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42nd match (D/N), Centurion, May 12 2009, Indian Premier League
(16.2/20 ov, target 120)122/2
Mum Indians won by 8 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
player of the match
Harbhajan Singh
Mumbai Indians
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• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Dazzling Bravo hands Mumbai big win

For the second time in two meetings between these teams, Kings XI Punjab batted first and scored 119, but unlike the game in Durban, there was no redemption in the field this time as Mumbai Indians swept to an eight-wicket win to move up to 11 points and

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Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab119/9(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians122/2(16.2 overs)

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.

16.2
4
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

16.1
1
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 • Need 3 from 24b
Sachin Tendulkar40 (28)
Dwayne Bravo66 (58)
Brett Lee4-0-25-1
Irfan Pathan3-1-9-0
15.6
1
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

15.6
1nb
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

15.5
1
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

15.4
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

15.3
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

15.3
1w
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

15.2
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

15.1
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 • Need 7 from 30b
Dwayne Bravo65 (53)
Sachin Tendulkar39 (26)
Irfan Pathan3-1-9-0
Karan Goel2-0-16-0
14.6
1
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

14.5
1
Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

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

14.4
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

14.3
1
Pathan to Bravo, 1 run

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

14.2
1
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

14.1
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 • Need 11 from 36b
Dwayne Bravo63 (51)
Sachin Tendulkar37 (22)
Karan Goel2-0-16-0
Piyush Chawla4-0-32-1
13.6
Goel to Bravo, no run

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

13.5
1
Goel to Tendulkar, 1 run

driven firmly to long-on for a single

13.4
4
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

13.3
4
Goel to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

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

Best performances - batsmen
Dwayne Bravo portrait
DJ Bravo
70 runs (59)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Sunny Sohal portrait
S Sohal
43 runs (23)
5 fours
3 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
12 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh
O
4
M
0
R
9
W
1
ECO
2.25
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
Hours of play (local time)16.30 start, First Session 16.30-17.50, Interval 17.50-18.10, Second Session 18.10-19.30
Match days12 May 2009 - daynight match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Rudi Koertzen
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Sanjay Hazare
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Johan Cloete
Match Referee
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Yashpal Sharma
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0