Player of the Match
Player of the Match
789dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Rohit dazzles as Mumbai win thriller

The fifth edition of the IPL, which began in tepid fashion, finally had a nail-biter as Rohit Sharma hit the last ball of the match for six to seal a thrilling finish for Mumbai Indians

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
RG Sharma
73(50) 4x4 - 5x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
6 5 2 10 14 18 10 8
S Dhawan
S Dhawan
41(24) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 2 28 1 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Patel
O4
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O4
M1
R12
W3
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Deccan Chargers , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05

Match days

9 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Mumbai Indians 2, Deccan Chargers 0

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Abhishek N

END OF OVER:
20 | 21 Runs | MI: 142/5 | RR: 7.10

  • Rohit Sharma73 (50b)
  • James Franklin7 (4b)
  • Daniel Christian4-0-49-1
  • Dale Steyn4-1-12-3

That's it from me, folks. Hope you enjoyed the match as much as i did bringing it to you. This is Abhishek N signing off and see you for the double header tomorrow. Ta...Ta and Good Bye....

Presentation Ceremony:

Sangakkara: "We were probably 15-20 runs short. Rohit batted brilliantly. Mishra, Steyn and Sharma bowled well. Dan Christian was left with a tough job in the last over"

Harbhajan: "We were right under the target. We knew that the boundaries were short and later on the bowlers would be under pressure. We have got the batsmen who can clear any boundaries. We should have finished it a little earlier"

Rohit Sharma: is the Man of the Match for his gem of a performance

Rohit Sharma: "The idea was to stay calm. That is what I have been doing for India. When Franklin came in, we needed 19 runs in the last over. I knew we could do it in the end. The dive on the second last ball was what saved us. We needed this win very badly. We lost the second game and needed to win this to gain momentum."

What an unbelievable game it turned out to be! 18 runs required off the last over and the last three balls changed the entire complexion of the match. Rohit Sharma played a cracker of an innings with his 50 ball 73. Deccan Chargers would be gutted at that loss especially after the way Steyn bowled.

19.6
6
Christian to Sharma, SIX runs, Mumbai Win, Game Over! Rohit Sharma does it for Mumbai again, Christian dishes out a full toss again and Rohit does not miss that and clubs it over long-on fence for a dinger
19.5
2
Christian to Sharma, 2 runs, outside off, slapped hard down to wide of long-off and the batsmen steal a two even as Parthiv removes the bails in a flash at the striker's end

Umpires go upstairs for a run-out chance

19.4
6
Christian to Sharma, SIX runs, full toss outside off, Rohit swings it wildly and comes off the toe end of the bat and it sails over the point boundary for a six
19.3
1b
Christian to Franklin, 1 bye, Parthiv misses the stumps as Franklin misses an outside off delivery and the batsmen sneak a single
19.2
2
Christian to Franklin, 2 runs, width on the off, punched down to long-off and sneak a two, poor throw from the fielder in the deep
19.1
4
Christian to Franklin, FOUR runs, good start, smashes it straight past the bowler to long-off boundary , that was blasted

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st7TL SumanRE Levi
2nd3RE LeviRG Sharma
3rd48AT RayuduRG Sharma
4th37RG SharmaKA Pollard
5th25KD KarthikRG Sharma
6th22JEC FranklinRG Sharma