A low intensity bomb explosion failed to throw the Mumbai Indians off their mission – to maintain their winning streak despite qualifying for the IPL 3 semi finals. Anil Kumble, although rattled himself as were some of his team mates over the happenings, stated that while distraction would have been for both teams, perhaps his team was paying the price for not gathering their wits about them.
The match was delayed by an hour after a couple of crude bomb explosions occurred outside the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengalore. While it raised concerns, the players were asked to return to the confines of their dressing room, forty-five minutes before the start of play as they were warming up.
Ryan McLaren was sent up the order and it was a move that paid off brilliantly as the South African all rounder scored forty runs even as Ambati Rayudu and JP Duminy made scored in excess of forty themselves. Even though Sachin Tendulkar added only nineteen runs to keep the Orange Cap, the Mumbai Indians were rocketing away, setting the Royal Challengers Bangalore a stiff target of 192 from their twenty overs.
The RCB were not really rollicking away as the scoreboard would testify, losing wickets and lagging behind the run rate They had nothing to write home about apart from Virat Kohli’s thirty-seven and that was hardly going to be enough to stop the rampaging Mumbai Indians.
IPL 3 Match 51: Deccan Chargers Win at Dharmasala to Keep Hopes Alive
IPL 3 Match 50: Rollercoaster sees Scratchy Daredevils Through Against Patchy CSK
IPL 3 Match 49: Royal Challengers Bangalore Win “Royal” Battle; KP Stars As Well
IPL 3 Match 48: Thumping Victory for Chennai Sees Them 2nd; Sorrow for Sourav Continues
IPL 3 Match 47: Pollard Comes Good as MI Vanquish Delhi Daredevils
2010 IPL 3 Match 46: Deccan Chargers Pull One off Against a Royal Challenge
2010 IPL 3 Match 45: Tendulkar Juggernaut Means Sham for Royals
2010 IPL 3 Match 44: Spoilsport KXIP Ruin Daredevils’ Home Skirmish
2010 IPL 3 Match 43: Royal Challengers Thump Knight Riders in Tense Encounter
2010 IPL 3 Match 42: Chennai Turn up Insipid in Battle Against Chargers; Suman Shines
2010 IPL 3 Match 41: Red Hot KXIP Give Mumbai Indians a Nasty Surprise
2010 IPL 3 Match 40: Chargers Find a Majestic Win Against RCB; Live to Fight Another Day
IPL 3 Match 39: Daredevils Lose Nerve and Slip Against Spot-On Knight Riders
2010 IPL 3 Match 38: Under performing KXIP Beaten by Overpowering Lumb; Sreesanth Loses It
2010 IPL 3 Match 37: Chennai Rock as MI Fail Once Tendulkar Succumbs to the Heat
2010 IPL 3 Match 36: Deccan Chargers Fail to Ignite Again
2010 IPL 3 Match 35: Collingwood Shines Brighter for Daredevils In Battle Royale
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2010 IPL 3 Schedule of Matches, IPL3 Points Tally, IPL 3 Team Squads, News in the Run Up
2010 IPL 3 Match 34: Mahela Helps KXIP Register their Second IPL 3 Win, Overpowering Gayle