Royal Challengers Bangalore recorded their second consecutive win in the 2014 Indian Premier League with a seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians.
Bangalore, having won the toss and elected to field, restricted the defending champions to 115-9 in their 20 overs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
RCB reached their target with 15 balls to spare as AB de Villiers and Parthiv Patel shared an unbroken 99-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
50th win for RCB in #IPL. The 4th team after CSK, MI & RR to do so!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 19, 2014
Mumbai, who lost by 41 runs to Kolkata Knight Riders in the tournament opener, fell away after reaching the end of the Powerplay on 49-1.
Ambati Rayudu top-scored with 35, but his strike rate was under 100, and they lost captain Rohit Sharma and big-hitting West Indian Kieron Pollard cheaply in the middle of the innings.
The Indians made just 52 runs, losing six wickets in the process, in the second half of their innings with none of their batters hitting a six.
|Michael Hussey||c Yuzvendra Chahal b Albie Morkel||16||15||106.66||2||0|
|Aditya Tare||c Nic Maddinson b Varun Aaron||17||18||94.44||2||0|
|Ambati Rayudu||c AB de Villiers b Mitchell Starc||35||37||94.59||1||0|
|Rohit Sharma||c AB de Villiers b Yuzvendra Chahal||2||5||40.00||0||0|
|Kieron Pollard||c Sachin Rana b Yuzvendra Chahal||3||7||42.85||0||0|
|Corey Anderson||c Virat Kohli b Mitchell Starc||18||19||94.73||2||0|
|Harbhajan Singh||b Varun Aaron||8||8||100.00||1||0|
|Zaheer Khan||c Sachin Rana b Ashok Dinda||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|Lasith Malinga||run out (Yuvraj Singh)||2||4||50.00||0||0|
|Pragyan Ojha||NOT OUT||1||5||20.00||0||0|
|Jasprit Bumrah||NOT OUT||1||1||100.00||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 1, w 7, b 1, lb 3)||12|
However Bangalore, who beat Delhi Daredevils by eight wickets on Thursday, stumbled in their reply.
Their star middle order duo of Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh were both dismissed for second-ball ducks as they slumped to 17-3.
2nd duck in #IPL for Virat Kohli - both vs Mumbai Indians. First coming in 2008!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 19, 2014
RCB, already missing destructive opener Chris Gayle through injury, looked in trouble, but South African De Villiers and opener Patel revived their innings.
De Villiers hit the only six of the match, in making 45 from 48 balls, with Patel hitting the winning run to finish unbeaten on 57 from 45 balls.
|Nic Maddinson||b Lasith Malinga||12||8||150.00||2||0|
|Parthiv Patel||NOT OUT||57||45||126.66||7||0|
|Virat Kohli||c Harbhajan Singh b Zaheer Khan||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|Yuvraj Singh||lbw Zaheer Khan||0||2||0.00||0||0|
|AB de Villiers||NOT OUT||45||48||93.75||3||1|
|EXTRAS||(w 1, lb 1)||2||EXTRAS||(w 1, lb 1)||2||EXTRAS|
Bangalore next play Kolkata on Thursday in Sharjah while Mumbai look for their first win against Chennai 24 hours later.