The struggles for RCB began soon as the slow pitch that offered a bit of turn seemed to suit the Mumbai bowlers who gave little away. In fact, the RCB batsmen appeared ill at ease when the spinners were introduced and sure enough, they lost Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli and Arun Karthik in quick succession.
Agarwal holed out to Pollard in the deep off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and then an impatient Kohli gifted his wicket to Harbhajan, attempting a slog-sweep and caught at mid-wicket. RCB slid deeper into the quick sand when in the next over, Karthik departed, caught in the deep off Chahal.
Image: Mumbai Indians' captain Harbhajan Singh, second left, celebrates with teammates after their win over Mumbai Indians in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket final match in Chennai, India, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011.