Match : Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, match 54 of IPL 2012.
Venue/Date : Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, 9th May 2012.
IPL Debut : none.
Toss : Bangalore, elected to field.
Result : Bangalore won by 9 wickets.
Man of the match : Chris Gayle.
Umpires : Billy Bowden (New Zealand) + Vineet Kulkarni (India) with Shahvir Tarapore (3rd umpire, from India).
Head to head10th Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL match it was and now both teams are locked at 5 wins each.
Match summaryNo target is out of range if Chris Gayle bats out enough numbers of overs and that's exactly what giant from Jamaica did today, standing not just tall but also smart against Mumbai Indians and fetched a convinsing as well as much needed win for Bangalore. Tillakaratne Dilshan couldn't find his timing today but Gayle selected his preys smartly while Virat Kohli played his most authoritive innings of the season.
Earlier, Mumbai were off to a terrible start with R Vinay Kumar eating up ultra cautious James Franklin and slow starter Rohit Sharma in same over. Tendulkar slowly got into his groove to hit Vinay Kumar for hat-trick of fours but skied a pull shot against Harshal Patel, leaving his team tottering at 3 for 41 at the 9th over mark. Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayudu did the rebuiling job with 44 runs stand and then Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh accelerated successfully to take Mumbai to a total they could bowl at.
Most runs in IPL 2012 : Chris now takes over the orange cap, becoming first batsman to cross 500 runs barrier this season.
Virat Kohli now has won 4 matches as RCB captain, lost just once while one game was rained off after the toss.