Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
79(39) 6x4 - 6x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 25 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
9 15 0 10 6 7 15 17
DA Miller
56(34) 1x4 - 5x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 28 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 0 0 2 25 15 11 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4
M0
R14
W3
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Ojha
O3
M0
R22
W2
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 170/10 (5 runs required, RR: 8.50)

  • P Awana0 (2b)
  • DS Kulkarni4-0-44-2
  • SL Malinga4-0-39-1

At any rate, that's all we have from here. Thanks for joining us. Cheers

As expected of IPL interviews, that poor appalling umpiring at a crucial stage of the match wasn't even brought up. I mean they have all the technology available to them. How big should your ego be to not check with the third umpire when a high full toss has been bowled? They check all no-balls when somebody gets out

Quotes from presentation
"No consolation," says David Hussey. "Little bit of improvement needed with the bat. We showed the never-say-attitude, though. Little bit disappointed with my last over. Probably cost us the game."

"I am expecting those guys to do cake ceremony for me," says Rohit Sharma, whose birthday has started. Asad Rauf has already gifted him. "I wanted Mali to come and finish off the game. That's the one thing we always talk about, we want to be the best fielding side in this competition. Even the bowling was good with the dew coming in. I keep it simple: stay still as long as possible and if the ball is there to be hit, hit it."

On another note, were the umpires wary of being booed at Wankhede?

Oh boy. Poor umpiring continues to rule this IPL. What a spirited chase by Punjab. Miller and Praveen Kumar nearly took them home. Kulkarni was one nervous goose in that final over. I don't believe in blaming Hussey for that last over. I mean of course it hurt, but you can't blame it more only because Punjab came so close. Of course if the target was smaller, Mumbai and Punjab would have approached this differently

19.6
W
Kulkarni to Kumar, OUT, another full toss. Is this a poor over or what? However, this time PK doesn't connect well and slices it for a catch to Tendulkar at point. And this time they are checking the height for the no-ball. They could have done this two balls ago too, and carried out justice. However, Kulkarni is fine with this one. And how lucky he is. Any more bat on this, and it was going for four

P Kumar c Tendulkar b Kulkarni 24 (20m 15b 1x4 2x6) SR: 160.00

19.5
6
Kulkarni to Kumar, SIX, doesn't matter last ball. Had Kulkarni been taken off, how would PK have got a juicy full toss on the pads to send flying over midwicket. One-handed that too. PK has nearly pulled off a heistan
19.4
0
Kulkarni to Kumar, no run, another beamer. He should be out of the attack. Oh no. They haven't called it. That is chest high. PK has a chat with Asad Rauf. That is a poor call from Rauf. Atrocious umpiring. As is the IPL standard. Not surprised
19.3
2
Kulkarni to Kumar, 2 runs, Kulkarni has missed this. Low full toss, dug out towards long-on, they are always running two, but they are both slow. Awana began late. Not to blame Kulkarni, but this is nearly a half-volley for him, and he fails to collect it

Thirteen to get off four. Game still on

19.3
1w
Kulkarni to Kumar, 1 wide, another slower bouncer, but this is too high, and it is called a wide
19.2
0
Kulkarni to Kumar, no run, slower short ball, PK has not picked this at all, and is way early into it, and is beaten

Ranveer: "If KXIP win this, I will do Bhangra in front of 25 lab mates (from China, Poland, Spain, France, Germany, Russia etc) and make them join me !!!"