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Man of the Match, Rohit Sharma feels they knew the wicket was good and were backing themselves to gun this down. Feels it shouldn't have gone down to the last over but being the result favoring his team, he says he will take it. Further says chipping away at the wickets is really crucial in this format. Informs they don't want to be complacent and want to win as many games possible. Admits he backed himself to stay till the end and he knows that when you play at the Wankhede you always get value for your shots. Ends by saying they are looking forward to the next few games and hopes that they keep playing in a similar manner.

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Virat Kohli says that it was a much more competitive game. Mentions that they should have closed the game. Adds they bowled four good balls but spoiled it with a poor two in the end. Is happy that they fought hard. Says that the plan was to make the batsman work harder. Acknowledges that they were not smart enough to bowl cutters. Says that the wicket was difficult to bat on and the pace of the ball really worked. Admits that last season was good, but they need to take everything in their stride and learn from this kind of days. Ends saying that it is tough for them but they are looking to give their best, that sometimes it is just not your season.

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However, skipper Rohit Sharma came out with a positive mindset today. He didn't take any risk and paced his innings to perfection. He stayed till the end with a blistering and a much-needed half century and more importantly, managed to take his team over the line. Bangalore's woes continues to extend and they have been officially eliminated from this season. They gave a good fight in this one but as Kohli says it's the intent that matters. Negi did well in both departments as first he hit a few with the bat to take them to a competitive target and then with the ball he finished with figures of 4-0-17-2! Stay tuned for the presentation...

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Mumbai make it 2 out of 2 against Bangalore this year and with this win, they move to the top of the points table as well. Chasing 163, they lost Parthiv Patel on the very first ball but Buttler and Rana took the game forward. Both of them took their chances in the Powerplay and released a lot of pressure. Their 61-run stand was broken by Pawan Negi as he showed Buttler the way to the pavilion. Rana too was removed by him soon and the game was in the balance at that moment.

19.5
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Shane Watson to Rohit Sharma

FOUR! Rohit takes his team over the line in style! What a chase! A low full toss outside off, Rohit Sharma makes a bit of room and drills it between extra cover and mid off for a boundary. Mumbai dugout is all smiles as they WIN BY 5 WICKETS!

19.4
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Shane Watson to Hardik Pandya

Length ball on off, Pandya looks to play a booming drive but gets an inside edge over the stumps to the keeper's left. A single taken. 2 from 2 now! Super Over coming?

19.3
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Shane Watson to Rohit Sharma

A low full toss on the stumps, Rohit whips it towards wide long on. Milne from mid-wicket and Kohli from long on come to the ball but the batsmen don't take the second one. 3 needed from 3!

19.2
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Shane Watson to Hardik Pandya

Length ball around off, Pandya mistimes his pull to long on. Collects a single.

19.1
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Shane Watson to Rohit Sharma

Good length ball on off, punched down to long off for one.

19.1
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Shane Watson to Rohit Sharma

Wide! Pressure! Pressure! Very full and wide outside off, Rohit leaves it alone.

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Shane Watson to bowl the final over. Mumbai need only 7 runs. Can he defend 6 runs?

18.6
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Sreenath Aravind to Rohit Sharma

Fifty up for Rohit Sharma! A sensible knock this from the skippaaa! Short and outside off, Sharma chops it towards backward point off the bottom edge and gets to the other end. Gets a good round of applause from the crowd.

18.5
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Sreenath Aravind to Hardik Pandya

The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball past the bowler. They pick up a single.

18.4
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Sreenath Aravind to Rohit Sharma

Chahal fumbles! Rohit comes down the track and punches it straight to Chahal at extra cover who fumbles. The ball goes in the deep and they take a single. Rohit on 49!

18.3
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Sreenath Aravind to Rohit Sharma

SIX! Out of words! That is outstanding stuff from Rohit! He anticipated the ball to be on a length, slower and outside off. He sits down, gets across and just brooms it over deep square leg. Enough connection to sail over the fence. Mind boggling shot that!

18.2
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Sreenath Aravind to Hardik Pandya

Back of a length delivery outside off, Hardik punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.

18.1
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Sreenath Aravind to Rohit Sharma

Back of a length delivery outside off, punched through covers for as single. Rohit is happy to give strike to Hardik.

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Okay, a gamble by Kohli. Sreenath Aravind to bowl now. He has only bowled the one over so far. And also, you normally bowl your best bowler in the 19th over. 18 needed in 12 balls.

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Aniket Choudhary to Hardik Pandya

SIX! What a hit! That's as flat as it can get! A back of a length delivery on middle, Hardik Pandya stays put and swipes it across the line and dumps it over deep mid-wicket. In the crowd she goes. Kohli is fumed, Rohit is happy.

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