Rohit: Batting looks more settled with me opening

Mumbai Indians' captain Rohit Sharma said he would more than likely bat at the top of the order in the remaining IPL games after playing a match-winning innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday.

Rohit hit 62 off 44 balls as the his team chased down a target of 171 with to overs to spare to win by six wickets for their second victory of the campaign.

The skipper had batted down the order in the last match but he explained that he only did that because Kieron Pollard missed the game but with the big West Indian back he will continue to open the innings and Ambati Rayudu at number three.

After the RCB match Rohit said: "As far as our batting is concerned it looks more settled with Rayudu batting at three and myself batting at the top of the order.

"We wanted Pollard to get back into form as quickly as possible and today was the perfect day for him.

"That particular change [Rohit batting at number four] was only for that particular game because we wanted some experience in the middle [of the order]. At the end of the day everything boils down to the balance of the squad.

"Unfortunately for us, last game we missed Pollard because he had food poisoning and we had to get someone in."

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