First, the explosive Chris Gayle delivered the big hits.

Then, the crafty Daniel Vettori operated with control and guile to provide Royal Challengers Bangalore an emphatic 43-run win over Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier of the Indian Premier League IV at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday night. Sachin Tendulkar's decision to field boomeranged. There was greater spin for the bowlers in the second half. Pursuing a daunting 186, Mumbai Indians finished at 142 for eight.

Royal Challengers Bangalore:M. Agarwal c Rohit b Pollard 41 (31b, 4x4, 2x6), C. Gayle c Franklin b Patel 89 (47b, 9x4, 5x6), V. Kohli b Nechim 8 (12b), A.B. de Villiers (not out) 21, (15b, 1x6), L. Pomersbach c Malinga b Patel 4 (4b), S. Tiwary (not out) 8 (12b), Extras (w-13, nb-1): 14; Total (for four wkts. In 20 overs): 185.

Fall of wickets:1-113, 2-148, 3-151, 4-157.

Mumbai Indians bowling:Abu Nechim 4-0-56-1, Harbhajan 4-0-40-0, Malinga 4-0-24-0, Munaf 4-0-27-2, Rohit 1-0-14-0, Pollard 3-0-24-1.

Mumbai Indians:A. Blizzard c Agarwal b Aravind 10 (11b, 2x4), S. Tendulkar st. de Villiers b Syed Mohammed 40 (24b, 7x4), Harbhajan Singh c Pomersbach b Aravind 13 (7b, 1x4, 1x6), Rohit Sharma c Pomersbach b Vettori 13 (15b, 1x4), J. Franklin b Khan 16 (17b, 1x6), A. Rayudu lbw b Vettori 0 (1b), K. Pollard c Mithun b Vettori 3 (6b), R. Sathish (not out) 18 (21b, 1x4), L. Malinga c Pomersbach b Syed Mohammed 7 (5b, 1x6), Abu Nechim (not out) 18 (13b, 1x4, 1x6), Extras (lb-2, w-2): 4; Total (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 142.

Fall of wickets:1-23, 2-41, 3-68, 4-82, 5-83, 6-89, 7-99, 8-110.

Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling:Khan 4-0-32-1, Aravind 3-0-27-2, Gayle 3-0-11-0, Mithun 2-0-26-0, Vettori 4-0-19-3, Syed Mohammed 4-0-25-2.

Man-of-the-match: Chris Gayle

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