Indian Premier League, 12th match: Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians at Durban, Apr 25, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 12 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
25 April 2009 (20-over match)

Sachin and Sanath in. They have the momentum with them. One slinger finished, the other will start the innings. Edwards to Jaya


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, accurate, fat, 143ks, and defended to mid-off


Edwards to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer, it's fast, 140ks, but it's too high

And the overhead camera is at it again, Jaya has to pull out because the camera's shadow is right on the middle of the pitch


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, lovely bowling, just fuller than good length, draws Jaya in, and then moves away, beats the edge, at


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, this is straighter, and faster, 143ks, Jayasuriya looks for his trademark short-arm flick off the pads, but is beaten by the pace


Edwards to Jayasuriya, 1 run, slower ball, grips away from Jaya on a length, Jaya drops it into the off side, and calls Sachin through. Smith was really quick coming in from cover, but Tendulkar was quicker


Edwards to Tendulkar, 1 run, just short of a length, just outside off, Tendulkar looks for the cut, and gets an inside edge towards sqaure leg


Edwards to Jayasuriya, no run, slower delivery, 124ks, stump to stump, and Jayasuriya defends it back to the bowler. Good start by Edwards

End of over 1 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 3/0 (166 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 8.73)

    • ST Jayasuriya 1 (5b)
    • SR Tendulkar 1 (1b)
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0

RP Singh, who has formed a superb opening combination with Edwards, hands his purple cap to the umpire


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, straightening a touch, Tendulkar plays towards mid-off with soft hands and gets a single


Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, short and wide, and Jayasuriya looks for his aerial cut, but is a touch early into the shot. How lucky RP is


Singh to Jayasuriya, no run, fuller, wide still, and there isn't much swing there, but Jayasuriya misses out again and plays it straight to cover


Singh to Jayasuriya, OUT, RP's golden arm works, perhaps the wrong shot from Jayasuriya, a slow start has frustrated him, and he looks to pull a delivery that is not short enough. It bounces a bit on him, too, and gets a top-edge that flies high, and the purple cap fits for RP

ST Jayasuriya c †Gilchrist b Singh 1 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

The dangerous Jayasuriya gone, Deccan have made a goos start. JP Duminy is promoted


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, Oh that was close, big shout, slower fulltoss, and Tendulkar plays all around it, but the replays show it hit him just outside leg, top call from Simon Taufel, it's too easy to get swayed by a fulltoss


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, tries the bouncer, doesn't rise too high, but Tendulkar lets it go

End of over 2 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 4/1 (165 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 9.16)

    • SR Tendulkar 2 (4b)
    • JP Duminy 0 (0b)
    • RP Singh 1-0-1-1
    • FH Edwards 1-0-3-0

Edwards to Duminy, 1 wide, that's close, uff that's close, this was just short, pitched off, cut away, Duminy let it go, but it cut too much


Edwards to Duminy, no run, goes for the yorker this time, falls just short of one, but Duminy is too new to hit it, and defends it to mid-off


Edwards to Duminy, FOUR, super shot, it is just a push to a delivery just short of length, but the fall flies to the right of point, it was just a defensive push, and it beat thirdman Harmeet who dived, and got a hand to it


Edwards to Duminy, no run, looks for a bouncer, angling across, but the ball doesn't bounce much; at any rate JP had made his mind up to leave it


Edwards to Duminy, 1 wide, that's gone horribly wrong and down the leg side


Edwards to Duminy, no run, slower ball, on the pads, Duminy is early into the shot, and has to play around his front pad, and can't beat square leg inside the circle


Edwards to Duminy, 1 run, just short of a length, on the pads, and turned away towards fine leg


Edwards to Tendulkar, 1 run, good sharp bouncer, and Tendulkar moves across, stands tall, and plays it down into the on side

End of over 3 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 12/1 (157 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 9.23)

    • SR Tendulkar 3 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 5 (5b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 2-0-11-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-1-1

Singh to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar misses out, this was short and wide, and it was cut just to the right of Venugopal at thirdman, where a fumble allows them to take a two


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, this was short, on the off stump, and Tendulkar pushes it into the off side


Singh to Duminy, 1 leg bye, full, on the middle, and swinging down the leg, JP is beaten by the swing, but gets a leg-bye


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and stright, Tendulkar goes across to get inside the line, and turns it into the leg side


Singh to Duminy, no run, short, just outside off, JP looks onside, but misses it by a long distance


Singh to Duminy, SIX, no missing this time, JP's IPL has started, walked across to a full and straight delivery, and flicked it over the shart square-leg boundary, bit hit

End of over 4 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 23/1 (146 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 9.12)

    • JP Duminy 11 (8b 1x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 7 (8b)
    • RP Singh 2-0-11-1
    • FH Edwards 2-0-11-0

Harmeet Singh to replace Edwards


Harmeet Singh to Tendulkar, FOUR, and it flies for four, short and wide, 120ks, Tendulkar waits, makes his own pace, and hits it over cover, as opposed to square, good improvisation


Harmeet Singh to Tendulkar, FOUR, drivable length, on the stumps, Tendulkar steps down, makes room, and hits over a flying cover - Smith. It was close but easy four, Tendulkar is picking on his man


Harmeet Singh to Tendulkar, SIX, smooth and easy, length ball, on stumps, Tendulkar stands up tall, lofts it over long-on. No power, just a clean swing


Harmeet Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, this is short and wide, and Tendulkar could have made it four boundary hits in this over, but can't beat the thirdman


Harmeet Singh to Duminy, no run, shortish, angling across, Duminy looks to run it down, but misses


Harmeet Singh to Duminy, FOUR, oh Harmeet Singh is being pasted, this was a length delivery again, no movement just angling across, and Duminy takes two steps down the wicket, and crashes it through the gap between mid-off and extra cover

End of over 5 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 42/1 (127 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 8.40, RRR: 8.46)

    • JP Duminy 15 (10b 2x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 22 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-19-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-11-1

RP to bowl his third over


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps, short of a length, Tendulkar doesn't have the room to run it down to thirdman


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, short, and a touch wide, moving away, Sachin looks to cut but pulls out because of the late movement


Singh to Tendulkar, (no ball) 1 run, NO-BALL!, short one too, and pulled away to sqaure leg

free-hit coming up, Duminy to face, so field can be changed


Singh to Duminy, FOUR, it's a length ball, on off, and Duminy takes half a step down, and lofts it over mid-on


Singh to Duminy, 1 wide, thios is short on leg, and angles down


Singh to Duminy, no run, good comeback, length, just outside off, heading towards the stumps, and defended with open face and soft hands


Singh to Duminy, no run, and again, similar delivery, just outside off, angling in towards the stumps, and defneded with open face towards short thirdman


Singh to Duminy, 1 leg bye, gets too straight this time, and a touch too full, but the late swing beats Duminy's shot

End of over 6 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 50/1 (119 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 8.33, RRR: 8.50)

    • JP Duminy 19 (14b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 23 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • RP Singh 3-0-18-1
    • Harmeet Singh 1-0-19-0

Powerplay gone, Mumbai 50 for 1. They will be pleased after a tight start from Edwards and RP. Tendulkar really got stuck into Harmeet, who is being replaced by Smith


Smith to Duminy, 1 run, short, angling away, and guided towards thirdman


Smith to Tendulkar, no run, on target, just short of length, on off, and Tendulkar plays towards Gibbs at point


Smith to Tendulkar, FOUR, smart shot, gets across on a knee, is too close to the pitch, so can't scoop it, but laps it to square of short fine


Smith to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, angling in, beats the shot, but a leg-bye ensues


Smith to Duminy, no run, gets away with a short and wide one, maybe it's the extra bounce that beats Duminy


Smith to Duminy, 1 run, full, on off, and played down to long-off

End of over 7 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 57/1 (112 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 8.14, RRR: 8.61)

    • JP Duminy 21 (17b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 27 (18b 3x4 1x6)
    • DR Smith 1-0-6-0
    • RP Singh 3-0-18-1

Ojha introduced


Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, full, outside off, and driven towards sweeper-cover


Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 wide, way down the leg side this one


Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, slower, tossed up, Tendulkar beaten by the lack of spin, but gets a leg-bye


Ojha to Duminy, no run, full outside off, can't beat cover


Ojha to Duminy, no run, full again, into the pads, and played straight to short midwicket


Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, thrown up again, and this is just outside off, and played down to long-off


Ojha to Tendulkar, SIX, shot, top shot, oh the Tendulkar of old, steps out, makes a bit of room, and lofts Ojha straight, damn straight, and high, lovely six

End of over 8 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 67/1 (102 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 8.37, RRR: 8.50)

    • SR Tendulkar 33 (20b 3x4 2x6)
    • JP Duminy 23 (21b 3x4 1x6)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-9-0
    • DR Smith 1-0-6-0

Smith to Duminy, FOUR, inside-edged through Gilchrist's legs for four, it was short, angling away, went for the cut


Smith to Duminy, no run, full, on the pads, and turned away to short midwicket


Smith to Duminy, 2 runs, overpitched outside off, and driven away to wide of sweeper-cover


Smith to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length, and steered to thirdman


Smith to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower ball, on the pads, and flicked away for one


Smith to Duminy, 1 run, length ball, swinging away, and Duminy gets an easy single to long-off

End of over 9 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 76/1 (93 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 8.44, RRR: 8.45)

    • JP Duminy 31 (26b 4x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 34 (21b 3x4 2x6)
    • DR Smith 2-0-15-0
    • PP Ojha 1-0-9-0

Rohit Sharma replaces Ojha. The effect of Harmeet Singh going for pleant in his first over


Sharma to Duminy, no run, thrown up, fulltoss infact, Duminy looks for a sweep, sees it's too wide, and then looks to glide, but misses


Sharma to Duminy, no run, yorker, on the stumps, and defended to bowler


Sharma to Duminy, SIX, and JP comes up with his straight six, lovely, as good as Sachin two overs ago, length ball, on stumps, within his swing, and he lofts it over sightscreen


Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, shorter this time, but steered away from in front of stumps for one


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, full, on middle, Tendulkar looks for big sweep, but misses


Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, another fulltoss, and turned away towards sqaure leg

So at the strategy time-out, Mumbai have scored 84 for 1, exactly half of what Deccan scored. They have paced the chase perfectly so far, giving Edwards and RP the respect they deserved, and picking Harmeet Singh for 19 in his only over, and getting up to pace. We will see how well they do in the next 10 overs after the next five minutes or so

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/1 (85 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 8.40, RRR: 8.50)

    • SR Tendulkar 35 (23b 3x4 2x6)
    • JP Duminy 38 (30b 4x4 2x6)
    • RG Sharma 1-0-8-0
    • DR Smith 2-0-15-0

Ojha will start after the time-out


Ojha to Tendulkar, no run, and almost a return catch, Tendulkar looks for a paddle from outside off, gets a a leading edge, and it doesn't carry


Ojha to Tendulkar, 1 run, outside off, sqaute to cut it, and this one falls just wide of short thirdman


Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, full and straight, and played down to long-on


Ojha to Tendulkar, no run, steps out, looks to make room, Ojha saw that, and bowled a full, flat delivery, and almost yorks Tendulkar


Ojha to Tendulkar, OUT, and that's smart bowling again, almost a replay of the first ball, Tendulkar steps out, makes room to go over extra, but this is too full, and he ends up hitting it straight to Gibbs at extra cover. And once again, a wicket falls immediately after the time-out, and his timing has looked off right since the break

SR Tendulkar c Gibbs b Ojha 36 (27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 133.33

Shikhar Dhawan the new man in


Ojha to Dhawan, no run, thrown up, within the stumps, defended into the leg side by Dhawan

End of over 11 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 86/2 (83 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.81, RRR: 9.22)

    • S Dhawan 0 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 39 (31b 4x4 2x6)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-1
    • RG Sharma 1-0-8-0

Venugopal to bowl his offbreaks


Venugopal Rao to Duminy, 1 run, just short of length, outside off, not turning, and helped towards thirdman


Venugopal Rao to Dhawan, no run, full, on the stumps, Dhawan sweeps, but can't beat short fine leg


Venugopal Rao to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish, outside off, and played towards sweeper-cover


Venugopal Rao to Duminy, 1 run, full, on stumps, and played to long-off


Venugopal Rao to Dhawan, no run, short, just outside off, and Dhawan waits for it, but his cut shot can't beat the point


Venugopal Rao to Dhawan, 1 run, full, outside off, driven limply through the off side

End of over 12 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 90/2 (79 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 9.87)

    • S Dhawan 2 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 41 (33b 4x4 2x6)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 1-0-4-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-11-1

Ojha to Dhawan, 1 run, Ojha gets away with that fulltoss on the pads, which is smashed into the leg side, but straight towards the sweeper


Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, full, on the middle stump, and played down to long-on


Ojha to Dhawan, OUT, smart bowling again, this one was slower than the earlier ones, flighted too, Dhawan looks to slog it, and misses it completely, the off stump is out

S Dhawan b Ojha 3 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

And another game has turned just after the time-out, and Ojha can take credit for it, with two wickets in two overs. Required run-rate has crossed 10 as Bravo comes to bat


Ojha to Bravo, 2 runs, and right away he hits it through extra cover, no foot work, just a flow of the bat


Ojha to Bravo, 1 run, full, expansive flick through midwicket, Gavaskar likes it, "he has come down to give the ball some licks maan," he says


Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, full, flat, on off stump,and turned away to midwicket

End of over 13 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 96/3 (73 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.38, RRR: 10.42)

    • JP Duminy 43 (35b 4x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3 (2b)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-2
    • Y Venugopal Rao 1-0-4-0

Venugopal Rao to Duminy, 1 run, fulltoss from Venu, JP gets a single down to long-off

Duminy seems to be the man who wants to stay there till the end


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 1 leg bye, angling down, and beats a flick from Bravo, but one leg-bye ensues


Venugopal Rao to Duminy, 1 run, another single from Duminy down to long-off


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 2 runs, good shot from Bravo, not too flashy, just opening the face a touch to hit it to wide of long-off


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 1 run, fired into his pads, and he gets a single to long-on


Venugopal Rao to Duminy, 1 run, and another single for Duminy, this was full, and he played just to left of extra cover

End of over 14 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 103/3 (66 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.35, RRR: 11.00)

    • JP Duminy 46 (38b 4x4 2x6)
    • DJ Bravo 6 (5b)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 2-0-10-0
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-2

Ojha to Duminy, 1 run, full, flat, 95ks, and played down to long-on


Ojha to Bravo, 1 leg bye, this one was slower, thrown up, enticing Bravo, who is beaten in flight as he goes for the big heave, is beaten, but is lucky to get the back leg to it


Ojha to Duminy, OUT, what a big wicket, Ojha has struck thrice in three overs, with a fulltoss this time, Duminy steps down, and lofts it over the leg-side field, it seems like it has gone between deep dquare and midwicket, but Smith runs fast from deep square, very fast, to surprise everybody. Superb catch, looked comfortable in the end

JP Duminy c Smith b Ojha 47 (40b 4x4 2x6) SR: 117.50


Ojha to Bravo, 1 run, angled into the pads, and played into the leg side


Ojha to Nayar, 1 run, fulltoss again, played down the ground and along the ground


Ojha to Bravo, 1 run, overpitched, outside off, driven straight to sweeper-cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 108/4 (61 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.20, RRR: 12.20)

    • DJ Bravo 8 (8b)
    • AM Nayar 1 (1b)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-21-3
    • Y Venugopal Rao 2-0-10-0

Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 1 run, almost caught by Edwards, Bravo looks to clear extra cover, mis-hits, Edwards leaps high and to his right, but can't get his hand to it


Venugopal Rao to Nayar, SIX, oh Nayar, that's huge, first boundary since the time-out, and this ball deserved no less than six, fulltoss on the pads, and flat-batted over midwicket


Venugopal Rao to Nayar, no run, full, almost yorks Nayar


Venugopal Rao to Nayar, 2 runs, another hard hit, into the leg side, and into the gap, gets two for it


Venugopal Rao to Nayar, 1 run, full, on off, Nayar is on a knee, and lofts it straight towards long-off where Smith does well to prevent the boundary


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 1 run, full, on the pads, and Bravo flicks with his back leg in ther air

End of over 16 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 119/4 (50 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 12.50)

    • DJ Bravo 10 (10b)
    • AM Nayar 10 (5b 1x6)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 3-0-21-0
    • PP Ojha 4-0-21-3

Four overs to go, 50 required, just over two a ball. We are in for a close one. Edwards has two left. He will bowl one of them now.


Edwards to Bravo, 1 run, yorker straight away, outside off, Bravo inside-edges it to fine leg


Edwards to Nayar, OUT, this is a day of the slingers, Edwards goes round the wicket, gets it full, almost a yorker, just outside off, Nayar goes for the big hit, and gets a thin edge through to Gilchrist. Deccan in front now

AM Nayar c †Gilchrist b Edwards 10 (6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 166.66


Edwards to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, Harbhajan is in, and Harbhajan is rocking, this is not a yorker, just a touch shorter, and Harbhajan loves that length, heaves it over midwicket


Edwards to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, that's a fast yorker, down the leg side, swinging further, Gilchrist does well to prevent it from going to boundary

44 off 21 now


Edwards to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, bouncer this time, Harbhajan is expecting something fuller, but gets back up well, drops his wrists and gets a singel into the covers


Edwards to Bravo, FOUR, finally that Caribbean flick from Bravo works, length ball, into the pads, and extravagant backlift, and then over midwicket. To his compatriot


Edwards to Bravo, 1 run, slower and shorter this time, Bravo is early into the shot, and just manages to chip it over Edwards

End of over 17 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 131/5 (38 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 12.66)

    • DJ Bravo 16 (13b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5 (2b 1x4)
    • FH Edwards 3-0-23-1
    • Y Venugopal Rao 3-0-21-0

38 off 18, Venu to bowl, big risk?


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, 1 run, Bravo steps down, gets too close to pitch, and can't clear midwicket


Venugopal Rao to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, that Harbhajan bat is feeling good, fulltoss, and heaved over midwicket again, for a six this time


Venugopal Rao to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full, outside off, played to long-off


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, no run, dot ball! full, hit straight back to Venu


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, FOUR, oh Venu, fulltoss, and Bravo flicks it over midwicket again, where Harmeet (he is having a bad day), does well to get to the ball, but parries it into the boundary


Venugopal Rao to Bravo, no run, dot ball again, Venu gets his back, yorker.

End of over 18 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 143/5 (26 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 13.00)

    • DJ Bravo 21 (17b 2x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 12 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • Y Venugopal Rao 4-0-33-0
    • FH Edwards 3-0-23-1

26 in two overs, still more than two a ball. RP and Fidel should bowl the next two overs. But in what order?


Edwards to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, it's Edwards first, and what a yorker, on middle, Harbhajan makes room, gets inside half of the bat, and gets a single to mid-on


Edwards to Bravo, OUT, and Edwards has turned it for Deccan, what a big wicket, this was full and straight, Bravo was caught in the crease, looking to get inside it and go leg side, but Edwards was too sharp for that and hit him right in front. Is this the game?

DJ Bravo lbw b Edwards 21 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66


Edwards to Khan, 1 run, Zaheer is looking to make room right away, Edwards follows him, 142ks, Zaheer manages to get it to long-off


Edwards to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, slower ball, 127ks, surprises Harbhajan, and all he manages is to drag it to midwicket


Edwards to Khan, no run, lovely bowling, saw Zaheer make room again, went wide of off this time, and beat him. What an over


Edwards to Khan, 1 run, superb again, one can't do much with an off-stump yorker, Zaheer gets the best result possible, a single to cover

End of over 19 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 147/6 (22 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 22.00)

    • Z Khan 2 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 14 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • FH Edwards 4-0-27-2
    • Y Venugopal Rao 4-0-33-0

22 required in the last over. Deccan are the favourites. RP will get himself to get a wicket or two with batsmen throwing their bat around


Singh to Khan, 1 run, and he nearly gets one, just back of a length, on the stumps, Zaheer makes room again, slices it towards third man, but lands safe


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, SIX, can Harbhajan do it? his second six, sees the length ball, goes inside-out, clears Gibbs at long-off, his second six


Singh to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, and there RP gets his wicket, that surely has to be the game, it's a fulltoss, and Harbhajan's bat twirls in his hands as he gives it all his power, and the ball flies to long-on

Harbhajan Singh c Smith b Singh 20 (8b 1x4 2x6) SR: 250.00


Singh to Khan, no run, and this is the game secured, slower ball, beats a swing from the batsman


Singh to Khan, 1 run, goes for the short one, Zaheer makes room, and flat-bats it straight over the bowler's head


Singh to Shah, 1 run, Pinal Shah makes room, RP follows him, and he flicks it into the on side, and Deccan are celebrating, it's three wins in three for them

So three matches into the season, Deccan have won more than they did whole season last year. They bounced back well even after losing all their momentum in the middle and late overs. They bowled well, and won the game practically with just three bowlers - edwards, RP, and Ojha.

In fact this is a game that will be remebered for superb bowling in good batting conditions, especially the two slingers at the death. Edwards gave away 16 for two wickets in his last two overs, and Malinga went for just six and three wickets in his last two, including a double-wicket maiden. In between Ojha proved to be the difference between the two teams, taking three wickets in three overs - Sachin, JP Duminy, and Dhawan.

And for that very reason, Ojha gets the Man-of-the-Match award. He says: "I was very nervous, bowling to the best batsman in the world [Tendulkar]. My team backed me, they thought I could do it, so it was good to pull it off."

Tendulkar, the losing captain, says: "Till the 10-over break we were doing well, and we lost our momentum. This time the time-out has gone against us, but hopefull the next time it goes our way."

Glichrist, the winning captain, says: "It's a little milestone for us. We have got more points than we did last year."

On that note, okay bye.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 156/7 (13 runs required)

    • PR Shah 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 4 (6b)
    • RP Singh 4-0-27-2
    • FH Edwards 4-0-27-2





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