END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 3 Wkts | MI: 188/10 (2 runs required, RR: 9.40)

  • CRD Fernando2 (1b)
  • VRV Singh4-0-56-0
  • S Sreesanth4-0-35-2

This would go down as one of the classic chokes in Twenty20 history. Mumbai suddenly panicked when they lost Abhishek Nayar and Tendulkar in quick succession. The running and calling was totally messed up, especially in the final over when there were three run-outs. Punjab will have to commended for keeping their nerve in the final moments. Surely, Yuvraj would have played a big part in pushing everybody to give their best. It was only fitting he finished it off in style with an athletic run out to rival Jonty Rhodes.

Here's an observation from Mahesh N: "Tendulkar should hand Pollock the captaincy and concentrate on his batting. The decision to have Nehra bowl the final over instead of Pollock cost the match."

Pollock could well have been unfit for the last over. I guess the reasons will be revealed shortly. Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Sreesanth gets the purple cap for being the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He's tied with RP Singh on 15 wickets but edges ahead on economy rate.

Tendulkar: "We got so close and congratulations to my team. Would like to thank the crowd. I needed to be there till the end, till the 15th over. I always felt it would be one run or one wicket which would change things. But we lost by one run.

Yuvraj: "Sachin's wicket changed the game for us. Marsh and Pomersbach played brilliantly. I want to tell the crowd that the crowd support was too one sided towards Mumbai. Let me remind them that some of the Punjab players also play for India." He's clearly unhappy.

Shaun Marsh is the Man of the Match. He said the IPL was a great experience.

Strong words from Yuvraj there. Details of what really happened should emerge later.

Part 2 of the double header should get underway soon in Chennai. Rain has delayed the start by 15 minutes. It's Chennai Super Kings v Bangalore Royal Challengers. Bangalore will bat first. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

19.6
W
Singh to Yeligati, OUT, The six-match winning streak finally ends! And it's the captain Yuvraj Singh who sets a brilliant example! Yeligati drives but mistimes it towards mid-off, they for for the single anyway, Yeligati knows he's struggling and Yuvraj decides to make a dash for the stumps instead of attempting a direct hit, he flings himself at the stumps and knocks all three of them down with Yeligati well short of his ground. The third umpire is called for but Punjab know they've done it, Yuvraj is in a frenzy

VS Yeligati run out (Yuvraj Singh) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5
2
Singh to Yeligati, 2 runs, makes room and chops it down towards the bowler, they go for the run and VRV makes an unnecessary attempt at the non strikers end, the throw is backed up at mid-on and they take a second run

Yeligati walks in. 4 needed off 2

19.4
W
Singh to Fernando, 2 runs, OUT, the drama continues! He drives a full delivery through the covers, Srivastava makes a sliding save behind point, they attempt a third run and Nehra is just short of his ground as Kaul whips off the bails

A Nehra run out (Srivastava/Jayawardene/†Kaul) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3
1b
Singh to Nehra, 1 bye, makes room and misses, they steal a bye
19.2
W
Singh to Chitnis, 1 run, OUT, And here's another twist! He creams this along the turf to deep extra cover, Srivastava picks it upo and hurls it back to the keeper as they attempt a second run, Kaul whips off the bails and Chitnis is short of hos ground

SD Chitnis run out (Srivastava) 15 (6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 250.00

19.1
4
Singh to Chitnis, FOUR runs, Dropped: The ball is full outside off, he scoops it high over extra cover, Srivastava is struggling to judge that and he spills the catch while falling backwards
19.1
7nb
Singh to Chitnis, (no ball) SIX runs, off all times VRV has to bowl a waist high full toss! Chitnis makes room and scoops it high over third man

So they need 19 off the last over. The mood in that dugout was slightly different about 15 minutes back. A few quick wickets and boom. It's not over yet for Mumbai. VRV bowls the final over

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 171/7 (19 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 19.00)

  • SD Chitnis4 (3b)
  • CRD Fernando0 (0b)
  • S Sreesanth4-0-35-2
  • Yuvraj Singh2-0-12-2
18.6
1
Sreesanth to Chitnis, 1 run, he dishes it out full and wide outside off, he makes room and slices it hard down to third man

Fernando walks in

18.5
W
Sreesanth to Shah, OUT, this task is getting tougher and tougher for Mumbai! Sreesant gets away with a full toss outside off, Shah slogs across the line and VRV at deep midwicket runs backwards and pulls off a neat catch

PR Shah c Singh b Sreesanth 5 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.4
2
Sreesanth to Shah, 2 runs, he bowls the full delivery which swings in, he pullde over midwicket but can't find the ropes
18.3
2
Sreesanth to Shah, 2 runs, steps down the track and plays a chipped shot just wide of Jayawardene at midwicket
18.2
1
Sreesanth to Chitnis, 1 run, slightly short of a length and he cuts it to third man
18.1
2
Sreesanth to Chitnis, 2 runs, hits a good length outside off and he gets off the mark with a slice just wide of sweeper cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | MI: 163/6 (27 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 13.50)

  • PR Shah1 (2b)
  • Yuvraj Singh2-0-12-2
  • IK Pathan4-0-37-0
17.6
W
Yuvraj Singh to Uthappa, OUT, There's further trouble for Mumbai as Uthappa steps down the track and tries to launch him downtown, he hits it down Hopes' throat at long-on

RV Uthappa c Hopes b Yuvraj Singh 9 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

17.5
1
Yuvraj Singh to Shah, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he sweeps to midwicket
17.4
0
Yuvraj Singh to Shah, no run, he reverse sweeps to gully
17.3
1lb
Yuvraj Singh to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, glided to fine leg
17.2
2
Yuvraj Singh to Uthappa, 2 runs, moves across hi stumps and paddles it down to fine leg

Pinal Shah walks in

17.1
W
Yuvraj Singh to Pollock, OUT, Now this is getting really interesting! Yuvraj slides it down the legside, Pollock shapes to paddle it fine but he gets a thick leading edge which lobs to Chawla ar short third man

SM Pollock c Chawla b Yuvraj Singh 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Here's pollock

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 159/4 (31 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.35, RRR: 10.33)

  • SR Tendulkar65 (46b)
  • IK Pathan4-0-37-0
  • PP Chawla4-0-22-1
16.6
W
Pathan to Uthappa, OUT, Do we have a game here? Uthappa rocks back and softly tucks it towards midwicket, they set off for the run but Tendulkar is sent back after Pathan runs forward and gathers the ball quickly, he takes aim and strikes the stumps down with Tendulkar yards outside his crease

SR Tendulkar run out (Pathan) 65 (46b 12x4 0x6) SR: 141.30

16.5
0
Pathan to Uthappa, no run, plays a short arm pull across the line but can;t beat midwicket
16.4
0
Pathan to Uthappa, no run, shapes to hook a short delivery but he takes his eyes off the ball and the ball strikes him flush on the helmet, that unsettles him
16.3
1
Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, steps down the track to disturb the bowler's rhythm, he punches it to mid-off
16.2
2
Pathan to Tendulkar, 2 runs, walks across his stumps and plays a deliberate paddle down to fine leg, Sreeasanth nearly lets it slip through
16.1
0
Pathan to Tendulkar, no run, Pathan returns for a new spell, he bangs in a slow bouncer down the legside and Tendulkar swings and misses
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Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36SR TendulkarST Jayasuriya
2nd45SR TendulkarDR Smith
3rd46SR TendulkarAM Nayar
4th32SR TendulkarRV Uthappa
5th0SM PollockRV Uthappa
6th4RV UthappaPR Shah
7th7PR ShahSD Chitnis
8th13CRD FernandoSD Chitnis
9th3A NehraCRD Fernando
10th2CRD FernandoVS Yeligati