Dhawal Kulkarni was pumped after dismissing Parthiv Patel © IANS
Dhawal Kulkarni was pumped after dismissing Parthiv Patel © IANS (File Photo)

The Mumbai Indians were off to a positive-looking start against the Rajasthan Royals in Match 32 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Wankhede, Mumbai. Parthiv Patel, the main aggressor, however was dismissed for 23 in the fifth over in a sharp caught and field effort by Dhawal Kulkarni. READ Preview: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals here

The Royals had an opportunity to put Mumbai Indians on the backfoot off the very first over when a Tim Southee out-swinger got Lendl Simmons edge. The catch, however, was shelled by Sanju Samson. LIVE UPDATES: MI vs RR Match 32, IPL 2015

The batsmen made RR pay for their mistakes since then and have latched on to the poor deliveries. Patel, in particular found great timing today and his innings was quite admirable and it looked like he was headed for a big score. Simmons has looked quite good after the dropped chance. IPL 2015 Points Table & Team

Earlier, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and put Mumbai Indians in to bat. A win will be crucial for the homeside’s — Mumbai Indians — chances to stay alive in the competition. Even RR will be desperate for a positive result after a couple of washed out games.