206dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Talya

Pollard blasts Mumbai to big win

Kieron Pollard finally lived up to his bumper signing with a brutal innings that undermined what, for the most part, had been a spirited performance from Delhi's bowlers and confirmed Mumbai's place in the final four

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KA Pollard
45(13) 2x4 - 5x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 28 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
4 6 6 1 2 11 0 15
SS Tiwary
38(28) 1x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 0 2 0 19 4 3 8

Best performances - Bowlers

AG Murtaza
O4
M0
R18
W2
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CRD Fernando
O4
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | DC: 144/7 (40 runs required, RR: 7.20)

  • Andrew McDonald33 (31b)
  • Pradeep Sangwan6 (5b)
  • Dwayne Bravo2-0-26-0
  • Dilhara Fernando4-0-32-2

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Presentation Kieron Pollard is the MOM: "Really proud of how I did in front of this crowd. It just takes one special performance from me, but hats off to the rest of the team for setting it up by the time I came in to bat."

Sachin Tendulkar: "Very pleased with the crowd. We have enjoyed playing all the home games. It's really special. As long as we keep winning, the orange cap doesn't matter. While doing that if it stays with me, all the better. I knew Kieron was just one knock away from turning it on, and today's innings was the single most important he has played in the IPL so far. Remarkable effort. I was never in doubt [that others apart from me are performing too]. People questioned me, but I was never in doubt.

Gautam Gambhir: "We were looking at 165, but those 20 extra runs turned the game. Had we been chasing 160 and with the start we got, we would have cruised through. We need to win both the games now, we can't be complacent. And we need to play well. No option, but picking ourselves up and playing well."

Finally it is over. The game has been technically dead since the 12th over, only now has it been clinically declared so. And Mumbai, who were through to semis beyond any reasonable doubt, are now through beyond unreasonable doubt too. And Delhi have got into a rut here, with three losses in a row. And run-outs have been central to all three of them. After having looked like a champion side, Delhi are now one of the crowd, and they have deserved it. As of now, there are four teams tied at 12 points from 12 games, and after the game later tonight, there will be five. Talk about fight to the finish. Stay with us for the presentation

19.6
2
Bravo to McDonald, 2 runs, hit straight of long-on for two
19.5
2
Bravo to McDonald, 2 runs, clears the front leg and hits it to long-on for two
19.4
0
Bravo to McDonald, no run, swipes across the line and misses
19.3
1
Bravo to Sangwan, 1 run, slower ball, gets a single off the inside edge
19.2
1
Bravo to McDonald, 1 run, hit along the ground to long-off this time
19.1
6
Bravo to McDonald, SIX runs, Finally a boundary! Timed well and straight over the bowler's head

Daredevils 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st39V SehwagDA Warner
2nd33G GambhirV Sehwag
3rd3V SehwagKD Karthik
4th10KD KarthikAB de Villiers
5th5PD CollingwoodKD Karthik
6th4KD KarthikAB McDonald
7th26AB McDonaldA Mishra
8th24AB McDonaldPJ Sangwan

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MI14104201.084
DC148616-0.297
CSK1477140.274
RCB1477140.219
DC1477140.021
KKR147714-0.341
RR146812-0.514
KXIP144108-0.478