Indian Premier League, Elimination Final: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Bangalore, May 23, 2012
Indian Premier League - Elimination final
Chennai Super Kings won by 38 runs
23 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Back with the chase, the Mumbai Indians will be slightly shell-shocked with that 29-ball 73 stand for the sixth wicket. Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith will open the innings for Mumbai Indians. It is Shadab Jakati with the ball. Tendulkar to take strike.

0.1

Jakati to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up, outside the off stump, gently tapped to short covers

Interesting to see that Tendulkar's taken strike.

0.2

Jakati to Tendulkar, 1 run, outside the off stump, turning slightly away, pushed down the ground to long-off for a single

0.3

Jakati to Smith, no run, on the middle stump, yorker length, wants to drive it to the right of the bowler, back to the bowler

0.4

Jakati to Smith, no run, short of length on the middle stump, from round the stumps, pushed to the off side

0.5

Jakati to Smith, FOUR, pitched up from round the stumps, driven through the covers and for a four! Smith's been in some form all this season and he has got off the mark well

0.6

Jakati to Smith, 1 run, short of length, angling in, on to the back foot, punched down to long-on for a single

End of over 1 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 6/0 (182 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 9.57)

    • DR Smith 5 (4b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 1 (2b)
    • SB Jakati 1-0-6-0

Ben Hilfenhaus will renew his battle with Smith. One wide slip and a fourth slip

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Smith, 1 wide, swinging down the leg side for a wide, for some reason the bowler was appealing

1.1

Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR, on the middle stump and flicked away rather well through mid-wicket for a four, it was more of a push and it races away to the fence

1.2

Hilfenhaus to Smith, 2 runs, short this time from the bowler and Smith has used a lot of bottom hand to flick it over square-leg for a couple, continuing from where he left off against Hilfy

1.3

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, short of length on the middle stump and moving away from the batsman, misses the outside edge and through to the wicket-keeper, good reply from the Aussie

1.4

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, inside edge and almost through, keeper dives to his left and stops it

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Smith, 1 wide, bouncer but Smith looks comfortable going under it, wide called because it was too high

1.5

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, outside the off stump, swinging away, defended the ball short of length to the off side

1.6

Hilfenhaus to Smith, SIX, top edged for a six! That was short of length and Smith wanted to go over the leg side, he gets a top edge and that has gone over fine third-man for a six!

End of over 2 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 20/0 (168 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 9.33)

    • DR Smith 17 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 1 (2b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-14-0
    • SB Jakati 1-0-6-0
2.1

Jakati to Tendulkar, FOUR, outside the off stump and Tendulkar waits for it to come on and makes full use of the room, cuts it away through point for a four

2.2

Jakati to Tendulkar, 1 wide, down the leg side, wants to play a forceful lap shot, misses and the umpire calls it a wide

2.2

Jakati to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, tries to cut away, gets straight to the point fielder

2.3

Jakati to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitched fuller, on the off stump, angling in as well, driven to long-off for a single

2.4

Jakati to Smith, no run, shorter length, on the stumps, defended to the off side

2.5

Jakati to Smith, 1 run, on the middle stump, nudged away to square-leg for a single, good batting from Smith

2.6

Jakati to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, there was width on that one but he can hit it only straight to the fielder at point

End of over 3 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 27/0 (161 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 9.47)

    • SR Tendulkar 6 (6b 1x4)
    • DR Smith 18 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • SB Jakati 2-0-13-0
    • BW Hilfenhaus 1-0-14-0
3.1

Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump and that has been driven over the top for a four! That was rather casually done!

3.2

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, short of length, wants to go for the pull shot, does not hit him in the middle and it loops up to fine-leg, on the bounce

3.3

Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR, If Dhoni's helicopter shot was the shot of the tournament, then this comes in the top 10 for sure, short of length and he has jabbed it away over the in field over square-leg for a four!

3.4

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, slower ball outside the off stump, cut away to Bravo in the covers

3.5

Hilfenhaus to Smith, SIX, short of length from Hilfy and that has been hit over the deep square-leg fence for a six! Smith's on his motor-bike and going away bonkers!

Bhargav: "When Sachin takes first strike he's making a statement that he's taking charge. Remember 2003 WC against Pak and in the final? 1999 WC against must win chase against Aus too."

3.6

Hilfenhaus to Smith, no run, slower one, shorter too and Smith goes for another pull, it just does not arrive and is beaten, no harm done though, hits his shoulder

End of over 4 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/0 (147 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 10.25, RRR: 9.18)

    • DR Smith 32 (18b 4x4 2x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 6 (6b 1x4)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-28-0
    • SB Jakati 2-0-13-0

Ravi: "There was a time when a top edge meant caught in the deep! Good times! You young lot stop comparing records with past players!"

4.1

Jakati to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, Tendulkar tries to slog sweep it away but straight to mid-wicket, where Murali Vijay fields

4.2

Jakati to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up, angling in, inside out from Tendulkar and it zips away to the extra-cover, good shot for nothing

4.3

Jakati to Tendulkar, FOUR, finally Tendulkar gets a boundary, goes on to the back foot, quickly shortens the length and cuts it away in the gap for a four!

Atit: "Dwayne Smith seems to be Hilfenhaus' nightmare.."

4.4

Jakati to Tendulkar, 1 run, this time it is slightly shorter, pushed to the covers for a single

4.5

Jakati to Smith, 1 run, short of length and pushed to long-on for a single

Phani: "Smith clearly dominating Hilfy today. He scored 28 off 12 balls from him. Let us see if Hilfy will have the last laugh."

4.6

Jakati to Tendulkar, OUT, gone, Tendulkar is run-out, almost sacrificing it for Smith! That was cut away to the backward point, fielded well by Jadeja, Smith was going for the run and Tendulkar was not, the fielder throws it to the non-striker's end and Tendulkar decides to make that sacrifice by crossing over. In the end, he also speaks to Smith to not worry about it and carry on hitting...!

SR Tendulkar run out 11 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 5 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 47/1 (141 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 9.40, RRR: 9.40)

    • DR Smith 33 (19b 4x4 2x6)
    • SB Jakati 3-0-19-0
    • BW Hilfenhaus 2-0-28-0

Rohit Sharma at 3.

5.1

Ashwin to Sharma, no run, round the stumps, punched to the leg side and there is no run

5.2

Ashwin to Sharma, no run, quicker and hits the pads from round the stumps, Dhoni actually appeals

5.3

Ashwin to Sharma, 1 run, again one quicker, pushed to the leg side for a single

5.4

Ashwin to Smith, 1 run, short of length, quicker, pushed to mid-wicket for a single

5.5

Ashwin to Sharma, 1 run, continues to not given them any room and bowling really quick, pushed to the leg side for a single

5.6

Ashwin to Smith, FOUR, swept away and that has gone away for four! It was another of those quicker ones, and without too much of back-lift he short-sweeps it through fine-leg to the fence...

End of over 6 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 54/1 (134 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 9.00, RRR: 9.57)

    • DR Smith 38 (21b 5x4 2x6)
    • RG Sharma 2 (4b)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0
    • SB Jakati 3-0-19-0
6.1

Jakati to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle stump, pitched right up and driven to long-off for a single

6.2

Jakati to Smith, OUT, goes for a slog, gone, caught at point! Jakati has bowled well so far to Smith, who has been working him away for singles all this while, this time decides to play a heave over mid-wicket, gets a top edge and is caught by Jadeja pedalling back

DR Smith c Jadeja b Jakati 38 (22b 5x4 2x6) SR: 172.72

Did that run-out have anything to do with Smith's wicket?

6.3

Jakati to Sharma, no run, on the middle stump, pitched fuller, driven back to the bowler

6.4

Jakati to Sharma, 2 runs, short of length, outside the off stump, cut away to deep point, where the sweeper has to run to his left and they are able to come back for a second

6.5

Jakati to Sharma, 2 runs, angling in, flighted up, down the leg side, pushed to the leg side and they are able to take two before the fielder from deep comes in

6.6

Jakati to Sharma, 1 run, pitched up, angling in, flicked away to mid-wicket for a single

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 60/2 (128 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.57, RRR: 9.84)

    • RG Sharma 8 (9b)
    • KD Karthik 0 (0b)
    • SB Jakati 4-0-25-1
    • R Ashwin 1-0-7-0

Jadeja comes in now. Another left armer.

7.1

Jadeja to Sharma, no run, quicker one, fired to his pads, flicks his pads and rolls over to the leg side

7.2

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, shorter, outside the off stump, cut away to the deep covers for a single

7.3

Jadeja to Karthik, FOUR, shorter and pulled away in the gap for four through mid-wicket for a four!

7.4

Jadeja to Karthik, 1 run, missed, run-out missed, on his pads, he nudges to the leg side and they are off for a single Jadeja rushes to his right and then fires it to the non-striker's stumps, misses, was miles away

7.5

Jadeja to Sharma, 1 run, short of length, punched to the long-on for a single

7.6

Jadeja to Karthik, 1 run, outside the off stump, defended cautiously and they are away for a single to a ball that goes to point

End of over 8 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 68/2 (120 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.50, RRR: 10.00)

    • KD Karthik 6 (3b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 10 (12b)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-8-0
    • SB Jakati 4-0-25-1

Both wicket-keepers this game opened their account with a four off the first ball.

8.1

Morkel to Karthik, OUT, edged and gone, Karthik's out, caught by the wicket-keeper! It was outside the off stump, deviating slightly away from the batsman and he tried to open the face of the bat through to the third-man, gets only an outside edge and the keeper could not have got it easier.

KD Karthik c †Dhoni b Morkel 6 (4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

Mumbai are three down now and the required rate is up to 10.1

James Franklin at five.

8.2

Morkel to Franklin, no run, outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat to point, straight to the fielder

8.3

Morkel to Franklin, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump, tries to drive it through, gets an outside edge to third-man

Vageesan: "So Mumbai is still searching for their Badrinath!!!". Probably Franklin, else I don't see why he's ahead of Rayadu and Pollard

8.4

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, pitched up and driven well by Rohit Sharma, to mid-off, Ashwin dives to his right and misfields and they are able to take a single

8.5

Morkel to Franklin, 1 leg bye, on his pads, short of length, nudged away to the leg side for a leg-bye

8.6

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, short of length on the middle stump, he wants to drive it on the up, checks it at the last minute and it goes to long-off, single for Rohit, who is playing himself in.

Time-Out time, which also means I hand it over to George for the rest of the game.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 72/3 (116 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.54)

    • RG Sharma 12 (14b)
    • JEC Franklin 1 (3b)
    • JA Morkel 1-0-3-1
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-8-0

Thank you, Suneer. It's at this point in their innings that Chennai turned it on. Hussey and Badri went after all and sundry.

9.1

Ashwin to Sharma, no run, played off the back foot towards the bowler

9.2

Ashwin to Sharma, 1 run, nudged off the pads behind square

A slip for Franklin ...

9.3

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, driven towards long on for a single

9.4

Ashwin to Sharma, 1 leg bye, Rohit tries to sweep powerfully but makes no contact, the ball pitches outside leg stump from round the wicket and hits the pad

9.5

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, dabbed on the front foot towards point, Jakati fails to pick up cleanly

9.6

Ashwin to Sharma, 1 run, outside leg stump once again, Rohit connects with the slog sweep, hitting it flat towards deep backward square, where it reaches Badri on the bounce

End of over 10 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 77/3 (111 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 11.10)

    • RG Sharma 14 (18b)
    • JEC Franklin 3 (5b)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-11-0
    • JA Morkel 1-0-3-1
10.1

Morkel to Sharma, OUT, Rohit's edged behind! He charged Morkel and swung hard at a good length ball that pitched around off and seamed away a little. It was a thick outside edge and Dhoni caught it easily.

RG Sharma c †Dhoni b Morkel 14 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

It's down to Rayudu and Pollard now, to keep this campaign alive.

Rayudu to face ... there's a slip for him.

10.2

Morkel to Rayudu, 2 runs, a full ball and Rayudu meets it with a wonderful straight drive, Morkel might have got finger tips on it to take pace off the shot, and Vijay ran to his right from long off and slid to save the four

10.3

Morkel to Rayudu, FOUR, no stopping this one, too full on the pads, Rayudu flicks the ball off the front foot through midwicket

10.4

Morkel to Rayudu, 1 leg bye, tries to play the ball off his pads behind square but doesn't make proper contact

10.5

Morkel to Franklin, no run, good length on middle and off, Franklin defends on the off side

Ben: "Morkel makes sure that his presence is strongly felt. Did not get to bat so he talks with the ball."

10.6

Morkel to Franklin, SIX, not that time, Ben. A length ball on the pads, Franklin swivels and pulls it flat over the backward square leg boundary

That was the 700th six this season.

End of over 11 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 90/4 (98 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 8.18, RRR: 10.88)

    • JEC Franklin 9 (7b 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 6 (3b 1x4)
    • JA Morkel 2-0-15-2
    • R Ashwin 2-0-11-0
11.1

Ashwin to Rayudu, FOUR, Rayudu gets down on one knee and slog sweeps, hitting the ball flat and just out of reach of the fielder at midwicket and into the gap on the boundary

11.2

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

11.3

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, driven off the front foot through point for another single

11.4

Ashwin to Rayudu, no run, Rayudu was playing for the offbreak but was beaten by the straighter one, he had pushed forward to defend

11.5

Ashwin to Rayudu, OUT, massive wicket for Super Kings! Rayudu has slog-swept the flighted offbreak straight to Vijay at deep midwicket, who does a little jig after taking the catch. Rayudu has finished many games for Mumbai this season, he won't finish this one. I think Vijay was trying to move like Jagger Bravo

AT Rayudu c Vijay b Ashwin 11 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14

Pollard makes his entrance, and is at the non-striker's end.

11.6

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, nudged off the pads towards midwicket for a single

End of over 12 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/5 (91 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.08, RRR: 11.37)

    • JEC Franklin 11 (9b 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 0 (0b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-18-1
    • JA Morkel 2-0-15-2

Gaurav: "MI is going down like Indian Rupee to $"

12.1

Morkel to Franklin, 1 run, nudged off the pads on the leg side once again

12.2

Morkel to Pollard, no run, good length outside off, left alone outside off

12.3

Morkel to Pollard, no run, driven from the crease to mid off

12.4

Morkel to Pollard, 1 run, good length on off stump, Pollard plays the ball with soft hands towards cover and runs a quick single to Raina

12.5

Morkel to Franklin, 1 run, short of a length, Franklin pulls towards wide long on to take Mumbai to 100

12.6

Morkel to Pollard, 1 leg bye, Pollard tries to turn the ball off his pads but misses, the ball goes towards point for a leg bye

End of over 13 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 101/5 (87 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.76, RRR: 12.42)

    • KA Pollard 1 (4b)
    • JEC Franklin 13 (11b 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 3-0-18-2
    • R Ashwin 3-0-18-1

An asking rate close to 12 and a half ...

13.1

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, good length outside off, Pollard drove on the up too early and spooned it in the air towards extra cover, no fielder there

Bravo's feeling his hamstring.

13.2

Bravo to Franklin, no run, the slower ball outside off, Franklin mis-times it close on the off side, Bravo runs quickly to prevent the single

13.3

Bravo to Franklin, OUT, caught behind! They're edging everything, and Bravo's hamstring seems perfectly fine as he takes off on a spirited celebratory run. Franklin tried to pull a delivery that was not that short and was too close to off stump. He got a bottom edge, which Dhoni stooped to catch

JEC Franklin c †Dhoni b Bravo 13 (13b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

It's all down to KP now, but Harbhajan is on strike.

13.4

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, he's been smashed in the face by a short ball, Harbhajan took his eyes off it and turned his head away, Bravo goes to check on him and Harbhajan says he is okay. He was wearing a helmet of course

13.5

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan was a goner had Raina hit from point. He had tapped the ball in front of point and began to run, and then he stopped, and then he continued running. Raina ran to his right, picked up with one hand but missed at the bowler's end

13.6

Bravo to Pollard, no run, Bravo fires the yorker in at the pads, Pollard misses the flick. Umpire Dharmasena signals for the time out

End of over 14 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 103/6 (85 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 14.16)

    • KA Pollard 2 (6b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (2b)
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-2-1
    • JA Morkel 3-0-18-2

So Mumbai Indians need Kieron Pollard to do what both Dhoni and Bravo did. Send the fans in the stands running for cover.

Prabhu: "CSK has done enough to warm up here. Beware DD. Hope Sehwag is watching. The next 2 matches being in Chennai. Its time to close the gates and safeguard our fortress. WHISTLE PODU."

14.1

Hilfenhaus to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Harbhajan's slog across the line connects with nothing

14.2

Hilfenhaus to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Raina's taken a superb catch! And Harbhajan's IPL could be over. He slogs again at a short of a length ball outside off and slices it high in the air past point. Raina ran back from inside the circle, kept his eyes on the swirling ball, kept his balance, judged it perfectly, and took it over his head

Harbhajan Singh c Raina b Hilfenhaus 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

14.3

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard pulls through the leg side for a single, he's hardly had the strike

14.4

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, no run, short ball outside off, Malinga lets it go through to Dhoni, has he seen what the asking rate is?

14.5

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, 1 wide, a high bouncer, Malinga ducks, but that one was way over his head

14.5

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, 1 run, played off the back foot behind point

14.6

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, SIX, Pollard's been caught on the deep cover boundary! But Saha, who is on the field for the injured Badri, has tumbled over the rope! Pollard swung hard at a good length ball outside off and sliced it high in the air, Saha back-pedaled and jumped back to take a superb catch but he was over the boundary by then

End of over 15 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 112/7 (76 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.46, RRR: 15.20)

    • KA Pollard 9 (8b 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 1 (2b)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-37-1
    • DJ Bravo 1-0-2-1
15.1

Bravo to Malinga, no run, defended back to the bowler, another ball Pollard won't face

15.2

Bravo to Malinga, no run, what is Malinga doing? He pushes a good length ball towards extra cover, Pollard stays off strike

15.3

Bravo to Malinga, 1 leg bye, now he fails to nudge the ball off his pads and the ball goes towards point, Pollard just charges through for a leg bye

Pollard came to bat in the 13th over and has faced only 8 balls.

15.4

Bravo to Pollard, no run, the yorker, Pollard squeezes it out through the leg side and refuses the single, he needs the strike

15.5

Bravo to Pollard, FOUR, he's smashed it! A length ball on middle stump, angling into Pollard, who clears his front foot and swings the ball with tremendous force to the midwicket boundary

Will Pollard just drop the ball close and look to keep strike? Midwicket and cover saving the single.

15.6

Bravo to Pollard, no run, a sharp short ball, following Pollard as he moves outside leg, he tries to hook but misses

End of over 16 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 117/7 (71 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 17.75)

    • KA Pollard 13 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • SL Malinga 1 (5b)
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-6-1
    • BW Hilfenhaus 3-0-37-1

Rasik: "MI have learnt nothing from past failures.....They still keep denying their best finishers enough overs to do the job comfortably. What Franklin and Karthik are doing batting before Pollard and Rayudu is a question that is going to drive me nuts."

16.1

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga taps the ball towards point and has to run, because Pollard is thundering down the pitch for a single

16.2

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, no run, full length and wide outside off, Pollard clears his front foot and swings, but he can't reach the ball

16.3

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 no ball, it's all over, Mumbai are all but out. Pollard swung hard at a good length ball outside off and inside-edged it on to his stumps. But hang on, Billy Bowden is checking to see if Hilfenhaus had overstepped. So Pollard is waiting. And it is a no-ball! Can you believe it? Nothing was behind the line. So he's back and has a free hit coming up ...

16.3

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, no run, in the blockhole outside off, Pollard plays the free hit back to the bowler

16.4

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 wide, that's full and too wide outside off stump

16.4

Hilfenhaus to Pollard, 1 run, the attempted drive is edged towards third man

16.5

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, FOUR, Malinga backs away and slogs at a short of a length ball, bashing it over the fielder at mid-off, the ball bounces just before the boundary

16.6

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, no run, he backs away again and tries to hook a short ball, this time he is beaten

End of over 17 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 125/7 (63 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 21.00)

    • SL Malinga 6 (8b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 14 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-45-1
    • DJ Bravo 2-0-6-1

The asking rate is 21 an over, for three overs. A task for Hercules.

17.1

Bravo to Pollard, no run, that was too wide outside off, had Pollard let it go, it might have been called. But he reached for it and hit it with the toe end back to the bowler

17.2

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, a perfect yorker, Pollard digs it out back to the bowler, Bravo stoops on his follow through and the ball goes off his hand on the leg side, Pollard gives Malinga the strike

17.3

Bravo to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga backs away and swings a length ball through midwicket

17.4

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard moved towards the off side and got into position to scoop, Bravo bowled a slower full toss, and Pollard did not time it well, he played it to short fine leg

17.5

Bravo to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga moves towards leg and hits the ball flat toward deep cover

17.6

Bravo to Pollard, OUT, Pollard tries to hammer a short ball from wide outside off stump, he ends up mis-hitting it high in the air towards long-on, where Raina settles under the catch and takes it. A great moment between the two Trinidadians, Bravo seemed to be telling Pollard to get on a plane. Mumbai Indians are outta here. Pollard took that little send off well, and there were smiles at the end of it. He and Bravo get along.

KA Pollard c Raina b Bravo 16 (19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 84.21

End of over 18 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/8 (59 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.16, RRR: 29.50)

    • SL Malinga 8 (10b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-10-2
    • BW Hilfenhaus 4-0-45-1
18.1

Morkel to Malinga, no run, good length wide outside off stump, Malinga swings in vain

18.2

Morkel to Malinga, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out on the off side

18.3

Morkel to Kulkarni, 1 run, driven to long on for a single

18.4

Morkel to Malinga, SIX, short ball, Malinga swings and hits it into the stands beyond the midwicket boundary. Too late, too little

18.5

Morkel to Malinga, 1 run, in the air but short of the fielder running in and sliding from extra cover, Malinga mis-timed the slog over the off side

18.6

Morkel to Kulkarni, FOUR, he's hit that well, driven with a lot of power wide of the fielder at long off

End of over 19 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 142/8 (46 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 46.00)

    • DS Kulkarni 5 (2b 1x4)
    • SL Malinga 16 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • JA Morkel 4-0-31-2
    • DJ Bravo 3-0-10-2
19.1

Jadeja to Malinga, 1 run, that's hit hard and flat to the bowler, Jadeja fails to hold on to the catch, it was a tough chance

19.2

Jadeja to Kulkarni, FOUR, gets down on one knee and slogs the ball into the gap at deep midwicket

19.3

Jadeja to Kulkarni, 1 run, makes room by moving towards leg and plays towards point

19.4

Jadeja to Malinga, OUT, bowled him! Malinga moved outside leg stump and tried to heave across the line, the ball thudded into his back leg and on to leg stump

SL Malinga b Jadeja 17 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 106.25

Oracle: "Tip for MI: Get another big match player outside Pollard and Please Please bat him up the order." that's a tip for next season.

19.5

Jadeja to Singh, 1 run, hit off the back foot through cover

19.6

Jadeja to Kulkarni, no run, cometh the match, cometh the Super Kings, they are going home to play Delhi Daredevils in the fight for the final. The last ball is a quick one and it hits the pads, a tame end to Mumbai Indians' campaign.

11.50 pm Thanks George, Bravo and Dhoni will be contenders for the man of the match.

Herschelle Gibbs on Twitter: "Guess its london on sat then...see u soon durham for the t20 comp! Yes pls..." Wonder if Gibbs' presence would have made a difference tonight.

Contrasting emotions then...here is what Scott Styris says: "My bags are packed I'm ready to go! I'm standing here outside the door!The taxis waiting he's blowing his horn!Well best I unpack! Hell yeah"

Presentation:

Dhoni: We were just watching and enjoying the games when we were done with our league stage, all the results went our way. Maybe I should keep my hair longer if it can get me the runs, but a lot of credit to Badri and Hussey. Badri is an unsung hero, later me and Bravo could do well with the bat. The helicopter shot was because of the tennis ball cricket, used to play from 17-18 yards and the bowlers sent down a lot of yorkers but not an easy shot to play either, could end up hitting the ankles as well!

Harbhajan: Obviously, we are disappointed, but cannot change the result, CSK played like champions, Dhoni's innings was the game-changer, took it away from us. We could not do too much about his innings, we have not achieved as much as we should have. The reason for removing myself from the attack was to get RP Singh a bowl, first ball he bowled, the edge should have gone to hand and missed.

Dhoni is also the man of the match.

Chennai have now moved on to take on Delhi in the second Qualifier and by the virtue of this win have made a direct qualification for the Champions League T20. That is it from me, Suneer Chowdhary and on behalf of George Binoy, signing off for tonight. We will back with the live commentary of the second Qualifier on Friday, till then, have a good time!

11.45 pm Fireworks light up the night sky in Bangalore. The Super Kings may have sneaked into the playoffs but the stormed the Chinnaswamy tonight. They started terribly, losing Vijay and Raina off consecutive deliveries, but recovered through Hussey and Badri before Dhoni and Bravo launched a memorable assault on a hapless Mumbai attack.

Bravo: "Batting with Mahi makes my job easier, I know his ability to trike the ball. It wasn't a typical Bangalore wicket. We were very pleased with it .... Two days ago he [Pollard] sent me a message asking me to pack my bags and go home ...it was my turn today to tell him."

Suneer will bring you the presentation, that's it from me tonight. Cheers, and thank you for the emails.

End of over 20 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 149/9 (39 runs required)

    • DS Kulkarni 10 (5b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 1 (1b)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-15-1
    • JA Morkel 4-0-31-2
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