Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Harbhajan Singh
33(22) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 0 1 0 1 6 0 5
V Sehwag
32(36) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 5 0 1 6 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UT Yadav
O4.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

11.00 pm Well this match was built up to be a blockbuster of sorts. Delhi brought their A team, strengthening their batting by giving Taylor his first game of the season. Mumbai, well, they didn't have Tendulkar and Malinga did not play because of a back problem. They did not have their A team, and were swept aside.

A word about this pitch at Wankhede Stadium. It was not a 92 all out pitch. It had pace, bounce, some turn. There was movement off the seam as well. Batting was not easy, but some application would have got Mumbai about 130 and made for an intriguing chase. Instead the hosts went down in a rash of poor shots.

Delhi's bowlers were terrific, all of them, though Agarkar still went for more than eight an over. Nadeem tied up and dismissed the South African openers, Irfan kept the pressure going, and then Umesh and Morkel unleashed their pace on this responsive surface.

Sajin: "All of DD's wins are of similar make. Dismissing the opponents for a below par total and chasing it down by keeping wickets. Goes to show the bowling strengths of the team and their consistency."

The presentation is about to begin ...

Harbhajan Singh collects an award for hitting the most sixes. He played as a batsman today, didn't bowl a ball.

Gaurav: "Is Harbhajan too classy to bowl in Delhi's small chase? Or has he accepted that he is not effective anymore? He should have opened bowling because he has more experience than every other bowler who is playing today."

Sehwag credits his bowlers, and says he opened with the left-arm spinner because he felt the South African openers wouldn't be effective against that kind of attack. Harbhajan says 140-150 would have been competitive. Sehwag says they would have chased differently had the target been 140. "You chase according to your target ..."

The Man of the Match is Shahbaz Nadeem. He dismissed the Mumbai openers for a song and pushed them down this slippery slide. Very economical, he was too.

That's all we've got for you. Remember to tweet your match report to @ESPNcricinfo with #iplreport. We'll put up the best two on our fan network. Thank you for all your emails, today. Cheers.

14.5
1
Pollard to Taylor, 1 run, Taylor collects the winning runs by dabbing towards third man, Pollard bowled that off a short run, so he wasn't wasting any energy either
14.4
1
Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 run, a slower ball delivered from wide of the crease, tapped towards mid on
14.4
1w
Pollard to Jayawardene, 1 wide, a third wide in the over, outside off this time
14.3
1
Pollard to Taylor, 1 run, played on the leg side for a single towards square
14.3
1w
Pollard to Taylor, 1 wide, fuller length but the line is down leg side again
14.2
0
Pollard to Taylor, no run, this time the keeper appeals for a catch after Taylor tries to hook a bouncer and gets beaten

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Harbhajan Singh
33(22) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
8 0 1 0 1 6 0 5
V Sehwag
32(36) 2x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 5 0 1 6 0 2 4

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
UT Yadav
O4.0
M0
R11
W2
Eco2.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299