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RCB Spank MI by 7 Wkts, Notch Up Third Straight Victory

Unheralded pacer R Vinay Kumar produced a sensational three-wicket burst before Jacques Kallis (66 not out) heroics as Royal Challengers Bangalore spanked Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai

PTI [ Updated: March 20, 2010 23:28 IST ]
rcb spank mi by 7 wkts notch up third straight victory
rcb spank mi by 7 wkts notch up third straight victory

Unheralded pacer R Vinay Kumar produced a sensational three-wicket burst before Jacques Kallis (66 not out) heroics as Royal Challengers Bangalore spanked Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League match in Mumbai on Saturday . 

Vinay Kumar (3/25) dismissed Ambati Rayudu (3), Sachin Tendulkar (25) and Dwayne Bravo (1) in one over -- his third and Mumbai's 11th -- and he was ably supported by Dale Steyn (3/26) in restricting Mumbai Indians to 151 for 9 after the home side elected to bat at the Brabourne Stadium. 

Chasing the modest target, RCB romped home with five balls to spare with opener Kallis top-scoring with a 55-ball unbeaten 66 -- his third IPL III half century -- and returning unconquered for the fourth time as the visitors notched up their third win on the trot after losing their opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders. 

Manish Pandey, the other opener, and one-down Robin Uthappa contributed 40 and 23 respectively as RCB ended at 155 for three in 19.1 overs with Kallis hitting a four to win the match in style. 

For Mumbai Indians, who tasted their first defeat after beating Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils in their earlier two matches, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh picked up a wicket apiece conceding 18 and 35 runs respectively. With tonight's win, RCB are now on top of IPL III table with six points from four matches. PTI

 

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