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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Mumbai Indians (MI), IPL 2014: Malinga, Zaheer rock RCB with three early strikes

Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck © IANS
Virat Kohli was dismissed for a duck © IANS

Apr 19, 2014

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have been rocked by the Mumbai Indians (MI) bowlers in their run-chase in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Bangalore are chasing a low target of 116, but have lost three quick wickets. They are at 24 for three after five overs. Lasith Malinga and Zaheer Khan did the damage with the ball. Mumbai had only posted a lowly total of 115 for nine.

Zaheer Khan began proceedings for Mumbai. Left-handed batsman Nic Maddinson got the first runs for Bangalore with a four over point as Zaheer had bowled one short and wide. Mumbai’s low score changed their bowling strategy as Harbhajan Singh and Lasith Malinga bowled the second and third overs. Malinga bowled a yorker and Maddinson got a thick edged onto his bat and the ball went for a four towards third-man.

But Malinga had his man next ball as he bowled another yorker and breached Maddinson’s defense to bowl him for 12 runs. Zaheer was brought back in the fourth over. He angled one away from new batsman Virat Kohli and he edged it to Harbhajan at first slip. Kohli was out for a duck.

Yuvraj Singh was next and he tried to guide a short delivery from Zaheer first up. He only edged it but wicketkeeper Aditya Tare dropped a relatively simple chance above his head. But Zaheer dismissed Yuvraj on the very next delivery as he struck the pads. Yuvraj too was out for a duck.

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