Sachin Tendulkar looked in brilliant touch as he hammered RCB pacer Ravi Rampaul for 4 fours in an over, of which three of the hits to fence came of successive balls. The Master Blaster hit five fours in his 13-ball 23. (BCCI image)
RP Singh drew the first blood for RCB, dismissing Sachin out lbw in the fourth over. But the joy was short lived for the visitors. (BCCI image)
Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik combined to form a solid 68-run stand, with Smith going on to reach his third IPL fifty in just 35 balls. Smith hit 4 fours and 3 sixes in all before getting out bowled to Syed Mohammad in the 10th over. (BCCI image)
That did not deter Dinesh Karthik who continued his run-scoring spree, adding another 50-plus stand with Kieron Pollard in just 27-balls. Karthik has been Mumbai's leading run-getter this season. (BCCI image)
Pollard hammered 34 runs from 16 balls, scoring 2 fours and 3 sixes and he gave Mumbai the real flourish just before getting out in the 18th over. (BCCI image)
Virat Kohli effected two run outs in two balls via direct hits on a day when RCB's fielding was more impressive than their bowling. (BCCI image)
Chris Gayle was expected to take the RCB off to a flying start, but that was not to be. Although, Gayle did hit this short ball from Mitchell Johnson over mid-wicket boundary for his lone six in a 20-ball 18. (BCCI image)
Dhawal Kulkarni, playing his first game this season, was the star with the ball for Mumbai, scalping T Dilshan, Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers in a giffy. This flurry of wickets made sure RCB would struggle to reach anywhere close to a Mumbai's mammoth 194 for 7. (BCCI image)
In between Kulkarni's three wickets was the most important wicket of the match, Chris Gayle, who was sharply taken by Ambati Rayudu on the deep mid-wicket fence off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh. A jubilant Bhajji then went on to show Punjabi style moves of the Gangnam Style. (BCCI image)
Rohit Sharma, who earlier in the day had a mix up with Dinesh Karthik leading to his run out, hugged the Mumbai wicket-keeper after a successful evening in the field. (BCCI image)
Mumbai Indians, who executed their bowling plans well on Saturday, moved up a rung to the fourth spot in the points table, showed how best one can bowl or bat against the dangerous Royal Challengers Bangalore. (BCCI image)
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|5||royal challengers bangalore||16||9||7||18|
|6||kings xi punjab||16||8||8||16|
|7||kolkata knight riders||16||6||10||12|
|8||pune warriors india||16||4||12||8|
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