Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That is the end of that from me then, Suneer Chowdhary. I will be back tomorrow with that sole game between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, one that is placed second in the table and another which is fourth. It has been great fun getting all your e-mails and hope you had a good time following the match too.


Harbhajan Singh: We did not play any better than Deccan, both teams batted poorly, a different wicket from what we have played at the Wankhede. Not good for T20 cricket. I came today and saw the pitch and said whoa, what to expect here, we never know what to expect from this track ever.

Cameron White: It was an important toss but we did not play too well. One thing you don't want to do is to have Steyn's overs remaining with the game finished.

Dale Steyn, is one of the rare man of the matches from the losing side: Would have been happier had we won, total disrepected Levi with that celebration after his dismissal, should have my match fee taken off. We could have made 15-20 more runs to make things difficult for the opponent.

Mumbai win the game with plenty to spare in the end, after it seemed that it could have gone the distance. However, the target of 101 was never going to be easy to defend. They had Dale Steyn leading the way with 2/10 in four overs, but as many of you pointed out, could have done with Rusty Theron in the line-up too. Rohit Sharma played some get-out shots at the start of his innings, then settled down but kept getting beaten before throwing it away in the end for 42, comfortably the highest score of the match.

Mumbai Indians move to the third spot in the table now with 10 points from nine games, behind Delhi and Kolkata. Deccan remain last with three.

Ashish Reddy to Rayudu, 3 runs, slower one, pitched right up and that is driven through the covers. The field was up and it is hit through for three and that is the end of the game!
Ashish Reddy to Rayudu, 1 wide, bouncer and called a wide by the umpire, over the batsman's head

18 | 14 Runs | MI: 97/5 (4 runs required from 11 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 2.00)

  • AT Rayudu16 (14b)
  • RJ Peterson1 (5b)
  • A Mishra4-0-29-0
  • A Ashish Reddy2-0-7-1
Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, googly, well read and played away to the off side for a single
Mishra to Rayudu, FOUR runs, short and that has been cut away to the fence for a four, this is already the most expensive over of the game. Disappointing stuff.
Mishra to Peterson, 2 wides, quick ball, down the leg-side and it is a wide, they run off it as well. Mishra's poor match continues.
Mishra to Peterson, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler.
Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, played away to the off side and they have run away for a single
Mishra to Rayudu, FOUR runs, full-toss and thwacked through wide long-on for four!
Mishra to Rayudu, 2 runs, down the track and driven through the covers, almost goes to the fence, but JP Duminy at long off, runs to wide to his left and saves it

The required rate, for the first time, is up to six. Mishra is on.

17 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 83/5 (18 runs required from 11 balls, RR: 4.88, RRR: 6.00)

  • RJ Peterson1 (4b)
  • AT Rayudu4 (9b)
  • A Ashish Reddy2-0-7-1
  • A Mishra3-0-15-0
Ashish Reddy to Peterson, no run, slower ball, well bowled, outside the off stump and beats him for pace. Off the back of the hand and the batsman was early in his shot.

No team has defended less than 116 in IPL

Ashish Reddy to Rayudu, 1 run, pitched right up to the batsman and he has been played through the covers for a single
Ashish Reddy to Peterson, 1 run, good length, and he flicks it away to the leg side for his first run now.
Ashish Reddy to Peterson, no run, on a length, defended on the back foot and it goes to the short mid-wicket fielder
Ashish Reddy to Peterson, no run, good length, outside the off stump, driven on the up and to the point fielder.

Robin Peterson has joined Rayadu, the two heroes from the Punjab game. One of the Punjab games anyway.

Ashish Reddy to Franklin, OUT, bouncer, gone! It was a quick one, Franklin went for a pull shot, gets a glove en route the wicket-keeper. Five down now!

JEC Franklin c †Patel b Ashish Reddy 13 (20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

Reddy is back on

16 | 4 Runs | MI: 81/4 (20 runs required from 11 balls, RR: 5.06, RRR: 5.00)

  • AT Rayudu3 (8b)
  • JEC Franklin13 (19b)
  • A Mishra3-0-15-0
  • DT Christian3-0-14-0
Mishra to Rayudu, no run, pitched right up and driven back to the bowler.
Mishra to Franklin, 1 run, close, could have been a run-out had the mid-off fielder picked it well, pitched up, driven to the fielder and there was some confusion.
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Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0SR TendulkarRE Levi
2nd31SR TendulkarRG Sharma
3rd14KD KarthikRG Sharma
4th30JEC FranklinRG Sharma
5th6AT RayuduJEC Franklin
6th20AT RayuduRJ Peterson