MI overcome slow start against RCB to beat RCB thanks to Rayudu, Duminy and Pollard ‘s super innings

April 18, 2010

MI beat RCB as Rayudu and Duminy get a chance to demonstrate their talents for the Mumbai Indians

Ambati Rayadu-Mumbai Indians MIMumbai Indians (MI) 174/5 (Rayudu 46, Mclaren(40)) beat RCB (134/9).Ambati Rayudu should have been the man of the match in this MI vs RCB IPL cricket match, but in all their wisdom, McLaren was chosen as the MOM for the Mumbai Indians

Before Rayudu came to bat,MI (Mumbai Indians) started slowly with McLaren struggling against the RCB IPL team ‘s bowlers such as Stein and Vinay Kumar

Why didnt Rayudu or Tiwari open the batting for the Mumbai Indians (MI) vs RCB in the IPL League cricket match? One clear complaint about the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL cricket team is the frequent tampering with the opening partner for Sachin Tendulkar. Surely,Rayudu or Tiwari could have opened for MI (Mumbai Indians) vs RCB, but the Mumbai Indians chose to bring in McLaren

Before Ambati Rayudu cam to the crease,McLaren really struggled against all the RCB bowlers -Stein and Vinay Kumar in particular had some fun bowling to McLaren as McLaren struggled. Sachin Tendulkar was forced to try and force the pace for the Mumbai Indians but he perished to a good catch by Taylor

Rayudu came to the crease and soon the MI (Mumbai Indians) IPL cricket team was on its way

Ambati Rayudu proved his class as he launched an attack firstly on Kallis and then on Kumble, India’s greatest bowler ever, and totally hit four sixes to bring the Mumbai Indians run rate to a reasonable level against the steady RCB bowling attack after McLaren’s slow start

After Rayudu was out, Duminy and Pollard struck some huge blows to take the Mumbai Indians IPL cricket team to a score of 174 against RCB in the inconsequential IPL cricket league match

After Rayudu holed out, Keiron Pollard came in and struck three amazing sixes to let the run rate skyrocket against the RCB IPL bowlers. Pollard had no answers to a Anil Kumble googly, but Duminy arrived to take charge for the MI IPL cricket team

Duminy has often been criticized for his slow run rate in the IPL, but in the MI vs RCB T20 encounter, Duminy launched a blistering attack on the RCB bowlers hitting 42 off just 19 balls with 3 huge sixes

RCB seemed demoralized by the late charge by the MI (Mumbai Indians) batsmen and were soon on the ropes

The RCB openers Kallis and Manish Pandey started in his customary slow manner against the MI bowlers who were missing Malinga, but still had Zaheer Khan and Fernando to choke the boundaries. As the RCB batsmen tried to force the pace against MI, it was soon 5/74 and the rest of the MI vs RCB IPL cricket match was of academic interest only

A great knock by Rayudu, an immensely talented cricketer, carried the Mumbai Indians (MI) to yet another easy win over RCB in MI ‘s penultimate IPL cricket league match

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