Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RN ten Doeschate
70(49) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 1 8 2 0 2
AC Blizzard
51(30) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 11 0 5 14 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Tendulkar high-fives with the ice-cool James Franklin. Mumbai have also qualified for the Champions League.

Franklin: "It's not sunk in yet. I am relieved. Unfortunately, we lost a few wickets in the middle. Harbhajan came out and hit that four and that six. My role was to stay till the end. Bhaji got those boundaries and took off the pressure. Quality players step up and he (Harbhajan) is one of them. Bangalore will be tough opposition. This is Play-off cricket. We are here to win and I hope we do."

Sudheer: "I bet Tendulkar still padded up was a sentiment of sorts... have seen him doing that many times during crucial matches."

Rakesh Misra: "Poor Gambhir had to see KKR's last 2 matches against MI end with a six over deep midwicket!"

Adrian Blizzard: "We are pumped. Slightly disappointing that we had to scrape through in the end. Relief. We have now qualified for Champions League. When you go out with Sachin, it gets too loud out there with the crowd support! It's a great experience. We have played Bangalore without Gayle. He is a massive factor in their success. We will get a good sleep tonight and think about that challenge tomorrow."

Kowshik: "What is IPL ? It is a competition where 9 teams will play hard to reach the finals to play against Chennai Super Kings!"

Gautam Gambhir: "We played some good cricket. Some of the games we could have won. The boys were professional and showed what character they are made off. Even today, Mumbai were cruising but the boys fought hard. Ryan played well. He is a fantastic guy and a fantastic cricketer. A captain is only as good as his team. There are no great captains and there will never be. with the fantastic bunch I didn't have to captain!"

Tendulkar: "I thought we were very much in control. fabulous start to the bowling and to the batting. Victory means a lot. In between we had a rough patch but there has been a good turn around in the last two games. That's a right tonic for the team. Fabulous start from Blizzard, something we needed today. Some big shots played by him. This was one of the very few good starts we had in entire tournament. And then Franklin and that shot from Harbhajan. Rayudu is a youngster and you let him react the way he does. He will mature. You just let him be. Harbhajan has always been aggressive. We have had characters in tennis like McEnroe... We need characters like that in cricket."

Man of the match is Munaf Patel. "Bowling is going well. Body is also holding up despite playing so much. I am happy that team is doing well. These days I enjoy. I have learned to relax. Previously I used to put too much pressure on myself and had forgotten to smile. These days i am enjoying my cricket. All the talks with the coaches have helped. I am also much fitter now and that has helped my fielding."

Good bye and good luck. Ta ta.

19.2
6
Shakib Al Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, SIX runs, Game over! Crunched for a six! Harbhajan roars. Tendulkar smiles. Gautam's face drains out of expressions. Harbhajan rushed down the track and slugged it over wide midwicket boundary. Nice and easy. KKR out of the tournament. Mumbai Indians stay in. Tendulkar, for some reason still padded up, walks out to the middle to congratulate his team-mates. Huge smiles, as you would expect in the Mumbai camp.
19.1
1
Shakib Al Hasan to Franklin, 1 run, slow through the air, outside off, driven to long-on for a single Bhaji on strike

Seven from the final over. Who to bowl? Gautam has gone for the spinner of course. Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib wants his men placed precisely where he wants them. The men move. here we go

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | MI: 141/6

  • Harbhajan Singh5 (4b)
  • JEC Franklin28 (24b)
  • B Lee4-0-37-1
  • Shakib Al Hasan3-0-17-2
18.6
0
Lee to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Dot ball. Lee gets close to Harbhajan. They talk. It was a bouncer that went past the attempted pull. Goswami threw the ball back to Lee who caught it and kept on walking towards Harbhajan who walked towards him and eventually past him. Chat. Wicked fun.
18.5
1
Lee to Franklin, 1 run, Lee goes around the stumps and keeps this full and straight, Franklin drives it to long-on

Lee wants some fielding changes. fine leg up

18.4
2
Lee to Franklin, 2 runs, Low full toss time. Franklin drives to left of sweeper cover. Harbhajan wants the second. Franklin is late. Ryan makes a sliding save and fires the throw but Franklin gets back in time
18.3
1
Lee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, ah! another really full delivery, almost a yorker and Bhaji was almost lbw. The boot seemed in the way but somehow he crouched and got the bat just in time ahead of the boot to dig it out to long-on!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RN ten Doeschate
70(49) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 1 8 2 0 2
AC Blizzard
51(30) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 11 0 5 14 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O4.0
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
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