From the Pavilion
A good last over by Vinay Kumar helped Bangalore beat Mumbai by 2 runs.
Sachin and Ponting were looking good but lapses in concentration cost them their wickets and allowed Bangalore a foot in the door.
Virat Kohli (50) has become the second Bangalore player after Chris Gayle (108) to complete 50 sixes or more at the IPL.
Mumbai build up the runs steadily as they look to chase down Bangalore's total.
Ricky Ponting chooses to open the innings with Sachin Tendulkar as they look to chase their target of 157.
Powered by Chris Gayle's 92 not out Bangalore piled up 156/5 in their 20 overs against Mumbai.
Chris Gayle's blistering knock made him stand tall as wickets tumbled.
Novice Jasprit Bumrah in his first game for Mumbai snapped up 3 quick wickets against Bangalore.
Kohli and Ponting take out time to promote the environmental cause ahead of their clash in Bangalore.
Bangalore and Mumbai have met 11 times in the IPL with Bangalore winning 5 times and Mumbai winning 6 times.
Mumbai skipper Ricky Ponting opted to field first against Bangalore after winning the toss.
The lingering question of who will open the batting with Sachin for Mumbai remains as skipper Ponting wants to decide based on the conditions.
Young gun Virat Kohli takes on seasoned campaigner Ricky Ponting as Bangalore host Mumbai at home. It will be a battle of youth vs experience.
Mumbai have to contend with Chris Gayle at the top of the order. If he fires then expect the ball to go a long way out of the ground.
Both Mumbai and Bangalore have failed to win the final of the IPL. Bangalore were unlucky in 2009 vs Hyderabad and 2011 vs Chennai while Mumbai fell at the very end in 2010 also against Chennai..
Both sides will be without key players for this clash, with Lasith Malinga (Mumbai), AB de Villiers and Zaheer Khan (both Bangalore) either unavailable or injured.
After spending the past five years with the Bangalore franchise, first as a player and then a mentor, Anil Kumble is now with the Mumbai Indians in a mentorship capacity.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting will captain the Mumbai Indians this year. He has played just four games in the IPL prior to this season - for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the inaugural edition.
Bangalore and Mumbai have faced each other 11 times in IPL history, with Mumbai just leading their head-to-head record with 6 victories to 5.
Both Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians have progressed beyond the league stage in three out of four IPL seasons since 2009, but don't have the silverware to show for such consistency.
Did you know?
Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys winning percentage of 61.70 - 58 wins, 36 losses and one no-result game out of 95 played. On May 21, Michael Hussey (86 not out off 58 balls) posted his first fifty against Mumbai Indians in seven innings at the IPL, eclipsing the 49 at Bangalore on May 23, 2012. The veteran Australian's aforesaid innings is the highest individual score by a Chennai player against Mumbai at the IPL, eclipsing Suresh Raina's unbeaten 83 off balls at Brabourne Stadium on March 25, 2010.
Bookie Jitender Singh, alias Jeetu (38), who was arrested from Ahmedabad on Friday, also claimed he tried to strike deals with some players of 'Uva', a team in Sri Lankan Premier League, but was not successful, they said.
Pos. P W NR L NRR Pts.
16 11 0 5 +0.530 22
16 11 0 5 +0.441 22
16 10 0 6 +0.322 20
16 10 0 6 +0.003 20
16 9 0 7 +0.457 18
16 8 0 8 +0.226 16
16 6 0 10 -0.095 12
16 4 0 12 -1.006 8
16 3 0 13 -0.848 6