Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
68(54) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 8 10 1 1 1
KD Karthik
30(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 1 4 4 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O3.2
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O2.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Presentation

Ricky Ponting: Fair to say we were outplayed in all three departments. The pitch looked very good but it held up a little when we batted, full credit to RR for the way they batted. We need to address a few areas of our game that we need to talk about. I don't think the conditions were too bad, we needed to adapt quicker. The way they bowled a lot of slower balls, took the pace off it, they did well. It's better to lose these games early in the tournament than later.

Rahul Dravid: It was brilliant, couldn't have asked for better. Wanted our A game to come out, I think our A+ game came out. We discussed it during our meeting to get Yagnik out and try to unsettle the spinners. Demoting myself wasn't a big deal, had we lost a wicket early I would have come out to bat. We believe we are a good side and can beat teams, but it's early days in the tournament. Gives a lot of confidence.

Ajinkya Rahane, man of the match: Again I wanted to bat till the last over. We all know that Mumbai is a big team and we did a good job. That's my natural game, even last year I was doing the same thing and will love to continue doing that. Watson's a crucial player, Yagnik and Hodge did their job very well too.

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revanth: "nayi soach should go to Dravid for demoting him self and going for all over attack MI !!" You hit it on the bulls eye!

Shahed: "How not to play T20 - Mumbai's lesson today. Surprisingly, they still have a +ve NRR after the game." Their wins against Delhi and Pune were huge too.

...and as always a last word on the man everyone loves so much. DISHANT: "Now it's clear who is the university and who is the gold medallist :) Yeah, Sir Jadeja is still the universe."

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Bowled out for 92. No, this wasn't a track like the one on display in the first game today at Pune. It was on the slower side but not slow enough to merit such a performance especially after Rajasthan had scored 179/3 in their 20 overs. Rahane's half-century received some criticism for being slow but in the hindsight it was an innings worth praising, he batted throughout the 20 overs and allowed the other batsmen to get going at the other end.

Then Faulkner came on and grabbed three wickets, while Chandila and Binny got a couple of them apiece. Mumbai's top-scorer was Dinesh Karthik yet again but he scored only 30. Rayadu made 27, Johnson 11 and the rest went back quicker than they came in to bat.

Incidentally this is Mumbai's biggest loss in terms of runs in IPL history.

18.2
W
Faulkner to Malinga, OUT, ...but this time he's gone, on the stumps and Malinga misses, the leg stump is sent cartwheeling and Rajasthan have won the most comfortable of games here
18.1
4
Faulkner to Malinga, FOUR runs, inside edge and that's run away to the fence for a four! it was on a good length and Malinga was playing without moving his feet, no luck for the bowler

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 87/9

  • SL Malinga2 (8b)
  • PP Ojha1 (1b)
  • KK Cooper2.5-0-24-1
  • JP Faulkner3-1-12-2
17.6
1
Cooper to Malinga, 1 run
17.6
1w
Cooper to Malinga, 1 wide, down the leg side and it was another slow ball, Malinga fails to get a bat on that, wide called
17.5
0
Cooper to Malinga, no run, a very slow one from Cooper and Malinga could have played his shot twice, misses, through on the second or third bounce to the keeper
17.4
2
Cooper to Malinga, 2 runs, fuller from Copper and Malinga drives it through the covers for a couple of runs to get off the mark

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
68(54) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 1 8 10 1 1 1
KD Karthik
30(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 0 2 1 4 4 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O3.2
M1
R16
W3
Eco4.80
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KA Pollard
O2.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco12.00
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