Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
59(42) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 2 2 1 1 14
JEC Franklin
45(23) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 13 4 1 0 10 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AN Ahmed
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 23 Runs | MI: 178/5

  • AT Rayudu17 (6b)
  • JEC Franklin45 (23b)
  • L Balaji3-0-51-1
  • B Lee4-0-37-0

A nightmare for Balaji, Mumbai have won and deprived Kolkata of a place in the top two. Gambhir is livid, Whatmore is stunned in the dugout, and add to that about 70,000 odd people here. It was all Kolkata till the end of the 19th over. And then you have three streaky boundaries, a crunchy drive past cover and Rayudu's stunner off the final ball. Ecstatic scenes in the Mumbai camp. We haven't had too many close games this IPL, good to see one to end the league phase. These two teams will meet again in the second play-off, while Chennai and Bangalore face off in the first.

Rayudu: "I was pretty relaxed, and I knew he [Balaji] was under pressure. I was just blank, anywhere he bowls I thought I could hit a boundary. It was unbelievable. We have to carry this momentum forward. We peaked at the right moment. We thought 175 was a huge score but given the batting we have, we could finish it off."

Franklin, a subject of much debate on the feedback forum at the start of this game, made the difference, along with Rayudu to break Mumbai's three-match losing streak. We'll get you the details from the presentation in just a bit. Gather your breath in the meantime.

Venkat: "So, the same teams are going to face each other in the Playoffs again. Who wants revenge?!"

Zahir: "Reminded me of Hussey's inning in World T20 ... he pulled off an amazing inning and scored 20+ against then inform Ajmal"

Gambhir: "It happens in cricket. Bala tried his best, we've got to meet them again in three days time. This is what happens in T20 cricket, it's just one of those bad days. Sometimes you have to bowl to your field, sometimes you have to bowl smartly. Bala will come back strongly"

Tendulkar: "it was a wonderful match. Our team batted well, great finish by Rayudu and Franklin. It was important to regain our momentum. Anything is possible in this game, it's a tricky game, if the bowler doesn't get it right and the batsman is lucky, that's what can happen. Sending Harbhajan one down worked, he made 30 runs and it helped us. KKR will come back hard."

Franklin is the Man of the Match: "We were lucky to get some edges, nd Rayudu finished off superbly. They gave some room in the end and it gave us an opportunity to free up. It was important for us to get some momentum."

That's all we have from here, a thrilling end to the league phase that had otherwise not been so thrilling. See you again for the play-offs in a couple of days. Goodbye.

19.6
6
Balaji to Rayudu, SIX runs, A Javed Miandad moment! Full toss on middle and Ambati Rayudu swings it over deep square leg for a six to seal a thriller

Rayudu the man to face, a boundary needed off one ball. What drama, it's become a thriller in a space of five deliveries. Gambhir's just had a chat with Balaji. He's running in now. Third man is up

19.5
1
Balaji to Franklin, 1 run, low full toss and it's driven straight to extra cover, just the single

5 off 2 now, one hit will do it

19.4
4
Balaji to Franklin, FOUR runs, Streaky, streaky, streaky, three such boundaries this over, full toss outside off, its off the outside edge again to the third-man boundary, was targeting extra cover, oh Franklin

9 off 3.

19.3
4
Balaji to Franklin, FOUR runs, Franklin's turning it on, full toss outside off and he creams that past extra cover to beat the diving fielder in the deep

13 off four now. Goswami will be nervous, how costly will that needless direct hit prove?

19.2
4
Balaji to Franklin, FOUR runs, four more, this game is very much alive, dropped it short on middle and Franklin went for the pull, went off the top edge and over the keeper's head
19.1
4
Balaji to Franklin, FOUR runs, boundary first ball, streaky, full toss and Franklin gets an outside edge as he tries to smack that through cover, he'll take it

Balaji to bowl the final over, 21 needed, is it too much?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
59(42) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 2 2 2 1 1 14
JEC Franklin
45(23) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
0 13 4 1 0 10 0 10

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AN Ahmed
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
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