result
5th match (N), Mumbai, Apr 20 2008, Indian Premier League
RCB won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
39 (19)
mark-boucher

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
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
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 198 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 163/5CRR: 8.57 RRR: 3.00
Balachandra Akhil2 (2)
Mark Boucher38 (18)
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-36-2
Ashish Nehra 4-0-45-1

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

18.6
Harbhajan to Akhil, no run

flat on middle and off, driven with good use of the feet to cover

18.5
2
Harbhajan 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 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

Jacques Kallis c Nayar b Harbhajan Singh 25 (24b 0x4 1x6) SR: 104.16
18.3
1
Harbhajan 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 to Boucher, FOUR runs

flat and wide, Boucher makes room and slashes past backward point

18.1
1
Harbhajan to Kallis, 1 run

well bowled, flat on middle and leg, worked to mid-on very coolly