Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 32 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. DD captain Sehwag won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. Ambati Rayudu (59 runs off 39 balls), Rohit Sharma (49 runs off 32 balls) and Adrien Blizzard (37 runs off 23 balls) helped MI score a massive total of 178/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Daredevils lost their top 4 in just 7 runs but James Hopes (55 runs off 44 balls), Venugopal Rao (37 runs off 27 balls) and Irfan Pathan (23 runs off 18 balls) helped them somewhat recover though DD finally got all out for 146 runs in 19.5 overs. Lasith Malinga, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Keiron Pollard took 2 wickets each for the Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu was awarded the Man of the Match for his knock and agility behind the stumps as well.
Mumbai Indians thrashed Pune Warriors by 21 runs at the home ground of the Pune Warriors at the DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Pune captain Yuvraj won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. MI looked to be heading towards a moderate total as all their top 4 batsmen got out cheaply with a strike rate of run a ball or less. But Tirumalasetti Suman (36 runs off 16 balls) and Keiron Pollard (28 runs off 21 balls) provided the late charge which propelled them to a competitive score of 160/7 in 20 overs. Rahul Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and Jerome Taylor took 2 wickets each for the Pune Warriors. In reply, Sahara Pune Warriors kept on losing wickets cheaply and the valiant efforts of Manish Pandey (59 runs off 49 balls) and Robin Uthappa (34 n.o. off 26 balls) could not save them another defeat as they ended up with only 139/7 in 20 overs. Lasith Malinga took 3 wickets for the Mumbai Indians. Rahul Sharma was awarded the Man of the Match for his 2 wickets for only 7 runs in his 4 overs.
Last year’s IPL finalist Mumbai Indians defeated the IPL champions Chennai Super Kings by 8 run by virtue of an all round performance by the team. Chennai captain Dhoni won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. After some initial hiccups, Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 87 runs off 48 balls and was well supported by Andrew Symonds (31 runs off 26 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (27 runs off 29 balls) as they scored 164/4 in 20 overs. Doug Bollinger took two wickets for CSK. Chennai Super Kings replied very well with Subramanium Badrinath (71 runs off 48 balls) and Michael Hussey (41 runs off 33 balls) playing good knocks but hardly anybody else could even cross double digits as they ended up with 156/9 in their 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh took 5 wickets for 18 runs while Lasith Malinga contributed with 2 wickets. Harbhajan was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling performance.
Mumbai Indians defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9 wickets today. Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat. Royal Challengers struggled to get any decent run rate through the first half of their innings and they could only reach a score of 140/4 in their 20 overs as Dilshan and AB De Villiers scored 59 runs and 38 runs respectively. Malinga and Pollard took two wickets each for the Mumbai Indians. Mumbai in return cruised along and reached 143/1 in 18.3 overs as Sachin Tendulkar (55 runs off 46 balls), Ambati Rayadu (63 runs off 50 balls) and Davy Jacobs (22 runs off 16 balls) scored at brisk pace. Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Man of the Match.