Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NV Ojha
29(30) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 6 1 0 5
SR Tendulkar
46(50) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 1 16 0 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O4.0
M0
R29
W1
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O3.4
M1
R13
W5
Eco3.54
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Amazingly, we have hardly had any Irfan Pathan fan mail today. Here's one from Vijay Rao: "I would love to see Irfan do well in this season of the IPL and get back to his place in the Indian XI. He should do well being the right hand man (or left-hand; 'cause both are left armers ;) ) of the class-act Zaheer."

Rohit Sharma says he feels proud to be a complete Mumbaikar now. "It wasn't an easy wicket to bat on, anything around 140 was a good target on this, Malinga did very well to help bowl out Delhi for 95. Disappointing to miss out on the World Cup, IPL is a great platform, I have been hitting the ball well in the nets, I just need to continue what I have been doing."

Peter: "Finch bowled in a Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last season. He was only bowled due to a slow over rate and was creamed by Queensland's tailenders."

Pradip Dasgupta: "Finch bowls when Dinda is sitting with 2 overs and 7 runs!"

Have you guys checked out ESPNcricinfo's mobile apps yet?

Davis: "Irfan Pathan joins a growing list of ex-Indian team players looking to fight their way back in. Pathan joins Robin Uthappa (up next match for Pune), Ravindra Jadeja (showed signs of hitting big yesterday), Ishant Sharma ( mixed performance yday and of course the IPL specialist Rohit Sharma."

As we wait for the presentation, check out George Binoy's bulletin for this match.

Presentation ceremony:
Virender Sehwag: "140-150 is a good total here, everything went Mumbai's way. After 10 years I played a maiden today, it was a plan. I thought let me play against Malinga. We have ten debutants for Delhi in the squad, it will take a little time for it to come together."

Sachin Tendulkar: "In the second over itself, Malinga started so well, spectacular bowling and the fielding was very good as well. The ball was keeping low, adjusting to the pace of the track was important. Rohit is a gifted player, today we saw how he played shots on a difficult track."

Man of the Match, no prizes for guessing, is Lasith Malinga, who walks off after getting his award and has to be called back by Bhogle.

That's it from this game, I'm off to start the bulletin for the Pune v Punjab match. Skip over here for commentary.

16.5
4
Pathan to Tendulkar, FOUR runs, Tendulkar seals the win, he gets forward and crashes the ball through covers for the boundary to finish off the match with 19 balls to spare, Mumbai were talked up as being one of the favourites for the IPL, they have certainly shown that today with by cantering to victory by eight wickets
16.5
1w
Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, the wide brings the score level
16.4
1
Pathan to Sharma, 1 run, slower ball again to Rohit, thick inside-edge onto the pads before the ball rolls towards backward point
16.3
1
Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the leg stump, dug out towards mid-on by Tendulkar
16.2
0
Pathan to Tendulkar, no run
16.1
1
Pathan to Sharma, 1 run, whoah, how slow was that? the speed gun doesn't say anything, it was really short as well, Rohit was shaping for a pull early but had to wait for ages before the ball came onto him, helped towards square leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NV Ojha
29(30) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 0 1 6 1 0 5
SR Tendulkar
46(50) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 0 1 1 16 0 5 1

Best performances - Bowlers

M Morkel
O4.0
M0
R29
W1
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O3.4
M1
R13
W5
Eco3.54
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301