Indian Premier League - 70th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

S Rajesh: "Mumbai need to win in 5.1 overs; KKR need to win by any margin"

Lee gets ready Forget getting it in 5.1 overs, but Mumbai can keep Kolkata out of the top two here. T Suman and Sachin Tendulkar make their way out

0.1

Lee to Suman, FOUR, Mumbai begin well, short of a length on middle, T Suman gets back and whips it down to the fine-leg boundary

0.2

Lee to Suman, no run, full outside off, gets it to swing away, T Suman chases that but it just escapes the outside edge

A slip in place

0.3

Lee to Suman, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on leg stump, tries to whip it square, struck high on the pads and Lee lets out an uncertain appeal, struck him on the thigh actually, get a run off a ricochet after the stumps at the striker's end are struck

Lee to Tendulkar

0.4

Lee to Tendulkar, no run, good length on middle, a hint of away swing, pushed straight to mid-on

0.5

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, what a shot! Good length and he rose up to just punch that through extra cover, did that to Wasim Akram in the 2003 World Cup

0.6

Lee to Tendulkar, FOUR, found the gap, banged in short on middle and Tendulkar got into position early to pull it between square leg and midwicket, was uppish but well into the gap

End of over 1 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 13/0 (163 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 13.00, RRR: 8.57)
SR Tendulkar    8* (3b 2x4)      B Lee    1-0-12-0
TL Suman    4* (3b 1x4)     

Mumbai have begun well, three boundaries in that first over. Abdulla to bowl

1.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Suman, OUT, strikes immediately! Suman charged out to dispatch him over midwicket first ball, it turned away and he ended up getting a leading edge, Yusuf took it easily at extra cover

TL Suman c Pathan b Iqbal Abdulla 4 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Surprise, Harbhajan Singh has been sent in at No.3. A pinch-hitter in T20

1.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, held it back slightly, turned away and he played inside the line to that one

A slip and a silly point

1.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, appeal for caught-behind, there was a deflection, turned away after landing on a good length, Harbhajan was beaten and it flicked the back pad on the way to the keeper

1.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Harbhajan sweeps at that wildly,but it turns away once again to beat the swing of the bat

1.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, good length on middle, gets across to turn it square for a single

1.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Tendulkar, no run, appeal for lbw, a huge one, went straight on, landed on middle and leg and held its line as Tendulkar closed the face on it, did he get an inside edge? Because if he didn't, that looked out. Was struck on the pads and the umpire didn't give it out. We'll know better once we see the replay.

End of over 2 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 14/1 (162 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 9.00)
SR Tendulkar    8* (4b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-1-1
Harbhajan Singh    1* (4b)      B Lee    1-0-12-0

2.1

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, Harbhajan plays that well, Lee bowls it full on the pads and he flicks it sweetly over midwicket

They haven't shown the Tendulkar replay yet

2.2

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, meanwhile, Lee bangs it short and Harbhajan pulls it over square leg for a boundary, got into position early

2.3

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, misses out there, short, swiveled to help it to the fine leg boundary, got struck on the pads

Hmm, replays show the ball would have just clipped leg stump for the Tendulkar lbw shout. Marginal call

2.4

Lee to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, short of a good length on leg stump, moved across to help it fine again, got a bit of bat on that but then onto the pad

2.5

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, no run, goodish length on the off, pushed towards point

2.6

Lee to Harbhajan Singh, no run, banged in short outside off, goes for the pull but misses out, doesn't connect

End of over 3 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 24/1 (152 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.94)
Harbhajan Singh    10* (9b 2x4)      B Lee    2-0-21-0
SR Tendulkar    8* (5b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-1-1

3.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar paddles that fine, shuffled a bit and picked it from middle to beat short fine leg

3.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on the off, driven through the line to long-off for a single

3.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shortish on the off, turning away, punched to extra cover

3.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, flighted on the off, pushed it back towards the bowler

Ray Price is having fun in the POD with his team-mates, joking away.

3.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed up outside off, turned away as he tried to slog it over midwicket, missed

3.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, four more for Bhajji, tossed up, bowled full on middle, lofts it over the bowler's head for a one bounce four, Mumbai seemingly on track

End of over 4 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 33/1 (143 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 8.25, RRR: 8.93)
Harbhajan Singh    14* (13b 3x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-10-1
SR Tendulkar    13* (7b 3x4)      B Lee    2-0-21-0

Shakib comes on

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted on the off, makes room and drives it to extra cover

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shortish on the off and turned away, Harbhajan stepped out but adjusted well in the end to tap it to extra cover

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shortish on the off, slower through the air, moves back and swats it to the bowler

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, gets on the back foot and chips it wide of mid-on for a single, Lee covers it in the end, uppish but safe

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, floats it on middle, gets across to tap it wide of square leg for a single

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, mighty swing from Harbhajan, short on middle and he tries to pull it over midwicket, was much slower than he expected, swung too early but got an inside edge on the thigh

End of over 5 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 36/1 (140 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 7.20, RRR: 9.33)
Harbhajan Singh    15* (17b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0
SR Tendulkar    15* (9b 3x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-10-1

L Balaji into the attack now

5.1

Balaji to Tendulkar, 1 run, strays on leg stump, Tendulkar tried to glance him fine but wasn't able to, a leg bye in the end

5.2

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, full and wide, swung away further, called a wide

5.2

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, struck cleanly over the bowler's head, full on middle, he got under it and smacked it for a one bounce four

5.3

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, didn't get hold of that one, short ball, a slower one outside off, Harbhajan slaps it and just manages to evade the in-field on the off side, a couple more

5.4

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, dropped, Bhatia falls on his head, was bowled on a length, tried to smash him over mid-on but just managed to get it past him in the end, Bhatia was pedalling back and misjudged it, hit the ground hard did Bhatia, with his head on top of that, he's in some pain and the physio's out

On his feet now, heading off the field for just a bit

5.5

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, 4 leg byes, leaking runs this over, leg-byes but poor line from Balaji, low full toss on leg stump and Harbhajan just had to get something on it

5.6

Balaji to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, a couple more, short of a good length, cross-batted it past midwicket, Lee ran across to cut that off, a productive over for Mumbai

End of over 6 (18 runs) Mumbai Indians 54/1 (122 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 8.71)
Harbhajan Singh    27* (22b 5x4)      L Balaji    1-0-14-0
SR Tendulkar    16* (10b 3x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-3-0

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, eased past extra cover into the deep for a single

6.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short on leg stump, jabs it past square leg for a single

6.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, waits for it to turn away and punches it towards deep cover for a single

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, moved back to pull that past midwicket, got an inside dege onto his pads, hurried onto him a little

6.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, floated it on the off stump, Harbhajan just got his bat down in time to chop it in front of point

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 2 wides, fired that one down the leg side, called a wide, the keeper fumbled to concede one more

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, FOUR, ooh, the wide ball there proving costly, Tendulkar fetched him from outside off to sweep that hard past midwicket, Mumbai making good progress after that early loss

End of over 7 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 63/1 (113 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 8.69)
SR Tendulkar    22* (13b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-12-0
Harbhajan Singh    28* (25b 5x4)      L Balaji    1-0-14-0

Yusuf comes on

7.1

Pathan to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tossed it up on the off, swept it straight to square leg

7.2

Pathan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, the leg-side field is spread out for Bhajji who slogs it towards deep midwicket

7.3

Pathan to Tendulkar, FOUR, cheekily done, had shaped up to play the sweep but it landed wide and he adjusted beautifully to open the face and guide it past Gautam Gambhir at short third man for a boundary, lovely stuff

7.4

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

7.5

Pathan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, bowled it flat on the off, came down the track and smacked it to deep midwicket

7.6

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short, paddled on the bounce to short fine leg

Timeout time.

Gaurav: "I really hope KKR wins today and go to 2nd spot. So play-off's will be RCB vs KKR & CSK vs MI. So, it's the only scenario in which KKR vs MI GRAND FINALE is possible. And the most important thing is if CSK isn't beaten in semis, it's assured that they will defend their title !"

End of over 8 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 70/1 (106 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.75, RRR: 8.83)
SR Tendulkar    27* (16b 5x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0
Harbhajan Singh    30* (28b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-12-0

Bhatia, who landed on his head not long ago, comes onto bowl

8.1

Bhatia to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, he's holed out, short of a good length and Bhajji tried to slap that over long-on, didn't connect it well and found Manoj Tiwary in the deep

Harbhajan Singh c Tiwary b Bhatia 30 (29b 5x4 0x6) SR: 103.44

Bhatia's broken an important stand, Rohit Sharma walks in

8.2

Bhatia to Sharma, 1 run, short of a good length, punched back to the bowler, Bhatia fumbles on his follow through and they steal a single

8.3

Bhatia to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower one on leg stump, turned past square leg for a single

8.4

Bhatia to Sharma, 1 run, good length on middle, driven down towards long-on for one more

8.5

Bhatia to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off, dragged down to long-on for one more

8.6

Bhatia to Sharma, 1 run, slower one bowled short on the off, punched past the bowler for a quick single, nice little over from Bhatia, coming in after a blow to his head

End of over 9 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 75/2 (101 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 9.18)
RG Sharma    3* (3b)      R Bhatia    1-0-5-1
SR Tendulkar    29* (18b 5x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0

9.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, tossed it up outside off, Rohit let it go as it turned away and was hoping for a wide but it wasn't called

9.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, FOUR, he doesn't need that mich width, short on the off, turned away again, cut it hard between point and short third

9.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, no run, gets forward and defends it back to the bowler

9.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 2 runs, sweeps it past square leg for a couple of runs, helped by a fumble by the fielder running in from the deep

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Sharma, 1 run, slightly short outside off, cut just wide of point for a single

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 wide, called wide, tossed up and spun away but too wide this time and was called

9.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Tendulkar, 1 run, quicker through the air, bowled short on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single

End of over 10 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/2 (92 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.40, RRR: 9.20)
SR Tendulkar    30* (19b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-21-0
RG Sharma    10* (8b 1x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-5-1

The DJ's living in the 90s it seems, playing Koi Mil Gaya is the DJ...been ages since I heard that

10.1

Bhatia to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

10.2

Bhatia to Sharma, OUT, caught-behind, Bhatia is hurting Mumbai here, slower one bowled short outside off, Rohit slashed it hard, got a thick edge that was snapped up by Goswami on the second attempt, the tide seems to be turning

RG Sharma c †Goswami b Bhatia 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

One of the commentators on air claims that may have brushed Goswami's helmet as it popped up off his gloves. Didn't seem like it to me when I saw the replay. Had it hit the helmet, he shouldn't have been out according to the rule but it seemed to me as though it popped up, missed the helmet and landed back in again

Pollard walks in with his team under some pressure

10.3

Bhatia to Pollard, 1 run, sliding on leg stump, turns it away to fine ;eg for a single

10.4

Bhatia to Tendulkar, no run, the slower legcutter, short of a good length on the off, defends it into the off side

10.5

Bhatia to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar picks the slower one, moves across and sweeps it uppishly past square leg, had eyed that gap and executed the shot perfectly

10.6

Bhatia to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye

End of over 11 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 91/3 (85 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 9.44)
SR Tendulkar    35* (23b 6x4)      R Bhatia    2-0-11-2
KA Pollard    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-21-0

Abdulla comes back

11.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Tendulkar, 1 run, swept it down to deep square leg for a single

11.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, no run, fired it quick outside off, turned away sharply and Pollard poked at it only to be beaten

A slip and a silly point

11.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, no run, dabs it off the front foot towards point

11.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, no run, looping it on middle, gets forward and opens the face to play it wide of slip where Yusuf does well diving to his right

11.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, 1 run, gets on the back foot and punches it down to long-off for a single

11.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Tendulkar, 1 run, full toss on the off, Tendulkar drives it down to long-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 12 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 94/3 (82 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 10.25)
SR Tendulkar    37* (25b 6x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-13-1
KA Pollard    2* (5b)      R Bhatia    2-0-11-2

Some issue with the sightscreen

12.1

Bhatia to Tendulkar, 1 run, bowled on a length and Tendulkar lofts it on the bounce to long-on for a single

12.2

Bhatia to Pollard, 1 run, just chips that over the bowler's head for one more

12.3

Bhatia to Tendulkar, OUT, Bhatia's on a roll, Mumbai in trouble here, the slower legcutter again, Tendulkar made room to loft that over extra cover but ended up slicing it to Gambhir who pedalled back from point to take a neat catch

SR Tendulkar c Gambhir b Bhatia 38 (27b 6x4 0x6) SR: 140.74

Tendulkar walks back, Franklin walks in. Mumbai need an onslaught here on clinch this, a tough ask with the increasing pressure

12.4

Bhatia to Pollard, no run, fullish on the off, pushed straight to extra cover

12.5

Bhatia to Pollard, 1 run, targeting middle and leg, pushed away into the leg side for a single

12.6

Bhatia to Franklin, no run, good length on the off, knocks it back to the bowler

End of over 13 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/4 (79 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 11.28)
JEC Franklin    0* (1b)      R Bhatia    3-0-14-3
KA Pollard    4* (8b)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-13-1

Shakib has a slip and a silly point

13.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollard, no run, Pollard gets forward and plays it wide of slip

13.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollard, 1 run, slightly short on the off, punched past extra-cover for a single

13.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Franklin, 2 runs, flighted, comes down the track and drives it wide of midwicket, Pollard calls for the second and makes it back with a dive

13.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Franklin, 1 run, gets across to turn it behind square for a single

13.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollard, no run, quicker through the air, slapped straight to extra cover

13.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Pollard, 1 run, drilled hard to long-off for a single, tidy stuff from Shakib

End of over 14 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 102/4 (74 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.28, RRR: 12.33)
KA Pollard    6* (12b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0
JEC Franklin    3* (3b)      R Bhatia    3-0-14-3

14.1

Bhatia to Pollard, 1 run, fullish on leg stump, chipped towards deep midwicket for a single

14.2

Bhatia to Franklin, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, cut towards short third for a single

14.3

Bhatia to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard squeezes that through, full outside off, makes room and slices it over point for four

14.4

Bhatia to Pollard, 1 run, the legcutter again, gets forward and drops it into the off side for a single

14.5

Bhatia to Franklin, 1 run, comes down the track and drags that down to long-on for a single

14.6

Bhatia to Pollard, no run, fullish on middle, Pollard defends it back to the bowler

The end of an excellent spell from Bhatia, a potentiall match-winning one. Time for the timeout, expect Mumbai to give it their all after the break

End of over 15 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 110/4 (66 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.33, RRR: 13.20)
KA Pollard    12* (16b 1x4)      R Bhatia    4-0-22-3
JEC Franklin    5* (5b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-26-0

Iqbal Abdulla to finish off now

15.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Franklin, 1 run, quicker one on the off, pushed down to long-on for a single

15.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, 1 run, short on the off, pulled hard but to long-on, gets to him on the bounce

15.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Franklin, SIX, Franklin steps up, charged down the track, gave it a bit of air did the bowler and he smashed it over long-on

15.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Franklin, 1 run, chops this wide of cover for a single

15.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, no run, Pollard was targeting long-on again, flatter delivery that turned away and Pollard missed it

15.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Pollard, FOUR, struck hard, tossed up outside off, moved across and swept it cleanly past square leg for a boundary

End of over 16 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 123/4 (53 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.68, RRR: 13.25)
KA Pollard    17* (19b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-26-1
JEC Franklin    13* (8b 1x6)      R Bhatia    4-0-22-3

Pollard hasn't had a great tournament, could this be his night? 53 off four overs is still a difficult task. Lee comes back, Kolkata had a mini-conference ahead of this over. Balaji has some overs left too.

16.1

Lee to Franklin, 2 runs, Balaji does well in the deep, was a full toss and Franklin steered it wide of point, Balaji, running from third man, cut it off with a full length dive

Lee goes round the wicket

16.2

Lee to Franklin, 2 runs, full on the off, crunched past extra cover for a well-run couple

16.3

Lee to Franklin, 1 wide, full and wide, called it, was a marginal call that Brett Lee is upset about, very close to that line

16.3

Lee to Franklin, 1 run, full toss that Franklin will be disappointed not to dispatch, struck straight to deep cover

16.4

Lee to Pollard, 1 wide, called a wide again, full and wide, very close to that line again and Taufel calls it

16.4

Lee to Pollard, no run, not a wide this time, was well within the line, full again and Pollard couldn't quite reach it

16.5

Lee to Pollard, 1 run, was shaping up for a scoop but Lee smartly delivered a yorker outside off, could only manage a single

16.6

Lee to Franklin, 1 run, pitched up but Franklin can only manage a single, drives it hard but on the bounce to deep extra cover, just the one

End of over 17 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 132/4 (44 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 14.66)
JEC Franklin    19* (12b 1x6)      B Lee    3-0-30-0
KA Pollard    18* (21b 2x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-26-1

Balaji to bow now

17.1

Balaji to Franklin, FOUR, Franklin finds the boundary, full and wide and he moves away to slice it over point

17.2

Balaji to Franklin, 1 run, aiming for the yorker, is full on the off, digs it out wide of the bowler to long-on for a single

17.3

Balaji to Pollard, OUT, Bowled'im! full on leg stump, he made room to smack it over long-on, missed and out went the leg stump towards the keeper, lovely sight for Balaji

KA Pollard b Balaji 18 (22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Mumbai Indians under serious pressure, that cartwheeling stumps was a sight to watch.

17.4

Balaji to Rayudu, 1 run, slashed past point for a single, a slower one bowled short

17.5

Balaji to Franklin, 1 run, smacked down towards long-on for a single, was a long-on

17.6

Balaji to Rayudu, 1 wide, full toss down the leg side, called a wide

17.6

Balaji to Rayudu, SIX, Rayudu clears the ropes, a timely strike, full outside off and he launches that one over the deep extra cover boundary

They're still in it are Mumbai but it'll take some onslaught to clinch this

End of over 18 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 146/5 (30 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.11, RRR: 15.00)
AT Rayudu    7* (2b 1x6)      L Balaji    2-0-28-1
JEC Franklin    25* (15b 1x4 1x6)      B Lee    3-0-30-0

Lee is bowling out here

18.1

Lee to Franklin, no run, not a wide though Franklin hoped for one, full outside off and just inside that line, Franklin regrets letting it go

18.2

Lee to Franklin, 2 runs, full on the off, driven wide of Kallis at deep cover for a couple, he fumbles

18.3

Lee to Franklin, 1 run, full outside off again, driven straight to deep extra cover for a single

18.4

Lee to Rayudu, 2 runs, Rayudu gave him the charge and ended up slicing it over point for a couple of runs, Gambhir throws in a hard one and is holding his shoulder in pain

18.5

Lee to Rayudu, 2 runs, misfield, bad bounce for the fielder at point, low full toss, played it towards point but the ball spun away from Gambhir there, two more

18.6

Lee to Rayudu, 2 leg byes, two more, Rayudu tried to shuffle and flick that over short fine leg, clipped the pads and they stole a leg bye, Gambhir is upset at Goswami as he conceded another run with a direct hit, a needless one, at the striker's end

End of over 19 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 155/5 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.15, RRR: 21.00)
AT Rayudu    11* (5b 1x6)      B Lee    4-0-37-0
JEC Franklin    28* (18b 1x4 1x6)      L Balaji    2-0-28-1

Balaji to bowl the final over, 21 needed, is it too much?

19.1

Balaji to Franklin, FOUR, boundary first ball, streaky, full toss and Franklin gets an outside edge as he tries to smack that through cover, he'll take it

19.2

Balaji to Franklin, FOUR, four more, this game is very much alive, dropped it short on middle and Franklin went for the pull, went off the top edge and over the keeper's head

13 off four now. Goswami will be nervous, how costly will that needless direct hit prove?

19.3

Balaji to Franklin, FOUR, Franklin's turning it on, full toss outside off and he creams that past extra cover to beat the diving fielder in the deep

9 off 3.

19.4

Balaji to Franklin, FOUR, Streaky, streaky, streaky, three such boundaries this over, full toss outside off, its off the outside edge again to the third-man boundary, was targeting extra cover, oh Franklin

5 off 2 now, one hit will do it

19.5

Balaji to Franklin, 1 run, low full toss and it's driven straight to extra cover, just the single

Rayudu the man to face, a boundary needed off one ball. What drama, it's become a thriller in a space of five deliveries. Gambhir's just had a chat with Balaji. He's running in now. Third man is up

19.6

Balaji to Rayudu, SIX, A Javed Miandad moment! Full toss on middle and Ambati Rayudu swings it over deep square leg for a six to seal a thriller

A nightmare for Balaji, Mumbai have won and deprived Kolkata of a place in the top two. Gambhir is livid, Whatmore is stunned in the dugout, and add to that about 70,000 odd people here. It was all Kolkata till the end of the 19th over. And then you have three streaky boundaries, a crunchy drive past cover and Rayudu's stunner off the final ball. Ecstatic scenes in the Mumbai camp. We haven't had too many close games this IPL, good to see one to end the league phase. These two teams will meet again in the second play-off, while Chennai and Bangalore face off in the first.

Rayudu: "I was pretty relaxed, and I knew he [Balaji] was under pressure. I was just blank, anywhere he bowls I thought I could hit a boundary. It was unbelievable. We have to carry this momentum forward. We peaked at the right moment. We thought 175 was a huge score but given the batting we have, we could finish it off."

Franklin, a subject of much debate on the feedback forum at the start of this game, made the difference, along with Rayudu to break Mumbai's three-match losing streak. We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit. Gather your breath in the meantime.

Venkat: "So, the same teams are going to face each other in the Playoffs again. Who wants revenge?!"

Zahir: "Reminded me of Hussey's inning in World T20 ... he pulled off an amazing inning and scored 20+ against then inform Ajmal"

Gambhir: "It happens in cricket. Bala tried his best, we've got to meet them again in three days time. This is what happens in T20 cricket, it's just one of those bad days. Sometimes you have to bowl to your field, sometimes you have to bowl smartly. Bala will come back strongly"

Tendulkar: "it was a wonderful match. Our team batted well, great finish by Rayudu and Franklin. It was important to regain our momentum. Anything is possible in this game, it's a tricky game, if the bowler doesn't get it right and the batsman is lucky, that's what can happen. Sending Harbhajan one down worked, he made 30 runs and it helped us. KKR will come back hard."

Franklin is the Man of the Match: "We were lucky to get some edges, nd Rayudu finished off superbly. They gave some room in the end and it gave us an opportunity to free up. It was important for us to get some momentum."

That's all we have from here, a thrilling end to the league phase that had otherwise not been so thrilling. See you again for the play-offs in a couple of days. Goodbye.

End of over 20 (23 runs) Mumbai Indians 178/5
AT Rayudu    17* (6b 2x6)      L Balaji    3-0-51-1
JEC Franklin    45* (23b 5x4 1x6)      B Lee    4-0-37-0
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Photos

May 22, 2011

James Franklin celebrates Mumbai's win, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, May 22, 2011

James Franklin celebrates Mumbai's win

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May 22, 2011

Ambati Rayudu celebrates after winning the match with a last-ball six, Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, May 22, 2011

Ambati Rayudu celebrates after winning the match with a last-ball six

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