Indian Premier League, 27th match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 24, 2011
Mumbai Indians won by 37 runs
24 April 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

"Sun setting, in the west," says Danny Morrison, sounding a bit surprised. Dhawan and Sohal to open for Deccan, Munaf, not Malinga, for Mumbai


Patel to Sohal, 1 run, back of a length around off right away, steered to third man

sagnik: "I really wish Rohit Sharma was a lil more disciplined. India is yet to find the ideal replacement of Sourav Ganguly in Test cricket!! Rohit Sharma unlike Yuvraj and Raina tackles bounce well. If he gets himself disciplined enough to tackle seaming, swinging wickets, he could be a valuable asset."


Patel to Dhawan, no run, gets width, it is short way outside off, but Shikhar cuts it right to backward point


Patel to Dhawan, FOUR, neat work from Shikhar, gets forward to a length ball going across, and opens the face to run it past slip


Patel to Dhawan, no run, 128.1 kph from Munaf, Dhawan cannot beat Pollard at point with the punch


Patel to Dhawan, no run, bends the knee and flows in to the cut off the front foot, but cannot beat backward point again


Patel to Dhawan, no run, moving further away from a length outside off, he tries to glide it away to third man but misses

End of over 1 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 5/0 (168 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 8.84)

    • S Dhawan 4 (5b 1x4)
    • S Sohal 1 (1b)
    • MM Patel 1-0-5-0

Manish: "Why is Sachin Tendulkar not wearing the orange cap ?" Beats me, he wasn't wearing during the huddle. Now he is wearing it. Harbhajan in to the attack


Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, 3 runs, bowls it fuller outside off stump, and he flows in to the front foot drive in the gap through covers

Nick: "Its just matter of time. In few years I can see Kohli @3 & Rohit @4 batting in test cricket."


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, bounces and goes straight on outside off from round the wicket, he cuts but point dives and parries the ball away


Harbhajan Singh to Sohal, 1 run, guides a quicker one to Sachin at short third man, loud roar as Sachin fires in the throw to the keeper


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan is ready for the reverse dab, this one turns slightly outside off, and bounces a bit, but Shikhar adjusted to wrist it away, beating Munaf who tottered after it to the third man boundary


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, OUT, Mumbai's much-talked about fielding gets them the early breakthrough, it was cut towards point from where Pollard fired in an accurate throw, DAvy had the bails off to catch sohal just short of his ground

S Sohal run out 5 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Sanga walks in at No 3


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up slowly from round the stumps, and straightening around middle, Sanga shuffles and tucks it in front of square to get off the mark

End of over 2 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 15/1 (158 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 8.77)

    • KC Sangakkara 1 (1b)
    • S Dhawan 9 (8b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-10-0
    • MM Patel 1-0-5-0

Vidyut: "Watching munaf field makes me want to bang my head on the TV. He has to be the MOST uninspiring/ lethargic guy to have ever played for a national team!"


Patel to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on the pads, Sanga whips it away to deep square leg

Davy stands up to Munaf now


Patel to Dhawan, FOUR, lovely drive from Shikhar, would have pleased SAnga as well, Shikhar took a step out, and met the ball going across him with the full face of the straight bat, and split the gap between extra cover and mid off


Patel to Dhawan, FOUR, again, touch wider from Munaf, so Shikhar goes wider of Harbhajan at mid off, who dives over the ball and Shikhar gets another boundary


Patel to Dhawan, no run, still wider outside off goes Munaf, this time Shikhar tries to muscles it away through extra cover, but mistimes it in to the ground


Patel to Dhawan, 1 run, shuffles across the stumps and picks this one off the pads to fine leg


Patel to Sangakkara, no run, tries to dab it late past short third man, but does not get the timing right

End of over 3 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 25/1 (148 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 8.70)

    • KC Sangakkara 2 (3b)
    • S Dhawan 18 (12b 4x4)
    • MM Patel 2-0-15-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-10-0

Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, angled in on the left-hander;s pads, tucked to square leg where Symonds hustles to stop the single


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, tries to go for the sweep, he bowls it flatter and quicker, Shikhar adjusts to work it in front of square leg


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, FOUR, rocks back and gets the cut right from middle stump in the gap between short third man and backward point


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, no run, gets the sweep away this time, but straight to square leg


Harbhajan Singh to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed away down the ground on the leg side


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga skips down the track, gets a quicker one on the pads and flicks it to Sachin at short fine leg who again fires in the throw quickly to the keeper

End of over 4 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 31/1 (142 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 7.75, RRR: 8.87)

    • KC Sangakkara 3 (4b)
    • S Dhawan 23 (17b 5x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-16-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-15-0

Nechim in to the attack


Ahmed to Sangakkara, FOUR, and Sanga thumps him past the non-striker;s stumps right away, takes the fuller one and belts it past the bowler


Ahmed to Sangakkara, no run, tries to repeat the shot again, too much bottom hand and he ends up slogging it to Sachin at mid on


Ahmed to Sangakkara, 2 runs, whips off the pads wide of Munaf at deep midwicket. charges back for the second, Munaf;s throw is a bit wide and he makes it back safely


Ahmed to Sangakkara, 1 run, clears the front leg and tries to hammer a full delivery away, but again ends up slogging it, this time to long on


Ahmed to Dhawan, no run, continues to pitch it full, he shuffles and clips it away to Harbhajan at mid on


Ahmed to Dhawan, 1 run, whips it back to the bowler, who gets a boot to it, and slows it down, gets to it but is not quick enough to prevent the tun

End of over 5 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 39/1 (134 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 8.93)

    • S Dhawan 24 (19b 5x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 10 (8b 1x4)
    • AN Ahmed 1-0-8-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-16-0

Tariq: "Looks a good move. Sachin helding back Malinga to take care of sloggers..." Here he comes now


Malinga to Dhawan, 1 run, low full toss, right away in search of the yorker. driven towards covers where a diving stop saves some runs


Malinga to Sangakkara, 1 run, another low full toss, Sanga shuffles and pushes it towards mid on


Malinga to Dhawan, no run, 122.7 kph slower one going across Shikhar, he almost ends up driving it to extra cover, falls well short in the end


Malinga to Dhawan, OUT, and Malinga does the inevitable, took him four balls this time, fires in the yorker, Shikhar was making room outside leg, and ended up losing his leg stump as bat came down too late, now then, how many times have we seen that?

S Dhawan b Malinga 25 (22b 5x4 0x6) SR: 113.63


Malinga to White, no run, another yorker, no chance for White in this form to do anything about it, fortunately for him, it is just outside off stump, just


Malinga to White, no run, 127.9 kph fuller delivery slanted wide outside off stump, White tries to run it down to third man but misses by a mile

End of over 6 (2 runs) Deccan Chargers 41/2 (132 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 9.42)

    • CL White 0 (2b)
    • KC Sangakkara 11 (9b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-2-1
    • AN Ahmed 1-0-8-0

Arvind: "three masters In Mumbai Indians at the moment. Batting Master Tendulkar, Fielding Master Pollard nad Yorker master Malinga."


Ahmed to Sangakkara, 1 run, worked away off the pads in front of square leg


Ahmed to White, no run, whippy length ball at 141.5 kph angled in, White manages to push it away ungainly on the leg side


Ahmed to White, no run, looks to punch a length ball close to off stump, Sachin fields at extra cover


Ahmed to White, no run, he can't swat a fly by the looks of it at the moment, tries to hammers a short of a length ball outside off, ends up hitting it in the ground


Ahmed to White, 1 run, almost gets through him, fuller on the middle stump, squares him up and he gets a thick edge to third man


Ahmed to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga shuffles and whips a pacy length ball off the pads, but Munaf at short fine leg does his version of the diving stop, scrambling to the ground to stop the ball somehow

End of over 7 (3 runs) Deccan Chargers 44/2 (129 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.28, RRR: 9.92)

    • KC Sangakkara 13 (11b 1x4)
    • CL White 1 (6b)
    • AN Ahmed 2-0-11-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-2-1

Pollard to trundle in now


Pollard to Sangakkara, 5 wides, short of a length and down the leg side right away


Pollard to Sangakkara, FOUR, now this one is short and wide outside off stump, Sanga goes hard at it, and the outside edge flies past the keeper, Pollard getting some bounce


Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushes this one in front of midwicket

From_China: "Mumbai might want to keep White batting for a while in this form."


Pollard to White, OUT, White can't buy a run, he gets forward and manages to drive wide of Malinga at mid off, who gets to the ball and lets it rip, catching White inches short

CL White run out 1 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Chipli in the middle now


Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, gentle short of a length ball on leg stump, Sanga works it square for a single


Pollard to Chipli, no run, at 126.6 kph, Pollard tests the bounce in the pitch, gets one to take off from short of a length, Chipli hops and weaves away from the line


Pollard to Chipli, 1 wide, strays wide down leg with the angle


Pollard to Chipli, 1 run, forces this one off the back foot wide of Sachin at extra cover

End of over 8 (13 runs) Deccan Chargers 57/3 (116 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.12, RRR: 9.66)

    • B Chipli 1 (2b)
    • KC Sangakkara 19 (14b 2x4)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-13-0
    • AN Ahmed 2-0-11-0

PKD: "Rhodes is winning MI their matches!" Sathish comes on now

Swaraj: "Malinga must have been a bail in his last birth. His telepathy with wickets is awesome."


Sathish to Chipli, no run, almost gets a wicket first ball, he punches off the back foot, Symonds moves forward at extra cover, but the ball bounces just in front


Sathish to Chipli, 1 run, worked backward of square leg for a single


Sathish to Sangakkara, 2 runs, slowly cutting in from leg stump, Sanga works it in to the gap wide of deep midwicket and picks up two


Sathish to Sangakkara, 1 run, gets forward to one going across and pings sweeper cover with the drive


Sathish to Chipli, FOUR, 98 kph slower one that is full outside off, he gets forward and smashes it, goes through extra cover and runs in to the boundary


Sathish to Chipli, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 9 (8 runs) Deccan Chargers 65/3 (108 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.22, RRR: 9.81)

    • B Chipli 6 (6b 1x4)
    • KC Sangakkara 22 (16b 2x4)
    • R Sathish 1-0-8-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-13-0

Gucha: "I have a horror day in Fantasy. Had Christian as my trump and i also have pollard and steyn."

Avanit: "Pollard having a really bad day at office today.. First a duck and now 13 runs off his first over plus the wicket of White who was only helping the Mumbai Indians.." Pollard's strike rate is 182 in the IPL though

Time for the Statsguru Time Out.


Pollard to Sangakkara, FOUR, Pollard continues to leak runs, serves up a short one down leg, and Sanga helps it to the fine leg boundary


Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, drives off the front foot for a single towards extra cover now


Pollard to Chipli, no run, almost scoops this one from the pads to Pollard, who charges towards the ball but can't get to it as it bounces mid-pitch


Pollard to Chipli, OUT, short and wide, but Pollard gets a wicket instead of disappearing in to the deep point boundary, Chipli waits and waits on it, and cuts it straight to backward point at a nice height

B Chipli c Sathish b Pollard 6 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Dan comes in, he went for 48 earlier


Pollard to Christian, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, he swipes it through square leg


Pollard to Sangakkara, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to long off

End of over 10 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 72/4 (101 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 10.10)

    • KC Sangakkara 28 (19b 3x4)
    • DT Christian 1 (1b)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-20-1
    • R Sathish 1-0-8-0

Sathish to Sangakkara, 1 run, waits on the slower one and chips it over the bowler and down to long on


Sathish to Christian, 1 run, angled full on the pads, and he works it away towards the vacant midwicket area, but Sathish charges after the ball, dives an keeps them to a single


Sathish to Sangakkara, 1 run, gentle but effective stuff at the moment from Sathish, this one is pushed through midwicket


Sathish to Christian, no run, digs this fuller one back to the bowler


Sathish to Christian, 1 run, clips a full delivery angled on the pads, Rayudu rushes in from deep midwicket and stops the second this time


Sathish to Sangakkara, no run, tries to punch a slower one away, ends up pushing it in the air back to the bowler

End of over 11 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 76/4 (97 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.90, RRR: 10.77)

    • KC Sangakkara 30 (22b 3x4)
    • DT Christian 3 (4b)
    • R Sathish 2-0-12-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-20-1

rohit: "So... DC in a similar situation MI were in. If anyone in their team can pull off a Rohit-Symonds, it has to be these two..." Harbhajan is back


Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, turns in from off stump and he works it away to fine leg


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, slashes at a flat one from wide outside off, another diving stop, at short third man from Nechim


Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, pushes forward for a single in front of covers


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, no run, takes this one on the full but hits it right to extra cover on the edge of the circle


Harbhajan Singh to Sangakkara, 1 run, goes straight on and bounce on Sanga who adjusts to punch in the air to long on


Harbhajan Singh to Christian, 1 run, pushed through flat and across the batsman who shuffles and works it to midwicket, the asking rate is approaching 12

End of over 12 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 81/4 (92 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 11.50)

    • DT Christian 6 (7b)
    • KC Sangakkara 32 (25b 3x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-21-0
    • R Sathish 2-0-12-0

Ahmed to Christian, no run, stabs away a fuller delivery on the off side but Nechim runs across to field it quickly


Ahmed to Christian, no run, cannot get this shortish one away, guides it to point, comes out but is not getting the run


Ahmed to Christian, SIX, clatter! out of nowhere, Christian abandons all niceties like glides and pushes, and lifts a length ball from outside off over wide long on, that was absolutely smoked


Ahmed to Christian, 2 runs, banged in short, and he goes for a forcing pull, mistimes it but manages to get it over midwicket


Ahmed to Christian, 1 run, fuller one worked down the ground, mid off charges to his right and fields


Ahmed to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one does not get up much from back of a length, Sanga does not get the power on the pull but picks up two in front of square leg

End of over 13 (10 runs) Deccan Chargers 91/4 (82 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 11.71)

    • KC Sangakkara 33 (26b 3x4)
    • DT Christian 15 (12b 1x6)
    • AN Ahmed 3-0-21-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-21-0

Malinga is back

KM: "Pollard is arguably the luckiest bowler in the Mumbai Indians team. He bowls a leg side wide and get the prized wicket of MSD in the cliffhanger. Today he gets the wicket of Chipli with a ball that would disappear to Secundarabad on other days."

Vishwa: "Can we shift all the DC matches from Uppal to any other stadium please?"


Malinga to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sanga backs away way outside leg, Malinga fires in the yorker on leg stump and Sanga just about squeezes it away towards covers

SAM: "You gotta feel for Sangakkara. His team is lacking performers. Only Sanga and Styen cant win matches, no other impact players. Deccan batting line up looks really weak with struggling Cameron White. "


Malinga to Christian, 1 run, this one ends up as a full delivery, he swings it down to long on for the single


Malinga to Sangakkara, OUT, Malinga goes through his former captain, Sanga backs away again a long way outside leg stump, looking to squeeze it away on the off side, Malinga lets the slinging delivery rip, it ends up as a very low full toss that crashes in to middle stump, close to the base, Malinga just puts his finger up in muted celebration

KC Sangakkara b Malinga 34 (28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 121.42


Malinga to Ravi Teja, no run, almost another one, there is no getting away, once more Malinga homes in on middle, he shuffles and manages to stab it on the leg side


Malinga to Ravi Teja, 1 run, 128 kph slower one arrives after all those yorkers, he squeezes it from outside off to third man


Malinga to Christian, 1 run, this one chooses leg stump as its destination, but Teja somehow gets a bit if bat on it to get it towards midwicket

End of over 14 (4 runs) Deccan Chargers 95/5 (78 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 13.00)

    • DT Christian 17 (14b 1x6)
    • DB Ravi Teja 1 (2b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-6-2
    • AN Ahmed 3-0-21-0

Davy is standing up to Munaf

Time for another Statsguru Time Out. Amit Mishra has become the 5th bowler to get 50 IPL wickets, The other four are RP Singh, Pragyan Ojha, Shane Warne, and the one and only Irfan Pathan

Avanit gets cheeky: "So much for supporting Malinga over his decision to quit test matches!! And this is how Malinga thanks Sangakkara!!"

Peyush: "Should I still consider Waqar as the best yorker bowler ever, or it's the time to change my belief"


Patel to Christian, no run, makes room to hit it through extra cover, but gets it off the toe end to point


Patel to Christian, FOUR, bowls a low full toss way outside off, and he takes toll, slicing it over and between short third man and backward point

Nick: "As MI fan, I have to say that Waqar is still the best. Remember, its t20. Batsman are forced to play shots they otherwise wouldn't in 50 overs."


Patel to Christian, no run, 134.7 kph fuller one swerving away from close to the stumps, he can't do anything with it as he had backed away


Patel to Christian, OUT, super work from Davy, Munaf gets this one to bounce from a length, Dan has a swipe at it, misses and goes outside the crease with the momentum, overbalances and is late in getting the back leg down, it's still in the air as Davy collects it cleanly and whips off the bails, stumped off a seamer, this is not Dan's night

DT Christian st †Jacobs b Patel 21 (18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.66


Patel to Mishra, 1 run, gets on the toes and works this one off the pads to fine leg


Patel to Ravi Teja, no run, Munaf tries the short one, he tries to have a go at it and misses as it bounces

End of over 15 (5 runs) Deccan Chargers 100/6 (73 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 14.60)

    • DB Ravi Teja 1 (3b)
    • A Mishra 1 (1b)
    • MM Patel 3-0-20-1
    • SL Malinga 2-0-6-2

Malinga to Mishra, no run, caught on the back foot expecting the yorker, pats away a fuller one on the off side


Malinga to Mishra, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and whips another full ball in the air over square leg

Sach: "@SAM ..They've JP Duminy, Rusty, Lumb on their bench .. God help them if they still want to persist with White and Dan and BTW, they've one of the best bowling sides in this IPL .. So, its not all Sanga n Steyn !!"


Malinga to Ravi Teja, OUT, not only do the yorkers get him the wicket, now even the batsman's expectation of a yorker does so, stands pinned in the crease, Malinga bowls a slow full toss, he belatedly tries to push it on the leg side, and gets it off the leading edge of the bat straight to Malinga

DB Ravi Teja c & b Malinga 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Malinga to Steyn


Malinga to Steyn, no run, the yorker right away, goes under his legs as he shuffles across


Malinga to Steyn, no run, pushes a full ball off the front foot on the off side


Malinga to Steyn, no run, almost another wicket, low full toss at 140.5 kph, Steyn pushes it weakly but the ball falls just short of the man coming in from mid off

End of over 16 (1 run) Deccan Chargers 101/7 (72 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.31, RRR: 18.00)

    • DW Steyn 0 (3b)
    • A Mishra 2 (3b)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-7-3
    • MM Patel 3-0-20-1

Patel to Mishra, FOUR, squeezes a full and very wide one, and gets it down fine to the third man boundary


Patel to Mishra, FOUR, consecutive boundaries for Deccan, Mishra stays in the crease and lifts a length ball high over extra cover


Patel to Mishra, 1 run, clips this one for a single towards midwicket now


Patel to Steyn, 1 run, gets bat in front of pad to flick a low full toss through midwicket


Patel to Mishra, FOUR, Mishra gets another one away, Munaf helps him by bowling a fuller one on the pads, and he flicks it fine stylishly to the boundary, Mohnish is not the only Mishra who can bat


Patel to Mishra, 1 run, gets a leading edge as he tries to turn a length ball from middle stump to the leg side

End of over 17 (15 runs) Deccan Chargers 116/7 (57 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 19.00)

    • A Mishra 16 (8b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 1 (4b)
    • MM Patel 4-0-35-1
    • SL Malinga 3-0-7-3

Malinga to Mishra, 1 leg bye, Malinga continues to sling them in, this one goes off the leading edge towards point


Malinga to Steyn, no run, digs out a fuller one towards mid on


Malinga to Steyn, 1 run, reaches out to stab a low full toss outside off in front of point, Mishra has to hurry but the throw misses


Malinga to Mishra, no run, works a 143.1 kph full delivery towards midwicket, Steyn takes off but is sent back just in time


Malinga to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra gives Malinga the charge, and gets this one down to long on with a big swipe


Malinga to Steyn, 4 leg byes, for once the yorker machine goes wrong, this one ends up as a low full toss on the pads, and Steyn nudges it fine with the angle

End of over 18 (7 runs) Deccan Chargers 123/7 (50 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.83, RRR: 25.00)

    • DW Steyn 2 (7b)
    • A Mishra 17 (11b 3x4)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-9-3
    • MM Patel 4-0-35-1

Just as Nechim is about to deliver the ball, Mishra backs away


Ahmed to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra displaying his range now, swings a back of a length ball on one leg to Malinga at fine leg


Ahmed to Steyn, 1 wide, sprays this one wide down leg with the angle


Ahmed to Steyn, 1 run, Steyn leans in to the drive wide of mid off, another direct hit from Mumbai, Steyn has just made it as the bails come off


Ahmed to Mishra, 1 run, Mumbai continue to smash the stumps, this time it is Sachin from midwicket, Mishra had done well to rock back and work a yorker towards Sachin


Ahmed to Steyn, 1 run, low full toss angled in, worked on the leg side


Ahmed to Mishra, OUT, now Mishra eases in to the extra cover drive, high elbow and all, but this time Mumbai have the run out, Steyn had backed up mid-pitch and had not chance of making it back as the throw came in to the bowler who did well to come up to the stumps

DW Steyn run out 4 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44


Ahmed to Mishra, 1 run, goes for the pull to a short one that climbs on to him, the top edge lands safely beyond square leg

End of over 19 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 129/8 (44 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 44.00)

    • A Mishra 20 (15b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 0 (0b)
    • AN Ahmed 4-0-27-0
    • SL Malinga 4-0-9-3

Harbhajan to complete the formalties


Harbhajan Singh to Mishra, 1 run, full from round the stumps worked backward of square leg

goes over the wicket now


Harbhajan Singh to Sharma, no run, comes forward and pushes this one, Sachin with the diving stop at extra cover that is cheered wildly


Harbhajan Singh to Sharma, 1 run, tossed up slowly, he pushes it in the air down the ground on the off side


Harbhajan Singh to Mishra, no run, Mishra sees Harbhajan give it air from round the stumps, charges out and has a mighty heave, misses, Davy misses it too, that was quick from Harbhajan


Harbhajan Singh to Mishra, no run, Mishra plays a delicate late dab that goes straight to short third man


Harbhajan Singh to Mishra, FOUR, Mishra is the man that Mumbai could not out at all, he goes back to one angled across him, and gets the late dab easily past Pollard at short third man who accompanies it to the boundary

That is it from us for this game. Another one is about to start and you can catch it here. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off for now. Cheers!

Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match. Malinga: "Yeah I always try to go for wickets, and I am very happy today. I have told Sachin, anytime he wants me to bowl, I am there, does not matter new ball or old ball. Bowling yorkers with the new ball is difficult, but I try to practise in the nets with both new and old ball."

Tendulkar comes up to a huge roar: "It's wonderful to be in Hyderabad and your support. I thought our fielding was brilliant, the run outs and the stumping by Davy." Amid cries of Sachin, Sachin, the man has to raise his voice to be heard. "The partnership between Symmo and Rohit helped us to get to a good total. But I still thought we were 20-25 runs short as we lost too many wickets early. If you ask me as a 38-year old, I am happy to have breaks, maybe not a 19-year old."

Sangakkara: "172 was gettable, but they should never have got to that much. We were pretty okay in the initial overs, but then they too the game away from us. Symmo and Rohit hit the loose ones out of the park. Our start with the bat was not too bad but we lost wickets regularly, trying to score 13-14 every over off guys like Lasith is very tough."

Hang on for the presentation.

DC Fan: "seriously though ..... uppal stadium should be exorcized for demons or demolished.....I don't see any other way...."

Santanu: "Mumbai looks a settled unit...great batting line up....effective bowlers...fielding almost as good as Prtoeas....only Davy Jacobs needs to be more consistent (both in front and behind wickets), may be Price could be tried as the 4th foreigner (Rayudu would have to keep) and I would like to see T Suman getting a look in. In fact the bench strength is also enviable...a really formidable unit."

Karishma: "DC is the most over-hyped and underperforming team of all. The problem with them is their balance. With no real firepower at the top and the longest tail to boot... there's not a lot further their famed bowling can take them..."

Sudip: "The stadium in jinxed. I suggest selling the stadium to the opposing team before a match so that the host actually becomes the guest and the guest team becomes the host. This seems to the only way a host team (DC/India) can score a win against the opposition in a match here."

Mudra: "is their anything that mumbai cant hit at the moment???they are hitting stumps, wickets, sixes, fours..." They can't seem to hit a dead end, even if they did, they'd bring it to life.

Comprehensive win for Mumbai Indians on their captain's birthday. Both sides were 70 for 4 in the 10th over. Mumbai had Symonds and Rohit, Deccan did not. That was the difference. And yeah, all the innumerable direct hits that Mumbai scored, leading to three run outs. Mumbai open up a four-point lead over second-placed Kolkata Knight Riders. Lasith Malinga has the unbelievable figures of 4-0-9-3. He gets to 100 Twenty20 wickets as well, only the sixth bowler to do so.

End of over 20 (6 runs) Deccan Chargers 135/8 (38 runs required)

    • A Mishra 25 (19b 4x4)
    • I Sharma 1 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-27-0
    • AN Ahmed 4-0-27-0





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