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Rayudu, Pollard lift Mumbai

2012-05-14 18:42

Bangalorwe - Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard smashed half centuries to lead the Mumbai Indians to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

Rayudu hit an unbeaten 81 and Pollard remained undefeated on 52 as Mumbai made 173-5 with two balls to spare after the Royal Challengers put up a competitive target of 171-6.

Both batsmen shared a match-winning 122 runs for the sixth wicket stand off 65 deliveries after Mumbai lost star batsman Sachin Tendulkar for nought and struggling on 51-5.

The Mumbai Indians now have 18 points from 14 matches. They share top spot with the Delhi Daredevils, who are on the same points, but have a game in hand on Mumbai.

Scores:

Mumbai Indians 173-5 in 19.4 overs (Ambati Rayudu 81 not out, Kieron Pollard 52 not out; Muttiah Muralitharan 1-16) def. Royal Challengers Bangalore 171-6 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 64 not out, Tillakaratne Dilshan 47; Kieron Pollard 1-20, RP Singh 1-23).

AP