Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
43(37) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 4 3 5 1 5
DR Smith
62(44) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 2 1 4 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

KK Cooper
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's that then, it's been a long(er) evening then and in the end, an exciting one on the field. The game yo-yoed both ways till before Mumbai edged ahead to make it to the final where they take on Chennai on Sunday. Can they win their first title? Or will it be a third one for the Super Kings? One way or the other, hoping for another exciting match. Suneer Chowdhary signing off, ciao!

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Presentation

Rahul Dravid: We needed to field better, ground fielding on a greasy outfield needed to be better. But credit to the boys, the way we have fought the whole tournament. Much faster this wicket than what we have seen this IPL. Positives for me, are the way the team fought and the spirit they showed throughout. We try and bring the youngsters in the Royals and its great to see that.

Rohit Sharma: Some tense moments but we have shown character throughout the tournament. We should have finished the game by the 19th over probably. I have really enjoyed captaining since day 1. At the end of day the seniors I am the captain but I try to keep it simple.

Harbhajan Singh, man of the match: It was one of those days when everything clicked. Wicket in the first ball gave me a lot of confidence. This is my favourite ground to play cricket and it's the best ground in the world. We are there to support Rohit Sharma, chip in with our bit and hopefully we can all assist him in lifting the trophy

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It's gone down to the wire but Mumbai Indians have managed to hold on to their nerves in the end. Rajasthan Royals will rue the way they fielded, it was one of the worst efforts this whole IPL.

Incidentally Harbhajan celebrated that winning stroke with a rock-the-baby celebration.

James Faulkner gets the Purple Cap. He says it's been a devastating feeling to have lost the game.

It was an excellent effort from Dwayne Smith, back-to-back fifties from the West Indian. The first time around against the Super Kings, he was dazzling in his stroke-play, tonight, he was more circumspect and played on almost till the end.

Right, so back to Mumbai v Chennai in the final. Twice Mumbai have won against them. Then Chennai defeated Mumbai in the first playoffs game. Who will be it this time?

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Deepak: "I am a CSK fan and my friend is a MI fan. We have a table booked @ Hardrock Café on sunday. That's going to be one hell of a night!!!!"

Sanjay Iyer: "Ironic....Sammy bought and took out sunrisers into playoffs.....hodge continues the tradition....gets RR in and now out..:D"

Ashok: "Rishi dhawan's first ball four in the last over reminded me of Rishikesh Kanitker who also scored a boundary under similar situation for India against Pakistan of Saqlain's bowling some 10-15 years ago."

Pushkar Sudame: "MI and CSK will play with each other for the 4th time this series.. And that too at 4 different places.. Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and on Sunday.. Kolkata :)"

19.5
4
Watson to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, slapped away for a boundary to finish off the game! that was a shorter one and Harbhajan was on the back foot, waiting for it and cracks it away to get the Mumbai Indians to their second IPL final

The field's up now. So is the keeper.

19.4
1lb
Watson to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, hits his pads and they are away for a quick leg-bye, the keeper appealed but Watson didn't even look at the ump, was looking to get to the ball to try and get the run-out
19.3
4
Watson to Dhawan, FOUR runs, what a shot under pressure, that's some stroke! he gets down quickly and scoops it over the short fine-leg fielder for a four, it was a quicker one too and it's brought Mumbai back into the game

6 off 4 needed. Dhawan with the bat.

Sai: "hahaha... Just now Hodge is asking the crowd to cheer up and immediately catch dropped by him and crowd started cheering. This looks bad...."

19.2
W
Watson to Rayudu, OUT, bowled him, wicket! he was looking to work it through the third-man there, but the ball was a lot quicker, was a leg-cutter and moves away from the bat, beats it and the stumps are rattled!

Ananth: "What a contest in 'who plays poorer cricket'! Good signs for CSK."

19.1
2
Watson to Rayudu, 2 runs, fuller and quicker outside the off stump, tapped to the off side and they are quickly off the blocks to get back for the second, Hodge rushes in to field but cannot stop them from coming back

Last over. Rayadu on strike. Eight needed. Watson with the ball.

kailash: "Never seen such an up down innings! If Mumbai doesn't win, it'll be considered as the biggest choke job!" For now I will take help of a cliche. It's anybody's game.

END OF OVER:
19 | 15 Runs | MI: 158/5

  • AT Rayudu15 (9b)
  • Harbhajan Singh2 (3b)
  • KK Cooper4-0-33-2
  • JP Faulkner4-0-36-1
18.6
1
Cooper to Rayudu, 1 run, the third-mans inside the circle and it's short and wide, goes for the cut but straight to the short third-man fielder

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
43(37) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 4 3 5 1 5
DR Smith
62(44) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 2 1 4 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

KK Cooper
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
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