It was once again superb bowling performance by the Mumbai Indians bowler to give them another victory to move two step ahead in the points table. Now they are at fifth position in the IPL twenty20 points table.
After winning the toss Shaun Pollock put Rajasthan Royals into bat as their bowlers put up a solid effort to skittle the visitors out for 103, before the batsmen clinically finished off the proceedings with 4.5 overs remaining.
Ashish Nehara was the bowler for Mumbai Indians who picked up 3-13 in his three over bowling spell, while D.Bravi,R.Raje and D.Kulkarni picked two each to bowled out the visitors for 103 runs in 16.2 overs.
At one stage Rajasthan Royals were well placed at 81/3 at the end of 9th over, but they lost their last seven wickets on just 22 runs in 7.2 overs to gave their opposition a simple target to chase.
Chasing the target of 104 runs for win Mumbai Indians got of to flying start with their opener putting on soild 41 runs for 1st wicket in 7 overs before S.Jayasurya got out on 18 runs of 20 balls. In the end R.Uthappa (34 runs of 31 balls) and A.Nayar (12 runs of 13 balls) played a useful knock to guide their team to 7 wickets victory.
Now DLF IPL twenty20 tournament is wide open after Mumbai Indians win over Rajasthan Royals any one can make it to the last four.
A.Nehra was declared Man of the Match.
Rajasthan Royals– 103/10 in 16.2 Overs
S.Asnodhakar– 39S.Watson- 32
A.Nehra– 3-0-13-3D.Bravo– 2.2-0-12-2
Mumbai Indians– 104/3 in 15.1 Overs
R.uthappa– 34* Y.Takawale – 27
S.Watson– 4-0-26-2S.Warne- 2-0-19-1
Highlights IPL twenty20 – Rajasthan Royals Vs Mumbai Indians