IPL 4: Mumbai vs Bangalore
Bangalore beat Mumbai by 43 runs to reach IPL 4 final.
Royal Challengers Bangalore routed Mumbai Indians by 43 runs to make their way into the final. Bangalore will play Chennai Super Kings in the title clash.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's strike bowler Zaheer Khan played his part by picking up Mumbai Indians' James Franklin who had helped his team win the last 2 games against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Royal Challengers Bangalore player Abhimanyu Mithun took a sensational catch on the boundary rope to dismiss an equally athletic Kieron Pollard of the Mumbai Indians.
Royal Challengers Bangalore never let the Mumbai Indians batsmen settle down as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Daniel Vettori was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets against Mumbai Indians at Chennai.
Royal Challengers Bangalore's Syed Mohammad also claimed 2 wickets including that of Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar that sparked wild celebrations from the bowler.
Mumbai Indians move to send Harbhajan Singh at No. 3 didn't prove too fruitful as the spinner fell for only 13 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai.
Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar top-scored with the bat again, making 40 off 24 balls, but he found little support from his team-mates as Royal Challengers Bangalore picked up regular wickets at Chennai.
Royal Challengers opener Mayank Agarwal also came good putting on a 113-run stand with Chris Gayle to set up a solid platform for his team against Mumbai Indians.
Royal Challengers batsman Chris Gayle once again starred with the bat, slamming 89 off 47 balls to power Bangalore to 185 against Mumbai Indians at Chennai.