Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
50(36) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 2 4 1 6 8
R Vinay Kumar
26(20) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 5 1 7 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DS Kulkarni
O4.0
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O4.0
M0
R35
W1
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | RCB: 136/7

  • R Vinay Kumar26 (20b)
  • R Rampaul23 (18b)
  • DR Smith2-0-20-2
  • KA Pollard2-0-19-0

This match was all about that new ball spell from Malinga and Johnson to Gayle. That was high-intensity cricket, perhaps the best phase of cricket this season of the IPL. Every year there is plenty of mediocre cricket in the IPL, but Malinga and Johnson knew how they wanted to handcuff Gayle and carried out the plan perfectly. After the initial pressure, Dhawal Kulkarni and Harbhajan Singh took out the big four of RCB's batting and the match fizzled out.

Anupa Koti: "Congratulations to SandeepKamani on achieving a new feat. Comments appeared twice in less than five overs in the same T20 match on cricinfo. Congos mate."

Manprabh: "Someone needs to upload a clip of Harbhajan Singh's Bhangnam Style, I can't believe I missed it!"

Nagesh: "Last wish: Don't give Harbhajan the 'Innovation in the game' award for his Bhangram Sytle, please!!" Your wish has come true, that award goes to Mitchell Johnson for his opening spell.

Presentation ceremony:

The crowd boos as Virat Kohli walks up. "The IPL is not the end of the world, they are forgetting I play for India as well. The top four are not going to click in every game, this was one of those days when it didn't click. We have to pick ourselves up. Hopefully, we can re-group."

Rohit Sharma: "We pretty much did everything well today, right from the batting and we finished off pretty well. Special mention to Dhawal Kulkarni, first game for him, it was a tremendous effort from him. I just don't want to get carried away too much."

Man of the Match is Dwayne Smith: "We didn't have a good start at the top in the first couple of games... It was a very good pitch."

Here's Sidharth Monga's match report, and his Plays of the day.

That's a wrap from us at Cricinfo this Saturday. There is a double-header tomorrow as well, see you lot then.

19.6
0
Smith to Vinay Kumar, no run, and a bouncer that Vinay can't get bat on finishes off the game, Mumbai win by 58 runs
19.5
4
Smith to Vinay Kumar, FOUR runs, full ball outside off is carved behind point for four
19.4
0
Smith to Vinay Kumar, no run, short of length ball is slapped towards midwicket

SandeepKamani: "Bhajji's Bhangnam Style in reply to Gayle Gangnam Style made my day :)"

19.4
2nb
Smith to Rampaul, (no ball) 1 run, a high full toss is slapped towards long-on, too high from Smith
19.3
1
Smith to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, full ball is powered back towards the bowler, who can't collect cleanly and allows a single
19.2
1
Smith to Rampaul, 1 run, short of length ball is defended towards cover for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DR Smith
50(36) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 2 4 1 6 8
R Vinay Kumar
26(20) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 5 1 7 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

DS Kulkarni
O4.0
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Rampaul
O4.0
M0
R35
W1
Eco8.75
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
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301