Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians IPL 6 Highlights | RR vs MI
Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2013, Jaipur- Rajasthan Royals 179 (Rahane 68*, Yagnik 34) beat Mumbai Indians 92 (Karthik 30, Faulkner 3-16) by 87 runs
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This match was billed as a clash of the legends, with three of cricket's greatest run-getters - Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar - featuring, and there was the added draw of Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh facing off days after Sreesanth's barrage of tweets re-opened the Slapgate controversy from the first season of the IPL. To dash the dreams of the marketing men, the three legends played 12 deliveries in all, and Sreesanth was rested from the game as Rajasthan Royals wanted to ensure they didn't overwork him soon after a long lay-off.
Still, the fans at the Sawai Man Singh stadium were treated to one of the joys of the IPL, watching journeymen cricketers take their chance in the limelight as Royals brushed away their underdog tag to go top of the table after demolishing the high-profile Mumbai Indians. Dishant Yagnik made the most of being promoted to No. 3 to ensure the momentum wasn't lost after Shane Watson's high-octane start, the unheralded offspinner Ajit Chandila can tell his grandkids he's the first bowler to have dismissed both Tendulkar and Ponting in the same match, and the under-rated Siddharth Trivedi virtually ended the chase by getting the dangerous Rohit Sharma in a wicket maiden.
This was a night on which almost everything went right for Royals. Their Twenty20 superstar Watson took apart Mumbai's main threat, Lasith Malinga, to lead Royals to 58 after six overs. The trouble for Royals has been that they have struggled to kick on once Watson departs - this time in the eight over - but Dravid decided to demote himself and gave Yagnik a go.