Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers, IPL 2014: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 6, 2014

India's batsman Rohit Sharma plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 19 runs at Wankhede Stadium to record a second straight victory in the 2014 Indian Premier League.

After losing their first five on the bounce, Mumbai have now climbed to sixth in the table after back-to-back wins against Kings XI Punjab and the Challengers.

Bangalore are now just two points ahead of them, having won three and lost four of their seven matches so far.

Bangalore won the toss and elected to field in Mumbai.

They claimed the early wicket of Ben Dunk and looked to be in a strong position with the Indians at 84-4 after 9.4 overs.

What followed was a partnership of 97 between Rohit Sharma and Kieron Pollard that drove Mumbai to a final total of 187-5. Sharma finished unbeaten on 59 (from just 35 balls), while Pollard was dismissed in the final over for 43.

Mumbai Indians, 187-5 (20 overs)
Ben Dunkc Yuvraj Singh b Harshal Patel1514107.1420
CM Gautamc Parthiv Patel b Varun Aaron3028107.1423
Ambati Rayudub Ashok Dinda99100.0010
Rohit SharmaNOT OUT5935168.5734
Corey Andersonc Virat Kohli b Yuzvendra Chahal64150.0001
Kieron Pollardrun out (Parthiv Patel/Mitchell Starc)4331138.7060
Aditya TareNOT OUT000.0000
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 12, b 4, lb 8)25
Mitchell Starc42907.256
Ashok Dinda338112.666
Harshal Patel42817.0010
Varun Aaron441110.2511
Yuzvendra Chahal43017.506
Yuvraj Singh1909.002

Before Pollard went, he was involved in this feisty exchange with Mitchell Starc.

Bangalore's reply began promisingly, with Parthiv Patel and Chris Gayle putting on 51 for the first wicket. Virat Kohli also made a strong contribution, but none of the three could turn their good starts into match-winning innings.

Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets at an economy rate of 5.5 for the Indians, who struck at key times during the Bangalore innings to deny them the momentum they required for victory.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, 168-8 (20 overs)
Chris Gayleb Harbhajan Singh3824158.3333
Parthiv Patelb Harbhajan Singh2619136.8450
Virat Kohlic Corey Anderson b Pawan Suyal3528125.0022
AB de Villiersb Jasprit Bumrah97128.5720
Yuvraj Singhrun out (Kieron Pollard)61060.0000
Rilee Rossouwc Rohit Sharma b Lasith Malinga2414171.4212
Mitchell Starcc Kieron Pollard b Lasith Malinga54125.0010
Harshal Patelb Jasprit Bumrah62300.0001
Varun AaronNOT OUT7887.5010
Ashok DindaNOT OUT2450.0000
EXTRAS (w 4, lb 6)10
Pawan Suyal335111.668
Jasprit Bumrah42225.5012
Harbhajan Singh43328.2510
Lasith Malinga42927.2510
Kieron Pollard43709.258
Rohit Sharma1606.000

Ultimately, the Challengers fell 19 runs short.

Up next, Mumbai face Chennai Super Kings on Saturday, while the Challengers will play Kings XI Punjab on Friday.