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IPL 2013: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals - As it happened...Zee Media Bureau

Updates from the match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals from Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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Mumbai Indians have won by 4 wickets.

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MUMBAI Over: 19.5 II Score: 169/6

Watson to bowl the last over. Rayudu drives this to sweeper cover and takes two runs. Rayudu misses the ball while trying to steer it to third man and the ball knocks the stumps out. Rishi Dhawan is the new batsman in the middle. He scoops this one over short fine leg for a boundary. Quick leg bye taken off the next ball. All fielders have called into the circle now. Harbhajan hits this one over sweeper covers for a six

Rayudu b Shane Watson 17(11)

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MUMBAI Over: 19 II Score: 158/5

Cooper to bowl the 19th over as Harbhajan gets a single off the first ball. Rayudu smashes this one wide off long on for a six. Cooper under pressure slips this a bit too wide outside off stump. Rayudu paddle sweeps this one in the air but the man running in from fine leg misses it, batsmen take two runs. Rayudu hits this inside out over covers for another boundary. Gets a single off the last ball. Mumbai need 8 runs in 6 balls.

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MUMBAI Over: 18 II Score: 143/5

Faulkner comes back into the attack. Rayudu is the new batsman and he gets a single. Pollard flicks the next one straight to deep square leg. Harbhajan is the new man in the middle. Mumbai need 23 in 12 balls.

Pollard c Kevon Cooper b Faulkner 11(6)

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MUMBAI Over: 17 II Score: 140/4

Stuart Binny comes into the attack now as Pollard gets two runs off the first two deliveries. He gets a single off the next delivery. Another big wicket for Rajasthan as Dwayne Smith whips this one to Samson at deep square leg. Pollard goes big this time and he hits straight down the ground for a six.

Dwayne Smith c Samson b Binny 62(44)

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MUMBAI Over: 16 II Score: 129/3

Rohit and Smith were getting singles and the task was looking simple enough. Rohit tries to pull this one from Trivedi but the ball crashes on to the stumps. Is there going to be a twist in the tale? Smith on 62* holds the key now for the Mumbai Indians. Pollard is the new man in the middle.

Rohit Sharma b Trivedi 2(8)

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MUMBAI Over: 15 II Score: 126/2

Watson has looked very ineffective with his bowling this evening. He is hit for a four and six in the 14th over of the innings. Kevon Cooper strikes and he has dismissed the dangerous Dinesh Karthik. Rohit Sharma is the new man in the middle. Mumbai need 40 runs in 30 balls.

Dinesh Karthik c Rahane b Kevon Cooper 22(17)

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MUMBAI Over: 13 II Score: 112/1

Mumbai have done well to not lose any more wickets even though Rajasthan applied a lot of pressure. Smith reached his fifty with a huge six. Dinesh Karthik has also looked very composed in the middle and Mumbai seem to be running away with the game now.

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MUMBAI Over: 10 II Score: 73/1

Kevon Cooper is into the attack now. Tare flicks the first ball to long on where Samson takes an easy catch. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in the middle. Smith gets a single off the next ball. Just three runs off the over.

Tare c Samson b Kevon Cooper 35(27)

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MUMBAI Over: 9 II Score: 70/0

Malik is hit for two boundaries in his last over of the innings. Mumbai are doing this easily here. Rajasthan need to pick wickets if they want to have any chance of winning this one. Trivedi continues as Tare cuts the first one to point, no run off this one. This time Tare steps out and smashes it over deep mid wicket for a six. He gets a single this time. Smith gets another single. Nine runs off the over.

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MUMBAI Over: 7 II Score: 48/0

Siddharth Trivedi is into the attack now. Smith defends the first one to cover, no run taken. No run off the next two deliveries as well. Smith looking to force the pace but Trivedi is altering his line well making it difficult for the batsmen to hit away for runs. This time he flicks it to the leg side for two runs. Gets a single off the next ball. Just three runs off the over.

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MUMBAI Over: 6 II Score: 41/0

Faulkner continues as Smith smashes the second ball over mid wicket for a boundary. Gets a single to mid off this time. Tare plays two dot balls. He pulls the last ball to deep mid wicket for a boundary.

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MUMBAI Over: 5 II Score: 36/0

Malik continues as Tare drives the first one to cover, no run taken. Next ball is also driven to cover, no run again. He takes a quick single off the next ball to mid off. Smith gets a single off the next ball to sweeper cover. Tare gets a single off the next ball. Smith gets another single off the last ball.

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MUMBAI Over: 4 II Score: 32/0

Shane Watson comes into the attack now. Tare flicks the first one away off his pads for a boundary. Next one is slapped away to third man for another boundary. He drives the next one to cover, no run this time. He pushes the next one to mid on and completes a quick single. Smith pushes the next one to cover for a single. Quick single taken off the next ball.

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MUMBAI Over: 3 II Score: 21/0

Malik continues as Tare pushes the first one in the air wide off the bowler, no run taken. Tare is beaten off the next ball outside off stump. He gets a single to third man this time. Smith pushes the next one to point, no run taken. He gets a single off the next ball to cover. Single off the last ball to third man.

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MUMBAI Over: 2 II Score: 18/0

Faulkner to bowl the second over. Tare pulls the second ball for a superb six. Smith gets a boundary off the last ball of the over.

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MUMBAI Over: 1 II Score: 6/0

Dwayne Smith and Tare are in the middle for Mumbai Indians. Malik to open the bowling. Nice decent start. Smith gets a boundary off the last ball off the over.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 20 II Score: 165/6

Malinga to bowl the last over. Yagnik flicks the first ball to long on for a single, this shot looked like MS Dhoni's famous helicopter shot, the execution was not perfect though. Hodge hits this one to long off for a single. The next ball is hit back to the bowler, no run taken. This time he gets under this one and flicks it to deep mid wicket for a boundary. This one is wide down the leg side. The ball pops out of his hand and the ball is wide outside off stump, batsmen take a single as well. Hodge steers this one past point for a boundary. Hodge steps out and Malinga bowls it really wide down the leg side and the ball goes for a boundary. No run off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 19 II Score: 147/6

Rishi Dhawan continues as Yagnik steers the first one wide off third man for a boundary. He gets a single off the next ball. Hodge hits this one to deep mid wicket for a single. Yagnik gets a single off the next ball. Hodge flicks this full toss to deep square leg for a boundary. This time he gets some pad on the ball as it races away for a boundary.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 18 II Score: 132/6

Lasith Malinga comes back into the attack. Yagnik gets some bat on this one down the leg side for a boundary. He gets a single off the next ball to point. Hodge gets a single this time to long on. Yagnik works a slower one one past short fine leg for a boundary. He gets a leading edge on this one and he gets two runs off it. Ojha injures his shoulder and he walks out of the park.. Malinga continues with a good yorker that Yagnik digs out for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 17 II Score: 165/6

Rishi Dhawan continues as Yagnik gets a single off the first ball to third man. Hodge gets a single off the next ball to cover. Yagnik gets a thick edge on this one to third man for a boundary. He pushes the next one to long off for a single. Hodge nudges this one to cover for a single. Yagik hits a full toss to long off for another single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 16 II Score: 110/6

Pollard comes into the attack as Binny chips this one straight to Harbhajan at cover who takes a simple catch. Kevon Cooper comes to the middle and he smashes the first ball he faces past the bowler for a boundary. This time he hoiks it straight to the man at deep square leg. Hodge guides the next one to third man for a single. Dishant Yagnik is the new man in the middle. Yagnik drives this one to sweeper cover for a single. No run off the last ball.

Cooper c Dwayne Smith b Pollard 4(2)

Binny c Harbhajan b Pollard 27(17)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 15 II Score: 104/4

Rishi Dhawan comes back into the attack as Binny drives the first one to sweeper cover for a single. Hodge does not score of the next two deliveries. Gets a single to point this time. No run off the next ball as well which Binny plays to point. Binny gets a single off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 14 II Score: 101/4

Malinga is back into the attack. Hodge gets a single off the first ball to mid off. Binny guides the next one to third man for a single. Hodge gets another single off the next ball. Binny gets this one to third man for a boundary. He gets a single to long on this time. No run off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 13 II Score: 93/4

Harbhajan continues as Dravid pushes this one straight to mid wicket where Rohit takes a good diving catch. Brad Hodge is the new man in the middle. He pushes this one to mid off, no run taken. He gets a single off the next ball to long off. This one is wide down the leg side. Binny gets a single off the next one. Hodge gets another single to point. Binny gets two runs off the last ball.

Dravid c Rohit Sharma b Harbhajan 43(37)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 12 II Score: 87/3

Ojha comes back into the attack as Binny defends the first one. This time he uses his feet and hits it over covers for a six. He flicks the next one to deep mid wicket for a single. Dravid sweeps the next one to deep square leg for two runs. He pushes this one to mid off for a single. Binny steps out again and hits it through sweeper cover for a boundary.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 11 II Score: 73/3

Harbhajan continues as Dravid gets a single off the first ball. Binny defends the first one to cover, no run taken. Binny guides the next one to third man for a boundary. This time he is beaten by the one that goes straight through. He gets a single off the next ball to short third man. Dravid drives the last ball to sweeper cover for two runs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 10 II Score: 65/3

Lasith Malinga comes into the attack now as Dravid flicks the first one to fine leg for two runs. Dravid pushes the next one through covers for a single. Samson pushes a low full toss back to the bowler. Sanju Samson hits this one in the air and Harbhajan takes a good catch running in from mid wicket. Stuart Binny is the new man in the middle. Dravid pushes the next one to mid wicket. He gets a single off the last ball.

Samson c Harbhajan b Malinga 0(2)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 9 II Score: 61/2

Harbhajan continues as Watson flicks the first one to the leg side for a single. Dravid cuts this one for another boundary. He flicks this one to backward square leg for a single. Watson gets a top edge on this one and the catch is taken by the man at mid wicket. Sanju Samson comes out to the middle. Dravid cuts this one to point, no run this time. He gets a single off the last ball to long on.

Shane Watson c Rohit Sharma b Harbhajan 6(8)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 8 II Score: 54/1

Ojha continues as Dravid lofts this one inside out over cover for a boundary. Dravid flicks the next one to mid on, no run this time. He flicks the next one to deep mid wicket for a single. Watson defends this one to the bowler. He cuts this one between short third man and point for a boundary. Flicks the next one to square leg for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 7 II Score: 44/1

Harbhajan Singh is into the attack now. Rahane flicks the first one to mid wicket for a single. Dravid gets a single off the next ball to short fine leg. Rahane tries to sweep this one but the ball crashes onto the stumps. Shane Watson comes to the middle now. H defends the first ball he faces back to the bowler. This time he pushes it to mid wicket, no run again. Watson flicks the last ball to the leg side, no run again.

Rahane b Harbhajan 21(18)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 6 II Score: 42/0

Pragyan Ojha continues as Rahane gets a single to long off. Dravid flicks the next one to mid on, no run this time. He pushes the next one back to the bowler. He gets hold of this short one and Dravid pulls it wide off deep mid wicket for a boundary. He sweeps a full toss to deep mid wicket for a boundary. He tries to heave this one but misses.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 5 II Score: 33/0

Johnson continues as Rahane steers this one through point for a boundary. Rahane defends the next one. He pushes the next one to cover, no run again. This time he drives it in the air over cover for a boundary. Rahane pushes the next one to cover, no run this time. This one is wide down the leg side. Rahane gets a single off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 4 II Score: 23/0

Pragyan Ojha is into the attack as Rahane gets a single off the first one to deep square leg. Dravid gets another single to cover. Rahane gets another single, this time to short fine leg. Dravid pushes the next one to cover, no run taken. He steps out the ball hits the pads, Rahane takes off for a single but is sent back just in time by Dravid. No run off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 3 II Score: 20/0

Johnson continues, starts the over with a short one, Rahane tries to pull but the ball goes up in the air over the fielder at slip for a single. Dravid tries to cut the next one but misses. He pushes the next one to cover, no run again. Dravid pushes this one past mid off for a boundary. Dravid flicks the next one past deep square leg for a boundary. He tries to pull the last ball but misses.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 2 II Score: 11/0

Rishi Dhawan to bowl the second over. Rahane gets an inside edge on this inswinging delivery, no run taken. He drives the next one to mid off, no run again. This time Rahane flicks the ball to backward square leg for two runs. He cuts the next one past point for a boundary. He pushes the next one to cover, no run this time. Gets a single off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 1 II Score: 4/0

Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane are in the middle for Rajasthan Royals. Mitchell Johnson to the bowl the first over. Starts with one soutside off stump, Dravid tries to cut but can't get it past the fielders, no run taken. Next one is defended to mid wicket, no run again. Dravid goes for the drive this time but misses. This time he drives and drives in the gap through cover for a boundary. Last one is defended to cover, no run this time. Last ball is pushed to mid off, no run taken.

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Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and they will be batting first.

Rajasthan (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Dishant Yagnik(w), Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Brad Hodge, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Vikramjeet Malik, Siddharth Trivedi

Mumbai (Playing XI): Aditya Tare, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha, Rishi Dhawan

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Toss will happen at 8:30 pm and the match will start at 9 pm.

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It was raining in Kolkata a few hours back. Rain has stopped now but the conditions are still wet. We may have a delayed start.

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Rajasthan Royals have always been regarded as underdogs but they have proved all their critics wrong by reaching the playoffs, even after being hit by the spot-fixing scandal that led to the arrest of three of it’s players. Rahul Dravid has been an inspirational leader and the likes of Watson, Rahane, Binny and Samson have performed wonderfully for the team.

Mumbai Indians are undoubtedly one of the best team on paper but their journey so far in this tournament has not been smooth. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik and Dwayne Smith have to come good for the team. Kieron Pollard can take the game away from the opposition on his day and he will be hoping that today is one such day when he wins it for the team.


First Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 08:28


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