Captain Sachin Tendulkar struck an unbeaten 59-ball 89, his highest Indian Premier League score, to help Mumbai Indians post a competitive 174 for five against Rajasthan Royals here today.

Tendulkar mixed caution with aggression and decorated his innings with 10 fours and two sixes to notch up his fifth half century of the tournament.

Yet again the Mumbai innings revolved around Tendulkar as he first shared crucial 63 runs for the fourth wicket with JP Duminy (31 off 32) and then added 50 runs with Kieron Pollard (25 off 13) to guide the table toppers to the challenging score especially after they were 30 for three at one stage.

Shane Watson was the pick of the Rajasthan bowlers with figures of three for 37.

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