21st match (N), Mumbai (BS), Mar 25 2010, Indian Premier League
(19/20 ov, target 181)
Mum Indians won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Mumbai Indians
MI Innings
Full commentary
end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 181/5CRR: 9.52 
Dwayne Bravo11 (7)
Ryan McLaren1 (1)
Lakshmipathy Balaji4-0-47-1
Albie Morkel4-0-26-0

Subhash: "Is there any prize for most number of Full toss??? just wanted to confirm...i have never seen this much full tosses in a single match.."

Chennai hit 180 but put in a very poor bowling performance and Mumbai, led by Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan, chased it down with an over to spare. Hang on for quotes from post-match ceremony.

Dhoni: "Our bowlers are lacking confidence. The pressure seems to be getting to them. They have to believe in themselves and lift the performance. There was plenty to learn from tendulkar. he knew which fielder had weak shoulder, whom to run, which bowler to take .. it was amazing to learn for all the youngsters. "

Tendulkar is the man of the match: "It's a wonderful moment for us becasue it was a big game for us .. It was a big total and we didn't get off to a flier but Shikhar accelerated brilliantly to play some big shots. It was a well calculated chase in the end. I think I was trying to force the pace too much in the initial overs before i decided let me just stay 20 overs. I have said Thank you to international T20 in 2007 but IPL I have been playing and it's been fun. I wanted to finish the game but got out playing the pull shot. But Bravo finished it off and I am glade we won. I thought our bowlers tried well but they couldn't hit the right areas. Credit to Raina and Badrinath played a good supporting role. It's still too early to say anything about the tournament. You can never take anything for granted. I have never done in cricket. It's a funny old game, just when you think you are on top, things start going wrong."

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Balaji to Bravo, 1 run
pulls it away to midwicket and that's game set and match Mumbai
Balaji to Bravo, SIX runs
Bravo levels the score with yet another flamboyant flick over long-on. Not square-leg mind you but over long-on. Very stylish
Balaji to McLaren, 1 run
slower one, full outside off, drives to cover
Balaji to Bravo, 1 run
squeezes the fuller one for a single
Balaji to Tendulkar, OUT
The slow bouncer just outside the off stump line, Tendulkar goes for the pull and top edges it right up in the air and Dhoni moves forward to take it. He has nearly taken his team through but has fallen short just near the line .. Will there be a twist?
SR Tendulkar c †Dhoni b Balaji 72 (52b 8x4 1x6) SR: 138.46
Balaji to Tendulkar, FOUR runs
How many is too many? Yet another full toss. Tendulkar square-drives it to the point boundary. It's highest Twenty20 score, screams Danny Morrison
end of over 189 runs
MI: 168/4CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 6.50 • Need 13 runs from 12b
Sachin Tendulkar68 (50)
Dwayne Bravo3 (4)
Albie Morkel4-0-26-0
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-32-2
Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run
full and straight, mistimes the drive to long-on.
Morkel to Tendulkar, no run
slower one well outside off, rolls under the bat and Dhoni collects
Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR runs
The full tosses keep coming. What a night. It was well outside off, Tendulkar opened the bat-face to caress it to the backward point boundary

Jason: "Poor Perera was so nervous! I hope Chennai don't judge his ability on this performance! He is a young man with a lot of talent!"

Morkel to Bravo, 1 run
low dipping full toss, on driven to long-on
Morkel to Bravo, 2 runs
that typically flamboyant flick from Bravo .. couple of runs to wide long-on region
Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run
really full delivery outside off, squeezed out to backward point

Subhash: "i gave up supporting CSK, what a waste of time and energy...iam sure there will be many like me..."

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 159/4CRR: 9.35 • RRR: 7.33 • Need 22 runs from 18b
Dwayne Bravo0 (2)
Sachin Tendulkar62 (46)
Muttiah Muralitharan4-0-32-2
Thisara Perera1-0-19-0
Muralitharan to Bravo, no run
on the middle and leg, tapped to backward square-leg
Muralitharan to Bravo, no run
leans forward to defend to the on side
Muralitharan to Pollard, OUT
Moooraaleeee! It was the top spinner this time that moved outside off, Pollard chops the intended cut on to his stumps
KA Pollard b Muralitharan 20 (9b 3x4 1x6) SR: 222.22
Muralitharan to Pollard, SIX runs
Chipped away for a six! Oh what a shot. He leaned forward, suddenly seemed to decide to go for it and scoop-flicked it over long-on
Muralitharan to Tendulkar, 1 run
moves down the track to drive to right of long-off
Muralitharan to Tendulkar, no run
leans forward to play a very compact looking defensive stroke!

Muthu: "Now, I got it why Perera wasn't given the ball [earlier].

end of over 1619 runs
MI: 152/3CRR: 9.5 • RRR: 7.25 • Need 29 runs from 24b
Kieron Pollard14 (7)
Sachin Tendulkar61 (44)
Thisara Perera1-0-19-0
Shadab Jakati4-0-30-1
Perera to Pollard, FOUR runs
Crowd have gone mad. Would you believe it, it was yet another full toss. Pollard picks the wide long-on boundary this time.
Perera to Pollard, FOUR runs
Oh well. Another full toss. Blink. The ball has been picked from midwicket boundary. KP had whipped it away.