Indian Premier League, 28th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians at Johannesburg, May 3, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
3 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

16.45 local Mumbai's openers are ready in the middle on a good track. Bangalore will need to dislodge them. Tendulkar has been Mumbai's mainstay at the top with only JP Duminy firing thereafter. Sanath Jayasuriya hasn't been in great form. Plenty of cheer for the two teams. Bangalore had their huddle on the sidelines and are taking their places. Good crowd in. Jo'burg is one of the best venues when full. Kumble has decided to open the attack with Praveen Kumar. Kumble stands at mid-off. Two slips in place.

16.15 local Down in the middle, two Indian legends are tossing. Anil Kumble calls heads but its tails and Sachin Tendulkar decides Mumbai will bat. Mumbai have made two expected changes. Graham Napier's return to England means Dwayne Bravo is back in and a fit-again Shikhar Dhawan also comes back into the XI. Mumbai have won a toss on a very good batting track.

Kumble is himself, not showing much expression. He started his term as captain with a win and hopes to continue. Bangalore have four changes. Rahul Dravid is back from India, Wasim Jaffer gets his first game this season, Dillon du Preez makes his IPL debut, and R Vinay Kumar gets another chance.

16.10 local And not too long after another last-ball game finishes, we jump across to Johannesburg. Here Royal Challengers Bangalore are playing Mumbai Indians, and lets see how close this one goes. Mumbai are now down a spot in the points table to four after Punjab beat Kolkata off the last ball in Port Elizabeth not too long ago. Bangalore are second last on the table, after winning two in a row. Now thats progress.

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Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, starts off with a good delivery, just pitching around leg stump and Jayasuriya pushes it back down the track to the bowler


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, oh that was close to hitting leg stump! Pitches just outside leg stump and gets some swing, Jayasuriya is late to connect and the ball clips his pads and almost rolls onto the base of leg


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball, starts on middle and swings in, Jayasuriya thuds forward


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches on off, again comes in, this time he turns it to short fine leg


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, just back of a length, bit of movement away, pushed to cover

Great over from PK. Lovely shape and he's hit the right lengths.


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, good over, a maiden to begin with and that too against Sanath! Pitches it up outside off stump to bring him forward and Jayasuriya pushes straight to cover

Excellent start from PK. Just what Kumble wanted.

End of over 1 (maiden) Mumbai Indians 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 0 (6b)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (0b)
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-0

Tendulkar will face up against Kallis. Just one slip now. A short square point in place.


Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, off the mark first ball, getting the wrists into play as he shuffles and works the ball off the stumps around the corner for a single to get Mumbai on board


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 3 wides, sharp bouncer, sits up and surprises Boucher, who cant stop it


Kallis to Jayasuriya, FOUR, there's his specialty! Sees a short ball and slaps it over point for four


Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, just back of a length and he chops it to Kohli at backward point


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 2 runs, pitches on off stump, he turns it through midwicket and sprints hard


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 1 run, walks across the stumps and turns it to short fine, where Jaffer dives


Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets room and back-cuts a short ball down to third man for one

End of over 2 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 12/0 (RR: 6.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 2 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 7 (10b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-12-0
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-0

Busier over than the first for Mumbai. PK will continue. He was superb first over.


Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, top shot in any format of the game, that! Tendulkar just gets onto the toes and punches a length ball off the back foot and finds the gap at extra cover


Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, similar length but this time he plays it more square, right to point


Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, another shot off the back foot, fuller and wider and he carves it to point


Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, better length on off stump and thats punched straight back to PK

Three dots ...


Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, now he veers onto the pads and thats twirled rather elegantly into the gap at square leg for four, another gem of a shot from Tendulkar, all wrists


Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, holds back the length outside off, Tendulkar punches off the back foot toward mid-off and sets off and just makes it home as a tidy throw comes in quickly

End of over 3 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 21/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 11 (8b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 7 (10b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 2-1-9-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-12-0

Bangalore lead the Fair Play Awards tally. Does anyone care? And here's du Preez on debut.


du Preez to Tendulkar, no run, good first ball, just pitching back of a length and its played to point


du Preez to Tendulkar, no run, good ball again, right on the dime and Tendulkar defends


du Preez to Tendulkar, OUT, edged and taken! This is a start du Preez will remember forever! Just pitches it up fuller outside off stump, sucking Tendulkar into a loose drive away from the body and the thick outside edge is well pouched by Dravid at slip, moving to his right to make his presence felt on return

SR Tendulkar c Dravid b du Preez 11 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Ajinkya Rahane walks out. A second slip immediately comes in. Its Uthappa.


du Preez to Rahane, OUT, two in two, hello Dillon du Preez! He must think this IPL stuff is child's play, just pitching another ball up outside off stump and looking on as Rahane drives and gets an edge to Uthappa at first slip, its easily held and Bangalore are simply cock-a-hoop out in the middle

AM Rahane c Uthappa b du Preez 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Hat-trick ball. Duminy takes guard. Still two slips.


du Preez to Duminy, no run, good ball, just holding back the length and Duminy decided to shoulder arms, the ball pitches in line but bounces too much before hitting Duminy very high


du Preez to Duminy, no run, much fuller and Duminy plays this straight to mid-on

Dillon du Preez. Who'd a thunk it? Two wickets in two balls on IPL debut. Not a lot of pace but he's hit the right areas and got a little, little bit of movement. Excellent over.

End of over 4 (wicket maiden) Mumbai Indians 21/2 (RR: 5.25)

    • JP Duminy 0 (2b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 7 (10b 1x4)
    • D du Preez 1-1-0-2
    • P Kumar 2-1-9-0

Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, back of a length on off stump and Jayasuriya watchfully defends


Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, pitches on leg and angles across, again watchfully patted back


Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, short of a length outside off and defended off the back foot

Whats happening? This is a Twenty20?


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 1 run, nearly a wicket! Kallis pitches much shorter, Jayasuriya makes a meal of the pull as the ball sat up and took the shoulder of that, its up and drops in no man's land


Kallis to Duminy, no run, bouncer outside off stump and Duminy sensibly leaves it be


Kallis to Duminy, 1 run, short again outside off stump but this time Duminy rises and uses soft hands to get over the ball and drop it down safely wide of gully for a single to third man

Very good over from Kallis. Bangalore are spot on so far. Vijay Mallya is beaming in the pavilion.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 23/2 (RR: 4.60)

    • JP Duminy 1 (4b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 8 (14b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0
    • D du Preez 1-1-0-2

du Preez to Duminy, no run, short of a length outside off and defended gently to backward point


du Preez to Duminy, OUT, a third for du Preez! What scenes in Johannesburg! This one isn't a good ball at all, short and going away but Duminy needlessly swings across and plays a terrible pull shot, getting a nick through to a gleeful Boucher

JP Duminy c †Boucher b du Preez 1 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

What was that shot all about? He reached out to play an awful pull. Bangalore rocking it. Here's Bravo.


du Preez to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length, just some subtle shape away as Bravo defends off the back foot and edges along the ground down toward short third man


du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, another short ball and this one surprises Jayasuriya, who gets into poor position to pull and the ball kisses glove but pops up and drops in front of cover and point


du Preez to Jayasuriya, no run, angles away and he cuts but straight to Kohli at point


du Preez to Jayasuriya, 1 run, much fuller, bringing Jayasuriya onto the front foot, he just pushes it down the ground and Kumble dives to cut it off at mid-off

Superb from du Preez. What a guy. Its 25 for 3.

End of over 6 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 25/3 (RR: 4.16)

    • ST Jayasuriya 9 (17b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 1 (1b)
    • D du Preez 2-1-2-3
    • JH Kallis 2-0-14-0

Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, gets across and drives too hard, cannot pierce the covers


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 1 run, pitches fuller on leg stump, he shuffles across dangerously and clips the ball away for a single out to the sweeper


Kallis to Bravo, no run, full on off stump and Bravo gets across to turn it to midwicket


Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, good shot for one, Bravo getting across, after standing deep in his crease, and clipping the ball off off stump into the gap between square leg and midwicket


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 1 run, drops it shorter and he rides the bounce, steering to third man


Kallis to Bravo, no run, thats the right area, good length just outside off and Bravo defends

Mumbai need these two to bat long. Can they against this quality spell of bowling?

End of over 7 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 28/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • DJ Bravo 2 (4b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 11 (20b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-17-0
    • D du Preez 2-1-2-3

du Preez to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, a bit of room allows Jayasuriya to punch off the back foot to extra cover, where Kumble runs in from mid-off, slides, and lets the ball through his leg for an extra run


du Preez to Bravo, no run, tight stuff, back of a length just outside off and Bravo defends


du Preez to Bravo, no run, beaten by the shape! Pitches off and leaves Bravo, pushing at it


du Preez to Bravo, 1 run, a bit of flair in that shot, getting across and flicking the ball from off stump in the air over midwicket out to the man marshalling the boundary


du Preez to Jayasuriya, FOUR, now some aggression from Jayasuriya, picking the fractionally shorter length and flat-batting the ball over mid-on's head, the ball makes the rope's acquaintance


du Preez to Jayasuriya, SIX, even better and thats the first six of the game in the eighth over, again a ball that was probably just a wee bit too short and in a flash Jayasuriya pulls it over midwicket

End of over 8 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 42/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • ST Jayasuriya 24 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 3 (7b)
    • D du Preez 3-1-16-3
    • JH Kallis 3-0-17-0

Kallis continues. He's been really good this evening.


Kallis to Bravo, no run, slower ball, pitched up outside off, Bravo sashays forward and plays a punchy drive to cover, high elbow and all that good stuff


Kallis to Bravo, no run, short of a length, he gets across and thinks about chipping it to the on side but the shot is not on and he adjusts to keep it back to Kallis down the track


Kallis to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length again and this time he steers it down to third man


Kallis to Jayasuriya, FOUR, uses his feet to make room and slaps a short and wide ball over the top and gets four to wide long-off, he's now looking to make something happen


Kallis to Jayasuriya, no run, slow bouncer beats Jayasuriya, who jumps away to the sixth stump in an attempt to slap the ball over point but he cannot connect, the ball doesn't carry to Boucher


Kallis to Jayasuriya, 1 run, more short stuff, more hopping to the leg side, this time he manages but on ball but its loosely pushed towards cover

End of Kallis' spell. Not bad at all.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 48/3 (RR: 5.33)

    • ST Jayasuriya 29 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 4 (10b)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-23-0
    • D du Preez 3-1-16-3

Kumble makes changes in the field and calls on R Vinay Kumar for the over before the break.


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, good ball, full and going away from Jayasuriya, who comes onto the front foot and pushes the ball toward the gap between cover and point


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, FOUR, too short and dismissed for four, gentle pace and it sits up, so he pulls from outside off stump and goes over midwicket's head


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, much fuller on off stump, sweetly driven along the grass to mid-off


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, short of a length on the stumps, punched to Kumble at midwicket


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, good length, no room on offer, Bravo steers it to backward point


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, shorter in length and he punches well but straight to cover

Very good work from Bangalore to limit Mumbai to 53 for 3 after ten overs. It was all du Preez, who ran in and hustled the batsmen. Two wickets in two balls with full, subtle swing and then one with a rank short ball that didn't need to be chased. We have a seven-and-a-half-minute "tactical" break. My tactic involves eating cheese pizza. See you all soon!

End of over 10 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 53/3 (RR: 5.30)

    • DJ Bravo 4 (13b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 34 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-5-0
    • JH Kallis 4-0-23-0

Kumble to begin after the break.


Kumble to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, starts off with a full toss outside off, which is punched past extra cover, the throw from the deep hits the stumps and ricochets for an extra run


Kumble to Bravo, 2 runs, gently floated up on the stumps, Bravo uses his feet and flicks the ball through midwicket, calling for two immediately and old man Jayasuriya huffs and puffs


Kumble to Bravo, 1 run, flatter ball, hint of drift, Bravo clips with an inside edge to leg


Kumble to Jayasuriya, 1 run, spins away off a short length, cut out to sweeper and he jogs one


Kumble to Bravo, no run, slower ball, flighted on a length, legspinner, defended back


Kumble to Bravo, 1 run, too short and cut off the back foot through the covers

End of over 11 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 61/3 (RR: 5.54)

    • DJ Bravo 8 (17b)
    • ST Jayasuriya 38 (31b 4x4 1x6)
    • A Kumble 1-0-8-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-5-0

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, bit of room and he steers it down through backward point for one


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, fuller outside off stump, Jayasuriya plants the leg forward and plays a swipe across the line, ball hits the front leg and rolls to the off side, Kohli runs in and collects and has a shy at the other end and just misses his mark


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length outside off, he drives off the back foot and inside-edges


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, clears the front leg and swings a fuller ball from outside off stump, its not timed well but he manages the gap between midwicket and mid-on


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, straighter ball and he flicks it in the air over square leg for one more


Vinay Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, another mistimed attempt to pull one from outside off stump, length isn't that short and he ends up dragging it across and down into the gap at midwicket

End of over 12 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 67/3 (RR: 5.58)

    • ST Jayasuriya 41 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 11 (20b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-11-0
    • A Kumble 1-0-8-0

Kumble to Jayasuriya, FOUR, slowly flighted up, Jayasuriya gets across this stumps and sweeps the fuller goodly and locates the gap behind square leg for a much needed boundary


Kumble to Jayasuriya, no run, flatter, shorter, wider and he cuts and gets beaten


Kumble to Jayasuriya, no run, flighted up outside off stump, just, and Jayasuriya misses the sweep


Kumble to Jayasuriya, 1 run, quicker ball on off, he shuffles and turns it through midwicket


Kumble to Bravo, 1 run, short ball, Bravo gets back and punches down past mid-off

And with that single the fifty-run stand is up. Its been slow coming but very important.


Kumble to Jayasuriya, FOUR, shot man! Jayasuriya uses his feet and lofts the full ball over mid-off to raise his fifty, the second of the tournament this season and very crucial under the circumstances, he's had to lead the team through early difficulties

End of over 13 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 77/3 (RR: 5.92)

    • ST Jayasuriya 50 (39b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 12 (21b)
    • A Kumble 2-0-18-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-11-0

Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, short of a length and Bravo awkwardly dabs it to the off side

Boucher comes up to the stumps ...


Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, length ball on the stumps and swung out to the square-leg sweeper


Kumar to Bravo, 2 runs, clever shot, using the pace to open the face and dab it to third man


Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, full on middle and off and on-driven with panache down to long-on


Kumar to Jayasuriya, no run, backs away to expose all three sticks and pushes the ball to cover


Kumar to Jayasuriya, 1 run, again he makes room and PK knows it, pitches it up on middle and leg but Jayasuriya backs himself with the shot and swings it down to wide long-on

End of over 14 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 83/3 (RR: 5.92)

    • ST Jayasuriya 52 (42b 6x4 1x6)
    • DJ Bravo 16 (24b)
    • P Kumar 3-1-15-0
    • A Kumble 2-0-18-0

Six overs to go. Bangalore need to hit back with a wicket or few. Roelof van der Werwe comes on.


van der Merwe to Jayasuriya, OUT, and it works! van der Werwe tosses it up, Jayasuriya swings it with little footwork and is well held by Vinay Kumar running in and sliding forward from deep midwicket

ST Jayasuriya c Vinay Kumar b van der Merwe 52 (43b 6x4 1x6) SR: 120.93

End of a good innings. Had he stuck on he could have pumped Mumbai to a fighting total.


van der Merwe to Bravo, 1 run, flatter ball and he drives over the covers in a hurry

Here's Nayar ....


van der Merwe to Nayar, no run, slower ball, tossed up into the rough outside off stump and it spins in sharply, Nayar tries to turn it off his front pad but doesn't get the desired contact or timing


van der Merwe to Nayar, 2 runs, this time he connects, turning the ball from outside off past mid-on


van der Merwe to Nayar, no run, lands it on a good length and Nayar plays it to midwicket


van der Merwe to Nayar, no run, quicker ball to end the over and Nayar again can't beat midwicket

Great first over from van der Merwe.

End of over 15 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 86/4 (RR: 5.73)

    • AM Nayar 2 (4b)
    • DJ Bravo 17 (25b)
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-3-1
    • P Kumar 3-1-15-0

Vinay Kumar to Bravo, no run, pitches on a length outside off and Bravo swings it hard to midwicket


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, shot and well stopped at extra cover, Bravo leans back and drives the ball very sweetly but the fielder dives and saves a couple runs


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, no run, swings at one pitched up outside off and cannot make contact

Bangalore have really done well. They have to maintain it.


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, FOUR, comes forward and pokes at a good-length ball just starting to shape away, opens the face at the nth second and gets four down to third man


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 2 runs, Nayar gets across and turns the ball from just outside off stump to wide of midwicket, the fielder returns a good throw but Nayar is just back across the line on the second


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 1 run, good ball, nipping back in from outside off stump, Nayar drives and gets an inside edge to square leg

End of over 16 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 94/4 (RR: 5.87)

    • AM Nayar 9 (8b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 18 (27b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-19-0
    • RE van der Merwe 1-0-3-1

Nayar has come in and looked sparky between the wickets. He's even got a boundary. Bravo has none.


van der Merwe to Nayar, no run, tossed up outside off, he covers the stumps and swings, messes it up


van der Merwe to Nayar, 1 run, fuller and flatter, Nayar dances down and slogs to wide of mid-on


van der Merwe to Bravo, 1 run, takes a step back and drives inside-out over extra cover to Kumble


van der Merwe to Nayar, 1 leg bye, tosses it up well outside off, Nayar swings and misses again


van der Merwe to Bravo, 2 runs, flatter ball speared down leg stump, flicked in the air past mid-on


van der Merwe to Bravo, 2 runs, starts to come down, van der Merwe sees him coming and fires it down leg stump but Bravo adjusts and manages to get wood on it for a couple past midwicket

And with that Mumbai's hundred comes up. Slow innings so far.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 101/4 (RR: 5.94)

    • DJ Bravo 23 (30b)
    • AM Nayar 10 (11b 1x4)
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-9-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-19-0

Kumble and Boucher chat elections in India. R Vinay Kumar continues.


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 1 leg bye, another step across to outside off and a paddle attempted, mistimes it and the ball rolls off the pads to short fine leg

Kumble waving his arms, bringing third man up ... one man goes to deep midwicket.


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, FOUR, shot, Bravo! Backs away and gets his first four, creaming the ball hard and fast through extra cover


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 2 runs, moves back again and this time punches the ball off the back foot, square on the off side, Uthappa runs across in the deep and collects, Bravo always wanted two and slides back in time to beat the throw


Vinay Kumar to Bravo, 1 run, slides down the pads, he shuffles and turns it away for one


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, 2 runs, backs himself to go over the top and does, slashing the fullish ball ala Suresh Raina over covers and it drops in no man's land so a couple more to Nayar


Vinay Kumar to Nayar, FOUR, finally he connects on that shot he's been trying for ages! Gets across and picks up the ball from outside off stump, paddle-slapping it ... okay, I just made that word up ... over short fine leg for four, superb placement because the man was up

End of over 18 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 115/4 (RR: 6.38)

    • AM Nayar 16 (14b 2x4)
    • DJ Bravo 30 (33b 1x4)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-32-0
    • RE van der Merwe 2-0-9-1

A good last over for Mumbai. They need two more big ones.


van der Merwe to Bravo, 2 runs, advances to a full toss and just manages to clear midwicket


van der Merwe to Bravo, 2 runs, fires it down the pads, Bravo backs away and clips over midwicket again

Kallis, after fielding in the deep, grimaces after he gets up. He came down hard on the left knee as he slid to stop the ball. He's due some treatment and the sub, Pandey, comes on.


van der Merwe to Bravo, 1 run, fired in, Bravo clears the leg and on-drives down the ground


van der Merwe to Nayar, 1 run, makes room, van der Merwe keeps it flat, Nayar drives to cover and sets off, just manging to make it but he was really gone for all money expect the bowler was in front of the stumps and tried to flick it back but wasn't in control


van der Merwe to Bravo, SIX, shot! Bravo comes well down and swings the ball miles over midwicket


van der Merwe to Bravo, SIX, six more, with a misfield! Bravo makes room and advances, van der Merwe fires it wide, then Bravo loses a hand as he scoops the ball over mid-off, its up in the air for a long time and Uthappa settles under it at long-off but falls over the rope as he leaps back

End of over 19 (18 runs) Mumbai Indians 133/4 (RR: 7.00)

    • DJ Bravo 47 (38b 1x4 2x6)
    • AM Nayar 17 (15b 2x4)
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-27-1
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-32-0

du Preez to Nayar, FOUR, another good shot from Nayar with mid-off in the circle, he comes out and drills the length ball straight down the ground and bisects the fielders


du Preez to Nayar, FOUR, he's going down swinging! Nayar gets down on his knees and swings at a fuller ball outside off stump and gets a thick inside edge that beats fine leg, who is also up


du Preez to Nayar, 1 run, another heave but he inside-edges to Uthappa at midwicket


du Preez to Bravo, 2 runs, makes room and gets a low full toss, which he swings and at inside-edges behind square leg, Bravo and Nayar hustle and get two


du Preez to Bravo, 1 run, good ball, right up there in the blockhole as Bravo comes down the track, just manages to get the toe end of the bat on it to cover and thats a great fifty up


du Preez to Nayar, (no ball) 2 runs, oh lord he's overstepped of all things! Its a good ball still, very full outside off stump, Nayar again tries that paddle shot but no bat, the ball rolls away down the track and he scampers off, wasn't a single in it and du Preez collects and has all the time to hit the stumps but misses, and then gives an extra run

Free hit coming up ...


du Preez to Nayar, 1 run, swings at length and gets a top edge that drops safely in front of mid-on

Not the finish Bangalore would have liked after du Preez's terrific start. Jayasuriya and Bravo added fifty, then Nayar joined Bravo and inspired a manic spark. They put on 66 in good time, with Nayar's bravado inspiring Bravo to step on it. That wasn't a great last over from du Preez, so he gets a dose of reality after taking two wickets in two balls on IPL debut. Mumbai have reached 149, really a par score as we've seen in the IPL, and Bangalore will be chasing a few more than perhaps expected. Whats more they will monitor Kallis, who limped off the field. Do not go very far because I'll be back shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Mumbai Indians 149/4

    • AM Nayar 29 (20b 4x4)
    • DJ Bravo 50 (40b 1x4 2x6)
    • D du Preez 4-1-32-3
    • RE van der Merwe 3-0-27-1





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