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MI vs RCB, 5th match at Mumbai, IPL, Apr 20 2008 - Match Result

RESULT
5th match (N), Wankhede, April 20, 2008, Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, T:166) 166/5

RCB won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
39* (19)
mark-boucher
Cricinfo's MVP
81.76 ptsImpact List
sanath-jayasuriya
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians 165/6(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 166/5(19.4 overs)
39* (19)
32 (33)
1/19 (2.4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
MI81.7629(16)39.8351.711/391.8630.05
MI77.0928(12)36.2448.310/17-28.77
RCB52.88--02/171.5652.88
RCB52.7439(19)45.152.74--0
RCB42.353(5)3- 0.412/171.6542.76

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 (2b)
Mark Boucher38 (18b 4x4 2x6)
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

end of over 1819 runs
RCB: 155/4CRR: 8.61 RRR: 5.50
Mark Boucher33 (16b 3x4 2x6)
Jacques Kallis24 (22b 1x6)
Ashish Nehra 4-0-45-1
Sanath Jayasuriya 4-0-39-1
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 1710 runs
RCB: 136/4CRR: 8.00 RRR: 10.00
Mark Boucher22 (13b 2x4 1x6)
Jacques Kallis16 (19b)
Sanath Jayasuriya 4-0-39-1
Shaun Pollock 4-0-17-0
16.6
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

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
RV Uthappa
48 runs (38)
5 fours1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
0 four0 six
MV Boucher
39 runs (19)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
8 runs
0 four1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Z Khan
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
B Akhil
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
5.66
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days20 April 2008 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Mumbai Indians 0
Win Probability
RCB 100%
MIRCB
100%50%100%MI InningsRCB Innings

Over 20 • RCB 166/5

RCB won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
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RCB144108-1.160
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