IPL 5: Mumbai bring Bangalore down in a stunner

Mumbai Indians were hoisted to the victor's podium by a stunning innings from Ambati Rayudu, partnered well by Kieron Pollard as the visitors here beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets.

updated: May 15, 2012 00:56 IST
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Bangalore: This match truly had it all. Rain and a faulty floodlight tower delayed proceedings, fortunes see-sawedall the way, two young Indian batsmen stole the limelight from their millionaire teammates and, finally, a bit of a brawl on the pitch as tempers frayed. It was bound to be tight, with the fight for the last-four stage hotting up. And so it was. Mumbai eventually pulled off a spectacular five-wicket win from a seemingly hopeless situation.


The celebrated Bangalore batting order hardly covered itself in glory after Harbhajan Singh put them in. Chris Gayle, AB DeVilliers and Virat Kohli were non-performers, while Tillakaratne Dilshan huffed and puffed his way to 47 from 50 balls. So tardy was progress that even a 10-ball over from Munaf Patel that went for 21 at the start of the innings wasn't a worry for Mumbai.

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