269dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Rahane and Duminy renew Mumbai's hopes

Pushed into the corner after three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians turned in a fine all-round performance at St George's Park, converting a middling target of 158 into a match-winning one

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
AM Rahane
62(49) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 4 9 4 18 1 8 17
JP Duminy
JP Duminy
59(41) 2x4 - 3x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 4 4 16 4 4 11 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RE van der Merwe
O3
M0
R17
W1
Eco5.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs | RCB: 141/7 (17 runs required, RR: 7.05)

  • Mark Boucher48 (33b)
  • Anil Kumble7 (6b)
  • Lasith Malinga4-0-37-1
  • Dwayne Bravo4-0-27-1

Mumbai renew their hopes of a semi-final spot with that 16-run win victory. Again their openers, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya, flopped but Ajinkya Rahane finally came good in the IPL, and JP Duminy continued to clock up composed half-centuries. Still, 157 seemed no more than a competitive total.

Bangalore tried out a new combination at the top of the order, but they still couldn't get things right. The top-order, as they have so often, made a hash of things, and Rahul Dravid's run-out in the tenth over was a big turning point. With this defeat, Bangalore's slim chances of making the final four become slimmer yet.

Post-match presentation: Kumble: Probably Rahul's run-out was crucial. It was still a good wicket to get 9 or 10 runs an over at the end, but we lost too many wickets early.

Tendulkar: We needed this victory, I thought Rahane and Duminy batted well till the end. I thought we played well all round, batting was good, bowling was good, fielding was good. We need exactly what are the aspects to focus on (to make the semi-finals).

The Man of the Match is JP Duminy. "I thought our total was very challenging. We might have liked something around 160-170, but in the end, we won. That's all that matters."

That's it from me Siddarth Ravindran, do join us for our coverage of the Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Johannesburg.

19.6
1
Malinga to Boucher, 1 run, another swat to long-on, Bravo fields this time, and that's victory for Mumbai
19.5
4
Malinga to Boucher, FOUR runs, a one-bounce four for Boucher, it was very full on the pads, Bravo at long-on completely lost sight of it
19.4
1
Malinga to Kumble, 1 run, Kumble was backing away, Malinga follows him with a yorker which the batsman can't get away
19.3
1
Malinga to Boucher, 1 run, this time Boucher can only get it down to Bravo at long-on, just a single
19.2
6
Malinga to Boucher, SIX runs, a golf swing sends a length delivery from Malinga screaming over the straight boundary
19.1
2
Malinga to Boucher, 2 runs, Boucher slogs it to midwicket for a single, 30 needed off five balls

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23JH KallisV Kohli
2nd8RV UthappaV Kohli
3rd9LRPL TaylorV Kohli
4th18R DravidLRPL Taylor
5th15MV BoucherLRPL Taylor
6th17MV BoucherRE van der Merwe
7th24MV BoucherR Vinay Kumar
8th27A KumbleMV Boucher

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
DC14104200.311
CSK1485170.951
RCB148616-0.191
DC1477140.203
KXIP147714-0.483
RR146713-0.352
MI1458110.297
KKR143107-0.789