580dThe Bulletin by Nishi Narayanan

Punjab sneak a one-run thriller

A see-saw last over - which included a six, a four, a dropped catch and three run-outs - allowed Kings XI Punjab to end Mumbai Indians' six-match winning streak and boost their hopes for a place in the semi-finals

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
SE Marsh
81(56) 7x4 - 4x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 5 8 12 17 15 14 5
LA Pomersbach
79(50) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %48%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 4x4 - 2x6
5 8 1 13 19 17 15 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh
O2
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 17 Runs 3 Wkts | MI: 188/10 (2 runs required, RR: 9.40)

  • Dilhara Fernando2 (1b)
  • Vikram Singh4-0-56-0
  • Sreesanth4-0-35-2

This would go down as one of the classic chokes in Twenty20 history. Mumbai suddenly panicked when they lost Abhishek Nayar and Tendulkar in quick succession. The running and calling was totally messed up, especially in the final over when there were three run-outs. Punjab will have to commended for keeping their nerve in the final moments. Surely, Yuvraj would have played a big part in pushing everybody to give their best. It was only fitting he finished it off in style with an athletic run out to rival Jonty Rhodes.

Here's an observation from Mahesh N: "Tendulkar should hand Pollock the captaincy and concentrate on his batting. The decision to have Nehra bowl the final over instead of Pollock cost the match."

Pollock could well have been unfit for the last over. I guess the reasons will be revealed shortly. Stay with us for the post-match presentation.

Sreesanth gets the purple cap for being the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He's tied with RP Singh on 15 wickets but edges ahead on economy rate.

Tendulkar: "We got so close and congratulations to my team. Would like to thank the crowd. I needed to be there till the end, till the 15th over. I always felt it would be one run or one wicket which would change things. But we lost by one run.

Yuvraj: "Sachin's wicket changed the game for us. Marsh and Pomersbach played brilliantly. I want to tell the crowd that the crowd support was too one sided towards Mumbai. Let me remind them that some of the Punjab players also play for India." He's clearly unhappy.

Shaun Marsh is the Man of the Match. He said the IPL was a great experience.

Strong words from Yuvraj there. Details of what really happened should emerge later.

Part 2 of the double header should get underway soon in Chennai. Rain has delayed the start by 15 minutes. It's Chennai Super Kings v Bangalore Royal Challengers. Bangalore will bat first. Thanks for your company. Cheers!

19.6
W
Singh to Yeligati, OUT, The six-match winning streak finally ends! And it's the captain Yuvraj Singh who sets a brilliant example! Yeligati drives but mistimes it towards mid-off, they for for the single anyway, Yeligati knows he's struggling and Yuvraj decides to make a dash for the stumps instead of attempting a direct hit, he flings himself at the stumps and knocks all three of them down with Yeligati well short of his ground. The third umpire is called for but Punjab know they've done it, Yuvraj is in a frenzy

VS Yeligati run out (Yuvraj Singh) 2 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.5
2
Singh to Yeligati, 2 runs, makes room and chops it down towards the bowler, they go for the run and VRV makes an unnecessary attempt at the non strikers end, the throw is backed up at mid-on and they take a second run

Yeligati walks in. 4 needed off 2

19.4
W
Singh to Fernando, 2 runs, OUT, the drama continues! He drives a full delivery through the covers, Srivastava makes a sliding save behind point, they attempt a third run and Nehra is just short of his ground as Kaul whips off the bails

A Nehra run out (Srivastava/Jayawardene/†Kaul) 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

19.3
1b
Singh to Nehra, 1 bye, makes room and misses, they steal a bye
19.2
W
Singh to Chitnis, 1 run, OUT, And here's another twist! He creams this along the turf to deep extra cover, Srivastava picks it upo and hurls it back to the keeper as they attempt a second run, Kaul whips off the bails and Chitnis is short of hos ground

SD Chitnis run out (Srivastava) 15 (6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 250.00

19.1
4
Singh to Chitnis, FOUR runs, Dropped: The ball is full outside off, he scoops it high over extra cover, Srivastava is struggling to judge that and he spills the catch while falling backwards
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Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36SR TendulkarST Jayasuriya
2nd45SR TendulkarDR Smith
3rd46SR TendulkarAM Nayar
4th32SR TendulkarRV Uthappa
5th0SM PollockRV Uthappa
6th4RV UthappaPR Shah
7th7PR ShahSD Chitnis
8th13CRD FernandoSD Chitnis
9th3A NehraCRD Fernando
10th2CRD FernandoVS Yeligati

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467