Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JD Vandiar
71(48) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 3 5 13 2 4 9
SR Tendulkar
69(42) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 0 17 1 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

S Burger
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | MI: 177/6

  • Harbhajan Singh5 (5b)
  • R McLaren1 (1b)
  • R Frylinck4-0-32-0
  • Z de Bruyn3-0-28-1

Great start then to the Champions League Twenty20, we have seen a really close game. Do relive the ebbs and flows in Sid Monga's bulletin. Tomorrow is a double header, first Wayamba from Sri Lanka take on the second home team in the fray, Warriors; and then it will be Chennai Super Kings versus the Central Districts from New Zealand. Do join us then. On behalf of the team at ESPNcricinfo, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

Alviro Petersen, the winning captain: "I knew the boys will give 100%, we got good runs on the board, and the bowlers backed it up. We set ourselves 160-170, and towards the end we managed more.. 186 was a winning total, but Sachin batted well and gave us some nerves.. but the boys did well. We had plans for every batter, and Shane (Burger) did it well to double bluff him.. pushed fine leg back and bowled and then bowled the yorker.. We love the Bullring and thanks for the support." A roar goes out!

Sachin Tendulkar: "We probably gave 20 runs extra, all credit to Lions who batted well.. They picked wickets too at crucial moments. We were on track.. I thought my wicket and Pollard - we got out at the wrong time. Bowling and fielding looked rusty, we need to get charged up." He is putting it mildly.

Jonathan Vandiar is deservedly the Man of the Match. "I knew I could bat through the innings. I think we were looking at 180, it was a good wicket and I enjoyed batting on it.. First few overs it was holding up, but once you got yourself in, it was good to bat."

Presentations coming up. Jacob Zuma is there, as is Ray Mali.

Don't forget that man Shane Burger! What a game he had - Sachin and Pollard bowled..!

Kuldip: "When Ryan McLaren gave only 4 runs in the first over why was he taken out of attack still its puzzling me."

The fireworks go off at the Bullring, there is a buzz in the ground.. The Sachin fans are shocked into silence, but the home crowd are pleased with a finish that most would not have expected. Remember, the IPL teams did very poorly last year and several reasons were cited in hindsight - poor outcricket, lack of team spirit in a franchise that comes together for too little time in a year and so on.. Well, there will be more of that tonight.

Mumbai looked a disjointed team on the field, and conceded more runs that they should have.. They batted quite well, but Lions, bereft of stars or big signings, did the basics right - bowled the yorkers, fielded true to their name, and made every little thing count. It was enough for them to put it past the biggest franchise in cricket's biggest league.

19.6
2
Frylinck to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, That's the way it is done! Harbhajan swings it towards the midwicket fence, but the fielders in the deep underline the difference between these two sides one more time. Two fielders converge, one slides across, the other cleans up, and they save a boundary that would not have even mattered. It typifies the way this game panned out, the Lions have done the basics FAR better and ended up worthy winners.
19.5
1
Frylinck to McLaren, 1 run, All over! McLaren plays a deft cut threading the gap between point and cover.. Not what was required, he needed to be smashing them.. Single.. 12 off 1..

13 off 2.. No extras and Lions have sealed this.

19.4
1
Frylinck to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full toss on the middle and leg, Harbhajan does his best but can't send it out of the ground.. Couple of bounces to long off for a single.

Harbahan stands up.. Duminy will run for him.. Can he smash them now?

Harbhajan is in genuine strife here.. He swung at that full toss, and missed. It smashed into that sensitive area above the knee. The support staff is out there.. Can Bhajji stand up and smash a couple of home-runs?

KM is reminded of Sachin epics that ended in defeat. "Yep, it's all coming back.. Chennai 1999, Hyderabad 2009.."

19.3
0
Frylinck to Harbhajan Singh, no run, oh my, Frylinck knocks the wind out of Harbhajan with a full toss that hits him over the back knee, just over the pads, so flush on the flesh.. Harbhajan on the ground, another dot ball and Mumbai are going down here.
19.2
W
Frylinck to Sathish, 1 run, OUT, Satish is run out! Another god-awesome yorker, on the middle and leg, and I guess Satish got some bat on it, else he seemed as plumb as they come.. They took a single behind square leg and Satish wanted to come back for the second, and he was almost near Harbhajan at the striker's end.. Easy run out at the other end..!
19.1
1
Frylinck to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, another yorker, Harbhajan can't do much and digs it out to the bowler and they take a single

16 needed off 6.. Zaheer conceded 17 off the 20th over of the 1st innings.. Just saying..

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JD Vandiar
71(48) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 3 5 13 2 4 9
SR Tendulkar
69(42) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 0 17 1 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

S Burger
O4.0
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KKR440016.0000.723
CSK421010.0000.945
Scorc42208.000-0.063
Lions41206.000-0.076
DOLPH40400.000-1.338
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
KXIP440016.0002.154
HH431012.0001.184
BT41304.000-0.230
COBRA41304.000-0.967
ND41304.000-2.655
Qualifying Group
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ND330012.0002.141
Lions32108.000-0.034
MI31204.000-0.045
Expre30300.000-2.101