Bangalore, Apr 5 (): In the second match of the IPL 6 between Mumbai Indians(MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) held at Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore, Royal Challengers Bangalore have defeated Mumbai Indians by two runs.
The match had a close finish. It is the first win for RCB over Mumbai Indians at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Chris Gayle, the big Jamaican left-hander has received the Man of the Match award for his blistering knock of 92 runs in just 58 balls with five sixes and 11 fours.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
2nd match held at Bangalore on April 4
Mumbai 154/5 (20.0 Ovs)
Bangalore 156/5 (20.0 Ovs)
Bangalore won by 2 runs
Man of the match : Chris Gayle
Ricky Ponting, captain of Mumbai Indians, won the toss and asked RCB to bat first.
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have won six games each against each other out of twelve matches contested at the IPL.
Mumbai Indians restricted RCB batsmen and then grabbed a wicket. At 1-3, Bangalore captain Virat Kohli came in and set about increasing the hosts’ run rate, beating a four off his pads the very next delivery. Kohli was 24 off 14 before he was trapped lbw by Jasprit Bumrah in the fifth over.
The 33-year-old Jamaican opener smashed the attacks of Mumbai Indians from then on, concluding with five sixes and 11 fours as he anchored Bangalore’s innings.
When Mumbai batted, Ponting and Tendulkar made the fact that T20 was supposed to be a young man’s game.
While Ponting made a quiet 28 off 33 balls, Tendulkar was the aggressor among the duo scoring his 23 runs off just 19 balls with the help of four fours, two of which came of successive balls off Mutttiah Muralitharan’s opening over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chris Gayle (not out) 92 (58b, 11×4, 5×6), Tillakaratne Dilshan b Johnson 0 (8b), Virat Kohli lbw b Bumrah 24 (14b, 4×4, 1×6), Mayank Agarwal c Tendulkar b Bumrah 1 (5b), Daniel Christian c Johnson b Harbhajan 4 (13b), Karun Nair lbw b Bumrah 0 (3b), K.B. Arun Karthik (not out) 19 (19b, 3×4); Extras (lb-11, w-5): 16; Total (for five wkts. in 20 overs): 156.
Fall of wickets
1-3 (Dilshan), 2-28 (Kohli), 3-31 (Mayank), 4-75 (Christian), 5-80 (Karun).
Mumbai Indians bowling
Johnson 3-0-15-1, Munaf 4-0-40-0, Bumrah 4-0-32-3, Oram 4-0-22-0, Harbhajan 4-0-21-1, Pollard 1-0-15-0.
Ricky Ponting st. Arun Karthik b Murali Kartik 28 (33b, 1×4, 1×6), Sachin Tendulkar (run out) 23 (19b, 4×4), Dinesh Karthik c Mayank b Vinay 60 (37b, 3×4, 4×6), Rohit Sharma b Vinay 11 (11b, 1×4), Ambati Rayudu b Vinay 18 (18b, 1×4), Kieron Pollard (not out) 5 (2b, 1×4), Harbhajan Singh (not out) 1 (1b); Extras (b-1, lb-4, w-2, nb-1): 8; Total (for five wkts. in 20 overs): 154.
Fall of wickets
1-52 (Tendulkar), 2-62 (Ponting), 3-88 (Rohit), 4-148 (Karthik), 5-148 (Rayudu).
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling
Unadkat 4-0-26-0, Christian 4-0-42-0, Vinay 4-0-27-3, Muralitharan 4-0-30-0, Murali Kartik 4-0-24-1.
Man-of-the-match: Chris Gayle