result
38th match (N), Mumbai, May 16 2008, Indian Premier League
Mum Indians won by 8 wickets (with 87 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/12
shaun-pollock

10.14 pm local time: Kolkata have been steam-rolled today. It's the most emphatic victory of the tournament so far. The whole match lasted 20.5 overs. Kolkata were routed for 67 in 15.2 overs and Mumbai gunned down the target off only 5.3 overs thanks to a blitz from Jayasuriya.

Pollock starred with the ball, taking 3 for 11, and Jayasuriya creamed 48 off 17 balls to finish the game. Kolkata were simply annihilated. Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata are now level on ten points in the league table. What's more, Mumbai now have the best net run rate of the tournament.

Ganguly gets booed as he comes up for the presentation ceremony. They bowed well, he says, but adds that Kolkata should have batted better. He says they've got three home games to go and is looking forward to playing at Eden Gardens again.

Massive cheers for Tendulkar, whose duck today would have quickly been forgotten. He took four catches in the field though. Ian Bishop is towering over Tendulkar as he asks him questions. "Instead of edging them, I need to middle them," says Tendulkar when asked about his form.

"It's not the age but the talent," he says. "People always say Twenty20 is a young man's game but I don't agree and this tournament is proving that." Well the performances of Pollock and Jayasuriya, who goes up to collect the award for most sixes, certainly underscore that sentiment.

Pollock is the Man of the Match for his outstanding spell of 3 for 11 off four overs. Thank you for all your emails, Mumbai has ensured that my commentary stint has been brief. I'll be back tomorrow but it's goodbye for now.

5.3
4lb
Sharma to Jayasuriya, 4 leg byes

short of a length ball down leg side, Jayasuriya swivels and pulls the ball towards the fine leg boundary, what a stunning batsman, he's scored 52 out of 68 runs, whoops sorry the umpire has signaled leg byes, so Jayasuriya won't have his fifty, he remains not out on 48

5.3
7nb
Sharma to Jayasuriya, (no ball) SIX runs

it's a no ball and Jayasuriya has picked the full length off his pads and lifted it over deep midwicket for his 17th six of the IPL, he has now hit the most sixes in the IPL, free hit coming up

5.2
Sharma to Jayasuriya, no run

Jayasuriya slashes at one that bounces a bit more outside off and gets beaten

5.1
4
Sharma to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

Jayasuriya stands in his crease and drives a fuller ball straight past the bowler, once he beats mid-on he stops running the single and watches the ball reach the boundary

end of over 55 runs
MI: 53/2CRR: 10.60 RRR: 1.00
Dominic Thornely1 (6)
Sanath Jayasuriya38 (13)
Ajit Agarkar 1-0-5-0
Ishant Sharma 2-0-18-1
4.6
Agarkar to Thornely, no run

defended off the back foot towards point

4.5
Agarkar to Thornely, no run

Agarkar angles the ball into Thornely, cramping him for room with the ball that nips back into the right-hander, Thornely backs away towards leg to make room and gets hit on the thigh

4.4
Agarkar to Thornely, no run

fuller length outside off stump, Thornely moves forward and drives towards point

4.3
1
Agarkar to Jayasuriya, 1 run

good length delivery on leg and middle, Jayasuriya moves across and pushes the ball towards square leg

4.3
1w
Agarkar to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

Agarkar sprays the ball down leg side, that's the second wide of the over

Shah Rukh Khan looks a bit disconsolate.

4.2
1
Agarkar to Thornely, 1 run

short of a length delivery angles into Thornely who fends it on the leg side to bring up Mumbai's 50

4.1
1
Agarkar to Jayasuriya, 1 run

pushed towards midwicket on the front foot for a single

4.1
1w
Agarkar to Jayasuriya, 1 wide

he starts off with a wide ball outside off stump, Jayasuriya tries to smash it into orbit over cover but can't reach it

Agarkar replaces Shoaib, bowling from over the wicket.