Nokia Champions League T20 - 2nd semi final

Mumbai Indians v Somerset

Mumbai Indians won by 10 runs

All set for the start. The MI openers are out in the middle and Aiden Blizzard will face Alfonso Thomas

Nitin Sundar does a quick calculation. The stands are "20% full. Five stands completely empty. The usual yellow stands, plus the ones at extra cover. Very strange." The No-Chennai-Super-Kings effect

Tauhid: "People talking about Warner and Gayle, but I feel van der Merwe is underestimated. He has harly put a foot wrong this tournment, and hope to see him smiling at the end of tomorrow."

Naman: "In my opinion, the Mumbai Indians have not done justice to Andrew Symonds' potential. He used to be the guy who carried the innings whenever his team faultered. Now, he is just a guy who is there as a foreign player in the team and might get a chance to play. It would have been better if he played for a weaker team than Mumbai Indians, they could make better use of him!!" Naman, the point is that he 'used to', unfortunately

7.30 pm Harbhajan Singh wins the toss and MI will have a bat

Harbhajan: "We have practiced a lot. T&T did a favour to us and we are in the semis. No need to panic, we are very happy with whatever we have got at the moment." Symonds is out and the now-famous Suryakumar Yadav is back. Note that they can play only four overseas players in the XI now

Thomas: "We are up for it. We have played a few semi-finals. Confidence is pretty high in the camp. I will be happy with [restricting them to] 160." Somerset are unchanged

MI would hope their specialist batsmen stand up today, finally, after having to depend on Lasith Malinga to bail them out, with the bat

7.25 pm Former South Africa player HD Ackerman doing the pich report says that there is no grass and some little cracks on the surface. Run scoring in the middle overs will be critical, he says. Ian Bishop says that the pitch is harder and does not expect much uneven bounce and turn today.

7.20 pm This will be Somerset's first game in Chennai, MI have played here before in the tournament, twice

Sidharth Monga looks forward to this match in his preview. He has this to say of Somerset: "Along the way they have warmed people to the tournament, not by screaming for attention ala Trinidad & Tobago two years ago, but gently nudging people to watch them."

7.10 pm Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh are having a close look at the pitch

7.05 pm It's that time of the evening, it's time for the second semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20. The venue is not far from Bangalore but the conditions are completely different in Chennai. Nitin Sundar, our man at the Chidambaram Stadium, tries to confound us by saying that "it is a relatively cooler evening than normal" and then adds, "though muggy as always." There you go ...

The run-rates at the respective grounds show you just how different Chennai has been to Bangalore ... 7.11 runs have been scored per over in Chennai ... the rate has been 8.62 in Bangalore ... a neat gap of 30 runs per completed innings

0.1

Thomas to Blizzard, 1 run, swinging on to the pads first up from a length, he turns it to short fine leg and is away with a single

Ashwin: "Is India still the mad cricket loving country? Empty stands everywhere."

0.2

Thomas to Kanwar, no run, Kanwar takes a step out to an away going length ball that keeps low outside off, he almost reaches it before he decides to shoulder arms

0.3

Thomas to Kanwar, no run, just short of Trego at mid off. Kanwar pushing on the up from the crease, but it fell short as Trego got down towards it

0.4

Thomas to Kanwar, no run, slower one and Kanwar is beaten on the loose drive, this one did not bounce much at all

0.5

Thomas to Kanwar, 1 run, now Thomas gets a bit of bounce as he digs in a short one into Kanwar, who pulls it without much timing, on account of the slowness, there is a man at deep midwicket

0.6

Thomas to Blizzard, 1 run, full delivery slapped away to a diving mid off for a single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
AC Blizzard    2* (2b)      AC Thomas    1-0-3-0
S Kanwar    1* (4b)     

Nitin Sundar gives his emphatic opinion: "This is the worst atmosphere I have seen for an evening game here."

1.1

Kirby to Blizzard, FOUR, shot! that will beat mid off, Kirby going full on the stumps, Blizzard pushes it straight past the non-striker and it is too quick for mid off

Pras: "Being a Chennaiite, its very embarassing to notice empty stands from the supposed "knowledgable" Chennai crowd. Nobody comes to see a neutral game anymore."

1.2

Kirby to Blizzard, no run, tickled off the pads but straight to short fine leg

1.3

Kirby to Blizzard, no run, manages no timing on the pull off this short delivery that is bowled at 84 mph but comes slowly off the crease, mistimed to midwicket, Kanwar backed up too much and even as he dived back was hit on the throat by the throw, after it had missed the stumps

anees: "@ Ashwin - 'Excess of anything (even cricket ) is bad'."

round the stumps to Blizzard

1.4

Kirby to Blizzard, 1 wide, slow one goes wrong, way down the leg side from a length

1.4

Kirby to Blizzard, FOUR, that has beaten Thomas diving to his right at mid off, this is looking to be another typical Chepauk track, but Kirby overpitched, and Blizzard hustled the drive past thomas

1.5

Kirby to Blizzard, FOUR, another boundary, fine start for MI, Kirby saw Blizzard take a step out and dropped it shortish and a touch wide outside off, Blizzard stopped and guided it superbly between short third man and point

1.6

Kirby to Blizzard, no run, leaves the crease again, this time Kirby is on target on the stumps off a length, and blizzard tucks it towards midwicket

End of over 2 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 16/0 (RR: 8.00)
AC Blizzard    14* (8b 3x4)      SP Kirby    1-0-13-0
S Kanwar    1* (4b)      AC Thomas    1-0-3-0

ishan: "@Ashwin: India was always a Indian Cricket Loving country and that too when India is winning....."

Here is Dibble, he bowled well on debut against Warriors

2.1

Dibble to Kanwar, 1 run, back of a length ball tucked away in front of square leg

2.2

Dibble to Blizzard, no run, cover has saved a certain boundary, it is Suppiah, short and wide delivery smashed off the back foot, but Suppiah dived to save four runs

2.3

Dibble to Blizzard, 2 runs, nicely done, he made some room outside leg and guided the length ball off middle through point, third man's throw was too wild to pressure them on the second

2.4

Dibble to Blizzard, no run, well bowled, slower one cutting away at 116 kph outside off, he checks the push to point

2.5

Dibble to Blizzard, no run, there is nothing off the pitch for the batsmen in terms of pace, Blizzard made a lot of room outside leg and tried to slap this one through covers, found the man as he mistimed the shot totally

2.6

Dibble to Blizzard, no run, a charge, a swing and a miss to end a good first over from dibble

End of over 3 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
AC Blizzard    16* (13b 3x4)      AJ Dibble    1-0-3-0
S Kanwar    2* (5b)      SP Kirby    1-0-13-0

3.1

Kirby to Kanwar, OUT, Kanwar has found deep square leg with precision, Kirby dropped it short, there was the man in the deep on the leg side, Kanwar did not get hold of the pull as well as he would have liked, went high in the air and right to the boundary rider

S Kanwar c Buttler b Kirby 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Chandrashis: "well, thats perfectly normal judging from the fact that very few people came to watch neutral matches during the WC as well!!"

3.2

Kirby to Blizzard, 1 run, Blizzard is not timing the forcing shots at all, he underedges an attempted swing-pull through midwicket to short fine leg, the ball was not short enough for that shot

3.3

Kirby to Rayudu, 1 no ball, RAyudu plays and misses first ball, a touch casually, width outside off stump, but some bounce now, he has a weak dab and missed, Kirby has overstepped, oh well

3.3

Kirby to Rayudu, (no ball) 1 run, Rayudu gets the shortish free hit away wide of deep square leg for a single, but Kirby has overstepped again, it is raining free hits

3.3

Kirby to Blizzard, SIX, Kirby pays the price for the second no ball, Blizzard winds up, gets under the length ball from round the stumps and mows it over midwicket

3.4

Kirby to Blizzard, no run, opens the face to a length ball and runs it to point

3.5

Kirby to Blizzard, 1 run, guides this one from close to the body wide of point

3.6

Kirby to Rayudu, 1 run, well bowled, bounce off a length and straightening a shade, Rayudu runs it towards point

End of over 4 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 31/1 (RR: 7.75)
AT Rayudu    2* (3b)      SP Kirby    2-0-25-1
AC Blizzard    24* (17b 3x4 1x6)      AJ Dibble    1-0-3-0

Sen: "Empty stands: sign of too much cricket or improving economy. people have more important things to do."

4.1

Dibble to Rayudu, no run, length ball straight on middle, tight line, defended solidly

4.2

Dibble to Rayudu, no run, gets on top of a bouncing short of a length ball but guides it to cover

4.3

Dibble to Rayudu, 2 runs, length ball angled in to the pads and he nudges it behind square leg

rajasekaran: "What can a chennaite do? We spent for the worldcup, then we watched the IPL ? Do you think we can spend a few thousands again so soon? There is life beyond cricket too !! We cannot fill stands just for the sake of it !! Say , if sachin, people might have still come in numbers to watch in ! Infact that would be all !"

4.4

Dibble to Rayudu, 1 run, very full, almost in the blockhole, Rayudu drags it towards mid on

4.5

Dibble to Blizzard, SIX, Blizzard is putting away the hittable deliveries on this slow track very well, full and in the hitting zone on the stumps, he gets under it and clatters it with a big swing over mid off

4.6

Dibble to Blizzard, FOUR, gets another one away now, not as well timed, but they will take anything on this pitch, again full delivery, he swings it and manages to beat a diving mid on

End of over 5 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 44/1 (RR: 8.80)
AC Blizzard    34* (19b 4x4 2x6)      AJ Dibble    2-0-16-0
AT Rayudu    5* (7b)      SP Kirby    2-0-25-1

5.1

Thomas to Rayudu, no run, gets forward and pushes with an open face, straight to point

John: "Indians have always been fans of cricketers not cricket, the only exception of-course is when India is playing. Franchises are the only chance of changing that."

5.2

Thomas to Rayudu, no run, pushes towards covers off the front foot, thomas keeping it tight outside off

5.3

Thomas to Rayudu, 1 run, Rayudu knows this one should have gone for more, it was angled in on the pads, he shuffled across too but nudged it to short fine leg

round the stumps to Blizzard

5.4

Thomas to Blizzard, 1 run, thick edge as he goes driving at one on a length that bounces, runs to the right of third man

5.5

Thomas to Rayudu, FOUR, this time Rayudu has capitalised on this back of a length ball that gives him enough time to shuffle, swivel on one leg and help it through square leg

5.6

Thomas to Rayudu, 1 run, full one hit hard down to long on

End of over 6 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 51/1 (RR: 8.50)
AT Rayudu    11* (12b 1x4)      AC Thomas    2-0-10-0
AC Blizzard    35* (20b 4x4 2x6)      AJ Dibble    2-0-16-0

Murali Kartik comes on

6.1

Kartik to Rayudu, FOUR, tossed up, he gets forward and pushes uppishly but he has placed the push superbly past extra cover and has also beaten sweeper cover to his right

6.2

Kartik to Rayudu, 1 run, worked on the leg side for one

6.3

Kartik to Blizzard, 1 run, turning in on the pads, tucked away in the air but in the gap through square leg

6.4

Kartik to Rayudu, 1 run, low full toss, he lunges forward and drives past extra cover

6.5

Kartik to Blizzard, 1 run, short of a length going straight on around off, punched down to long off

6.6

Kartik to Rayudu, 1 run, bowled full on middle and leg, flicked to deep square leg

End of over 7 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 60/1 (RR: 8.57)
AT Rayudu    18* (16b 2x4)      M Kartik    1-0-9-0
AC Blizzard    37* (22b 4x4 2x6)      AC Thomas    2-0-10-0

Parth: "Talking about too much cricket, this sport cannot follow baseball or Soccer which don't have too many international commitments. Come on they didn't even give the fans time to cherish the World Cup triumph. It feels like one good dream that fades away when you go to bed the next night."

7.1

Dibble to Rayudu, no run, beaten outside off as he looks to stand in the crease and dab a straight length ball close to off

7.2

Dibble to Rayudu, 1 run, width at 124 kph outside off but Rayudu cannot beat point with the guide

7.3

Dibble to Blizzard, no run, well bowled, tight line full on off from round the stumps, pushed away off the front foot

Naved: "I find it laughable that the people are blaming the empty stands on India's love for cricketers. All the continuous cricket and you hold multiple matches in one city, and you expect people to still spend good money to watch cricket!!!"

7.4

Dibble to Blizzard, 1 leg bye, coming in with the angle from back of a length, Blizzard tries to make room and swing it on the leg side, the ball rolls off the pad behind point

7.5

Dibble to Rayudu, OUT, Rayudu is gone, he has tried to force a bouncing length ball through extra cover on this slow track, and the thick edge has been snapped up by the keeper

AT Rayudu c †Kieswetter b Dibble 19 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Samuel: "An overdose of anything creates nausea. Can we go back to the good old days of the 80s and 90s when very less cricket was played and every match was an event?"

Franklin is in, slip in place

7.6

Dibble to Franklin, no run, going across him some way outside off, he quietly dabs it to point

End of over 8 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 62/2 (RR: 7.75)
JEC Franklin    0* (1b)      AJ Dibble    3-0-17-1
AC Blizzard    37* (24b 4x4 2x6)      M Kartik    1-0-9-0

This game could not have been more different than the first semi-final in Bangalore

8.1

Kartik to Blizzard, 1 run, tossed up from over the stumps, driven to sweeper cover

8.2

Kartik to Franklin, 2 runs, more flight from KArtik outside off, he gets to the pitch and drives wide of sweeper cover

8.3

Kartik to Franklin, 1 run, tries to run this widish full ball through point but cannot time it

8.4

Kartik to Blizzard, no run, right on the stumps on a length, pushed back to the bowler

8.5

Kartik to Blizzard, FOUR, tossed up full and down the leg side, he gets enough of a tickle on it to get it fine past the keeper

8.6

Kartik to Blizzard, 1 run, driven down to long on

End of over 9 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 71/2 (RR: 7.88)
AC Blizzard    43* (28b 5x4 2x6)      M Kartik    2-0-18-0
JEC Franklin    3* (3b)      AJ Dibble    3-0-17-1

9.1

Dibble to Blizzard, 1 run, slowish length ball coming in to the batsman on off stump, pushed off the front foot

9.2

Dibble to Franklin, 1 run, uses the angle from round the stumps on this length ball to push it down to long on

9.3

Dibble to Blizzard, 1 leg bye, 122 kph short of a length in to the body, too slow off the pitch, he goes nowhere with an attempted pull

9.4

Dibble to Franklin, no run, hits the pads from round the stumps, looked like going down leg, Dibble wasn't appealing anyway, Kieswetter did, twice

9.5

Dibble to Franklin, 1 run, worked off the pads to midwicket

John: "@Naveed, once Sachin retires, and you see the empty stands at every test match in India, then we can debate India's love for cricket and not cricketers. Actually then I guess the debate will be over."

9.6

Dibble to Blizzard, 1 leg bye, it is clearly a struggle trying to swing over midwicket as compared to Bangalore where it was the natural thing to do every time, this one bounds off the pads towards point

End of over 10 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 76/2 (RR: 7.60)
AC Blizzard    44* (31b 5x4 2x6)      AJ Dibble    4-0-20-1
JEC Franklin    5* (6b)      M Kartik    2-0-18-0

10.1

Kartik to Blizzard, no run, well bowled, hurrying on to middle from a length, stabbed towards midwicket

10.2

Kartik to Blizzard, 2 runs, crouches low and and guides a delivery going across him, behind point

10.3

Kartik to Blizzard, SIX, dropped at deep midwicket, Blizzard brings up 50 with a slog swept six, he fetched it from way outside off, there was a man in the deep, he got both hands to it even as it passed above the rope, and it went through

10.4

Kartik to Blizzard, no run, pushed back to the bowler

10.5

Kartik to Blizzard, 1 run, single down the ground now

10.6

Kartik to Franklin, 1 run, down the track and works for a single to long on

End of over 11 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 86/2 (RR: 7.81)
JEC Franklin    6* (7b)      M Kartik    3-0-28-0
AC Blizzard    53* (36b 5x4 3x6)      AJ Dibble    4-0-20-1

Rohit: "Alright, RCB has played about as much cricket as CSK...But the stands were pretty much full, so, I think it is fair to say that the Team's momentum does have a LOT to do with the attendance. If Chennai was playing today, the stands wouldn't have been empty."

Here is RVDM

11.1

van der Merwe to Franklin, no run, fires it in flat and full from over the stumps outside off, pushed back to him

11.2

van der Merwe to Franklin, OUT, RVDM appeals loudly, and RVDM strikes second ball, fired this one in straighter and on the stumps, Franklin is hit on the pads as he misses with the bat, and umpire Doctrove thinks that would have hit the stumps, it would have the middle one

JEC Franklin lbw b van der Merwe 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

malay: "I am sure many economists are following this commentary. Could someone estimate the productivity loss of South Asia for watching endless cricket?"

Pollard is in

11.3

van der Merwe to Pollard, 1 run, he goes hard at the first ball, and it almost carries to long on, goes on the bounce

11.4

van der Merwe to Blizzard, 1 run, dabbed towards covers for a single from outside off

11.5

van der Merwe to Pollard, 2 runs, crouches forward and nudges in front of square leg softly enough to come back for two

11.6

van der Merwe to Pollard, 1 run, full toss on middle and off, Pollard shows it a straight bat and it flies down to long off past a diving RVDM

End of over 12 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 91/3 (RR: 7.58)
KA Pollard    4* (3b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-5-1
AC Blizzard    54* (37b 5x4 3x6)      M Kartik    3-0-28-0

Anshul: "Its not money...its not the love for cricketers nor it is the thing about India winning. Its you guys. Why would anybody go to stadiums if your coverage is providing them all they want." That is an original one

Slip in place

12.1

Kartik to Pollard, 1 run, tossed up, he pushes with the turn towards extra cover

12.2

Kartik to Blizzard, no run, fired flat and full outside off, Blizzard backs away and tries to run it through point, misses

12.3

Kartik to Blizzard, OUT, bowled 'em! Kartik claps vigorously, Blizzard went down on the knee for another slog sweep, but Kartik bowled it very close to him, flat and too tight for the big swing, Blizzard lost his stumps off the thigh pad

AC Blizzard b Kartik 54 (39b 5x4 3x6) SR: 138.46

12.4

Kartik to Yadav, 1 run, the formerly-'injured' Yadav is off the mark with a single first ball

12.5

Kartik to Pollard, no run, straightish one flat on middle, pushed back to the bowler

12.6

Kartik to Pollard, no run, tight finish from Kartik, quick on the stumps, defended carefully

End of over 13 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 93/4 (RR: 7.15)
KA Pollard    5* (6b)      M Kartik    4-0-30-1
SA Yadav    1* (1b)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-5-1

13.1

van der Merwe to Yadav, 1 run, worked off middle in through midwicket

13.2

van der Merwe to Pollard, 1 run, that did not get up at all, it headed for Pollard's pads, but he got down the bat in time from the skies and worked it in front of square leg

13.3

van der Merwe to Yadav, no run, lunges forward and pushes a tossed up ball back to the bowler

13.4

van der Merwe to Yadav, 1 run, top-edged sweep from well outside off stump, but wide of short fine leg

13.5

van der Merwe to Pollard, no run, fired in flat and fullish on middle and leg, he pushes forward in defence

13.6

van der Merwe to Pollard, SIX, Pollard goes after this fullish delivery darted in, does not time it too well but enough power to clear the man at deep midwicket

End of over 14 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 102/4 (RR: 7.28)
KA Pollard    12* (9b 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-14-1
SA Yadav    3* (4b)      M Kartik    4-0-30-1

14.1

Kirby to Yadav, 1 run, full on the pads, he gets bat in front of pad and flicks to long leg

14.2

Kirby to Pollard, no run, slower one outside off at 104 kph, he goes hard after it but is confused by the lack of pace, beaten

14.3

Kirby to Pollard, 1 run, worked in front of square leg for one

Abedi: "We must appreciate Hyderabad crowds as they were in Stadium in good numbers to KKR & others." Only for the KKR games mate

14.4

Kirby to Yadav, 1 run, very full one clipped off the pads to deep midwicket

14.5

Kirby to Pollard, 2 runs, slow and very wide outside off, he tries to mow it over midwicket, does not get any timing on the shot as he tries to drag it from way outside off, still gets two

14.6

Kirby to Pollard, 1 run, full outside off, guided towards point

End of over 15 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 108/4 (RR: 7.20)
KA Pollard    16* (13b 1x6)      SP Kirby    3-0-31-1
SA Yadav    5* (6b)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-14-1

15.1

Trego to Pollard, SIX, that has gone on to the roof, Pollard gets a lot of muscle under a harmless length ball on off and hits it almost vertically in the air, but he has enough on it to send it way over deep midwicket

15.2

Trego to Pollard, 1 run, slower short ball, he cannot get bat on ball as he swivels for the pull

15.3

Trego to Yadav, no run, beats him outside off with another slow, length ball

15.4

Trego to Yadav, no run, bounce for Trego outside off, he tries to ride it and guide it fine past the keeper, misses

15.5

Trego to Yadav, 1 run, now he tries the scoop from outside off, manages a single to short fine leg

15.6

Trego to Pollard, 1 run, short third man is in the circle, and Pollard tried to squeeze a full ball past him, but could not beat the man

End of over 16 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 117/4 (RR: 7.31)
KA Pollard    24* (16b 2x6)      PD Trego    1-0-9-0
SA Yadav    6* (9b)      SP Kirby    3-0-31-1

16.1

Thomas to Pollard, no run, full and some way outside off stump, Pollard tries to run it past short third man but misses

16.2

Thomas to Pollard, OUT, Thomas screams in celebration as he bowls Pollard with a very full delivery outside off that Pollard went after and edged on to the stumps, big wicket

KA Pollard b Thomas 24 (18b 0x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

16.3

Thomas to Sathish, 1 run, pushes off the front foot in front of cover for a single

16.4

Thomas to Yadav, 1 bye, this is a superb over from thomas, he gets anothe swing-and-miss from the batsman with a length ball outside off, Kieswetter gets some bad bounce and cannot collect

16.5

Thomas to Sathish, 2 runs, hit towards sweeper cover for a couple

16.6

Thomas to Sathish, 1 run, shortish but not getting up much, skidding on to the pads, he cannot get it with any power through square leg

End of over 17 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 122/5 (RR: 7.17)
R Sathish    4* (3b)      AC Thomas    3-0-14-1
SA Yadav    6* (10b)      PD Trego    1-0-9-0

17.1

van der Merwe to Sathish, 1 run, low full toss outside off, he swings it through midwicket

17.2

van der Merwe to Yadav, 2 runs, backs away and goes inside out over extra cover, it goes on the bounce to Suppiah at sweeper cover, the throw isn't the best and Kieswetter misses as he tries to back-flick it on the stumps

17.3

van der Merwe to Yadav, 1 run, worked behind square leg for one

17.4

van der Merwe to Sathish, 2 runs, superb work from Suppiah at sweeper cover, it was a full ball squeezed through point, Suppiah put in a good run and went sprawling on the ground to parry the ball away from the ropes

17.5

van der Merwe to Sathish, no run, that wasn't far from off as he missed a late dab

17.6

van der Merwe to Sathish, FOUR, beats Suppiah on the sweeper cover boundary finally, drives a full delivery hard, Suppiah charges to his left, dives but the ball goes through him

End of over 18 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 132/5 (RR: 7.33)
R Sathish    11* (7b 1x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-24-1
SA Yadav    9* (12b)      AC Thomas    3-0-14-1

Kannan: "Please dont misjudge the chennai fans. champions league has stopped selling the tickets in chennai right from the beginning. poor chennai fans, dont know where to buy the tickets."

18.1

Thomas to Yadav, FOUR, innovative from yadav, crouches low to a length ball outside off and the reverse scoop beats short third man comfortably

18.2

Thomas to Yadav, 1 run, full, fast and close to off stump, he tries to make room and go off side, mistimes the shot

18.3

Thomas to Sathish, SIX, he has got hold of the slow short ball, it was a half tracker, and he pulled it well out of deep midwicket's reach

18.4

Thomas to Sathish, 1 run, 131 kph shortish in to the body, he tries to swing it square but does not quite time it

18.5

Thomas to Yadav, FOUR, that was headed full for the stumps, but Yadav was standing a foot outside leg, and slammed the drive between extra cover and mid off

18.6

Thomas to Yadav, FOUR, another boundary, Yadav clearly has recovered quite well from the injury, he walks outside off, gets hold of a shortish ball and swings it over square leg

End of over 19 (20 runs) Mumbai Indians 152/5 (RR: 8.00)
SA Yadav    22* (16b 3x4)      AC Thomas    4-0-34-1
R Sathish    18* (9b 1x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-24-1

19.1

van der Merwe to Sathish, 2 runs, slapped wide of Suppiah at sweeper cover for a couple

19.2

van der Merwe to Sathish, FOUR, full toss outside off, he backs away, goes down on a knee and drags it over the bowler

19.3

van der Merwe to Sathish, 1 run, not short enough, he rocks back and mistimes the pull to long on

19.4

van der Merwe to Yadav, no run, backs away and misses the big swing as RVDM slips one past him outside off

19.5

van der Merwe to Yadav, no run, misses again, this one slides in between leg stump and his swinging bat, Kieswetter appeals for a stumping, he has got back some part of the boot before the bails come off

19.6

van der Merwe to Yadav, 1 run, cannot time the swing over long on off this full toss, goes to him on the bounce, Yadav is happy with the single, and Sthish has to get back

Thomas has got what he wanted. He has kept MI to exactly 160. But it seems a good total on this wicket where the ball is coming off slowly and there is no pace to time the big shots. Blizzard managed to get he bad ones away for a half-century and local boy Sathish blitzed a quick 25

End of over 20 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 160/5
SA Yadav    23* (19b 3x4)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-32-1
R Sathish    25* (12b 2x4 1x6)      AC Thomas    4-0-34-1
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Oct 8, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar and Nita Ambani after Mumbai Indians' semi-final win, Somerset v Mumbai Indians, 2nd semi-final, CLT20, Chennai, October 8, 2011

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Oct 8, 2011

Malinga cleaned up four batsmen in the match, Somerset v Mumbai Indians, 2nd semi-final, CLT20, Chennai, October 8, 2011

Malinga cleaned up four batsmen in the match

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