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
13y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Kolkata embarrassed in record rout

Shaun Pollock led a stand-out seam-bowling performance as Mumbai Indians notched up the most convincing win of the tournament

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Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders67/10(15.2 overs)
Mumbai Indians68/2(5.3 overs)

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.

end of over 44 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 48/2CRR: 12.00 RRR: 1.25
Dominic Thornely0 (2)
Sanath Jayasuriya36 (11)
Ishant Sharma 2-0-18-1
Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-29-1
3.6
Sharma to Thornely, no run

short of a length ball outside off stump pushes Thornely on to the back foot, he fends at it and gets beaten again

3.5
Sharma to Thornely, no run

full ball outside off stump, Thornely pushes at it but gets beaten by Ishant's pace

Thornely is the new batsman.

It's a bit too late for Kolkata. Pollock took the game away from them in the first innings and now Jayasuriya has blazed away to 36 off 11 balls.

3.4
W
Sharma to Uthappa, OUT

caught! Poor shot from Uthappa, he moves forward and tries to pull a short ball from outside off stump, he ends up hitting it tamely towards Ganguly at mid-off

Robin Uthappa c Ganguly b Sharma 9 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.5
3.3
4
Sharma to Uthappa, FOUR runs

a bit too full and a bit too straight, Uthappa gets into the boundary act and leans across his stumps to flick the ball firmly through midwicket for four

3.2
Sharma to Uthappa, no run

short of a length outside off stump, Uthappa flashes and gets beaten

3.1
Sharma to Uthappa, no run

good length delivery on off stump, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

end of over 323 runs
MI: 44/1CRR: 14.66 RRR: 1.41
Sanath Jayasuriya36 (11)
Robin Uthappa5 (4)
Shoaib Akhtar 2-0-29-1
Ishant Sharma 1-0-14-0
2.6
6
Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, SIX runs

incredible incredible shot! Shoaib goes back over the wicket and bowls a short of a length delivery on leg and middle, Jayasuriya moves across his stumps and plays a short arm pull that sends the ball soaring over deep midwicket

2.5
4
Shoaib Akhtar to Jayasuriya, FOUR runs

too full and too wide outside off stump, Jayasuriya leans into it and powers the ball over extra cover with a full and free swing of his bat, the ball bounces once before going over the boundary

Shoaib goes round the wicket.

Best performances - batters
Sanath Jayasuriya portrait
ST Jayasuriya MI
48 runs (17)
6 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Ajit Agarkar
AB Agarkar KKR
15 runs (14)
2 fours
0 six
Productive shot
leg glance
9 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shaun Pollock profile
SM Pollock MI
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
3
ECO
3
Dominic Thornely
DJ Thornely MI
O
3
M
0
R
7
W
2
ECO
2.33
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Shaun Pollock
Shaun Pollock
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days16 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
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Ivaturi Shivram
Reserve Umpire
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Sameer Bandekar
Match Referee
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Farokh Engineer
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0