Indian Premier League, 45th match: Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians at Jaipur, Apr 11, 2010
Mumbai Indians won by 37 runs
11 April 2010 - night match (20-over match)

8.07 pm: Ok, the 'smoke break' at Sawai Man Singh comes to an end. Back to work people. The players make their way out again.

8.00pm Warne leads his team out. There's a bit of smoke around the ground. They must have sprayed it to ward of insects. The players are walking off. "Smoke delays play," hmmm. Great start to the evening. At least it gives you guys the chance to sneak off for a coffee break, or ideally, a 'smoke' break.

Sundar Raman, the IPL's COO, tells the players not to walk out yet. More on his Twitter page shortly. I tell you it looks like the clouds have descended on the ground.

Here's a pearler from Vincent: "You said Jayasuriya is cricketer by day and politician by night. Shouldn't it be the other way round since the parliament is convened during the day and cricket matches are played at night?"

That may happen when Jayasuriya returns to Sri Lanka.

Toss: Warne finally wins a toss and Rajasthan have chosen to bowl. Jayasuriya, cricketer by day-politician by night (whichever way you look at it), makes a return. Dhawal Kulkarni finally gets a game. Those missing out are Shikhar Dhawan and Ryan McLaren.

Those are the changes for Mumbai. Just waiting for a confirmation on Rajasthan. Ok, Rajasthan are unchanged. A victory for Rajasthan will give them a share of the lead in the standings, but defeat could leave them needing to win both their remaining matches. For more, read here.

7.25pm: The second match of the Sunday double-header, between Rajasthan and Mumbai is all set to begin soon. The toss is a few minutes away. The action shifts to the Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur. A win for Mumbai will take them to the semi-finals. Warne v Tendulkar. Game on.

0.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side, Jayasuriya gets his backfoot back before the keeper whips off the bails

0.1

Pathan to Jayasuriya, 1 run, clips the ball wide of mid-on for a single

0.2

Pathan to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar on fire after smoke delay! Yusuf drops the ball short and flat, he rocks back and cuts wide of point

0.3

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, this time he clips it straight to mid-on

0.4

Pathan to Tendulkar, FOUR, easy does it! He bowls this too straight and Tendulkar eases it off his pads, big gap at square leg

0.5

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, no turn this time and it beats him, Ojha breaks the bails but Sachin was safe

0.6

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped straight to deep midwicket where Lumb is in position

End of over 1 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 11/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 9 (5b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 1 (1b)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-11-0
1.1

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, bangs it in short and Tendulkar ducks under it safely

1.2

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, gives him width outside off and he slashes on the up down to third man

One slip for Jayasuriya

1.3

Watson to Jayasuriya, OUT, very soft dismissal! Watson pitches it up outside off and he tamely spoons it down to extra cover who was quite straight, I don't think Watson expected a wicket off that ball

ST Jayasuriya c Jhunjhunwala b Watson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

1.4

Watson to Rayudu, no run, stays behind the line and defends

1.5

Watson to Rayudu, no run, punched hard back to the bowler and Watson glares at Rayudu

1.6

Watson to Rayudu, OUT, double strike for Watson! Watson varies his length by banging in the bouncer, Rayudu goes for the hook an he gloves it to Ojha, the umpire Tarapore gives him out immediately but the batsman doesn't walk because Tendulkar reckoned the ball was over the shoulder height, Watson had already bowled one bouncer in the over, the umpires confer and deem it a legal delivery, Warne claps and gives Rayudu a send-off

AT Rayudu c †Ojha b Watson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (1 run) Mumbai Indians 12/2 (RR: 6.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (7b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-2
    • YK Pathan 1-0-11-0

Here's Aditya Dole

2.1

Dole to Tendulkar, 1 run, drifts on the body and he tucks it to square leg

Dole looks like a mirror image of Umar Akmal.

2.2

Dole to Tiwary, 1 wide, down the leg side and Tiwary tries to tuck it away

2.2

Dole to Tiwary, 1 wide, this time he's penalised for bowling it too short, too high for Tiwary to chase

2.2

Dole to Tiwary, FOUR, it ricochets off the stumps and still runs away for four, powerful straight drive hits the stumps at the bowler's end and yet manages to beat mid-off, top shot

2.3

Dole to Tiwary, no run

2.4

Dole to Tiwary, FOUR, drops it short and Tiwary flat bats it, not in full control of the shot but he still manages to clear mid-off

2.5

Dole to Tiwary, 1 run, taps it to the off side for a quick single

2.6

Dole to Tendulkar, no run, fullish in length and pushed with a straight to mid-off

End of over 3 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 24/2 (RR: 8.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 11 (9b 2x4)
    • SS Tiwary 9 (4b 2x4)
    • AP Dole 1-0-12-0
    • SR Watson 1-0-1-2
3.1

Watson to Tiwary, 2 runs, drops it short down the leg side and he pulls but mistimes it to square leg

3.2

Watson to Tiwary, no run, stays beside the line and taps it to point

3.3

Watson to Tiwary, FOUR, that's a Ganguly Swat, he backs away to a length ball and swats it just over cover and extra cover

3.4

Watson to Tiwary, no run, the bouncer again but it sails over his arched back

3.5

Watson to Tiwary, OUT, straight to Dole at fine leg! Watson's on fire here, he drops it short to the Indian batsman who can't resist the hook, too high on him and he sends it down Dole's throat, he barely had to move

SS Tiwary c Dole b Watson 15 (9b 3x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

3.6

Watson to Duminy, FOUR, streaky start! He's squared up outside the off stump and gets a thick outside edge which beats slip and runs to third man

End of over 4 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 34/3 (RR: 8.50)

    • JP Duminy 4 (1b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 11 (9b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 2-0-11-3
    • AP Dole 1-0-12-0
4.1

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes on straight and he clips it down to square leg

4.2

Pathan to Duminy, 1 leg bye, nudged off his pads to the on side

4.3

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

Slip and silly point in place

4.4

Pathan to Duminy, FOUR, misfield! Duminy drives straight to mid-off and Jhunjhunwala does a London bridge and lets it slip right through

4.5

Pathan to Duminy, no run, full outside off and driven to the off side

4.6

Pathan to Duminy, no run, full and driven down to Lumb at extra cover

End of over 5 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/3 (RR: 8.20)

    • JP Duminy 8 (5b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 13 (11b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-17-0
    • SR Watson 2-0-11-3
5.1

Jhunjhunwala to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and clipped to square leg

No close catchers for Jhunjhunwala

5.2

Jhunjhunwala to Duminy, no run, comes down the track but checks his stroke, the ball drops on the pitch

5.3

Jhunjhunwala to Duminy, no run, clipped straight to Voges at square leg

5.4

Jhunjhunwala to Duminy, FOUR, he bowls it flat and short of a length, picks the length early, rocks back and slaps it past backward point

5.5

Jhunjhunwala to Duminy, no run, flicked to square leg

5.6

Jhunjhunwala to Duminy, 1 run, big appeal for a lbw! Pitches outside leg, clips the pads and beats the keeper, may have been an inside edge

End of over 6 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 47/3 (RR: 7.83)

    • JP Duminy 13 (10b 3x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 14 (12b 2x4)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-6-0
    • YK Pathan 2-0-17-0
6.1

Pathan to Duminy, 1 run

6.2

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

6.3

Pathan to Duminy, 1 wide, down the leg side and clips his pads before reaching the keeper

6.3

Pathan to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and tucked to square leg

6.4

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, clipped behind square for a single

6.5

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he works it down to long leg

6.6

Pathan to Duminy, 1 run, full on the pads and clipped down to midwicket, Yusuf's keeping it to singles

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 53/3 (RR: 7.57)

    • JP Duminy 16 (13b 3x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 16 (15b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 3-0-23-0
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-6-0
7.1

Warne to Duminy, FOUR, tossed up on middle and off and he gets on his knee and sweeps firmly and picks the gap at square leg

7.2

Warne to Duminy, no run, no turn, tapped to the off side

7.3

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up on middle and clipped down to midwicket

An insect distracts Sachin

7.4

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 wide, tossed up down the leg side and Tendulkar tries to paddle it away forcefully, misses it

7.4

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the leg stump and clipped to the on side

7.5

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, flatter delivery and worked down to long-on

7.6

Warne to Tendulkar, 2 runs, gives it more air and Tendulkar leans forward and forces it wide of extra cover, long-off runs across and mops up

Naren: "Confused why Abhishek Nayar is not picked instead of R Satish." Nayar in fact was declared fit.

End of over 8 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 63/3 (RR: 7.87)

    • SR Tendulkar 19 (17b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 22 (17b 4x4)
    • SK Warne 1-0-10-0
    • YK Pathan 3-0-23-0
8.1

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, comes over the wicket, he drifts on the pads and Duminy quietly tucks it to fine leg

8.2

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays beside the line, opens the face and angles it down to third man

8.3

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, full on the stumps and driven firmly just wide of the bowler, long-off runs across to cut it off

8.4

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, another crispy straight drive beats the bowler again and the fielders in the deep stop it

8.5

Trivedi to Duminy, 1 run, stays beside the line and softly taps it to the off side

8.6

Trivedi to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar wafts at it outside off, the ball was a touch wide outside off

Time Out

Ankit: ""R" has been a go to letter for couple of days now.. Yesterday for 'R'oyal challengers Bangalore.. 'R' Vinay Kumar started, 'R' Dravid Set it up, and 'R' Uthappa finished it up along with 'R' Taylor.. Today for 'R'ajasthan 'R'oyals it has been S'R' Watson's show.. I won't be surprised if he stars with bat as well !"

End of over 9 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 68/3 (RR: 7.55)

    • SR Tendulkar 21 (20b 2x4)
    • JP Duminy 25 (20b 4x4)
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-5-0
    • SK Warne 1-0-10-0
9.1

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, floated on the pads and worked down to mid-off

9.2

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and swept down to long leg

9.3

Warne to Duminy, no run, hit on the pads but a long stride forward, stifled appeal

9.4

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, driven down the pitch and warne gets a hand to it, deflects towards mid-on

9.5

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 run, worked to Voges who fumbles at midwicket

9.6

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, drops the ball shorter on seeing the batsman come forward, Duminy checks his shot and drops it to the off side

Abhinav: "@Ankit, you are forgetting a certain Sachin "R" tendulkar in Mumbai indian team, he can make a lot of difference !!"

End of over 10 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 73/3 (RR: 7.30)

    • JP Duminy 28 (24b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 23 (22b 2x4)
    • SK Warne 2-0-15-0
    • SK Trivedi 1-0-5-0
10.1

Pathan to Duminy, no run, clipped to midwicket

10.2

Pathan to Duminy, 1 leg bye, clipped towards short fine leg for a quick single

10.3

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, comes down the pitch and checks his sho, clips his pads and drops to the on side

10.4

Pathan to Duminy, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and another leg bye taken, clips his pads and rolls away

10.5

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven to the off side for an easy single

10.6

Pathan to Duminy, no run, solid defense off the front foot, end of a good spell by Yusuf

End of over 11 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 77/3 (RR: 7.00)

    • JP Duminy 28 (28b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 24 (24b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 4-0-24-0
    • SK Warne 2-0-15-0
11.1

Warne to Tendulkar, no run, full and driven down to mid-off

11.2

Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, brings up the fifty partnership in style, chips down the track and lofts inside out over extra cover, effortless

11.3

Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar's acing this mini battle here, he comes down the pitch again to a flighted delivery and lofts even higher over extra cover

11.4

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 run, stylishly whipped away wide of midwicket

11.5

Warne to Duminy, 1 run, worked to the on side

11.6

Warne to Tendulkar, FOUR, make that three for the over! Warne bowls it flatter and drops it shorter, rocks back and cuts wide of backward point

End of over 12 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 91/3 (RR: 7.58)

    • SR Tendulkar 37 (29b 5x4)
    • JP Duminy 29 (29b 4x4)
    • SK Warne 3-0-29-0
    • YK Pathan 4-0-24-0
12.1

Trivedi to Duminy, 2 runs, whipped away to the on side and Raut mops up at deep square leg just before the rope

12.2

Trivedi to Duminy, no run, stabbed to the off side

12.3

Trivedi to Duminy, OUT, mistimed! Trivedi drops it back of a length and there isn't much pace on the pitch for Duminy to go through with the pull, mistimes it straight to Lumb at short square leg who cups it above his head

JP Duminy c Lumb b Trivedi 31 (32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.87

Pollard walks in. He's had many opportunities. Will it be his day today?

12.4

Trivedi to Pollard, 1 run, close call! There was an appeal was a leg before but there was an inside edge, the ball rolls to the off side and Pollard ambles out of his crease before being sent back, Voges dives and has a shy at the stumps but misses with Pollard miles out of his crease, Voges could have done a Jonty and run the stumps down

12.5

Trivedi to Tendulkar, no run, drops it short, he ducks under the slower bouncer

12.6

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 wide, slower ball but too wide down the leg side

12.6

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, tucks it down to the on side to retain the strike

End of over 13 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 96/4 (RR: 7.38)

    • SR Tendulkar 38 (31b 5x4)
    • KA Pollard 1 (1b)
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-10-1
    • SK Warne 3-0-29-0
13.1

Warne to Tendulkar, 2 runs, squeezes it down to deep midwicket and Sachin puts pressure on Lumb and pushes for the second run

13.2

Warne to Tendulkar, no run

13.3

Warne to Tendulkar, 2 runs, forced towards deep midwicket and Raut does well to slide and cut it of

13.4

Warne to Tendulkar, no run

13.5

Warne to Tendulkar, no run, nudged behind square and short fine leg is fielding straight

13.6

Warne to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the off stump and driven down to deep mid-off

End of over 14 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 101/4 (RR: 7.21)

    • SR Tendulkar 43 (37b 5x4)
    • KA Pollard 1 (1b)
    • SK Warne 4-0-34-0
    • SK Trivedi 2-0-10-1

The pitch is on the slower side and the bowlers are taking the pace off the ball

14.1

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower ball on the pads and nudged to square leg

14.2

Trivedi to Pollard, 1 run, fetches it from outside off and checks the pull because of the lack of pace, two fielders patrol the deep to cut it off

14.3

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, gently tucked away towards square leg for a single

14.4

Trivedi to Pollard, 1 run, bowls the short delivery but much quicker this time, Pollard pulls but keeps it down

14.5

Trivedi to Tendulkar, no run, well bowled! The slower ball and Tendulkar at first wanted to bend down and leave it and then tried to cheekily upper cut it, didn't make up his mind on time

14.6

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 1 run, Dropped! Tendulkar tries to hook a bouncer but gets a thick top edge, Dole had to run around at fine leg but he had it covered, lost it in the haze perhaps? Whatever, it could be a costly drop

End of over 15 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 106/4 (RR: 7.06)

    • SR Tendulkar 46 (41b 5x4)
    • KA Pollard 3 (3b)
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-15-1
    • SK Warne 4-0-34-0

Wide slip in place

15.1

Dole to Tendulkar, no run, comes round the wicket and he knocks it back to the bowler

15.2

Dole to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full on the pads and he flicks it forcefully down to deep midwicket, Raut does really well at deep midwicket to cut it off

15.3

Dole to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the off stump and pushes down to long-off

15.4

Dole to Pollard, 1 run, tucks it down to midwicket and gets Sachin on strike

15.5

Dole to Tendulkar, 1 run, stylishly flicks a full ball to deep midwicket and that's his fifty!

15.6

Dole to Pollard, FOUR, take that! Dole drops it a fraction short outside off and Pollard plays a powerful forehand to biff it past mid-off, top shot

Time Out

Sameer: "Trivedi deserves berth in national squad. He can be useful in any track be it a grassy or flat, bcz of his variations"

End of over 16 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 115/4 (RR: 7.18)

    • KA Pollard 8 (5b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 50 (45b 5x4)
    • AP Dole 2-0-21-0
    • SK Trivedi 3-0-15-1
16.1

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, he advances down the pitch and Watson drops it short, he tries to carve it over point but ends up upper cutting over the keeper, seemed intentional

16.2

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 wide, another bouncer but he doesn't offer a shot this time

16.2

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and crisply driven down to deep cover

16.3

Watson to Pollard, FOUR, stayed low and drifted towards the pads, gently nudged to fine leg with the fielder up, Watson won't be happy with that ball

16.4

Watson to Pollard, 1 run, tucked to deep square leg and they think of taking a second run but settle for a single

16.5

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, authoritative shot! Tendulkar uses the crease well to a pitched up delivery, moves his back leg across the stumps and golf swings it over mid-off

16.6

Watson to Tendulkar, no run, he comes down the pitch to smack it out of the ground but ends up swishing at thin air

End of over 17 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 130/4 (RR: 7.64)

    • SR Tendulkar 59 (49b 7x4)
    • KA Pollard 13 (7b 2x4)
    • SR Watson 3-0-26-3
    • AP Dole 2-0-21-0
17.1

Dole to Pollard, 2 runs, comes down the pitch and goes for the inside out shot but gets a thick top edge which drops in the middle of nowhere at sweeper cover

17.2

Dole to Pollard, no run, well bowled , fires a yorker outside off and Pollard doesnt play a shot

17.3

Dole to Pollard, FOUR, Dole errs by bowling a low full toss which Pollard clubs down to long-off with the mid-off in the circle

17.4

Dole to Pollard, SIX, into the crowd! Can we have the ball back please? Dole bowls length and Pollard punishes him by bending and muscling it high over wide long-on

17.5

Dole to Pollard, no run, slower ball and he tamely nudges it to the on side

17.6

Dole to Pollard, 1 wide, he bang it in short and he's penalised

17.6

Dole to Pollard, OUT, inside edge! Dole fires a yorker length on the off stump at raw pace, Pollard tries to drive from the crease but chops it to the leg stump

KA Pollard b Dole 25 (13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 192.30

End of over 18 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 143/5 (RR: 7.94)

    • SR Tendulkar 59 (49b 7x4)
    • AP Dole 3-0-34-1
    • SR Watson 3-0-26-3
18.1

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, he saw the field and picked his area, Watson drops it short and Tendulkar clears the back leg and clears wide mid-on

18.2

Watson to Tendulkar, FOUR, almost an action replay, Watson doesn't learn from his mistake and drops it short again, this time Tendulkar whams it even higher, over midwicket this time

18.3

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes down the wicket and chops it behind point this time

18.4

Watson to Sathish, 1 run, oh Watson! Sathish mistimes the pull to Yusuf at short midwicket and goes for the run, he was miles out of his crease when Yusuf collected it and lobbed it to watson, the bowler made a mess of it and Sathish survives

18.5

Watson to Tendulkar, 1 run

18.6

Watson to Sathish, no run, short and drifting down the leg side and Sathish moves across his stumps to shovel it over fine leg but misses

End of over 19 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 154/5 (RR: 8.10)

    • R Sathish 1 (2b)
    • SR Tendulkar 69 (53b 9x4)
    • SR Watson 4-0-37-3
    • AP Dole 3-0-34-1
19.1

Trivedi to Tendulkar, SIX, the slower ball but Tendulkar gets enough power on the shot to clear wide long-on, he backs away and picks a pitched up delivery

19.2

Trivedi to Tendulkar, SIX, Orange Cap for Sachin! Trivedi drops the ball shorter and Tendulkar backs away and smacks it over deep midwicket, goes a few more rows back

19.3

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full outside off and he makes room and drills it to deep cover, the throw is wide and he takes the second run

19.4

Trivedi to Tendulkar, no run, well well he turns down the single! He makes room and scoops it towards Yusuf at deep cover, Sathish is sent back

19.5

Trivedi to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Sensational running from Sachin! He pushes it to deep cover and there should never have been a second run, but Tendulkar blazes through for the second

19.6

Trivedi to Tendulkar, FOUR, seals the innings in a flourish! He stays at the crease and chips a fuller delivery high over mid-on who's up

Mumbai will be feeling much better than they did after ten overs. Tendulkar has made Rajasthan pay for dropping him midway through the innings. This is a competitive total, exciting contest in store. Join us shortly for the chase.

End of over 20 (20 runs) Mumbai Indians 174/5

    • SR Tendulkar 89 (59b 10x4 2x6)
    • R Sathish 1 (2b)
    • SK Trivedi 4-0-35-1
    • SR Watson 4-0-37-3
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