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Mumbai Indians win by 14 runs

Mumbai vs Rajasthan

Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs

Rahul Dravid: Unhappy at dismissal

Shane Watson: Involved in spat with Kieron Pollard

A strong bowling performance from the Mumbai Indians sent them top of the IPL after a 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals.

Replacing the injured Sachin Tendulkar, Aditya Tare was Mumbai's star batsmen as his half-century helped the Indians to 166-8.

Tare hit 59 from 37 balls - smashing eight fours and a six - and shared a 76-run partnership for the second wicket with Dinesh Karthik (21).

No other batsmen managed over 23 although useful contributions throughout meant Mumbai set a challenging total.

In reply, the Royals were in trouble straight away as skipper Rahul Dravid was dismissed in the very first over by Mitchell Johnson.

Dravid stood his ground momentarily and uncharacteristically vented his ire at umpire Sudhir Asnani, who had incorrectly judged him to have got a faint edge.

The Royals were quickly reduced to 28-4 before No.5 Shane Watson, after hitting two big sixes, was caught by Kieron Pollard after the two had earlier exchanged words at the crease.

After celebrating wildly, Pollard went to the boundary edge where Watson was sat to continue the conversation, causing the Aussie to walk away in disgust.

Stuart Binny (37 not out) and Brad Hodge (39), held back to No.8, threatened to turn the match around but the latter was trapped leg before by Lasith Malinga and an all-round solid bowling effort from Mumbai saw them home for an 11th win in 15 games.

Match Details

Date
15th May 2013
Toss
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires
A Asad, S Sudhir
TV Umpire
A K Anil
Match Referee
J Javagal
Reserve Umpire
P G Pashchim

rajasthan BATTING CARD

Batsman R
R.S. Dravid c Karthik b Johnson 4
A.M. Rahane c Malinga b Kulkarni 4
S.V. Samson c Ojha b Johnson 4
S.R. Watson c Pollard b Ojha 19
S.T.R. Binny Not out 37
D.H. Yagnik b Singh 10
B.J. Hodge lbw Malinga 39
K. Cooper Not out 7
Extras 8w, 4b, 4lb 16
Total 20.0 Overs 152 - 7
Full Batting Card

mumbai BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
M.G. Johnson 4 0 23 2
D.S. Kulkarni 4 0 21 2
H. Singh 4 0 29 1
S.L. Malinga 4 0 35 1
P.P. Ojha 4 0 36 1
Full Bowling Card