Indian Premier League - 13th match

Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Back for the chase. Malinga to start off. Sachin, with the Orange Cap on, in discussion with Lasith. Brendon McCullum to face, Mahela at the other end

0.1

Malinga to McCullum, no run, fires in the yorker first up, Baz squeezes it away towards Rohit at first slip, did it carry? Yes, it did, that's a drop

0.2

Malinga to McCullum, no run, low full toss outside off, pushed away to covers

0.3

Malinga to McCullum, no run, full delivery on middle and leg, played away watchfully towards mid on

0.4

Malinga to McCullum, FOUR, Baz charges out and takes this one on the full, smoking it between extra cover and mid off

0.5

Malinga to McCullum, no run, another one in the blockhole, normal service from Lasith, squeezed away to point

0.6

Malinga to McCullum, 1 run, charges outside his crease again, but gets too close to the pitch of this one, rolls away to backward point

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 5/0 (178 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 9.36)
BB McCullum    5* (6b 1x4)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (0b)     

arun: "That's just good manners from Rohit Sharma to have given Kochi a life in return for what Sachin got." Munaf Patel from the other end, keeper standing up

anirudh: "Sachin's 4+ overs assault and Malinga's 4 overs assault..8 overs are already taken care of even before the match :P what a team MI!"

1.1

Patel to McCullum, 1 leg bye, rolls away off the pads behind square as he misses the flick to one on the pads

1.2

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, Munaf tight as ever on a length around off, Mahela plays it away on the leg side

Kaustubh: "I have been screaming at them to step down to Malinga. Bazz did it for me. I mean waiting in the crease and letting him ruin your toes doesn't make any sense. Well done Brendon! Get him out of his comfort zone man!"

1.3

Patel to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, looks to paddle one on off stump behind square, does not connect cleanly

1.4

Patel to McCullum, no run, Baz swings on one leg for the big forcing pull, but misses the shortish skiddy one

1.5

Patel to McCullum, no run, caught in the crease with the keeper close to him, pushes a length ball towards covers

1.6

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, Sachin runs to his left at mid off and dives to stop a drive from Baz, to the delight of the crowd

End of over 2 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 8/0 (175 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.72)
BB McCullum    6* (10b 1x4)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0
DPMD Jayawardene    0* (2b)      SL Malinga    1-0-5-0

Kumaran: "Jayawardene wants to do it by himself by promoting up the order. Good positive approach!"

2.1

Malinga to McCullum, FOUR, smashes a full delivery down the ground, Lasith gets a foot to it, but it still beats mid off comfortably

2.2

Malinga to McCullum, FOUR, smoked off the front foot, Malinga targets the blockhole again, but it is another full one, and Baz takes a step forward and lofts it over mid off

2.3

Malinga to McCullum, no run, goes back of a length now after those boundaries, dabbed away to slip

2.4

Malinga to McCullum, FOUR, swatted away over point, makes room and hammers a length ball that beats sweeper cover easily

2.5

Malinga to McCullum, 1 run, fired in on middle and leg, played away on the leg side

sandeep: "This is Sachin Tendulkar's 100th 100 :-) Nothing Official about it !!"

2.6

Malinga to Jayawardene, FOUR, short-arm jab from Mahela, stays in the crease and pulls a shortish one between midwicket and mid on

End of over 3 (17 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 25/0 (158 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 9.29)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (3b 1x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-22-0
BB McCullum    19* (15b 4x4)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0

3.1

Patel to McCullum, no run, slogs this one from way outside off but straight to mid on

3.2

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, drives a fuller one off the front foot to sweeper cover

3.3

Patel to Jayawardene, FOUR, crack! Mahela's turn to target the straight boundary, hangs in the crease and swings a length ball over the bowler's head

3.4

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, backs away to go off side this time, but misses, and the ball bounces just over the stumps

3.5

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, misses the flick now, hit on the pads, but that is missing leg

3.6

Patel to Jayawardene, no run, tight stuff from Munaf, full around off stump, he makes room and tries to squeeze it away, cannot beat backward point

End of over 4 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 30/0 (153 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 9.56)
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (7b 2x4)      MM Patel    2-0-6-0
BB McCullum    20* (17b 4x4)      SL Malinga    2-0-22-0

Ali Murtaza in to the attack

4.1

Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, pushed away on the leg side

4.2

Murtaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, good stop at extra cover, it was driven in the air off the front foot, and he saved a boundary

4.3

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, goes for the reverse paddle, but gets it to backward point

4.4

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, leaves the crease and goes for the big drive, Symonds is there at extra cover

4.5

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, pushed away off the front foot on the off side

4.6

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, cannot beat mid on with the charge-and-drive, tight over from Murtaza

End of over 5 (2 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 32/0 (151 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 10.06)
BB McCullum    21* (22b 4x4)      AG Murtaza    1-0-2-0
DPMD Jayawardene    9* (8b 2x4)      MM Patel    2-0-6-0

Eric: "MALINGA hurdle passed successfully. Kochi are in a pretty safe zone until the HARBHAJAN hurdle." Pollard comes on

5.1

Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, dabbed away to backward point, and they take the throw on with the quick single

5.2

Pollard to McCullum, 1 run, angled in on leg stump, turned behind square leg off the back foot

5.3

Pollard to Jayawardene, 2 wides, wayward ball, short and wide down the leg side, Davy does well to get a glove to it, and short fine leg tidies up

5.3

Pollard to McCullum, FOUR, Baz stays in the crease, and hammers a length ball with the angle to the deep midwicket boundary

5.4

Pollard to McCullum, 1 run, swings this one down to long on

5.5

Pollard to Jayawardene, FOUR, dropped Murtaza at backward point fails to hold on to that upper dab that Mahela played so well in the World Cup final, he dived to his right and got two hands to it

5.6

Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 wide, strays down the leg side with the angle

5.6

Pollard to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela backs away outside leg, Pollard angles it on a length, and Mahela adjusts to pulls it to the deep backward square leg boundary

End of over 6 (18 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 50/0 (133 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 9.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    18* (11b 4x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-18-0
BB McCullum    27* (25b 5x4)      AG Murtaza    1-0-2-0

amit: "Now that we have returned the two favors to Kochi, can we start catching some balls?"

jeevan: "When is Sachin going to learn that Munaf is a rhythm bowler. IF he is doing good, give him his 3-4 overs as soon as you can. He doesnt have any special skills, if the line and length are working..bowl him through."

satyam: "Waiting to see Bhajji and Symmo bowling in tandem."

6.1

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, goes straight on outside off, he pushes for the turn, and gets an inside edge on to pad

6.2

Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run, down the track and pushes it away down to long off

6.3

Murtaza to Jayawardene, no run, pushed close to the wicket on the leg side, Mahela takes off for the run, Davy charges after the ball, and Mahela has to rush back

6.4

Murtaza to Jayawardene, FOUR, shuffles outside off and sweeps the full one backward of square to the boundary

6.5

Murtaza to Jayawardene, 2 runs, darted on the pads, turned past midwicket

6.6

Murtaza to Jayawardene, no run, diving stop to his left from the bowler, it was driven hard along the ground

End of over 7 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 57/0 (126 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 9.69)
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (15b 5x4)      AG Murtaza    2-0-9-0
BB McCullum    28* (27b 5x4)      KA Pollard    1-0-18-0

Harbhajan comes on now

7.1

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, right away he goes for the reverse sweep, but misses this flat one going across him from round the wicket

7.2

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, slightly short and he rocks back to pull to deep square leg

7.3

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 2 runs, Mahela with the cute reverse paddle to a fuller one, Malinga gives chase and pulls it back

7.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, length ball turning in, swept away to deep square leg

7.5

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, comes down the track and hammers this one but cannot beat extra cover

7.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, no run, tight over from Harbhajan, Mahela goes down for the sweep but does not connect, taking it on the pads outside leg

End of over 8 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 62/0 (121 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 10.08)
DPMD Jayawardene    27* (18b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    30* (30b 5x4)      AG Murtaza    2-0-9-0

keeper standing back for Pollard

8.1

Pollard to McCullum, SIX, and right away, he comes down the track and lifts Pollard over mid off and in to the crowd

keeper comes up to the stumps nos

8.2

Pollard to McCullum, 1 wide, sprays this one wide down the leg side

8.2

Pollard to McCullum, no run, better from Pollard, tucks him up with a short of a length ball on middle, defended close to the stumps

8.3

Pollard to McCullum, no run, goes for the pull off the front foot, swings hard but misses the length ball

8.4

Pollard to McCullum, 1 run, turned away with an open face to backward point, direct hit and Mahela was gone, but the throw was off the mark

8.5

Pollard to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela with a cuter reverse dab, waits for this length ball to come on outside off, bends the knee and gets it fine behind the keeper, off the back of the bat too

8.6

Pollard to Jayawardene, no run, Pollard gets away with a wide one outside off, cut away straight to point

End of over 9 (12 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 74/0 (109 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.22, RRR: 9.90)
DPMD Jayawardene    31* (20b 6x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-30-0
BB McCullum    37* (34b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-5-0

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, fired in flat on leg stump from round the stumps, misses the waft

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, SIX, Baz takes off over wide long on, goes down on the knee and mows him over the boundary

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, goes for the reverse sweep to one outside off and misses

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, goes straight on from over the stumps outside off, turned away to point

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 2 runs, backs away way outside leg and cuts this one from leg stump through point, diving stop on the boundary from Murtaza

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, rocks back languidly and cuts away a shortish one turning in to sweeper cover

End of over 10 (10 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 84/0 (99 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.40, RRR: 9.90)
DPMD Jayawardene    34* (22b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-15-0
BB McCullum    44* (38b 5x4 2x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-30-0

chandra: "Jayawardane should be called Mahatma Gandhi or Anna Hazara of Cricket. No violence but so effective. So pleasing to eyes." Satish comes on

10.1

Sathish to Jayawardene, 1 run, stars off with a gentle short and wide one outside off, and gets away with it as Mahela slams in to the ground

10.2

Sathish to McCullum, 1 run, tucked away to deep midwicket with the angle

10.3

Sathish to Jayawardene, 2 runs, slow full delivery outside off, Mahela waits for a long time before slapping it past extra cover

10.4

Sathish to Jayawardene, 1 run, tries the inside out lofted shot, but one hand comes off the blade and the ball goes in the air to sweeper cover

10.5

Sathish to McCullum, FOUR, hammered by Baz, stays in the crease, bends the knee and pulls forcefully in front of square leg

10.6

Sathish to McCullum, 2 runs, gets to his 50 with a couple down the ground wide of the man at long on

End of over 11 (11 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 95/0 (88 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.63, RRR: 9.77)
BB McCullum    51* (41b 6x4 2x6)      R Sathish    1-0-11-0
DPMD Jayawardene    38* (25b 6x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-15-0

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 2 runs, takes this one on the full and eases it on the leg side, gets two with the minimum of effort as Pollard cuts it off

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, backs away and cuts hard but straight to sweeper cover

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, takes a tossed up ball on the full and hits it down to long off

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, shot! Mahela makes some room, and lofts Harbhajan inside out from off stump, and easily beats sweeper cover

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, FOUR, half-tracker, he swivels and pulls off the front foot, Munaf gives up the chase early, running to his left from deep square leg

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jayawardene, 1 run, played down the ground for a single, Mahela has his half-century now

End of over 12 (13 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 108/0 (75 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 9.37)
DPMD Jayawardene    50* (30b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-28-0
BB McCullum    52* (42b 6x4 2x6)      R Sathish    1-0-11-0

abhishek: "are MI 20 runs short?"

12.1

Murtaza to Jayawardene, no run, appeals hopefully for the leg-before as he misses the sweep and is struck on the pads

12.2

Murtaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, tight line around off and plays it away for a single on the off side

12.3

Murtaza to McCullum, no run, squeezes a full one back to the bowler who lets it slip through his hands

12.4

Murtaza to McCullum, FOUR, charges out, takes this one on the full and belts it well past the man at sweeper cover

12.5

Murtaza to McCullum, 1 wide, fired wide down the leg side

12.5

Murtaza to McCullum, 1 run, gets too close to the pitch of this one as he charges out and hits it past extra cover in the end

12.6

Murtaza to Jayawardene, 1 run, now Mahela skips down the pitch, off the inside edge backward of square leg

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 116/0 (67 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.92, RRR: 9.57)
DPMD Jayawardene    52* (33b 8x4)      AG Murtaza    3-0-17-0
BB McCullum    57* (45b 7x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-28-0

Metal: "Its time to bring Malinga back." And he is back now

13.1

Malinga to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, Davy gets quickly to his left to stop this fine nudge from Mahela

13.2

Malinga to McCullum, 1 wide, fires this one wide outside off as he sees the batsman charge out

13.2

Malinga to McCullum, 1 wide, looks to give him the charge again, and Malinga again slings this one wide outside off

13.2

Malinga to McCullum, FOUR, biff! again wide outside off stump, he stays in the crease and scythes it over point and on the bounce over the ropes

13.3

Malinga to McCullum, 1 run, this one goes flying back on the bounce to long off as Baz makes room and gives it a mighty thwack

13.4

Malinga to Jayawardene, FOUR, Mahela with the dab, it's the World Cup final all over again, wide outside off and he dabs it late fine to the third man boundary

13.5

Malinga to Jayawardene, OUT, finally, finally Malinga gets one on target, incoming yorker, Mahela ends up wafting outside the line and Malinga strikes the middle stump

DPMD Jayawardene b Malinga 56 (36b 9x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Ravindra Jadeja against the slinger now

13.6

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 wide, hangs in the crease excepting the yorker, Malinga gives him the bouncer down the leg side

13.6

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, another short delivery, this time outside off, Jadeja is pinned to the crease again, and belatedly tries to upper cut it, misses

End of over 14 (13 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 129/1 (54 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.21, RRR: 9.00)
RA Jadeja    0* (1b)      SL Malinga    3-0-34-1
BB McCullum    62* (47b 8x4 2x6)      AG Murtaza    3-0-17-0

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, stays on the back foot, shuffles across and works this one down to long on

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, 1 run, cut off the back foot past a diving point who gets a hand to it, Jadeja crashes in to Baz while going for the run

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 2 runs, fired full on leg stump, flicked away in front of square, Sathish fumbles and allows them the second

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, tossed up and turning in from outside off stump, pushed on the off side

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, full toss, comes down the track and hits it down to long off

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Jadeja, no run, flat, short and turning away, he cuts it straight to backward point

End of over 15 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 134/1 (49 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.93, RRR: 9.80)
RA Jadeja    1* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-33-0
BB McCullum    66* (51b 8x4 2x6)      SL Malinga    3-0-34-1

rohan: "How about bowling Symonds ?" Munaf is back

15.1

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, smoked from the crease down to Pollard at long on

Abhi Max: "Why would you send R.Jadeja when you have someone like Brad Hodge in the dressing room?"

15.2

Patel to Jadeja, 1 run, full toss wide outside off, he reaches out to it from the crease and gets it down to long off

15.3

Patel to McCullum, no run, Munaf right in the blockhole, Baz cannot do anything with it, squeezes it back to the bowler

15.4

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, Baz contorts himself in to a spread-legs position for the Dilscoop, and gets the low full toss high over the keeper

15.5

Patel to Jadeja, 2 runs, Jadeja gets a wide one outside off stump and cuts it over point, a fumble in the deep and they take on the throw, Baz makes it just in time

15.6

Patel to Jadeja, FOUR, Kochi get four off the last ball, fuller one, Jadeja smokes it past Munaf and in to the straight boundary

End of over 16 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 143/1 (40 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.93, RRR: 10.00)
RA Jadeja    8* (6b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-15-0
BB McCullum    68* (54b 8x4 2x6)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-33-0

sajan: "Pity people still do not acknowldge what Jadeja is capable. He has shown that time and again." Pollard in to the attack, he has gone for plenty already

16.1

Pollard to McCullum, FOUR, clatter! Baz backs away, gets front leg out of the way, and smokes Pollard right away over extra cover

16.2

Pollard to McCullum, 2 runs, hammered straight down the ground, and a diving stop by long off saves another boundary, it was Ambati, they scurry back for the second

16.3

Pollard to McCullum, 2 runs, looks to swing this one out of the ground, but it bounces wide of the man running in from deep midwicket

16.4

Pollard to McCullum, FOUR, this time Baz gets four, goes down on the knee and whips a length ball over square leg, just bounces inside the boundary

16.5

Pollard to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, gets away with it as he swings it to deep midwicket

16.6

Pollard to Jadeja, no run, Jadeja goes down on the knee for the big mow over midwicket, misses this one going across him

End of over 17 (13 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 156/1 (27 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.17, RRR: 9.00)
RA Jadeja    8* (7b 1x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-43-0
BB McCullum    81* (59b 10x4 2x6)      MM Patel    3-0-15-0

Pollard has gone for 43 in three overs. Wonder why Sachin has not turned to Rohit. Davy is standing up to Malinga, I can't believe this

17.1

Malinga to McCullum, OUT, Baz has given it away, bends one knee and goes down outside off looking for the scoop over short fine leg, misses the full delivery, and has the leg stump knocked back, huge wicket for Mumbai

BB McCullum b Malinga 81 (60b 10x4 2x6) SR: 135.00

Hodge comes in now

17.2

Malinga to Hodge, no run, goes for the yorker, Hodge pushes the full delivery towards Sachin at extra cover

17.3

Malinga to Hodge, no run, gets the yorker right on target, he cannot do anything with it, dug out towards extra cover

17.4

Malinga to Hodge, FOUR, Hodge backs away and gets this one away, full on the stumps and he squeezes it past a diving point

17.5

Malinga to Hodge, no run, another one in the blockhole, lovely delivery, Hodge digs it out to Pollard at midwicket

17.6

Malinga to Hodge, FOUR, Hodge gets this one away, eight off the Malinga over, Kochi will take it, full on the stumps and he rocks back and swings it past the bowler, beats long on in the end

End of over 18 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 164/2 (19 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.11, RRR: 9.50)
BJ Hodge    8* (5b 2x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-42-2
RA Jadeja    8* (7b 1x4)      KA Pollard    3-0-43-0

18.1

Murtaza to Jadeja, FOUR, Pollard at long off comes rushing to his left, Jadeja had mowed it down the ground from outside off, long on had it covered, but Pollard came in his way and parried it to the boundary

18.2

Murtaza to Jadeja, 1 run, goes for the big one, this is fuller, and Jadeja lofts it straight back ,Pollard leaps in the air and stops the six with one hand, comes down while parrying the ball in, what an effort

18.3

Murtaza to Hodge, 2 runs, down the track and swings a flat one wide of sweeper cover, they come haring back for the second, and just make it

18.4

Murtaza to Hodge, 1 run, another charge from Hodge, gets the inside edge in front of square

18.5

Murtaza to Jadeja, SIX, Ravindra Jadeja gets a full toss and murders it high over the deep midwicket boundary, Kochi are closing in now

18.6

Murtaza to Jadeja, SIX, it is Jadeja who finishes it for Kochi, gets one more low full toss and scythes it over wide long on, roars and roars as the ball disappears beyond the boundary, Sachin watches the ball go helplessly

Phew. That was some game. That will be all from me, Abhishek Purohit, for the moment. Sid Ravi will make sense of this match in his bulletin, which you can read. Till the next game tomorrow, bye.

Er, Brendon McCullum is the Man of the Match. Brendon: "It was a big chase, we were hopeful it would skid on with a bit of dew. This is the way I play, always instinctively, some times it comes off, sometimes it does not. I had Mahela for company today who batted well. The pitch was good to bat on."

Mahela Jayawardene: "We needed this. We have been playing well. We needed to finish off these matches. Fantastic knock from Sachin but we knew it was chaseable if we batted sensibly and Brendon played brilliantly. Whenever we wanted to accelerate we did so against certain bowlers. We can improve in certain areas, we will keep working hard. We are excited about the players we have. [On Murali missing out] It is a good combination we have got, we will see the combination and conditions."

Sachin Tendulkar: "I thought we had enough to defend, but McCullum and Mahela batted well. The dew was always going to be there but I do not want to give excuses. They deserved to win. I don't think I could have done any different with my bowlers, we could have fielded well, taken those catches. I thought they fielded better than us, we could not match up. [On his fitness] I am ok to go for another 40 overs."

Hang around for the presentation.

Ravindra Jadeja: "We had lost the first two games and this was a close one as well, I was trying to play as straight as possible. I was trying to play the big shots whenever I got the opportunity, We did not want to give a wicket to Malinga, even if we could not get the runs off him. Mahela and Brendon had taken it so close, we wanted to finish it off and generate some momentum."

Mahela Jayawardene is smiling widely, what a chase from Kochi. Sachin's maiden T20 hundred in vain, maybe he could have tried Rohit, given that Pollard was being thrashed anyway. Maybe that would not have made a difference, Mahela and Brendon set it up with a 128-run opening stand, Malinga went for many today, and there is the case that Mumbai are too dependent on him for the wickets. Jadeja finished it with two big hits, coming in a pressure situation.

Abhijit Menon: "Everytime Tendulkar scores a ton these days, The Team loses the game. " They tied the England game during the World Cup, no?

Deepak: "Its a Perfect VISHU gift for all Keralites. Beating the might of Sachin's Devils in their own backyard is some achievement. It proves, Kochi is no run-over and can give sleepless nights to others. Whoz Next!!"

Rahul: "Mumbai are too dependent of Malinga. They have 5 games after May 5, the day SL are recalling their players, one of them being Malinga. This is bad news for Mumbai. They need to find a good replacement and soon."

srik: "This shows why Ravindra Jadeja is such a awesome player. He should get 1 more chance in the national T20 squad."

Balu: "Its funny that Mahela hit century and his team lost with match ending with SIX by Dhoni, Today Sachin hit century and his team lost and match ended with SIX."

Teja: "Why people talk only about Ravindra Jadeja and forget about the knock played by Mr. McC? Runs on the board, away game, Facing slingas, not an easy task to anchor the innings and score 81. Take a bow, Baz!!"

Boris: "Sachin's batting today was awesome, but in all fairness, I thought his captaincy was rather ordinary today. In particular, the way he managed and used his bowling options wasn't impressive. Rohit and Symonds were brushed aside despite the others getting hammered, a significant error that could well have turned the game."

End of over 19 (20 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 184/2 (RR: 9.68)
RA Jadeja    25* (11b 2x4 2x6)      AG Murtaza    4-0-37-0
BJ Hodge    11* (7b 2x4)      SL Malinga    4-0-42-2
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Apr 15, 2011

Kieron Pollard nearly pulled off a spectacular catch on the edge of the boundary, Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Mumbai, April 15, 2011

Kieron Pollard nearly pulled off a spectacular catch on the edge of the boundary

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Apr 15, 2011

The Kochi fielders celebrate their maiden IPL win, Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Mumbai, April 15, 2011

The Kochi fielders celebrate their maiden IPL win

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