Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JN Mohammed
23(27) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
AT Rayudu
36(47) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Rampaul
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 2 Wkts | MI: 99/9

  • YS Chahal2 (1b)
  • AN Ahmed0 (0b)
  • S Ganga4-0-31-0
  • R Rampaul4-0-17-3

So that's it from us tonight. Not the highest quality of cricket, but a thrilling match. T&T fought so hard for 119 balls of the defence, but baffled everybody last ball by going for the tie and not the win. I suppose we wouldn't react similarly if the batsmen went for the tie first with two required off the last ball. But a batsman can control things better, can be more precise with what he wants to do. There are infinitely more things that can go wrong in the field. They did tonight. And then again, even if T&T had achieved the tie they would have had to reckon with Malinga's yorkers. Oh the irony. The side that attacked and attacked to take this defence of 98 to the last ball went defensive last ball and lost it. On that note, we say the goodbyes. See you tomorrow

Ravi Rampual is MoM. What a 19th over he bowled. He says: "Get the yorkers in, don't go for many runs. Being bowled out for 98 we needed early wickets, so I went out attacking. We showed character and heart, and we have three games to follow. I found little extra bounce, and the shape, so the pitch helped."

Darren Ganga: "Disappointing, the result. The guys are shattered. Imagine the manner we fought, but didn't come out winning. Definitely ordinary batting, we showed a lot of heart in the field. That was the first thing, to play for the Super Over. It's unfortunate, Denesh couldn't hit the stumps, these things happen in cricket."

Harbhajan Singh: "I must congratulate Darren and his team. They were the better side. We didn't deserve to win. We didn't bat sensibly. We needed to tick the ball around, but we looked to play too many shots. We just weren't there with the bat. If we keep batting like this, we won't be here for long. We won today, but if we want to be there for the semis, we can't keep playing this kind of cricket."

I am a bit lost right now. Why did T&T try to only tie this one? I mean, they would have had to face Malinga in the Super Over. Not one man saving one. Don't really get it. Ambati Rayudu says it's the win that matters, not how it came. He himself tried his best to lose it by slogging when singles would have won it. Anand writes in, "Sad that T & T lost. Ironic that they should shun the aggressive captaincy that got them to the last ball! Mumbai's team of non mumbaiites and foreigners seem to be getting all the help they want." Can't take the credit away from Chahal, though. He took that diving catch to dismiss the last batsman, and played this last ball with soft hands. There was presence of mind there. And what do you say of Ganga? Attacked throughout to bring this game to the last ball, but then refused to go for the win

19.6
2
Ganga to Chahal, 2 runs, Ganga has blundered. He didn't go for the win. They give the single on the platter, Chahal hits this full toss with soft hands, Barath has to run in a fair distance, Chahal goes back for the second, the throw at the striker's end is slightly wide, and Ramdin slips in collecting it and trying to throw the stumps down. Misses. Chahal is ecstatic. Ramdin is lying on the field face down. Can't bear to look up

One to tie, two to win. Chahal to face. Nobody saving the single here. What is Ganga up to?

19.5
W
Ganga to Rayudu, 1 run, OUT, And Rayudu has run himself out. This is full on the pads, driven to long-on, wants the second and the strike, Simmons sees Rayudu was slow to start off with, and he rockets this throw to the keeper. Run out by a fair distance. Has Simmons made up for his own stupid run-out earlier in the game?

Malinga is dejected as he walks off. Rayudu on strike again. He hasn't been smart here. Not smart at all

19.4
W
Ganga to Rayudu, OUT, Another twist. Rayudu tries the big shot again. Hits it back to Ganga, Malinga is backing up, and Ganga runs him out. What a game, all three results likely
19.3
1
Ganga to Malinga, 1 run, yorker on off, Malinga dives this to long-off for one
19.2
6
Ganga to Malinga, SIX runs, Is Malinga pulling off another heist? Full toss outside off, and he has smacked it straight down the ground, to the right of Mohamed at long-off. Mohamed dives to his right, doesn't get a hand to it
19.1
1
Ganga to Rayudu, 1 run, low full toss, hit back down the ground, Ganga dives full length, gets a hand to it, but they take the single

Right. At the start of the innings, I never thought I'd be saying this. Eleven required off the last over. Ganga will bowl it. Three men on the slog: long-on, deep midwicket, deep square

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JN Mohammed
23(27) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 2 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0
AT Rayudu
36(47) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1

Best performances - Bowlers

R Rampaul
O4.0
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco5.50
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