Bangalore Royal Challengers blew away all Mumbai Indians chances of making it to the IPL 4 final as they defeated then by 43 runs to enter the finals of IPL season 4. Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put RCB to bat. But Chris Gayle pulverized the Mumbai Indians bowling attack as he scored 89 runs off 47 balls and was well supported by Mayank Agarwal (41 runs off 31 balls) as Bangalore scored a massive total of 185/4 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel took 2 wickets for the Mumbai Indians. In reply, Mumbai Indians kept on losing wickets cheaply with only Sachin Tendulkar (40 runs off 24 balls) giving some some resistance as they ended up with only 142/8 in 20 overs. RCB skipper Daniel Vettori took 3 wickets for RCB while S Aravind and J Syed Mohammad contributed with 2 each. Chris Gayle was awarded the Man of the Match yet again for his massive innings of 89 runs off 47 balls and his miserly bowling spell of only 11 runs from 3 overs.
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Mumbai Indians eliminated Kolkata Knight Riders in second playoff of IPL 4 to move to the third playoff where they face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a clash for the IPL 4 position. Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put KKR to bat. All the top 4 KKR batsmen went out in single digits but Ryan Ten Doeschate played a brilliant knock of 70 runs off 49 balls to guide KKR to 147/7 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel took 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians. In reply, Aiden Blizzard (51 runs off 30 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (36 runs off 28 balls) went off to a flyer and James Franklin (29 runs off 25 balls) contributed as they reached 148/6 in 19.2 overs. Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis took 2 wickets each for KKR. Munaf Patel was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant spell of 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.
Mumbai Indians pulled off a dramatic last ball win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the last league match of IPL 4. Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put KKR to bat. Jacques Kallis (59 runs off 42 balls), Yusuf Pathan (36 runs off 27 balls) and Manoj Tiwary (35 runs off 22 balls) contributed as KKR scored 175/7 in 20 overs. James Franklin and Abu Nechim Ahmed took 2 wickets each for the Mumbai Indians. In reply, Mumbai Indians kept on losing wickets and they seemed to be in a losing position as they required 44 runs in 3 overs and then 21 runs in the last over. But they took advantage of both overs of Balaji as they smashed him for 37 runs in his two overs (over no. 18 and over no. 20) and finished off the win with a last ball six by Ambati Rayudu to guide MI to 178/5 in 20 overs. James Franklin was the unlikely hero as he scored 45 runs off 23 balls and was ably supported by Ambati Rayudu (17 runs off 6 balls). Rajat Bhatia took 3 wickets for KKR. James Franklin was awarded the Man of the Match for his match winning knock of 45 runs in 23 balls and his 2 wickets for 35 runs.
Rajasthan Royals thrashed Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets as they gave a great farewell gift to Shane Warne in his last professional cricket match. Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and decided to bat. But none of the MI batsmen except Rohit Sharma (58 runs off 47 balls) clicked infront of the Rajasthan bowling as they were restricted to only 133/5 in 20 overs. Shane Watson took 3 wickets for the Royals. In reply, Rajasthan Royals openers Shane Watson (89 runs off 47 balls) and Rahul Dravid (43 runs off 32 balls) plundered the MI bowlers are RR cruised to 134 runs in 13.1 overs without losing even a single wicket. Shane Watson was awarded the Man of the Match for his blazing knock of 89 runs from 47 balls and his 3 wickets for 19 runs in 4 overs.