Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Blizzard
54(39) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 1 7 1 2 1
C Kieswetter
62(46) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 1 6 0 1 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ Dibble
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | Somst: 150/7

  • AV Suppiah0 (2b)
  • AC Thomas3 (2b)
  • SL Malinga4-0-20-4
  • JEC Franklin3-0-16-2

Join us tomorrow for the all-IPL final between MI and RCB. Let us see if that gets the crowds back in Chepauk. This is Abhishek Purohit signing off along with our scorer Gopi Rangarajan, and leaving you to read Sid Monga's match report. Cheers, and watch out for the toe-crushers.

Malinga is the Man of the Match. Malinga: "I had to take the wickets. It was important to strike in the start. That was the main thing. I then came back with the old ball and tried to take wickets with my variation. I have to use it at the right time. 19th over went only for few runs. Doesn't matter any team [in the final] I believe in my ability."

Harbhajan: "We won the toss and it was a bat-first wicket. This was a better wicket than earlier ones. We got to a total where we could defend. Malinga and Franklin were fantastic in the end. It is a matter of a wicket or two in this format. When I got the wicket we kept things tight. Most important was the 19th over. Franklin bowled his heart out. He was the only bowler who was the bowling the right sort of length. I think I made the right choice. I had an over left but the batsmen were doing well and this side of the boundary was small as well."

Thomas: "We have just finished pushing a very very top team. Obviously gutted but we have provided some good entertainment. That guy Malinga is a quality performer. Some of the boys will go back as men. We look at someone like Dibble who has come in and done fantastically well."

Mumbai are in to the all-IPL final. It is that 19th over again, bowled by Franklin, helped of course by Malinga;s unplayable missiles on either side. 160 was going to be tough with Malinga's four overs to contend with. 4 for 20, all dismissals bowled. Priceless in this format

Franklin: "I think it was a bit last-minute [decision]. Bhajji had faith in me. Good to come on the right side of it. It was Bhajji's decision. Couple of overs ago, it was supposed to be Pollard. Malinga is awesome, he is one of the bests pace bowlers in the world."

Steve: "I still cannot understand how Sri Lanka lost the CWC 2011 with Malinga in their side.."

19.6
0
Malinga to Suppiah, no run, slower length ball to finish things off from Malinga, a confused batsman cannot get any bat onto it as he backs away outside leg
19.5
1
Malinga to Thomas, 1 run, makes room outside leg but Malinga hurls in another full delivery that follows him, squeezed down to long off
19.4
2
Malinga to Thomas, 2 runs, fine work on the sweeper cover boundary, down the track and driven hard but the man in the deep got the slide behind it
19.3
W
Malinga to Kartik, OUT, middle stump out of the ground, make near-impossible into impossible, the yorker zooms in on the stumps with no regard for the batsman, and Kartik cannot do anything other than walk back, he tried to push it away but ended up playing inside the line

Murali Kartik is the new batsman

19.2
W
Malinga to Compton, OUT, Timber. You don't try such cuteness against Malinga, but this seems to be Compton's favourite mode of operation. He shuffles across the line to try to scoop, Malinga is full and straight. Not quite a yorker, but too full for that shot. Middle stump knocked back
19.1
1lb
Malinga to Suppiah, 1 leg bye, length ball, rare length ball, into the pads, but Suppiah misses and takes just the leg-bye

Fourteen to defend for Malinga. Most of the times you would say it's surplus, even against set batsmen. Here we have two new men at the crease, but you can never say with this tournament

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Blizzard
54(39) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 1 0 1 7 1 2 1
C Kieswetter
62(46) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 1 6 0 1 6 6

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ Dibble
O4.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
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