Indian Premier League, 66th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai, May 15, 2013
Mumbai Indians won by 14 runs
15 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)

Maxwell and Tare opening the innings for Mumbai. Chavan with the ball.

7.55 pm

ankur: "Karthik opening today for MI's can prove to be interesting for India regarding their quest in Champions Trophy. He can deal with the new ball and provide an alternative(to M Vijay) as an opener along with Dhawan!!! Is anyone listening"

Ram: "Oh No again the same colour jerseys.. poor spectators they will get confused for sure"

Ramesh M Nair: "Crowd may be disappointed, little master not in the field tonight but they will enjoy this big event for sure with pollard and watson storms." The crowds itself seem disappointing.

7.30 pm, Toss

Shifting tabs and I am here to have you the toss for the game between the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid at the toss.

Dravid has won the toss and Rajasthan have decided they will bowl first. Rohit says he would have batted first anyway.

Sachin Tendulkar misses out because of a tendon problem. Aditya Tare comes in. Dwayne Smith's been dropped too and Glenn Maxwell's got his second chance.

0.1

Chavan to Maxwell, no run, fuller on the middle stump and it's pushed back to the bowler

0.2

Chavan to Maxwell, no run, keeps it up to the bat from round the stumps and Maxwell defends it back to the bowler

0.3

Chavan to Maxwell, no run, quicker and on the pads, was looking to play it round the corner, hits the pads

0.4

Chavan to Maxwell, 1 run, slows it down, bit of turn away from the batsman and he guides it to backward point for a single

0.5

Chavan to Tare, 1 run, on the back foot and taps it through to deep mid-wicket for a single

0.6

Chavan to Maxwell, no run, goes for the reverse slog, but for one, it's very slow coming on to the bat and then it turns away from the batsman, beats him

End of over 1 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 2/0 (RR: 2.00)

    • GJ Maxwell 1 (5b)
    • AP Tare 1 (1b)
    • AA Chavan 1-0-2-0

James Faulkner comes on.

1.1

Faulkner to Tare, 1 run, outside the off stump, on a length and a bit of bounce, he was looking to crack it through the covers, gets an inside edge to fine-leg for a single

Vivek: "I love the aggressiveness of this guy Maxwell.. no stepping back for him..."

1.2

Faulkner to Maxwell, no run, and now he wants to send him into the Arabian Sea, was on a length outside the off stump and he was looking to hoick it away, beats the outside edge

1.3

Faulkner to Maxwell, no run, and again, this time he was looking to hit it straighter but gets no touch on the bat, was slightly fuller but angling away and he misses

julian : "Commentators keep on saying like, he is seeing the ball like football, pathan was also seeing the ball like football so he kicked the ball"

1.4

Faulkner to Maxwell, SIX, slower one, full-toss and this time he connects, it did not come out properly from JF and he was easily able to spank it over the long-on area for a six

1.5

Faulkner to Maxwell, no run, misses again, bowls a quicker one and on a length, for the fourth time in the over he was looking to smash it away, beats the outside edge

1.6

Faulkner to Maxwell, 1 run, top-edged and landed between three fielders, third-man was the closest to it but the slip and the point fielder was also going for it, in the end they get a single, what an over that!

End of over 2 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • GJ Maxwell 8 (10b 1x6)
    • AP Tare 2 (2b)
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-8-0
    • AA Chavan 1-0-2-0
2.1

Chavan to Maxwell, SIX, short, slow and Maxwell's rocked back and smashed it over mid-wicket for a six, missed four, hit two

2.2

Chavan to Maxwell, 2 runs, and again, this was outside the off stump, was looking to hoick it away but not off the middle of the bat, couple of runs to the left of deep mid-wicket

2.3

Chavan to Maxwell, SIX, and now it's been smashed over the bowler's head for a six! it was fuller and Maxwell's tonking them away, over the bowler for a max!

2.4

Chavan to Maxwell, no run, shortens his length, on the middle stump and wants to cut it away, not off the middle to the short cover

2.5

Chavan to Maxwell, 1 run, and he is not holding back, was going down the track to smack it over the in-field, gets an inside edge that runs away to fine-leg for a single

2.6

Chavan to Tare, no run, quicker and flatter, patted to the off side and not for a run

End of over 3 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/0 (RR: 8.33)

    • AP Tare 2 (3b)
    • GJ Maxwell 23 (15b 3x6)
    • AA Chavan 2-0-17-0
    • JP Faulkner 1-0-8-0

Dan: "@Ram: Tip for the spectators. The guys with the bats are from the batting team."

Anuj Sharma: "Maxwell with license to thrill today:)"

Watson comes in.

3.1

Watson to Maxwell, no run, very full, very straight and there's a lot of respect in that defensive stroke to the off side

3.2

Watson to Maxwell, OUT, gone, lbw, Watson's got his fellow Aussie here! it was on the middle stump and swinging back into the batsman, he was looking to jam his bat down quickly but it seems to have escaped it and hit the back thigh, the umpire thought for many a seconds before giving it. Watson's given him a nice, little farewell too.

GJ Maxwell lbw b Watson 23 (12m 17b 0x4 3x6) SR: 135.29

3.3

Watson to Karthik, 1 leg bye, bounce from Watson, was shorter in length but that's got Karthik hopping, hits his pads and they go for a leg-bye

3.4

Watson to Tare, 1 run, was trying to play across yet again and does not connect, rolls over to the off side and a single

3.5

Watson to Karthik, no run, and he flays at it, misses, beaten! was on a length and wanted to crack it through the off side, there was bit of an out-swing there and goes through

3.6

Watson to Karthik, no run, good length outside the off stump, defended off the middle of the bat, rolls over to the off side

End of over 4 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 27/1 (RR: 6.75)

    • KD Karthik 0 (3b)
    • AP Tare 3 (4b)
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-1
    • AA Chavan 2-0-17-0

Azahar: "There was a edge? Why Rauf is in so much hurry?" Personally I don't think so. May have hit the front foot and then the back.

4.1

Chavan to Tare, no run, fuller from round the stumps, tapped back to the bowler

4.2

Chavan to Tare, no run, goes down the track to slog it away but it's a tad slower and beats the advancing stroke, hits his pads

4.3

Chavan to Tare, FOUR, outside the leg stump and this gives him the license to smack it away, gets enough bat on it and rolls away to fine-leg for a four

4.4

Chavan to Tare, FOUR, and slogged away yet again for a four, this was slower and fuller from round the stumps but he stopped the shot and deposits it in front of square

4.5

Chavan to Tare, no run, tries to cut it away but can get it away only to the backward point fielder, Hodge does well

4.6

Chavan to Tare, no run, shorter, slower and that's cut hard but again straight to the fielder at point fielder

End of over 5 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 35/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • AP Tare 11 (10b 2x4)
    • KD Karthik 0 (3b)
    • AA Chavan 3-0-25-0
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-1

Jay: "@Dan : After seeing some foot action in previous game, it is quite acceptable to get concerned with the same jersey as in football."

5.1

Watson to Karthik, 1 wide, down the leg side that's been kept well there, was a wide alright but could have easily slipped away for five wides like what we saw in the Pune game, a diving keeper makes a good stop to his left

5.1

Watson to Karthik, no run, comes down the track and takes it on the full, taps it to the off side

Vismaya: "@Dan, What when a batsman drops his bat and someone from the fielding side picks it up. Thats when the confusion starts for the spectators."

5.2

Watson to Karthik, FOUR, it's another shimmy down the track and this time Karthik gets it off the middle of the bat, a good tap down through mid-off for a four

5.3

Watson to Karthik, 1 leg bye, quicker, on a length and angling back into the batsman, he was quickly on his back foot looking to tuck it away, hits him on his pads and there's an appeal, not given, drifting down

5.4

Watson to Tare, no run, length ball on the off stump and he's on the back foot, tapping it back

5.5

Watson to Tare, 2 runs, wow, that's been given a serious hammer, it was fullish in length and he absolutely smashed it, went straight to Cooper at mid-on, who makes a mess of it and allows them to take a couple, takes a stinging blow on his finger too

5.6

Watson to Tare, SIX, shot, that's a very good one, fuller on the leg stump and he's driven it over the long-on region for a six, hit off the middle of the bat that one!

End of over 6 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 49/1 (RR: 8.16)

    • AP Tare 19 (13b 2x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 4 (6b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 2-0-14-1
    • AA Chavan 3-0-25-0

Binny with the ball.

prads: "I am wondering if any one ever watched a test match here! They all wear whites and how come no body raised a question then?"

6.1

Binny to Karthik, 1 run, on the off stump line and he opens the face of the bat through to third-man for a single

6.2

Binny to Tare, FOUR, wow, what a shot! that was superbly timed, fuller outside the off stump and there was a long-off in place, it goes to his left and he fails to get close to it

6.3

Binny to Tare, 1 run, and off the middle of the bat yet again, fuller on the off stump, pushes it to the off side where the short cover misfields

6.4

Binny to Karthik, 1 run, on a length outside the off and swinging away, driven down to long-off for a single

Suresh Komakula: "Watto was selected as batsman for prev Test series due to injury but in IPL that doesn't apply? He can also bowl in IPL so that injury applies to only international cricket? Am I missing something here?" The fact that he was injured earlier and did not bowl the first few games in the IPL too.

6.5

Binny to Tare, no run, and hes dropped! Dravid's spilled a sitter! shorter in length and he wanted to pull it away, goes straight to him at short mid-wicket, and it's spilled

6.6

Binny to Tare, FOUR, another one shorter in length and this time he gets it off the meat of the bat, smacked over the in-field and through wide long-on for a four

End of over 7 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 60/1 (RR: 8.57)

    • AP Tare 28 (17b 4x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 6 (8b 1x4)
    • STR Binny 1-0-11-0
    • SR Watson 2-0-14-1

Tambe comes in now to bowl to his fellow Mumbai players.

7.1

Tambe to Karthik, 1 wide, outside the off stump, flatter and it's far wide outside the off

7.1

Tambe to Karthik, 1 run, shorter in length and tucked away to the leg side for a single

7.2

Tambe to Tare, 2 runs, not very short, was on a length but turning away from the batsman who rocks back quickly and cuts it through to deep point for a couple of runs

7.3

Tambe to Tare, 1 run, on his pads, fuller and that's tapped away to deep square-leg for a single

Nagarjuna: "This is what makes me look down upon IPL. Dropped catches, bizarre umpiring and unasked for drama! Substandard cricket, if you ask me, putting aside the fun offered."

7.4

Tambe to Karthik, no run, ooh, beaten, that was on a length and it spins sharply away from the bat, beats the outside edge

7.5

Tambe to Karthik, no run, and this is down the leg side, beats the batsman and not given a wide, probably came off the pads

7.6

Tambe to Karthik, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and driven down to long-on for a single

End of over 8 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 66/1 (RR: 8.25)

    • KD Karthik 8 (12b 1x4)
    • AP Tare 31 (19b 4x4 1x6)
    • PV Tambe 1-0-6-0
    • STR Binny 1-0-11-0

Cooper now comes on.

Time-out now.

Amjad: "This if first time I've seen this lad Tare batting, and boy has he impressed me. Exclusive timing, plays spin and pace equally good, superb foot work, has got all like Rahane to be a world class player, except Selectors' and coaches' attention."

monkeyiq: "Sorry to say, but Dravid has been guilty of shoddy fielding on too many occasions this ipl." He's definitely dropped a couple this season.

Santosh Kumar: "@Suneer don't call that sitter,it was really hit hard and was tough one."

8.1

Cooper to Karthik, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to long-off for a single

8.2

Cooper to Tare, FOUR, that's an attempted slower ball, in fact it was slow alright but the direction was woefully off, on the middle and fuller, swivels away to fine-leg for a four

8.3

Cooper to Tare, 1 run, quicker outside the off stump, on a length and driven through to deep cover for a single

8.4

Cooper to Karthik, 1 run, on a length, outside the off stump and tapped down to long-on for a single

8.5

Cooper to Tare, no run, fuller from the bowler and he looks to hit it really hard, goes back to the bowler who stops it on his follow-through

8.6

Cooper to Tare, no run, slows down the pace and shortens the length, wants to cut it hard but can only tap it to point

End of over 9 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 73/1 (RR: 8.11)

    • AP Tare 36 (23b 5x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 10 (14b 1x4)
    • KK Cooper 1-0-7-0
    • PV Tambe 1-0-6-0

Ram: "@Nagarjuna. These days dropped catches, bizarre umpiring are part of international cricket. Standard of cricket as a whole has gone down a notch compared to a decade ago."

9.1

Tambe to Karthik, 1 run, tosses it up and he was going down the track, gets bit of an inside edge through to the leg side for a single

9.2

Tambe to Tare, no run, fuller outside the off stump and driven back to the left of the bowler, tumbling stop

9.3

Tambe to Tare, 2 runs, was looking to go back and cut it away, this time he misses getting it off the middle, there an appeal for an lbw but its come off the bat, they get a single, after which there's an overthrow at the bowler's end

9.4

Tambe to Tare, 1 run, wanted to slog it away, gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single

9.5

Tambe to Karthik, FOUR, top-edged for a four, there was no fine-leg in place, the fielder was inside the circle, he sweeps it away and it goes off the edge over short fine-leg

9.6

Tambe to Karthik, no run, wants to sweep it away, but its slower and he misses it, beaten

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 81/1 (RR: 8.10)

    • KD Karthik 15 (17b 2x4)
    • AP Tare 39 (26b 5x4 1x6)
    • PV Tambe 2-0-14-0
    • KK Cooper 1-0-7-0

Good start for Mumbai so far. Faulkner is on

10.1

Faulkner to Tare, FOUR, wow, what power, it's a slower one from JF and fuller outside the off stump, Tare drills it through to wide long-off for a four

10.2

Faulkner to Tare, FOUR, and again! it was on a length and the long-off was brought into the circle at mid-off, he manages to get it over that fielder for a four

Long-off is back in place.

10.3

Faulkner to Tare, 1 run, full-toss, quicker outside the off stump and that's drilled through to the deep cover fielder for a single

10.4

Faulkner to Karthik, 1 run, on a length and angling away from the batsman, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

Gautham: "@Ram: It is not true that standard of cricket has gone down. These days tougher chances are expected to be caught. A decade ago, noone would have tried to take the catches that Pollard regularly does at the boundary rope. I would say that our expectations have gone up these days."

10.5

Faulkner to Tare, 2 runs, slower on his pads and that's flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single, he rushed back to get his second and the throw from Cooper is right next to the stumps but he seems to be in. Third umpire concurs and that's brought up his 50, a good innings this.

Tim: "Some people are blinded by nostalgia. Dropped catches and bizarre umpiring have been a staple of the game since the 1850s"

10.6

Faulkner to Tare, 1 run, yorker length this and he can only dig it out to third-man for a single

End of over 11 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 94/1 (RR: 8.54)

    • AP Tare 51 (31b 7x4 1x6)
    • KD Karthik 16 (18b 2x4)
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-21-0
    • PV Tambe 2-0-14-0
11.1

Tambe to Tare, 1 run, on his pads and easily nudged away to deep mid-wicket for a single

Samson: "Now it's a pleasant problem for MI. What are they going to do when Sachin is back in the squad? Well played, Tare!"

11.2

Tambe to Karthik, 1 run, whoa, that's been taken from being very full and almost from the middle stump, sweeps it to short fine-leg

11.3

Tambe to Tare, 1 run, wants to slog it away yet again, gets bit of an inside edge for a single

11.4

Tambe to Karthik, FOUR, slogged away for a four! that was fuller, bowled from very behind the popping crease and it does not look like Karthik's got it off the middle, still beats the outfield easily

11.5

Tambe to Karthik, OUT, and now he's caught! wanted to slog sweep it yet again, this time it's been hit to the deep mid-wicket fielder, where Samson takes a good tumbling catch to send back Karthik

KD Karthik c Samson b Tambe 21 (37m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

11.6

Tambe to Tare, FOUR, missed, stumping missed there, difficult alright but it has to count as a chance, he was looking to go down the track and gets bit of an edge, the keeper does not get a glove there and it's gone for a four

End of over 12 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 105/2 (RR: 8.75)

    • AP Tare 57 (34b 8x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 0 (0b)
    • PV Tambe 3-0-25-1
    • JP Faulkner 2-0-21-0

Cooper to bowl. Rohit at four.

12.1

Cooper to Sharma, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, tapped down to long-on for a single

12.2

Cooper to Tare, 2 runs, powerfully hit yet again, on a length outside the off and punched down the ground for a couple of runs, Faulkner comes across tidies up

12.3

Cooper to Tare, no run, slows down the pace, it's outside the off stump and beats him

12.4

Cooper to Tare, OUT, chipped away and easily caught off a slower ball! took the pace off and was outside the off stump, he was looking to clear the in-field but plays his shot way too early, he's beaten and the ball lobs up for Watson to take a good catch running back

AP Tare c Watson b Cooper 59 (54m 37b 8x4 1x6) SR: 159.45

Samarth: "@Samson...I assume your question is rhetorical!"

Ankit: "@samson there is limit for foreign players, not for indian players. Sachin can play in place of maxwell. But seeing mumbai's history can't see that happening."

12.5

Cooper to Sharma, 2 runs, full-toss outside the off stump and tapped to wide long-off for a couple of runs

Rohit Sharma has been in good form all IPL, he's begun timing them well from the word go.

12.6

Cooper to Sharma, no run, fuller outside the off stump and crunched but straight to the short cover fielder

End of over 13 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 110/3 (RR: 8.46)

    • RG Sharma 3 (3b)
    • KA Pollard 0 (0b)
    • KK Cooper 2-0-12-1
    • PV Tambe 3-0-25-1
13.1

Tambe to Pollard, no run, tosses it up and on the off stump, Pollard gets his long legs out and defends it back to the bowler

13.2

Tambe to Pollard, 1 run, for the second time in the over, there's bit of a tossing up from the bowler and Pollard wants to go over the top, gets a bit of an inside edge to long-on

13.3

Tambe to Sharma, FOUR, shorter, wider and that's easily guided away through the backward point area for a four, very well-timed that one!

13.4

Tambe to Sharma, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to long-off for a single

shyam: "Well the Mumbai Indians play 5 specialist bowlers. .so perhaps the 5th can be dropped to bring in an extra batsman Tare in the business end of the tourney. .can't deny a batting collapse. ."

13.5

Tambe to Pollard, SIX, and that's the Pollard we know, it was fuller in length and Pollard swings his arms through the line of the ball, gets it straight over his head for a six

13.6

Tambe to Pollard, 1 run, on his pads and tipped to the leg side for a single

End of over 14 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 123/3 (RR: 8.78)

    • KA Pollard 8 (4b 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 8 (5b 1x4)
    • PV Tambe 4-0-38-1
    • KK Cooper 2-0-12-1

SPras: "Very good innings from Tare striking at 160 for his half century. Good to see a lot of domestic players coming to the fore this season like - Mohit Sharma, Sanju Samson, Stuart Binny, Karan Sharma and now AP Tare. Hope they all make it count in the international level and get the right opportunities from the selectors like R. Jadega, Ashwin, Vijay, Dhawan, Rahane etc did.."

14.1

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, shorter in length, on the off stump and tapped to the leg side, go off for a very quick single, the fielder comes in from mid-on and has a quick shy at the non-striker's end, Pollard's well in

14.2

Watson to Sharma, 1 run, shorter outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

14.3

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, ooh, it was on a length and a bit of movement back into him, did not know whether to go forward or back, gets bit of an inside edge to the leg side

14.4

Watson to Sharma, 1 run, wants to push the length up, outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat and gets it to third-man for a single

14.5

Watson to Pollard, FOUR, shorter in length and this time he has bit of width to get his arms swinging, gets it through mid-wicket for a four!

Richie: "Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.. Two contrasting personalities both coming into recognition from under-19s.. One performs in international cricket but cant convert it in IPL.. The other performs in IPL but not in international cricket.."

Sreekanth: "@shyam - One of the nice features of Rohit's captaincy has been his insistency with going in with five bowlers. It has been responsible for their significantly improved performance ever since. I don't think they should change that now."

14.6

Watson to Pollard, 1 leg bye, length ball but closer to the batsman, not giving him width this time and the swing back into the batsman means that it beats him and hits the pads, rolls over to the leg side

End of over 15 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 132/3 (RR: 8.80)

    • KA Pollard 14 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • RG Sharma 10 (7b 1x4)
    • SR Watson 3-0-22-1
    • PV Tambe 4-0-38-1

Faulkner time. He hasn't had a good time with the ball so far tonight.

There seems to be some problem with the ball, a box is out.

15.1

Faulkner to Pollard, no run, yorker length and the batsman's got no chance but to dig it out, no bat swing and tapped back to the bowler

15.2

Faulkner to Pollard, 1 wide, and now it's down the leg side for a wide, was on a length and bit of movement down his pads

15.2

Faulkner to Pollard, no run, shorter in length and he was looking to hook it away, rises more than he expected and beats the bat...it looked to have taken off there

15.3

Faulkner to Pollard, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump again, well bowled that, again left with no option but to dig it out to the off side

Shivam: "@Richie - Thats a bit harsh on Kohli. He is the 3rd highest run getter this season, I would say he has fulfilled the expectations here. Some of his innings have been breathtaking."

15.4

Faulkner to Sharma, FOUR, blazed away through the covers for a four! was outside the off and on a length, he has hit it cleanly and through the line for a four, he's away very quickly again

15.5

Faulkner to Sharma, OUT, top-edged and he's gone! it seemed to be a slower one and he was looking to pull it away, was attempting to help it away and the ball balloons high up in the air and Watson from short fine-leg takes a very well-judged catch there

RG Sharma c Watson b Faulkner 14 (20m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 155.55

Anurag: "@Richie...There are somethings fundamentally wrong there. Rohit has 'failed' only in ODIs. He has been doing well in T20Is and hasn't yet been tried in tests. Kohli on the other hand has been successful mainly in ODIs. Hasn't set the world on fire in Tests. Just like Raina. And moreover he hasn't been exactly a failure with bat this IPL."

15.6

Faulkner to Pollard, 1 run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, pushed to the off side for a single

End of over 16 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 139/4 (RR: 8.68)

    • KA Pollard 16 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 0 (0b)
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-28-1
    • SR Watson 3-0-22-1

The time-out was taken at the fall of Rohit's wicket. Cooper to bowl his third now.

16.1

Cooper to Pollard, 1 run, shorter in length and on the off stump, pushed to the leg side for a single

16.2

Cooper to Rayudu, 2 runs, yorker length ball and he was back on his crease and flicking it to the leg side, they take a single and come back for a very quickly taken second run, the throw isn't a good one from deep square-leg

16.3

Cooper to Rayudu, 1 run, on a length and outside the off stump, he opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

16.4

Cooper to Pollard, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, very full too, Pollard was looking to steer it down but it's given a wide, don't think it was that wide!

16.4

Cooper to Pollard, OUT, leading edge, and he's gone! run-out! this was a good delivery and deserved a wicket, the ball bounced more than he expected and takes the leading edge to the off side, Cooper does not get close to it on the full but he's quick enough to run to it, pick up and has a shy at the non-striker's end. Pollard was slow to get to that end, did not dive and he's quite outside the crease. A very, very good throw that.

KA Pollard run out 17 (24m 14b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.42

16.5

Cooper to Rayudu, 1 run, on the off stump, pushed to the off side for a single

16.6

Cooper to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, what timing that, it was fuller on the off stump, Harbhajan was looking to defend at it and that's crunched through the in-field for a couple of runs

End of over 17 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 147/5 (RR: 8.64)

    • Harbhajan Singh 2 (1b)
    • AT Rayudu 4 (3b)
    • KK Cooper 3-0-20-1
    • JP Faulkner 3-0-28-1

Watto to bowl this one now. The last two will be shared Cooper and Faulkner I am assuming.

DamanisShallo: "@Anurag: Tests 18 Runs: 1175 Highest Score: 116 Avergae: 41.96 Strike Rate 46.94 Centuries:4 Half Centuries: 6 What else would you expect from a 24 yr old?"

17.1

Watson to Rayudu, 2 runs, his first movement to the back foot as if he wants to hoick it over mid-wicket but sees the delivery outside the off and fuller, opens the face of the bat to third-man fir a single, there was a misfield and they come back for the second

Dhina: "If none notices..That was brett lee esque celebration from cooper."

17.2

Watson to Rayudu, no run, shorter in length and he is camping on that back foot yet again, wanting to cut away, misses the outside edge of the bat

17.3

Watson to Rayudu, 1 run, cracked away through extra-cover for a single, fuller outside the off stump and pushed to deep cover

17.4

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, short of length and outside the off, he was looking to unwind there but can only tap it away to long-on for a single

17.5

Watson to Rayudu, OUT, and this time he's caught, gets it away to deep mid-wicket where Samson takes it very well! the ball was fuller, Rayadu loves going back and he seemed to have thought that this was the one he could have tonked over the fielders, the pace seemed to have been taken off there and there's no timing on, holes out to Samson just a yard inside the fence

AT Rayudu c Samson b Watson 7 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.6

Watson to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, that's a very fuller length ball and outside the off stump, he was looking to dig it out with an almost-horizontal bat, gets a beautiful piece on timing on it and is able to fine the fine third-man fence for a four

End of over 18 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 155/6 (RR: 8.61)

    • Harbhajan Singh 7 (3b 1x4)
    • MG Johnson 0 (0b)
    • SR Watson 4-0-30-2
    • KK Cooper 3-0-20-1

Cooper with the 19th.

18.1

Cooper to Johnson, no run, slower one, a very slow one in fact, he was a day too early into his stroke and that's gone through him

18.2

Cooper to Johnson, no run, and this is a quicker yorker, he only manages to dig it out back to the bowler, wanted the single but is sent back

18.3

Cooper to Johnson, no run, swings and misses yet again! beaten for lack of pace on that one, was a length delivery and Johnson never read that, three dots in a row

18.4

Cooper to Johnson, no run, and again, fourth dot in a row, a well-pitched up slower one and this time he gets some bat on it and lobs gently to the off side

18.5

Cooper to Johnson, 1 run, full-toss on the middle and that's cracked away to the leg side for a single, finally off the strike!

18.6

Cooper to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, shot, six, difficult to be in the bowler's shoes at such times, it was short of length, and was looking to pull it away, gets a slice away over the backward point, would you believe it, that mis-hit has gone all the way! Good over ends with a six.

End of over 19 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 162/6 (RR: 8.52)

    • Harbhajan Singh 13 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • MG Johnson 1 (5b)
    • KK Cooper 4-0-27-1
    • SR Watson 4-0-30-2
19.1

Faulkner to Johnson, 1 run, yorker length and on the off stump, drilled down to long-on for a single

19.2

Faulkner to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, and was looking to crack it over the leg side but saw that the delivery was very full and only nudges it to the leg side for a single

19.3

Faulkner to Johnson, OUT, gone, caught, straight to short fine-leg! it was a full-toss on the middle stump, he was looking to scoop it over the fine-leg fielder, gets it off the middle of the bat alright but the placement isn't what he would have wanted, straight to the fielder at pace

MG Johnson c Hodge b Faulkner 2 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

19.4

Faulkner to Malinga, 1 run, full-toss on the off-stump channel and that's pushed down to long-off for a single

19.5

Faulkner to Harbhajan Singh, no run, looks to get his front foot out and wants to crash it over the leg side, it's too quick for him to go with the fact that it's cramped him up, hits the pads

19.6

Faulkner to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, OUT, gone, run-out off the last ball, it was fuller on the pads, flicked to the deep mid-wicket region, they take a single and Malinga wants to come back for the second, he comes back but Harbhajan decides he prefers a not-out next to his name and Malinga is easily run-out there

SL Malinga run out 1 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

34/5 in the last five overs. That not only put the brakes on the scoring but stalled the engine totally. 166/8 is not a bad score though, although Rajasthan have been going great guns with the bat. Back in 10 after the dinner break.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 166/8

    • Harbhajan Singh 15 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • JP Faulkner 4-0-32-2
    • KK Cooper 4-0-27-1
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