Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Nayar
38(24) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 11 3 11 1 3
Y Venugopal Rao
57(38) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 2 0 5 8 7 6 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | DC: 153/7

  • DNT Zoysa10 (7b)
  • RP Singh3 (3b)
  • A Nehra4-0-29-0
  • CRD Fernando4-0-38-2

11.25 pm local time: Mumbai Indians become the first team to win six matches in row. What a turnaround after they lost their first four. The game was finished as a contest after Mumbai dismissed Afridi, Gilchrist and Sharma cheaply.

Nehra did a superb job of keeping Gilchrist quiet and then Fernando, playing his second game of the tournament for the injured Pollock, delivered the knock-out punch by dismissing Gilchrist and Sharma in the same over.

"It's got to be such a disappointment for the Deccan Chargers, after having picked easily the best batting team on paper, to have performed in such a manner. I think, however, its great to see the local boys doing so well for all the teams, not just Deccan Chargers. Such locals as Rao, Teja and Nayar from today's match and many others from the other 6 teams," says Srinivasan.

Dwayne Bravo is the Man of the Match in his last game for the Mumbai Indians. He's leaving for West Indies for the home series against Australia. He's signed off in style: scoring 30 off 17 and taking 3 for 24.

However, his best moment, according to me at least, came in the field when he pulled off a supreme bit of athleticism: Rao had lofted the ball over cover, Bravo was on the boundary and he sprinted towards his left, he got to the ball as it was sailing over the boundary and took the catch while running backwards, he realised that he was going to go over the line because of his momentum and had the presence of mind to throw the ball back in, unfortunately he his foot had landed outside the boundary just before he released the ball, he manged to jump over the ad boards as well and avoid a nasty collision. It was all very dramatic.

We've come to the end of our IPL coverage today. Thank you for all your emails. We'll be back tomorrow at 7.15 pm for the game between Bangalore and Delhi. For now this is George Binoy signing off. Good night!

19.6
1
Nehra to Zoysa, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked off the pads to Thornely at deep square leg, Mumbai Indians complete a comfortable victory by 25 runs
19.5
1
Nehra to Singh, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, RP makes room and tries to hit over cover, he gets an outside edge down to third man
19.4
1lb
Nehra to Zoysa, 1 leg bye, Nehra fires one into the blockhole, Zoysa tries to swing through the leg side but doesn't connect properly
19.3
1
Nehra to Singh, 1 run, driven hard and straight past the bowler for a single
19.2
1lb
Nehra to Zoysa, 1 leg bye, full ball on leg stump, Zoysa tries to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad, the ball goes towards the keeper
19.1
1
Nehra to Singh, 1 run, dropped, a full toss outside off stump, RP tries to hit over cover but mis-times it, Jayasuriya runs to his left and dives but floors the catch

"Atleast Rao is playing a hand in getting somewhere closer. The high profile Deccan team is according to me a bigger disappointment than the Bangalore team," says Ninad.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Nayar
38(24) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 11 3 11 1 3
Y Venugopal Rao
57(38) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
6 2 0 5 8 7 6 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DJ Bravo
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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