38th match, Port Elizabeth, May 10 2009, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 158)141/7
Mum Indians won by 16 runs
player of the match
Jean-Paul Duminy
Mumbai Indians
end of over 2016 runs
RCB: 141/7CRR: 7.05 
Mark Boucher48 (33)
Anil Kumble7 (6)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-37-1
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-27-1

Mumbai renew their hopes of a semi-final spot with that 16-run win victory. Again their openers, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya, flopped but Ajinkya Rahane finally came good in the IPL, and JP Duminy continued to clock up composed half-centuries. Still, 157 seemed no more than a competitive total.

Bangalore tried out a new combination at the top of the order, but they still couldn't get things right. The top-order, as they have so often, made a hash of things, and Rahul Dravid's run-out in the tenth over was a big turning point. With this defeat, Bangalore's slim chances of making the final four become slimmer yet.

Post-match presentation:

Kumble: Probably Rahul's run-out was crucial. It was still a good wicket to get 9 or 10 runs an over at the end, but we lost too many wickets early.

Tendulkar: We needed this victory, I thought Rahane and Duminy batted well till the end. I thought we played well all round, batting was good, bowling was good, fielding was good. We need exactly what are the aspects to focus on (to make the semi-finals).

The Man of the Match is JP Duminy. "I thought our total was very challenging. We might have liked something around 160-170, but in the end, we won. That's all that matters."

That's it from me Siddarth Ravindran, do join us for our coverage of the Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in Johannesburg.

Malinga to Boucher, 1 run

another swat to long-on, Bravo fields this time, and that's victory for Mumbai

Malinga to Boucher, FOUR runs

a one-bounce four for Boucher, it was very full on the pads, Bravo at long-on completely lost sight of it

Malinga to Kumble, 1 run

Kumble was backing away, Malinga follows him with a yorker which the batsman can't get away

Malinga to Boucher, 1 run

this time Boucher can only get it down to Bravo at long-on, just a single

Malinga to Boucher, SIX runs

a golf swing sends a length delivery from Malinga screaming over the straight boundary

Malinga to Boucher, 2 runs

Boucher slogs it to midwicket for a single, 30 needed off five balls

Malinga to Boucher, 1 wide

yorker down the leg side, called a wide

end of over 197 runs
RCB: 125/7CRR: 6.57 RRR: 33.00
Anil Kumble6 (5)
Mark Boucher34 (28)
Dwayne Bravo 4-0-27-1
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-15-2
Bravo to Kumble, no run

didn't have the luck this time, Kumble's heave meets with air

Bravo to Kumble, FOUR runs

tests Kumble with a bouncer, the batsman goes for a hook, top edges it over the keeper for a streaky four

Bravo to Boucher, 1 run

full on legstump, gets an inside edge onto his pads

Bravo to Boucher, no run

Boucher goes for the big swipe, misses and the ball goes past the offstump to the keeper

Bravo to Kumble, 1 run

bouncer this time, well outside off, Kumble cracks it to mid-off for a single

Bravo to Boucher, 1 run

low full toss from Bravo, slogged to wide long-on for a single