Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AP Tare
59(37) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 4 2 2 6 6 7
BJ Hodge
39(27) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 1 4 3 3 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DS Kulkarni
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 152/7

  • KK Cooper7 (4b)
  • STR Binny37 (29b)
  • SL Malinga4-0-35-1
  • DS Kulkarni4-0-21-2

That's it then from me, been a long day and one that was tinged with a couple of controversial moments in both the games. Will be back for tomorrow's game between the Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Daredevils from the beautiful stadium at Dharamsala. Have a very good night ahead till then, ciao!

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Game, set and match Mumbai Indians, to go to the top of the points table. Rajasthan fought hard but fell behind the eight-ball after the fall of a couple of early wickets, after having done extremely well to restrict Mumbai to 166 after more than 180 looked possible at one stage.

The Mumbai Indians are on a lap of honour at the Wankhede Stadium. Last game this here.

moligemahender: "8 out of 8 at home ground.." Indeed.

Vasan: "With that many full deliveries in the last two overs of Malinga, I am surprised that no batsman improvised to guide his yorker fine. Especially with fine leg in the circel..."

Jey: "@ Vasan, Don't say no batsman.. I have seen Virat do it humpty no of times in Intrl Circuit."

stig mistro: "Even though MI won Malinga turned out to be expensive. Everyone says he is a main bowler for MI. See in this game how batsmen played him."

Prathab: "Previous times when teams won all their home matches they went on to win the trophy (RR, CSK). But this year we have 2 teams already. Is there a chance of sharing of cup... ALL STATS"

Saurabh: "Rajasthan missed the trick here. Hodge is a very good player and deserves to come much early. Why is everyone so hard on him. CAB dropped him after 6 test matches while his average was impressive 55. He scored heavily in First class cricket for Victoria . Yet , he was made to bat very low in the order. Do we really need to doubt in his abilities."

Presentation

Dravid: I thought we fought hard both, with the ball and the bat. Great effort by Binny and Hodge. Would have taken the target, credit to Mumbai for the way they bowled in the last four overs. We fight quite hard and while we have had tough games, we have been competitive. On his dismissal, happens, sometimes you get away with some, sometimes they don't go your way.

Rohit: Everything went pretty well, thought we were 10 short with the bat and bowled well. We know the conditions well at Mumbai, there were certain plans we decided on and executed them well. Credit to Tare, the way he was working throughout the season. All the coaches have been working with him hard. Looking forward to the playoffs, have one more league game first.

Tare is the man of the match for his half-century: Was a difficult time, sitting on the bench, watching all the time. Wanted to improve my game, Ranji Trophy season helped my game. Was a bit nervous at the start but grateful to my teammates, Rohit, Wright had a lot of good things to say. My game's improved since 2010, fortunate to be training with so many greats and thank Kiran More for my wicket-keeping skills.

19.6
0
Malinga to Cooper, no run, slower one and outside the off stump, was looking to tonk it away but beats him
19.5
1lb
Malinga to Binny, 1 leg bye, full-toss, swinging into the batsman who looks to slog it away, but it's too quick for him, hits the pads and runs away for a leg-bye
19.4
1
Malinga to Cooper, 1 run, and again tries to drill it away but he suddenly seems to have found those yorkers right and he can only tap it away for a single
19.3
6
Malinga to Cooper, SIX runs, wow, that's been deposited into the crowd! it was an another yorker attempted and it's been struck well enough to go overlong-off for a maximum!

Sandeep: "waist high or not - How would we know?? we are sitting here depending on your commentary. please tell us." Still waiting for the replays

19.2
0
Malinga to Cooper, no run, goes to swing at it and is beaten, yorker length yet again and no touch on that one through to the keeper

Santosh Raju: "I think the Royals got it completely wrong here. You save the best batsmen for late and you save them few balls to play. If hodge had come to the crease 3-4 overs earlier, the game could have been different now."

Mohit: "I dont think Yagnik has done enough to be in the team. May be give Maneria another chance before the playoffs?" I was surprised with his exclusion too after the initial game.

19.1
W
Malinga to Hodge, OUT, gone, yorker length and given out lbw! it was a full-toss in the end and Hodge was looking to swing it across the line, that was his best option there and he misses, the yorker dipped on him and beats him, the umpire has no doubt giving him out there

Malinga with the last. 23 needed

OrugantiV: "@Shubham Agarwal..if you like the aggression and the display of emotions..sure answer is not cricket may be soccer or rugby"

Swarooph: "Golf, a gentleman's game? You probably did not see Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods go at it last week. :). The only gentleman's game believe me is Cricket. But that is only when they don the whites."

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AP Tare
59(37) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 0 4 2 2 6 6 7
BJ Hodge
39(27) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %47%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 1 4 3 3 1 4

Best performances - Bowlers

DS Kulkarni
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
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