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Best performances - Batsmen

R Dravid
71(58) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 5 6 7 21 2 5 21
V Kohli
47(24) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 28 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
0 1 10 0 10 2 2 22

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O4
M0
R26
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 163/5 (3 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • R Dravid71 (58b)
  • Z Khan4-0-36-1
  • SL Malinga2.1-0-35-0

So, that brings the curtains down on a rare kind of game; Mumbai are disappointed despite winning. Bangalore are disappointed as well. The only people who are pleased are the neutral fans - we have seen a very good game here. Sid Monga is stamping out the bulletin at the speed at which he normally eats, so the final report should be up here pretty soon. On behalf of my colleagues, the Sids Vicious - Talya and Ravindran - and scorers Venkat Raghav and Binoy George, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. Cheers!

Tendulkar: "Yes, my heart is still pounding. The first half of our batting was great, but our bowlers came through well. The plan was for Malinga to bowl a tight (19th) over and then Zaheer would have had the cushion, but it did not pan out - this is Twenty20. Great stuff from Bravo." Ravi Shasri has it all wrong - he thinks Mumbai still have a chance. Talk about optimism. Even a mathematical miracle won't siffice though.

Kumble: "Too many runs in the last five overs. 15-20 runs. The way we bowled was really well.. Rahul and Virat took us to the last ball.. But it wasn't enough in a close game. We need to be positive and hold our catches against Lions." Well said, that.

Time for the presentation. Bravo is adjudged a deserving Man of the Match. "Hard luck, we are out of the tournament, but the aim was to win the game today and we did it. We had a very good day, and I must say well done to my team-mates." He is forlorn despite the win. Understandable.

Yogesh: "Actually what has put MI out in comparison to RCB & Lions is them not thrashing Guyana." True, that.

Paras, a fan of India, above all is disgusted. "Well done Mumbai! Within 1 stroke, you've eliminated 2 Indian sides.. excellent, keep promoting SA and Aussie sides by beating each other!"

Bangalore may be sad, Mumbai may be sadder, but Ben is surely the saddest. Or maybe he just analyses Fantasy Cricket closely. "That last ball was costly for anyone who had Kohli in the fantasy cricket. It not only dropped his RR below 200, it also deprived him of a 50 and probably MoM. So a total cost of 74 points."

What this means is that Bangalore and Lions will clash in a virtual quarter-final for the second spot from Group B in the semis. South Australia are of course already through with three wins.

Sadly for Mumbai, that is not good enough to take them through to the semi-final. Bangalore have done enough to ensure they are ahead in the NRR battle, and Mumbai finish a distant third with +0.221. Lions are at +0.716, and Bangalore despite the defeat are at +0.852. Sad from Mumbai's PoV, but they did not help their cause losing their first couple of games, especially that defeat against South Australia. Kohli seemed set to do the same thing to do them tonight - Malinga and Zaheer really crumbled under pressure, and Mumbai have managed to sneak a win here.. Just about.

19.6
W
Khan to Kohli, OUT, The answer is no! Spare a thought for Kohli, but put ypour hands together for Rayudu who has taken another swirler under the Durban lights! Zaheer has come apart spectacularly, he delivers another full toss on Kohli's pads, Kohli was probably expecting it again, and turned his bat a moment too early, it took a top edge and looped away to the upper reaches of the stratosphere. It took an eternity to come down, but Rayudu had it covered. He throws it up in relief. Kohli is distraught. Mumbai have won a superb game of cricket here.

V Kohli c †Rayudu b Khan 47 (30m 24b 5x4 2x6) SR: 195.83

Can Virat finish this off? 3 off 1! Is it a Super Over coming up?

19.5
4
Khan to Kohli, FOUR, Viraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!!!!! Another full toss on his toes, Kohli sees it even before Zaheer let it go, was swivelling around on his front foot even as it came and flicked it away with no fuss, down to square leg for four more

7 off 2.

19.4
0
Khan to Kohli, no run, misses this one! Length ball outside off and Kohli swings across the line. And misses. No bye this time!
19.3
4
Khan to Kohli, FOUR, KOHLI!!! Zaheer tries the yorker, misses by a foot, it is a full toss on Kohli's toes, with nerves of steel and wrists of rubber he turns it away and it bullets away to deep square leg
19.2
1b
Khan to Dravid, 1 bye, Another slower ball! Another miss! Zak is back! Off cutter outside off, Dravid misses the pull across the line and they steal a bye.
19.1
1lb
Khan to Kohli, 1 leg bye, Zaheer has his wits about him, slower ball, off cutter at 114 kph on leg stump, Kohli did not see it coming, he was early on the pull, and made no real contact

What an over! 13 needed off 6! Kohli has played a blinder - going after Malinga, of all people! What an over! Zaheer to bowl the last.