Our batting was brilliant, says MI captain Rohit Sharma

Bengaluru, Apr 20: Under pressure after four consecutive defeats, Mumbai Indians (MI) came out with a "positive" display to register their first win in this year's Indian Premier League, said team's skipper Rohit Sharma here last night (April 19).

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Mumbai Indians produced a clinical performance to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 18 runs in a high-scoring affair to register their maiden win in IPL 8. (Pollard's bizarre act)

Mitchell McCleanaghan (left) celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli, along with Parthiv Patel (centre) and Rohit Sharma

Sent into bat, Lendl Simmons and Unmukt Chand first smashed strokeful half-centuries to power Mumbai Indians to an imposing 209 for seven and then veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (3/27) weaved his magic to restrict RCB to 191 for seven.

"The way we batted was brilliant, we were positive all throughout. Finally putting everything was good to see and we got to a good score," Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

"The bowlers did a very good job in the end, fantastic in the end as there was dew. There was pressure on us after losing four out of four. We were positive to start off and finished off really well. (Lasith) Malinga wanted to prove a point against this quality line-up, not just him everyone bowled well - Bhajji (Harbhajan) and (Mitchell) McClenaghan as he got Kohli's wicket," he added.

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