17th match (D/N), Port Elizabeth, Apr 27 2009, Indian Premier League
(15.2/20 ov, target 188)95
Mum Indians won by 92 runs
player of the match
Sachin Tendulkar
Mumbai Indians

Presentation: Danny M gets it wrong, thanking everyone on behalf of "LPI", that on a second attempt. Saying that in front of Lalit Modi. Somebody could become Donald Trump to punish that capital offense.

Also Lasith "Slinga" Malinga has now taken the purple cap with that two-wicket over.

Brendon McCullum: "We need to look deep inside ourselves, and find a way now." No excuses.

Sachin Tendulkar: "It was wonderful. A good partnership for us. Sanath picked the pace quite well, because initially I took all the strike.

Everything went to our plan. Maybe we could have got 200, but everything else went right."

Sachin is also the Man of the Match. Thanks for joining us. Okay bye.


Mumbai have run through Kolkata here. Clinical, graceful, aggressive. Sachin and Sanath was the best batting show of this IPL. Although they didn't get 200, Mumbai's bowling was always going to be too good.

Malinga to Dinda, OUT

leg stump again, it's all over, Malinga can't go for the hat-trick because Anureet Singh won't bat. This was a perfect yorker, full, fast, low, base of leg stump, Dinda saves the toe, little mercy that

Ashok Dinda b Malinga 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Dinda to bat, toe or stump?

Malinga to Mendis, OUT

team-mate to team-mate, and what a beauty, Malinga is already backing away looking to save his toes, but Malinga bowls an accurate slower delivery, 100ks, there is nothing defending the stumps here, and the leg stump goes out

Ajantha Mendis b Malinga 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Malinga back, they are going in for the kill

end of over 157 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 95/7CRR: 6.33 • RRR: 18.60 • Need 93 runs from 30b
Ishant Sharma6 (3)
Ajantha Mendis0 (0)
Zaheer Khan3-0-14-1
Dwayne Bravo3-0-31-2
Khan to Sharma, FOUR runs

Ishant makes room, and hits his opening partner through the covers, but too little too late

Khan to Shukla, OUT

good judgement from Jayasuriya, at the long-on boundary, this was a length delivery on the stumps and Shukla got under it, clean shot but doesn't have the power to to clear long-on, where Jayasuriya takes an overhead catch, inches inside the boundary

Laxmi Shukla c Jayasuriya b Khan 6 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60
Khan to Shukla, no run

short, into the boyd, and turned away with one hand

Khan to Shukla, 2 runs

again he makes room, Zaheer follows him, and Shukla gets an inside edge through to the keeper, Shah

Khan to Shukla, no run

Shukla backs away again, and misses again, it goes over the stumps and Shukla misses completely

Khan to Sharma, 1 run

back of a length, gets rib-high for Ishant, he drops his wrists and takes a single to cover

Zaheer is on, bowling over the wicket

end of over 147 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 88/6CRR: 6.28 • RRR: 16.67 • Need 100 runs from 36b
Laxmi Shukla4 (6)
Ishant Sharma1 (1)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-31-2
Abhishek Nayar3-0-13-3
Bravo to Shukla, FOUR runs

makes room again, does Shukla, Bravo follows him with a short delivery, Shukla sees it, pulls, connects and clears midwicket, it falls inches inside the boundary

Bravo to Shukla, no run

makes room again, and he beats him from the other side this time, slower ball, outside off, and is too wide for Shukla to hit

Bravo to Shukla, no run

makes room, Bravo sees it, drags it back, gets it chest high, and Shukla misses

Bravo to Sharma, 1 run

short of a length, outside off, and driven on the up through the covers

Ishant comes out to bat

Bravo to Yashpal Singh, OUT

Kolkata are falling apart now, end is nigh, Bravo bowls just back of a length, and Yashpal looks to go over extra cover, and edges faintly

Yashpal Singh c †Shah b Bravo 8 (13m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Bravo to Yashpal Singh, 2 runs

strays down the pads, and flicked away

Bravo is the new bowler

end of over 131 run • 2 wickets
KKR: 81/5CRR: 6.23 • RRR: 15.29 • Need 107 runs from 42b
Laxmi Shukla0 (3)
Yashpal Singh6 (6)
Abhishek Nayar3-0-13-3
Sachin Tendulkar2-0-11-0
Nayar to Shukla, no run

another dot ball, again beats the outside edge, this one was a striaght delivery but Shukla played inside the line

Nayar to Shukla, no run

short and straight, beats the bat by getting it to hold the line

Nayar to Shukla, no run

straight, length, and defended with open face

Lokhi Shukla is the new man

Nayar to Ghosh, OUT

Oh my Ghosh, he has flicked it straight to short midiwcket, Sachin Tendulkar. This is soft, really soft. Straight delivery, flicked in the air and an easy catch to Sachin

Arindam Ghosh c Tendulkar b Nayar 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Nayar to Yashpal Singh, 1 run

back of a length, outside off, and pushed wide of mid-off

Nayar to Ganguly, OUT

Ganguly has flown it to the moon and back, makes room to hit it over cover, but this is a stright delivery, top-edges it way into the air, and Bravo takes an easy catch at cover

Sourav Ganguly c Bravo b Nayar 34 (48m 30b 3x4 1x6) SR: 113.33

Nayar will continue