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IPL 2014: Mumbai Indians set competitive total against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rohit Sharma helped Mumbai Indians to set a reasonable total on the board © IANS (File Photo)
Rohit Sharma helped Mumbai Indians to set a large edifice against RCB © IANS (File Photo)

By Bharath Ramaraj

May 6, 2014

In the crucial game No 27 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 played between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, Mumbai lost their way after starting well. But Rohit Sharma’s pyrotechnics helped them to put up a fine total on the board. They ended up with 187 runs on the board.  Actually, it was Ben Dunk and CM Gautam who stitched a fine partnership at the start of the innings for them.

However, once Dunk was dismissed by Harshal Patel with Yuvraj Singh taking the catch, they lost the plot. For a while, Gautam, the wicketkeeper-batsman looked in fine touch, but he was dismissed by Varun Aaron, the fast bowler, with Parthiv Patel taking an excellent catch behind the stumps. It was great to watch Gautam rocking onto the back-foot to  play a debonair pull shot that leave fielders motionless off Ashok Dinda.

To make it worse for them, all-rounder, Corey Anderson, who has flopped miserably in IPL 7 lost his wicket to the leg-spin of Yuzvendra Chahal. It has to be said that modern day batsmen continue to struggle against leg-spinners and that certainly has been the case in IPL 7 too.  Even Kieron Pollard known for his burgeoning struggled for a while on what was a flat deck for batting. He though, opened up his shoulders to clamber Harshal with a square cut. He got lucky a few times but played an important innings for MI.

Rohit too tried to up the ante for Mumbai. He took his time, before playing a wide range of  shots that he is known for. In fact, he looked rusty for a few overs, before He has had a bad IPL 7 till now as he averaged just over 20, before this game in IPL 2014. Rohit played a wonderful shot down the ground for a six off Dinda, the error prone seamer. In the 19th over of the game, he made merry against Dinda by smashing him all over the park. To make the game more interesting, there was an altercation between Starc and Pollard.

Earlier, Bangalore won the toss and elected to field. Mumbai suffered a big blow when Zaheer Khan, the experienced left-arm seamer was ruled out due to shoulder injury.  The track as expected is flat and should favour the batsmen throughout the game. In fact, Mitchell Starc and Aaron generated  a decent burst of pace for them.

Brief scores:

Mumbai Indians 187 for 5 in 20 overs (Rohit Sharma 59*, Kieron Pollard 43; Varun Aaron 1 for 18) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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(Bharath Ramaraj, an MBA in marketing, eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. He has played at school and college-level, and now channelises his passion for the game by writing about it)

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