fittingly it has finished with a wide down the leg side. Finally Bisla makes a clean take, but the game is over by then. Full marks for that dive and commitment, though
|PBKS||60.54||1(4)||- 2.33||- 6.34||3/31||3.66||66.89|
And as Lasith and Mumbai Indians go partying, we say goodbye. Thanks for logging in. Okay bye
And accordingly, Lasith Malinga is the Man of the Match . He says: "I just do my basics, and carry what I do in practice sessions into the match."
Sachin Tendulkar gets the orange cap before he say this: "All credit to the middle order. Saurabh Tiwary held his nerve, and Sathish. Pollard and Bravo played important short innings. Shikhar gave us a superb start too. But the bowlers was exceptional, especially Malinga. His over when he got both Irfan and Marsh was the turning point. He is terrific asset, and he has proven that he is a world-class bowler."
Mahela Jayawardene: "Very disappointed. Again we came close but couldn't get over the line. We need to be more professional in finishing off games. In a twenty20 game, if you keep making two-three mistakes every match, it's very difficult to come back. We showed a lot of character in the later half but we need to start winning."
So that's Punjab's sixth loss out of seven games, and Mumbai's sixth win out of seven. It was quite a sloppy day in the field from both sides, yet they managed to fit in spectacular catches. Marsh and Dhawan were standout batsmen, and Malinga and Bopara bowled really well. In the end, Mumbai held their nerve after manufacturing some excitement in the middle
makes room early, the slower bouncer chases him, he pulls and keeps it down, Shalabh is lazy at fine leg, the fumble costs them the extra run
Lee has bowled two length deliveries, where is the yorker?
powerfully driven straight down the ground, between long-on and long-off - who should be up in the circle anyway. Bopara makes a diving save and keeps them to two
he has got under it and smashed it to deep square leg for one
Six required off the last over. Lee to bowl it. Bhajan on strike, coming off an 18-ball 49
well not quite ending! another turn? Tiwary pulls this short delivery, flat and low to deep midwicket where Goel dives forward to keep the game alive
comes down the track and agricultures this length ball for a straight four, it's ending fast here
cut away to sweeper-cover for one
another superb shot, back of a length, on middle and leg, and he makes room and places it past point, no deep point there, lovely placement
Bisla is a Sanga in the making, if only he can bat as gracefully! Just because he collects a yorker cleanly, Bisla belts out a blood-curdling appeal, not quite Sangakkara, though. Doctrove not impressed
what a shot, inside-out over extra, clean strike, and it's Malik who is diving again in vain
19 off 12, it's getting tight here. There could be a Super Over, which might finish just in time to take the last local from Churchgate. Bopara to continue with his Harris-esque dibbly dobblies
clears his front leg and chips a length ball down to long-off
full outside off, driven down to long-off
what power! walks down, is nearly beaten by the bouncer, and he just flat-bats it down the ground, and quite incredibly it carries over long-off
throws everything behind this, gets it over point, comes back for two, and Bisla misses a regulation throw to give away an overthrow
angled across him, and Sathish is jumping down the track first ball and misses
lovely yorker, middle stump, will be just a single
Sathish is the new batsman, but not on strike. Tiwary to face Shalabh
and Bopara comes right back with a vicious slower one! Or so Bravo makes it seem, this is shorter and not in Bravo's striking zone, and as it kicks at him, Bravo is all squared up and fends at it. Bopara runs in to his right and takes a diving catch!
Bravo plays the big shot under pressure, picks the back-of-the-length delivery, charges down and lofts it high and long, clearing long-on
back of a length, muscled down to long-on for one
another slower ball that grips, back-of-the-hand stuff, Bravo is way early into it, the bottom hand comes off, and he gets a single off the mis-hit
|Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||30 March 2010 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0|
Over 20 • MI 164/6Mumbai won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)