Sunday 19 September 2010 

Mumbai Indians Win IPL Battle By Two Runs

Mumbai Indians Win IPL Battle By Two Runs
Mumbai Indians Win IPL Battle By Two Runs
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Mumbai Indians 165-7 (Dhawan 41, Steyn 3-26) beat
Royal Challengers Bangalore 163-5 (Dravid 71no) by two runs
Champions League Group B, Durban

The Mumbai Indians beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by two runs as the two Indian Premier League sides clashed in the Champions League, but the victory was not enough to keep them in the competition.

They make their exit despite holding their nerve to restrict Bangalore to 163 for five having themselves posted 165 for seven batting first.

Shikhar Dhawan (41), Saurabh Tiwary (38 not out) and Dwayne Bravo (29 in 17 balls) helped Mumbai to a winning score despite Dale Steyn taking three for 26.

Bravo then took two wickets but Bangalore, thanks to Rahul Dravid's unbeaten 71 in 58 balls and Virat Kohli's 47 in 24 balls, gave themselves every chance of victory.

Kohli hit two sixes but needing three runs to win from the final ball, he was caught by Ambati Rayadu off the bowling of Zaheer Khan as Mumbai prevailed.

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