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04-Apr-2013 18:27:00 GMT
RCB vs MI, IPL 2013, Bangalore

Vinay, Gayle Help Bangalore Win Thriller

Bangalore: Vinay Kumar bowled a brilliant last over to give Bangalore a thrilling 2-run win over Mumbai Indians. He gave only 7 runs also removing Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu.

In 17th over of Dinesh Karthik (60) made 24 runs with three huge sixes on Christian overs, tate MI to very close.

Before last over Vinay Kumar bowled out Rohit Sharma to give Mumbai Indians third blow at the score of 88 in the 14th over

Mumbai lost both openers after a steady start as they were reduced to 62/2 in ten overs.

Murali Kartik stumped out skipper Ricky Ponting soon after Sachin Tendulkar got run out after scoring 23.

Poanting made 28 and he shared 52-run satnd for the first wicket with Tendulkar.

Earlier, Chris Gayle smashed an unbeaten 92 to single-handedly power Royal Challengers Bangalore to a fighting 156 for five against Mumbai Indians.

After a relatively slow start, Gayle upped his tempo as he scored his 92 off just 58 deliveries and hit 11 boundaries and five towering sixes in the process.

Gayle initially adopted a wait and watch policy on a seaming Chinnaswammy track before exploding in the eight over.

Even though wickets kept tumbling at the other end, the big-hitting West Indian was hardly bothered as he went about his business in style, notching up his 13th IPL fifty and first of the season.

The start, however, was far from rosy for the home team as they lost Tillakaratne Dilshan early, bowled by Mitchell Johnson with the scoreboard reading just three.

Newly-appointed RCB captain Virat Kohli played a short 24-run cameo before he was LBW by debutant Jasprit Bumrah, who returned with the best figures for the Mumbai outfit scalping three wickets for 32 runs.

Bumrah, with a unique action, then accounted for Mayank Agarwal in his next over caught by Sachin Tendulkar.

Bumrah scalped his third wicket when he trapped Karun Nair leg before to see RCB in a spot of bother a 80 for four in 12.4 overs.

But Gayle and KB Arun Karthik (19 not out) shared an unconquered 81-run stand for the sixth wicket to take RCB past the 150-mark.

Brief scores
Royal Challengers Bangalore
156 for 5 (Gayle 92*, Bumrah 3-32)
Mumbai Indians 154 for 5 (Karthik 60, Vinay Kumar 3-27)
Result Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 2 runs
Points Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Mumbai Indians 0
MOM Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

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