Indian Premier League, 41st match: Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians at Mohali, Apr 9, 2010
Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
9 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

Lots of emails about why Abhishek Nayar hasn't made it to the Mumbai team. Just to inform he is injured. Time to begin this one. Shikhar Dhawan to take first strike. Brett Lee to bowl

Punjab are playing almost a new team. There are five new players here: Adrian Barath, Reetinder Sodhi, Brett Lee, Love Ablish and Karan Goel. Out go Ravi Bopara, Juan Theron, Bipul Sharma, Sreesanth, and Manvinvder Bisla.

And SRT has won the toss and will be batting first. "It's important to be on our toes and continue with the same momentum," he says. The news is, JP Duminy comes in for Dwayne Bravo, who has been rested. Also Zaheer Khan is fit, and replaces Abu Nechim.

Toss Sachin Tendulkar is fit, and that brings a cheer to Mohali fans, who should ideally be supporting Punjab.

7.25pm Match 41. Welcome. On the face of it, this one, between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab, looks inconsequential, but Punjab still have an outside chance. If we are in Mohali, that outside chance is so outside it is somewhere in Kathmandu, but it is still there. Mumbai, though, could knock them out for all practical purposes tonight, and put their own semi-final participation beyond any perceivable doubt. Toss in five minutes


Lee to Dhawan, 1 run, slight shape in towards Dhawan, 142kph, the batsman gets a single off the inside edge onto the pad

Yezdi: "is 'Love' his real name? Am sure the opponents would love to love love if his performance is below par ;-)" Just to say this is the first and last joke we are going to make on his name tonight


Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, looks to leave one alone outside off, but ends up playing at it and dabbing to third man


Lee to Dhawan, no run, slower ball, full and straight, defended towards midwicket


Lee to Dhawan, 1 run, not the most convincing of shots, but manages to clear backward point with this mis-timed slash outside off


Lee to Tendulkar, 2 runs, 142.5kph, into the body, SRT gets an inside edge onto the pad and then towards fine leg


Lee to Tendulkar, 2 runs, lovely straight on-the-up punch and despite Lee's getting a hand to it, it has enough in it to get them two

End of over 1 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 5 (3b)
    • S Dhawan 2 (3b)
    • B Lee 1-0-7-0

Irfan Pathan to share the new ball


Pathan to Dhawan, OUT, he strikes first ball. Played on by Dhawan who looks to glide it to third man. Perhaps he played it for the swing but it went straight and cramped him up. Too close to his body for that shot

S Dhawan b Pathan 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Rayudu gets a promotion tonight


Pathan to Rayudu, 1 run, there is slight swing this time, but Rayudu drops it towards mid-off and runs, and makes it before a loopy throw from Love Ablish arrives


Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, slight swing again, pushed to mid-off, and he has hit it too hard to come for a single


Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, looks to play the square cut but the ball doesn't quite come on, and he ends up hitting straight to cover-point


Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, slower ball, and nicely driven with an open face but Goel makes a full-length dive at short cover to deny them even a single


Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, more powerful drive, and straight towards Goel this time

End of over 2 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 8/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 5 (7b)
    • AT Rayudu 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-1-1
    • B Lee 1-0-7-0

Lee to Rayudu, no run, moves across the stumps, but Lee is fast and just outside off, and there is no big shot forthcoming


Lee to Rayudu, no run, slower ball this time, almost a yorker, flicked to midwicket


Lee to Rayudu, FOUR, middle-stump half-volley, moves across, and flicks it to square leg for four


Lee to Rayudu, no run, back of a length, just outside off, defended back to the bowler


Lee to Rayudu, no run, moves across the stumps and turns this one to on, but finds square leg


Lee to Rayudu, FOUR, ordinary bouncer, no real effort in it, 128kph - and it's not the attempted slower one either - and Rayudu has enough time to rock back and pull it fine of fine leg

End of over 3 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 16/1 (RR: 5.33)

    • AT Rayudu 9 (7b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 5 (7b)
    • B Lee 2-0-15-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-1-1

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, angling across him, punched square of the wicket


Pathan to Rayudu, FOUR, lovely shot, dances down the track as if to a spinner, and lofts him over mid-off


Pathan to Rayudu, FOUR, that's a Bravo flick - well almost. Takes a big step down and extravagantly flicks it from outside off to over midwicket. The back leg slightly in the air


Pathan to Rayudu, 1 run, pushed away wide of mid-on this time, for a single


Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicked from outside off to wide of mid-on for a single


Pathan to Rayudu, FOUR, he is batting like Bravo today! even with the keeper up to the stumps he gives Pathan the charge and goes inside-out and chips him over extra cover, with that back leg leaving ground as he completes the shot

End of over 4 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 31/1 (RR: 7.75)

    • AT Rayudu 22 (11b 5x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 7 (9b)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-16-1
    • B Lee 2-0-15-0

Love Ablish to bowl his medium pace. Sanga is standing up


Ablish to Tendulkar, FOUR, poor start, short and wide, and cut away for four


Ablish to Tendulkar, 1 run, looks to punch down the ground, mis-hits towards wide of mid-on


Ablish to Rayudu, no run, length ball outside off, pushed straight to mid-off


Ablish to Rayudu, FOUR, poor bowling again, short, into the pads, fine leg is up, and Rayudu cashes in


Ablish to Rayudu, FOUR, short and wide again, and Rayudu cuts this in front of square, between cover and cover-point, top shot


Ablish to Rayudu, 1 run, short and wide again, this time, though, he has got a deep point in place - so finally he bowled to his field

End of over 5 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 45/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • AT Rayudu 31 (15b 7x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 12 (11b 1x4)
    • L Ablish 1-0-14-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-16-1

Chawla introduced early


Chawla to Rayudu, 1 run, whipped away from in front of stumps


Chawla to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicked away from leg-stump line to deep midwicket


Chawla to Rayudu, 1 run, overpitched, and pushed down to long-on


Chawla to Tendulkar, 2 runs, flighted on the pads, no turn, and he delicately helps it away late enough to beat short fine leg


Chawla to Tendulkar, 1 run, looks to work this to on again, but gets a leading edge, a safe, soft one


Chawla to Rayudu, OUT, quicker one, and he has really fired this toppie in, 96.4kph, and speeding up all the time, and an unsuspecting Rayudu has been done in and bowled through the gate as he looks to flick it to on

AT Rayudu b Chawla 33 (18b 7x4 0x6) SR: 183.33

End of over 6 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 51/2 (RR: 8.50)

    • SR Tendulkar 16 (14b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-6-1
    • L Ablish 1-0-14-0

Tiwary is the new batsman, but he is not on strike. Yuvi being introduced into the attack


Yuvraj Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, back of a length and pulled away to deep midwicket


Yuvraj Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted on the pads, pushed down to long-on


Yuvraj Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, flat, off-stump line, punched away to sweeper-cover

round the stumps to the leftie too


Yuvraj Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, on the pads, and helped around the corner


Yuvraj Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, bunted into the leg side for a single


Yuvraj Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, full, nearly a yorker, worked away for one to midwicket

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 57/2 (RR: 8.14)

    • SS Tiwary 3 (3b)
    • SR Tendulkar 19 (17b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-6-0
    • PP Chawla 1-0-6-1

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted on the pads, turned to fine leg for one


Chawla to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the pads, gets a single to deep square leg


Chawla to Tiwary, OUT, quick quick stumping, a googly pushed through him, and it beats Tiwary. His foot drags onto the line and Sanga is alert to it, and is super quick in whipping the bails off - which is why Sanga, and not Bisla, should keep wicket for Punjab

SS Tiwary st †Sangakkara b Chawla 4 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

JP Duminy's first hit in this IPL


Chawla to Duminy, no run, another googly, Chawla does that to foreign batsmen often, and he beats Duminy who is on the back foot, and hence in the crease


Chawla to Duminy, no run, moves across the stumps and flicks this to short midwicket


Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, another googly outside off, driven square, wide of point, gets a single

End of over 8 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 60/3 (RR: 7.50)

    • JP Duminy 1 (3b)
    • SR Tendulkar 20 (18b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-9-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-6-0

More spin. Powar in. Duminy better watch out for the slider that gets him lbw


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, pushes a regulation offbreak down to long-off


Powar to Tendulkar, no run, late-cuts this one against the turn but straight to point


Powar to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely shot, full offbreak, but SRT waits back, gets low, and guides it past the keeper. Delicate


Powar to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the pads, turned around the corner for one


Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up generously, Duminy comes forward and waits till it pitches before playing the forward-defensive. is he reading him off the pitch?


Powar to Duminy, no run, comes forward this time, and pushes it to cover


End of over 9 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 66/3 (RR: 7.33)

    • JP Duminy 2 (6b)
    • SR Tendulkar 25 (21b 2x4)
    • RR Powar 1-0-6-0
    • PP Chawla 2-0-9-2

Chawla to Tendulkar, no run, flighted around middle, looks to go inside-out, gets the inside half back to the bowler


Chawla to Tendulkar, FOUR, Lee misfields at deep midwicket and lets through a slog-sweep for four - it should have been two


Chawla to Tendulkar, no run


Chawla to Tendulkar, OUT, Chawla takes out SRT again, and raises his arm in quiet triumph! Tendulkar looks for the big sweep again, but this is the straighter one and he ends up swinging outside the line of it, and is bowled

SR Tendulkar b Chawla 29 (25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 116.00

a slip in place for Sathish, the new man


Chawla to Sathish, 2 runs, runs a quicker ball past the slip and charges back for the second


Chawla to Sathish, 2 runs, overpitched this time, and hit to wide of long-on, which allows him to come back for the second

End of over 10 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 74/4 (RR: 7.40)

    • R Sathish 4 (2b)
    • JP Duminy 2 (6b)
    • PP Chawla 3-0-17-3
    • RR Powar 1-0-6-0

Powar to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up again, hit back down the ground, and Powar dives to get a hand to it


Powar to Sathish, 1 run, again tossed up like a millionaire, low full toss, and hit to the left of Powar, and he dives but can't take the low catch. Very tough chance


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, full on the pad, and worked around the corner


Powar to Sathish, 1 run, sits back and waits for this flighted ball to turn and then works it to fine leg


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball, and pushes it down to long-on


Powar to Sathish, 1 run, pushed to wide of mid-on for the sixth single from the over

End of over 11 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 80/4 (RR: 7.27)

    • R Sathish 7 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 5 (9b)
    • RR Powar 2-0-12-0
    • PP Chawla 3-0-17-3

Chawla to bowl out


Chawla to Sathish, 1 run, short ball, guided to short third man for a single


Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, doesn't pick the straighter one, turns his wrists too early but because he has played with soft hands the leading edge goes along the ground


Chawla to Sathish, no run, flat delivery, hit straight to mid-off


Chawla to Sathish, no run, stays flat still and beats him on the late-cut


Chawla to Sathish, FOUR, lovely shot, shapes to charge at him, and sees the bowler dragging the length back and rocks back in the crease to cut it between backward point and short third


Chawla to Sathish, 1 run, overpitched on off, drives to wide of cover for one

End of over 12 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 87/4 (RR: 7.25)

    • R Sathish 13 (10b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 6 (10b)
    • PP Chawla 4-0-24-3
    • RR Powar 2-0-12-0

Powar to Sathish, 1 run, full and wide, driven against the turn to sweeper-cover


Powar to Duminy, no run, flighted delviery again, Duminy has to wait and wait before he can play the shot, which goes straight to midwicket


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, plays a similar delivery straighter this time, down to long-on for one


Powar to Sathish, 1 run, missed out, full toss outside leg with the fine leg inside the circle, but Mahela is very fine and dives to save three runs on this tap behind the wicket


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, on the pads, worked to deep midwicket for one


Powar to Sathish, 1 run, another full toss, pushed down to long-on for another single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 92/4 (RR: 7.07)

    • R Sathish 16 (13b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 8 (13b)
    • RR Powar 3-0-17-0
    • PP Chawla 4-0-24-3

Irfan Pathan comes back


Pathan to Sathish, 2 runs, slower offcutter, enough width on it to be cut away, and wide enough of deep point to come back for two


Pathan to Sathish, 2 runs, lovely running! pushes a back-of-a-length delivery to the right of Irfan and puts in the big dive to beat the bowler's direct hit, and then gets up fast to claim the second off the ricochet


Pathan to Sathish, no run, this time it's Duminy's turn to dive full length as he is sent back by Sathish as he has hit it straight to Mahela and cover! Duminy, though, puts in the dive to beat the fielder by half a frame


Pathan to Sathish, OUT, well bowled, well kept, slower offcutter, gets an edge from Sathish that is dying on the keepr but Sanga perhaps knew that a slower one was coming and stood closer than usual and takes this easily

R Sathish c †Sangakkara b Pathan 20 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

Pollard is the new batsman


Pathan to Pollard, 1 run, gets a bouncer first up, which he manages to keep down and gets off the mark


Pathan to Duminy, no run, quick delivery, back of a length, pushed to short midwicket

End of over 14 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/5 (RR: 6.92)

    • JP Duminy 8 (14b)
    • KA Pollard 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-21-2
    • RR Powar 3-0-17-0

Powar's last over


Powar to Pollard, no run, flat and straight, KP stays back and defends


Powar to Pollard, 2 runs, flat again, into the pads, worked away for two, fine of deep square leg


Powar to Pollard, 1 leg bye, beauty! tossed up outside off, and then it breaks in sharply to beat a forward defensive from KP, but it is turning too much to get an lbw - first extra of the innings, is this leg-bye


Powar to Duminy, SIX, first bit of intent from JP, gives him the charge, gets close to ball and lofts him over wide long-on, clean strike


Powar to Duminy, 1 run, punched away from off-stump line for a single


Powar to Pollard, 2 runs, short and flat, pushed to wide of long-on, and comes back for two

End of over 15 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 109/5 (RR: 7.26)

    • KA Pollard 5 (5b)
    • JP Duminy 15 (16b 1x6)
    • RR Powar 4-0-28-0
    • IK Pathan 3-0-21-2

Yuvraj comes back


Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, 1 run, full on the pads, and helped away for one


Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, no run, beats him with the arm ball, appeals for lbw, but it going down the leg side


Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, 2 runs, fuller, turned away to wide of mid-on for two


Yuvraj Singh to Pollard, 1 run, short and flat, hit to deep midwicket for one


Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, FOUR, nice shot, a typical JP touch, low full toss on the pads, and he plays it late and places it wide of short fine leg


Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, 1 run, fullish on the pads, flicked away for a single


End of over 16 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 118/5 (RR: 7.37)

    • JP Duminy 21 (19b 1x4 1x6)
    • KA Pollard 8 (8b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-15-0
    • RR Powar 4-0-28-0

Lee comes back. Round the wicket to Duminy


Lee to Duminy, 1 run, full and wide, driven to deep point for one


Lee to Pollard, 1 leg bye, slower ball, 114ks, Pollard is early into it, gets a leg-bye, though


Lee to Duminy, 1 run, full and wide again, only a single to extra cover


Lee to Pollard, 1 run, another near yorker, just outside off, hit to mid-on for one


Lee to Duminy, 1 run, gives him a length ball outside off, JP gets an inside edge as he looks for the big shot over extra


Lee to Pollard, FOUR, dropped at wide long-off by Ablish, it was a low full toss absolutely hammered flat and low and it virtually just broke through Ablish's body

End of over 17 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 127/5 (RR: 7.47)

    • KA Pollard 13 (11b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 24 (22b 1x4 1x6)
    • B Lee 3-0-23-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-15-0

Irfan back


Pathan to Duminy, 1 run, length ball, driven down to long-off for one


Pathan to Pollard, 1 run, yorker length, gets a thick edge to short third


Pathan to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, dragged across to midwicket for a single


Pathan to Pollard, FOUR, short ball, not much pace on it, and Pollard makes room and murders it past midwicket. Blink, and it was there past the rope

midwicket goes back, fine leg comes up, third man is up too


Pathan to Pollard, OUT, with that little margin of error, beautifully bowled yorker, 132kph, seems it is middle-stump line, moves away a touch, beats Pollard who is making room, and uproots the off stump

KA Pollard b Pathan 18 (14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Harbhajan is the new man


Pathan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, slower yorker outside off, bunted away to cover for one

End of over 18 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 135/6 (RR: 7.50)

    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (1b)
    • JP Duminy 26 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-29-3
    • B Lee 3-0-23-0

Lee's last over


Lee to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, low full toss, driven wide of sweeper-cover, comes back for two


Lee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Bhajji goes for the big slog, gets the inside edge that beats both the stumps and the keeper


Lee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, loopy slower ball, dragged from outside off to short fine for a single


Lee to Duminy, SIX, lovely shot, part sweep, part flick, gets across the stumps, and whips this length ball from outside off stump for a flat six over square leg - what wrists


Lee to Duminy, 1 run, another length ball, looks to go down the ground this time but doesn't get hold of it


Lee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, yorker outside off, the thick inside edge goes as far as short fine for one

End of over 19 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 150/6 (RR: 7.89)

    • Harbhajan Singh 9 (5b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 33 (26b 1x4 2x6)
    • B Lee 4-0-38-0
    • IK Pathan 4-0-29-3

Ablish has a big over to bowl here. The last of the innings


Ablish to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, slower ball, 98kph, beats his slog and goes for a leg-bye

third man and fine leg up


Ablish to Duminy, 1 run, as expected another slower ball, worked away for one to deep square leg


Ablish to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, oh he is doing well here! Another slower ball, and Harbhajan is early into the shot on the leg side, it comes almost of the back of the bat, and lobs to Sanga

Harbhajan Singh c †Sangakkara b Ablish 9 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57


Ablish to Duminy, 1 wide, tries the regulation pace yorker, and it's a big wide down the leg side - first wide or no-ball of the innings


Ablish to Duminy, 1 run, this yorker is accurate, on the leg-stump line, all he manages is a single

McLaren to face now


Ablish to McLaren, OUT, and he keeps getting slower and slower, 94.7kph, and McLaren steos out and wafts and is through with the shot when the ball arrives and hits the stumps

R McLaren b Ablish 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Zaheer to face the last ball


Ablish to Khan, OUT, another slower ball, and it beats Zaheer's swipe and Sanga hits direct to deny them the leg-bye

JP Duminy run out 35 (28b 1x4 2x6) SR: 125.00

So superb last over to back up the good work by Chawla and Pathan. Even though this is a slow pitch, this is a very gettable total. Do join us for the chase

End of over 20 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 154/9

    • Z Khan 0 (1b)
    • L Ablish 2-0-17-2
    • B Lee 4-0-38-0





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