Royal Challengers Bangalore prevail over Mumbai Indians in a last ball finish.
Ricky Ponting was lucky enough to win his first ever IPL toss as the captain of Mumbai Indians. His decision to bowl first was well backed up by his bowlers especially by debutant Jasprit Bumrah. RCB made a slow start as they lost 3 quick wickets even before they could reach the score of 50. It was a dream debut for Jasprit Bumrah as he managed to pick the wicket of RCB skipper Virat Kohli as his first wicket in IPL. He managed to scalp 2 more wickets and reduced the run flow of RCB. But Gayle managed to keep of Jasprit and slowly started accelerating the run rate of RCB.The worst to suffer was Munaf Patel who went for 32 in his last two overs with Gayle thrashing him for four fours and two sixes. The last ball of the innings was lofted for six over backward point by Gayle. At the end of RCB's innings their scorecard read 156/5.
In reply Mumbai got off to a terrific start with both the legends Ponting and Sachin hitting some fine shots. Their alliance yielded 52 runs in 7.3 overs. The shakiest part of their time together was the running, and when Tendulkar (23) fell agonizingly short of his crease, Bangalore had their first strike. The second and third stalled Mumbai; Ponting was stumped off Murali Kartik and Rohit Sharma bowled by Vinay as the asking rate crept up.At 106 for 3 in 16 overs, RCB appeared to have matters in control but a 24-run over from Christian swung it back Mumbai's way. Christian was smacked for three successive sixes by Karthik - over fine leg and long-on - before a no-ball full toss was swung past square leg for four. Off the last ball of the over, Karthik drove a single to reach his half-century in 31 balls, and then celebrated by heaving Muttiah Muralitharan over midwicket for six more first ball of the 18th over. In six balls he had jumped from 27 to 56.
A crafty 19th over from Unadkat left the equation for Mumbai at ten runs off the last six balls. A bye was followed by a wicket, with Karthik miscuing Vinay to midwicket; next ball, Ambati Rayudu had his off stump flattened; a single to Harbhajan Singh got on strike Pollard, who smacked his first ball over the bowler's head for four. With four needed off the final ball, Pollard could only push a superb yorker from Vinay for a single.