Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
37(38) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 7 3 0 4
DR Smith
62(45) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 1 6 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's it from me then guys, now I have to catch a late-night train back home! But it was a ripper of a contest and the result makes the points table an interesting one to look at. I will be back for tomorrow's game between Chennai and Hyderabad - till then have a great night ahead! Ciao!

Presentation

Gautam Gambhir: tough night, was a good wicket to bat on. They batted well, credit should go to them. I thought Dwayne batted well, the entire unit did well, they planned it well. Just not able to cross the line. I think Eden is always a good batting track.

Rohit Sharma: Good start to captaincy, happy with the way we fought. Didn't get a good start but the comeback was superb. We always knew that we have guys who could get us back into the game, didnt expect the start we got but pulled it back well. Smith's was a great innings, the wicket stays low and slow and he played well. It was my first game and there were a few nerves.

Dwayne Smith is the man of the match: Very happy with the striking, told myself to get in. Got out at the wrong time but thankfully we got through. Narine's their main bowler and needed to keep him out.

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I am catching some of my breath and getting my fingers back in shape after that thriller of a contest. The slower bowlers were always going to be difficult to get away but Mumbai seem to have done well to chase down what looked to be a stiff target. Dwayne Smith smacked a 62, Rohit and Pollard carved out 30s before Rayadu put that icing on the cake. Narine took the wickets, Balaji stalled the runs, but Senanayake gave away far too many runs on a track that should have supported him. Probably a case of an off day after couple of good games for the Sri Lankan.

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sidharth: "And this, ladies and gents, is how you go from being a villain to hero in sixty seconds!!"

Yusuf: "In short KKR lost this match in the last over of their batting, fantastic double wicket 3 run over by Malinga. Go MI go..."

Abhishek: "This is how 1 six can weigh more than 26 runs in an over..."

pulkit: "Y did gambhir have to give last over to bhatia.....he always does bad in last over....giving full tosses....just match against CSK last season...." Kallis' absence seems to have hurt the KKR a lot.

Nandan: "poor narine...always collects the purple cap at the end of the match...with his team on the losing side"

Dheeraj: "Third match on trot where I'll put the blame of KKR's loss to Yusuf Pathan. In last match he dropped a catch and the match. Today he misfielded and gave away easy runs in such a crunch situation. KKR, for goodness sake, drop him from the team."

Murali J: "After 6 seasons the points table looks really interesting with points across the table shared.." And you can look at the updated table here

Prasenjit: "Why was Narine handed over the PURPLE CAP? Was not he wearing one?" And now he has two of them, unlike his teammates!

19.5
4
Bhatia to Rayudu, FOUR runs, full-toss and Rayadu has hit it over extra-cover for a four! Bhatia seemed to have come up with the plan of bowling it well full but the batsmen read him well last three balls, was a full-toss this time from the bowler and the batsman had hopped down the track to smack it through to the fence and win it for the side

Bhaskar: "Time for bhajji to make up that first over"

Umang: "Redemption time for Bhajji?"

Prako: "Bhajji's horror over started it all, can he redeem himself here?"

He seems to be doing that.

19.4
1
Bhatia to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, very full but quicker too, outside the off stump and driven down the ground for a single
19.3
6
Bhatia to Harbhajan Singh, SIX runs, whoa, what a shot, what an amazing shot from a man who has been under pressure all night! it was slightly fuller from Bhatia and he gave it the full swing of the bat, hits the middle and it's gone all the way over the mid-wicket fence!

9 needed off 4. Harbhajan on strike.

19.2
1
Bhatia to Rayudu, 1 run, goes down the track and hits it straight to the long-off fielder, seems to have taken it on the bounce, on the half-volley and Tiwary seems to have hurt himself there, just a single there though

10 off five needed. Harbhajan walks out.

19.1
W
Bhatia to Pollard, OUT, on his pads and he's spooned it straight to the fielder! was a slower one, almost a leg-spinner and Pollard was looking to smash it over the leg side, but is beaten by the pace, it goes high up in the air and Tiwary takes that very easily!

10 needed from the last six balls. Bhatia with the ball. Long, long break between the overs. Just as a reminder, Mumbai lead Kolkata 8-2 on all head-to-head.

Harsha and many others: "How crucial is that excellent last over from Malinga proving to be! Wow!"

END OF OVER:
19 | 8 Runs | MI: 150/4

  • AT Rayudu8 (6b)
  • KA Pollard33 (23b)
  • L Balaji4-0-24-0
  • SMSM Senanayake4-0-50-1
18.6
2
Balaji to Rayudu, 2 runs, short of length and he was looking to drive it on the up to long-off, went straight to the fielder but Pollard's run really quickly to almost lap his partner! gets back for the second run and in time too, retains the strike as well

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
37(38) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 7 3 0 4
DR Smith
62(45) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 1 6 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
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