Indian Premier League - 27th match

Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 37 runs

Deccan start with spin right away, Amit Mishra it will be

Umpires walk out to a packed house at Hyderabad. Deccan stand in a huddle. Huge roar as Sachin Tendulkar makes his way out with Davy Jacobs.

Ahdil: "I must surely be one of millions asking the same question: Where is Ray Price, the 2nd best ODI bowler in the world?"

apar: "pollard should be brought in at no. 3. a player of his quality has hardly had any bat in the tournament for M.I and it is absolutely a shame. i feel pollard's innings makes a difference of 20-25 runs."

yo: "Ray Price is better than jacobs and franklin anyday."

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Karn: "Dale Steyn should put another arrow in Harmeet Singh's quiver - the faster one." But who will provide the bow, Karn?

Ravi: "So proud of sachin..he returned to england during the 1999 world cup immediately after his father demise and dedicated his century to him..he is now playing on the day when his [spiritual] guru passed away.. coincidentally its also his 38th birthday..no better place to do well than in andhra pradesh and dedicate a good score to the guru himself!"

"On only 1 game on Saturday, IPL CEO Ram Sundar tweeted yesterday that there were 2 games on every weekends but because of West Bengal elections changes were made and only 1 game yesterday, earlier there were 2 games," Chander informs us.

romil: "hope ojha regains his old touch by removing his old team mates- rohit and symonds."

Shashank: "On what planet is Harmeet Singh a "fast" bowler?" He is a fast bowler who specialises in back-of-the-hand slower ones. Anyway, he is not playing today.

Andrew Symonds on Mumbai's fielding: "There have been a lot of catches going down in this tournament, which has cost sides games. We don't want to be in that position."

Sizeable crowd at the ground, making lots of noise. Makes you wonder why there was only one game yesterday, being a Saturday.

KM: "Probably I am one of the thousands asking this. What is Sathish's role in the team? Fielding specialist, I suppose. If that's the role, then he's pretty good at that. But in that case Mumbai might as well get a specialist player to wipe the dew of the ball."

Tanmay: "Picking Jacobs in place of Franklin is a good move, because Franklin was hardly contributing anything. Not completely, his fault though - Sachin was hardly giving him any overs. Don't know why."

Anshul: "as Sachin fan, may he make a century..but as deccan jingoist, let Deccan win!!! I am Indian!!" Quite a few identities there.

Mumbai sticking with three seamers, while Deccan sticking with two spinners and two fast bowlers.

3.30 pm Kumar Sangakkara win the toss and Deccan will have a bowl

Sangakkara: "Mumbai are a great team. More incentive for us to beat them. We have got Ishant Sharma in for Harmeet Singh."

Tendulkar: "Surface looks good for batting, might be good for bowling as well. Throughout the tournament, fielding is going to matter, if you can save 15-20 runs. Davy Jacobs is back in place of James Franklin."

Huge roars as the camera pans to Sachin Tendulkar, who says it is nice to be back in Hyderabad. "I was really excited with our fielding in the previous match."

Virender Sehwag and David Warner blew Kings XI Punjab away yesterday with the highest total of this IPL. What is in store today?

Hello and welcome to the first game of another IPL double-header Sunday, which also happens to be Sachin Tendulkar's 38th birthday. High-flying Mumbai Indians are taking on a confident Deccan Chargers unit in Hyderabad, and Nitin Sundar in his preview wonders if Deccan can crash Tendulkar's party today. The way Mumbai fielded and bowled against Chennai, Deccan would need all of their big guns to fire today. Some time to go for the toss, till then you can try your hand at selecting today's XIs.

0.1

Mishra to Jacobs, 1 run, tossed up slowly around off, watchfully eased past the bowler

0.2

Mishra to Tendulkar, no run, loud shout first up to Sachin, it is the one that goes straight on, he misses and is struck on the pads, not given, could have been going down leg

0.3

Mishra to Tendulkar, 1 run, similar delivery, this time he waits for an instant, and tucks it in front of square to get off the mark

0.4

Mishra to Jacobs, no run, the tossed up googly, he comes out and takes it on the pads

0.5

Mishra to Jacobs, FOUR, Davy gets the reverse paddle away, it was full outside off, nice length for that shot, he went down on the knee and helped it past short third man with those powerful wrists

0.6

Mishra to Jacobs, no run, the flatter and quicker googly from outside off stump, he rocks back and cuts it to point

End of over 1 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
DJ Jacobs    5* (4b 1x4)      A Mishra    1-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    1* (2b)     

Steyn to Tendulkar

1.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, and right away, Sachin walks across and two steps outside the crease, takes a length ball from just outside off and whips it in front of square leg, it flies off the middle of the bat

1.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, shot! waits for a fuller one to move away from a fuller length, and pings extra cover with a perfect front foot drive

1.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, another boundary, but past the keeper and to the fine leg boundary, Sachin saw this one dropped back of a length and went for the forcing cut, got a bottom edge that easily beat the keeper

1.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, the ball is flying off Sachin's bat, talk about using the bowler;s pace, shuffles and tucks a short of a length ball to fine leg

1.5

Steyn to Jacobs, no run, Steyn gets it right for the first time this over, good length outside off and screaming away after pitching, Davy wisely leaves it alone

1.6

Steyn to Jacobs, no run, 144.7 kph, a bit further up compared to the previous one and Davy goes hard at it, but under edges it in to the ground on the off side

End of over 2 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 15/0 (RR: 7.50)
DJ Jacobs    5* (6b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-9-0
SR Tendulkar    10* (6b 2x4)      A Mishra    1-0-6-0

Ojha in to the attack replacing Mishra

2.1

Ojha to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Sachin rushes outside his crease, takes this one on the half volley and flicks it through midwicket, there is man in the deep but he is not looking to allow any bowler to settle

2.2

Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 run, again takes a step out and flicks wide of midwicket, this time for a single

2.3

Ojha to Jacobs, no run, a touch shortish, Davy rocks back and goes for the cut, but cannot beat point

2.4

Ojha to Jacobs, no run, tossed up this time, it turns away and he defends off the front foot

2.5

Ojha to Jacobs, SIX, he had decided this one had to disappear, came charging out, was not that close to the pitch of the ball, but gave it a huge swing, and dispatched the ball over the straight boundary

2.6

Ojha to Jacobs, 1 run, keeps the strike with a single down towards mid on

End of over 3 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/0 (RR: 8.33)
DJ Jacobs    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      PP Ojha    1-0-10-0
SR Tendulkar    13* (8b 2x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-9-0

Ishant Sharma comes on, fourth bowler in four overs

3.1

Sharma to Jacobs, no run, and right away, he is greeted with a charge and a heave by Davy, who does not connect cleanly, and gets a bottom edge towards square leg

3.2

Sharma to Jacobs, 1 run, stays back this time to a length ball with those cocked wrists, and tries to smash it through midwicket, but misses as he gets an inside edge on to pad

3.3

Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, 145.6 kph from Ishant, this time Sachin skips down the track, adjusts as this one bounces extra and tucks it in front of square leg

3.4

Sharma to Jacobs, FOUR, he has been corking up those wrists to do exactly this, gets a length ball around off and uncorks the wrists to hammers it between extra cover and mid off

3.5

Sharma to Jacobs, FOUR, now Ishant pitches a bit short, Davy takes him on with the charge and swing-pulls him to the deep backward square leg boundary

3.6

Sharma to Jacobs, 1 run, Ishant bowls a full toss on leg stump, but Davy cannot get it away, flicks furiously but there is a man now at deep square leg

End of over 4 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 36/0 (RR: 9.00)
DJ Jacobs    22* (15b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    1-0-11-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (9b 2x4)      PP Ojha    1-0-10-0

Dan Christian comes on, what is this, a one-over shootout for each bowler?

4.1

Christian to Jacobs, 1 run, full and angled in on the pads, whipped away square for a single

Vijay: "Y is MI playing Davy Jacobs???...they have a keeper in Rayadu and Jacob's looks barely ok while batting...."

4.2

Christian to Tendulkar, no run, Sachin pings mid off, showing the full face of the blade to a length ball, Dav wants the single, but mid off gets to the ball and Sachin sends him back

4.3

Christian to Tendulkar, 1 run, a fuller wobbling one from Dan this time, Sachin forces it past the bowler, but mid off gets to it with a dive

4.4

Christian to Jacobs, FOUR, very full from Dan, almost yorker length, but super work from Davy, makes a lot of room outside leg, and brings down bat just in time to squeeze the ball past point

4.5

Christian to Jacobs, FOUR, full toss from Dan, Davy meets a step outside the crease and bashes it past the non-striker's stumps, and just over the umpire, Mumbai are running away at the moment

4.6

Christian to Jacobs, 1 run, gets on top of this short of a length ball, but cannot get it away, gets a single on the leg side

End of over 5 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 47/0 (RR: 9.40)
DJ Jacobs    32* (19b 5x4 1x6)      DT Christian    1-0-11-0
SR Tendulkar    15* (11b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-11-0

No bowling change, Ishant continues

5.1

Sharma to Jacobs, OUT, Davy goes this time, came down the track to hammer a short of a length ball over the straight boundary, but got a top edge that swirled in the air past Ojha at mid on who did well to run back and take the catch comfortably

DJ Jacobs c Ojha b Sharma 32 (20b 5x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

5.2

Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, just short of a length and Sachin drives on the up but the ball goes straight towards point

5.3

Sharma to Tendulkar, FOUR, whipped away off the pads in the air, and fine leg had no chance, waited for it to angle in and sent it flying with a wristly whip and a big followthrough

5.4

Sharma to Tendulkar, FOUR, another one, this one over extra cover, takes a step out and lofts a length ball over the infield, Sachin has taken over from where Davy left

5.5

Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 wide, bangs it in short, but Sachin weaves outside the line and Ishant goes down leg

5.5

Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, another flippy flick from Sachin to a fuller one on leg, this one goes right to midwicket

5.6

Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, tries to nudge one of the pads past the keeper, but the ball loops in the air close to the wicket on the leg side

End of over 6 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 57/1 (RR: 9.50)
SR Tendulkar    23* (16b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-20-1
AT Rayudu    0* (0b)      DT Christian    1-0-11-0

6.1

Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes outside the crease and tucks a short of a length ball off the pads to square leg

6.2

Ojha to Rayudu, 1 run, pushed slower through the air, Rayudu waits and then plonks it on the leg side for a single

6.3

Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 wide, fired down the leg side with the angle

6.3

Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 run, charges out, Ojha fires it in, SAchin adjusts to push it down to long on

6.4

Ojha to Rayudu, 1 run, flighted generously, Rayudu comes out and pushes it with a straight blade, and Ojha;s dive cannot prevent the single

6.5

Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 run, flatter on the pads, he goes down on the knee for the sweep and swings the ball to fine leg

6.6

Ojha to Rayudu, 2 runs, now Rayudu pushes it wide of long on for a comfortable couple

End of over 7 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 65/1 (RR: 9.28)
AT Rayudu    4* (3b)      PP Ojha    2-0-18-0
SR Tendulkar    26* (19b 4x4)      I Sharma    2-0-20-1

7.1

Christian to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside off and smashed off the back foot, but right to extra cover

7.2

Christian to Tendulkar, 1 run, angled in on the pads, and Sachin uses the angle to work it away to fine leg

7.3

Christian to Rayudu, 1 run, gets one that rises on him from back of a length, Rayudu somehow fends it on the off side and rushes across for the single

7.4

Christian to Tendulkar, no run, angled in short outside leg stump, Sachin makes even more room and tries to upper cut it, but misses

7.5

Christian to Tendulkar, 1 run, now he shuffles way across the stumps and whips this one to fine leg

7.6

Christian to Rayudu, 1 run, another one gets a bit big on Rayudu, he manages to keep it down on the leg side

End of over 8 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 69/1 (RR: 8.62)
AT Rayudu    6* (5b)      DT Christian    2-0-15-0
SR Tendulkar    28* (23b 4x4)      PP Ojha    2-0-18-0

Arundhati: "Really, with Tendulkar playing about 10 overs every match, why did they even bother buying Pollard, Symonds and Rohit Sharma?"

8.1

Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, Rayudu pushes forward and chips against the turn high over midwicket, too much risk for the single

8.2

Mishra to Tendulkar, OUT, Sachin has holed out to Steyn at long on, or has he? lovely bowling from Mishra, drew Sachin out with a flighted delivery that he bowled with a wrist more cocked that usual, even as Sachin came out it dipped on him, and he was not close to the pitch as he swung hard, the ball climbed miles but settled in to Steyn;s hands at long on, they check for the no-ball but Sachin has to walk back in the end

SR Tendulkar c Steyn b Mishra 28 (24b 4x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

8.3

Mishra to Rayudu, no run, pushed away in to the leg side

8.4

Mishra to Rayudu, OUT, Mishra strikes again, Rayudu goes for the sweep to a flat delivery that came quickly on to him, he got the connection alright but the ball flew flat off the blade, and Dhawan at deep square leg timed the leap perfectly to hold on to a superb catch

AT Rayudu c Dhawan b Mishra 7 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Rohit Sharma is in now, against his former team

8.5

Mishra to Sharma, no run, pushed away calmly off the front foot on the leg side

8.6

Mishra to Sharma, no run, pushed down on the leg side but Mishra dives on the practice pitch and stops the ball

End of over 9 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 70/3 (RR: 7.77)
RG Sharma    0* (2b)      A Mishra    2-0-7-2
KA Pollard    0* (0b)      DT Christian    2-0-15-0

9.1

Ojha to Pollard, OUT, Mumbai are crumbling here, Pollard goes first ball, he goes across and bends for a cute paddle sweep to a ball around middle, gets a top edge that loops weakly on the leg side and Sanga safely pouches it

KA Pollard c †Sangakkara b Ojha 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.2

Ojha to Sharma, no run, lovely bowling from Ojha, tossed up around off, Rohit looks to comes forward the decides to remain back and push it away to point

9.3

Ojha to Sharma, 1 run, cut hard off the back foot but point dives and stops the ball,

9.4

Ojha to Symonds, no run, flighted and turning away, he comes forward and pushes on the off side

9.5

Ojha to Symonds, 1 run, drives through the line of one turning away and gets the single to long off

9.6

Ojha to Sharma, no run, appeal for lbw as the arm ball strikes him on the pads on the back foot, but it was going down leg

End of over 10 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 72/4 (RR: 7.20)
RG Sharma    1* (5b)      PP Ojha    3-0-20-1
A Symonds    1* (2b)      A Mishra    2-0-7-2

ravi: "Strategic time-out is playing the same role which Batting Powerplay played in World Cup..."

10.1

Mishra to Symonds, no run, punched off the back foot to extra cover

10.2

Mishra to Symonds, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

10.3

Mishra to Symonds, no run, tossed up, he pushes it back to the bowler

10.4

Mishra to Symonds, 1 run, this one comes back in, Symonds adjusts hurriedly to tuck it in front of square leg

10.5

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, short,wide and keeping low, Rohit bashes it to sweeper cover

10.6

Mishra to Symonds, no run, hurries on with the angle, super bowling from Mishra, Symonds keeps bat and [ad close together and manages to stab it away

End of over 11 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 74/4 (RR: 6.72)
A Symonds    2* (7b)      A Mishra    3-0-9-2
RG Sharma    2* (6b)      PP Ojha    3-0-20-1

Steyn is back

Ashish: "Arundhati asked: "Really, with Tendulkar playing about 10 overs every match, why did they even bother buying Pollard, Symonds and Rohit Sharma?" This is why they bought them!!! You never know what happens next in cricket."

11.1

Steyn to Sharma, no run, 144.5 kph fuller on outside off, he pushes it back to Steyn who fires in the throw back, just past the batsman

Eric: "This has to be the most fruitful strategic time out all tournament. Wonder what they discussed during that."

11.2

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, chopped down to third man for a single

11.3

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, pins him on the back foot with a length ball that bounces a bit, he guides it to backward point;s left who dives and parries the ball towards gully who throws at the non-striker;s but misses

11.4

Steyn to Sharma, no run, the short ball takes off, but it is quite outside off and he can leave comfortably

11.5

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, comes forward and creams a fuller one, but there is a man at sweeper cover

11.6

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, clipped off middle and leg towards midwicket, Ishant runs in from long on and keeps them to a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 78/4 (RR: 6.50)
A Symonds    4* (9b)      DW Steyn    2-0-13-0
RG Sharma    4* (10b)      A Mishra    3-0-9-2

12.1

Ojha to Symonds, 1 run, driven along the ground for another single, to long on

12.2

Ojha to Sharma, no run, tossed up and sliding on, pushed away off the front foot, tight stuff from Ojha

12.3

Ojha to Sharma, FOUR, this time Rohit gets one away, lunges forward for the slog sweep and gets it in front of square leg for a boundary

12.4

Ojha to Sharma, 2 runs, smart batting from rohit, nudges in front of midwicket, there is no one on that area in the circle, and he comes back for the second

12.5

Ojha to Sharma, no run, makes him reach out with a flighted one, he stretches forward and pushes to extra cover

12.6

Ojha to Sharma, 2 runs, takes another couple with a tuck through midwicket, good over for Mumbai, Ojha has bowled out

End of over 13 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 87/4 (RR: 6.69)
RG Sharma    12* (15b 1x4)      PP Ojha    4-0-29-1
A Symonds    5* (10b)      DW Steyn    2-0-13-0

Rajesh: "Ah! Soon we will get to see Bhajji and Symmo batting with each other."

13.1

Christian to Symonds, 2 runs, Symonds backs away outside leg in typical fashion and chops a length ball from middle stump wide of third man

13.2

Christian to Symonds, FOUR, swat! Symonds brings out the tennis forehand, comes down the track, takes on a short one and forehands it with lots of brute power way over mid off

13.3

Christian to Symonds, 1 run, steered away for a single to third man

13.4

Christian to Sharma, 1 run, waits for a length ball angled in and works it in front of midwicket

13.5

Christian to Symonds, 1 run, 118.7 kph slower and fuller one, Symonds creams it with minimum of fuss, and long off is in business

13.6

Christian to Sharma, 1 run, looks to make room outside leg, sees this one angled in, and adjusts to stylishly whip it down to long on

End of over 14 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/4 (RR: 6.92)
RG Sharma    14* (17b 1x4)      DT Christian    3-0-25-0
A Symonds    13* (14b 1x4)      PP Ojha    4-0-29-1

Ninad: "Stop commenting on symmo-bhajji guys, they have moved on. Its time you also move on !!!" Mishra is back

14.1

Mishra to Sharma, no run, flat and turning away from a length, he stays back and cuts quickly, but straight to backward point

14.2

Mishra to Sharma, no run, this one is tossed up, bounces wide outside off, Rohit cannot get the cut past point again

14.3

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, this one is very full outside off, Rohit flows in to a lovely cover drive along the ground

14.4

Mishra to Symonds, 1 run, sees him coming out and bowls it shorter and flatter, Symonds manages to get some bat on it towards short third man as it almost rushes past him

14.5

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, turns one from the pads through square leg, the man runs in from the boundary and keeps them to a single

14.6

Mishra to Symonds, 2 runs, goes for the big one, ends up slicing it from the crease as it turns away, but Symonds manages to beat three men converging on the ball, bounces just in front of the closest man, sweeper cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 102/4 (RR: 6.80)
A Symonds    16* (16b 1x4)      A Mishra    4-0-14-2
RG Sharma    16* (21b 1x4)      DT Christian    3-0-25-0

Ganesh K: "Sad that nobody remembers that it is the birthday of another remarkable cricketer, Kumar Dharmasena and he is right now on field!"

Our man Nitin Sundar comes up with this one: "Sachin becomes the first man to take the Orange Cap back on his birthday."

15.1

Sharma to Sharma, FOUR, Rohit swivels and splits the field on the leg side boundary with a pull that beats the man diving in from deep mdidwicket

15.2

Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, flicked uppishly bit bounces in front of midwicket

15.3

Sharma to Symonds, 1 leg bye, in to the pads with the angle, Symonds can't work it away and gets it towards point off the pads

15.4

Sharma to Sharma, FOUR, another one angled in, but this one is short, allows Rohit, who was already outside leg, to help it on its way fine, one hand came off the bat but he only needed to some bat on it, which he did

15.5

Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length now, gets up slowly outside off, Rohit punches wide of extra cover

15.6

Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, backs away and looks for the big shot over the off side infield, Ishant follows him with a fuller one and he bunts it towards extra cover

End of over 16 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 114/4 (RR: 7.12)
A Symonds    17* (18b 1x4)      I Sharma    3-0-31-1
RG Sharma    26* (25b 3x4)      A Mishra    4-0-14-2

16.1

Steyn to Symonds, no run, makes room outside leg and swings a fuller one straight back, too straight as it crashes in to rohit's stumps

16.2

Steyn to Symonds, 2 runs, gets this one through point but it picked up close to the boundary by the man running across

16.3

Steyn to Symonds, 1 run, consistently targettting the deep point boundary is Symonds, backs away again and tries to muscle a low full toss, gets it away to third man

16.4

Steyn to Sharma, FOUR, smart work, Rohit shuffles across to a slower one, gets outside off and helps it over short fine leg, ends up on a leg himself

16.5

Steyn to Sharma, 1 run, squeezed away from outside off and the ball flies to third man

16.6

Steyn to Symonds, 2 runs, gets two this time, another one squeezed away wide of third man and Symonds comes hustling back for two

End of over 17 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 124/4 (RR: 7.29)
A Symonds    22* (22b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-23-0
RG Sharma    31* (27b 4x4)      I Sharma    3-0-31-1

17.1

Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, full toss from ishant, Rohit murders it with a huge swing but there is a man at long off

17.2

Sharma to Symonds, FOUR, Symonds gets the full toss away this time, makes room and dismisses it wide of sweeper cover, when he middles them, the field need not move

17.3

Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, mistimes the big hit in to the leg side, they cross over for the single

17.4

Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, Ishant sprays it short and wide but Rohit cannot get it away, cuts it wide of sweeper cover but not wide enough to beat him

17.5

Sharma to Symonds, no run, Ishant manages to get his huge frame down in time to stop a screaming straight hit from Symonds, it was travelling but he got his left hand to it

17.6

Sharma to Symonds, 1 run, Symonds makes room to a length ball and crashes it past point but third man is pretty square for him, and tidies up on the boundary

End of over 18 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 132/4 (RR: 7.33)
A Symonds    28* (26b 2x4)      I Sharma    4-0-39-1
RG Sharma    33* (29b 4x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-23-0

18.1

Steyn to Symonds, FOUR, hammered! Symonds stands in the crease and muscles a short of a length ball over extra cover, gets front leg out of the way and tonks it to the boundary

18.2

Steyn to Symonds, SIX, he is not done, now he makes more room outside leg, Steyn follows him with a pacy length ball, but Symonds adjusts to hammer it over the straight boundary even as long on desperately runs across but can do nothing

18.3

Steyn to Symonds, 2 runs, this time he splits sweeper cover and third man with the back-away-and-hammer technique of his, gets another couple as he screams back with monster strides

18.4

Steyn to Symonds, FOUR, Steyn is being taken apart, again Symonds gets outside leg, this one is just short of a length, enough room for Symonds to punch it past extra cover, more timing than muscle power on this one, the result is the same

18.5

Steyn to Symonds, no run, can't get this one away for once, Steyn sprays it wide outside off stump, Symonds stretches out but can't get to it from outside leg

18.6

Steyn to Symonds, no run, good comeback from Steyn, fires in the yorker close to off, Symonds tries to squeeze it away but ends up playing inside the line

End of over 19 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 148/4 (RR: 7.78)
A Symonds    44* (32b 4x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    4-0-39-0
RG Sharma    33* (29b 4x4)      I Sharma    4-0-39-1

19.1

Christian to Sharma, SIX, Mumbai showing their class, Rohit gets a low full toss outside off, he is more conventional than Symonds, stands still and hammers it over long off with a huge swing

19.2

Christian to Sharma, 1 run, bunted down to long off for a single

19.3

Christian to Symonds, 1 leg bye, tries to back away and hammer this one, but Dan follows him and he squeezes it past short fine leg

19.4

Christian to Sharma, SIX, Rohit is middling everything now, again stands stone-still and mows a length ball over midwicket, he follows the line closely and swings it with the angle in to the crowd

19.5

Christian to Sharma, SIX, another one, the IPL belongs to Rohit, gets to his 50, Dan helps with a full toss on leg stump, and Rohit kills it over midwicket

19.6

Christian to Sharma, FOUR, now he does a Symonds, Dan tries the yorker, but misses by the narrowest of margins, rohit transfers the weight on back foot at the right moment, and muscles it straight back at the bowler, who is floored on the ground with the force of the hit, and the ball splits long on and long off perfectly, 24 in the last over, Mumbai have surged to 172

Bipin: "National Team discards always shine in IPL, cant understand why they are not able to do the same for their national team."

sridhar: "Rohit what a player !! Take a bow..mixture of Class and Power.."

Rohit and Symonds have added 102 in 65 balls, lifting Mumbai from the depths of 70 for 4. The strongest batting line -up in the IPL has shown its class. Deccan didn't know what hit them in the end. And now they have to contend with Lasith Malinga. Phew. Join us for the chase in a bit.

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End of over 20 (24 runs) Mumbai Indians 172/4
RG Sharma    56* (34b 5x4 3x6)      DT Christian    4-0-48-0
A Symonds    44* (33b 4x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    4-0-39-0
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Apr 24, 2011

Daniel Christian plays one to the leg side, Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, Hyderabad, April 24, 2011

Daniel Christian plays one to the leg side

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Sachin Tendulkar got back the orange cap on his birthday

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