Indian Premier League, 15th match: Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors at Mumbai, Apr 13, 2013
Mumbai Indians won by 41 runs
13 April 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

Ponting and Tendulkar out to open. Ponting to take strike. Finch to open with his slow left-armers, surprise, surprise

3.35 pm Ponting wins the toss and MI will bat

Both sides are unchanged, say the captains. Now that is something you don't see too often in the IPL

Atul: "@Kiran in banking terms Maxwell is Cash Reserve Ratio !"

Fox: "A million dollars. A tour of India. Free cricket coaching from Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar, Jonty Rhodes and Anil Kumble. I wish I was Glenn Maxwell."

kiran: "In banking terms we call maxwell a "non-performing asset"" An idle asset would be more like it, kiran

Priyesh M: "Mitchell Marsh bats at 7/8 and bowls 1 over. I refuse to believe he's a better batsman than wright or smith. If you want a batsman, play steve smith and if you want an allrounder play luke wright. Mitchell Marsh? really?"

Mick: "I wonder if the likes of Maxwell and Smith are being rested for the Ashes."

Anuapm Sarkar: "Did PWI forget Steve Smith contribution of last year? Taylor should make way for him."

Naveen: "Enough of 'Ponting-Tendulkar' walking together, blah blah...! They need runs now..!"

Dave: "Million Dollar Man Maxwell must be having a ball. Getting a truckload of cash for sitting on his backside game after game!"

Ankit Mehta: "It really baffles me with MI...what were they thinking when they picked up Maxwell for a million bucks and now dont play him....why go through all that trouble, if you didnt want him in the XI?"

vivek nair: "The strategy of MI is pretty clear - Maxwell will be unleashed in the latter part of the IPL - the business end of it! The early parts - anyway, MI breezes through all the matches."

NITIN FULORIA: "Both Maxwell and Smith should get an opportunity to play today for their respective teams. They must be waiting to unleash and perform at this level!"

Nitin Jauhari: "At least one thing good with Ponting's captaincy that he brings luck in winning tosses and wins them regularly."

3.15 pm Game 15 of IPL '13. Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors. Big question - will Pondulkar/Tonting be separated for today's game? With the riches at their disposal, Mumbai Indians are usually quick to tinker

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Finch to Ponting, 1 run, flighted full toss, pushed to the leg side


Finch to Tendulkar, no run, comes forward and nudges a length ball to the leg side softly


Finch to Tendulkar, no run, coming in with the angle, he stays on the crease and pushes to the bowler


Finch to Tendulkar, no run, that almost popped back to the bowler, Sachin trying to paddle from off stump, got a leading edge


Finch to Tendulkar, no run, full, angled in, turned to midwicket


Finch to Tendulkar, 2 runs, shortish, he goes for the pull, but he's not timed it all all, it loops just over mid on running to his right, and is stopped inside the rope with a slide

End of over 1 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 3/0 (RR: 3.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 2 (5b)
    • RT Ponting 1 (1b)
    • AJ Finch 1-0-3-0

Bhuvneshwar to try and swing it now


Kumar to Ponting, no run, now Ponting nearly pops one back to the bowler, this comes in sharply from back of a length, he tried turning it to leg, leading edge died halfway down the pitch


Kumar to Ponting, no run, full, wide, he reaches it, and pushes, straight to backward point


Kumar to Ponting, FOUR, chance, huge inswinger, Ponting sucked into the drive, it swerves in, takes a thin inside edge, but Uthappa is not able to get there with a dive


Kumar to Ponting, no run, and again, alarming inswing for Bhuvneshwar, Ponting forward again, the ball sneaks in through the gate, this time Uthappa collects and appeals, in vain


Kumar to Ponting, FOUR, this came in as well, but was short, and that will do for Ponting, as he thumps it over midwicket with one of his pulls, one bounce and over


Kumar to Ponting, no run, pitched up, and now he's hesitant to get forward, moves across and plays it out from the crease

End of over 2 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 11/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • RT Ponting 9 (7b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 2 (5b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-8-0
    • AJ Finch 1-0-3-0

Harit Gautam: "Bhuvi to try and swing. These 2 to try and see if they can still score."

Dinda on, wide slip in


Dinda to Tendulkar, 1 wide, pitched up, swinging away, starting too far outside off


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, chance, very tough, Dinda overcompensating by floating one into the pads, Sachin flicks in the air, inches past Bhuvi's dive at short fine leg


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, classic Tendulkar, good length delivery sent racing through extra cover with that back-foot punch


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, pitched up, swinging away, Sachin pushes at it, thick edge flies in the air high and behind point


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, four in four, Dinda overpitches, Sachin slams it powerfully past mid off's dive

Hassan: "Today is the day when Ponting and Tendulkar will prove everyone wrong."


Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, moves across and outside off, opens the face to a length ball, finds point


Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, goes across looking to swing this short one away, but it bounces too much

End of over 3 (17 runs) Mumbai Indians 28/0 (RR: 9.33)

    • SR Tendulkar 18 (11b 4x4)
    • RT Ponting 9 (7b 2x4)
    • AB Dinda 1-0-17-0
    • B Kumar 1-0-8-0

Kunal: "Ponting will his signature pull shot while Sachin with trademark back-foot cover drives and straight drives - feel like their combined age is 40."

Rahul Sharma comes on


Sharma to Ponting, no run, straightens on leg stump, loud shout from the bowler for lbw, turned down, marginal call, that was probably clipping leg


Sharma to Ponting, no run, flighted high full toss too, Ponting cannot put it away, pushes it to square leg


Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, now he drags it very short, but Ponting's pull finds deep midwicket


Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up full outside off, he does not time the drive, picks one to wide long off


Sharma to Ponting, 1 run, quicker and very full on off, he leans across to turn it through midwicket

Shivam: "This is poor from Matthews. Kumar was troubling Ponting, why remove him after just 1 over, especially as he bowls better with the new ball!"


Sharma to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar is racing away, clears front leg to a tossed up overpitched ball and slams it down the ground past the non-striker

End of over 4 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 35/0 (RR: 8.75)

    • SR Tendulkar 23 (13b 5x4)
    • RT Ponting 11 (11b 2x4)
    • R Sharma 1-0-7-0
    • AB Dinda 1-0-17-0

No Bhuvi, Angelo will try himself

Fox: "yes.. oh yes!! It is the day! :)"


Mathews to Ponting, no run, pitched up straight outside off, he comes forward and checks a push to the bowler


Mathews to Ponting, no run, pushed to cover


Mathews to Ponting, 1 run, slow from a good length, he waits and turns it to square leg

loyamohit: "All bowlers want to have their pie in the scoring rate"


Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, walks out and tries to blast an outswinger through the off side, misses, he means it today, really does


Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, turned eagerly from off but straight to midwicket

Sanjith Raju: "Mathews need to take a leaf out of dhonis book. bowl out bhuvaneshwar at the start of the innings"


Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, straightens outside off, he is crisply forward to drive it wide of mid off for a single

End of over 5 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 37/0 (RR: 7.40)

    • SR Tendulkar 24 (16b 5x4)
    • RT Ponting 12 (14b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-0
    • R Sharma 1-0-7-0

Ian: "Quick, stop the comments about a partnership between two legends... You'll jinx it!"


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, short and sitting up outside off, but he's slapped it to extra cover


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, comes out and drives but finds deepish mid on


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up, mid on is straightish and Tendulkar's powerful drive is cut off by Yuvraj there


Sharma to Tendulkar, FOUR, straightforward chance at mid on, Tendulkar slogs one in the air, it is dying on Yuvraj, not only does he make an absolute mess of it as he bends down, he allows it to go through him for four more


Sharma to Tendulkar, SIX, and Tendulkar rubs it in, backing away and having another powerful swipe next ball, over deep midwicket


Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes some room and squeezes an overpitched ball to covers

End of over 6 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 48/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 35 (22b 6x4 1x6)
    • RT Ponting 12 (14b 2x4)
    • R Sharma 2-0-18-0
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-0

Mathews to Tendulkar, no run, short, widish, he tries to upper cut, is beaten by the carry


Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, only seldom you see Tendulkar go after every ball, comes out and has a heave, thick edge flies down to third man


Mathews to Ponting, 1 run, the pull does not quite come off, this is a slow bouncer, Ponting does well to control it through square leg in the end

Sushil: "Yuvraj should make up today with his batting for the drop of Scahin's catch"


Mathews to Tendulkar, 2 runs, one more misfield, Pune losing it, Tendulkar whipping one from off to midwicket, where Rahul Sharma tumbles awkwardly and lets it through


Mathews to Tendulkar, 1 run, overpitched, timed nicely, but the sweeper is in position


Mathews to Ponting, 1 run, chips a length ball over the bowler, long on keeps them to one

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 54/0 (RR: 7.71)

    • RT Ponting 14 (16b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 39 (26b 6x4 1x6)
    • AD Mathews 2-0-8-0
    • R Sharma 2-0-18-0

Dixit: "The way Sachin is playing today its hit out or get out. Till now its working.."

Yuvi comes on


Yuvraj Singh to Ponting, OUT, Has he got Ponting first ball? They are checking whether it carried to shortish backward point, it has been taken cleanly by the fielder low to his left, the question is whether Ponting drove it into the pitch first, replays show that ain't the case, and Yuvraj has broken the partnership

RT Ponting c Nayar b Yuvraj Singh 14 (33m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

KKD Karthik, in red-hot form


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, no run, floated very full outside off, mistimed drive towards point


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, 1 run, full, he drives down to long off to get off the mark

Avish : "Dixit, sometimes hit out or get out is the best way to get some good form going!"


Yuvraj Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, very flat to Tendulkar, who is neatly forward to push to long off

Karthik pulls out just as Yuvraj is about to deliver, movement around the sightscreen


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, no run, slow and full, straightening outside off, defended


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, no run, bounces from a good length now, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 8 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 56/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • KD Karthik 1 (4b)
    • SR Tendulkar 40 (27b 6x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-1
    • AD Mathews 2-0-8-0

Finch gets another over

Anurag: "Another good thing tendulkar's doing today is not taking suicidal runs. He's been run out two of the previous three innings"

Yuvraj's not quite made up for that drop yet, but this is a mighty fine start with the ball from him


Finch to Tendulkar, FOUR, floated up low full toss on leg, he gets the front leg across, and bends to paddle it very fine


Finch to Tendulkar, OUT, excellent effort from Mitch Marsh on the edge of the long on boundary, looked like he'd lost it, but he's recovered to take it over his head and tumbled down hard with the effort, Finch slowing it down further and tossing it up, Sachin left the crease immediately to have a go, but wasn't to the pitch, had to reach out and ended up skying it

SR Tendulkar c Marsh b Finch 44 (38m 29b 7x4 1x6) SR: 151.72

He's smashed it around today, but fallen to a slow left-armer again


Finch to Karthik, 1 run, nudged off the pad square on leg


Finch to Sharma, 1 run, flat, good length, some turn outside off, Rohit stays on the crease and punches to long off


Finch to Karthik, 1 run

Sreekanth: "All good things come to an end."


Finch to Sharma, 1 run, slow, on a good length, gentle, tight stuff, punched down to long on

End of over 9 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 64/2 (RR: 7.11)

    • RG Sharma 2 (2b)
    • KD Karthik 3 (6b)
    • AJ Finch 2-0-11-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-1

manu: "Seems hit out or get out way worked for sachin... and finally its better to get out caught at boundary, trying for a six, rather than a run out trying for a single... !!!"

Bhuvi is back


Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, nice bounce, he is on the toes to drop it in front of cover


Kumar to Karthik, no run, reaches forward to a fullish delivery and works it past the non-striker, mid on gets around


Kumar to Karthik, 1 run, full and angled in to off, he is moving forward and across and pushes it down the ground


Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, forward elegantly to open the face and runs it wide of point


Kumar to Karthik, FOUR, shot, DK displays the form he is, walks out, stops and swats a shortish delivery behind square leg


Kumar to Karthik, 1 run, holding its line outside off from a good length, he slaps it down to the sweeper

loyamohit: "The most high rated talent is in the middle ...."

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 72/2 (RR: 7.20)

    • KD Karthik 9 (10b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 4 (4b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-16-0
    • AJ Finch 2-0-11-1

Rahul Sharma back


Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, shortish and quick outside off, cut hard, but Yuvraj stops it with a dive at backward point


Sharma to Sharma, FOUR, that skidded and bounced from good length, Rohit tried to punch it off the back foot, thick edge flies through vacant slip


Sharma to Sharma, no run, very full on off, patted down to the bowler


Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, skidding away widish, dabbed to short third


Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up full, whipped against the turn to long on


Sharma to Sharma, no run, DK rushes up for the single, but the ball has gone to shortish midwicket with Rohit's clip, and he's got to turn back

End of over 11 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 79/2 (RR: 7.18)

    • RG Sharma 9 (8b 1x4)
    • KD Karthik 11 (12b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 3-0-25-0
    • B Kumar 2-0-16-0

KM: "Ponting has looked out of sorts, really, in this IPL, not once has he even touched a strike rate of 100. Furthermore, he's been putting pressure on SRT. Even looking at the match against RCB, Pointing played out 32 balls for 28 runs, whereas SRT has 27 (21). Clearly, Ponting is not doing much to earn his place as a batsman - more so as an international player. All that said, if his captaincy is worth all that he's occupying - this really being a decision for the MIs think-tank to make - he should be made to open, given the chances of his scoring runs are maximum with fielding restriction."


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, FOUR, that came in with the angle, bounced too, but DK is in another zone at the moment, where such deliveries are only to be smashed over midwicket with a quick pull


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, FOUR, now he's lofted over extra cover, forward on the knee to the pitch and lovely connection, also becomes the leading run-getter again this season


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, 1 run, pushed on the off side for a single


Yuvraj Singh to Sharma, 1 run


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, no run, punched to short extra cover's right and stopped with a quick dash


Yuvraj Singh to Karthik, 1 run, dabbed late wide of short third man

End of over 12 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 90/2 (RR: 7.50)

    • KD Karthik 21 (17b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 10 (9b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-13-1
    • R Sharma 3-0-25-0

Sharma to Karthik, no run, comes out, sees the length is not quite full and cuts, to point


Sharma to Karthik, no run, tries to run a quick and fullish one to third man, misses


Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, flat, quick and short, he hasnt got hold of the pull, picks up one through midwicket


Sharma to Sharma, no run, Rohit in a tangle with one that straightens and comes on quickly around off and middle, rolls into pad and onto the pitch


Sharma to Sharma, no run


Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, flighted low full toss pushed wide of long on

End of over 13 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 92/2 (RR: 7.07)

    • RG Sharma 11 (12b 1x4)
    • KD Karthik 22 (20b 3x4)
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-13-1

Ian: "@KM- I think Ponting offers a lot more than just his skill as a batsman. As Australia's captain for a number of years, I think it's fair to say that he's the most experienced and arguably the best captain in world cricket right now. Also, his fielding is electric!"


Mathews to Sharma, 1 run, chops a length ball coming in on off, behind point

yogi: "Excellent spell from rahul sharma on a flat track. He could have had a wicket and conceded 4 runs less if yuvi had caught that."


Mathews to Karthik, SIX, short, into the body, DK has casually moved across and swung it over the fine leg boundary


Mathews to Karthik, 2 runs, overpitched on the stumps, he goes across and whips it wide of deep midwicket


Mathews to Karthik, 1 run, low full toss driven down to long off, serious timing on that from DK

AaruC: "This may be a controversial opinion, but I don't think Ponting was ever a great captain. He led a great team, yes. But like Taylor or even Steve Waugh, he at no point built the team that was word class, he just inherited it."


Mathews to Sharma, 1 run, whips a full delivery down to long on

Rajesh Bharwad: "Over rated (Sharma) and under rated (DK) talent are in the middle.."


Mathews to Karthik, 1 run, forward quickly but hits the drive into the pitch and takes the single as it dribbles down to long on

End of over 14 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 104/2 (RR: 7.42)

    • KD Karthik 32 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 13 (14b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 3-0-20-0
    • R Sharma 4-0-27-0

vivek: "Both the captains in this match don;t deserve a place in the team..."

Dinda back after his expensive over


Dinda to Karthik, 2 runs, nicely on top of the bounce to punch wide of sweeper cover and comes back for two

Sekhar: "Talking about greatness, one aspect of greatness is to create something great which is what Steve Waugh did. Another aspect is to sustain the greatness which is what Ponting did. And both deserve credit."


Dinda to Karthik, FOUR, that was technically a chance, but Dinda did well to not be in the way when the drive rocketed straight back


Dinda to Karthik, 2 runs, he is placing them too easily in the gaps, wills a good length delivery away from the sweeper with a wristy punch


Dinda to Karthik, 1 run, hangs the bat out very late and picks up one to third man


Dinda to Sharma, no run, gets the bouncer, and weaves out of the line


Dinda to Sharma, 2 runs, dropped by his Mumbai team-mate and friend Nayar, who makes a good fist of it as he runs in from sweeper cover and dives forward but the mistimed lofted drive pops out

End of over 15 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 115/2 (RR: 7.66)

    • RG Sharma 15 (16b 1x4)
    • KD Karthik 41 (28b 4x4 1x6)
    • AB Dinda 2-0-28-0
    • AD Mathews 3-0-20-0

Mitch Marsh makes the mandatory one over appearance comes on now

Taha: "Ponting was a great captain in his own way.The way he led from the front was something steve waugh and taylor never the most hopeless situations(eg.Ashes 2005) ponting played innings of sheer class and rescued Australia."

Shaurya : "So happy for DK here. I have always believed he is greatly under-rated as compared to this abilities. Here is hoping that this IPL will get him back into the national side!"

Nitin Fuloria: "I think Dinda is a good fast bowler. He bowls his heart out. But 20-20 is too harsh on him."

Mayank Srivastava: "Very poor captaincy from Angelo. He is far too much shuffling his bowlers. Has utilized Rahul Sharma's full quota of overs. Removed Bhuvi when he bowled a good over at the start and troubled Ponting."

Rohit: "I think Ponting became a much better captain after all the greats in his team retired."


Marsh to Karthik, OUT, and he's needed one ball to strike, and DK is the man to go, offcutter coming in a long way, hitting him in front as he comes forward, not much doubt about that

KD Karthik lbw b Marsh 41 (38m 29b 4x4 1x6) SR: 141.37

Pollard walks in


Marsh to Pollard, 1 wide, short of a length and angled down the leg side

yogi: "@Nitin Fuloria Not to be harsh but, the criteria for being a good bowler can't be bowling your heart out and the reason Dinda struggles is due to his inconsistency. His first two balls were a wide outside the off stump and a full ball on the pads with fine leg inside the circle that went for four."


Marsh to Pollard, no run, yorker, on the stumps, Pollard gets legs out of the way and keeps it out


Marsh to Pollard, no run, a slower one now, some display of variety from Marsh, Pollard hit high on the pad as he fails to turn it to leg


Marsh to Pollard, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, turned softly behind square leg


Marsh to Sharma, no run, not getting the single, pushes a length ball to short extra and sets off, Pollard tells him to go back


Marsh to Sharma, 1 run, slower one coming in, turned through square leg, man from the deep runs in and keeps them to one

End of over 16 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 118/3 (RR: 7.37)

    • RG Sharma 16 (18b 1x4)
    • KA Pollard 1 (3b)
    • MR Marsh 1-0-3-1
    • AB Dinda 2-0-28-0

manoj: "Rohit is doing what Ponting did, building pressure on his partner.. And he is not the captain of the team too!!!"


Dinda to Sharma, 2 runs, full and wide, he reaches out and gets it wide of third man, Nayar with a sprint and a sprawling dive saves the boundary


Dinda to Sharma, SIX, that'll go, Rohit getting under this overpitched delivery and hammering it high over long off


Dinda to Sharma, (no ball) SIX, how did that go for six, it was a slower one, and Rohit seemed to have mistimed the pull off the front foot, but it has sailed comfortably over wide long on, and Dinda has also overstepped


Dinda to Sharma, no run, around the blockhole outside off, Rohit throws the bat at it, keeper does well to stop the screaming thick inside edge


Dinda to Sharma, 2 runs, elegant, and effective, makes you wonder why he can't pull it off more often, forward to ease it through extra cover, and needs a dive from long off to save four


Dinda to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss, he can;t get hold of the slog over midwicket


Dinda to Pollard, 1 run, good length, Pollard powers it along the ground to long off

End of over 17 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 137/3 (RR: 8.05)

    • KA Pollard 2 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 33 (24b 1x4 2x6)
    • AB Dinda 3-0-47-0
    • MR Marsh 1-0-3-1

Marsh to Pollard, no run, length ball into middle and leg, worked straight to midwicket, Yuvraj throws at the striker's and it hits Pollard who is bending to make his ground, a few stares exchanged,


Marsh to Pollard, FOUR, slow bouncer, into the body, Pollard has swivelled and hooked it to the deep square leg boundary


Marsh to Pollard, SIX, it's Pollard time, gets under a length ball and sends it rocketing high over deep midwicket, that didn;t like it was every going to come down


Marsh to Pollard, 1 run


Marsh to Sharma, FOUR, high full toss, Rohit backs away to leg and swings hard, ends up slicing it high and wide of third man


Marsh to Sharma, SIX, that is through the hands of Taylor at long off, length ball drilled flat in the air, Taylor has hands outstretched over his head, but it zooms through

End of over 18 (21 runs) Mumbai Indians 158/3 (RR: 8.77)

    • RG Sharma 43 (26b 2x4 3x6)
    • KA Pollard 13 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • MR Marsh 2-0-24-1
    • AB Dinda 3-0-47-0

Mathews to Pollard, no run, full and wide, Pollard finds point as he reaches for it


Mathews to Pollard, 1 run, around the blockhole, Pollard manages a thick inside edge past the stumps


Mathews to Sharma, FOUR, another full toss outside off, and Rohit sends it to the deep extra cover rope with a step back in the crease and a crack of the bat


Mathews to Sharma, 1 run, in the blockhole once more, Rohit backing away but cannot turn it past backward point

Damandeep: "I think Rohit Sharma just made Manoj eat his words"


Mathews to Pollard, 2 runs, heaves a very full one through midwicket, and it goes slowly enough into the outfield for them to come through for two


Mathews to Pollard, 1 run, low full toss, Pollard drills it down the ground, long on gets around in time

End of over 19 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 167/3 (RR: 8.78)

    • KA Pollard 17 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 48 (28b 3x4 3x6)
    • AD Mathews 4-0-29-0
    • MR Marsh 2-0-24-1

Dinda entrusted with the final over, gulp

Vaibhav: "Rohit plays his innings in two phases..First as a sidekick to the batsman in form and second as aggressive stroke player when the team finally needs him.But the problem as an Indian fan is that for India he plays first phase similarly but never advances to second phase."


Dinda to Pollard, 1 run, dabs a low full toss wide of point


Dinda to Sharma, 1 run, around the blockhole outside off, squeezed out to the sweeper, so far, so good from Dinda

ram: "Love watching Rohit at his best. Its almost like he is waving a wand around. There is a combination fo power, timing & grace which is bewitching."


Dinda to Pollard, 1 run, tries to play the ramp from well outside off, mishits it to square leg


Dinda to Sharma, SIX, and another six carries just over Ross Taylor's hands at long off, and that is fifty for Rohit Sharma, he's taken his time as always, and exploded


Dinda to Sharma, SIX, Dinda losing it again, full toss on middle and off, Rohit sends it smoking wide of deep midwicket


Dinda to Sharma, 1 run, swings yet another full toss out to long on

Rohit was 15 off 17, he;s taken 47 off his last 15. And Dinda has equalled the worst bowling figures in an IPL innings. He's not exactly a T20 bowler, can bowl the yorkers, but too inconsistent

APOORVAGJ: "What wrong did Bhuvaneshwar Kumar do to deserve just two overs? He couldn't have been worse than Dinda as a death bowler."

End of over 20 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 183/3

    • RG Sharma 62 (32b 3x4 5x6)
    • KA Pollard 19 (14b 1x4 1x6)
    • AB Dinda 4-0-63-0
    • AD Mathews 4-0-29-0





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