MI vs RCB LIVE Cricket Rating, Immediately’s IPL 2021 Match Updates: Hardik joins Kishan as Mumbai goes previous the 100-run mark


Howdy and welcome to Sportstar‘s LIVE protection of the IPL 2021 opener – MI vs RCB. That is Santadeep Dey bringing you all of the motion because it unfurls on the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.



Mumbai Indians innings

MI 120/3 in 14 overs: Picturesque! Would not get to the pitch of the ball this time, however Kishan has hit it laborious sufficient. Six. Maintain up… he is not finished but. Follows the utmost up with an excellent boundary.

MI 105/3 in 13 overs: Lynn has simply hammered a flatter supply from Sundar in direction of long-on in disdain. 4. This is not the beginning the Indian all-rounder would have needed. However the tables flip and the way! Lynn, on 49, misfires and Sundar needed to run down fairly a couple of yards in direction of the mid-on area to pouch this one. Wonderful take!

MI 98/2 in 12 overs: Kishan joins Lynn within the center as Siraj returns. The Indian pacer is mixing it up effectively. One more tidy over from him.

MI 94/2 in 11 overs: Beautiful timing from Suryakumar sees the ball disappear into the stands. And that is it! Jamieson will get the breakthrough RCB needed as SKY departs, caught behind.

MI 86/1 in 10 overs: Lynn is thought to exhibit weak point in opposition to the spinners. Chahal extracting some flip off the floor proper after the break does discover the Australian taking part in some free strokes.

MI 83/1 in 9 overs: Suryakumar greets Christian with a late reduce that slices backward level and brief third into half. Lynn picks up one other boundary to finish the over with 13 runs. Time for a strategic timeout!

MI 70/1 in 8 overs: Lynn-sanity! Harshal begins off with a no-ball and to make issues worse he will get it proper into Lynn’s hitting arc throughout the free hit. A baseball-like swing sees the ball disappear up, up and away… Shut! Suryakumar chips one up in direction of mid-off and it simply does not carry to the fielder.

MI 55/1 in 7 overs: The 50 comes up for Mumbai Indians with a towering most from Lynn! Shahbaz goes for 14 runs in his first over.

MI 41/1 in 6 overs: Lynn tees off! This has been launched for the moon. Chahal may solely watch it go. SKY ends the PowerPlay on a excessive with a strong punch to sweeper cowl to choose up 4 runs.

MI 30/1 in 5 overs: SKY doing simply SKY issues. Jamieson’s first ball of this over is off to the deep sq. leg boundary.

MI 24/1 in 4 overs: A collective gasp from the fielders as Lynn, having failed to choose up Chahal’s googly, will get an inside edge that simply misses the stumps. Worse, it has gone all the way down to the ropes. Rohit places on his dancing sneakers two balls later to go downtown. SIX!

WAIT… WHAT JUST HAPPENED?! Lynn has bought his captain proper down the river. A little bit of “yes-no-maybe” sees Kohli swoop in on the ball and nail an ideal throw to Chahal who whips the bails off very quickly.

MI 12/0 in 3 overs: The slowness of the pitch is taking part in on the thoughts of the batsmen. Rohit and Lynn are each attempting to grapple with the odd size ball. However lastly… Rohit breaks the shackles to to simply get one over the fielder at mid-off. Jamieson, 6-foot-8, will get solely his fingers to it because the ball races to the fence.

MI 6/0 in 2 overs: Alright, we’ve Jamieson to bowl his very first over within the IPL. Oh, nearly… Lynn performs laborious at a supply that creeped dangerously low and the sting falls simply wanting Christian at first slip.

MI 5/0 in 1 over: Siraj channels the primary ball onto Rohit’s pads and the Mumbai skipper has labored it away craftily to choose up two runs straightaway. Lynn is but to face a supply.

Cricket’s largest carnival is again on the town! And it is going to be Rohit and Lynn to kick-start proceedings with the bat within the curtain-raiser. Siraj has the brand new ball in hand. Let’s play!


Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (c), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Marco Jansen, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Rajat Patidar, AB de Villiers (w), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Yuzvendra Chahal


Rohit Sharma: Would’ve fielded first as effectively. However as a crew we have batted effectively through the years. Nothing completely different for us. Bat effectively within the PowerPlay and set the sport up for the large hitters. The whole sq. has been modified.

For us it is a recent yr, do not want to take a look at what’s occurred prior to now. Recent yr, new faces as effectively. Vital for us to begin effectively which we’ve not finished on this match.

Final sport we performed was a ultimate in Dubai. Acquired solely two modifications from that lineup. Quinny is in quarantine, so he is not obtainable. Lynn will make debut. And we’ve a six-foot-eight-inch South African, Marco Jansen.

Virat Kohli: They seem to be a aspect who like chasing. Good likelihood for us to get onto the park and create some depth. With the steadiness we’ve this yr we are able to do each, however have to know who you are taking part in in opposition to.

Yearly IPL has a distinct vitality, a distinct vibe. It is excessive depth. Enjoying for a similar franchise has been an honour for me. Loyalty is a giant factor for me.

Dubai was nice as effectively however this simply looks like dwelling. Nice feeling to be taking part in in our stadiums and for folks to look at in our prime occasions.

Three guys making their debut: Maxwell, Jamieson, Christian is again after eight years for a similar franchise. Padikkal misses out as a consequence of well being points. Rajat Patidar is in.

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma throughout the toss.   –  BCCI/IPL



RCB has received the toss and chosen to bowl.


“Nice to see one thing completely different. The floor has been watered and rolled. Appears to be like like an awesome floor to bat on with the brand new ball anticipated to come back properly onto the bat. Nevertheless, there could also be issues with the ball getting previous. There can be a variety of deviation,” reckon Danny Morrison and Laxman Sivaramakrishnan.

  • MI has simply handed caps to Marco Jansen and Chris Lynn.
  • Lower than half-hour to go for the toss… Cannot comprise your pleasure? Neither can we!
  • Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma and the Pandya brothers are limbering up within the center for Friday’s blockbuster conflict.


  • It is ballot time, women and gents!
  • We have now the primary visible from the centre! Seems Chepauk’s all blue, as an alternative of the customary yellow, because it gears as much as host right now’s IPL match in precisely two hours from now. Tick tock… tick tock…

  • RCB has simply dropped its anthem for this season. Test it out.
  • Lower than two hours remaining for the toss. Why do not you undergo our particular IPL 2021 part till then? You may additionally select to place these gray cells to work by attempting out a couple of quizzes!


It’s Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma. Two completely different sorts of captains and leaders. One whose physique language bristles with aggression. The opposite who’s extra laid-back however avenue sensible.

In different phrases, a gun-slinger versus a {smooth} operator.

The IPL lung opener between defending champion Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore may show intriguing.


FILE PHOTO: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma throughout the RCB vs MI toss in IPL 2020.   –  SPORTZPICS/BCCI


The floor for the day/night time sport on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday ought to present good carry within the first half however may help the spinners in a while. Dew might be a giant issue.

For RCB, a lot hinges on the opening pair of Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal – he has recovered effectively from Covid – however they are going to be in opposition to the lethal mixture of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult.

Bumrah swings the brand new ball away after which delivers potent yorkers. Boult can be a risk along with his swing and left-armer’s angle.

RCB, although, has batting firepower. Aside from the gifted AB de Villiers who can innovate and create effortlessly, the aspect has the harmful Glenn Maxwell.

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RCB would do effectively if it utilises the splendidly fluent batting potential of Washington Sundar. He’s greater than an correct off-spinner.

Mumbai Indians is an entire aspect. The brutal Rohit can win matches off his personal bat. 

Then you could have strokeful Quinton de Kock, whose availability for the match might be a touch-and-go affair. 

And the aspect has stupendous home expertise with the willow; the explosive Ishan Kishan, the smooth-stroking Suryakumar Yadav, the big-hitting Hardik Pandya, and the dynamic Krunal Pandya. Then there’s a palm-tree hitter Kieron Pollard.

ALSO READ| IPL 2021 RCB crew preview

Within the RCB assault, thrilling Kiwi paceman Kyle Jamieson can be watched with eager curiosity. Yuzvendra Chahal may additionally enter the image. 

The opening duel might be a titanic affair.

– by S. Dinakar


What to look ahead to in IPL 2021? Our correspondents Vijay Lokapally, Shayan Acharya and Wriddhaayan Bhattacharyya focus on.



MI: Rohit Sharma (C), Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.

RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Daniel Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.


Mumbai has clashed with Bangalore 29 occasions within the IPL and enjoys a 19-10 win-loss benefit.


If the final 5 encounters are to be taken into consideration, MI once more holds a slight benefit over RCB, profitable thrice in comparison with Kohli and Co.’s two victories.

Final season, whereas the primary leg was received by RCB in a super-over thriller, Mumbai obtained the higher of Bangalore within the second leg.


Highest run-getters Runs scored
Virat Kohli (RCB: 2008-Current) 695
AB de Villiers (RCB: 2011-Current) 634
Kieron Pollard (MI: 2010-Current) 539
High wicket-takers Wickets taken
Harbhajan Singh (MI: 2008-2017) 22
Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB: 2014-Current) 19
Jasprit Bumrah (MI: 2013-Current) 19


Highest run-getters Runs scored
Ishan Kishan (MI) 516
Quinton de Kock (MI) 503
Suryakumar Yadav (MI) 480
High wicket-takers Wickets taken
Jasprit Bumrah (MI) 27
Yuzvendra Chahal (RCB) 21
Trent Boult (MI) 25


Mumbai Indians (MI): Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Navdeep Saini, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shahbaz Ahmed, Josh Philippe, Pavan Deshpande, Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, S. Bharat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Rajat Patidar, Sachin Child, Glenn Maxwell.


The IPL 2021 first match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore begins at 7:30 PM IST.


IPL 2021 can be aired dwell on Star Sports activities channels – Star Sports activities 1, Star Sports activities 1 HD, Star Sports activities 3 and Star Sports activities 3 HD. It will likely be streamed dwell on Disney+Hotstar. You may also comply with the dwell commentary and newest updates of IPL 2021 on Sportstar.