Commentry

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That's it from us today. Do join us again tomorrow for the double-header. Till then, it's bye-bye from us.

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Vikramjeet Malik for his outstanding bowling performance has been awarded the Man of the Match. He says that knowing the conditions here gives them an advantage over other teams. Adds that he knows where to bowl on this wicket and that is the reason for his success today.

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Rahul Dravid says that his team was professional today. First they restricted Mumbai to 140 odd and then later on showed immense calm to finish the game off. Says that this winning start will give them tremendous amount of confidence for forthcoming games.

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Rohit Sharma feels that they fell short with the runs. The batters need to bat with a bit more responsibility. He says that this is the first game so the batting will only improve from here on. Feels there were some positives to take from this game.

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But Coulter-Nile gave Mumbai a chance by having Dravid gone early but the young 18-year old, Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane conjured a partnership which kept Mumbai out of the game towards the end and Watson's contribution was helpful for the home side to wrap the game early.

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Rajasthan Royals have won easily against Mumbai Indians here in Game 1 of the Champions League T20, 2013 even though they needed to go to the last over. After winning the toss, Dravid's choice to bowl reaped benefits and Malik was excellent amongst everyone. Sharma's patient knock and Pollard's cameo helped Mumbai post a near-par score.

19.4
6

Nathan Coulter Nile to Stuart Binny

SIX! Finishes it off in style! Banged in short, Binny whacks it over long on for a maximum and finishes the game. RAJASTHAN ROYALS WIN BY 7 WICKETS.

19.3
1

Nathan Coulter Nile to Shane Watson

Yorker on middle, squeezed to point and a costly misfield will allow the batsmen to pick a single. Score level.

19.2
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Shane Watson

Good ball! Dug in short forcing Watson to duck under it.

19.1
0

Nathan Coulter Nile to Shane Watson

Misses a full toss! Full toss that swings a touch to miss the bat.

18.6
1

Mitchell Johnson to Shane Watson

Back of a length on middle, nudged again down to fine leg for a single. 2 to get off the last over.

18.5
1

Mitchell Johnson to Stuart Binny

Binny plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. They pick up a single.

18.4
4

Mitchell Johnson to Stuart Binny

FOUR! Shot! Full on the stumps, this time Binny drives through the covers with flair and authority for a crunching boundary.

18.3
1

Mitchell Johnson to Shane Watson

Back of a length on leg, nudged away down to fine leg for a single.

18.2
1

Mitchell Johnson to Stuart Binny

Length on middle, pushed to point for a run.

18.1
4

Mitchell Johnson to Stuart Binny

FOUR! Full on middle, Binny backs away and pummels this past point for a thundering boundary.

17.6
1

Kieron Pollard to Stuart Binny

Back of a length on middle, Binny pats it down backward point for a single to end the over. 14 to get from 12 balls now.

17.5
0

Kieron Pollard to Stuart Binny

Well bowled! A short ball that rears up and strikes Binny on the gloves.

17.4
4

Kieron Pollard to Stuart Binny

FOUR! Crunched! Slower ball picked early and thrashed through covers for a crucial boundary.

17.3
0

Kieron Pollard to Stuart Binny

Banged in short at 127 kph well outside off, Binny looks to upper cut but misses.

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