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Mumbai Indians steamroll Royal Challengers Bangalore by 58 runs

Mumbai Indians steamroll Royal Challengers Bangalore by runs

Mumbai Indians produced an all-round show to beat the Royal Challengers © IANS

By Devarchit Varma

Mumbai: Apr 27, 2013

Mumbai Indians produced an all-round show to thrash the in-form Royal Challengers Bangalore by a huge margin of 58 runs in the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament on Saturday. Despite their heavy loss, RCB remained at the top spot in the IPL 2013 points table while Mumbai Indians were placed at fourth position.

After putting up a huge first innings total of 194 for seven, the Mumbai Indians turned up with an inspired bowling show to keep the Royal Challengers Bangalore to 136 for seven from their allotted 20 overs.

Dhawal Kulkarni bagged three wickets while Harbhajan Singh and Dwayne Smith claimed two each to help Mumbai win the crucial encounter.

In their chase of 195, Royal Challengers Bangalore made a disastrous start and lost their top four batsmen at a paltry score of 44 after eight overs.

Kulkarni, who played his first game of IPL 2013 was the wrecker-in-chief of the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He first got rid of the Sri Lankan star Tillakaratne Dilshan, who wasn’t in great rhythm and was caught by Mitchell Johnson for 13 in the sixth over of the innings.

In the next over, Bangalore suffered their biggest jolt when Ambati Rayudu took a fine catch at the leg side boundary to send the dashing Chris Gayle back in the hut off Harbhajan Singh, and the entire Mumbai camp exploded in celebrations having got rid of RCB’s batting mainstay.

Virat Kohli (1) and AB de Villiers (2) fell in a gap of three balls to Kulkarni in the eighth over of the innings and Bangalore slipped to 44 for four having lost their top order.

The lower order of RCB failed to make any significant contributions and they were back in the pavilion after brief resistance.

Bangalore crossed the 100-run mark in the 16th over of their chase.

Towards the end, R Vinay Kumar (26 not out) and Ravi Rampaul (23 not out) added 51 runs for the eighth wicket but it was too late for anything in favour for the RCB.

Read the first innings report here.
 
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 194 for 7 in 20 overs (Dwayne Smith 50, Dinesh Karthik 43, Kieron Pollard 34; Ravi Rampual 1 for 35) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 136 for 7 in 20 overs (R Vinay Kumar 26*, Ravi Rampaul 23*; Dhawal Kulkarni 3 for 19, Dwayne Smith 2 for 20, Harbhajan Singh 2 for 21) by 58 runs.

Man of the Match: Dwayne Smith

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(Devarchit Varma is a cricket fanatic who finds nothing more exciting to do than to write, watch or talk about the sport. Having played the game at club and college level, he now pursues his passion as a scribe)

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