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Mumbai Indians sweat over batting before Royals tie
10 April 2012

Hosts Mumbai Indians need to address their batting concerns as they take on table toppers Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Mumbai have struggled in chasing small totals in their last two matches and had Rohit Sharma not played a heroic innings (50-ball 73), they could have lost Monday's match against Deccan Chargers.

The Harbhajan Singh-led side, without the calming influence of the injured Sachin Tendulkar at the top of the order, once again seemed to be floundering while chasing a none-too-difficult target of 139 before the under-performing Rohit performed the last-over magic when the side needed 18 runs.

Rohit's whirlwind unbeaten knock and good support from West Indian Kieron Pollard saved the day for MI after their bowlers had done a commendable job in restricting their rivals to a manageable total.

 

 

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