Indian Premier League, 37th match: Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai, Apr 27, 2013
Mumbai Indians won by 58 runs
27 April 2013 - night match (20-over match)

8.00pm Sachin Tendulkar and Dwayne Smith walk out, Ravi Rampaul has the ball.

Samay Unadkat: "The Overrated XI: de Kock, Ponting, Ross Taylor, White, Mathews, Russell, Rahul Sharma, Daniel Christian, van de Merwe, Tait"

7.50pm Carson: "I would love to be Maxwell. Sit on my backside and get paid 1 million dollars. Best job in the world!!! I dont even see him running out with a towel or a change of bat. Sweet!!!" He's taken a liking to Dire Straits these days, particularly "Money for Nothing". Any others for his playlist?

kiran: "In the team provided MI -5, KKR - 2, RCB -2, KXIP - 1 and PWI - 1. If you take Owais sha RR - 1. DD plagued by injuries otherwise they would also had tough time to pick."

Golani: "Problem with gayle and fatasy teams is that he is too RISKY to leave out."

7.40pm Raj Bhatia: "What do you do in a match like this for Gayle in your fantasy team? Pick him up and have no edge over others (as everyone will be having him :P)? or leave him out and take a gamble????" Hmm, quite the conundrum. Given Gayle's sheer consistency though, you probably should pick him.

Gautham Vasudevan: "Bench warmers XI Hughes, Mccullum, Pomersbach, Blizzard, Maxwell, Franklin, Ryan ten Doeschate ,Christian,Vettori, Richardson and CoulterNile. Dear IPL can you officially make this as a team?" Christian played a couple of games, otherwise a good team there. Who else should be in this list?

Vishnu : "Owais Shah and Brad Hogg! You can't miss them out, at least Owais Shah."

7.30pm Toss Mumbai win toss and bat. Rohit says it looks like a good wicket and Mumbai will want to put runs on the board. Kohli says he's surprised by that decision, as he thinks the pitch won't change much over the course of the match, and says Bangalore would have looked to chase.

Team changes: Quick bowler Dhawal Kulkarni in for the spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, and for RCB Murali Kartik sits out as he is ill, Syed Mohammed takes his place.

And news just in that the playoff matches scheduled to be held in Chennai will be switched to Delhi.

Oliver Jones: "I wonder if Marlon Samuels spoke to Gayle about taking on Malinga. Kohli's already got a plan against the slinger, but will be interesting to see if Gayle knows how to destroy him."

Vinay Krishnan: "Virat Kohli with a gum in his mouth for the toss....Wonder if Sir Viv's comments are influencing him more n more ?"

7.20pm Greetings IPL fans, we just had a see-sawing match first up, where despite a terrific fightback Sunrisers Hyderabad went down to Rajasthan Royals. Now a clash between two of the highest profile teams in the tournament. Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Gayle v Malinga coming up.

Mayur: "Million dollar (= Maxwell) question, is he playing?"

Rohit Sharma: "I think the pitch will have good bounce, I have played a lot of cricket here."

Virat Kohli: "I think it is pretty similar to the wicket back home at the Chinnaswamy. Just a bit more bounce than Bangalore."


Rampaul to Smith, no run, what a ripper first up to start from Rampaul, back of a length ball swerves away and is far too good for Smith, who is beaten


Rampaul to Smith, no run, Smith looks to flay the next one through cover and he toe-ends it towards the fielder, think the bat is broken, yup, he gets a new one


Rampaul to Smith, 1 run, length ball just outside off, eased towards deep backward point for a single

The crowd volume has gone several notches up as Tendulkar takes strike. A short cover point in place.


Rampaul to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar nearly loses his balance as he leans over to tuck a length ball from middle towards square leg


Rampaul to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar escapes, a swinging delivery outside off from Rampaul, Tendulkar chases after it, gets on one knee as he looks to drive it, takes the outside edge and it flies between keeper and first slip, Wankhede holds its breath for a second and then roars in glee


Rampaul to Tendulkar, no run, a leading edge this time, the ball rolls back towards the bowler, terrific opening over from Rampaul

Naveen: "IPL 6 Overseas XI Gayle, Hussey, Watson, AB de Villiers, Morgan, Miller, Bravo, Faulkner, Steyn, Malinga and Narine. What do you think?"

End of over 1 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 6 (3b 1x4)
    • DR Smith 1 (3b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-7-0

Singh to Smith, no run, RP Singh swings it in towards the pads, defended to the leg side


Singh to Smith, 1 wide, swings it down the leg side


Singh to Smith, 1 leg bye, on the pads once more, this time it isn't down the leg side, off the pads towards midwicket for a leg-bye


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar having a difficult time of it here, a short ball from RP, Tendulkar was on the front foot, takes his eyes off the ball, and that hits him on the glove as he fends at it, sad to see SRT surprised by an RP Singh bouncer

Anish: "@Unadkat: You are too harsh on a 20 year old bloke. De Kock has just come from U-19. Give him some time. You w'd see him justify his billing."


Singh to Smith, no run, shapes in towards the pads, an lbw appeal but Smith is safe


Singh to Smith, 2 runs, curving in towards the pads once more, Smith is cramped up but squeezes it towards fine leg, Ravi Rampaul chases from short fine and makes a terrific diving save


Singh to Smith, no run, extra bounce for RP there, hit high on the bat as Smith defends to the off side

Gautham: "@naveen, my overseas team has two changes to urs Thisara for miller and Rampaul for malinga"

End of over 2 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • DR Smith 3 (8b)
    • SR Tendulkar 7 (4b 1x4)
    • RP Singh 1-0-4-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-7-0

Rampaul to Tendulkar, FOUR, length ball outside off, bit of width there, Tendulkar bends his knees as he goes after it, launches it over point, a couple of bounces for four


Rampaul to Tendulkar, no run, length ball moving away a touch, 138.8kph, defended towards cover off the front foot


Rampaul to Tendulkar, no run, short ball outside off, Tendulkar gets his front leg out of the way to try swipe the ball, but it was too wide outside off for that


Rampaul to Tendulkar, FOUR, length ball outside off and that is launched over mid-off for four by Tendulkar, he has been looking to go for his shots right from the start, coming off so far


Rampaul to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of length ball is swatted away past midwicker for four, not exactly off the middle of the bat but he gets another boundary, Tendulkar in top gear


Rampaul to Tendulkar, FOUR, four fours in the over for SRT, the volume in the Wankhede goes way up, this was the best shot of the lot, moving across the stumps and helps along a legstump delivery down to fine leg

End of over 3 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 28/0 (RR: 9.33)

    • SR Tendulkar 23 (10b 5x4)
    • DR Smith 3 (8b)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-23-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-4-0

Singh to Smith, 1 run, an ugly swipe from Smith towards mid-on for a single, bringing back SRT on strike

"He must have cut about 200 cakes this week," Says Ponting about Tendulkar


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, short of length ball outside off, Tendulkar shuffles across and looks to tuck the ball to the leg side, he misses and is struck on the pad just outside off


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar is drawn towards that delivery that is angling away from him, he chases it and misses


Singh to Tendulkar, OUT, the end of Sachin's innings, the crowd don't like it, Tendulkar moved across the stumps looking to clip the ball to the leg side, that pitched on middle and leg and curved in, past Tendulkar's bat and is struck on the pads, just above the knee roll, Tendulkar gone for a 13-ball 23

SR Tendulkar lbw b Singh 23 (17m 13b 5x4 0x6) SR: 176.92


Singh to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball that swerves back in towards Karthik, who somehow manages to get bat on that one, the ball rolls towards cover, AB swoops in on it and chucks the ball towards the stumps, Smith was out of his ground but the throw is just wide


Singh to Smith, 1 run, terrific diving stop from Vinay Kumar at mid-on, Smith played another of his ungainly swats, seemed headed for four till Vinay intervened

End of over 4 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 31/1 (RR: 7.75)

    • DR Smith 5 (10b)
    • KD Karthik 1 (1b)
    • RP Singh 2-0-7-1
    • R Rampaul 2-0-23-0

Unadkat charges in and slips just as he lands in his delivery stride, the backfoot twisted and slipped before he could release the ball, Unadkatr falls over, looked comical but hopefully he hasn't hurt himself. He seems okay, which is good


Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, a mistimed flat-batted slap towards extra cover from Smith


Unadkat to Karthik, no run, that pitches outside leg and Karthik looks to clip the ball to the leg side but is struck on the pads


Unadkat to Karthik, 1 run, length ball on middle and off, tapped towards AB at cover, taking him on once more, that was a tight single

awanish singh: "the minute i started watching,he goes first ball,reminder to self:"Always,always follow commentary on cricinfo",what have I done!"


Unadkat to Smith, FOUR, short ball that sits up for Smith, a muscular swat sends the ball to the square-leg boundary for four, poor delivery form Unadkat


Unadkat to Smith, no run, short of length ball angling across, slapped towards point by Smith, can't find the gap


Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, Smith gets forward and looks to push the ball towards mid-off, edges it instead to the leg side for a single

Guru: "The Would-Have-Been-Amazing IPL XI - Viv Richards, Wasim Akram, Klusener, Miandad, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev, Jayasuriya, Martin Crowe, Botham, Michael Bevan, Hadlee!"

yogi: "IPL is also about emerging talents so here's my emerging X1 : mandeep,vihari,vohra,juneja,binny,faulkner, rishidhawan,kedarjadhav,senanayake,chandila,mohit sharma."

End of over 5 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 38/1 (RR: 7.60)

    • DR Smith 11 (14b 1x4)
    • KD Karthik 2 (3b)
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-7-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-7-1

Vinay Kumar to Smith, no run, length ball heading for the pads, defended to the leg side from the crease


Vinay Kumar to Smith, FOUR, slants it into the pads, rubbish delivery when you have fine leg in the circle, easily glanced for four


Vinay Kumar to Smith, 4 byes, good comeback from Vinay, a bouncer that takes off, Smith goes for the hook but that is too good for him, and too high for the leaping keeper as well


Vinay Kumar to Smith, no run, short of length ball just outside off, Smith looks to push towards cover and is beaten, Smith is unhappy at that weak attempt at a shot


Vinay Kumar to Smith, 2 runs, a mistimed lofted drive over mid-off for a couple, Smith clearly not at his best here


Vinay Kumar to Smith, FOUR, just after I say that, Smith plays a lovely drive through the covers for four, waits for it and just guides it past cover, and Mumbai's fifty comes up

End of over 6 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 52/1 (RR: 8.66)

    • DR Smith 21 (20b 3x4)
    • KD Karthik 2 (3b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-10-0
    • JD Unadkat 1-0-7-0

Arinawe: "Long name/tongue twisters XI: Mahela Jayawardene, Subramaniam Badrinath, Tirumalasetti Suman, Ravichandran Ashwin, Krishnakant Upadhyay, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sachithra Senanayake, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Muttiah Muralitharan, Prasanth Parameswaran"

It's time for the time-out.

Punit: "@Guru..Jayasuriya has played IPL Cricket and also scored a century for MI."

Paresh: "@Guru: No spot for Waqar?? Then that's not a complete team..."


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, the first ball of spin turns in towards the stumps, slapped towards point for a single


Syed Mohammad to Smith, 1 run, full ball on middle, pushed towards mid-on for a single


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, played with soft hands, tapped towards cover for a single

umesh: "@Arinawe "Prasanth Parameswaran" will be remember gayle forever seems"


Syed Mohammad to Smith, 1 run, angling in towards middle and leg, driven to mid-on for one more

Rajnish: "@Arinawe: How about Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera"


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, keeps it full, punched towards long-off for one more


Syed Mohammad to Smith, 2 runs, fired in, short ball and heading for the pads, clipped towards midwicket for a couple

Arpit: "@arinawe that was more of a tamilnadu/sri lanka xi.. should have considered Jamaluddin Syed Mohammad or the guy SRH played tthe other day.."

End of over 7 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 59/1 (RR: 8.42)

    • DR Smith 25 (23b 3x4)
    • KD Karthik 5 (6b)
    • J Syed Mohammad 1-0-7-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-10-0

Unadkat to Karthik, SIX, oh my goodness, how did that go all the way for six, Karthik was looking to pull that one but he gets a top edge, the ball goes real high and you thought that was going to drop short of the rope, instead it sails over for a 64m six


Unadkat to Karthik, 1 run, defended to the off side for a quick single


Unadkat to Smith, no run, guided to short third, no time to get a run

Mohnish Wadhwa: "That's nothing. A hard-hitting batsman who played for Fiji ,his full name was Ilikena Lasarusa Talebulamainavaleniveivakabulaimainakulalakebalau -" We have a winner!


Unadkat to Smith, no run, a slower one from Unadkat, Smith is surprised by that one, beaten outside off


Unadkat to Smith, no run, nearly a run-out, major confusion there, Smith played the ball towards backward point, Karthik wanted a single, Smith sends him back, the throw isn't the best from the fielder, Unadkat collects and hits the stumps but Karthik's dive gets him to safety


Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, a clean hit towards long-on, one bounce before reaching the fielder

Vishal Sheokand: "@Mohnish: Remove your cat from keyboard and tell the name again."

End of over 8 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 67/1 (RR: 8.37)

    • DR Smith 26 (27b 3x4)
    • KD Karthik 12 (8b 1x6)
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-15-0
    • J Syed Mohammad 1-0-7-0

Vinay Kumar to Smith, SIX, length ball, Smith doesn't bother much with his footwork as he slams that over the bowler's head for six

lavari: "Like everything about cricket, Cricinfo has an article about long names, here it is


Vinay Kumar to Smith, FOUR, Vinay goes short, Smith expected it, he waits on the back foot and pummels that past midwicket for four, this short-arm pull is one of his favourite shots, and he gets plenty of power on it


Vinay Kumar to Smith, no run, pitched up and curling away from the batsman, who looks to power it through the cover but is beaten


Vinay Kumar to Smith, SIX, one of the flattest sixes of the season! Smith going bonkers here, it wasn't too short either, still Smith pulls it away with tremendous power to the square leg boundary


Vinay Kumar to Smith, 1 leg bye, a stifled lbw appeal as the ball was slanting down the leg side, Smith is caught on the crease but that hit high on the pad and would have sailed over as well


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, 2 runs, short of length ball just outside off, driven towards sweeper cover, pushes for the second, 19 off the over

Manish: "Commonly known as I.L. Bula. He is said to have hit a century within an hour... would be a great asset today for T20 cricket."

yash : "@Mohnish the literal translation of his name is 'returned alive from Nankula hospital at Lakemba island in the Lau group'.""

Sid: "I remember reading comments about some New Zealand player named Justin Green during India-New Zealand test series on Cricinfo commentary, all comments were on lines of Sir Jadeja jokes, wonder what happened to him, never heard anything about him later." The Justin Green joke went past its expiry date years ago.

End of over 9 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 86/1 (RR: 9.55)

    • KD Karthik 14 (9b 1x6)
    • DR Smith 42 (32b 4x4 2x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-28-0
    • JD Unadkat 2-0-15-0

Unadkat to Smith, SIX, Smith taking full toll of the small boundaries at the Wankhede, this was a length ball that is muscled from off stump to the midwicket boundary for six


Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, outside off and that is stabbed towards point, again some confused calling, Karthik wanted one, Smith didn't, the throw from Dilshan was wide of the stumps and they pinched an onverthrow


Unadkat to Karthik, no run, a bouncer from Unadkat, Karthik sways out of the line


Unadkat to Karthik, 1 run, a length ball just outside off, helped along with the angle towards third man


Unadkat to Smith, 1 run, Smith shuffles away from the stumps and opens the face to guide the ball towards third man for a single that brings up his half-century, taken only 35 balls, that too after a pretty slow start


Unadkat to Karthik, 2 runs, on the pads, clipped past square leg for a couple, Mumbai flying along, 97 for 1 after 10

Prasun: "Got a strong feeling that Gayle will fail today but the classy ABD will have his say today. He's been brilliant in whatever little time he has got. Today might just be the day to see those lovely sweeps, cover drives and scoops which when he plays looks so soothing to the eyes."

Shivpal: "Mumbai Indias would love the target which would be difficult even by gayle's standards though no target is impossible for him."

End of over 10 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/1 (RR: 9.70)

    • KD Karthik 17 (12b 1x6)
    • DR Smith 50 (35b 4x4 3x6)
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-26-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-28-0

Syed Mohammad to Smith, OUT, Smith is gone, Syed Mohammed strikes, it was a short ball, it was flat and fast, Smith was looking to hammer it over midwicket, he misses and that crashes into the stumps

DR Smith b Syed Mohammad 50 (53m 36b 4x4 3x6) SR: 138.88

Gayle: "@Dwayne Smith: Love these small boundaries, can't wait to bat."


Syed Mohammad to Sharma, FOUR, flighted length ball outside off, what a terrific start from Rohit, a classy front-foot drive through cover for four, brings up Mumbai's 100 as well


Syed Mohammad to Sharma, 1 run, on the pads, clipped towards midwicket for a single


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, length ball on legstump, defended towards square leg for a single


Syed Mohammad to Sharma, 1 run, short of length ball sliding straight on, another single to the leg side


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 2 runs, short of length ball is clipped towards midwicket for two more

Dwanyne Smith : "@Gayle: Its also a short walk back to the dug-out!"

Lasith Malinga: "@Gayle: Watch out for my toe crushers buddy, i will be through you, even before your bat comes down"

End of over 11 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 106/2 (RR: 9.63)

    • KD Karthik 20 (14b 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 6 (3b 1x4)
    • J Syed Mohammad 2-0-16-1
    • JD Unadkat 3-0-26-0

Rampaul to Sharma, 1 run, Rampaul starts his spell with a length ball on the pads, Rohit gets bat on it and the ball dribbles behind square leg


Rampaul to Karthik, no run, terrific delivery there, just outside off, has Karthik feeling for it, beaten by that one


Rampaul to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball on off stump, is poked towards cover for a single


Rampaul to Sharma, no run, short of length ball outside off, Rohit chases after that and the extra bounce takes the ball past the bat, a muted appeal for caught-behind


Rampaul to Sharma, 1 run, slapped towards Tiwary at deep midwicket


Rampaul to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, dabbed down to third man by Karthik, who has been somewhat subdued so far today

Mumbai are in top gear here, 110 after 12 and will be looking to end up near 200.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 110/2 (RR: 9.16)

    • KD Karthik 22 (17b 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 8 (6b 1x4)
    • R Rampaul 3-0-27-0
    • J Syed Mohammad 2-0-16-1

Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, guided towards cover for a single


Syed Mohammad to Sharma, 1 run, length ball is driven towards long-on, a bit of an inside edge there, Rohit was looking to send the ball towards long-off


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, FOUR, a length ball is swatted away wide of long-on for four, just a s you thought things were getting a bit quiet, Karthik muscles a boundary


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, an inside-edge sends the ball towards fine leg for a single


Syed Mohammad to Sharma, 1 run, OUT, a run-out! full and outside off, powered towards wide long-off, Karthik initially wanted the second, took a few paces, Rohit Sharma started to sprint for it, Karthik stopped and screamed for Rohit to turn back, it was too late though for Rohit, and he is run-out, Rohit throws his bat to the ground in frustration

RG Sharma run out 10 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Nilesh: "Oh Captain, that will help your fairplay points !!!"

Arjun Jain: "There was always a two there. Period"

Karthik B: "Have never seen Rohit getting so upset for getting out when playing for India!!"

kartik grover: "Whats up with these young Indian captains. Displaying their anger on field."

Mickey: "So Rohit follows Kohli and Gauti in showing their emotions in a wrong way!!"


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, eased towards sweeper cover for a single

End of over 13 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 119/3 (RR: 9.15)

    • KD Karthik 29 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 0 (0b)
    • J Syed Mohammad 3-0-25-1
    • R Rampaul 3-0-27-0

Unadkat to Karthik, no run, Unadkat bowls it on a length on middle and leg, defended down the track


Unadkat to Karthik, 1 run, guides that one down towards third man for a single

Venkat: "Seriously what is wrong with these young Indian captains ? First Gambhir, then Kohli and now Rohit ? Being passionate is one thing but letting your frustrations show like that ? Despicable !"


Unadkat to Pollard, no run, short of length ball that sneaks between the bat and pad, Pollard was looking to defend that off the front foot


Unadkat to Pollard, no run, blocked off the front foot, Pollard shows us his defensive technique


Unadkat to Pollard, 1 run, a short ball aimed at the body, Pollard was looking to duck, then thrusts his bat at it, off the handle towards square leg, good over this from Unadkat


Unadkat to Karthik, FOUR, drops it short, Karthik goes for the pull, doesn't connect perfectly, the ball lands short of the midwicket rope and then rolls over for four

End of over 14 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 125/3 (RR: 8.92)

    • KD Karthik 34 (24b 2x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 1 (3b)
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-32-0
    • J Syed Mohammad 3-0-25-1

Syed Mohammad to Pollard, SIX, massive! a length ball and Pollard hits that a mile into the air and plenty of rows behind long-off, didn't seem to put much effort in that either


Syed Mohammad to Pollard, 2 runs, whipped away towards midwicket for two more


Syed Mohammad to Pollard, 2 runs, short of length ball is whipped towards midwicket for a quick two, there's a chance of an overthrow but both batsmen had overrun


Syed Mohammad to Pollard, 1 run, length ball on the pads, helped down to short fine leg, lucky for the bowler there, a bit of placement on that, and it was a boundary


Syed Mohammad to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball on the pads, clipped towards midwicket


Syed Mohammad to Pollard, SIX, another massive six, Pollard showing off his hitting skills, this was a monster hit, easily clears the rope, lands way beyond long-on, fasten your seatbelts folks! the next five overs promises to be fun

End of over 15 (18 runs) Mumbai Indians 143/3 (RR: 9.53)

    • KA Pollard 18 (8b 2x6)
    • KD Karthik 35 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Syed Mohammad 4-0-43-1
    • JD Unadkat 4-0-32-0

Vinay Kumar to Karthik, FOUR, short of length ball, Karthik charges down and mistimes a lofted hit, but he has picked his spot, mid-off is in the circle, easily clears the fielder


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, 1 wide, full and wide, too wide outside off

Prasun: "On the contrary I remember Sachin patting a young Indian batsman on the back when Sachin got run out and asked him not to worry." I remember him doing that in the Ranji final, telling Jaffer it's okay. though Jaffer doesn't count as a young batsman


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, 2 runs


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, no run, outside off and he can't get bat on that


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, no run, full ball just outside off, Karthik can't get under that one


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, no run, a bouncer outside off, Karthik can't put this one away either, terrific comeback in this over by Vinay


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, 1 run, full ball outside off, driven towards long-off for a single, eight off the over

Prahallada: "@Karthik: that maybe because he is the captain here! And wanted to lead from the front!"

End of over 16 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 151/3 (RR: 9.43)

    • KD Karthik 42 (31b 3x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 18 (8b 2x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-36-0
    • J Syed Mohammad 4-0-43-1

Singh to Karthik, 1 run, an inside-edge as the batsman looks to hoick that towards midwicket, it was a length ball from RP, lucky to get away with that


Singh to Pollard, 1 wide, short of length and down the leg side


Singh to Pollard, FOUR, full ball outside off, Pollard power! that is drilled past long-off for four, that wasn't even off the middle of the bat, not quite an edge but off the inside half of the bat, still that travelled with serious haste


Singh to Pollard, SIX, another massive hit, RP searching for the yorker but provides a length ball, launched for six over long-on


Singh to Pollard, no run, good bouncer from RP Singh, testing Pollard who goes for the pull but doesn't connect


Singh to Pollard, FOUR, on the pads with fine leg in the circle, that's a poor line, easy put away to the backward square leg boundary


Singh to Pollard, 1 run, full and wide outside off, Pollard powers that towards sweeper cover, Pollard happy with a single

KarthikKM: "I remember Sachin telling D Smith its okay and to continue after getting run out in the play off match against CSK in IPL2012. There is a reason legends are what they are.."

End of over 17 (17 runs) Mumbai Indians 168/3 (RR: 9.88)

    • KA Pollard 33 (13b 2x4 3x6)
    • KD Karthik 43 (32b 3x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 3-0-24-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-36-0

Vinay Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, starts the over with a full toss, escapes with only a single, Pollard sends that towards midwicket, AB cuts it off


Vinay Kumar to Karthik, OUT, full and outside off, sensational bit of fielding from Kohli, Karthik thought he had an easy single there after punching the ball towards mid-off, Kohli sprints across to his right and fires in a direct hit, Karthik has given up towards the end, and his innings ends on 42

KD Karthik run out 43 (70m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 130.30


Vinay Kumar to Pollard, OUT, full and outside off, and has Kohli done it again?, Pollard punches the ball towards extra cover once more, Kohli is onto it once more and another direct hit hands Rayudu a diamond duck, Rayudu was looking to get back in the crease after taking a start, Vinay was in the way though, as he was backing away from the stumps to collect the throw, Rayudu's bat is lifted off the ground after it collides with Vinay's leg, he hasn't made it back into the crease, and he is sent on his way, not intentional from Vinay, tough luck for Rayudu

AT Rayudu run out 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -


Vinay Kumar to Pollard, OUT, a team hat-trick for RCB, the danger man Pollard departs now, a short ball that Pollard looks to pull, top edges it and the ball swirls towards third man, Rampaul does well to collect that one, Vinay roars in delight, Mumabi losing their way

KA Pollard c Rampaul b Vinay Kumar 34 (28m 16b 2x4 3x6) SR: 212.50


Vinay Kumar to Harbhajan Singh, no run, length ball swinging away a touch, past the outside edge and through to the keeper, what an over this turning out to be from Vinay


Vinay Kumar to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, terrific fielding from Rampaul at short third man, a full ball outside off from Vinay, squeezed down towards short third, diving stop there from Rampaul, who has been superb in the field all innings, just two off the over

End of over 18 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 170/6 (RR: 9.44)

    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (2b)
    • MG Johnson 0 (0b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-38-1
    • RP Singh 3-0-24-1

Singh to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, eased towards deep midwicket for a couple


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, short of length ball on leg stump, helped along to the deep backward square leg boundary


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, eased towards mid-off for a single


Singh to Johnson, 1 run, full toss way outside off, punched towards cover, Kohli on the prowl again, another direct hit and he would have had another run-out, he misses this time


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, shot! when in form Harbhajan can hit as cleanly as anyone, that was a length ball from RP, slammed over the bowler's head for four


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, back of a length ball on leg stump, clipped behind square leg for four

End of over 19 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 186/6 (RR: 9.78)

    • Harbhajan Singh 16 (7b 3x4)
    • MG Johnson 1 (1b)
    • RP Singh 4-0-40-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-38-1

Rampaul to Johnson, 1 run, length ball on leg stump, swiped towards midwicket for a single


Rampaul to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, slower ball, on a length, a one-handed swipe from Harbhajan and that is taken at midwicket by Saurabh Tiwary

Harbhajan Singh c Tiwary b Rampaul 16 (10m 8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00


Rampaul to Johnson, no run, a full toss outside off, Johnson swings and misses


Rampaul to Johnson, SIX, length ball this time, Mitchell Johnson can hit them big as he does here, launching it over long-on for six


Rampaul to Johnson, 1 run, a low full ball on the pads, squeezed out towards the leg side for a quick single

Prasun: "With the kind of emotions Kohli and Gauti are showing on the field I wonder what would have happened if they lead team India with Munaf, Nehra and Chawla in the attack. MSD- Massive respect for You!!"


Rampaul to Malinga, no run, full ball, following Malinga who had backed away from the stumps, the ball sneaks between the batsman and the stumps, goes through to the keeper, batsmen don't go for the bye

Ankur Bhalla: "Kohli might have all the skill in the world, but he's yet to learn the art of sportsmanship. Poor stuff. RCB should be relegated from IPL fairplay award."

Despite losing their way a touch towards the end, Mumbai have finished with a very good score of 194. It is a small ground and the pitch is flat but this should challenge even the batting might of RCB.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 194/7

    • SL Malinga 0 (1b)
    • MG Johnson 9 (5b 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 4-0-35-1
    • RP Singh 4-0-40-1





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