Indian Premier League - 41st match

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab

Mumbai Indians won by 4 runs

Gurkeerat Singh will keep wicket for Punjab. Praveen Kumar to bowl the first over

"How ironic is it that the best captain-vice caption combo of all time: Punter and Gilly sit out of this game? I was looking forward to those two going head to head." Anvay Upadhye, T20 has reduced Tendulkar to slogging and Kallis to play scoops eyes closed

7.55pm Five minutes to go the start of the 41st match. Only 35 to go. What will fill the void in our lives once it is all over?

7.45pm Manish: "Please somebody remind rohit sharma that Ojha is in the team too and can bowl as well :)"

Pavan: "John Buchnan was ridiculed in the past for suggesting a "Group" of captains. He was ahead of the time - now, you see it become a reality. Pune has had 3 captains so far, Punjab had 2, Mumbai had 2, SRH had 2 and so on."

Murali J: "If KXI can beat MI today then the upcoming matches will be more spicy with 5 teams fighting for the 3rd and 4th spot.."

Krishna : "why has harmeet singh been dropped? he bowled well in the last 2 matches. but good to see shaun marsh back in the team. quality player!"

Harry Potter: "@Mihir, If I wasnt sharp enough, I would say you were talking about Quidditch world cup, where just like famous twins (Fred and George), you want the Victor Krum to catch the snitch, but Irish to win the world cup.....haha."

Mahesh M: "Everybody is asking about the Maxwell, but does any one know that we have NM Coulter-Nile in MI who can bat and bowl. Can be a good substitute to Malinga given his form in this year IPL. What say guys ????"

Prasfur: "Let's see how MS Gony plays today it is a golden opportunity for him to prove himself."

Sundar: "@Pavan : No, Buchanan had suggested multiple captains in the same 11. The teams you have named have only one captain in one 11 and that too because the actual captain has been dropped for poor form. And in all cases, the original captain was a foreign player."

Ravi B: "@Murali, which 2 teams have already booked 1st and 2nd spots? I think all the 7 teams (except Pune and Delhi) still have to fight for top 4 spots."

7.30pm Greetings IPL fans. Game two coming up, its Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab. Earlier today, Rajasthan Royals continued their astonishing run at home, and Royal Challengers Bangalore continued their abysmal run on the road.

Adam Gilchrist has been dropped. David Hussey to lead Kings XI Punjab.

Rohit Sharma: "We wanted to make our home ground a fortress. We know the conditions well here, we've been enjoying playing here."

David Hussey: "Gilly thought it'd be better to play Shaun Marsh ahead of him, I disagree with that. I don't think Mumbai have too many chinks in their armour, even Kulkarni bowled well the other day."

Toss: Mumbai choose to bat.
David Hussey says he would have chosen to bat first. His favourite phrase at the toss has been "compete hard".

Mumbai unchanged. Kings XI Punjab bring in Parwinder Awana and Manpreet Gony for Bhargav Bhatt and Harmeet Singh.

Mihir Jariwala: "I want Tendualkar to score a big one today and want kings 11 to win, really want a mixed points table and allow teams who are the underdogs to go one on one with the higher ranked teams."

0.1

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to mid-off, takes a single

Two slips in for both Smith and Tendulkar

0.2

Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, on a length, middle and leg, pushed to leg, says no to the single

0.2

Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, a full toss outside off, eased through covers for four, a gift of a delivery first up from Mitch

Mani: "Has Gurkeerat Singh been drafted in to keep at least one Singh in the Punjab team? just a curious thought. :)"

0.3

Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, stays on a length, on off, shaping away a bit, defended

0.4

Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length, pushed to mid-on, picks on Chawla, who is slow. But Tendulkar has also run straight down the centre of the wicket

0.5

Kumar to Smith, no run, outswinger, starts just outside off, left alone

0.6

Kumar to Smith, no run, and slips in the big inswinger now, and Smith has not picked this at all. However, it is headed down the leg side

End of over 1 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
DR Smith    1* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-2-0
SR Tendulkar    1* (3b)     

Azhar Mahmood to bowl now

1.1

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, starts with an outswinger, and is left alone outside off

Shahul Marzook: "IPL6 started with 5 foreign captains & 4 Indian captains. Little over the mid way stage of the event, already 4 of them have been replaced while the 5th one has his team at the bottom of the table. The 4 Indian recruits are retained and doing a fair job. Lesson #1: Have Indian players to captain the team in coming days. Lesson #2: Even if you have foreign player as captain, make sure he is not the wicket-keeper.. otherwise you might have to make 2 changes to replace him (just like Sanga & Gilly replacements are tough)"

1.2

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, nicely played. Pushed for four. Covers the swing, then opens the face, places it between point and cover-point

For the second time in this over, Tendulkar has a problem with the sight screen

1.3

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to leg

1.4

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, short, wide, slow, cut away in front of square, between cover-point and cover

1.5

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, dug in short, on off, he drops his wrists and sways out of its line

1.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, full, on off, defended solidly to mid-off

End of over 2 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Tendulkar    9* (9b 2x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-8-0
DR Smith    1* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-2-0

2.1

Kumar to Smith, no run, length ball, holds its line in front of off and middle, beats the inside edge, but is bouncing over

2.2

Kumar to Smith, no run, lovely outswinger, squares him up, and then deviates away after beating the bat. For a moment, I thought he had edged it

2.3

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, Piyush Chawla is conceding easy singles at mid-on. They are picking on him

2.4

Kumar to Tendulkar, OUT, You can't hear a pin drop at Wankhede because nobody has gone quiet there. Looks to drive on the up, gets an inside edge, onto the pad, then the stumps. Praveen is happy, Tendulkar is not

SR Tendulkar b Kumar 9 (13m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

In comes Dinesh Karthik

2.5

Kumar to Karthik, 1 wide, big inswinger, but slips just down the leg side. This is harsh, because he beat him around off after he had moved across, and missed the leg stump by not much

2.5

Kumar to Karthik, no run, left alone outside off

2.6

Kumar to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered to third man for one

End of over 3 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 13/1 (RR: 4.33)
KD Karthik    1* (2b)      P Kumar    2-0-5-1
DR Smith    2* (6b)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-8-0

Naveen: "Is it not a time to Tendulkar to learn from Ponting and give some one else a chance?"

Just one slip now

3.1

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, no run, Mahmood is swinging it still. Squares him up a bit. Defended off the back foot

3.2

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 1 run, pushes forward to push this to third man for one

saurabh: "Sachin out, now the real batting starts....biiter but true"

3.3

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

3.4

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, short, chest-high, rolls the wrists on the pull, gets a single

3.5

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, no run, down the wicket, shortish from Mahmood, ends up defending to mid-off

3.6

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 1 run, this one swings away a bit, guided to third man for one

End of over 4 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 16/1 (RR: 4.00)
KD Karthik    3* (6b)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-11-0
DR Smith    3* (8b)      P Kumar    2-0-5-1

4.1

Kumar to Karthik, no run, more shape away from him, hits the outside half of the bat, bounces in front of slip

4.2

Kumar to Karthik, FOUR, short of a length, angling into the pads. Too straight with fine leg up. Nudged away past him for four

4.3

Kumar to Karthik, SIX, Karthik unfurls. Downs the wicket, converts this into a length ball, and plays a pick-up shot over long leg for a flat six

4.4

Kumar to Karthik, 1 leg bye, down the wicket again, beaten by movement in, gets a leg-bye

4.5

Kumar to Smith, no run, good inswinger, headed towards top of off, defended back to him

4.6

Kumar to Smith, 1 run, another inswinger, pushed to mid-off for a single

End of over 5 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 28/1 (RR: 5.60)
DR Smith    4* (10b)      P Kumar    3-0-16-1
KD Karthik    13* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-11-0

Into the sixth over. No bowling change yet

5.1

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, no run, good outswinger. Just short of a length, just outside off, beats the edge as Smith pushes at it

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, no run, nearly run out. Smith refuses to respect Karthik's call who is running to the danger end as the ball has been hit to point. Karthik is left stranded, but Miller's throw misses

5.3

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, defended off the back foot, in the gap on the off side, gets a single

5.4

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 5 runs, that's a five. Miller keeps missing, but this time no one is backing up. This is an easy single, but Miller goes at the striker's end, and finds the gap between mid-on and midwicket

5.5

Azhar Mahmood to Smith, 1 run, pushed into the off side for a single

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 1 run, stays back, plays with soft hands, gets a single to point. Miller keeps the ball with him this time

End of over 6 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 36/1 (RR: 6.00)
KD Karthik    19* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-19-0
DR Smith    6* (14b)      P Kumar    3-0-16-1

Parvinder Awana into the attack. Still a slip in

6.1

Awana to Karthik, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, a bit too quick for him, but they take a leg-bye

Rashad: "How tempting is the thought of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Praveen Kumar bowling in tandem in England? Champions Trophy will be good!"

6.2

Awana to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep cover for one

6.3

Awana to Karthik, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

6.4

Awana to Karthik, 1 run, down the wicket to pull this shortish delivery for a single to deep midwicket

6.5

Awana to Smith, no run, wide length ball, he tries to loft this over mid-off, but is beaten by the movement away

Smith, meanwhile, is 7 off 16

6.6

Awana to Smith, no run, looks to pull, but this is not short enough, and is hit on the thigh pad

End of over 7 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 39/1 (RR: 5.57)
DR Smith    7* (17b)      P Awana    1-0-3-0
KD Karthik    21* (15b 1x4 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-19-0

Manpreet Gony into the attack

7.1

Gony to Karthik, no run, starts with a good ball with extra bounce. Karthik tries to run this fine, and is beaten by the bounce

7.2

Gony to Karthik, no run, short of a length, on off, pushed to point with an open face

Abraham Prabhu: "Mr Rashad - Aakash Chopra can very well file a Copyright violation on you for posting the same comment (Twitter) on BK and PK bowling in English pitches.."

7.3

Gony to Karthik, FOUR, swiped across the line but it is effective. Plants the front foot down and sends this through wide long-on for four

Slip comes out

7.4

Gony to Karthik, OUT, played on. Second of the night. Short of a length, gets big on him, Karthik is looking to get behind and defend, but he is very much done in by the pace. Hit on the toe end even before the bat has completely gone up

KD Karthik b Gony 25 (25m 19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 131.57

In comes captain Rohit Sharma. The slip is back

7.5

Gony to Sharma, 1 run, stays short of a length, bunted into the leg side for one

7.6

Gony to Smith, no run, short of a length, outside off, punched away, straight to point. Smith is 7 off 18. He is not letting Mumbai miss Tendulkar

End of over 8 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 44/2 (RR: 5.50)
DR Smith    7* (18b)      MS Gony    1-0-5-1
RG Sharma    1* (1b)      P Awana    1-0-3-0

Rahil: "Hope Aakash Chopra has better things to do!!"

8.1

Awana to Sharma, no run, left alone outside off

Kevin Smith: "Smith may be thinking of When Sachin can bat this way WHY i Can't...."

8.2

Awana to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched to deep cover

Raj: "Can we boo at Mr.Rashad? Am from Mumbai mind it!!!"

8.3

Awana to Smith, no run, Smith pulls and misses. This is perhaps not short enough

Kalyan: "Ohhhhhhhh! Rohit Sharma missed a chance to run out Karthik tonight"

8.4

Awana to Smith, 1 run, this short ball gets big on him, but the mis-hit pull doesn't carry to deep midwicket

Bharath: "Dinesh Karthik's wicket reminds me of T20 WC'07.Mohd Asif took the wicket of Karthik in similar fashion!!!"

8.5

Awana to Sharma, 2 runs, short of a length, outside ff, rides the bounce, steers it square of third man for a couple

Jury: "Yawwnnnnn!!!"

8.6

Awana to Sharma, no run, this one seams away a touch from a length outside off. Beaten

Time for timeout

End of over 9 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 48/2 (RR: 5.33)
RG Sharma    4* (5b)      P Awana    2-0-7-0
DR Smith    8* (20b)      MS Gony    1-0-5-1

naveen np: "I can see Smith getting out to Chawla's wrong one right after the strategic time out."

9.1

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, drilled. Absolutely drilled. Full, middle and leg, gentle, the umpire and the non-striker are still alive

Shiromani: "Oh, btw, the boos SRT will get for a SR of 90 are same as the boos any other batsman will get for a SR of 30 - here on cricinfo. Let's tell him this formula... SRT SR = 3 x Normal. Damn, so even if he scored a 30 ball century, it'd be a like a tame run-a-ball for his cricinfo critics."

9.2

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, short and wide, cut away, gets a single to deep point

tage: "Smith was probably waiting for piyush to come into the attack"

9.3

Chawla to Sharma, 1 run, short and wide again, but nearly a chop-on. Gets a single off the bottom edge

9.4

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, Vohara has dropped a sitter while sitting down at deep midwicket. Pulled straight him, it dips on him a touch, but it is still shin-high and should have been taken

9.5

Chawla to Sharma, no run, defended off the front foot

9.6

Chawla to Sharma, FOUR, short, wide, cut away, square of deep cover. Gets four for this

End of over 10 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 59/2 (RR: 5.90)
RG Sharma    9* (8b 1x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-11-0
DR Smith    14* (23b 1x4)      P Awana    2-0-7-0

10.1

Awana to Smith, 1 wide, wide down the leg side. The run rate reaches six now

10.1

Awana to Smith, 1 run, short of a length, punched to mid-off for one

10.2

Awana to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered away to third man

10.3

Awana to Smith, 1 run, on a length, off, pushed to straight extra cover, takes the single. He was a goner had Shaun Marsh hit

10.4

Awana to Sharma, no run, superb delivery. Short of a length, just outside off, then seams away against the angle. Beaten

10.5

Awana to Sharma, 1 run, goes back, steers a length ball to third man

10.6

Awana to Smith, 1 run, gets an inside edge on the drive, goes to long leg for one

End of over 11 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 65/2 (RR: 5.90)
DR Smith    17* (26b 1x4)      P Awana    3-0-13-0
RG Sharma    11* (11b 1x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-11-0

"Smith is doing a social experiment, how long does it take for the Mumbai crowd to boo its own player." Jury, is he peeking a boo?

11.1

Gony to Smith, FOUR, short-arm pull. From middle and leg. Through square leg. That's his trademark

11.2

Gony to Smith, FOUR, chipped over extra cover. Smart shot. Gets under a length ball, doesn't want to hit a six, just clears the infield

11.3

Gony to Smith, 1 run, gets an inside edge onto the pad now. Takes a single

11.4

Gony to Sharma, FOUR, wide length ball, he has square-driven this to the left of Chawla at deep cover. Chawla misfields at deep cover. He is a worse fielder than a few 40 year olds in India

Piyush: "If a catch is dropped off my bowling i will misfield when others are bowling... School cricket..."

11.5

Gony to Sharma, 1 run, pushed into the off side for one

11.6

Gony to Smith, 1 run, fullish, on off, driven to long-off

End of over 12 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 80/2 (RR: 6.66)
DR Smith    27* (30b 3x4)      MS Gony    2-0-20-1
RG Sharma    16* (13b 2x4)      P Awana    3-0-13-0

Gaurav Manchanda: "Dwayne Smith is going to get "Nayi Soch" award for his slow batting at the top of the order."

Chawla is back into the attack

12.1

Chawla to Smith, SIX, Smith crosses 100-run strike rate with a brutal hit off Chawla. On a length, on off, slogged away 98 metres into the stands

Vikash: "Was Punjab waiting for Pune to drop Mitchell Marsh to take Shayn Marsh..."

12.2

Chawla to Smith, OUT, tossed up wide, away from Smith's reach, and he can't reach it properly. It skies off the toe end for long-on to take an easy catch

DR Smith c Miller b Chawla 33 (62m 32b 3x4 1x6) SR: 103.12

Kieron Pollard is the new man in. Good to see him come in ahead of Rayudu again

12.3

Chawla to Sharma, 1 run, full, on off, driven to long-on for one

"Waiting for Smith's half-Cowan!" Mangal, you won't get it

12.4

Chawla to Pollard, SIX, and he goes boom first ball. Full, on off, and he has smashed this straight back over his head for a flat six. "Kassa kai Mumbai," says Pollard

12.5

Chawla to Pollard, no run, flatter, on off, defended. Chawla had tossed it up after Smith hit the six. Not now

12.6

Chawla to Pollard, no run, flat and quick again, defended back to him

End of over 13 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 93/3 (RR: 7.15)
KA Pollard    6* (3b 1x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-24-1
RG Sharma    17* (14b 2x4)      MS Gony    2-0-20-1

David Hussey brings himself on

13.1

Hussey to Sharma, 1 run, full, flat, on leg, dug out for one

13.2

Hussey to Pollard, 2 runs, he has nearly holed out to a full toss. Hit too casually, but it doesn't carry to wide long-on

13.3

Hussey to Pollard, no run, Would Gilly have made this stumping? Full, Rohit plays over it, deflectes off his pad, and Gurkeerat fails to collect it

13.4

Hussey to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched to long-off for one

13.5

Hussey to Sharma, no run, full and fast again, pushed to point

13.6

Hussey to Sharma, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on. Just five off

End of over 14 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 98/3 (RR: 7.00)
RG Sharma    19* (17b 2x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0
KA Pollard    9* (6b 1x6)      PP Chawla    2-0-24-1

"What is a Cowan??? I was following the Zimbabwe-Bangladesh match yesterday and every over someone made a comment about a Cowan. Every time I sent a mail asking what it was, I never got the answer." Nikhil, a Cowan is when you have faced 100 balls. And it is named after Cowan because he faces 100 balls almost every innings without scoring too many. Don't get us wrong here, his facing 100 balls is important

14.1

Awana to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, wide, steered away to third man

Bandy: "Yes, Gilly would miss it as he wudnt have bowled Hussey!"

14.2

Awana to Pollard, 1 leg bye, short of a length, angling in, looks to work it to leg, is beaten, but gets the leg-bye

14.3

Awana to Sharma, 1 run, short of a length, steered away to third man for one

14.4

Awana to Pollard, no run, dug in short, Pollard doesn't pull because it has got about shoulder high

14.5

Awana to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed to mid-off for one

14.6

Awana to Sharma, no run, short of a length, widish, Sharma drives away from the body, and is beaten. Just nine off the last two overs

End of over 15 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 102/3 (RR: 6.80)
RG Sharma    21* (20b 2x4)      P Awana    4-0-16-0
KA Pollard    10* (9b 1x6)      DJ Hussey    1-0-5-0

15.1

Gony to Pollard, 1 run, on a length, on off, holds its line, hits the outside half of the bat for one

15.2

Gony to Sharma, FOUR, Sharma premeditates but executes well. Backs away, gets under a length ball, and lofts it over extra cover

15.3

Gony to Sharma, SIX, that's clobbered away. Sharma's 100th IPL six. Only two others have reached there. This is short of a length, but he stands upright and smashes this over midwicket. Way into the stands

Third man and fine leg in the circle

15.4

Gony to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball, full, on leg, Sharma defends it to leg for one

15.5

Gony to Pollard, no run, looks to cut this short ball, but finds point

15.6

Gony to Pollard, no run, slower ball, really full, nearly a yorker. Pollard is done in by it, and defends this back

End of over 16 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 114/3 (RR: 7.12)
KA Pollard    11* (12b 1x6)      MS Gony    3-0-32-1
RG Sharma    32* (23b 3x4 1x6)      P Awana    4-0-16-0

Gaurav Manchanda: "If Kings XI wins today then Gilchrist will get the "Nayi Soch" award for dropping himself."

Azhar Mahmood comes back

16.1

Azhar Mahmood to Sharma, FOUR, on a length, outside off, Sharma drives, gets an inside edge that goes between the stumps and the keeper for four. Unfortunate result, but should he bowling length?

milan: "Pollard started with a strike rate of 600 and now its below 100"

16.2

Azhar Mahmood to Sharma, 1 run, sets himself up for the midwicket slog, mis-hits this shortish delivery to midwicket for one

Mid-off comes up

16.3

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, 1 leg bye, short of a length, into the hips, Pollard misses, gets a leg-bye

16.4

Azhar Mahmood to Sharma, SIX, this is not going Mahmood's way. After that inside-edged four comes the top-edged six. Mahmood does everything right here. Follows Sharma, who is backing away, gets this bouncer over the shoulder, but when top edges fly for sixes, what do you do Jack?

16.5

Azhar Mahmood to Sharma, 1 run, yorker now, squeezed out for a single

Kevin Smith: "If Tendulker drop himself form next match, he will get "PADMA BHUSHAN, LIFE TIME NAYI SONCH ACHIVEMENT AWARD""

16.6

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, 1 run, on a length, on off, driven to long-on for one

End of over 17 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 128/3 (RR: 7.52)
KA Pollard    12* (14b 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-32-0
RG Sharma    44* (27b 4x4 2x6)      MS Gony    3-0-32-1

17.1

Gony to Pollard, 1 run, short of a length, middle and leg, heaved away to deep square leg for one

17.2

Gony to Sharma, SIX, slower ball, but nearly a half-volley, and Sharma drives inside-out. Not the best of connections, but it has cleared long-off

17.3

Gony to Sharma, 1 run, low full toss, dragged to deep midwicket for one

Purvesh: "@Kevin- And maybe the coveted "Bharat Ratna" too!!"

17.4

Gony to Pollard, no run, Pollard shapes up for the scoop behind square, Gony goes full and wide, wide of that white guide line, and beats Pollard. Not called a wide. I like that call

17.5

Gony to Pollard, 1 no ball, another played-on. That's three out of four. And Pollard has managed to drag a wide full toss onto the stumps. Hang on. This could be a no-ball. There is nothing in it. One angle says nothing is behind the line, the other says there could be a hair behind. I would hate to be the third umpire here. Called no-ball. This could be a game-changing delivery

17.5

Gony to Pollard, 1 wide, good bouncer on the free hit. Oh no, this is too high. Called a wide. The free hit stays

17.5

Gony to Pollard, 1 run, wide full toss, would have been called a wide, had Pollard not toe-ended this to long-off

17.6

Gony to Sharma, no run, Sharma backs away, Gony stays full and wide, and beats the wide

End of over 18 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 139/3 (RR: 7.72)
RG Sharma    51* (30b 4x4 3x6)      MS Gony    4-0-43-1
KA Pollard    14* (18b 1x6)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-32-0

Praveen Kumar comes back

18.1

Kumar to Pollard, FOUR, drilled. Praveen Kumar saves his life. This is just short of being a yorker, and he has smashed this back at PK, who ducks for cover. One bounce for four

18.2

Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to deep midwicket. PK and KP are standing next to each other and talking. Ends with a pat on PK's head

18.3

Kumar to Sharma, no run, Driven to extra cover, collected on the half-volley, but Pollard sends him back. They don't take the single even on the overthrow

18.4

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, Sharma charges, PK follows him, cramps him up, Sharma scoops this low full toss, but it doesn't carry to wide long-on

18.5

Kumar to Pollard, 1 run, wide half-volley, can't time it, gets a single off the inside half of the bat

18.6

Kumar to Sharma, 1 run, well finished. A yorker, gets just the single

Who will bowl this last over now? Don't tell me it is going to be Chawla

End of over 19 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 147/3 (RR: 7.73)
RG Sharma    53* (33b 4x4 3x6)      P Kumar    4-0-24-1
KA Pollard    20* (21b 1x4 1x6)      MS Gony    4-0-43-1

Hussey it is

19.1

Hussey to Sharma, SIX, and he tries to bowl full and fast and not let Sharma get under it, but he does get under it, and sends it for a six to long-on

19.2

Hussey to Sharma, no run, now gets the yorker right. Sharma can't do much to it

19.3

Hussey to Sharma, SIX, Sharma charges down, Hussey misses his length again, and gives him a high full toss, which he smacks into the second tier of the stands behind midwicket

19.4

Hussey to Sharma, 1 wide, Sharma backs away, Hussey wants to push this wide outside off, but he has bowled this too wide

19.4

Hussey to Sharma, SIX, this is short of a length, Sharma stands tall, and lofts this well over long-on. This over has been serious damage

19.5

Hussey to Sharma, FOUR, the third man is up. The third man is up. This is a wide length ball, Sharma slogs, gets a thick over, over third man it goes

19.6

Hussey to Sharma, FOUR, this would have been wides down the leg side had Sharma not smacked this past short fine leg for four. Most expensive last over in any IPL (thanks Shiva for this)

Twenty-seven off the last over. Seventy-two off last five. And Pollard hasn't even scored at a run a ball. All thanks to Sharma, who has scored 79 off 39. This is a huge total, and a demoralising charge for the bowling team. See you soon with the chase

End of over 20 (27 runs) Mumbai Indians 174/3
RG Sharma    79* (39b 6x4 6x6)      DJ Hussey    2-0-32-0
KA Pollard    20* (21b 1x4 1x6)      P Kumar    4-0-24-1
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Apr 29, 2013

Dhawal Kulkarni is applauded by team-mates after his final over, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2013, Mumbai, April 29, 2013

Dhawal Kulkarni is applauded by team-mates after his final over

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Apr 29, 2013

Praveen Kumar smashed a couple of sixes towards the end of the Kings XI innings, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2013, Mumbai, April 29, 2013

Praveen Kumar smashed a couple of sixes towards the end of the Kings XI innings

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