Mumbai ease past woeful Deccan

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The Deccan Chargers' miserable run in the 2012 IPL continued as they were bowled out for 100 by the Mumbai Indians.

The Deccan Chargers' miserable run in the 2012 IPL continued as they were bowled out for 100 by the Mumbai Indians, who then cruised to a five-wicket victory on Sunday.

Having recorded their first win of the season on Thursday, when they triumphed over the Pune Warriors, the Chargers would have hoped to maintain that momentum.

Instead they went into their clash in Mumbai on Sunday without skipper Kumar Sangakkara and fell foul of Sri Lankan paceman Lasith Malinga, who claimed 4 for 16 as the Chargers were rolled in 18.4 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan (29) and JP Duminy (25 not out) were the only batsmen to put up any resistance, as Mumbai captain Harbhajan Singh started the rot before James Franklin claimed two wickets in the middle overs.

With Deccan on the ropes, Malinga took over to rattle through the tail and limit them to a poor total.

Dale Steyn made the perfect start for the Chargers when he bowled his countryman Richard Levi with the first ball of Mumbai's reply.

When Sachin Tendulkar was caught at slip off the bowling of Pratap Singh and Steyn had Dinesh Karthik caught behind it looked as if Mumbai might struggle to achieve the modest target.

However one innings of substance was always going to be enough, and Rohit Sharma stroked 42 to put Mumbai right back on track.

Sharma and James Franklin fell in quick succession to ensure a few nerves, but Ambati Rayudu's unbeaten 19 saw the Indians to victory with almost two overs to spare.

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