RESULT
27th match (N), DY Patil, May 07, 2008, Indian Premier League
(15.1/20 ov, T:104) 104/3

Mumbai won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals 103/10(16.2 overs)
Ashish Nehra3/13 (3)
Dwayne Bravo2/12 (2.2)
Mumbai Indians 104/3(15.1 overs)

Mumbai's mediumpacers mixed things nicely on a two-paced track to shot out the Royals for a paltry 103 before the batsmen sealed a clinical win with some sensible batting. If any minor miracle had to happen, it had to come from the magician but Warne brought himself rather late, pulled himself out after just a over and by the time he brought himself back, the game was over.

Uthappa: "We knew we just had to play 20 overs and we would win. Our bowling has been very good in the last few games, our batting was not up to the mark in the initial stage but now we are doing the job. I love it here. I feel like a Mumbai boy now. The boys are enjoying every win. "

Hang on. We will bring the post-match ceremony.

Shane Warne: "It was bit disappointing. I thought the intensity of Mumbai Indians was fantastic and we couldn't match it early. The wicket was bit up and down but it was not a 100-run wicket. 140 or 150. We didn't stick to the basics; we went across the line too much.

Pollock: "We didn't get off to a great start but we have bounced back now. Tendulkar is close to playing and we hope he pulls of some big knocks in the second half of the tournament. Things went our way in this game. We have started to pick up some good vibes and the boys are doing well. It's a pity that we have a seven-day break now, we just want to keep going on!

Man of the Match: Nehra : "It wasn't only me , all the bowlers did a great job. It was difficult last year and half but I have worked hard on my fitness. So far its going good for me here. Today, I was just trying to keep my bowling simple. Just wicket to wicket. Shaun bowled great and the young bowlers Kulkarni and Raje bowled brillantly.

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15.2
1w
Tanvir to Uthappa, 1 wide

yet another wide. Game over. Mumbai Indians have beaten the in form team of the tournament.

15.2
1w
Tanvir to Uthappa, 1 wide

slower one but again drifts down leg side. Uthappa just watched it go past him. The scores are level

Short cover in

15.1
Tanvir to Uthappa, no run

slips down leg side. Another wide.

end of over 1511 runs
MI: 102/3CRR: 6.80 RRR: 0.40
Abhishek Nayar12 (13)
Robin Uthappa34 (20)
Shane Warne 2-0-19-1
Shane Watson 4-0-26-2

Nayar is a feisty player. Once, this Ranji season, he hit Kumble for three consecutive boundaries, and had Kumble saying to him, "So you think you are Klusener?" He just smiled and proceeded to hit him again.

14.6
Warne to Nayar, no run

cut to backward point

14.5
2
Warne to Nayar, 2 runs

sweeps him fine for couple of runs.

14.4
Warne to Nayar, no run

loopy delivery on the off stump, turning in, played to the off side

14.4
3w
Warne to Nayar, 3 wide

wide wide one outside the off stump. He was looking for the slider across the left-hand batsman but the release went completely wrong

14.3
1
Warne to Uthappa, 1 run

slow loopy legbreak, Uthappa leans forward, opens the bat-face and plays to backward point region

14.2
1
Warne to Nayar, 1 run

charges down and lofts to long -on

14.1
4
Warne to Nayar, FOUR runs

drops this one short - yet another one from Warnie tonight, pulled away ferociously to deep midwicket boundary

end of over 147 runs
MI: 91/3CRR: 6.50 RRR: 2.16
Abhishek Nayar5 (8)
Robin Uthappa33 (19)
Shane Watson 4-0-26-2
Siddharth Trivedi 3-0-23-0
13.6
1
Watson to Nayar, 1 run

on the middle and leg, turned wide of mid-on for a single

13.5
Watson to Nayar, no run

short of length, on the off stump, defended down the pitch

13.4
1
Watson to Uthappa, 1 run

no surprise - it is a bouncer and Uthappa pulls it to deep square leg

13.3
1
Watson to Nayar, 1 run

short one, Nayar hops, drops it in front of him and they rush across for a quick single

13.2
3
Watson to Uthappa, 3 runs

That slow bouncer again - it arrived ever so late and Uthappa waited and waited before lapping around the corner to fine leg

13.1
1
Watson to Nayar, 1 run

on a length, around off, punched to mid-off

Warne' decision to use Trivedi instead of himself has hastened the end. You would have thought he would have bowled himself.

end of over 1311 runs
MI: 84/3CRR: 6.46 RRR: 2.85
Robin Uthappa29 (17)
Abhishek Nayar2 (4)
Siddharth Trivedi 3-0-23-0
Shane Watson 3-0-19-2
12.6
Trivedi to Uthappa, no run

fuller, turned to midwicket

12.5
6
Trivedi to Uthappa, SIX runs

yet another bouncer - head high- and Robin connects well with his pull shot this time and sends it sailing over fine leg

12.4
4
Trivedi to Uthappa, FOUR runs

bangs in a short one on the off stump, Uthappa, on the front foot, goes for a pull and top edges it high and over the 'keeper's head

12.3
Trivedi to Uthappa, no run

length delivery on the off stump line, punched down the track

Best performances - batters
SA Asnodkar
SA Asnodkar RR
39 runs (36)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
16 runs
1 four1 six
602312169
RV Uthappa
RV Uthappa MI
34 runs (21)
4 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
11 runs
1 four1 six
93853042
Best performances - bowlers
A Nehra
A Nehra MI
O
3
M
0
R
13
W
3
ECO
4.33
DJ Bravo
DJ Bravo MI
O
2.2
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
5.14
Match details
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Mumbai
Ashish Nehra
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 days7 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia
Daryl Harper
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
India
Umesh Dubey
Match Referee
Pakistan
Talat Ali
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
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