Rajasthan Royals made a strong statement as they left Mumbai Indians bruised and battered with a convincing 87-run win in the IPL in Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Stadium on April 17. The victory helped Rajasthan leapfrog to the top of the points table with four wins from five matches, while Mumbai slipped to the fourth position. (PTI)
While Rahane led Rajasthan's batting, the bowling was more about team effort, with James Faulkner leading the way with three wickets. Ajit Chandila and Stuart Binny picked up two wickets apiece.
Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting leaves after his dismissal. (PTI)
Mumbai had a disastrous start as they lost Sachin Tendulkar in the first over, top edging Ajit Chandila to the fine-leg fielder.
Rajasthan Royals cricketers celebrate the dismissal of Mumbai Indians batsman Sachin Tendulkar. (PTI)
It was double delight for the home side as off-spinner Ajit Chandila struck again, having the woefully out-of-form Ricky Ponting caught and bowled to leave Mumbai, chasing a daunting target, reeling at 10 for two.
Rajasthan Royals cricketer Ajit Chandila with team members celebrates the dismissal of Mumbai Indians batsman Ricky Ponting. (PTI)
After failing to contribute with the bat, Binny made up with a beauty of a delivery that knocked down Kieron Pollard's middle stump, helping the hosts inch closer to a big win.
Rajasthan Royals batsman TR Binny run out. (PTI)
Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky ponting celebrate the dismissal of Rajasthan Royals cricketer Dilshant Yagnik. (PTI)