IPL 4: Rajasthan vs Mumbai
Shane Warne's Rajasthan Royals were up against a seemingly invincible Mumbai Indians. The Mumbai Indians were firm favourites coming into the match but the Rajasthan skipper had other plans in his mind.
The Mumbai Indians made a confident start with openers Sachin Tendulkar and Davy Jacobs opening the innings once again. (AFP Photo)
The Mumbai top order had scored prolifically throughout the tournament, but Shane Warne turned the tables as he employed part time spinner Ashok Menaria and Amit Singh to open the bowling.
Singh was soon rewarded with the wicket of wicket-keeper batsman Davy Jacobs. (AFP Photo)
Menaria soon got rid of Sachin Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu in quick succession. (AFP Photo)
Rohit Sharma, who had shown good form in the last two matches was dismissed cheaply by Shane Warne to give the Rajasthan Royals a huge advantage. (AFP Photo)
Andrew Symonds offered some resistance, but even he could never get going as the Mumbai Indians struggled to get a grip of the wicket against some wily spin bowling by the Royals. (AFP Photo)
Johan Botha picked up three quick wickets as the Mumbai Indians stumbled to a 94-run total. (AFP Photo)
The Mumbai Indians knew that they had to pick early wickets to have any chance of winning the match. They opened their bowling with the purple cap holder Lasith Malinga, but the slinger could not find any success in his opening spell. (AFP Photo)
Munaf Patel got rid of Rahul Dravid, but Shane Watson and Johan Botha kept their nerves to survive a tough spell of play for the Royals. (AFP Photo)
The Mumbai Indians worked hard in the field but the total never seemed enough even though the Royals never scored freely. (AFP Photo)
The Mumbai Indians looked to have been running out of options as all their bowlers failed to get any more Rajasthan wickets. (AFP Photo)
Malinga was brought back into attack early in the second half of the Royals' innings and the move payed off as he removed dangerous looking Shane Watson. (AFP Photo)
But Johan Botha continued the good work as he guided Rajasthan close to the Mumbai total. He was dismissed by Munaf Patel with the Royals just 5 short of the 95-run target.
Kieron Pollard dropped Ross Taylor's catch for the last run to sum up Mumbai's evening as Rajasthan achieved a comfortable win. (AFP Photo)