Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

ND McKenzie
68(41) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
9 0 8 12 3 4 1 31
Q de Kock
51(33) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 1 2 24 1 6 13

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Tanvir
O4
M0
R31
W2
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DP Nannes
O4
M0
R15
W1
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

Anand: "De Kock for IPL."

121-run stand there between McKenzie and de Kock means that both IPL teams have lost today.

Suresh: "McKenzie just shows hitting sixes is not the only way to score in t20s...better timed and placement boundaries would do easily!!"

Raja: "Simon is happy man :-) Both teams lost."

Zainuddin: "@Matt. de Kock should thank Bodi for saving him from facing Malinga oops Malinga should thank Bodi from saving him for de Kock."

Post-match presentation:

Harbhajan: "I think we didn't look to attack their spinners, he got away with 15 runs for four overs. McKenzie played superbly, along with another youngster. Mitchell Johnson was the only left-hand batsman we had, overall Lions played much better than us, they know the conditions better than us. credit to them. We need to play better cricket. There was a bit of dew, but we can't complain about that."

Petersen: "We are very happy. I thought the first 5-6 overs they dominated, but then Phangiso brought us back in it. We had our plans, and we just wanted to execute, we did it today. de Kock is obviously a good player, he hits the ball sweet, McKenzie played like a young man, he showed again what a player he is. We know what we are about, what sort of cricket we can play. We put the bowling together from over five or six."

Man of the Match is Neil McKenzie: "I'm just enjoying my cricket. de Kock is really an exceptional talent, got a good head for him, can hit the ball a long way, a nice leader for the future. We knew we had to be on our game today, even though there were quite a few Sachin Tendulkar fans out there, nice to win on our patch."

Righto, that's a wrap from the Sunday's matches. Thanks for joining us for the ride. Last word goes to Steve, who says: "McKenzie redefines T20. Finesse still counts."

18.5
1
Malinga to McKenzie, 1 run, Lions have done it again, they have beaten a fancied Mumbai Indians line-up, McKenzie pulls that to deep square leg to pull off a clinical victory, outstanding innings from McKenzie, who rarely looked to muscle the ball, relying on his touch and placement to frustrate Mumbai
18.4
1
Malinga to de Kock, 1 run, pushed towards mid-off, straight to Harbhajan, who fires in a throw to concede an overthrow, the scores are level, the Wanderers waits in expectation
18.3
2
Malinga to de Kock, 2 runs, gets to his half-century with a tuck towards square leg, two to go now
18.2
4
Malinga to de Kock, FOUR, take that, Lions within a stroke of victory now, that was overpitched from Malinga, de Kock bends his knee and launches that over extra cover, one-bounce four
18.1
2
Malinga to de Kock, 2 runs, slower ball, short of a length, on off stump, worked for a single, but then there is an overthrow, only eight away now the Lions

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | LIONS: 148/2 (10 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.22, RRR: 5.00)

  • ND McKenzie67 (40b)
  • Q de Kock42 (29b)
  • MG Johnson3-0-20-0
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-36-1
17.6
0
Johnson to McKenzie, no run, shuffles across and looks to sweep after getting on one knee, he misses that outside-off delivery