259dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Dazzling Bravo hands Mumbai big win

For the second time in two meetings between these teams, Kings XI Punjab batted first and scored 119, but unlike the game in Durban, there was no redemption in the field this time as Mumbai Indians swept to an eight-wicket win to move up to 11 points and

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Bravo
70(59) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 19 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
5 2 4 6 2 12 20 19
S Sohal
43(23) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
3 4 12 13 10 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Duminy
JP Duminy
O4
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AM Rahane
AM Rahane
O1
M0
R5
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The move to send Bravo up the order worked like a charm, and his breath-taking onslaught against Sreesanth demoralised Punjab.It's the Punjab batsmen who should take the blame for the defeat though, Punjab really struggled against the slow bowlers, and they are now in seventh place, below Bangalore on net run-rate.

For Mumbai, JP Duminy didn't need to bat but he contributed with his spin bowling, taking two wickets in an over. Harbhajan was superb as well, going for only nine runs in his four overs. Their efforts were backed-up by a flair-filled innings from Bravo and a confidence-boosting knock from Tendulkar, all of which means Mumbai are now in fourth spot.

Amar from India faces a conundrum. "My dad (an army officer) is from Rajasthan, my mother is from punjab. I was born in Hyderabad, grew up in Chennai and Bangalore. Went to college in Kolkota and work in Mumbai. Who do i support? Delhi?"

Fariq from the US asks: "how do i check the pts table for the IPL. Is it alreday refreshed for this result?" Yes it is, you can see it here.

Post-match presentation: Yuvraj : "We didn't bat properly, except for Sunny. We didn't have enough runs on the board, we needed at least 150, Harbhajn, Duminy and Malinga bowled well and didn't give us opportunities to score, and Bravo played an amazing knock. We got to win all our games now, we have plenty of areas to work on." That was pretty candid from the Kings XI Punjab captain.

Sachin Tendulkar: Harbhajan and JP brought us back in the game, and we took some brilliant catches. We took wickets at regular intervals, that was the key to our success. Nothing work like victory, your body language becomes different, your intensity is different.

"We just wanted to change things at the top, and take the opposition by surprise, and Bravo played a fantastic knock."

The Man of the Match is Harbhajan Singh. "I'm very pleased with my performance today. We fielded very well today, we were up for it, and we knew it was an important match." "My first two balls I was trying to bowl slow, and try to spin it away from the batsmen. That really set up my spell."

Thanks for all the mails and for joining us today. This is Siddarth Ravindran saying good night.

16.2
4
Pathan to Bravo, FOUR runs, finishes in grand style, an authoritative pull sends the ball hurtling to the midwicket boundary, and that seals an emphatic win for Mumbai
16.1
1
Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower ball on the pads, worked towards midwicket for a single

END OF OVER:
16 | 4 Runs | MI: 117/2 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 0.75)

  • Sachin Tendulkar40 (28b)
  • Dwayne Bravo66 (58b)
  • Brett Lee4-0-25-1
  • Irfan Pathan3-1-9-0
15.6
1
Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar tries to finish it off the free-hit, gets an outside edge as he looks to swing over leg, the ball balloons in the air towards point, four fielders get around it, but no one goes for the catch, the umpire Rudi Koertzen has a laugh about that
15.6
1nb
Lee to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, another yorker from Lee, under-edged by Tendulkar towards short midwicket, Lee had overstepped so that will be a free-hit
15.5
1
Lee to Bravo, 1 run, it's a very slow bouncer this time, 115kmh, Bravo waits and pulls it towards deep midwicket for a single
15.4
0
Lee to Bravo, no run, great over from Lee so far, the bouncer strikes Bravo on the back of his helmet, 143kmh was too quick for Bravo who took his eye off the ball, Lee asks after the batsman's health after that ball
  • Dazzling Bravo hands Mumbai big win

    For the second time in two meetings between these teams, Kings XI Punjab batted first and scored 119, but unlike the game in Durban, there was no redemption in the field this time as Mumbai Indians swept to an eight-wicket win to move up to 11 points and

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5ST JayasuriyaDJ Bravo
2nd35DJ BravoAM Rahane
3rd82SR TendulkarDJ Bravo

Indian Premier League

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