Jaipur, Apr 17: Rajasthan Royals handed Mumbai Indians their worst ever defeat in IPL as the Rahul Dravid-led side demolished Ricky Ponting's men by 87 runs here on Wednesday night in Match 23 of IPL 2013.
Mumbai Indians were never in the hunt in pursuit of 180. Sachin Tendulkar and Ponting were dismissed cheaply and they could not recover from a poor start. Royals bowlers were excellent. James Faulkner took 3/16 as MI were bowled out for 92 in 18.2 overs.
Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane hit a 54-ball 68 not out to power Rajasthan Royals to 179/3 in 20 overs. Rahane, who opened the batting with Shane Watson, played a superb knock. The opening partnership yielded 62 in 7.2 overs.
Here are the highlights
# The margin of defeat - 87, was MI's worst ever in terms of runs erasing 76-run reversal against Kings XI Punjab in 2011
# MI were bowled out for 92 in 18.2 overs
# Sachin Tendulkar was out for 1 and Ricky Ponting dismissed for 4. Both were offspinner Ajit Chandila's victims. Chandila opened the bowling and had 2/6 figures in two overs
# RR paceman Siddharth Trivedi bowled a wicket maiden over where he got Rohit Sharma
# James Faulkner finished with 3/16 in 3.2 overs
# Only three MI batsmen managed to get into double-digit scores
# Dinesh Karthik was the topscorer with 30
# MI had no sixes in their innings. They had 8 fours
# Ajinkya Rahane's 68 not out came from 54 balls with 8 fours and 1 six
# Brad Hodge played a cameo of 15-ball 27 not out with two sixes
# Shane Watson scored 31 off 25 with five fours and a six
# RR hit 19 runs in the final over bowled by Mitchell Johnson
# RR hit 17 fours and 5 sixes
# RR dropped S Sreesanth for today's game and brought in left-arm spinner Ankit Chavan. Sanju Samson made way for Dishant Yagnik
# RR had raced to 58/0 in six overs
# RR's 50 came in 33 balls while 100 took 68 balls. 150 was reached in 110 balls
# Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard took one wicket apiece. The other wicket came via run out