120dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Dominant Tendulkar boosts Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar shored up Mumbai Indians yet again, steering them into the semi-final with his fifth half-century of the IPL that took him to the top of the run-charts in the tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Sachin Tendulkar
89(59) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 35 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 8 6 11 12 8 23 21
Jean-Paul Duminy
31(32) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 4 6 6 6 2 6 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Shane Watson
O4
M0
R37
W3
Eco9.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Zaheer Khan
O4
M1
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 137/8 (38 runs required, RR: 6.85)

  • Abhishek Raut20 (17b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-21-1
  • Dhawal Kulkarni4-0-40-1

Let me be blunt here. Rajasthan were ordinary for most part. They should have had Tendulkar caught at 45, they should have communicated better while running. They will look back at this match with regret. And it had to happen in front of their home crowd, this is their first ever loss at home.

Zaheer, in an interview, was just asked how criucial that dropped catch off Sachin was. He said, very matter of factly, "That would have been a no-ball anyway, it was the second bouncer of the over." Was it? We should re-run the tapes to find out. Stay with us for the presentation.

Regarding Mumbai, there's a chance that five teams will be locked on 16 points, which will come down to net run rate. Mumbai are as likely to miss the semis as Punjab are likely to make them.

Warne: "I thought we had the game under control for a while but Sachin took over. The run rate could become crucial. We need to finish our innings better. We thought 170 was a par score but credit to them. Bit of panic at the start and too many run-outs."

Tendulkar is the Man of the Match: "I thought 170 was competitive, full marks to our fast bowlers, esp Zaheer. The target was to stay till the end. Fielding was very sharp, when all gels together it's a special performance. I better keep scoring fifties (because Mumbai usually win when he scores)."

That's it from us here. Thanks for your company today. Cheers guys.

19.6
W
Harbhajan Singh to Dole, OUT, Mumbai have a foot in the door of the semis! Tossed up by Harbhajan and he goes skyward down to wide long-on, Dhawan runs forward and takes the catch

AP Dole c sub (S Dhawan) b Harbhajan Singh 30 (18b 2x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

19.5
2
Harbhajan Singh to Dole, 2 runs, he skies it down to deep square leg and the ball just drops short of Zaheer
19.4
2
Harbhajan Singh to Dole, 2 runs, clips it down to deep backward square leg
19.3
1
Harbhajan Singh to Raut, 1 run, full and pushed down to long-off
19.2
1
Harbhajan Singh to Dole, 1 run, clipped to deep backward square leg
19.2
1w
Harbhajan Singh to Dole, 1 wide,

Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9MJ LumbNV Ojha
2nd0FY FazalNV Ojha
3rd2FY FazalSR Watson
4th23AA JhunjhunwalaFY Fazal
5th28AA JhunjhunwalaAC Voges
6th23AC VogesYK Pathan
7th2AC VogesAS Raut
8th50AS RautAP Dole