finishes in grand style, an authoritative pull sends the ball hurtling to the midwicket boundary, and that seals an emphatic win for Mumbai
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.
slower ball on the pads, worked towards midwicket for a single
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
another yorker from Lee, under-edged by Tendulkar towards short midwicket, Lee had overstepped so that will be a free-hit
it's a very slow bouncer this time, 115kmh, Bravo waits and pulls it towards deep midwicket for a single
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
wide yorker from Lee this time, Bravo just about manages to reach it, all he can do is carve it towards cover point
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
this time it is a slower bouncer, 123kmh, Bravo was startled by that one, he ducks under well in time though
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
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
overpitched on offstump this time, Tendulkar crunches it down to long-off for an easy single
that kept a bit low, Tendulkar stayed on the backfoot and had to bend his knees and defend to keep that out
slower ball, on a length on middle, Bravo waits for it and turns it to fine leg
swings in a touch after pitching on middle, Tendulkar stayed on the back foot and nudged it towards square leg
nicely length, just outside off, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off
Irfan comes back
flatter and quicker, Bravo is down the track but can only pat it back to the bowler
driven firmly to long-on for a single
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
nothing wrong with the timing in that shot, that is hammered with the spin towards wide long-on