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Mumbai Indians continued their winning run at home as they routedKolkata Knight Riders by 65 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Batting first, MI posted a competitive 170 before their bowlers, led by spinners Harbhajan Singh andPragyan Ojhaspun their strands around the KKR batsmen to dismiss them for 105.
Chasing 171, KKR lost Gautam Gambhir (0) early when the southpaw dragged one back onto his stumps. Jacques Kallis hit a boundary and a six off Abu Nechim to get KKR rolling. Manvinder Bisla got a reprieve when Harbhajan Singh put him down on 0. The KKR opener could not make much of that opportunity as he was beaten comprehensively by Pragyan Ojha and was stumped by Dinesh Karthik.Yusuf Pathan walked in to bat at No.5 and got into the act immediately launching Ojha into the crowd. Ojha however dismissed Pathan (13) the next over striking timber. Harbhajan then had Kallis (24) caught in the deep. At the halfway stage, KKR were 62 for four, needing a further 109.
Debabrata Dashit a six off Harbhajan, but wickets continued to fall at the other end as Eoin Morgan (5) was caught off Nechim. Das (23) continued his assault on Harbhajan with a six and a boundary before the spinner foxed him in the air and pouched him caught and bowled. Ryan McLaren (1) was then run out leaving KKR in dire straits. Harbhajan dismissed Rajat Bhatia (4) to claim his third wicket. Johnson sent back Narine (3) before Malinga bowled Lakshmipathy Balaji to bundle out the visitors for 105 in 18.2 overs.
Earlier MI won the toss and elected to bat. Balaji started proceedings with a maiden over. Dwayne Smith went after McLaren hitting him for consecutive boundaries in the second over before his opening partner Sachin Tendulkar got stuck into the same bowler in the fourth over and dispatched him for five successive boundaries. MI made 41 from their Power Play with both openers still at the crease. Smith welcomed Iqbal Abdulla with consecutive boundaries.
Bhatia bowled Tendulkar (48) who walked across the off-side trying to paddle to the leg, only to miss the ball and have his stumps rearranged. Abdulla had Smith (47) caught in the deep by McLaren in the next over. Rohit Sharma hit Bhatia for a boundary before following it with a six. Dinesh Karthik then launched Narine for a maximum in the seventeenth. McLaren struck twice in the 18th over; first dismissing Sharma (16) caught brilliantly by Eoin Morgan on the fence and then had Pollard caught by Narine at short fine leg. Ambati Raydu was run out in the same over without facing a ball. Karthik hit Narine for two boundaries before Harbhajan was run out in the 19th over. MI took 24 runs from the final over to reach 170 for six.
Man-of-the-Match: Sachin Tendulkar
Brief Scores: Mumbai Indians 170 for 6 (Sachin Tendulkar 48, Ryan McLaren 2-60) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders 105 all out in 18.2 overs (Jacques Kallis 24, Harbhajan Singh 3-27) by 65 runs.
By inflicting a nine-wicket defeat to the Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals kept their fortress, the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, intact and cruised to the second position on the points table. After DD posted a respectable 154, RR chased it down on the back of a century opening stand between Rahul Dravid andAjinkya Rahane.
Chasing 155, Dravid who played a first over maiden by Siddarth Kaul, set the ball rolling with two boundaries in the third over. Rahane was given a life as Pawan Negi dropped him on four off Morne Morkel. The RR skipper went after Ajit Agarkar hitting three boundaries as RR made 49 from their power play. Rahane and Dravid rotated the strike well and played some breathtaking strokes as they laid a solid foundation. Dravid brought up his 4th fifty of the season in the 13th over and the opening pair added 108 runs before they were separated.
Kaul finally dismissed Dravid (53) having him caught by Agarkar at long-on.Shane Watson (28*) hit two boundaries offUmesh Yadav leaving RR needing 29 from 30 balls. Watson and Rahane (63*) launched a six each off Morkel in the 17th over as RR homed in on a much deserved win. They eventually reached the target with 13 balls remaining.
Earlier DD won the toss and elected to bat, making six changes to the team. Virender Sehwag (11) hit two boundaries off James Faulkner before he lost his off-stump deceived by a slower ball. Wicket-keeper batsman CM Gautam (2) making his IPL debut, was caught behind off Shane Watson. Shaun Tait was dispatched for four boundaries as DD made 42 from their power play. Stuart Binny then had David Warner (13) caught by Sachin Baby to leave DD three down.
Pravin Tambe, the 41-year old debutant was dispatched for three boundaries in the 11th over. Mahela Jayawardene (34) launched Siddharth Trivedi for a six before chipping one straight to Dravid. Ben Rohrer and Kedar Jadhav (24*) brought DD back in the game adding 76 runs for the fifth wicket. Rohrer smashed Tait for consecutive boundaries before hitting two more off Watson to bring up his maiden IPL fifty in the 19th over. Rohrer (64*) struck a boundary and a six off Faulkner in the final over as DD posted a respectable 154 for 4.
Man-of-the-Match: Ajinkya Rahane
Brief Scores: Delhi Daredevils 154 for 4 (Ben Rohrer 64*; Stuart Binny 1-3) lost to Rajasthan Royals 155 for 1 in 17.5 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 63*; Siddarth Kaul 1-23) by 9 wickets.