Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RJ Quiney
51(40) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 15 6 0 0 4
SR Tendulkar
40(30) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 3 2 0 0 11 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O1.0
M0
R3
W2
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

What a match! Roll the clock back to last year, when Yuvraj Singh pulled off a run out off the last ball of the match to seal a nerve-wracking win for Kings XI Punjab,. The opponents, then too, were Mumbai, and they suffer an almost identical fate this time. Nayar had played a superb knock to put Mumbai in front, and with 4 needed off the last over, just one hit, you had to favour the batting team. But Rajasthan held their nerve, Mumbai didn't, as three wickets fell, two run outs and an lbw, to hand the match to the defending champions. One of the best matches in the competition so far, and the result is that Rajasthan go up to No.3 on the points table, and Mumbai slip to sixth.

The ploy to save the better batsmen for later backfired as those three quick wickets early on put serious brakes on the scoring. Jayasuriya and Tendulkar restrained themselves in an attempt to get the chase back on track, and when Tendulkar eventually fell, Rajasthan had the game. However, Nayar gave them a serious scare, hauling Mumbai back into the match, smashing 35 off 18, but falling at the wrong time. The players who followed failed to cope with the tension, and panicked to hand Rajasthan a crucial victory at a critical phase in the competition.

Time for the presentation. Who's your bet for Man of the Match?

Tendulkar: "You always try out certain things. With the same batting order, we fell just short by 2 runs. Towards the end, there was some panic. We lost in a similar manner last year, and we have to try and win everything we can from here."

Warne is also the Man of the Match: "The guys showed a lot of character. I'm really proud of them. Munaf Patel at the end was sensational. It was a big game for both teams, and we just wanted a smile on our faces and play well. The Mumbai Indians played well, but we hung in there and never gave up. There is a great spirit in our group."

Phew, that was some match. We still have around 14-odd games remaining, and hopefully they'll end up keeping us on the edge just as this one did. Thanks for your feedback, and hope you enjoyed the coverage. Until tomorrow, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo. Goodnight, sleep well, take care. Cheers!

19.5
W
Patel to Malinga, OUT, run out, full on middle, squeezes it to cover and sets off for a single, he lobs a throw back to the bowler who throws down the stumps to seal a thriller!!

3 off 2.......Tension, Tension, Tension

19.4
1
Patel to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fullish on middle, pushed towards cover for a single, Rajasthan wouldn't mind that

4 off 3....

Just one more wicket to go. Malinga comes in. Harbhajan on strike, Mumbai have the right man on strike

19.3
W
Patel to Nanda, OUT, run out, Mumbai are committing suicide here, full toss outside off, tries to swing it away, gets a leading edge towards mid-off, tries to run through to complete a single, Yusuf Pathan at mid-off collects and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Nanda well short

Munaf gets ready. Mumbai are eight down. A run-a-ball needed.

What drama. . 4 needed off 4 now. Munaf has pulled things back. Will this go to the super over? Thank god they are not cutting to the advertisements. Chetanya Nanda comes in.

19.2
W
Patel to Kulkarni, OUT, yorker on middle, trapped in front, tries to dig it out in the leg side, is rapped on the pads and the umpire raises his finger, struck on the back foot and was plumb, would have hit middle and leg

4 off 5....

19.1
0
Patel to Kulkarni, no run, beaten, swings way after pitching, tries to nudge it down to third man, misses, dot ball

4 needed off 6. Dhawal to face. Munaf to bowl. The extras have made a monumental difference here

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 142/7

  • DS Kulkarni1 (2b)
  • Harbhajan Singh6 (7b)
  • J Botha4-0-32-0
  • MM Patel3-0-21-1
18.6
1
Botha to Kulkarni, 1 run, full toss outside off, dabbed to cover and sets off, a throw to the non-striker's end but he fails to pick it cleanly and the batsman has completed the single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RJ Quiney
51(40) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 15 6 0 0 4
SR Tendulkar
40(30) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 1 3 2 0 0 11 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
ST Jayasuriya
O1.0
M0
R3
W2
Eco3.00
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