An encouraging win for Bangalore after a deflating loss in the IPL opener. Bangalore reshuffled their side but it came down to two old pros, Kallis and Boucher, to pull off this tense chase. Bangalore win by five wickets to get on the board and Mumbai lose their opening fixture. The Mumbai fans are a bit down but they've been treated to a tight match.

Mumbai batted and put up 165, but Boucher stuck around to see off the runs. A few cameos through the order was all Bangalore needed. Vijay Mallya will be a happy owner tonight.

Pollock, who played like a champion today, blames "those two blooming South Africans" for denying Mumbai victory. What a legend.

I'll have the post-match presentation for you shortly. Stick around.

Harbhajan isn't too deterred by this loss. Believes he had enough runs on the board. Another wicket and Mumbai were in, he says. Credits a great team and a special Mumbai crowd.

Dravid says Bangalore had to bounce back after the loss against Kolkata. Thanks Boucher and Kallis for their roles. Believes the youngsters in the side have absorbed well and will put it all to use.

Boucher is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 39 from 19. Says he was lucky to have Kallis at one end, who had a "calming" effect on him.

Do join us again for the sixth match, a fixture between the Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab (20:00 local, 14:30 GMT), tomorrow. Sriram Veera will have the commentary for you.

Until next time, on behalf of Sajan and the rest of the crew, this is Jamie Alter saying good night and good luck.

19.4
1
Kulkarni to Akhil, 1 run, and there it is, as Akhil drives to mid-on, who parries the ball towards mid-off and Boucher crosses for the winning run
19.3
0
Kulkarni to Akhil, no run, full toss swings into Akhil, who slogs and misses, then wants one off the pads but as Kulkarni and all swoop in Boucher says no

Harbhajan brings all the fielders into the circle

19.2
0
Kulkarni to Akhil, no run, gets some room but chops the ball to the fielder, scores are level
19.2
1w
Kulkarni to Akhil, 1 wide, and he's bowled a wide, very short outside off, nerves for Kulkarni
19.1
1
Kulkarni to Boucher, 1 run, hits a length and Boucher tries to cut loose, but mistimes the shot to mid-off

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 163/5 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.57, RRR: 3.00)

  • Balachandra Akhil2 (2b)
  • Mark Boucher38 (18b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-36-2
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-45-1

One over to go, three to win. Should be very easy. Boucher on 38. Kulkarni will bowl.

18.6
0
Harbhajan Singh to Akhil, no run, flat on middle and off, driven with good use of the feet to cover
18.5
2
Harbhajan Singh to Akhil, 2 runs, smartly done, shuffling and paddling past short fine leg for two

I wouldn't say there's a twist in the tale yet, given the runs needed. In comes Akhil.

18.4
W
Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, OUT, what a catch! Brilliant! Kallis kneels down and slogs Harbhajan and Nayar dives forward at deep midwicket to pluck his third, and by far best, take of the evening

JH Kallis c Nayar b Harbhajan Singh 25 (24b 0x4 1x6) SR: 104.16

18.3
1
Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, flat again and this time he drives the other side of point ... five to win ...

What an innings from Boucher. Cool hand Luke.

18.2
4
Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, FOUR runs, flat and wide, Boucher makes room and slashes past backward point
18.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, well bowled, flat on middle and leg, worked to mid-on very coolly

END OF OVER:
18 | 19 Runs | RCB: 155/4 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.61, RRR: 5.50)

  • Mark Boucher33 (16b)
  • Jacques Kallis24 (22b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-45-1
  • Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-39-1
17.6
6
Nehra to Boucher, SIX runs, good grief, he's smoked it! Thats the biggest we've seen tonight! Nehra pitches in the slot and Boucher sends the ball nearly out of the stadium, hitting the roof and falling back... 19 runs from the over
17.5
4
Nehra to Boucher, FOUR runs, clinical hit! Boucher! Backs himself, clears the front leg, and heaves it over midwicket for four more, what placement
17.4
1
Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, makes room and drills this along the ground to long-off

A very experienced duo in Kallis and Boucher. A tight contest here.

17.3
1
Nehra to Boucher, 1 run, back of a length and he chops into the ground at midwicket for one
17.2
1
Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven through the covers out to the sweeper
17.1
6
Nehra to Kallis, SIX runs, bang, big hit! Kallis gets a full toss and hammers it into the sightscreen! At this stage of Mumbai's innings, Pollock took 20 off the over, mind you ...

Eighteen balls, 30 needed. Nehra continues. Thats ten runs an over. Who buckles first?

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | RCB: 136/4 (30 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.00)

  • Mark Boucher22 (13b)
  • Jacques Kallis16 (19b)
  • Sanath Jayasuriya4-0-39-1
  • Shaun Pollock4-0-17-0
16.6
0
Jayasuriya to Boucher, no run, well bowled, full and flat and Boucher just plays it back to him
16.5
1
Jayasuriya to Kallis, 1 run, steps down and drives down to Uthappa again
16.4
1
Jayasuriya to Boucher, 1 run, again he uses the feet and drives this down to long-on, where Uthappa covers ground well and returns a good throw to keep them to one
16.3
1
Jayasuriya to Kallis, 1 run, fired in full, Kallis drives to long-on, who fumbles momentarily

Now he moves around the stumps

16.2
1
Jayasuriya to Boucher, 1 run, full toss, he reaches out and slaps it and Nehra at extra cover dives superbly to save what looked a certain boundary
16.1
6
Jayasuriya to Boucher, SIX runs, massive! Boucher sashays down and clubs this dead straight, wow!

Jayasuriya comes back in place of Harbhajan. Field is spread. He'll bowl over the stumps.

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37S ChanderpaulR Dravid
2nd31R DravidLRPL Taylor
3rd8JH KallisLRPL Taylor
4th30JH KallisV Kohli
5th55JH KallisMV Boucher
6th5MV BoucherB Akhil

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467