Watch cricket highlights: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 1st Semi-Final IPL (2010), played at Mumbai on April 21, 2010.
The first semifinal between MI and RCB promises some exciting action. Both teams will try their best to seize the opportunity and outwit each other. Mumbai Indians are lucky enough, as the semifinal was shifted from Bangalore to Navi Mumbai due to security concerns. They will have the advantage of playing at home.
With teams being set up for semis the first semifinals of the IPL 3 will be between MI and RCB on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at D.Y Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. The bomb threats in Bangalore forced IPL management to shift the venue to Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai rested a number of players for their dead rubber match against Kolkata, so expect to see many changes from that game. Tendulkar, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga and Zaheer Khan will all come back in, while Dwayne Bravo will likely be the most high-profile overseas player to miss out.
On the other hand RCB will consider itself lucky to find them in the semis. They must have been biting nails until KKRs scored their final run. It is just the net run rate that has seen them through and Kallis, Uthappa and KP are those that helped the team score fast runs and have decent run rate every time whether they won or lost.
Royal Challengers Bangalore also have good team with strong bench strength as Kallis giving good start followed by Kevin Pietersen, Dravid, Ross Taylor and Virat Kohli and in the end hard Uthappa is there to boost the total. Vinay and Praveen Kumar doing well along with captain Kumble.