and he lasts just two balls! McGrath tries to loft the ball over the infield on the off side, he slices the ball high in the air, Thornely runs backwards from cover and takes the catch, the DY Patil stadium erupts and the players are thrilled, what a match they have had toppling the table-leaders Delhi
7.25 pm local time: The Mumbai Indians' theme song is blaring around the ground and why not. They batted first and posted a medium-sized total of 162 and then bowled and fielded outstandingly to dismiss a powerful Delhi batting line up for 133. What a game Pollock has had, he scored 33 vital runs at the end of Mumbai's innings an then took 2 for 16 off four overs to lead Mumbai to their second consecutive victory.
Mumbai have jumped two places in the points table, they are now sixth, above the Bangalore Royal Challengers and the Deccan Chargers. Delhi are still first but they won't be first for too long because the second and third placed teams - Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings - take on each other in 30 minutes and they too have four wins each out of five games.
Shaun Pollock is the Man of the Match for his excellent allround performance. That's it from me, George Binoy, for today but do join Jamie Alter, who will be commentating on the Rajasthan-Chennai match. That game begins at 8.00 pm local time and you can follow it here. Cheers.
This is the first time McGrath is batting in the tournament.
short of a length outside off stump, McGrath tries to cut but gets beaten
Yo Mahesh hits a full toss towards long on for a single, he'll need to do better than that
Yo Mahesh backs away to make room but Kulkarni follows him with a full ball, the batsman gets beaten
McGrath is the last man for Delhi.
caught! good length ball angles across the left-hander, Asif tries to pull towards the leg side but the outside edge flies straight to Nehra who holds the catch at third man
Delhi need 31 off the last two overs. Only McGrath to come for Delhi.
the batsman tries to drive down the ground but gets an outside edge towards third man, three runs and two wickets off the over from Nehra, priceless bowling at the death
good length delivery angles across the right-hander, Yo Mahesh tries to hit the ball through cover but gets beaten
good length delivery pitches around off stump and seams across the right-hander, the batsman tries to drive and gets beaten
Bhatia's holed out! That has to be it for Delhi, Bhatia gets a full toss and tries to smash it out of the ground, he mis-times the shot straight to Uthappa at long on who takes an easy catch an then doffs his cap to the appreciative Mumbai crowd in celebration
Mumbai are sensing a valuable victory here. Yo Mahesh is the new batsman.
caught! Sangwan tries to clear the long off boundary but doesn't time it well, he hits it in the air towards Tiwary who runs in from the boundary and holds on to the catch, that was dipping on Tiwary and he timed his run and slide extremely well
a high full toss outside off stump, pulled towards long on for a single
Delhi need 34 off the last three overs. Nehra is back for his final over.
Bhatia tries to work a full ball off his pads but doesn't make contact, they run leg byes towards short fine leg
Bhatia gets under a length ball and swings powerfully, he's connected well and lofts it cleanly over long on, crucial six for Delhi
the slower ball angles into the right-hander, Sangwan tried to defend and was hit on the back pad, Bravo appeals confidently but Koertzen says not out this time, they run a leg bye
bowled full on middle and leg stump, flicked off the pads behind square for two more
he chips a slower ball in the air towards short extra cover, Bravo is fast but not that fast!
The under-19 bowler Pradeep Sangwan is the new batsman.
a full ball slants into middle stump, Karthik moves across his stumps and tries to flick, he misses and gets hit on the pad plumb in front of middle stump, he was a long way across his stumps and Koertzen raises the finger, the Mumbai Indians mob Bravo in celebration, the DY Patil explodes in sound, fantastic scenes
Pollock tosses the ball to Bravo, Delhi need 44 off 24 with five wickets in hand. The momentum is with Mumbai, who are at the bottom of the points table.
excellent ball in the block hole on middle stump, Bhatia digs it out on the off side, Karthik sets off for the single and stops, Bhatia too sets off and then stops, five runs off the over, fabulous effort from Raje
pulled towards deep backward square for one
a slow and full ball on off stump, Bhatia lofts the ball straight over the bowler's head and the ball is headed for a certain boundary until Nehra puts in a full length dive and saves it, terrific effort
|Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai|
|Toss||Delhi Daredevils, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00|
|Match days||4 May 2008 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Delhi Daredevils 0|