Rohit Sharma: Shaking off the previous defeat was important. This win sets us up nicey on the table. We wanted to focus on our processes and we did our batting, bowling and fielding well. There was a hiccup but Buttler and Pollard finished well. Bangalore is always a high-scoring ground. We discuss a lot in our meeting and we wanted to execute all that. We did that today. We needed wickets to keep the runs down. Getting Kohli early was good. 150 odd was easy to chase here and we kept out nerve, and came out and express ourselves. I thought the surface was dry and slow, which is why we rotated our bowlers to not let them get used to it. The idea behind containing RCB was to not allow them to get used to one bowler. We have 3 games left and we will take it as it comes. The focus now is on the game against Punjab at Vizag. RCB are probably one of the best teams in IPL and it brings the best out of you.Last game was a disaster and we wanted to prove a point.
Virat Kohli: We are literally playing knockouts now. We played really hard. We were not in the game till the 15th over. Sachin and Rahul gave us hope but too much to ask from bowlers here at Chinnaswamy. Credit to Mumbai - they bowled well, batted well. As long as my team is working hard, it's fine. We lost early wickets. I got caught inside the ring, something that never happens. Mumbai's spinners bowled very well, didn't give us any room and our opposition read the pitch better. Cricket cannot guarantee performances. We gave our 120 percent but couldn't win. It's not a game of ifs and buts. I love this situation. You have to go out there and makes things happen. We have to win all the games and it's an exciting position to be in. Mumbai played that way last year and won it. We have the right kind of momentum to do that.
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets
Over 18.4 VR Aaronbowls a pitched up deliveryto JC Buttler, Six!! Stays on the front foot and slogs it over cow corner brutishly. That went long long way in the stands.Buttler finish in style.
Over 18.3 VR Aaron bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to KA Pollard, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and digs it out to extra-cover.
Over 18.3 VR Aaron slips in a full toss to JC Buttler, no ball and 1 run, gets forward and heaves it down to long-on.
Over 18.2 VR Aaronbowls a good length deliveryto JC Buttler, no runs, gets , reaches out with a slap but misses.
Over 18.2 VR Aaron bangs it short onto the pitch to JC Buttler, Wide, goes deep in the crease and ducks under it and Umpire call it wide.
Over 18.1 VR Aaronbowls a good length deliveryto KA Pollard, 1 run, gets forward and pulls it down to long-on for one.
End of Over 18 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 142/4
JC Buttler 22/8 Chris Jordan 3-0-37-0 KA Pollard 33/17