Mumbai: Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with a sparkling half-century before Mumbai Indians rallied to comfortably defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday night. (Scorecard | Highlights | Standings)
Invited to bat, Mumbai Indians rode on Rohit's 35-ball 59 and Kieron Pollard's handy 43 off 31 balls to post a stiff 187 for five. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their way from 94 for one in the 10th over to be restricted to 168 for eight at the Wankhede Stadium.
The Bangalore franchise started their run chase at a brisk pace with Parthiv Patel and Chris Gayle at the helm. The duo stitched a quick 53-run stand before the wicketkeeper- batsman's stumps were shattered by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.