By BV Swagath
Mumbai Indians crushed Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in a high-scoring contest at Ahmedabad. Batting first, Mumbai Indians piled up 178 for 3 while Rajasthan Royals were down in their chase quite early slipping to 75 for 7 in 12 overs. They finished fighting though with a total of 153 for 8 with late fireworks from Hodge and Faulkner.
Toss and Teams: Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opted to bat first against Rajasthan Royals in Match 44 of IPL 7 at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad. Mumbai make three changes with Michael Hussey, Krishmar Santokie and Shreyas Gopal coming in for Corey J Anderson, Lasith Malinga and CM Gautam. For Rajasthan Royals, Brad Hodge, Ankit Sharma and Shane Watson replace Steven Smith, Pravin Tambe and Ben Cutting.