Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals: As it happened...

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Mumbai: Big-hitting West Indian Kieron Pollard came up with an allround performance to guide Mumbai Indians to a 27-run win over a fighting Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday.

Here are the details of how the match panned out:

Rajastha Royals Innings:

11.38 pm Over 20: Munaf picks up last man Brad Hogg. Rajsathan Royals bowled out for 170. Mumbai Indians register a comprehensive 22-run win.

11.29 pm Over 19: Just 1 runs off Malinga’s over. RR 166/9.

11.22 pm Over 18: Maneria hits one four. But in the very next ball he departs for 20. Final nail in the Rajastha’s coffin. Ankit Chavan also goes in the next ball. Amit Singh also departs. Pollard over the moon. Three wickets for him in this over. RR 165/9.

11.14 pm Over 17: Cooper hoicks another for a six off Munaf Patel but the bowler comes back to pick up his man for 14 off just 6 balls in the very next ball. Ankit Chavan comes and hits a four. 11 from the over. RR 157/6.

11.05 pm Over 16: Kevon Cooper slogs one over square-leg. 10 from this over bowled by Bhajji. RR 146/5. It’s time for strategic time out.

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11 pm Over 15: Malinga bowls Shah for a 42-ball 76 with a perfect yorker. Shah’s innings was a treat to watch. He exhibited some brutal power during his stay at the crease. New man Johan Botha did not last long as he goes in the same over for 2. Malinga does the job for which he was brought back by Harbhajan. 2 wickets and 2 runs from this over. RR 136/5.

10.53 pm Over 14: Shah dealing with fours and sixes. Pollard gets the taste of his own medicine! He heaves another over his favourite deep mid-wicket for a six. Maneria also joins the party with a huge six in the same region. 19 runs from this Bhajji over. RR 134/3.

10.48 pm Over 13: Another superb six and a four hit by Shah and one four by Ashok Maneria off Harbhajan. Huge over for RR. 16 runs come of it. RR 115/3.

10.44 pm Over 12: Rahane finally goes trying to hit one too many over the park. He was holed out at long-on off Pollard for an attacking 31-ball 40. On the other hand, Shah looks to be in imperious touch. Slogs one over square-leg to bring up his 50 off just 32 balls. 10 runs from the over. RR 99/3.

10.38 pm Over 11: Rahane lofts over extra cover effortlessly for a four. 10 runs from Bhajji’s over. RR 89/2.

10.34 pm Over 10: Shah hits a four. 7 runs from Pollard’s first over. RR 79/2.

10.27 pm Over 9: 7 from Mumbai captain Harbhajan Singh’s first over. RR 72/2.

10.24 pm Over 8: Rahane hits one straight over bowler Ojha for a classic six. 11 from the over. RR 65/2.

10.20 pm Over 7: Shah in murderous mood. Franklin in receiving end this time. Rahane also continues to hit boundary. 10 runs from this over. RR 54/2. Time for strategic time-out.

10.15 pm Over 6: Shah lofts Pragyan Ojha for 6 over deep mid-wicket. 9 runs from this over. RR 44/2.

10.11 pm Over 5: Owais Shah hits one for 6 off James Franklin. 12 from this over. RR 35/2.

10.7 pm Over 4: Rahane slogs one over mid-on for 4. He then heaved another for 6 over square-leg. 11 runs from Munaf’s over. RR 23/2.

10.3 pm Over 3: Just 3 runs from Malinga’s 2nd over. RR 12/2.

9.57 pm Over 2: Firts wicket for Mumbai. Royals' skipper Rahul Dravid departs for 3. He was taken by in-form pacer Munaf Patel. He then consumes Shreevats Goswami for a first ball duck off the very next ball. 2 runs from this superb over. RR 9/2.

9.50 pm Over 1: 1st over bowled by Lasith Malinga brings up 7 runs. RR 7/0.

Rajasthan Royals Innings

9.34 pm Over 20: Harbhajan again punches 2 sixes. The last over fetches 13 runs. Mumbai Indians post a huge 197/6 in the allotted 20 overs. Harbhjan was not out on 18 off only 6 balls. Ambati Rayudu remains unbeaten on 32-ball 47.

9.30 pm Over 19: Amit Singh picks up James Franklin for 2. But skipper hoicks one straight over the bowler’s head. 9 from the penultimate over. MI 184/6.

9.24 pm Over 18: Rayudu’s demolition works continue. Cooper bears the brunt of Rayudu’s wrath this time. But in between new man Dinesh Karthik goes for 0, trying to play a dilscoop. 11 runs off this over. MI 175/5.

9.20 pm Over 17: First 50 for Kieron Pollard off just 29 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes. Chavan tastes the real heat of the IPL. He gives away 16 runs. But he claimed Pollard’s wicket off the last ball of the over. The West Indian makes 33-ball 64. MI 164/3.

9.15 pm Over 16: Pollard heaves one over deep mid-wicket for a huge 6. But overall, Trivedi keeps it tight. 11 come from this over. MI 148/3.

9.9 pm Over 15: Another productive over for Mumbai Indians, who are on a roll here. 9 from this over. 137/3. Strategic time out taken.

9.4 pm Over 14: Big over for Mumbai. Pollard slaps two sixes and two fours off Johan Botha. 23 from this over. MI 128/3.

8.55 pm Over 13: Rayudu hits a four off Trivedi. 9 from this over. After halfway through the innings, MI 105/3.

8.55 pmOver 12: Good over for Mumbai. 9 runs from highest wicket-taker of the IPL 5 Kevon Cooper. MI 96/3.

8.50 pmOver 11: Ambati Rayudu hoicked Hogg one mid-wicket for 6. But Hogg does well not to concede more than 7 runs in this over. MI 87/2.

8.48 pmOver 10: Good over from left-arm spinner Anik Chavan. Just 5 from the over. MI 80/5.

8.44 pmOver 9: Hogg strikes again! Ends big-hitting Richard Levi’s innings of 29, made off 22 balls. Another big-hitter Kieron Pollard comes out to bat. 8 run come from this eventful over. MI 75/3.

8.36 pmOver 8: Good over from Trivedi. 6 runs come from the over. MI 67/2.

8.30 pmOver 7: Rohot Sharma is removed by Brad Hogg. 7 from this over. MI 61/2. It’s time for strategic time out.

8:27 pm Over 6: Sharma is looking in great touch. He launched Amit Singh over deep midwicket for a maximum to bring 50 runs for Mumbai Indians. MI are off to a great start. 10 runs from the over.

8:23 pm Over 5: Rohit Sharma played a classic cover drive for a boundary and then Levi opened the face of the bat to send the ball past third man boundary for another four. 11 runs from the over.

8:19 pm Over 4: Out! Amit Trivedi took a stunner at mid-on to put brakes on T. Suman innings. Singh kept one full and on the off stump, Suman drove it in the air and was caught brilliantly by Trivedi. Meanwhile, the new batsman, Rohit Sharma hits his first delivery for a boundary. A wicket and seven runs from the over.

8:14 pm Over 3: Breaking the shackles, T Suman launched the first delivery of Chavan’s second over straight down the ground for a six. Burly South African Richard Levi then used displayed his brute force to capacity Wankhede crowd hitting Chavan for two fours and a six. 21 runs of the over!

8:10 pm Over 2: Another tight over from RR. Right arm pacer Amit Singh’s over goes for just three runs.

8:05 pm Over 1: Tight start from the Rajasthan Royals as left arm spinner Ankeet Chavan concedes only two runs in the first over.

7.30 pm: Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid win the toss and sends Mumbai Indians to bat first.

Mumbai Indians again have to play without Sachin Tendulkar as he has not yet recovered from his injury.

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