206dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

Ruthless Mumbai march into final

Saurabh Tiwary hit an enterprising fifty and Kieron Pollard played a delightful cameo to charge Mumbai to a strong 184 for 5 which proved beyond Bangalore's reach

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SS Tiwary
52(31) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
9 1 1 7 7 16 6 5
AT Rayudu
AT Rayudu
40(38) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 0 4 3 7 11 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

KA Pollard
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SL Malinga
SL Malinga
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | RCB: 149/9 (36 runs required, RR: 7.45)

  • Ross Taylor31 (30b)
  • Anil Kumble1 (2b)
  • Dilhara Fernando4-0-28-1
  • Zaheer Khan4-0-34-0

Thanks for joining us, good night and good luck

Presentation
Kieron Pollard is the MoM Says he: "Thanks to the team and the management for sticking with me. I know my role was to go in and up the run-rate, I hink I did that, and then take a couple of wickets. Me and Bravo were 160, and we thought if I got a couple of overs, we could get 180. After running the first two runs, I twinged my knee, but it feels good now, and hopefully I should be fit for the final."

Sachin Tendulkar "Fantastic performance. Rayudu and Saurabh's performance was great, mental strength, shot selection, everything. And then final burst from Pollard, exceptional. And then we bowled really well. He [Pollard] is getting bigger and bigger, and his hits are getting farther and farther. Hand is not too great, split my webbing, got five stitches, and hopefully I recover by the final."

Anil Kumble "Those last five overs we gave away too many runs. Even my last over. Having said that, Mumbai played really well. Always tough, chasing probably 25 runs extra. Having said that, we were doing well in the chase, but those two wickets in two balls hampered us."

Mumbai jubilant, Bangalore despondent. Handshakes all around. Till the 16th over of the first innings, Mumbai were in, and then Kumble bowled a no-ball, and Mumbai just took the game up to another level and proved to be too good. Pollard was all over Bangalore after that. Rayudu, Tiwary, Pollard, and then those two yorker kings, Malinga and Zaheer. Mumbai had two words tonight. Too good.

19.6
1
Fernando to Taylor, 1 run, short ball, gets a top edge. Game over. Mumbai through to the final
19.5
1
Fernando to Kumble, 1 run, low full toss, hit down to long-on
19.5
1w
Fernando to Kumble, 1 wide, goes for the yorker, wide down the leg side
19.4
0
Fernando to Kumble, no run, slower ball, outside off, Kumble is beaten
19.3
W
Fernando to Steyn, OUT, now the quick yorker, and timber! These last few overs are reinforcing Mumabi have been too good on the night

DW Steyn b Fernando 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.2
0
Fernando to Steyn, no run, split-finger slower ball, too good for Steyn, misses

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24JH KallisR Dravid
2nd23R DravidKP Pietersen
3rd34R DravidRV Uthappa
4th0R DravidLRPL Taylor
5th16LRPL TaylorV Kohli
6th11LRPL TaylorMK Pandey
7th10LRPL TaylorP Kumar
8th16R Vinay KumarLRPL Taylor
9th12LRPL TaylorDW Steyn
10th3A KumbleLRPL Taylor

Indian Premier League

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