Champions League Twenty20 - 10th match, Group B

Guyana v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 31 runs

17.30 Right, it's game time. Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan are Mumbai's openers. Guyana are doing the pre-game huddle.

Dhawan to face ... he's just taking guard. Sarwan's given the ball to his debutant, Paul Wintz. One slip in place.

17.17: "I am a huge SRT fan but I doubt his captaincy skills," says Martin. "I have not been impressed with his on-field decisions as a captain. Is it just me who feels that way?" I'm preparing to have my inbox bombarded in a few moments.

"I completely agree with Martin. Sachin has made wrong decisions as a captain. This was evident in IPL final as well, when he didn't send Pollard early to hit out." That was from MitVasa.

I'm George Binoy, by the way, and I'll be your commentator for the game. Binoy George is the man bringing you the scores. There are some people sitting in the stands with some heavy-duty blankets. It's that cold and windy.

There are lot of emails coming in backing Martin's opinion, and some others asking menacingly for his email address.

Toss, 17.00: Sarwan calls heads, it's a tail, and Tendulkar says Mumbai Indians will bat. They are playing an unchanged XI from the loss to South Australia. Guyana have made one change, bringing in an extra seamer in Paul Wintz. Sarwan said the decision to give Wintz a debut was because of the overcast conditions.

Ganguly, who's talking to Sanjay Manjrekar, is surprised by Tendulkar's decision to bat because of the overcast conditions and the possibility of a curtailed game. It's a cold day in Durban.

Sarwan says his team has got over any nerves they might have had in the first game against Bangalore. "Every game is a must-win game," spouts Tendulkar from the Book of Cliches. "We need to win and win convincingly."

Mumbai are definitely favourites today, but Guyana are Caribbean champions.

16.50: Good evening and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of what could be the first elimination match of this year's Champions League. If Mumbai lose, Sachin Tendulkar will have suffered his third straight defeat as captain and his team will be the first to be eliminated from the competition.

Guyana's net run-rate is so abysmal that another defeat, their second, will almost certainly end their chances. This is what Colin Croft has to say about Guyana: "The way the Guyana's Amazon Conquerors played in their 1st CLT20 2010 game, they will not overcome a stream, much less that great river."

There was some rain in Durban earlier in the day but the weather has cleared enough to allow play for the moment. Shaun Pollock reckons that the pitch at Kingsmead has a bit of tennis-ball bounce and teams might want to bowl first in case rain brings Duckworth and Lewis into the picture later in the evening. Here's Siddarth Ravindran's preview of today's game, and have a look at the points table as well.

Ramnaresh Sarwan's given us a bit of insight into his team. He says Lennox Cush's nick name is Wobble, because he has a dodgy right knee, during an interview on Star Cricket.

0.1

Wintz to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, dramatic start, Wintz hits Dhawan's pads after the left-hander misses a flick, Tendulkar sprints through for a leg bye, Wintz runs to the ball, slides, picks up and throws at the non-striker's end, Dhawan would have been out had he hit

Wintz, who's not yet played a first-class, List A, or domestic Twenty20 game, runs into bowl at Tendulkar.

0.2

Wintz to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length wide outside off, Tendulkar lets it go

0.3

Wintz to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short and wide again and this time Tendulkar goes after it, slicing the ball towards squarish third man where Chattergoon makes a diving save

0.4

Wintz to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar thinks about attacking another ball outside off but decides against it

0.5

Wintz to Tendulkar, 2 runs, straighter line this time and short of a length, Tendulkar waits for the ball to angle into him and then chips it down to third man, quick running and they steal a second

0.6

Wintz to Tendulkar, no run, 134kmh, fuller ball just outside off, Tendulkar tries to hit it a bit too hard and mis-times it to cover, he's batting with urgency this evening

End of over 1 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
SR Tendulkar    4* (5b)      PG Wintz    1-0-4-0
S Dhawan    0* (1b)     

Esuan Crandon will share the new ball, fine leg is in the circle.

1.1

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 2 runs, short of a length on leg and middle, Dhawan moves back and across and works the ball through midwicket, didn't time it all that well

1.2

EA Crandon to Dhawan, no run, good length with a slant across the left-hander, Dhawan lets it go through to the keeper

1.3

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 1 wide, that's far too wide outside off stump, the first of the innings

1.3

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, overcompensates by bowling too straight and Dhawan plays it to short fine leg for a single

1.4

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball and Tendulkar had moved outside the off stump before the ball reached him, he then pulled it into the gap on the deep midwicket boundary for the first four of the innings

1.5

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, he tries to upper cut a quick ball close to off stump but can't make contact

1.6

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery pitching outside off and angling into the right-hander, Tendulkar opens the face to steer towards point, he wants one but Dhawan doesn't

"Wintz is making his debut, so we know who will get Sachin out?" says Ankit, who is probably referring to the perception that debutants get Tendulkar out. No sure how valid that is though.

End of over 2 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 13/0 (RR: 6.50)
SR Tendulkar    8* (8b 1x4)      EA Crandon    1-0-8-0
S Dhawan    3* (4b)      PG Wintz    1-0-4-0

2.1

Wintz to Dhawan, no run, defended to mid off

2.2

Wintz to Dhawan, SIX, first six! Short ball and Dhawan pulls it efficiently over the short square-leg boundary, Mumbai are getting a move on now

2.3

Wintz to Dhawan, 1 run, played off the hips behind square for a single

2.4

Wintz to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar square drives a good length ball that cuts into him, he can't beat the fielder at point through

There's a bit of a drizzle at Kingsmead.

2.5

Wintz to Tendulkar, FOUR, he's smashed that, the ball was far too short and Tendulkar had enough time to play two pull shots if he wanted. He slapped that to the midwicket boundary

2.6

Wintz to Tendulkar, 2 runs, played behind point towards wide third man for more runs

End of over 3 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 26/0 (RR: 8.66)
SR Tendulkar    14* (11b 2x4)      PG Wintz    2-0-17-0
S Dhawan    10* (7b 1x6)      EA Crandon    1-0-8-0

3.1

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, punched towards cover where Sarwan fumbles, sloppy fielding from the captain

3.2

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar's moving an awful lot today, this time it's across his stumps to try and lift a pretty straight ball to the fine-leg boundary, he doesn't make proper contact

3.3

EA Crandon to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan drives towards mid-off, straight to the fielder though

3.4

EA Crandon to Dhawan, FOUR, too full, too wide. Dhawan reaches out for the ball, frees his arms and plays a free-flowing drive to the cover boundary

3.5

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, straighter line and Dhawan plays the ball on the leg side to give Tendulkar strike

3.6

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, good length but on middle and leg, Tendulkar tries to whip it off his pads but misses, he's trying to give the ball a solid thump

End of over 4 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
SR Tendulkar    15* (13b 2x4)      EA Crandon    2-0-15-0
S Dhawan    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      PG Wintz    2-0-17-0

"Sachin got out 18 times to debutants in test matches. (Twice to Zimbabwean Johnson - same test of course). And on top of that, was Voughnie's first test wicket," says Thushar.

4.1

Barnwell to Dhawan, no run, lovely timing from Dhawan on the cover drive, this time Sarwan's in-fielding is impressive and he saves a boundary

4.2

Barnwell to Dhawan, 1 run, that's a nice hit-me-please full toss and Dhawan doesn't, he pushes the ball to Sarwan at cover for only a single

4.3

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, Barnwell gets the ball to kick at Sachin from a good length, he nudges it on the leg side for one more

4.4

Barnwell to Dhawan, FOUR, that's rather driveable and Dhawan obliges, he eases forward, sizes up the length and drills the ball between mid-off and extra cover

4.5

Barnwell to Dhawan, 1 run, worked off the pads towards square leg for a single

4.6

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, that's a very slow ball, 102 kmh, Tendulkar waits and steers it from outside off towards third man

End of over 5 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/0 (RR: 8.20)
SR Tendulkar    17* (15b 2x4)      CD Barnwell    1-0-8-0
S Dhawan    22* (15b 2x4 1x6)      EA Crandon    2-0-15-0

5.1

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, that's slow, at 104kmh, and short, Tendulkar moves across and pulls the ball to deep square leg

Manjrekar makes the observation that Tendulkar's pulling the quick bowlers, something he doesn't normally do these days.

5.2

EA Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed off the front foot for another single

5.3

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, FOUR, outstanding placement! Tendulkar waits for that short of a length ball in his crease and punches it through the tiny gap between point and cover point

5.4

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 wide, wide down leg side, acrobatic dive by the wicketkeeper saves Guyana four extras

5.4

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, full and straight, Tendulkar attempts a powerful flick but misses, the ball hits the pad and Tendulkar begins to run a leg bye without knowing where the ball is. The ball is back with the bowler but Crandon's throw at the stumps is unsuccessful

5.5

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, the slower ball outside off stump beats Tendulkar

5.6

EA Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar flicks the last ball of the fielding restrictions through square leg

End of over 6 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 49/0 (RR: 8.16)
SR Tendulkar    23* (20b 3x4)      EA Crandon    3-0-23-0
S Dhawan    23* (16b 2x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    1-0-8-0

Sarwan has spread his field.

6.1

Barnwell to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar jumps around in his crease and tries to guide the ball to third man, there was hardly any room and the ball beat the bat

6.2

Barnwell to Tendulkar, no run, that's a slog! Tendulkar aims a tailender's mow at deep midwicket but gets beaten by a good length ball outside of stump

6.3

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, that's more deft, he opens the face to guide the ball for a single towards point

6.4

Barnwell to Dhawan, 1 run, another pleasing drive but Dhawan fails to pierce the infield, he takes a quick single to cover

6.5

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and wide outside off stump, Tendulkar tries to slash it hard but mis-times the shot, the ball flies high in the air but falls short of the fielder running in from the point boundary

6.6

Barnwell to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan tries to work the ball from off stump to the leg side but gets an inside edge on to the pad, the bowler sprints across to prevent the single

End of over 7 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 52/0 (RR: 7.42)
S Dhawan    24* (18b 2x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    2-0-11-0
SR Tendulkar    25* (24b 3x4)      EA Crandon    3-0-23-0

7.1

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, too short and Tendulkar pulls hard but straight to the deep backward square leg fielder, he's trying to hit it powerfully today

7.2

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan nudges the ball off the back foot towards cover for one more

7.3

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar backs away to make room and plays a cheeky chip over a vacant first slip region to the man at short third man

7.4

RT Crandon to Dhawan, no run, good length and straight, Dhawan defends

7.5

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, short ball and Dhawan pulls toward midwicket for a single

7.6

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, right, he's batting rather oddly today. Tendulkar sizes up another short ball, makes room and plays a cross-batted swat towards long on. He hasn't been his usual graceful self, and the economy of movement that characterises his batting is missing

End of over 8 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 57/0 (RR: 7.12)
SR Tendulkar    28* (27b 3x4)      RT Crandon    1-0-5-0
S Dhawan    26* (21b 2x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    2-0-11-0

8.1

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, slapped off the back foot towards the off side for one more

8.2

Barnwell to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan stays still in his crease and guides the ball behind point

8.3

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, dropped! Tendulkar stays in his crease, gets under a length ball and lofts it towards the fielder at long-on, Crandon runs to his right and makes a mess of it, he's indicating he didn't see it properly

It's drizzling again.

8.4

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, dropped, another ungainly cross-batted mow and he hasn't hit it well, the ball swirls high in the air but Jonathan Foo can't reach it, he was running in from the deep square leg boundary

8.5

Barnwell to Dhawan, 1 run, pulled towards deep square leg

8.6

Barnwell to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicked off the pads through midwicket

End of over 9 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 64/0 (RR: 7.11)
SR Tendulkar    33* (31b 3x4)      CD Barnwell    3-0-18-0
S Dhawan    28* (23b 2x4 1x6)      RT Crandon    1-0-5-0

Tendulkar's changed his bat. Manjrekar reckons it's because the pitch is slow and the pace of the bowlers is also slow.

9.1

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, cut off the back foot to deep point for a single

9.2

RT Crandon to Dhawan, no run, defended on the off side

9.3

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan tries to sweep but misses

9.4

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar tries to pull the ball, it's that short, but the top edge flies over short third man for a boundary. Enough said.

9.5

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Tendulkar gets down on one knee and plays the sweep but doesn't beat midwicket

9.6

RT Crandon to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off for a single

End of over 10 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 71/0 (RR: 7.10)
SR Tendulkar    39* (35b 4x4)      RT Crandon    2-0-12-0
S Dhawan    29* (25b 2x4 1x6)      CD Barnwell    3-0-18-0

The legspinner Bishoo will have a bowl, to Tendulkar.

10.1

Bishoo to Tendulkar, 1 wide, short and wide outside off stump, Tendulkar lets it go

10.1

Bishoo to Tendulkar, FOUR, another short and wide ball and Tendulkar blasts it towards the cover boundary where the fielder slides but fumbles, allowing the ball to pass him and trickle to the boundary

10.2

Bishoo to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! Tendulkar uses his feet, gets to the ball and launches it to the straight boundary, that looked like a Tendulkar stroke

10.3

Bishoo to Tendulkar, 1 run, powered down the ground for one more

10.4

Bishoo to Dhawan, 1 run, another long hop, the ball might be hard to grip because of the drizzle, Dhawan pulls to deep square leg, the umpire had to dive for cover as the ball whizzed over his head

10.5

Bishoo to Tendulkar, OUT, well that's the end of Tendulkar. He charged at Bishoo, the ball was short, it pitched well before Tendulkar, spun away from the right hander and beat the bat. The wicketkeeper completed an easy stumping

SR Tendulkar st †Christian b Bishoo 48 (46m 39b 6x4 0x6) SR: 123.07

Pollard's the new batsman.

10.6

Bishoo to Pollard, no run, he gets beaten on the cut by a quicker and flatter delivery outside off stump

End of over 11 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 82/1 (RR: 7.45)
KA Pollard    0* (1b)      D Bishoo    1-0-11-1
S Dhawan    30* (26b 2x4 1x6)      RT Crandon    2-0-12-0

11.1

RT Crandon to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan comes down the track to force the ball through the off side but he can't beat the cover fielder

11.2

RT Crandon to Dhawan, no run, defended on the front foot, haven't seen much of that today

11.3

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed toward the off side for a single

Sarwan's having a chat with Crandon before he bowls at powerful Pollard. "Kieron Pollard is up the order...Great move!!!" gushes Srinath.

11.4

RT Crandon to Pollard, 1 run, the powerful Pollard plays a deft nudge off the pads for a single

11.5

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, Dhawan charges once again and hits the ball through the off side for one

11.6

RT Crandon to Pollard, 1 wide, the ball slips down leg and that's a wide

11.6

RT Crandon to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard keeps strike by playing the ball behind square once again

"I must say I am pretty surprised with Sachin's approach today. Its not daily that he looks like getting out on every other ball. Though it was the required tactics as its a must win game for them," says Mr. Gupta.

End of over 12 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 87/1 (RR: 7.25)
KA Pollard    2* (3b)      RT Crandon    3-0-17-0
S Dhawan    32* (30b 2x4 1x6)      D Bishoo    1-0-11-1

12.1

Bishoo to Pollard, no run, the ball is coming off the pitch slowly, the length was short but Pollard played the pull too early and hit it on to his pad

12.2

Bishoo to Pollard, 1 run, he gets a single on the leg side this time

12.3

Bishoo to Dhawan, no run, slow turn once again across the left-hander and Dhawan doesn't make proper contact

12.4

Bishoo to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan tries to pull but misses

12.5

Bishoo to Dhawan, 1 run, this time he connects and gets a single to deep square leg

12.6

Bishoo to Pollard, no run, Pollard ends the over by defending on the front foot

End of over 13 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 89/1 (RR: 6.84)
KA Pollard    3* (6b)      D Bishoo    2-0-13-1
S Dhawan    33* (33b 2x4 1x6)      RT Crandon    3-0-17-0

13.1

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, the spinners continue to contain these batsman, Dhawan gets one by pushing towards point

13.2

RT Crandon to Pollard, no run, Pollard aimed to send that one into space but missed the ball

13.3

RT Crandon to Pollard, 1 run, pushed towards the leg side for one

13.4

RT Crandon to Dhawan, 1 run, short and slow but Dhawan mis-times the pull and lobs it over the in-field

13.5

RT Crandon to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard flicks off his pads behind square

13.6

RT Crandon to Dhawan, FOUR, horrific fielding, absolutely abysmal. Dhawan mis-timed the sweep and all he should have got was a single. Instead the fielder simply over ran the ball and gift-wrapped Mumbai three extra runs

End of over 14 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 97/1 (RR: 6.92)
S Dhawan    39* (36b 3x4 1x6)      RT Crandon    4-0-25-0
KA Pollard    5* (9b)      D Bishoo    2-0-13-1

14.1

Bishoo to Pollard, 1 run, bowled flat and straight, Pollard plays to deep square leg and wants two. He gets one.

14.2

Bishoo to Dhawan, OUT, caught at short fine leg. Dhawan charges but the ball is flat and short, he tries to pull but the top edge lobs up towards Crandon for a comfortable catch

S Dhawan c EA Crandon b Bishoo 39 (58m 37b 3x4 1x6) SR: 105.40

Dhawan was unable to switch to a higher gear, so Mumbai will not mind Tiwary striding in.

14.3

Bishoo to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard thumps the ball with one hand to deep square leg where some sharp fielding saves runs for Guyana

14.4

Bishoo to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary moves back and across and defends his first ball - flat and straight - to the off side

14.5

Bishoo to Tiwary, no run, this time he mows across the line but the ball is so slow that he completed the shot before it thudded into his body

14.6

Bishoo to Tiwary, OUT, this time he's holed out to Barnwell at deep midwicket. The ball was short and Tiwary got under it and hoisted it into the deep, the slow pace off the pitch meant that he didn't time it well and the fielder judged the catch well

SS Tiwary c Barnwell b Bishoo 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 15 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 99/3 (RR: 6.60)
     D Bishoo    3-0-15-3
KA Pollard    7* (11b)      RT Crandon    4-0-25-0

Mumbai are losing their way here. Rayudu is the new batsman. Five overs to go and the Guyana spinners have been terrific. Their lengths have been short at times but Mumbai's batsmen have been unable to put them away.

15.1

Barnwell to Pollard, SIX, Huge! Barnwell drops short at medium pace and Pollard launches him high and far over deep midwicket, he took advantage of that extra pace

15.2

Barnwell to Pollard, 1 run, Pollard take a single on the leg side

15.3

Barnwell to Rayudu, 1 run, Rayudu tries to move across his stumps and chip over short fine leg but mis-times his shot

15.4

Barnwell to Pollard, no run, that's a super slow ball from Barnwell and Pollard was through his pull before the ball reached him

15.5

Barnwell to Pollard, SIX, he's flicked that, flicked that, with non-nonchalance over the fielder at long-on, the length was full and Pollard used more timing that power for maximum result

15.6

Barnwell to Pollard, 1 run, played off the pads behind square to keep strike

End of over 16 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 114/3 (RR: 7.12)
KA Pollard    21* (16b 2x6)      CD Barnwell    4-0-33-0
AT Rayudu    1* (1b)      D Bishoo    3-0-15-3

16.1

Bishoo to Pollard, SIX, shouts of catch from the in-field but Pollard's swung his bat hard and swatted a full ball flat over the long-on boundary, he's changing the game here

16.2

Bishoo to Pollard, FOUR, Pollard clears his front foot and pulls the ball with power into the gap at the midwicket boundary

16.3

Bishoo to Pollard, 1 run, just the single this time towards the off side

16.4

Bishoo to Rayudu, 1 run, muscled down to long on for one more

16.5

Bishoo to Pollard, SIX, that's a flighted delivery and Pollard's flighted it as well. He waits for the ball, moves across his stumps and heaves it over the midwicket boundary

16.6

Bishoo to Pollard, 1 run, flatter and quicker ball and Pollard works the ball to square leg to keep strike

End of over 17 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 133/3 (RR: 7.82)
KA Pollard    39* (21b 1x4 4x6)      D Bishoo    4-0-34-3
AT Rayudu    2* (2b)      CD Barnwell    4-0-33-0

Wintz is back.

17.1

Wintz to Pollard, 1 leg bye, he goes wide of the crease and angles a full ball into Pollard, he misses the flick but gets a run on the off side

17.2

Wintz to Rayudu, 1 run, full ball outside off stump, Rayudu drives with fluency to long off

17.3

Wintz to Pollard, SIX, that's flown over the roof! Not quite over the roof but nearly. Too full at a healthy pace and Pollard gets under the ball and blitzes it into the stands past long-on

17.4

Wintz to Pollard, 1 run, drilled powerfully to long off for one this time

17.5

Wintz to Rayudu, 1 run, full toss and Rayudu flicks to deep square and gives the spotlight back to Pollard

17.6

Wintz to Pollard, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Pollard smashes towards long on

End of over 18 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 144/3 (RR: 8.00)
KA Pollard    47* (25b 1x4 5x6)      PG Wintz    3-0-27-0
AT Rayudu    4* (4b)      D Bishoo    4-0-34-3

18.1

EA Crandon to Pollard, SIX, full toss and Pollard helps himself to a six to reach his half-century. He lofted that easily over long on with a casual swing of the bat

18.2

EA Crandon to Pollard, 1 run, that's wide outside off but Pollard chases it and hits it in the air towards deep point

18.3

EA Crandon to Rayudu, 1 wide, this one is wider and Rayudu can't reach it, even though he tried very hard

Rayudu's contributed 4 to a partnership of 53.

18.3

EA Crandon to Rayudu, OUT, bowled! Rayudu swung across the line, aiming for the midwicket boundary. The ball wasn't short enough but it was straight enough and it clattered into his stumps

AT Rayudu b EA Crandon 4 (15m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Duminy comes in ahead of Bravo, who had made 50 odd off 20 odd balls in the Caribbean T20 semi-final against Guyana.

18.4

EA Crandon to Duminy, 1 run, Duminy waits in his crease and dabs the ball to third man

18.5

EA Crandon to Pollard, SIX, that is brutal. Brutal. Length ball from Crandon, Pollard wound up, and swung his bat mightily, sending the ball soaring over the giant screen at deep midwicket

18.6

EA Crandon to Pollard, SIX, this is not as brutal but that's no relief for Crandon. Pollard gets under a full ball and lofts it over the straight boundary

End of over 19 (21 runs) Mumbai Indians 165/4 (RR: 8.68)
KA Pollard    66* (29b 1x4 8x6)      EA Crandon    4-0-44-1
JP Duminy    1* (1b)      PG Wintz    3-0-27-0

19.1

Wintz to Duminy, FOUR, Duminy's waits for a full ball outside off and guides it deftly to the backward point boundary

19.2

Wintz to Duminy, 2 runs, that was nearly another boundary until the fielder dived at deep backward point to save another steer from Duminy

19.3

Wintz to Duminy, 2 runs, Duminy hits one to deep midwicket this time for two more, he's hogging the strike in the final over

19.4

Wintz to Duminy, FOUR, bizarre shot. Duminy walks across his stumps to a full and straight ball and chips it over the wicketkeeper for a one-bounce four

19.5

Wintz to Duminy, 1 run, Pollard will finish the innings. Duminy gives him the strike with a pulled single to deep square leg

19.6

Wintz to Pollard, SIX, They're trying to catch it in the stands! Pollard winds up, and unleashes hell against a length offering from Wintz, who knew his fate the moment he heard that ominous thump, the ball flies high and far over long off

Pollard has pulverised 72 runs off 30 balls. Nine sixes and one measly four. Mumbai have scored 85 off the last five overs. Their bowlers have a lot to defend.

"One good move from Tendulkar to bring in Kieron up the order and it paid off. He needs to stop worrying and start implementing," Simon says.

Pete A: "What an Inning from Pollard. JPD should have given the strike for the joy, instead of those 4s. Anyhow, this begs a discussion (again) why would you shield one of the best hitters of the game for do or die match (referring to IPL final). Just bring him first down, let him set his eyes, and then set him free. While anyone can get out early, but if this guy can stay for full 20 overs, he might get 200 right there. What an entertainer."

End of over 20 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 184/4
KA Pollard    72* (30b 1x4 9x6)      PG Wintz    4-0-46-0
JP Duminy    14* (6b 2x4)      EA Crandon    4-0-44-1
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Sep 16, 2010

Shikhar Dhawan took a diving catch to dismiss Narsingh Deonarine, Mumbai Indians v Guyana, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 16, 2010

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The Mumbai Indians were comfortable victors against Guyana, Mumbai Indians v Guyana, Champions League Twenty20, Durban, September 16, 2010

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