IPL Results 2018: Scores, Points Table and Fixtures After Latest T20 Action
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Mumbai Indians recovered from losing two wickets in the first two balls of their innings to hammer Royal Challengers Bangalore by 46 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.
It was their first victory in their fourth fixture of the 2018 IPL, and Mumbai were indebted to their captain, Rohit Sharma, who hit a 52-ball 94 to help his side to a daunting total of 213 for six.
In response, RCB could barely put up a fight. Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 92, but at the other end, wickets fell much too regularly for Bangalore to mount a genuine chase. They finished their 20 overs on 167 for eight.
Here is what the latest standings look like after Tuesday’s action in Mumbai (Team, Played, Net Run Rate, Points):
Sunrisers Hyderabad, 3, +0.772, 6
Kolkata Knight Riders, 4, +0.863, 4
Kings XI Punjab, 3, +0.116, 4
Chennai Super Kings, 3, +0.103, 4
Rajasthan Royals, 3, –0.247, 4
Mumbai Indians, 4, +0.445, 2
Royal Challengers Bangalore, 4, -0.861, 2
Delhi Daredevils, 4, -1.399, 2
And here are the upcoming fixtures:
Wednesday, April 18, 3:30 p.m. BST/8 p.m. IST: Rajasthan Royals vs. Kolkata Knight Riders
Thursday, April 19, 3:30 p.m. BST/8 p.m. IST: Kings XI Punjab vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad
Friday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. BST/8 p.m. IST: Chennai Super Kings vs. Rajasthan Royals
Saturday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. BST/4 p.m. IST: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab
Saturday, April 21, 3:30 p.m. BST/8 p.m. IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Delhi Daredevils
Visit IPLT20.com for the full schedule and standings.
RCB won the toss and opted to field first, a decision that looked immediately inspired after Umesh Yadav skittled Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan in the first two balls to leave Mumbai none for two.
However, Evin Lewis and Sharma responded superbly as they put on 108 together before the West Indian was out for 65 in the 12th over.
Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard then fell relatively cheaply, but skipper Sharma continued to score freely.
The main point of controversy in the match saw Hardik Pandya reprieved on review after being caught behind on his first ball. Bowler Chris Woakes and RCB skipper Kohli were understandably furious, per Sky Sports Cricket:
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WICKET! Woakes gets Pollard & then thinks he has two in two but the caught behind decision against Hardik Pandya is overturned despite UltraEdge showing a murmur. Woakes & Kohli not happy.
And things only got worse for Bangalore when Pandya hit back-to-back sixes off the next two balls.
Sharma eventually fell for 94 in the last over to Corey Anderson, but not before he had hit the Kiwi for three successive boundaries to see his side well past the 200 mark.
Pandya’s very useful knock of 17 from five balls was no doubt infuriating for RCB.
The visitors came out swinging, as they had to do, and Kohli and Quinton de Kock put on 42 together before the latter fell in the fifth over.
RCB then lost AB De Villiers for one, Mandeep Singh for 16 and Anderson for a first-ball duck before the midway point of their innings.
With Kohli at the crease, there was always a slight chance of a miraculous turnaround, but Mumbai’s bowlers kept things impressively tight.
Particularly eye-catching was the performance of 20-year-old leg-spinner Mayank Markande.
Jasprit Bumrah, Mitch McClenaghan and Krunal were fantastic in claiming seven wickets between them, but Markande stemmed the flow of runs in the crucial middle overs and finished his four overs with figures of 25 for one after another fine performance.
Proceedings came to a halt in the 13th over after wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan took a nasty blow to the eye after the ball rose awkwardly at him from the outfield.
He was duly replaced by Aditya Tare, and despite some late big-hitting from Kohli, Mumbai cantered to victory with ease.
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April 17, 2018 at 11:36AM