Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MK Tiwary
41(43) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
SR Tendulkar
27(24) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 1 5 4 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O3.1
M0
R15
W4
Eco4.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

11.35 pm Knight Riders had a dreadful start to the match - McCullum got the worst lbw decision I have seen and Kallis was bowled first ball. They managed to huff and puff to 140, and very few thought that would be enough. Knight Riders, however, had packed their side with spinners, as opposed to Mumbai's pace strategy, and it worked a treat for them. A 32-run victory. It's a whopper. Knight Riders have moved to on to 19 points and a net run-rate of +.478. That will be enough to guarantee them a place in the top four even if they lose their final game.

I cannot stress enough how bamboozling Narine was. He had Tendulkar in knots. No one seems to be able to pick him from the hand, and his pace doesn't allow the batsman much time to read him off the pitch.

Mumbai Indians will wonder where it all went wrong. Their openers were slow and steady, and then the innings just never took off. Once Tendulkar was foxed by Narine, it was all downhill for the hosts.

cricketsimpleton: "T&T is like a match-winner production factory i guess. Pollard for MI , Bravo for CSK, Kevon cooper for RR, Narine for KKR. isnt this the real avengers team!"

Ricky: "Daft cricket by MI, when they knew Sunil Narine is going to be difficult to pick/hit why didn't they attack the other bowlers. Balaji went for 11 runs in his 4 overs!! Don't mind them losing but no semblance of a fight disappoints me."

Mazhar: "Every bowler got a wicket today except for poor bhajji..."

Suva: "Narine is extraordinary again, but let´s not forget Balaji´s spell as well as Kalis´s last over back to back wickets, which I think is the turning point."

The presentation is beginning ...

Gambhir: "I don't think we had enough, but after losing two wickets early then 140 was a good total ... If we win the next one we'll be in the top two. If we had lost this we would have been under pressure. Today's win will give us confidence."

Harbhajan: "I don't think there was much fault in the wicket, I think we need to sort out our technique ... and how to bat in the first six overs." Harbhajan was quite vocal in his assessment of how Mumbai batted in the first six overs being crucial to their loss. "We haven't been playing grate cricket, good and bad in patches ... boys need to pick up their game ...me as well."

The Man of the Match is Sunail Narine. "I'm having a dream at this moment, hard work is paying off. Hopefully it will continue. I wasn't too worried about the wickets, knew they would help me, but not as much as this ..."

Thank you for all your emails today. I've had a lot of fun bringing you the commentary. Do join us tomorrow as well. Cheers.

19.1
W
Narine to Singh, OUT, caught on the deep midwicket boundary! RP Singh has slogged him straight to midwicket and Narine is now IPL 2012's highest wicket-taker. Abdulla is the catcher. Narine's finished with 4-15, it could have been 5 for 9.

Narine to finish what has been an awesome bowling performance.

END OF OVER:
19 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 108/9

  • RP Singh3 (4b)
  • L Balaji4-0-11-2
  • SP Narine3-0-15-3
18.6
W
Balaji to Malinga, OUT, caught on the long-on boundary! Tiwary is the catcher once again, moving to his left to intercept the flat-batted slog from Malinga against a short of a length ball

Adityan: "Hardly anyone noticed that Sunil Narine would be stealing the purple cap from Malinga if he gets one more wicket."

18.5
0
Balaji to Malinga, no run, the quicker short ball, Malinga backs away and slogs across the line, he makes no contact
18.4
1
Balaji to Singh, 1 run, the slower shorter ball, RP pulls awkwardly through square

Vikas: "But for the 6 Narine's figures would have been 3-0-8-4....Zipcodisque !!!"

18.3
1
Balaji to Malinga, 1 run, Malinga backs away and flat-bats a short of a length ball towards long-on
18.2
1
Balaji to Singh, 1 run, RP slogs at the short of a length ball and gets a edge towards point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MK Tiwary
41(43) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 1 0 0 1 0 6 1
SR Tendulkar
27(24) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
6 1 5 4 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O3.1
M0
R15
W4
Eco4.73
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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