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42nd match (D/N), Centurion, May 12, 2009, Indian Premier League
(16.2/20 ov, T:120) 122/2

Mumbai won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)

Full commentary

The move to send Bravo up the order worked like a charm, and his breath-taking onslaught against Sreesanth demoralised Punjab.It's the Punjab batsmen who should take the blame for the defeat though, Punjab really struggled against the slow bowlers, and they are now in seventh place, below Bangalore on net run-rate.

For Mumbai, JP Duminy didn't need to bat but he contributed with his spin bowling, taking two wickets in an over. Harbhajan was superb as well, going for only nine runs in his four overs. Their efforts were backed-up by a flair-filled innings from Bravo and a confidence-boosting knock from Tendulkar, all of which means Mumbai are now in fourth spot.

Amar from India faces a conundrum. "My dad (an army officer) is from Rajasthan, my mother is from punjab. I was born in Hyderabad, grew up in Chennai and Bangalore. Went to college in Kolkota and work in Mumbai.

Who do i support? Delhi?"

Fariq from the US asks: "how do i check the pts table for the IPL. Is it alreday refreshed for this result?" Yes it is, you can see it here.

Post-match presentation: Yuvraj : "We didn't bat properly, except for Sunny. We didn't have enough runs on the board, we needed at least 150, Harbhajn, Duminy and Malinga bowled well and didn't give us opportunities to score, and Bravo played an amazing knock. We got to win all our games now, we have plenty of areas to work on." That was pretty candid from the Kings XI Punjab captain.

Sachin Tendulkar: Harbhajan and JP brought us back in the game, and we took some brilliant catches. We took wickets at regular intervals, that was the key to our success. Nothing work like victory, your body language becomes different, your intensity is different.

"We just wanted to change things at the top, and take the opposition by surprise, and Bravo played a fantastic knock."

The Man of the Match is Harbhajan Singh. "I'm very pleased with my performance today. We fielded very well today, we were up for it, and we knew it was an important match."

"My first two balls I was trying to bowl slow, and try to spin it away from the batsmen. That really set up my spell."

Thanks for all the mails and for joining us today. This is Siddarth Ravindran saying good night.

Pathan to Bravo, FOUR runs

finishes in grand style, an authoritative pull sends the ball hurtling to the midwicket boundary, and that seals an emphatic win for Mumbai

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

slower ball on the pads, worked towards midwicket for a single

end of over 164 runs
MI: 117/2CRR: 7.31 RRR: 0.75
Sachin Tendulkar40 (28)
Dwayne Bravo66 (58)
Brett Lee 4-0-25-1
Irfan Pathan 3-1-9-0
Lee to Tendulkar, 1 run

Tendulkar tries to finish it off the free-hit, gets an outside edge as he looks to swing over leg, the ball balloons in the air towards point, four fielders get around it, but no one goes for the catch, the umpire Rudi Koertzen has a laugh about that

Lee to Tendulkar, (no ball)

another yorker from Lee, under-edged by Tendulkar towards short midwicket, Lee had overstepped so that will be a free-hit

Lee to Bravo, 1 run

it's a very slow bouncer this time, 115kmh, Bravo waits and pulls it towards deep midwicket for a single

Lee to Bravo, no run

great over from Lee so far, the bouncer strikes Bravo on the back of his helmet, 143kmh was too quick for Bravo who took his eye off the ball, Lee asks after the batsman's health after that ball

Lee to Bravo, no run

wide yorker from Lee this time, Bravo just about manages to reach it, all he can do is carve it towards cover point

Lee to Bravo, 1 wide

another bouncer, again 123 kmh, well outside off, Bravo goes for a roundhouse cut but misses, it wide and high enough to be deemed illegal

Lee to Bravo, no run

this time it is a slower bouncer, 123kmh, Bravo was startled by that one, he ducks under well in time though

Lee to Bravo, no run

Lee starts the over with a yorker on middle stump, that was at 141.2kmh, Bravo just abpout managed to get his bat down in time to keep it out

end of over 154 runs
MI: 113/2CRR: 7.53 RRR: 1.40
Dwayne Bravo65 (53)
Sachin Tendulkar39 (26)
Irfan Pathan 3-1-9-0
Karan Goel 2-0-16-0
Pathan to Bravo, 1 run

short of a length and wide outside off, Bravo shuffles across and his wristy on-drive sends the ball scurrying towards long-on

Irfan switches to round the wicket

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

overpitched on offstump this time, Tendulkar crunches it down to long-off for an easy single

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run

that kept a bit low, Tendulkar stayed on the backfoot and had to bend his knees and defend to keep that out

Pathan to Bravo, 1 run

slower ball, on a length on middle, Bravo waits for it and turns it to fine leg

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

swings in a touch after pitching on middle, Tendulkar stayed on the back foot and nudged it towards square leg

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run

nicely length, just outside off, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off

Irfan comes back

end of over 149 runs
MI: 109/2CRR: 7.78 RRR: 1.83
Dwayne Bravo63 (51)
Sachin Tendulkar37 (22)
Karan Goel 2-0-16-0
Piyush Chawla 4-0-32-1
Goel to Bravo, no run

flatter and quicker, Bravo is down the track but can only pat it back to the bowler

Goel to Tendulkar, 1 run

driven firmly to long-on for a single

Goel to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

Sreesanth is nutmegged as he tries to field at the square leg boundary, Karan Goel isn't happy with that at all, Mumbai are coasting towards victory here

Goel to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

nothing wrong with the timing in that shot, that is hammered with the spin towards wide long-on