Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LR Shukla
40(22) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 1 5 1 5 6 4
DJ Bravo
64(53) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 1 1 14 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Dinda
O4.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O4.0
M1
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So after four losses, the Mumbai Indians are on the board. A seven-wicket win, set into motion by Shaun Pollock's two-wicket first over, maintained by a stellar display of left-arm spin bowling by Sanath Jayasuriya, and finished off by Dwayne Bravo and Robin Uthappa, who added 113 for the fourth wicket. Bravo remained unbeaten on 64 and Uthappa on 37. A fantastic stand after Mumbai lost three early wickets.

Ganguly wrung in the changes but his captaincy lacked oomph. Mumbai won with Tendulkar out for the fifth game in a row, and with Harbhajan Singh banned for 11 games. Pollock is all smiles. Bravo is happy to have played a winning role tonight and credits his captain and Jayasuriya. He hopes Mumbai can take this momentum forward. His really was a truly flamboyant, West Indian innings. A pleasure to watch.

Tonight its the Mumbai team singing. No cries of 'Korbo, lorbo, jitbo, re' from the Eden Gardens, Shah Rukh Khan or Usha Uthup. The Knight Riders' second loss in a row. And they've lost McCullum and Ponting.

Captains' speak: First the losing one, Dada: "We didn't bat well on a good batting track. It was a score to fight because Mumbai had not done well. But Bravo and Uthappa batted well. I gave Ishant three overs and had to hold him back. We dropped a catch but credit to the batsmen. We haven't batted well but there are plenty of games to go."

Shukla gets the most sixes award. He hit a couple.

Now Pollock: "It was nice. We needed to win to build confidence. It was a situation that could have slipped away. But Bravo and Uthappa played superbly. If I can be honest, we were looking for the smallest possible [total]. We managed to apply pressure all through, and Sachin might be back for the next game. Its a nice start for us."

Shah Rukh Khan hands over the Man-of-the-Match award to Jayasuriya, who bowled excellently for figures of 4-1-14-3, two catches, a hand in a run out, and 18 off 13 balls.

This is Jamie Alter signing off on behalf of all of us at Cricinfo, but do come back and join me tomorrow, for the Delhi Daredevils v Bangalore Royal Challengers game at 20:00 local, 14:30 GMT. Until then, cheers!

18.4
2
Sharma to Bravo, 2 runs, all over, and well done Bravo! Chips this one in the air, not timed well but it lands safely over extra cover's head and they scamper back for two to seal the first win of their campaign!
18.3
4
Sharma to Bravo, FOUR runs, lovely shot, just transferring the weight and pulling from outside off stump smack over midwicket, all off one leg, for a one-bounce four
18.2
0
Sharma to Bravo, no run, full on the zone, he makes room and squeezes it out to backward point
18.1
0
Sharma to Bravo, no run, short of a length outside off stump, pushed right to the man at point

Tendulkar, Fernando on their feet in the Mumbai dug out. Ishant back to bowl.

END OF OVER:
18 | 3 Runs | MI: 132/3

  • RV Uthappa37 (37b)
  • DJ Bravo58 (49b)
  • AB Dinda4-0-12-1
  • AB Agarkar4-0-23-1

Just six runs to win ...

17.6
0
Dinda to Uthappa, no run, comes out and slogs across the line but misses all ends up
17.5
0
Dinda to Uthappa, no run, slower ball, on a good length outside off and he pushes to cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LR Shukla
40(22) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 4 1 5 1 5 6 4
DJ Bravo
64(53) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 1 1 14 1 7

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Dinda
O4.0
M0
R12
W1
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O4.0
M1
R14
W3
Eco3.50
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