Indian Premier League, 45th match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Durban, May 14, 2009
Rajasthan Royals won by 2 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
14 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
1.1

Malinga to Quiney, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, drops it on the pitch and sets off for a single, Malinga rushes in to break down the stumps but the batsman is well in

1.2

Malinga to Smith, no run, bang on the stumps, tight line on middle, defended towards midwicket

1.3

Malinga to Smith, no run, back of a length on the off stump, rocks back and drops it towards cover

1.4

Malinga to Smith, no run, Smith misses out, bowling to his strength, full on the pads, flicked away firmly but straight to square leg

1.5

Malinga to Smith, FOUR, excellent stuff, more than compensates for the miss the previous ball, length ball outside off, gets to the pitch and drives it crisply wide of mid-off for his first boundary

1.6

Malinga to Smith, 2 runs, short on middle, whipped away wide of mid-on for a single, an unnecessary throw to the striker's end, a direct hit and they get one more off the ricochet

Rajasthan Royals 14/0   SL Malinga 1-0-7-0
7.1

Malinga to Pathan, no run, starts with a bouncer, banged in short on middle at around 135 kmph, took Yusuf by surprise, had no answer to it, just backed out, was almost done in by the pace

7.2

Malinga to Pathan, no run, follows that one with a slower one, bowled at 117 kmph, tried to dab it down to third man, missed

7.3

Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, full and wide, cashes in, makes room and slashes it behind point, was uppish but safe, beat third man comfortably for a boundary

7.4

Malinga to Pathan, no run, deceived by the slower one again, Yusuf was sucked in by the short ball, tried to upper cut that over the keeper but was too early into it, failed to pick it

7.5

Malinga to Pathan, FOUR, he's better off bowling short, pushed it full and wide this time, got to the pitch and bludgeoned it wide of mid-off, sweetly struck

7.6

Malinga to Pathan, 2 runs, almost done in by the slower one, pushed it on a length again, went hard at it initially but checked his shot at the right time, managed to clear mid-off, and sneak a couple

Rajasthan Royals 55/1   SL Malinga 2-0-17-0
15.1

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, guided down to third man for a single

15.2

Malinga to Quiney, no run, slower one, failed to pick that, thought of a pull but withdrew once he realised there was no chance, bowled at 117.2 kmph

15.3

Malinga to Quiney, 1 run, slower ball bowled short outside off, bunted it down deep cover

15.4

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, back of a length outside off, upper cut towards third man for a single

15.5

Malinga to Quiney, OUT, superb yorker, let it rip there, bowled at 138.1 kmph, targeted the leg stump and hit, Quiney failed to bring his bat down, was too quick and the stick went for a walk

RJ Quiney b Malinga 51 (40b 5x4 2x6) SR: 127.50

15.6

Malinga to Chitnis, no run, bouncer outside off, Chitnis lets it go

Rajasthan Royals 126/3   SL Malinga 3-0-20-1
17.1

Malinga to Jadeja, no run, bowled it full and wide, failed to reach it, was a little late on it as well, quick, at 139.3 kmph

17.2

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, length ball outside off, gets his bat under it and steers it towards deep point

17.3

Malinga to Chitnis, 1 wide, straying down the leg side, concedes a run and an extra ball

17.3

Malinga to Chitnis, FOUR, beautifully timed, bowled full on middle, made room and drove it with a full face wide of mid-off for a pressure-relieving four

17.4

Malinga to Chitnis, 1 run, banged in short on middle, dropped between point and cover for a quick single

17.5

Malinga to Jadeja, 1 run, coming round the wicket to the left hander, hurls it in the blockhole outside off, digs it out wide of cover for a quick single

17.6

Malinga to Chitnis, no run, slower one this time, bowled at 123.8 kmph, the legcutter, he failed to pick that, tried to guide it to third man, got a faint edge that fell well short of the keeper

Rajasthan Royals 138/3   SL Malinga 4-0-28-1
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