Indian Premier League - Final

Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 23 runs

There's Simon Taufel and there's Kumar Dharmasena as the two umps. They have made their way out to the middle. Following them are the Super Kings, led by Dhoni. Dwayne Smith and Aditya Tare to open the innings. Mohit with the ball.

7.55 pm

Emil: "@Sudarsan: Chasing is difficult? Finals pressure? For a team which has reached 5 finals out of 6???"

Himu: "I am very sad...thinking about tomorrow and onwards...how the time will pass.....Its a long time.....Was enjoying the daily IPL entertainment...supporting Mumbai today....Hope to get a successful finish of IPL6."

Joshi Kumar : "Its a wonderful scene here in Singapore, NUS. I have two roommates - me supporting chennai, one from Mumbai and the other from Kolkatta. Its all happening here as well. Go CSK. #Whistle Podu"

Chirag Bapat: "I hope Dwayne Smith is playing. He is the captain of my fantasy team.!!"

I guess this one is for Ashok from Ranjit: "You didn't get worked up during the 2011 final??!!"

7.45 pm

Ashok: "The last time I got so worked up for a final was way back in 2003 (IND vs AUS, WC final), Unlike that day, I hope the team in blue triumphs over yellow today."

rajas.haris: "CSK has 100% winning record against MI in non league matches .. Hope will be continued tonight as well #CSK fan from Malaysia...."

Karl Correa: "I can't believe we are here. The last match of the IPL VI. I have butterflies in my stomach just by thinking about the prospect of my Mumbai winning an IPL final. Batting first its imperative we put a decent total on board. Important things to watch out for: Chennai put their foot down post over 8 can Mumbai do something to restrict that? Will the bowlers learn from the last game and take pace off the ball more often? Questions that can only be answered by the completion of this game. Cheers and may the best team win."

Sudarsan : "As a CSK fan, I know chasing in a big final is difficult and MI are the favorites now.But something inside me wanted MI to win the toss,so that possibility of Dhoni winning the match by dramatically hitting a six still there and hoping for a heroic performance from him tonight."

7.40 pm:

ABHILASH BOLA: "Final day has arrived and we are all excited to see final match and we would like to see a close finish game, doesn't matter who will win the trophy but would like to see good game..........."

Shreesha Bhat: "Was away trekking in the Himalayas for 2 weeks, cut off entirely from the world. When i left, IPL was heading towards an exciting race for the top 4. When i came back, the world had changed, and how!!" And in some ways it's still the same, the top two teams have made it to the final.

7.30 pm, Toss:

Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni out there for the toss. So is Ravi Shastri, who calls it a still and humid evening at Eden Gardens.

Dhoni says the entire team has been in a great frame of mind despite all that's transpired last week. Rohit says the team's adjusted well to the conditions at Eden Gardens and is happy with the pitch.

Rohit Sharma have won the toss and Mumbai Indians will bat first. Dhoni says he would have batted first tonight.

Both teams are unchanged. So no Tendulkar tonight either.

7.25 pm

We are not too far away from the toss. Somewhere else, New Zealand have capitulated to 100/6 against England's 354. It's spin doing the damage there.

An MI fan from the US, Joshan: "Its chilly sunday morning here in new york, and am all ready to watch this final inside my blanket.. #MIALLTHEWAY"

...and a CSK fan here, VASANT SINHA: "Only the mentally strong team can keep their heads cool and focus on ''just'' the game. CSK team have with them the coolest captain- Go CSK Go !"

Between all that, there's also your own team to care of, Siddharth Dhuriya: "Michael Hussey , Suresh Raina as Captain, M S Dhoni , Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma ,Dwayne Smith, Keiron Pollard and Mitchell Johnson are in my fantasy team tonight. What else do you need to become a day highest ???"

7.15 pm

sridhar: "how does the IPL contract work ? Ricky ponting was purchased for $400,000 but he didn't play more than 5-6 matches. So does he get to keep the $400,000 or is it prorated?"

Here's a very insightful article that you might want to read. This paragraph below is an eye-opener.

The peripherals are equally enticing: players are entitled to business-class travel, five-star hotel stay, and a $100 daily allowance. The franchise picks up the service-tax liability, and in the case of foreign players, contributes 10% of the salary to their national boards. Players lose out on minor amounts when they miss games due to injury (50% of the match fee, which is an individual calculation based on their auction fee divided by the number of matches they play) and for non-selection.

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7.05 pm

No sign of any rain at Eden Gardens for now.

Rajesh: "Its been a hot,humid and unpredictable showers in Kolkata for last 1 week here and the it also rained today but from evening its pleasant with light breeze..Hoping for a great final"

7.00 pm

Ricky Ponting calls it a long tournament with the two best teams having reached the final.

Mumbai's home record was superb in the league stage but not so much their time away from Wankhede Stadium. Chennai have been much better in away games and have much more experience playing in the final. Still with all that's been happening around them, it will be interesting to see how they manage to put their blinders on and focus on the game alone.

6.50 pm

It's been a fast and a furious time at the IPL last one last week or so, with the on-field action having crept up to the final. Almost unnoticed. The two teams at the top of the points table in the league stage, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians have made it to the final too, so on paper, the two best sides have gotten there it must be said. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through the entire game tonight.

While you await the start of the action - and the toss before that - here's the match preview by George Binoy, where he describes it a game fighting for relevance.

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0.1

Sharma to Smith, no run, short of length on the middle-stump line, tapped to square-leg and Tare wanted a single, but sent back by the batsman, the throw comes in from Jadeja but misses the stumps

0.2

Sharma to Smith, no run, on a good length and on the off stump, pushes it into the covers

0.3

Sharma to Smith, FOUR, and this one is cracked through the point area for a four, was on a length yet again and just outside the off stump, he hits it through the line and gets it in the gap on the off side

0.4

Sharma to Smith, OUT, and he's gone now, a four and a wicket! this is a good ball this, it was on the off stump and jags back into the batsman, bit of cut from the wicket and hits him plumb in front of the stumps, was looking to defend at it

DR Smith lbw b Sharma 4 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Karthik at three

0.5

Sharma to Karthik, no run, almost walks out of the crease and defends it back to the bowler

0.6

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, edged for a four! the slip was wide almost at the second slip slot and that's a genuine edge that's gone between him and the keeper, who's up to the stumps, rushes away for a four!

End of over 1 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 8/1 (RR: 8.00)
KD Karthik    4* (2b 1x4)      MM Sharma    1-0-8-1
AP Tare    0* (0b)     

Albie Morkel will share the new ball.

1.1

Morkel to Tare, OUT, bowled him, what's happening here, it was very full on the middle-stump and he was looking to flicking that away to the leg-side, looked akin to that lazy elegance that Rohit Sharma shows while playing his flicks, except there was nothing elegant about missing the ball and seeing the stump flat on the ground, what a start for Chennai...

AP Tare b Morkel 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.2

Morkel to Sharma, no run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, bit of nip away and the misses the outside edge through to the keeper

1.3

Morkel to Sharma, 1 run, on the middle-stump and angling into the batsman, tucked away for a single to open his account

sammydude: "@Chirag Bapat Mate, we have each others' shoulders to cry on, I have Smith as captain too! :("

Hari: "If I was at Eden Gardens, I'd have a holding which reads, "I don't care which team wins. I'd better get the entertainment for my ticket! A close match is all what I want.""

1.4

Morkel to Karthik, no run, shorter in length and this seams back into the bowler, he was looking to play it to the leg side but misses, hits his pad and it was going down

1.5

Morkel to Karthik, no run, shoulders arms this time, was outside the off stump and on a length, trusts the bounce on that one

1.6

Morkel to Karthik, 2 leg byes, chips down the track yet again and again this over he gets beaten by the nip on that one, jags back into the batsman and gets some pad on it through to fine-leg for a couple

End of over 2 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 11/2 (RR: 5.50)
KD Karthik    4* (5b 1x4)      JA Morkel    1-0-1-1
RG Sharma    1* (2b)      MM Sharma    1-0-8-1

2.1

Sharma to Sharma, 1 run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, waits on it before late-steering it through to third-man for a single

Dhoni continues to remain up to the stumps. Ashwin at first slip. And a problem with the people in front of the sight-screen.

2.2

Sharma to Karthik, no run, ooh, inside edge saves him! it was a big swinger back into the batsman, gets something on it probably and hits his pads, replays suggest could have been bat hitting pad. Probably the height saves him.

2.3

Sharma to Karthik, no run, fuller on the middle stump and driven to mid-on, hit well but straight to the fielder

2.4

Sharma to Karthik, no run, on a good length and outside the off stump, taps it to the off side, to the fielder

2.5

Sharma to Karthik, no run, shorter in length yet again and movement away, just that slight one but enough to beat the outside edge of the bat, again

2.6

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, shot, punchy one at that, short of length outside the off stump and tapped through the empty extra-cover region for a four

End of over 3 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 16/2 (RR: 5.33)
KD Karthik    8* (10b 2x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-13-1
RG Sharma    2* (3b)      JA Morkel    1-0-1-1

Donald Tendulkar: "I hope Rohit repeats the magical 109 knock he hit last season @ Eden Gardens. Magical and Majestic. There is nothing like a pure talent in full flow."

3.1

Morkel to Sharma, no run, on a good length and middle-stump line from Morkel and he defends it back to the bowler

3.2

Morkel to Sharma, OUT, gone, gone, caught-and-bowled and that's number three for Chennai! short of length and on the middle stump line, he was looking to punch it back, the ball held back a little and it goes back low to Morkel who takes a straight-forward chance to his right, three down without too much on the board

RG Sharma c & b Morkel 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Ambati Rayadu at five.

3.3

Morkel to Rayudu, 1 run, fuller on the off stump line and drives it to the off side, and off for a single

Vedang: "Saw a comment from Donald Tendulkar to Rohit, means Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar together praising Rohit, my word..is he lucky!!!" Or not.

3.4

Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, shorter in length and tucked away to fine-leg for a single

3.5

Morkel to Rayudu, no run, shortens his length now and he looks to defend it off the back foot to the off side, the fielders converge on it and prevent any runs

3.6

Morkel to Rayudu, no run, shortens the length yet again and he's left with no option but to push it to the point fielder

End of over 4 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 18/3 (RR: 4.50)
AT Rayudu    1* (3b)      JA Morkel    2-0-3-2
KD Karthik    9* (11b 2x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-13-1

4.1

Sharma to Karthik, FOUR, what a shot, poor fielding but that's an excellent piece of timing from Karthik, much like in the previous over, he gets a length ball outside the off stump, punches it through extra-cover, beats two fielders including a diving Vijay who gets some hand on it but still goes through!

Suri: "Understand this is IPL, but just wanted to let everyone know Ireland is proving too hot for Pakistan. I am multi tasking between these 2 matches, rooting for Ireland and MI. While one seem to be doing awesome job while the other didn't realize this is not Kotla or Mumbai pitch...." 21/4 for Pakistan chasing 230.

4.2

Sharma to Karthik, no run, shorter in length and brings it closer to the stumps this one and he defends it back to the bowler

4.3

Sharma to Karthik, no run, fullish in length and drives it to the covers, straight to the fielder

4.4

Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, edged and that's a leading one that's gone through the region around the fourth slip, was a cross-seam delivery that, no-one in the slips this time and it's gone to third-man

4.5

Sharma to Rayudu, 1 run, outside the off stump, and on a good length, steered down to third-man for a single

4.6

Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, wide, short and gives it his full bat swing there, unfortunately for him, cannot find the gap and it's gone to the diving point fielder, fielded well by Bravo but they go through for a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/3 (RR: 5.00)
KD Karthik    15* (16b 3x4)      MM Sharma    3-0-20-1
AT Rayudu    2* (4b)      JA Morkel    2-0-3-2

Morkel continues.

5.1

Morkel to Karthik, no run, shorter in length yet again and he unleashes the cut, there's some bounce on that one and hit straight to the cover fielder

5.2

Morkel to Karthik, 1 run, shorter in length and pushed through to fine-leg for a single

Karl Correa: "A lot hinges on this lad Rishi Dhawan. He has shown he can get some runs with some inventive stroke play. If he can help MI get a decent total. It is back to his bowling again. So the game will be decided on how well Rishi Dhawan fares today."

yogi: "Rohit sharma has failed in all 3 playoff matches. Just a gentle reminder for all those going ga-ga over his excellent captaincy and how leadership has brought in consistency to his batting."

5.3

Morkel to Rayudu, FOUR, shot that, was slightly fuller than what he's been bowling so far, he goes over the bowler's head, smacked back to the fence

5.4

Morkel to Rayudu, no run, immediately gets it back to the good length and with a bit of an angle back into the batsman, gets his bat down in time and to the leg side

5.5

Morkel to Rayudu, FOUR, shortens his length and on the middle stump line, you don't do that when you have so many players on the off side, he gets a wristy flick going for him and easily beats the square-leg fielder through to the fence for a four

5.6

Morkel to Rayudu, no run, on the leg-stump line, cramping the batsman up with it, length ball too and tucked away to short mid-wicket

End of over 6 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 34/3 (RR: 5.66)
AT Rayudu    10* (8b 2x4)      JA Morkel    3-0-12-2
KD Karthik    16* (18b 3x4)      MM Sharma    3-0-20-1

Mohit to bowl his fourth.

Rajesh Thomas: "Started ironing my Monday clothes and the wicket fell..so pulled all my shirts and trousers for ironing and it worked with couple of wickets... now running short of materials.... anybody from Singapore needs ironing @ free of service.."

Joshi Kumar AV: "Good move to send Rayudu. Its a test for him. If i am not wrong, its the first time, he is sent up the order before pollard in the whole season. Hope he stabilises the innings until 12th over."

6.1

Sharma to Karthik, 1 run, short of length and he pulls it away to deep square-leg for a single

6.2

Sharma to Rayudu, no run, slower one and on a length, he was almost through with the initial bit of his shot before having to wait on it and try and defend at it, beats the outside edge of the bat

6.3

Sharma to Rayudu, FOUR, edged for a four! it was a quicker one this, 135.6 km/hr, he throws his bat at it and takes the edge of the bat, through the non-existent slips and for a four

6.4

Sharma to Rayudu, no run, shorter in length and the keeper's back now, was looking to steer it down to third-man but misses

Ali: "It's boring seeing yellow always coming in the Finals. Yesterday Dortmund, today Chennai. Good thing Australia changed to green." And they have stopped getting to the finals too.

6.5

Sharma to Rayudu, 1 run, takes a step down the track and taps it to the off side, the bowler rushes quickly to his left and has a quick pick-up and shy at the non-striker's end, DK's outside his crease but misses the stumps and they go for an overthrow

6.6

Sharma to Karthik, no run, on a good length and pushes it to the point fielder

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 40/3 (RR: 5.71)
KD Karthik    17* (20b 3x4)      MM Sharma    4-0-26-1
AT Rayudu    15* (12b 3x4)      JA Morkel    3-0-12-2

Mohit Sharma's finished with the ball. 1/26 in 4.

MAYANK: "@rajesh: It will only work with your own clothes. U should redo the already ironed ones :D"

Manish Sharma: "@Rajesh I think you stopped ironing...Here are some 4's from Rayudu.."

7.1

Morris to Rayudu, 2 runs, shorter in length and outside the off stump, there's a backward point in place and he gets it past his left through to the deep fielder, third-man has to tidy up

7.2

Morris to Rayudu, no run, bouncer now and for a moment it looked like he looked like going for a hook, lets it go through in the end

7.3

Morris to Rayudu, 1 run, and now jumps down the track and caresses it through the covers for a single, went rather quickly to the fielder

7.4

Morris to Karthik, no run, and now Karthik wants to jump down the track but unlike Rayadu he looks to play across the line, beats the bat through to the keeper

7.5

Morris to Karthik, no run, pitches it right up to the bat and there's a drive back, the bowler gets his hand out in time for it

7.6

Morris to Karthik, 2 runs, on a length and its pushed to the covers where Suresh Raina fields and has a shy at the non-striker's end, the throw's hit something at the side of the pitch, probably the microphone and jumped over Karthik for an overthrow

End of over 8 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 45/3 (RR: 5.62)
KD Karthik    19* (23b 3x4)      CH Morris    1-0-5-0
AT Rayudu    18* (15b 3x4)      MM Sharma    4-0-26-1

Prasenjit Ghosh: "Ambati Rayadu is like Badrinath of CSK. Always the anchor-man and you can depend on him. Just needs to spend more time in the middle."

8.1

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, on his pads and easily tapped away to fine-leg for a single

8.2

Ashwin to Karthik, 1 run, slows it down outside the off stump, tossed up too, pushes it into the covers for a single

8.3

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, on the off stump line and tapped into the covers for a single

8.4

Ashwin to Karthik, 1 run, fuller and flighted by the bowler, drilled down to long-off for a single for Jadeja to field

8.5

Ashwin to Rayudu, no run, leggie, that's on the off stump and its turned away from the batsman, beats the outside edge of the bat

8.6

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, and gets back to bowling off-spinners, shorter in length and he cracks it through the covers for a single

End of over 9 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 50/3 (RR: 5.55)
AT Rayudu    21* (19b 3x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-5-0
KD Karthik    21* (25b 3x4)      CH Morris    1-0-5-0

Time-out now.

Kiran: "Maybe someone's crumbling their clothes in Singapore :)"

Arjun: "I second Ali.. Dortmund, Chennai, Old Australia, Brazil.. wonder if I put a yellow shorts and box tyson whether I would knock him out.." Or come runner-up like Dortmund did yesterday.

Mani J: "@ Ghosh: But Badhri rarely gets a chance to play in the middle. .. formidable batting from CSK.."

9.1

Morris to Rayudu, no run, fuller in length this time, quicker too and he off-drives it but straight to the short cover in position

9.2

Morris to Rayudu, 1 run, very short in length and he cuts hard at it, gets it to the point fielder, Jadeja fields it partially and the throw misses the stumps, Karthik was outside the crease when it passes the stumps

9.3

Morris to Karthik, 1 wide, outside the off stump, way outside in fact and it's called a wide

9.3

Morris to Karthik, OUT, gone, he's played on, Morris smiles, turns around and salutes towards the dugout, was a a pitched up delivery, angled in slightly, DK went for the drive, thick inside edge did the rest

KD Karthik b Morris 21 (45m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

Pollard could not have asked for more time to get himself in, more than half the innings to go

9.4

Morris to Pollard, FOUR, and he's away with a four first ball, but this is all timing, and little power, pitched up on off, he eases it past the bowler, mid off is up, long on has too much to do

9.5

Morris to Pollard, 1 run, a high full toss now, Pollard pats it down to long on

9.6

Morris to Rayudu, 1 run, full and quick into the pads, but Rayudu can't work it wide enough of fine leg

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 58/4 (RR: 5.80)
AT Rayudu    23* (22b 3x4)      CH Morris    2-0-13-1
KA Pollard    5* (2b 1x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-5-0

Harikrishnan: "Did Dinesh Karthik say "Bat Bat Bat""

10.1

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, cuts it to deep backward point for a single

Slip in place for Pollard.

10.2

Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run, slows it down and on a length, not too much turn and tapped straight to long-on

10.3

Ashwin to Rayudu, no run, quicker and on the middle stump line, gets his bat and pad out, defended back

10.4

Ashwin to Rayudu, FOUR, shot that, inside out and just over the extra-cover fielder for a four, Raina was there and he had no chance of getting his hand to it

10.5

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, shorter in length and cuts it to backward point again for a single

10.6

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, the other one, carrom ball that spins away and defends to the covers

End of over 11 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 65/4 (RR: 5.90)
KA Pollard    6* (4b 1x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-12-0
AT Rayudu    29* (26b 4x4)      CH Morris    2-0-13-1

Jadeja with the ball.

11.1

Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, shorter in length and on his pads, tucked away to deep square-leg for a single

11.2

Jadeja to Pollard, FOUR, edged through the slips for a four, it was a quicker one and looks to drive through the line, some turn and beats Ashwin in the slips, through his hands!

Raina comes into the slips

11.3

Jadeja to Pollard, 1 run, shorter in length and taps it through extra-cover for a single

11.4

Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, length ball and driven down the ground for a single

11.5

Jadeja to Pollard, 1 run, shortens his length for Pollard who gets back and cuts it through the covers for a single

11.6

Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, continues bowling that favourite length of his from round the stumps, on the shorter side and without too much turn, taps it through the off side for a single

End of over 12 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 74/4 (RR: 6.16)
AT Rayudu    32* (29b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-9-0
KA Pollard    12* (7b 2x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-12-0

12.1

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 wide, on his pads and he wants to sweep it away, too far down the leg-side

12.1

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, shortens his length and changes his line to outside the off stump, slides it to backward point

12.2

Ashwin to Pollard, 1 run, slows the pace down a lot and is on the middle stump, turn away from the batsman, flicked away to the leg side for a single

12.3

Ashwin to Rayudu, 1 run, shortens his length and cuts it through backward point for a single

12.4

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, defended to the off side and he wants a single, sent back by Rayadu

12.5

Ashwin to Pollard, no run, drives it straight to the cover fielder now and remains rooted in the crease

12.6

Ashwin to Pollard, SIX, and now a six! tap, tap and smash! it was fuller on his pads and he swings his arms there, easily lofted over long-on for a six!

End of over 13 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/4 (RR: 6.46)
KA Pollard    19* (11b 2x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-22-0
AT Rayudu    34* (31b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-9-0

Run-rate's at six. That six was 90m long. Bravo with the ball.

Nate: "Even though MI has lost 4 wickets they have well set Rayudu and Pollard on the crease. With Dhawan, johnson and harbhajan they have the batsmen to emulate CSK formula and get 80 runs in last 8 overs. 150+ would be a great total with MI bowling."

Joshi Kumar : "Sir Jadeja is looking great with the moustache. With no doubt, its gonna be a sensation. ;) Hope sir takes himself to his first ever IPL title with CSK."

13.1

Bravo to Rayudu, 1 run, under-edged for a single, that was a shorter delivery, one of the variety of deliveries he bowls and tried to play it down, gets an edge through to third-man

13.2

Bravo to Pollard, 2 runs, sorter in length and hes punched it through the covers, the ball races away to the left of the sweeper fielder and a diving Hussey does well to get to the ball and stop the four

13.3

Bravo to Pollard, no run, quicker and on his pads, beaten for pace, the extra pace I mean, and hits his pads, rolls over to square-leg and wants a single, is sent back by Rayadu and by the time the throws comes in, he's back

13.4

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, slows it down to 113.1 km/hr, waits for it and then taps it through the covers for a single

13.5

Bravo to Rayudu, 1 run, slower one but what's different about it is that it's on his pads, easily flicked away but not in the gap and they get only one

13.6

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, quicker, fuller and driven straight to long-on for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 90/4 (RR: 6.42)
KA Pollard    23* (15b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0
AT Rayudu    36* (33b 4x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-22-0

14.1

Jadeja to Pollard, FOUR, quicker, flatter and powerfully smashed away to the sweeper region, Vijay had to run across about 15 yards to get to it, gets the dive in, stops the ball but it rolls away off the deflection to the fence

14.2

Jadeja to Pollard, no run, and not some deftness, it was flatter outside the off stump and he tries to play it through to third-man, goes straight to the fielder

14.3

Jadeja to Pollard, FOUR, that was wide outside the off yet again and he swings it away, gets a huge inside edge through to wide long-on for a four!

14.4

Jadeja to Pollard, 1 run, shorter in length and he wants to cut it this time, gets it to the point region

14.5

Jadeja to Rayudu, no run, he is bowling them very quick here, shorter in length and tapped back

14.6

Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, quicker, flatter and tapped away to the deep extra-cover for a single

End of over 15 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 100/4 (RR: 6.66)
AT Rayudu    37* (35b 4x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-19-0
KA Pollard    32* (19b 4x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0

Time-out now.

Aamir: "As much as this years IPL was a success, I would thinks that after playing 72 normal matches, the final has to be at least a best of 3 encounter. Having 3 finals instead of one will be both economically and mentally stimulating."

Vishal Shivi: "Bravo to Pollard remind me the last IPL play offs scene in which bravo took wicket of pollard and sends the signal to take flight and go back home.." You mean this one.

15.1

Bravo to Rayudu, OUT, bowled him, middle-stump sent packing! very full and very straight, this was the first ball after the time-out, he was looking to go down and drive it through the covers, sneaks through the bottom of his bat and slaps the middle stump low down

AT Rayudu b Bravo 37 (56m 36b 4x4 0x6) SR: 102.77

Good delivery that. 29 wickets for Bravo. Rayadu's played a nice hand after the early collapse. Can they build on it now? Harbhajan at seven.

15.2

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, shorter in length and slower too, was outside the off stump, and plays it down and through the covers for a single

15.3

Bravo to Pollard, FOUR, punched back for a four, was a length ball on the off stump and he's smacked it back, Bravo was looking to get his right hand out but the balls touched the ropes by the time he's got it out!

Straight mid-off in place

15.4

Bravo to Pollard, no run, and that's hit him on the abdominal guard, it was a slower one, but gets a lot of bounce on that and Pollard's stinging, has a smile on his face though

15.5

Bravo to Pollard, no run, and another slower one, he was looking to walk across to the off stump and is beaten by the pace, rolls over to the keeper

15.6

Bravo to Pollard, 1 run, fuller, outside the off stump and driven to the extra-cover fielder who runs across to his right to stop it partially, the mid-off fielder tidies up to restrict them to one

End of over 16 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 106/5 (RR: 6.62)
KA Pollard    37* (23b 5x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-1
Harbhajan Singh    1* (1b)      RA Jadeja    2-0-19-0

Sundar: "@Aamir : The purpose of best of 3 finals is to reward consistency. That would have been good if it was the traditional semifinal/final concept. Since we have a playoff concept, consistency has already been rewarded. So don't need a best of 3 finals."

16.1

Morris to Pollard, no run, outside the off stump, quite wide out and he has a bit of a throw of his hands at it, gets an inside edge back to the bowler

16.2

Morris to Pollard, 1 run, slower ball and that's been hit hard, or at least he attempted to hit it hard, the ball rolls away to long-on at a much slower pace than the bat's left the hand and gone high up in the air to where the short mid-wicket would have been!

16.3

Morris to Harbhajan Singh, no run, bouncer and angling back into the batsman, he was looking to pull it away but misses the top edge of the bat

16.4

Morris to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, and the bouncer is followed by a very full delivery, drilled out to the deep cover fielder for a single

Pollard's getting hands dry now.

16.5

Morris to Pollard, FOUR, bouncer to Pollard but unlike Harbhajan he does not miss it, it was hit well through square-leg and rushes away for a four

16.6

Morris to Pollard, no run, good change in length that, pushes it further up to the bat and all he can do is to tap it back to the bowler, the bowler threatens to have a shy at the stumps and Pollard invites him to do just that, ends at that

Replays show they also blew kisses at each other in the end.

End of over 17 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 112/5 (RR: 6.58)
KA Pollard    42* (27b 6x4 1x6)      CH Morris    3-0-19-1
Harbhajan Singh    2* (3b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-12-1

17.1

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, slows it down drastically but that's gone down the leg-side this time and it's a wide

17.1

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, edged through the slips for a four, it was a very full delivery and he gets some bat at it, and it eludes Dhoni to his right

17.2

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, no run, shorter in length and wants to cut it away, was short enough too but quicker and beats the outside edge

17.3

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, edged again and for a four too! it was an inside edge this time, he was looking to swing it away by stepping back, gets something on his bat and beats Dhoni to his left this time

17.4

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, what a shot, that's timed superbly from Harbhajan, it was fuller, outside the off stump and he jabs his bat down in time and gets it through point for a four...Dhoni runs across to have a word with his bowler while Tendulkar stands up and applauds the shot

17.5

Bravo to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and now he's gone, 'four and out' has happened a lot tonight, and it happens again, it was fuller yet again and he slices it straight to deep cover where Hussey takes a straight-forward catch to send back Harbhajan

Harbhajan Singh c Hussey b Bravo 14 (14m 8b 3x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

Dhawan comes in at eight.

17.6

Bravo to Pollard, FOUR, and now it's drilled down the ground for a four! was a length ball and Pollard throws his bat at it, easily beats the bowler and the deep fielders there for a four

End of over 18 (17 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/6 (RR: 7.16)
KA Pollard    46* (28b 7x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-29-2
R Dhawan    0* (0b)      CH Morris    3-0-19-1

Morris to bowl this one.

18.1

Morris to Dhawan, 1 run, on a good length and outside the off stump, enough for him to play it to the sweeper fielder to get a single and bring Pollard back on

18.2

Morris to Pollard, 1 run, that's fuller and wider and drilled to extra-cover for a single, that was hit hard and went quickly to Morkel who misfields, they want to come back for the second but Pollard stops mid-path and sends him back

Morkel's injured his finger and he's off the field

18.3

Morris to Dhawan, no run, shorter in length and wants to pull it away, goes through to the keeper, there's an appeal by the keeper and the bowler but not given, cannot make out whether it's hit the bat or not, but the TV commentators seem convinced it is

18.4

Morris to Dhawan, 2 runs, OUT, and now run-out, Pollard wanted to get back on strike but Dhawan gets run-out in the process, was hit to the leg side and they take a single, the throw is a poor one and beats Dhoni, but the fielder backing up is alert enough to throw it down at the non-striker's end

R Dhawan run out 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.5

Morris to Pollard, 1 run, high full-toss outside the off stump and hit to long-on for a single

Ardesh: ""'four and out' has happened a lot tonight" : Only happened with Smith before Bhajji; Sampling bias?!!" Happened off the sixth and the seventh ball of the game too, different batsmen on that occasion.

18.6

Morris to Johnson, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and driven down to long-off for a single

End of over 19 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 135/7 (RR: 7.10)
MG Johnson    1* (1b)      CH Morris    4-0-25-1
KA Pollard    48* (30b 7x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-29-2

Last, crucial over this.

19.1

Bravo to Johnson, OUT, edged and taken! he was looking to flick it away it but the ball does not angle back into the batsman, straightens slightly and the edge is taken well by Dhoni

MG Johnson c †Dhoni b Bravo 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

30 wickets for Bravo and he's off for a celebration. Lasith Malinga in now.

19.2

Bravo to Malinga, no run, bouncer that and Malinga was looking to give himself room and crack it over the covers, beats him and it goes through to the keeper, umpire gives it one for the over but it's not quite over shoulder height!

19.3

Bravo to Malinga, OUT, and another one bites the dust, four for Bravo, was shorter in length, the batsman was looking to run it through to third-man but gets only an edge through to the keeper

SL Malinga c †Dhoni b Bravo 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pollard's played seven of the last 21 balls. Not very intelligent. Slip comes in.

19.4

Bravo to Ojha, 1 run, edged to the wide slip and almost carries but this time Pollard's rushed across for a very quick single to finally get strike

That's a smart move, to get in a slip.

19.5

Bravo to Pollard, SIX, full-toss and that's been tapped for a six, now that's some serious power, it was almost a yorker-length ball and he needed move away, not too much of a swing of the bat and still hits it straight and long!

50 for Pollard. Off 31 balls alone.

19.6

Bravo to Pollard, SIX, and another one! what a shot, what an end to the innings! it was a slower one and he's been smacked over long-on for another maximum to get the Mumbai Indians close to 150

That's a neat end to the Mumbai Indians innings after they had faltered badly at the start of the innings. From 16/3 in the fourth over to 52/4 in the 10th and then to 148 in 20. 13 came off the last over, 12 off the last two. Some more runs in those first four would have helped the side.

Chennai will be reasonably happy with the target though. Bravos four-wicket haul was the icing on the cake after Mohit, Morkel and Morris took a total of four wickets. They have done well with the bat all season, should be a good chase this.

Back in 10 with the last innings of this IPL.

End of over 20 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 148/9
KA Pollard    60* (32b 7x4 3x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-42-4
PP Ojha    1* (1b)      CH Morris    4-0-25-1
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May 26, 2013

Harbhajan Singh with the IPL trophy, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL final, Kolkata, May 26, 2013

Harbhajan Singh with the IPL trophy

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May 26, 2013

Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar with the trophy, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL final, Kolkata, May 26, 2013

Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar with the trophy

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