36th match (N), Mumbai, May 14 2008, Indian Premier League
(13.5/20 ov, target 157)158/1
Mum Indians won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sanath Jayasuriya
Mumbai Indians

11.05 pm local time: Jayasuriya has finished the match with 37 balls to spare and nine wickets in hand. That's a massive massive margin considering that they were chasing a target of 157. The crowds came to see Tendulkar but it was Jayasuriya who was simply irresistible. He scored his hundred off 45 balls, the second-fastest 100 of the IPL, and hit 11 sixes and nine fours. 102 off his 114 runs came in boundaries.

"Sigh! It is unfortunate that Mumbai was chasing. Else, Sanath might have blasted past McCullum's score, and done so quite emphatically," says Dheeraj.

Indeed he may have, this was Jayasuriya at his finest, vintage 1996. He pummeled the bowlers with short arm cuts over point and flicks over square leg. I think Dhoni missed a trick by bringing Murali on well after the game was finished as a contest.

Dhoni gets booed as he comes up for the presentation. He's not fussed and says they [the Wankhede crowd] will cheer him when he plays for India. There's a wry smile on his face. He says they bowled in the wrong areas - either too full or too short. He wants more consistency from his bowlers.

Massive cheers for Tendulkar, he scored only 12 but they love him. It's good to be back he says, and credits Jayasuriya with a "special innings". He says the game against Kolkata on Friday is very crucial and that the team is up for it.

Jayasuriya walks away with two awards today, one for hitting the most sixes - 11 - and he's also the Man of the Match of course. Pollock's spell of 1 for 9 off four overs was terrific too.

Jayasuriya says they needed the win really badly and is thrilled that they've made it four in a row now. He says that opening with Sachin allowed him to play is natural game and he enjoyed the experience.

That's it from us at Cricinfo for today, thank you for all your emails. I'm off to catch my breath. This is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

Kapugedera to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

that's the match! Jayasuriya lofts Kapugedera straight down the ground for four, Vidyut can't stop that either, 26 runs off Kapugedera's five balls

Kapugedera to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

dropped! Jayasuriya tries to clear the leg-side boundary but gets a top edge that flies high in the air towards long off, Vidyut tries to get under it but can't get into a good position, he gets a hand on it but the ball rolls over the boundary

Kapugedera to Jayasuriya, SIX runs

that's no 11! The length is fractionally short, Jayasuriya moves back and plays the short-arm pull high over deep midwicket, that's on the roof

Kapugedera to Jayasuriya, SIX runs

he gets his hundred with a six! Awesome batting this, Jayasuriya swivels and pulls another short ball over the deep square leg boundary, that's his 10th six and he's got 100 off 45 balls, he's delighted and he raises his arms in triumph, the crowd love it

Kapugedera to Jayasuriya, SIX runs

that's too short and Jayasuriya swivels and pulls high in the air towards deep square leg, Gony is on the boundary and he gets a bit of hand on it but couldn't prevent it from going for six

Kapugedera comes into the attack, bowling gentle medium-pace from over the wicket.

end of over 1312 runs
MI: 132/1CRR: 10.15 RRR: 3.57 • Need 25 runs from 42b
Sanath Jayasuriya88 (43)
Robin Uthappa16 (19)
Muttiah Muralitharan2-0-20-0
Joginder Sharma3-0-24-1
Murali to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Jayasuriya attempts the reverse sweep again and mis-hits it through point

Murali to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

tossed up outside leg stump from over the wicket, Jayasuriya waits for it and sweeps the ball wide of the fielder at short fine leg, four more and Jayasuriya is on course for a 100

Murali to Uthappa, 1 run

flicked off the pads towards deep midwicket

Murali to Jayasuriya, 1 run

Jayasuriya tries to play a short-arm paddle sweep but gets a top edge that falls safely towards the vacant square leg region

Murali to Uthappa, 1 run

the faster offbreak on off stump, Uthappa cuts late for asingle

Murali to Uthappa, FOUR runs

shot! Uthappa leaps down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives powerfully, it was the doosra and he's hit it wide of the fielder at long off

Murali goes round the wicket.