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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bangalore beat Mumbai - Indian Premier League

Chris Gayle smashed 82 not to lead Royal Competitors Bangalore to some nine-wicket conquer the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday and top their email list of run-scorers within the Indian Premier League this year.

Gayle helps Bangalore beat Mumbai

Gayle presently has 515 runs to overtake Virender Sehwag (468) after striking six sixes and five fours in 59 balls. Bangalore restricted Mumbai to 141-6 at Wankhede Stadium after which obtained 142-one in 18 overs.

Gayle, who had been dropped on 21 by West Indian compatriot Dwayne Cruz off Harbhajan Singh, added 94 within an unbroken second-wicket stand with captain Virat Kohli (36 not out).|He struck three consecutive sixes off left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha and perfectly performed the pull shot from the pace bowlers.

"We understood we needed to see off (Lasith) Malinga in early stages after which build the innings," Gayle stated. "I was expecting two overs upfront from him but he bowled three."|Earlier, seamer Vinay Kumar and spinner Muttiah Muralitharan emerged with timely wickets after Mumbai have been submitted to softball bat.|Opener James Franklin (1) and Rohit Sharma () fell inexpensively to Kumar. Franklin slashed in a delivery and was caught by Zaheer Khan at third guy, while Sharma was trapped lbw three shipping later as Mumbai was reduced to two-2 within the second over.

Sachin Tendulkar hit three successive fours off Kumar in the innings of 24, and Dinesh Karthik obtained 44 from 39 balls to steady the innings.|Muralitharan ignored Karthik and Dwayne Cruz in consecutive balls, but unbeaten cameos from West Indian allrounder Kieron Pollard (21 off 13) and captain Harbhajan Singh (20 off 12) required Mumbai to some competitive score.|Pollard obtained 18 from the last over from Kumar, smashing two sixes towards the square-leg boundary.|The win lifted Bangalore to 4th within the nine-team league with six wins, five deficits and something no-derive from 12 games. Mumbai remains third with seven wins and five deficits from 12 excursions.

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