Player of the Match
Player of the Match
497dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dwayne Smith stuns Chennai in last-over heist

Dwayne Smith, playing his first game for Mumbai Indians this season, smashed three boundaries off the last-three balls of the chase to avert what seemed a certain choke from the hosts

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
74(44) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 35 runs
  • 8x4 - 0x6
1 5 14 8 22 14 6 4
RG Sharma
60(46) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 0 2 14 8 5 12 14

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4
M0
R25
W3
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: George Binoy

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 174/8 | RR: 8.70

  • Dwayne Smith24 (9b)
  • RP Singh1 (1b)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus4-1-34-2
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-39-2

7.40 pm I missed seeing who the first Mumbai Indians player to mob Smith was, but they are all out there, even the coaching staff. Hilfenhaus looks stunned. He's been hit by a hurricane. He had 14 to defend off the last three balls, and he missed the yorker three times. Clever batting from Smith, though, sitting back in his crease to alter the length.

Ramprashad: "Cricket is a great leveler. Hilfenhaus bowled a spectacular first over and a horrible last over!"

Well I don't think they're going to have time to show the presentation before the other match begins in Bangalore. Let's hope that game is half as exciting as this one was. Man of the Match? We don't know who's been named, probably Tendulkar for his half-century. But those last three balls constituted one of the all-time great Twenty20 finishes. Bat up Dwayne Smith.

Thank you for all your emails today, don't go too far though, hop over to RCB v DC. Daniel Vettori has been left out, Murali is playing. Cheers, and have a good evening.

19.6
4
Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR runs, he's done it! Would you believe it, Smith's blazed the final ball hard and flat, and even Faf cannot run quickly enough to his right to prevent the boundary. It was a length ball and Smith waited in his crease for it. An epic, hair-raising finish at the Wankhede and the stadium erupts

Four to win off the final ball.

19.5
4
Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR runs, Smith is on f i r e. Hilfenhaus misses the yorker again, it's another full toss, Smith waits in his crease and blitzes it over the bowler's head
19.4
6
Hilfenhaus to Smith, SIX runs, Smith keeps the game alive by clubbing a full toss flat over the long-on boundary, immense power, Hilfenhaus was going for the yorker but missed his length
19.3
1
Hilfenhaus to Singh, 1 run, a slower ball on a good length outside off, played to cover for a quick single
19.2
W
Hilfenhaus to Malinga, OUT, middle stump has been flattened and Smith watches helplessly from the non-striker's end. It was an accurate yorker from Hilfenhaus, Malinga cleared his front foot and slogged, he should have been looking to give Smith the strike instead

SL Malinga b Hilfenhaus 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.1
1
Hilfenhaus to Smith, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, driven to long-off, it's Faf there and absolutely no chance to get Smith back on strike

Hilfenhaus to bowl the final over.

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st8SR TendulkarJEC Franklin
2nd126SR TendulkarRG Sharma
3rd13KD KarthikRG Sharma
4th1AT RayuduRG Sharma
5th1DR SmithRG Sharma
6th2RJ PetersonDR Smith
7th7Harbhajan SinghDR Smith
8th1SL MalingaDR Smith
9th15DR SmithRP Singh