Indian Premier League - 43rd match

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians

Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 7 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)

Here we go then with Tendulkar and Smith at the crease and it's Karan Sharma to start things off. He's has quietly had a good IPL so far.

3.45 pm

Dean McHugh: "I cant understand why Mumbai have stuck with Dwayne Smith. His run rate was shocking in the last game. Ponting should have put himself back in. Smith take sup too many balls early on." With two man-of-the-match performances in the last three games, he definitely deserves a slightly longer go now, doesn't he?

Zaheerkhan: "hey suneer where is jp duminy. he is much better bat than sanga and white why he is not playing a single match" Not in India, injured.

Ryan: "@Suneer: Since the start of IPL how many times have you to tell the people that Duminy is injured? Must have made a century in that! :D"

Kausal Malladi: "Hey Suneer, be honest! When its Sachin vs Steyn wouldn't you be wanting to just enjoy watching that battle rather than commentating every ball?" It's more preferable though if it's a showcase in a Test match on a good, bouncy track.

3.40 pm

vikash: "Amit Mishra should be in fantasy league team...very under-rated player" Thanks for the tip mate, I might get him into my side!

chans: "@Vaibhav you mean against South Africa right? You might know he made his 200* in India and not in South Africa"

Beda: "44 degrees with 15% humidity here today. bowling under these conditions will be a test indeed!"

Hitesh Randhawa: "Haven't seen Sachin score a triple hundred in test matches yet...Somedae along with the above I wanna see Sachin score a century in a T20 match!!!!!" He's already done that mate!

3.35 pm

Vaibhav: "When sachin made his 200* runs in south africa..Steyn's bowling figures were 89 runs in 10 overs..How much is it gonna be today?"

Monish: "Rohit Sharma and Pragyan Ojha used to play for the Hyderabad franchise. Robin Singh was the coach of the Hyderabad franchise. MI even stole Andrew Symonds and Tirumalsetty Suman from us. Ambati Rayudu is from Hyderabad and even Dinesh Karthik speaks Telugu. #frustrated hyderabad fan" And yet Hyderabad have done well this season!

Avinash: "Hey Suneer! Shikhar Dawan or Tendulkar in my Fantasy team? I have one spot left. Now please don't be politically correct." For the one question I cannot afford to be politically incorrect you instruct me otherwise!

3.30 pm, Toss

Not too far away now.

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and decided to bat first. The track, according to Rohit, looks a tad drier than normal. Sangakkara says he would have batted first.

Both teams are playing the same 11 as their last game. Not too often has this happened this tournament.

3.20 pm

"Hi Suneer, how are u? how does it feel to be working on Labor Day? very bad if u ask me, if u feel the same we can trade the jobs ;)" asks a very cheeky Rachit. One of the occupational hazards of a fairly good job!

Rajagopalan: "Scorching heat out here in Hyderabad! Poor players!" Or are they?

Ashok: "Waiting for big hits Sachin. Sachin Vs Styen"

Ramdas Tarkar: "Sachin vs Steyn battle.....love to watch two biggies of cricket"

An exciting battle between the two is what we would like now, isn't it?

Kiran Nawathe: "Hi Suneer, Thanks for joining us early part of the Game. So any predictions from you today? Mine is SRH may give tough time to MI as usual. During previous seasons of IPL DC has done good against MI so will it be SRH this time? Even being a MI fan i presume today result could be different." No predictions from me mate, mine usually fall flat!

Vansh D: "Hope we are going to see another edition of my favourite couple Pondulkar today. Well ... let's hope they can trouble the scorer to a much larger extent today." If Ponting plays that is.

Paul Hart: "Good morning, looking forward to this as could b a cracker. Weather pleasantly nice here for a change! Is today the day we get a belter of an innings from the little master!?" Morning Paul, good to have you for company, cannot say the same about the weather here.

3.15 pm

It's May 1 and two games today in IPL 2013. In the first, the Sunrisers Hyderabad host the Mumbai Indians while the night match will have Raipur host Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in what will be the 44th game this season. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through both matches!

0.1

KV Sharma to Smith, FOUR, up and over for a four! what a start, fuller on the off stump and hit over the mid-off fielder for a fence-hitter!

0.2

KV Sharma to Smith, 2 runs, on a good length, quicker, angled in and it's defended to the leg side, they are able to get back for a second

0.3

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, this time defended off the back foot, back to the bowler

0.4

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, spins away from the batsman, some turn away, beats the batsman's outside edge

0.5

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, left alone this, and it was a top=spinner, misses the off-stump by a bit, some bounce too

0.6

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, tries to tuck it away to the leg side, but isn't able to, hits his pads

End of over 1 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
DR Smith    6* (6b 1x4)      KV Sharma    1-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)     

Rakesh: "I just don't understand Sanga's tactics, why hold back Steyn instead of asking him to go rampage with the new ball? He doesn't seem to remember how Dhoni took him apart last match. Give him the ball mate." Dale Steyn comes on now!

1.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, not very quick but on the money and defended on the front foot, back to the bowler

1.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, bit of swing away from the bat and it gets an edge through to the third-man for a single

1.3

Steyn to Smith, no run, on a good length and tapped to the off side, the ball did not come on to the bat I thought

1.4

Steyn to Smith, no run, on a length again and he was looking to play it on the front foot, again not too much pace on it and easily played to mid-on

1.5

Steyn to Smith, 1 run, on the middle stump line this time but full enough for Smith to flick it away to the deep square-leg region, the fielders in that position and they get only a single

1.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, through the covers this time, he adjusts to the slow nature of the delivery, opens the face of the bat but vitally finds the gap for a couple of runs

End of over 2 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Tendulkar    3* (3b)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0
DR Smith    7* (9b 1x4)      KV Sharma    1-0-6-0

Ishant comes on now

2.1

I Sharma to Smith, 1 run, shorter on length, 133.5 km/hr, but it came slowly on to the bat, he's able to work it away to the leg side for a single

2.2

I Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, comes down the track this time, attempts to disrupt his length but Ishant's done well to get it on the right channel and he can only tap it away to the off side

2.3

I Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the up this time, again the slowness of the ball did not help the batsman, hit uppishly but in the gap, a dive to his left restricts him to one

2.4

I Sharma to Smith, 1 no ball, oh no, a no-ball, which is defended away to the off side

Smith gets a chance to wind up now. Free Hit.

2.4

I Sharma to Smith, SIX, yep, that's how you unwind, he muscle it over the bowler's head and you hit it for a six! it was a length ball and he gives it his all, smacked it away!

2.5

I Sharma to Smith, no run, quicker this time and on a good length, pushes it to the off side but to the fielder

2.6

I Sharma to Smith, no run, does not bounce too much, it's on a good length yet again and on the off stump, defended into the covers

End of over 3 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 19/0 (RR: 6.33)
DR Smith    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    1-0-9-0
SR Tendulkar    4* (5b)      DW Steyn    1-0-4-0

Good over bar that no-ball that went for a six. Steyn's bowling now.

3.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, hit on the up, fluently hit to the cover region but is unable to pierce the gap, well played but not for runs

3.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, hit it away and for a four! what a shot! it was almost flicked away but with an intention of lofting it over the in-field, there was a fielder at deep square-leg and it was quite close to him, on his right, he misread it I think

3.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, aah, class! it was fuller on the leg-stump and the batsman goes through with a straight bat, smashes it over the bowler for a four!

3.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 wide, and now down the leg-side for a wide, he was attempting a quicker one here but loses his line

3.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, tucked it to the leg side for a couple now, this is to the left of the deep fielder there, and he is able to come back for two

3.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, fuller on the off stump and he leans into the drive, off the middle of the bat and to the mid-off fielder.

3.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 wide, another wide now, it's on the off side now! bouncer, outside the off and it looks to be inside the line, given wide though

3.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, finally ends the over, on the off stump, short of length, pushed to the mid-off fielder

End of over 4 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 31/0 (RR: 7.75)
SR Tendulkar    14* (11b 2x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-16-0
DR Smith    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    1-0-9-0

Joanna M: "If Suneer had 100 rupees for every time someone asked regarding Duminy and I had one rupee for every time I didn't get a comment published, I would still be 100 times richer. :D" And if I had a buck for every 100 comments that came in, I will need my entire life to count it.

4.1

I Sharma to Smith, no run, middle stump line and the batsman is able to tuck it away, again signs that the ball did not come on to the bat, pushed to short mid-wicket

4.2

I Sharma to Smith, 1 leg bye, on his pads and he was falling over to the off stump, gets hit on his pads, rolls over to the leg side for a single

4.3

I Sharma to Tendulkar, OUT, bowled him! Tendulkar's got out to one that he believes has kept a tad low but I feel it's more to do with the face that there was a gap between the bat and pad there that got exploited well by Ishant, short of length it was and sneaks through!

SR Tendulkar b I Sharma 14 (22m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Replays show that it was hitting almost the top of the stumps. Karthik comes in at three.

4.4

I Sharma to Karthik, no run, on his pads and Karthik was moving towards the off, gets hit on his pads and it rolls over to the leg side

4.5

I Sharma to Karthik, OUT, gone, loose shot, on the up and straight to the point fielder! it was on the off stump and short of length, tried to hit it on the up and it goes to point, simple catch, gone!

KD Karthik c KV Sharma b I Sharma 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Karthik was having problems with the sight-screen before he got out.

4.6

I Sharma to Sharma, no run, ooh, almost an edge, misses the outside half of the bat as the captain looks to play on the front foot, well bowled sir!

End of over 5 (1 run, wicket maiden) Mumbai Indians 32/2 (RR: 6.40)
RG Sharma    0* (1b)      I Sharma    2-1-9-2
DR Smith    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    2-0-16-0

Perera to bowl now.

Deepak: "@Joanna: As a PhD student, I feel getting a comment published in Cricinfo is much difficult than getting your research paper published. As a cricket fan, getting a comment published on cricinfo is priceless!"

5.1

Perera to Smith, no run, begins with one that's short of length and defended back to the bowler

5.2

Perera to Smith, 1 run, on his pads and it's tucked away to the leg side, they are through for a single

5.3

Perera to Sharma, no run, slower from the bowler, or it came on slower off the track, Rohit defends it to the off side

5.4

Perera to Sharma, no run, and another straight-batted defensive stroke, played to the off side

5.5

Perera to Sharma, FOUR, driven on the up and superbly driven through the point region, there was some width there and easily played away, a graceful stroke too

5.6

Perera to Sharma, FOUR, another four, well-timed and beats the mid-on fielder! it was fullish from the bowler but did not come on too well, Rohit was looking to drive it straight, was in the air but eludes the mid-on fielder

End of over 6 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/2 (RR: 6.83)
RG Sharma    8* (5b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    1-0-9-0
DR Smith    15* (18b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    2-1-9-2

6.1

I Sharma to Smith, no run, almost another! he gets one to nip slightly away from the batsman, who was looking to defend it off the front foot, beats the outside edge through to the keeper

6.2

I Sharma to Smith, no run, and this time he comes closer to the middle stump, it's defended off the back foot to the leg side

6.3

I Sharma to Smith, no run, and another one defended back to the bowler, it was on a length and he was looking to play forward, done well to play it with a straight bat

6.4

I Sharma to Smith, no run, this one he gets it slightly further up to the bat, he pushes it to mid-off but without too much power on that shot

Hitesh Randhawa: "Looks like all the Sharma's (Rohit Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Ishant Sharma, Karan Sharma) have been having a decent IPL... Pardon me if missed out on any other Sharma :-):-):-)"

6.5

I Sharma to Smith, no run, outside the off stump and Smith has done something he would have probably not done often in this format, shouldered arms in the seventh over of the game

6.6

I Sharma to Smith, 1 run, outside edge through to the third-man for a single, the only run that over

End of over 7 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 42/2 (RR: 6.00)
DR Smith    16* (24b 1x4 1x6)      I Sharma    3-1-10-2
RG Sharma    8* (5b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    1-0-9-0

7.1

KV Sharma to Smith, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and not too much turn on that one, driven through the covers for a single

7.2

KV Sharma to Sharma, no run, pushed to the off side, to the short cover region, straight to the fielder

7.3

KV Sharma to Sharma, no run, fuller from the bowler this time, driven well but again to one of the in-field players on the off side

7.4

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, up to the bat, and driven down to long-off for a single

7.5

KV Sharma to Smith, FOUR, finally hits it off the middle, finally hits it hard and finally it goes to the fence! was on a good length and Smith times it over the bowler for a four

7.6

KV Sharma to Smith, 1 run, slow turn away from the batsman and easily cut away to the deep fielder for a single

End of over 8 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 49/2 (RR: 6.12)
DR Smith    22* (27b 2x4 1x6)      KV Sharma    2-0-13-0
RG Sharma    9* (8b 2x4)      I Sharma    3-1-10-2

Rajeev: "@Deepak: Once Sir Ravindra Jadeja posted a comment in cricinfo. Comment was not posted. oops!! even Jadeja cannot post his comment on cricinfo." A mandatory Sir joke for the day. Mishra comes in now

8.1

Mishra to Smith, no run, slower, flighted up and defended back to the bowler

8.2

Mishra to Smith, 1 run, quicker on the pads, flicked away to the leg side for a single

8.3

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, on the off and turning away from the bat, he turns it towards the long-on against the spin, could have taken a leading edge there, misfielded by Mishra

8.4

Mishra to Smith, no run, turn from Mishra and defended off the back foot to the off side

8.5

Mishra to Smith, 1 run, fuller and defends on the front foot, pushes it to the covers and they are away for a quick single

A lot of people including Sanjeev Singh: "@Hitesh: Rahul Sharma :)"

8.6

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, not as full this time and it's driven down to long-off for a single

It's Time-out time now.

End of over 9 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 53/2 (RR: 5.88)
RG Sharma    11* (10b 2x4)      A Mishra    1-0-4-0
DR Smith    24* (31b 2x4 1x6)      KV Sharma    2-0-13-0

Amlan: "@ Hitesh : How can you forget Joginder Sharma ?? He's also faring well by sitting out of the IPL !! ;)"

Karan Sharma with the 10th over.

9.1

KV Sharma to Sharma, 2 runs, very full from Karan and Rohit is able to easily drill it away through the extra-cover region for a couple of runs

Spirits: "@Suneer I give up man! I had a very interesting and genuine question on whether Sunrisers Jersey was sporting a phoenix or an eagle! I wonder if I should go pray everyday to get my comment published!"

9.2

KV Sharma to Sharma, 2 runs, outside edge to one that turns away from the bat, hits the keeper's pads on it's way through to short third-man

9.3

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, fuller and driven to long-on for a single, he's getting some turn here for sure

9.4

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, quicker but still there's spin, he's quickly on to the back foot and defended back to the bowler

9.5

KV Sharma to Smith, 1 run, tries to go over the top, does not hit the middle of the bat and it falls short of the deep mid-wicket fielder

9.6

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, taps it through the covers for another single to get Rohit across

End of over 10 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 60/2 (RR: 6.00)
RG Sharma    17* (14b 2x4)      KV Sharma    3-0-20-0
DR Smith    25* (33b 2x4 1x6)      A Mishra    1-0-4-0

If I remember correctly, this was the total Mumbai had after 10 last game. They smashed away after that. This does not look that kind of a pitch though.

10.1

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, shorter in length and pushes it down the ground for a single

10.2

Mishra to Smith, SIX, dropped! what a sitter tipped over the long-off fence by Ishant! he was very inside the fence and had to move back, got the hand on it, misjudged and tips it over

10.3

Mishra to Smith, 1 run, bit of a leading edge and it runs down to long-off for a single

10.4

Mishra to Sharma, no run, defended back to the bowler this time

10.5

Mishra to Sharma, no run, wants to drive it through the covers, does not get it off the middle, through to the covers

10.6

Mishra to Sharma, 1 run, stands up tall and punches it down the ground for a single to long-off

End of over 11 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 69/2 (RR: 6.27)
RG Sharma    19* (18b 2x4)      A Mishra    2-0-13-0
DR Smith    32* (35b 2x4 2x6)      KV Sharma    3-0-20-0

11.1

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, on the leg stump and pushed down to long-on for a single

11.2

KV Sharma to Smith, 1 run, fullish from the bowler and he was looking to drive it down, gets an outside edge through to the covers for a single

11.3

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, shimmy down the pitch from Rohit and drives it all the way on the ground to long-on for a single

11.4

KV Sharma to Smith, 1 run, shorter in length and punched down to long-on for a single

11.5

KV Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, shorter in length and cut it away to the deep point fielder for a single

11.6

KV Sharma to Smith, no run, almost a run-out, he was looking to tip and run, but slipped on his way back, luckily he was not too far down the pitch before he decided there was no run on that one!

End of over 12 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 74/2 (RR: 6.16)
DR Smith    34* (38b 2x4 2x6)      KV Sharma    4-0-25-0
RG Sharma    22* (21b 2x4)      A Mishra    2-0-13-0

12.1

Mishra to Sharma, OUT, and gone this time, Mishra's taken a wicket and Ishant's taken a catch! it was floated up by Mishra and he goes for a massive shot over the long-off fielder, does not time it too well, straight to the fielder!

RG Sharma c I Sharma b Mishra 22 (29m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pollard at five.

12.2

Mishra to Pollard, no run, an appeal for an lbw, that was a googly, beats the batsman and hits the pads, was probably, just probably going over!

12.3

Mishra to Pollard, 1 run, a slightly poor delivery to follow it up, down the leg side and he's able to tuck it away to the leg side for a single

12.4

Mishra to Smith, FOUR, smashed away, slog swept to the deep mid-wicket region for a four! there was a fielder there and beats him easily!

12.5

Mishra to Smith, OUT, and another one! Mishra takes another, his second and 90th in IPL, he was looking to sweep it, was too full to sweep and the umpire reckons it's hit the pads in front of the stumps! Replays show it has come off the glove on to the pads!

DR Smith lbw b Mishra 38 (60m 40b 3x4 2x6) SR: 95.00

Mishra now moves to the top of the wicket-taking table in IPL cricket. Rayadu comes on now.

12.6

Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, shorter in length, or probably made it shorter by playing off the back foot, punched to the long-on fielder for a single

End of over 13 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 80/4 (RR: 6.15)
AT Rayudu    1* (1b)      A Mishra    3-0-19-2
KA Pollard    1* (2b)      KV Sharma    4-0-25-0

13.1

Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, on his pads and easily tucked away to the leg side for a single

Rama: "@Spirits I think its Phoenix - as that's the mythological bird associated with Sun and also symbolizes "renewal" in general being said to be raised from ashes. (If you consider Deccan Chargers as ashes) ;)"

Dushyant Garg: "I always consider Mishra as much better prospect than Chawla! I guess he is Manoj Tiwary of bowling department!"

13.2

Perera to Pollard, no run, on the middle stump, not allowing him room to free his arms and taking pace off it too, pushes it to mid-wicket

13.3

Perera to Pollard, 1 run, short of length from the bowler, he stands up tall and pushes it down to long-on for a single

13.4

Perera to Rayudu, no run, another one that's on the length and its pushed back to the bowler

13.5

Perera to Rayudu, no run, outside the off stump and enough width to free his arms, tries to cut it away, but straight to the fielder

13.6

Perera to Rayudu, 2 wides, very wide outside the off and to add to that woe, Sanga misses it too, a couple of extras added to the score

13.6

Perera to Pollard, no run, and a very good ball to end the over, yorker length and he need to get his bat down in a hurry to dig it out, goes through to the keeper

End of over 14 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/4 (RR: 6.00)
KA Pollard    2* (5b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-13-0
AT Rayudu    2* (4b)      A Mishra    3-0-19-2

Ishant comes back.

14.1

I Sharma to Rayudu, no run, shorter in length and it's pushed to the off side

14.2

I Sharma to Rayudu, 2 runs, slightly outside the off stump and he's able to open the face of the bat and guide it through the backward point region for a couple of runs, Mishra does a good job in the field, which is not what Ishant did when he dropped one off Mishra

14.3

I Sharma to Rayudu, 1 run, short of length and pulled away to the leg side, does not come on to the bat and gets him only a single

Martin Jose: "@Dushyant Garg: Both Misra and Chawla were in the same boat when chances were given in international cricket..You need match winning performances for national team to keep a guaranteed place"

14.4

I Sharma to Pollard, no run, another one that's dug shorter but outside the off stump, wants to pull it away, the ball fails to arrive as quickly as he would have liked and it rolls over to the leg side

14.5

I Sharma to Pollard, 1 run, walks down the pitch and tries thwack it away, can get it away to the mid-wicket region for a single

14.6

I Sharma to Rayudu, 1 run, fuller, slower and he had to suddenly wait for it before pushing it into the covers for a single

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 89/4 (RR: 5.93)
AT Rayudu    6* (8b)      I Sharma    4-1-15-2
KA Pollard    3* (7b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-13-0

15.1

Steyn to Rayudu, no run, fullish from him, and did I spot a bit of deviation back into the batsman, pushed to the covers

Vinay: "When they are spending a lot of money on other departments why don't they use experienced umpires for ipl. Umpiring is really ridiculous in this ipl."

15.2

Steyn to Rayudu, FOUR, short, wide and cracks it through the backward point area for a four, there was some width there and he takes full advantage of that one

15.3

Steyn to Rayudu, no run, and this time he compensates by getting it very close to his pads, is only able to tap it away to mid-wicket

15.4

Steyn to Rayudu, 1 run, and a quick bouncer from Steyn, 146.3 km/hr and he was looking to almost evade it, gets some bat on it in the attempt to fend it away, goes through to the third-man area

15.5

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, fuller from the bowler and pushed down to long-on for a single, another delivery bowled at 147.4 km/hr

15.6

Steyn to Rayudu, no run, fullish from Steyn and driven well to mid-off, but straight and quickly to him and cannot take a single

End of over 16 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 95/4 (RR: 5.93)
AT Rayudu    11* (13b 1x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-22-0
KA Pollard    4* (8b)      I Sharma    4-1-15-2

It's Time-out time and Mumbai Indians haven't touched six an over. Four more overs, one from Mishra, one from Steyn and a couple from Perera. Who will they go after on this very slow pitch?

Of course, they have Sammy too. Anand: "Please some one remind sanga that Sammy is having the bowling capability!!"

16.1

Mishra to Pollard, no run, and he tries to go over the top, beats him off the wrong 'un and does not connect, was looking to go over the in-field, misses

16.2

Mishra to Pollard, no run, and again! this was the leggie and he was looking to play it over the off but the turn defeats him

16.3

Mishra to Pollard, 1 run, fuller and quicker, not too much of an arm movement from the batsman and it goes on the bounce to the long-on

16.4

Mishra to Rayudu, 2 runs, goes inside out and is easily able to play it through the covers for a couple of runs, well bowled and equally well played

16.5

Mishra to Rayudu, no run, and he pauses in his action before delivering that, bit of an Ashwin there, defended it to the off side

16.6

Mishra to Rayudu, 2 runs, tries to go over the top but does not get it off the middle of the bat, bit of the bottom and it flies off to the wide long-off region for a couple

End of over 17 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 100/4 (RR: 5.88)
AT Rayudu    15* (16b 1x4)      A Mishra    4-0-24-2
KA Pollard    5* (11b)      DW Steyn    3-0-22-0

Sreekanth: "Fact is Indian Umpiring standards are not great, that's there isn't even one in the Elite Panel. Maybe IPL will give them the necessary experience to get better?"

17.1

Perera to Pollard, 1 run, very full and with a round-arm action, he did not have room to free his arms and drills it hard into the ground for a single over the bowler

17.2

Perera to Rayudu, FOUR, slower ball and picked well by the batsman, pulled it away over the mid-wicket for a four, well played that

17.3

Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and he drives it to extra-cover for a single

Kaushal Vaddiraj: "Is there a reason why Sammy is not bowling???"

17.4

Perera to Pollard, 1 run, he was trying the yorker there and gets it very full, hits the inside edge of the bat and hits the pads, there was some in-swinging reverse as well

17.5

Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, goes down the track and pushes it to the off side for a single

Sachin: "Pollard--- 6 off 12 balls.. are we playing on sand pitch....????" Not quite but it isn't the easiest by any stretch.

17.6

Perera to Pollard, no run, and another well-bowled yorker which Pollard tries to smash over some place, does not get any bat on it

End of over 18 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 108/4 (RR: 6.00)
KA Pollard    7* (14b)      NLTC Perera    3-0-21-0
AT Rayudu    21* (19b 2x4)      A Mishra    4-0-24-2

18.1

Steyn to Rayudu, 1 run, fast, in-dipping yorker, taps it away to the leg side for a single

18.2

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, and another one! well bowled yorker that almost takes his shin off, got some bat on it and goes straight to square-leg for a quickly taken single

18.3

Steyn to Rayudu, 1 run, was moving around in his crease and tucks it away to the leg side for a single

18.4

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run, another one that's so full that it's very difficult to get him away, can only tap it to the leg side and away they go for a single

18.5

Steyn to Rayudu, 1 run, this is good bowling from Steyn, very full, very straight and very fast, no chance for the batsmen to get it anywhere but straight and for a single

18.6

Steyn to Pollard, no run, whoa and he was looking to scoop it over fineleg, misses and it's hit his pads, Steyn appeals hard, then fields the ball and appeals again! The umpire has already said no, probably because it's hitting outside the off and Steyn has his hands on his mouth in surprise!

End of over 19 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 113/4 (RR: 5.94)
KA Pollard    9* (17b)      DW Steyn    4-0-27-0
AT Rayudu    24* (22b 2x4)      NLTC Perera    3-0-21-0

19.1

Perera to Rayudu, (no ball) 1 run, full-toss and that's been given a no-ball for being over the waistline, pulled away to the leg side for a single

19.1

Perera to Pollard, 1 run, and another one that is so full that the batsman cannot get it away, only back down to the ground for a single

19.2

Perera to Rayudu, no run, he tries to walk away to the off side and scoop it over the fine-leg fielder but it's too quick and goes through to the keeper, between the batsman and the stumps

19.3

Perera to Rayudu, FOUR, finally a four! it was on a length and outside the off, he hits it inside out, through wide long-off for a four

19.4

Perera to Rayudu, FOUR, what a shot! there was no deep fielder on the off side and the batsman was looking to go across the off side and hit it over the leg-side, the ball was wide outside the off and he slices it over the in-field!

19.5

Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, full-toss and smacked hard, bit straight to the fielder at long-off for a single, well fielded by Steyn

19.6

Perera to Pollard, FOUR, and the third four of the over, it was very full and slightly wide, probably made more so by the moving Pollard, driven through the wide long-off fielder for a four! Steyn dives to the left and makes a valiant attempt but misses

16 from the last over, how crucial will that be. Last game against Punjab, it was the last over from Hussey that made a lot of difference, will it happen again? Not the easiest of wickets to bat on, so the target of 130 will need some good batting. Back in 10 for the chase.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/4
KA Pollard    14* (19b 1x4)      NLTC Perera    4-0-37-0
AT Rayudu    34* (27b 4x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-27-0
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May 1, 2013

Kieron Pollard is tended to after injuring his finger, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Hyderabad, May 1, 2013

Kieron Pollard is tended to after injuring his finger

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Harbhajan Singh celebrates a wicket with team mates, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL, Hyderabad, May 1, 2013

Harbhajan Singh celebrates a wicket with team mates

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