20 | 12 Runs | MI: 202/7 (7 runs required, RR: 10.10)

  • Abhishek Nayar45 (20b)
  • Ashish Nehra1 (2b)
  • Joginder Sharma4-0-29-2
  • Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-40-2

We can safely say this has been the game of the tournament so far. Hayden said at the interval that 208 would be a par score and Mumbai really ran them close. Abhishek Nayar has shown tremendous potential for Mumbai at the domestic level and really is a dangerous hitter. Today unfortunately, his 20-ball 45 went in vain.

It's never easy batting under such pressure in the bull-ring like atmosphere at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. The crowd were as sportive as ever and never went quiet at any stage, even when Harbhajan and Nayar were clobbering it around. The Super Kings are happy with two wins out of two. Mumbai, well have to nurse successive defeats now. Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Harbhajan: "I'm happy with the way we fought. Amazing wicket to bat on, it was hard for the bowlers to grip the ball. We've got plenty of time to regroup. Hopefully we'll try and win in Mohali. We're hoping to get Sachin back for that game."

Dhoni: "Something needs to be done about the dew. We thought 208 was a very decent score though. The franchises should, hopefully, use some chemicals to control the dew. You can't control the toss but you can do something about the dew. It was a good game of cricket."

Hayden is the Man of the Match: He says it was a bit of a finger biting experience. On the communication issues mingling with so many local players, Hayden smiles and says, " One of the beautiful things about India is that everybody speaks English."

I enjoyed bringing this thriller to you. On behalf of our scorers Raghav and Raju, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

Joginder Sharma to Nayar, 1 run, Joginder doesn't overstep, Nayar scoops this down to long-off

Now Super Kings really can't lose this

Joginder Sharma to Nayar, no run, Oh my goodness, a dot ball! Nayar makes room and digs out a yorker straight to cover

That's 8 off 2. Dhoni runs across and has a word with Joginder. The crowd are on their feet

Joginder Sharma to Nehra, 1 run, dishes out another yorker and Nehra manages to dig it out towards cover for a single

9 off 3 now!

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Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9ST JayasuriyaL Ronchi
2nd21ST JayasuriyaRV Uthappa
3rd51SM PollockRV Uthappa
4th16SM PollockDJ Bravo
5th33DJ BravoAM Nayar
6th11MA KhoteAM Nayar
7th48Harbhajan SinghAM Nayar
8th13A NehraAM Nayar

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