Bangalore cruise to devastating win
Some explosive hitting by Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa helped Bangalore Royal Challengers thump Mumbai Indians by 9 wickets at the New Wanderers Stadium.
Kallis and Uthappa punished the bowlers all over the park, as Mumbai Indians were clearly struggling under the lights.
Chasing 150 runs, Bangalore Royal Challengers cruised to the much-deserved victory in 18.1 overs.
Opener Jacques Kallis slammed his 3rd fifty while Uthappa hit his maiden fifty to keep Bangalore Royal Challengers always on top against Mumbai Indians.
Kallis' fifty included five fours and two hits over the fence. He alongwith Robin Uthappa also stitched a 50-run partnership to keep Mumbai frustrated.
Zaheer Khan struck early to remove Wasim Jaffer for 7 runs.
Earlier, Sanath Jayasuriya (52) and Dwayne Bravo (50) helped Mumbai Indians set 150-run target for Bangalore Royal Challengers.
Dwayne Bravo and Abhishek Nayar (29) added 66 runs together for the fifth wicket to lift Mumbai after a shocking start. Electing to bat first Mumbai Indians managed 149/4 in 20 overs.
Sanath Jayasuriya slammed his 4th IPL fifty to lead Mumbai Indians' fightback after early wickets against Royal Challengers.
Jayasuriya completed 50 runs in 39 balls which included six fours and a six. He alongwith Dwayne Bravo played sensible cricket to get Mumbai back on track.
Mumbai Indians lost skipper Sachin Tendulkar (11) and Ajinkya Rahane (0) early against Bangalore Royal Challengers as they got off to a shaky start at the New Wanderers Stadium.
Debutant Dillon du Preez got off to a sensational start by claiming Tendulkar and Rahane in a successive deliveries. du Preez then got rid of JP Duminy for 1 run to jolt Mumbai Indians.
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and decided to bat first against Bangalore Royal Challengers in the 28th match of the IPL.