Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
81(46) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 4 2 3 5 3 9 0
AM Nayar
45(20) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 10 5 4 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Joginder Sharma
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Khote
O3.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco9.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | MI: 202/7

  • AM Nayar45 (20b)
  • A Nehra1 (2b)
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-29-2
  • M Muralitharan4-0-40-2

We can safely say this has been the game of the tournament so far. Hayden said at the interval that 208 would be a par score and Mumbai really ran them close. Abhishek Nayar has shown tremendous potential for Mumbai at the domestic level and really is a dangerous hitter. Today unfortunately, his 20-ball 45 went in vain.

It's never easy batting under such pressure in the bull-ring like atmosphere at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The crowd were as sportive as ever and never went quiet at any stage, even when Harbhajan and Nayar were clobbering it around. The Super Kings are happy with two wins out of two. Mumbai, well have to nurse successive defeats now. Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Harbhajan: "I'm happy with the way we fought. Amazing wicket to bat on, it was hard for the bowlers to grip the ball. We've got plenty of time to regroup. Hopefully we'll try and win in Mohali. We're hoping to get Sachin back for that game."

Dhoni: "Something needs to be done about the dew. We thought 208 was a very decent score though. The franchises should, hopefully, use some chemicals to control the dew. You can't control the toss but you can do something about the dew. It was a good game of cricket."

Hayden is the Man of the Match: He says it was a bit of a finger biting experience. On the communication issues mingling with so many local players, Hayden smiles and says, " One of the beautiful things about India is that everybody speaks English."

I enjoyed bringing this thriller to you. On behalf of our scorers Raghav and Raju, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.6
1
Joginder Sharma to Nayar, 1 run, Joginder doesn't overstep, Nayar scoops this down to long-off

Now Super Kings really can't lose this

19.5
0
Joginder Sharma to Nayar, no run, Oh my goodness, a dot ball! Nayar makes room and digs out a yorker straight to cover

That's 8 off 2. Dhoni runs across and has a word with Joginder. The crowd are on their feet

19.4
1
Joginder Sharma to Nehra, 1 run, dishes out another yorker and Nehra manages to dig it out towards cover for a single

9 off 3 now!

19.3
0
Joginder Sharma to Nehra, no run, Nehra swings and misses, he tries his best to make contact with that yorker outside off

Now Nehra has the free hit, the field can change. Nine needed off 4!

19.3
2nb
Joginder Sharma to Nayar, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps! Nayar makes room and square drives this to Badrinath at backward point
19.2
4
Joginder Sharma to Nayar, FOUR runs, that's four more! Joginder errs by dishing out a half volley outside off, he makes room, gets on his knee and carves it over extra cover

It's all tension at the MAC

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ML Hayden
81(46) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
4 4 2 3 5 3 9 0
AM Nayar
45(20) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 10 5 4 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

Joginder Sharma
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Khote
O3.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco9.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301