Mumbai: An All-round display from Pollard helps Mumbai Indians to crush Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the first semi finals of IPL 3rd edition here on Wednesday in Mumbai.
Earlier, A wonderful partnership of 67 runs from Rayudu (38 ball 40) and S Tiwary (31 ball 52) helps Mumbai Indians to post a modest total of 185 after a quick loss of two wickets.
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Sachin was out for the first time with single digit ( 9 from 9) in this season's IPL. Pollard sizzles with 13 ball 33 at the end of Mumbai's Innings
Later, Wickets from quick intervals leaves Bangalore in a spot of bother and they just managed to score 149 in the alloted 20 Overs for the loss nine wickets
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Pollard agian proved his better with the ball as he snared three crucial wickets of Uthappa, Kohli and Mandey in his briiliant spell of 3/17.
Sachin went out of field in the middle of Bangalore Innings as he got hurt his finger while taking a dropped catch of Dravid in the fourth over which leads to five stitches.
Pollard was adjudged as Man of the Match for his all-round display
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers will be playing with the losers of second semi finals on Saturday and the final will take place on Sunday.
Mumbai Indians: 184 for 5 in 20 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 52 not out; Dale Steyn 2/43).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 149 for 9 in 20 overs (Ross Taylor 31 not out; Kieron Pollard 3/17).