April 17th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   Comments Off on IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT BANGALORE
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The game between Royal Challangers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians was initially delayed due to two low intensity blasts outside the Stadium. After an hour it was decided that the match should be held as per schedule. The game began as if nothing had happened and the spectators did not lose out on their enjoyment and Mumbai Indians beat Bangalore by 57 runs.

Royal Challangers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field on Sunday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore. Mumbai Indians opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar and McLaren who treaded cautiously and there was no big hitting except that Sachin hit two consecutive boundaries in the second over and was out after scoring 19 runs.

Tendulkar  wasn’t at his best, and he was caught by Ross Taylor at the square leg boundry. McLaren, however scored 40 runs and was out lbw bowled Pietersen.

The task of building the innings now came squarely on the shoulders of JP Duminy and Rayudu. Mumbai were 50 for 1 in 8.1 overs and then Rayudu launched the attack on Pankaj Singh and 21 runs came off the 9th over. Rayudu hit a skier and was dropped by Vinay Kumar and to add insult to injury the ball went over the rope for a six. Rayudu was out caught and bowled Kallis for 46 at the score of 103 for 1.

Then Kieron Pollard came to the crease and a lot was expected of him, being a hard hitter. Though he hit three consecutive sixes but soon perished lbw bowled Kumble for 20 runs. In came JP  Duminy and he plundered 19 runs off the 18th over bowled by Kallis.

Duminy hit 42 priceless runs off 19 balls and was not out. Mumbai scored 191 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.

 Mumbai Indians who are already in the semi-finals beat Bangalore. Mumbai proved a point today that even if Sachin does not make a mammoth score, they can still fight the opponent.
Royal Challangers Bangalore needed 192 to win but lost both openers Jacques Kallis (14) and Pandey (16). Dravid contributed only 16 runs and Bangalore were 3 down for only 58 runs.

Kevin Pietersen and Robin Uthappa went back to the pavilion in quick succession and there was not much hope left for Bangalore who were struggling at 74 for 5. None of the other batsman could contribute much to the score except Virat Kohli who was caught Tare bowled Pollard for 37 runs.

Royal Challangers Bangalore could muster only 134 for 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

R.McLaren was declared the Man of the match.

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