have lost the fewest wickets, have the highest scoring rate and the best ball per boundary ratio.
* In Abu Dhabi, Mumbai Indians have averaged 187 while batting first while other teams have averaged only 151.
* While playing for RCB, AB de Villiers has averaged 56.27 in 17 matches against Mumbai Indians, at a strike rate of 152.46.

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