Indian Premier League, 66th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai, May 20, 2011
Rajasthan Royals won by 10 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
20 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Munaf Patel will open the bowling

Welcome back. Ashutosh says what a lot of neutrals are thinking. "I wish RR win it for Warne considering the amount of effort he has put in this team , what an entertainer."


Patel to Watson, 1 wide, doesn't start well, bangs it in fairly short and down the leg side, called wide


Patel to Watson, FOUR, that's not much better, Munaf strays on the pads, Watson only has to help it on its way to fine leg, not controlled from Munaf


Patel to Watson, 1 run, better now, outside off and steered away down to third man, the cameras show us Malinga wearing a purple floppy instead of the cap


Patel to Dravid, 1 run, short of a length and pushed to third ma, Dravid takes the bottom hand off the handle as he plays that


Patel to Watson, 1 run, back of a length again and chopped down to third man by Watson


Patel to Dravid, no run, now he's getting it, persisting with that back of a length line and Dravid pushes it into the covers


Patel to Dravid, no run, but of frustrating creeping in, perhaps. Dravid flashes and misses, Munaf ends it well

End of over 1 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 8/0 (126 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.63)

    • R Dravid 1 (3b)
    • SR Watson 6 (3b 1x4)
    • MM Patel 1-0-8-0

Harbhajan to share the new ball


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, spins into Watson, turned around to short fine leg


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, angles into Watson again and he pushes to mid on


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, SIX, that is big. Watson takes it from outside off stump and smashes it over long on, where someone in the crowd takes a good catch.


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, flatter on leg stump and Watto is hit on the pads, big appeal for lbw but its going past leg


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, SIX, big again, even bigger than the other one, that's short on middle and Watto slams it over mid-wicket, not caught this time.


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tossed up, pushed to point

End of over 2 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 20/0 (114 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 6.33)

    • SR Watson 18 (9b 1x4 2x6)
    • R Dravid 1 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-12-0
    • MM Patel 1-0-8-0

Patel to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid looking to drive and gets an outside edge to third man


Patel to Watson, 1 run, Watto uses the full face of the bat to guide this one to third man


Patel to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid gets an inside edge onto the pads and there is a stifled shout for lbw. A shy at the stumps results in the one run


Patel to Watson, no run, driven out to mid-off where SRT does the fielding and there's an enormous roar for th most popular man in Mumbai


Patel to Watson, no run, driven again this time with a litle less force and there's no run


Patel to Watson, 1 run, back of a length, some bounce on offer and steered down to third man

End of over 3 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 24/0 (110 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.47)

    • SR Watson 20 (13b 1x4 2x6)
    • R Dravid 3 (5b)
    • MM Patel 2-0-12-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-12-0

Here's Malinga


Malinga to Watson, no run, perfect start, good length on middle and pushed out to point


Malinga to Watson, no run, back of a length and defended on the off side


Malinga to Watson, FOUR, fuller and slower from Malinga and Watto drills it past the Sri Lankkan to long off. Not a lot of foot movement there, just stand and deliver stuff


Malinga to Watson, no run, ouch! Good respinder from Malinga, bangs it in short and pings Watto on the neck, that has to be sore


Malinga to Watson, no run, short of a length, keeps Watto defending on the back foot, a little hop and a jump as he dabs it into the off side


Malinga to Watson, FOUR, short and Watto is ready for it this time. He pulls, doesn't get as much bat as he would've liked to but he has cleared the inner ring and there is a big gap down to deep mid-wicket. Finishes with a four.

End of over 4 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 32/0 (102 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.37)

    • SR Watson 28 (19b 3x4 2x6)
    • R Dravid 3 (5b)
    • SL Malinga 1-0-8-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-12-0

Kulkarni to Dravid, 1 run, angling in and worked through the on side, through mid-wicket


Kulkarni to Watson, 1 run, whipped through midwicket, that's on the pads and Watto can take advantage, there is a fielder in the deep, so its just the one


Kulkarni to Dravid, no run, outside off and pushed into the covers


Kulkarni to Dravid, 1 run, dabbed to the right of the bowler and Dravid is off immediately, he is halfway down the track before Watto has even seen him. Harbhajan comes in from mid-on and wants to smash in into the stumps but throws too hard and misses. Run-out opportunity missed and less than 100 needed


Kulkarni to Watson, 2 runs, run down to third man and it's a scramble for the second but Watson wants it


Kulkarni to Watson, no run, full and nicely driven, with the full face of the bat presented dead straight, finds mid off

End of over 5 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 37/0 (97 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.40, RRR: 6.46)

    • SR Watson 31 (22b 3x4 2x6)
    • R Dravid 5 (8b)
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-0
    • SL Malinga 1-0-8-0

Malinga to Dravid, 1 run, Malinga continues and it's full, Dravid just steers it to third man, he knows his role is to put Watto on strike


Malinga to Watson, FOUR, the short one from Malinga, climbed onto Watto quickly, but he seemed to be ready for that. Pulled through mid-wicket, doesn't get hold of it properly but it trickles away for four


Malinga to Watson, no run, looking to work off the pads through the leg side


Malinga to Watson, no run, Malinga goes for the short one again, but that is too quick, and Watson attempts to upper cut but flashes and misses


Malinga to Watson, SIX, Malinga is persisting with the short ball and this one is in the slot for Watto and he pulls with great power. That's off the front foot and over midwicket.


Malinga to Watson, FOUR, and still, Malinga bowls it shotrt and Watson is on the pull again. This was close to that midwicket fielder but he was probably more concerned with not being taken out than catching it and its another four. RR racing away with this

There's some concern among Mumbai fans that their side is letting it slip. Sujeet says. "Mumbai are repeating the first season's mistakes in which they went from nowhere to reach semifinal spot but ultimately lost the battle. They are just throwing their 4th spot to Punjab."

End of over 6 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 52/0 (82 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 5.85)

    • SR Watson 45 (27b 5x4 3x6)
    • R Dravid 6 (9b)
    • SL Malinga 2-0-23-0
    • DS Kulkarni 1-0-5-0

Kulkarni to Dravid, 1 run, full and well dug out from Dravid, drives to long on and gives Watto the strike


Kulkarni to Watson, FOUR, creamed through the covers with such good timing that it reaches the rope. Watto is driving so well on the front foot and he beats the inner ring and the sweeper


Kulkarni to Watson, no run, dabbed into the on side, no run there


Kulkarni to Watson, 2 runs, 50 for Shane Watson. Driven beautifully to long off, slight misfield allows for the second run and Watto has his highest score of this IPL. He is doing a terrific job


Kulkarni to Watson, SIX, and he ain't stopping now. Watson picks that up and dispatches it over long on Not the worst ball but he is going to gobble everything


Kulkarni to Watson, 1 run, pushed to mid on and Watto keeps strike, Dravid has only faced 10 balls so far

End of over 7 (14 runs) Rajasthan Royals 66/0 (68 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.42, RRR: 5.23)

    • SR Watson 58 (32b 6x4 4x6)
    • R Dravid 7 (10b)
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-19-0
    • SL Malinga 2-0-23-0

Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 wide, down the leg side as Harbhajan starts with a wide


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, no run, tossed up and whipped to mid on


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, FOUR, driven down to long on and all Kieron Pollard had to do was bend down and pick it up but he let it sneak in between his legs and nothing can go right for Mumbai


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, FOUR, and Watson does it again, this time he drills it to Pollard at long on and he slides in but can't get anywhere near it, egg on his face for sure


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, FOUR, and the carnage continues. Habhajan keeps it quick and Watson knows there is no fine leg. Cute little shot, walks across and lifts it into that vacant fine leg area


Harbhajan Singh to Watson, 1 run, whipped to mid-wicket, Mumbai bleeding runs here


Harbhajan Singh to Dravid, 1 run, tossed up and driven to mid on, very expensive over from Bhajji

End of over 8 (15 runs) Rajasthan Royals 81/0 (53 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 10.12, RRR: 4.41)

    • R Dravid 8 (11b)
    • SR Watson 71 (37b 9x4 4x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-27-0
    • DS Kulkarni 2-0-19-0

Pollars comes on now


Pollard to Dravid, no run, back of a length outside off and cut to point


Pollard to Dravid, no run, short again and mistimed to short cover


Pollard to Dravid, FOUR, and the target is now less than 50. Dravid goes down the track and smokes it through the covers, it's so easy


Pollard to Dravid, no run, bangs in the bouncer and Dravid moves out of the way


Pollard to Dravid, 2 runs, shimmies down the track and turns turned through backward square leg


Pollard to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball and driven to deep point, nice bit of finesse to end the over

End of over 9 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 88/0 (46 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 9.77, RRR: 4.18)

    • R Dravid 15 (17b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 71 (37b 9x4 4x6)
    • KA Pollard 1-0-7-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-27-0

Malinga to Dravid, no run, full and straight and pushed to mid on, Malinga has gone back to his basics it seems


Malinga to Dravid, 2 runs, attempted yorker, but gets a full toss and Dravid clips to backward square leg


Malinga to Dravid, no run, great ball, surprises Dravid. Back of a length, some extra bounce and Dravid is beaten


Malinga to Dravid, 1 run, now he is able to guide it third man, as he wanted to do the last ball


Malinga to Watson, no run, lands it on a good length and Watto defends into the covers


Malinga to Watson, SIX, it had to happen, didn't it? Touch shorter from Malinga, Watto gets his chance and takes it, on the pull again. Smokes it over fine leg for six more. 97 runs in 10 overs and RR are making a mockery of the Mumbai bowlers

End of over 10 (9 runs) Rajasthan Royals 97/0 (37 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 9.70, RRR: 3.70)

    • SR Watson 77 (39b 9x4 5x6)
    • R Dravid 18 (21b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 3-0-32-0
    • KA Pollard 1-0-7-0

Pollard to Dravid, 1 run, Dravid carries on hsi main role, rotates the strike, guides this down to third man

and the Mumbai fans get more miserable. Sachinfan says, "Going by their previous performances MI doesn't deserve a place in the play offs and Punjab doesn't deserve the 5th place."


Pollard to Watson, 1 run, Pollars stalled in his run up in the previous one, this one is bowled as it should be, driven to long on


Pollard to Dravid, FOUR, too classy from Dravid, takes a step out of the crease and flicks it though fine leg to bring up the 100 in elegant fashion


Pollard to Dravid, 1 run, loosely driven to long on


Pollard to Watson, 1 run, tapped onto the leg side, ambled single taken


Pollard to Dravid, FOUR, Short and wide outside off, creamed through the covers from Dravid, looks like its been timed well but Rohit Sharma does well to slide and cut off four. That's probably the first bit of commitment from the Mumbai fielders we have seen.

End of over 11 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 109/0 (25 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 9.90, RRR: 2.77)

    • R Dravid 28 (25b 3x4)
    • SR Watson 79 (41b 9x4 5x6)
    • KA Pollard 2-0-19-0
    • SL Malinga 3-0-32-0

Patel to Watson, 1 run, Munaf is back and he offers Watto a wide one, back of a length, he thumps it to long off


Patel to Dravid, FOUR, Dravid comes down the track and turns that into a length ball and drives over extra cover


Patel to Dravid, no run, big shout for caught behind, Dravid flashed at one outside off and Munaf was quite certain that there was a nick, Dravid immediately shook his head and he was given not out


Patel to Dravid, FOUR, too short and not quick enough, Dravid pulls over backward square leg, that's exactly the kind of delivery he likes to punish


Patel to Dravid, 1 run, pushes back to Munaf who stops it slightly on its way to long on


Patel to Watson, 1 run, that is a stunning shot for one. Driven down past Munaf, straight as a pin, there's a man there though, so it isnt a boundary but it was good looking enough to be one

End of over 12 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 120/0 (14 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 10.00, RRR: 1.75)

    • SR Watson 81 (43b 9x4 5x6)
    • R Dravid 37 (29b 5x4)
    • MM Patel 3-0-23-0
    • KA Pollard 2-0-19-0

Malinga to Watson, SIX, oh ho! Malinga returns only to smashed. He bowls the slower one and Watto is on it like a flash. He smashes it over long on, keeps the face of the bat nic and straight and that is huge.


Malinga to Watson, 1 run, driven along the ground this time for one


Malinga to Dravid, 1 run, good length, squeezed out to the off side and they run quickly for the one. One scoring shot away now


Malinga to Watson, no run, finally, we see the Malinga yorker, toe crushing in all its glory. Well bowled and well dug out.


Malinga to Watson, 1 run, Malinga looks to do it again, but doesn't quite get it right, Watson drives to long off


Malinga to Dravid, 1 run, quicker one, played off the hips into the leg side

End of over 13 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 130/0 (4 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 10.00, RRR: 0.57)

    • R Dravid 39 (31b 5x4)
    • SR Watson 89 (47b 9x4 6x6)
    • SL Malinga 4-0-42-0
    • MM Patel 3-0-23-0

Franklin to Dravid, FOUR, James Franklin comes into the attack and he goes out just as quickly. Dravid lofts that over deep mid-wicket, it was a tame delivery really, too short and Dravid was able to pick it up and send it for a bounce four to end the match

That's it from Mumbai for today, an emphatic win for Rajasthan. Tomorrow's match between Punjab and Deccan is set to be a cracker. Enjoy it and cheers for now.

Man of the match Shane Watson: It's taken me a little while to do that, I've been hoping for a day to do that in the tournament so far. It's been a little late. It's always nice when two parts of your game come together. Shane has been an amazing mentor to me throughout my career, we'll definitely miss him but he won't be far away. He will always be around the Rajasthan Royals and me, in Australian cricket.

Shane Warne: When someone of the class of Shane Watson plays like that it shows you how good he is. Our intensity was up, it shows you how well we can play. I think we won six games, if we had won one or two more, we would have been right up there. When I retired in Jan '07, I thought that's it, I'll sit back and watch the game, but I have had four great years in the IPL. It's been a privilege and a pleasure to captain the Royals. Hopefully, I've helped Indian cricket. You never say never, especially in my life, but I would like to stay involved. I would like to say thank you to my teammates, they are a great group of guys and I am proud of the way they conducted themselves on and off the field.

Sachin Tendulkar: I don't want to make any excuses, there were not enough runs and then someone like Watson comes out and plays shots like that, we didn't have a chance. We needed just one victory out of our last five games. There will be some changes, because its a different surface which requires different planning.

Stay with us for the presentation. But let's go through the scenarios first.

If Punjab lose tomorrow, then MI and KKR are assured of a place in the last four. If they win by a CONSIDERABLY LARGE MARGIN, they will ensure KKR and MI will go into a shoot-out in the final league game. If KXIP win by a small margin, they will need KKR to beat MI, or for MI to beat KKR by a huge margin to go through.

Dravid: It was good to finish on a high, great way to send off Warney, he is a legend of the game and has been brilliant in our dressing room. It's been an up and down season for us, we've had quite a young side but today we've shown what we can do. It's easy to bat at the other end when someone is going like that. One year is a long time, but if I am fit and still playing well, I would like to come back. I've enjoyed it, I would have liked to be in the playoffs.

Shane Warne, in a grey tracksuit, shakes hands with Tendulkar. "Go well," you can hear him saying. He says goodbye to Malinga and the rest of the Mumbai team. RR want him to lead them off the field, he does with a wave of the hand. Goodbye Warney!

Warney goes out with a win. And what a win it was! Shanw Watson and Rahul Dravid have given RR a 10-wicket win, only the third in IPL history and Mumbai have some serious thinking to do ahead of their crunch game against KKR. If KXIP win tomorrow against DC, MI will have to beat KKR in their final group stage game. So, it's crunch time for them really.






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