Indian Premier League, 44th match: Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians at Mumbai, May 4, 2011
Mumbai Indians won by 21 runs
4 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Priyashrav Bharadwaj: ".Go Rahul Sharma Go...........But sadly not much chance of him making the National team!He neither has a that much photogenic face nor he shows any attention-grabbing antics in field.Heck,he hardly even sledges or taunts the opposing players!"


Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, OUT, Ryder falls for a first-ball duck. It was floated full in length outside off and Ryder goes hard into an off drive. He only manages to slice a dolly to backward point.

JD Ryder c Kulkarni b Harbhajan Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, silly point and slip watch the new batsman defend


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, beaten on the cut! It was a full length delivery outside off stump and bounced. Smith went for the cut and Rayudu doesn't take it cleanly


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, leans forward to tap this to the off side


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, spins away from Smith who cuts to backward point


Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, around the off stump line, defended to Symonds at silly point/cover. 0 for 1!

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) Pune Warriors 0/1 (161 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 8.47)

    • GC Smith 0 (5b)
    • MK Pandey 0 (0b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-1

AaruC: "Whoever you are, are you kidding? Who says Rahul Sharma isn't cute? Any way, don't get all self-righteous on BCCI. IPL has produced heroes, but unless they perform well in first class consistently, they don't deserve a place in the national side."


Patel to Pandey, 1 run, short in length, at the body, tucked to square-leg


Patel to Smith, no run, in the zone outside off, Smith is beaten on the cut


Patel to Smith, no run, leans forward to drive to the off side where Suman makes a diving stop


Patel to Smith, 1 run, runs this down to the third man for a single

There was a "One-short" run in the 19th over of Pune. So the target is 161


Patel to Pandey, no run, kicks up from a length and straightens outside off, the batsman is beaten on a nervous prod


Patel to Pandey, FOUR, leans forward to almost gently lift it up and over mid-off. Nonchalantly done. Hooper would have been impressed

End of over 2 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 6/1 (155 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.61)

    • MK Pandey 5 (3b 1x4)
    • GC Smith 1 (8b)
    • MM Patel 1-0-6-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-1-0-1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, gets right back to turn the full delivery on leg and middle line to square-leg


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, no run, turns from outside off, from over the wicket, Manish was surprised by the turn and bounce and he jabs at it it. The ball rolls off the handle


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, FOUR, But Harbhajan drags this down the leg side and Manish pulls it to the backward square-leg boundary


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, no run, topspinner outside off and Manish picks the variation off the pitch and pushes it back down the track


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, no run, slower, fuller, flicked to square-leg


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, 1 run, around the off stump line, eased towards long-on

End of over 3 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 12/1 (149 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 8.76)

    • MK Pandey 10 (8b 2x4)
    • GC Smith 2 (9b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-1-6-1
    • MM Patel 1-0-6-0

Patel to Pandey, 1 run, short in length on the middle, pushed towards mid-on for a single


Patel to Smith, FOUR, skips down the track and flashes this length delivery wide of backward point. We have seen this so many times in international cricket from him.


Patel to Smith, no run, leans forward to mistime the drive to covers

Siddu: "Manish Pandey has got a damn good photogenic face ... Hez got an IPL century ! But he never made it to NATIONAL TEAM ... Consistency and Dedication takes it to national team .. i never felt manish pandey so dedicated after his century ! "


Patel to Smith, OUT, Another man down. Smith moves outside leg and Munaf hurls a bouncer and at the body. Smith was cramped for room and by the pace on it and ends up mistiming the pull shot. The ball lobs gently to midwicket

GC Smith c Blizzard b Patel 6 (12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Patel to Jhunjhunwala, no run, Munaf fires in another bouncer and this flies through to the keeper


Patel to Jhunjhunwala, 4 leg byes, on the middle and leg line, from back of length, the batsman doesn't connect with the leg glance but it runs off the thigh pad to fine-leg boundary

End of over 4 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 21/2 (140 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.25, RRR: 8.75)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 0 (2b)
    • MK Pandey 11 (9b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 2-0-11-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-1-6-1

Kulkarni to Pandey, no run, leans forward to defend to point region


Kulkarni to Pandey, 1 run, full in length on the middle, tapped towards mid-on for a single


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, Dropped by Rohit at first slip. Tough chance unless you are Mark Waugh. Abhishek didn't quite into lean into his square drive and the ball flew over Rohit who leaped but could only get his finger tips to it


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, no run, leans forward to defend the full-length delivery


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, no run, The bouncer this time around the leg stump line, the batsman ducks


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, extra bounce on this short of length delivery, hits high on the bat and rolls away to the off

End of over 5 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 27/2 (134 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 8.93)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 5 (6b 1x4)
    • MK Pandey 12 (11b 2x4)
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-6-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-11-1

Malinga to Jhunjhunwala, no run, run out of Manish missed by Symonds. It was tapped to the off and they think about a run. manish hares down before Abhishek sends him back. Symonds misses the throw at the non-striker's end


Malinga to Jhunjhunwala, no run, The previous delivery was a length ball; this one is short and lifting, Abhishek defends


Malinga to Jhunjhunwala, 2 wides, hurls it wide down the leg side and the keeper dives to make a half-stop. Else four byes. Rather five wides


Malinga to Pandey, no run, hops to defend this shortish delivery to the off side


Malinga to Pandey, no run, good lifting delivery around off stump, Manish allows it to fly through to Rayudu


Malinga to Pandey, 1 wide, Another bouncer, high this time and the ball flies over the batsman


Malinga to Pandey, no run, full and well outside off, goes past the attempted square drive and Rayudu collects


Malinga to Pandey, 1 run, low dipping full toss, pushed out to right of mid-on

End of over 6 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 31/2 (130 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.16, RRR: 9.28)

    • MK Pandey 13 (15b 2x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 5 (8b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-4-0
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-6-0

V Jain: "Why are Uthappa and Yuvraj not playing up in the order? What's the point in spending millions on them if they need to saved.....anyways by the time they come out....Reqd RR will be above 11....and they will perish and then they will play for pride!"

Nick: "Welcome to "How to lose a match 101" from Pune Warriors. Chapter 1: Keep your in-form batsman in pavilion as long as possible till you lose bunch of wickets and Req RR is insanely high"


Symonds to Pandey, no run, on a length outside off, punched down to covers

Rahul: "The person you really want to feel for is Badrinath. He's been grinding it out on the domestic circuit since long before the IPL even existed. He's definitely not a one-innings wonder by any stretch of imagination. And yet, kids a lot greener than him, having seen a lot fewer winters get a go ahead of him. I don't get it."


Symonds to Pandey, SIX, tries a slower one. Off-break action at the release. Manish picks it up, goes down on his knee and slog-sweeps it over midwicket boundary


Symonds to Pandey, 1 run, gets forward to stab it to midwicket for a single


Symonds to Jhunjhunwala, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket


Symonds to Jhunjhunwala, no run, around the off stump line, steered to backward point


Symonds to Jhunjhunwala, no run, length delivery outside off stump, mistimes the cut to point

End of over 7 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 38/2 (123 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.42, RRR: 9.46)

    • AA Jhunjhunwala 5 (11b 1x4)
    • MK Pandey 20 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • A Symonds 1-0-7-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-4-0

Danny: "@Rahul thats because as a wise man said earlier Badri doesnt have a photogenic face nor much razmatazz on the field! otherwise really doesnt make sense!"


Kulkarni to Pandey, no run, full and on the pads, turned to midwicket


Kulkarni to Pandey, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to the off


Kulkarni to Pandey, 1 run, swivels to pull the bouncer to deep midwicket region

Aakarsh: "Chapter 2 : See Malinga bhajji munaf kulkarni off before you start to explode"


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, FOUR, gets down the track and punches the length delivery up and over mid-off. Neatly done!


Kulkarni to Jhunjhunwala, 1 run, nudges this wide of backward point for a single


Kulkarni to Pandey, 1 run, slower one on the middle, pushed down to long-on

End of over 8 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 45/2 (116 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 9.66)

    • MK Pandey 22 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 10 (13b 2x4)
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-13-0
    • A Symonds 1-0-7-0

Pollard to Pandey, no run, moves in to the pads, tapped to midwicket


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, short in length, swatted down to long-on


Pollard to Jhunjhunwala, no run, around that off stump, steered straight to backward point.


Pollard to Jhunjhunwala, OUT, Abhishek falls even as the required run rate climbs over 10. Abhishek went down the track, looking for the slog but top-edged it straight up. Rayudu jogged forward to take a simple catch

AA Jhunjhunwala c †Rayudu b Pollard 10 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Pollard to Pandey, no run, slower one around off and middle, pushed back to the bowler


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, from wide of the crease, a length delivery, punched down to long-on

Time out.

End of over 9 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 47/3 (114 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.22, RRR: 10.36)

    • MK Pandey 24 (26b 2x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (0b)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-2-1
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-13-0

Sam: "Pune's batting strategy has seriously started to annoy me!! after 6 losses they dont understand that Uthappa and UV need to play up the order. They have a bad coach, no wonder Geoff Marsh did not pick his son Shaun Marsh but went for younger one, Mitchell Marsh."

Amit: "Yuvi has taken a leaf out of warnie's book of captaincy ,"Preserving ur best for the last " , as shane did wid Taylor in the initial stages of IPL b4 3 consecutive losses made him to change his mind"


Kulkarni to Pandey, 1 run, A catching chance for Tendulkar But he slips and falls at the last instant. Manish Pandey goes for a pull and ends up swatting it towards extra cover. Tendulkar rushed to his left and just as he was about to lunge forward his back foot got stuck into the ground and he tripped.


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Shout for a catch Fierce bouncer and Yuvraj takes his eyes off the ball and just stabs at it. They appeal for a catch by the keeper. It hit his right shoulder. Did it brush the gloves before that? Not sure.


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off and Yuvraj is beaten on the drive


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stays at his crease and defends this to the off


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten on the cut this time! He is yet to make a proper connection


Kulkarni to Yuvraj Singh, no run, moves outside leg and goes for an ugly slog. No connection again. The ball flies over the stumps. Fine over.

End of over 10 (1 run) Pune Warriors 48/3 (113 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.80, RRR: 11.30)

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (5b)
    • MK Pandey 25 (27b 2x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-14-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-2-1

Pollard to Pandey, FOUR, tries the short ball but slips it down the leg side and Manish pulls it to backward square-leg boundary. T


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, forces this down to long-on for a single


Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and straight, from round the stumps, pushed back to the bowler


Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, around the off stump, steered to backward point

Sohi: "The first 5 deliveries shows the pressure on Yuvraj. This is only because you send a guy like Jhunjhunwala who does not have any power to clear the field ahead of your best 2 batsmen."


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, drags this short of length delivery to deep midwicket


Pollard to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Slugged! He fetched it from outside off stump and swung it across over square-leg boundary!

End of over 11 (13 runs) Pune Warriors 61/3 (100 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.54, RRR: 11.11)

    • Yuvraj Singh 7 (8b 1x6)
    • MK Pandey 31 (30b 3x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-15-1
    • DS Kulkarni 3-0-14-0

Rahul: "Smith has been in such bad form with the bat since the world cup that it seriously pains me to see him bat. I seriously think even a person like Parnell is more useful with the bat than him at the moment, and he's great with the ball in this format. In fact, I'm sure any overseas player at the bench is more useful than Smith at the moment. He shouldn't be given another game this IPL .."


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, 1 run, on the pads, pulled away to deep backward square-leg fielder


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, UV rayed! Yuvraj jumps down the track and wallops this way way back into the long-off stands

backward point moves out to midwicket


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower, fuller, on the leg and middle line, Yuvraj defends


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, moves down the track, Harbhajan shortens the length, pushed to point


Harbhajan Singh to Pandey, 1 run, pulls this from around the off stump line to deep midwicket for a single


Harbhajan Singh to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, opens his stance and pulls the leg and middle line delivery between deep midwicket and deep square-leg

End of over 12 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 72/3 (89 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 11.12)

    • Yuvraj Singh 16 (12b 2x6)
    • MK Pandey 33 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-17-1
    • KA Pollard 2-0-15-1

Malinga to Pandey, 1 run, around the off stump line, a length delivery, forced down to long-on

Manish Pandey seems to have the unfortunate knack of playing unconventional looking shots straight to conventional field settings.


Malinga to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish, whipped to Symonds at midwicket


Malinga to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lifting delivery around off and middlel, Yuvraj decided very late to try help it up and over the keeper. He was in no position to play that shot and Rayudu collected the ball


Malinga to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Slice of audaciousness! He moved outside leg and carved the shortish delivery up and over backward point. It landed on the ropes. Well, the third ump reckons it landed just inside the ropes.


Malinga to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, What a ball. What a shot. What a catch! It was a nagging awkward lifter. Right at the body. No escape for Yuvraj who tried his best to twist his body and get out of the way. The body got out of the line of fire but the bat was held up like a periscope. The ball crashed into the bat and ricocheted to third man where Munaf Patel takes a tumbling catch. Yuvraj too tumbled and fell after he played that "shot"

Yuvraj Singh c Patel b Malinga 20 (16b 1x4 2x6) SR: 125.00


Malinga to Pandey, no run, the slow yorker on the middle, chipped uppishly but short of midwicket

End of over 13 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 77/4 (84 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.92, RRR: 12.00)

    • MK Pandey 34 (34b 3x4 1x6)
    • RV Uthappa 0 (0b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-9-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-1-17-1

Vivek: "Boss if there is anyone who has benefited from IPL its Munna (Munaf).. I always thought he and nehra should be dropped for fielding alone... But look at him now ! Go Jonty!"


Patel to Uthappa, no run, in the zone outside off, straightening as well, the batsman is beaten on the defensive push


Patel to Uthappa, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to midwicket


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, dropped by Harbhajan He needs some lessons from Munaf I say. It was a length delivery tailing away from the batsman who top edges the lofted hit towards third man. Harbhajan rushed forward and made a desperate lunge but couldn't hold on


Patel to Pandey, 1 run, banged in short ,another swat-pull ... falls short of deep midwicket


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, low full toss, driven to long-on


Patel to Pandey, FOUR, Finally he finds the gap. And gets the boundary. he moved outside leg and drags it to the cow corner

End of over 14 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 84/4 (77 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 12.83)

    • MK Pandey 39 (36b 4x4 1x6)
    • RV Uthappa 2 (4b)
    • MM Patel 3-0-18-1
    • SL Malinga 2-0-9-1

Malinga to Uthappa, 1 run, fiery bouncer and Robin is late on the pull. Very late. The ball lobs gently towards unmanned mid-on


Malinga to Pandey, 2 wides, sprays to the leg side for a wide

Charul: "This is a day of surprises! Munaf - bouncer - pace! for smith's wkt... Munaf- Tumbling - catch! for Yuv's wkt!"


Malinga to Uthappa, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven down to long-off. Game meandering along here


Malinga to Pandey, 1 run, throat-high bouncer and Manish plays his typical swat-pull to deep midwicket


Malinga to Uthappa, no run, Another bouncer, another pull attempted and again Robin is too late on it. Rayudu garu collects.


Malinga to Uthappa, no run, And here comes the slower one. Robin doesn't pick it and makes no contact with his slog. The ball winks past him and the off stump


Malinga to Uthappa, 1 run, fuller, straighter, driven to long-off

End of over 15 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 90/4 (71 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 14.20)

    • RV Uthappa 5 (9b)
    • MK Pandey 40 (37b 4x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-15-1
    • MM Patel 3-0-18-1

Aaram: "Now thats what I was talking about. Here goes Yuvi after a round of frantic hitting. Now Uthappa's turn to "not time the ball well" and still score runs for a losing cause."

Change of bat for Robin


Kulkarni to Uthappa, no run, low full toss on the middle, edged away to harbhajan at short fine-leg


Kulkarni to Uthappa, no run, yorker length on the middle and off, driven back to the bowler


Kulkarni to Uthappa, 1 wide, very high bouncer. Wide.

Deepak: "way too late for uthappa to do anything about this match,should have come up in the order"


Kulkarni to Uthappa, 2 runs, gets forward to loft this to right of long-on for couple of runs


Kulkarni to Uthappa, 1 run, full toss and Robin mishits it to long-on. He then reaches the other end and practices that shot again.


Kulkarni to Pandey, 1 run, yorker on the middle stump line, dug out to the on side


Kulkarni to Uthappa, 1 run, gets forward to stab this full delivery and they rush across for the single

Time out

End of over 16 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 96/4 (65 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.00, RRR: 16.25)

    • RV Uthappa 9 (14b)
    • MK Pandey 41 (38b 4x4 1x6)
    • DS Kulkarni 4-0-20-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-15-1

Rahul: "It seriously is RIDICULOUS that a team which has a pretty decent batting line-up (Ryder, Pandey, Uthappa, Yuvi) and bowling line-up is about to lose it's seventh match in a row. This team needs some serious inspiration. Hopefully, Ganguly's presence in the playing XI in the next match will do just that. Even though Pune has no chance in this tournament, it would still be nice to see them win a couple."

Soumitra: "The MI matches are becoming monotonous....they bat first,put up a great score and then malinga bowls those yorkers and bouncers,munaf bowls that probing line and harbhajan bowls those off spinners..the purple and orange cap belongs to MI...wat more do they want??? They should stop playing the IPL till the semis and give the other teams a chance..."


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, gets down the track for the big hit but had to reach out as Pollard pushed it outside off and he just about manages to push it to covers


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, Another unconventional hit from Manish. Mishit again. The ball goes to long-on. Yet another one of those swats he plays


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, worked through the on side for a single


Pollard to Pandey, no run, the bouncer screams past Manish. Slow death here.


Pollard to Pandey, SIX, And as you say that, he connects with one of them. A slower one, a Big heave-ho and the ball flies over wide long-on.


Pollard to Pandey, 1 run, moves forward to ping long-on

End of over 17 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 106/4 (55 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.23, RRR: 18.33)

    • MK Pandey 49 (42b 4x4 2x6)
    • RV Uthappa 11 (16b)
    • KA Pollard 3-0-25-1
    • DS Kulkarni 4-0-20-0

Anand: "@ Soumitra.....MI are like the South Africans...very good in the league...come the knock-out that is where we need to see"


Patel to Pandey, 1 run, full and straight, just a single to long-on. 50 for Manish.


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, full again, driven to long-off for a single


Patel to Pandey, SIX, Whack! The slog heave and even Pollard can't get the ball back in at the deep midwicket boundadry


Patel to Pandey, 1 run, mistimes this one to the off for a single


Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, low full toss, whipped away to deep midwicket.


Patel to Pandey, 2 runs, yet another one of his mistimes swat-drives. Too much bottom hand into the shot and the bat-face rotates at point of impact. The ball rolls to right of long-on

End of over 18 (12 runs) Pune Warriors 118/4 (43 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.55, RRR: 21.50)

    • MK Pandey 59 (46b 4x4 3x6)
    • RV Uthappa 13 (18b)
    • MM Patel 4-0-30-1
    • KA Pollard 3-0-25-1

Malinga to Uthappa, 1 run, low full toss, and even Robin has begun to play those iffy swats .. just a single


Malinga to Pandey, OUT, Manish had to go for it. He went. He couldn't clear long-on though. Rohit times his jump and takes it.

MK Pandey c Sharma b Malinga 59 (47b 4x4 3x6) SR: 125.53


Malinga to Uthappa, 2 runs, loud cry for lbw but Dharmasena reckons it went off the bat. And it did. No pad in fact. He shuffled to the off, trying to paddle scoop it and it went off the toe end of the bat to midwicket


Malinga to Uthappa, SIX, low full toss and this time Robin forces it to long-off boundary. it lands full on the ropes.


Malinga to Uthappa, 1 run, another full toss, just a single this time; driven to long-off


Malinga to Manhas, OUT, A gem of a slower one. Loopy and dipping on a length and Mithun had no clue. He stabbed out at it and the ball lobbed to left of Malinga who rushed and lunged to pouch it.

M Manhas c & b Malinga 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 19 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 128/6 (33 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 33.00)

    • RV Uthappa 23 (22b 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-25-3
    • MM Patel 4-0-30-1

Pollard to Uthappa, SIX, Sweet! Overpitched outside off stump and Robin plays an awesome shot. He just seemed to caress it and it has flown over extra cover.


Pollard to Uthappa, 2 runs, leans forward to drive this to long-off


Pollard to Uthappa, 2 runs, works this full delivery to left of deep midwicket for couple of runs


Pollard to Uthappa, 1 run, full toss but Robin misses out. He lifts it to left of long-on


Pollard to Wagh, OUT, Wagh is run out. He bottom edged the drive to the keeper, wanted a run and couldn't get back in time to beat the throw from Rayudu garu

SB Wagh run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kevin: "I can't believe that Manish Pandey has been successful for so long at a semi-international level with just one actual stroke in his arsenal - the heave over midwicket. Seriously, just 6 runs on the offside out of nearly 60? I can't believe nobody's noticed this."


Pollard to Sharma, no run, Rahul Sharma, who bowled so wonderfully well earlier in the evening, gets a bouncer and he can't touch it. Mumbai win. Pune crash out to their seventh successive loss.

Please do hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Dharmin Desai: "After all that's said and done, I guess that one over from Alfonso Thomas which went for 28 runs was the difference between the two sides".

Nick: "Extra impressed by Malinga today. Teams are expecting yorkers from him, and he managed all wickets by Bouncer and slower ball today. Nice to see him developing other weapons beside yorker."

N'Jan: "7 in a row. The sad part is they did not try to win most of them. I guess IPL should go the EPL way and demote non performing teams to a lower level."

Abbey: "Did some math... Alfonso's average before the last over was 8 runs. Had he maintained the same in his last over the MI's score would have been 141(160-27 and +8). Then would have been a close match then...but looking at the final score PW would have lost this too...!! "

Ashish: "@Kevin....Manish Pandey has been off-color this season, but believe me he is a brilliant batsman. Just watch his innings in the Karnataka Vs Mumbai 2009 Ranji final, you'll know what a talent he is."


Yuvraj Singh: "I got Sachin out. That was great but unfortunately lost the game. I really don't what's happening. I think we bowled decent enough. May be 10 runs extra but 160 was gettable. We played too many dot balls. You need power hitters in the end to finish the game. Unfortunately we got too bogged down. we have nothing to lose now; so I am sure we will cut somebody (some team) out"

Tendulkar: "Knocking at the door but the door hasn't opened yet. We would love to get in. We could always do better. I thought Rahul Sharma bowled brilliantly; he has bowled a few good spells and this was one of them. Suman and Pollard batted well. If we go too hard, we can get out for 95 also. We have to decide based on the track. Suman batted really well; it wasn't wild slogging; it was clean hitting. I am happy that I took the decision to promote him ahead of Pollard and Symonds. We should continue to play like this; the rest will follow."

Man of the match: Rahul Sharma: "I am happy that management, Yuvi Paaji and Sahara group, are backing me. I very my pace and bounce I extract is my key because of my height. The figures look good. it's difficult to give 7 runs in a over leave alone in four. I am happy. I have to continue to work hard - I have done well in the domestic cricket- and I want to turn out for India. God willing and with blessing of my parents and well-wishers I will get there."

Good bye and good luck.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 139/7 (22 runs required)

    • R Sharma 0 (1b)
    • RV Uthappa 34 (26b 2x6)
    • KA Pollard 4-0-36-1
    • SL Malinga 4-0-25-3





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