Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 5 Runs | MI: 126/8 (20 runs required, RR: 6.30)

  • DS Kulkarni7 (9b)
  • RR Raje11 (7b)
  • RP Singh4-0-19-2
  • RJ Harris4-0-25-0

Whew, good game that. Low-scoring with plenty of twists and turns, no pun intended. After RP Singh's double strike Mumbai were on the back foot, but a 53-run stand between Shah and Duminy had revived them. Then Gilchrist turned to part-time spin and Suman almost immediately got Shah. Then just when Bravo seemed primed to assist Duminy he gave Suman a second when the bowler returned. Then it was all over to Rohit Sharma, who took a hat-trick. Deccan came back strong and pulled it out from beneath Mumbai's feet.

RP, Suman and Rohit all bowled well. Deccan win by 19 runs and are now at two on the points table. Mumbai are second last at seventh. Deccan were without Edwards and Ojha but still did superbly. Crucial strikes at the start, around the half-way mark, and during the slog. Those will win you games. Mumbai just choked.

SuperSport Park has been treated to a great game. Not many runs but plenty of wickets. Its good to see matches dominated by bowlers, that too spinners, in this format. Lets go to the post-match presentation.

Tendulkar says Mumbai's bowlers did well but the batsmen didn't reciprocate. Says Shah did his well as pinch hitter. But whats this about a pinch hitter in Twenty20, I ask?

Next up is Gilchrist. He says Deccan would have liked some more runs and says he was foolish with the bat. But credits the batsmen who hung on and then the spinners who protected a decent score. Says this is a big win. A special shout out to Harris for that catch at third man and the ball to get Tendulkar. Says Rohit was 'outstanding' and 'unbelievable'.

Few surprises that Rohit is Man of the Match. His 38 was Deccan's best score and then came a hat-trick. Really a good evening for him. He says the pitch wasn't that easy to bat on but smiles when he talks about his bowling.

So thats the end of that. We have two games tomorrow so don't forget to join us. Bye for now!

Singh to Kulkarni, 1 run, ends the match with a full toss which is pulled to midwicket
Singh to Raje, 1 run, aims for leg stump with the full ball, batsman clears the front leg and swings hard, managing a little inside edge down toward short fine leg
Singh to Kulkarni, 1 run, makes room and pulls a length ball just wide of mid-on
Singh to Kulkarni, no run, yorker just outside off stump and he cannot get bat on ball
Singh to Raje, 1 run, full just outside off stump, clears the leg and swings to square leg
Singh to Kulkarni, 1 run, sends down a full toss, which Kulkarni gets across to and paddles fine

Final over and its all over for Mumbai. RP Singh will finish it off. Why not Rohit?

19 | 9 Runs | MI: 121/8 (25 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.36, RRR: 25.00)

  • RR Raje9 (5b)
  • DS Kulkarni4 (5b)
  • RJ Harris4-0-25-0
  • RG Sharma2-0-6-4
Harris to Raje, SIX runs, good shot that! Harris errs in length with a half tracker and Raje gets into shape to pull that flat and just over the deep midwicket ropes for half a dozen
Harris to Kulkarni, 1 run, plants the back leg across off stump and drives hard at the full ball, just managing to get a wee bit of wood on the ball and it rolls into the covers
Harris to Kulkarni, no run, jumps back to the seventh stump and Harris follows him, beating bat
Harris to Raje, 1 run, limply plays a short ball on the body, taking a hand off the bat, its up in the air and drops safely in front of square leg
Harris to Raje, no run, smart bouncer, goes just over Raje's left shoulder
Harris to Kulkarni, 1 run, slides down the pads, Kulkarni works it away, a good throw comes in to Harris, who has plenty of time to dislodge the stumps but doesn't collect in cleanly and the batsman is just home

18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | MI: 112/8 (34 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 17.00)

  • DS Kulkarni2 (2b)
  • RR Raje2 (2b)
  • RG Sharma2-0-6-4
  • TL Suman4-0-14-2

Rohit is all smiles and why not? Didn't try anything fancy. Tossed it up, mixed in some flat stuff, and waited.

Sharma to Kulkarni, 1 run, fires it in, batsman swings an inside edge just wide of square leg
Sharma to Raje, 1 run, flights it down leg stump and thats swung to the deep on one bounce
Sharma to Kulkarni, 1 run, back to full and fast and thats driven to extra cover for one

Dramatic collapse at the hands of some clever slow bowling. Rohit is the man right now.

Sharma to Tiwary, OUT, simple stumping! Rohit proposes, Tiwary accepts, but he's a mile away from the ball as it breaks away from the stumps and an ecstatic Gilchrist takes care of the rest
Sharma to Raje, 1 run, fired in flat and Raje jams it out to midwicket

Yuvraj Singh and now Rohit. Amazing scenes here. Rohit Sharma. Hats off to Gilchrist too.

Sharma to Duminy, OUT, and he's got it! Rohit Sharma gets three in three! He fires down the leg stumps, no air whatsoever, Duminy moves back and tries to play it over square leg but gets a thin inside edge which Gilchrist, smartly anticipating, holds onto as he moves across

Deccan are making this into a thriller. Rohit is on a hat-trick mind you.

17 | 5 Runs | MI: 108/6 (38 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 12.66)

  • SS Tiwary3 (4b)
  • JP Duminy52 (47b)
  • TL Suman4-0-14-2
  • RG Sharma1-0-2-2

Still, a superb outing from Suman. Kept it simple and reaped the rewards.

Suman to Tiwary, no run, he's dropped it! Suman keeps it nice and straight, Tiwary backs away and drills it back very hard to the bowler, who grabs it near the midriff but lets it out
Suman to Tiwary, 2 runs, a bit straighter and he makes room to swing the ball away for two
Suman to Tiwary, no run, flat again and he makes room to drive off the front foot to cover

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7SR TendulkarST Jayasuriya
2nd0SR TendulkarPR Shah
3rd53JP DuminyPR Shah
4th37JP DuminyDJ Bravo
5th6JP DuminyAM Nayar
6th0Harbhajan SinghJP Duminy
7th5SS TiwaryJP Duminy
8th1SS TiwaryRR Raje
9th17DS KulkarniRR Raje
  • Sharma heroics ensure Deccan win

    Mumbai Indians squandered a crucial opportunity to grab a spot in the top four, losing to Deccan Chargers by 19 runs in a see-saw game where they had held the cards for the most part

  • Sharma heroics ensure Deccan win

    Mumbai Indians squandered a crucial opportunity to grab a spot in the top four, losing to Deccan Chargers by 19 runs in a see-saw game where they had held the cards for the most part