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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
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• The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Rahane and Duminy renew Mumbai's hopes

Pushed into the corner after three successive defeats, Mumbai Indians turned in a fine all-round performance at St George's Park, converting a middling target of 158 into a match-winning one

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Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians157/2(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore141/7(20 overs)
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.

19.6
1
Malinga to Boucher, 1 run

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

19.5
4
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

19.4
1
Malinga to Kumble, 1 run

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

19.3
1
Malinga to Boucher, 1 run

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

19.2
6
Malinga to Boucher, SIX runs

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

19.1
2
Malinga to Boucher, 2 runs

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

19.1
1w
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
18.6
Bravo to Kumble, no run

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

18.5
4
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

18.4
1
Bravo to Boucher, 1 run

full on legstump, gets an inside edge onto his pads

18.3
Bravo to Boucher, no run

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

18.2
1
Bravo to Kumble, 1 run

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

18.1
1
Bravo to Boucher, 1 run

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

end of over 185 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 118/7CRR: 6.55 RRR: 20.00
Anil Kumble1 (2)
Mark Boucher32 (25)
Harbhajan Singh 4-0-15-2
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-20-1
17.6
Harbhajan to Kumble, no run

Kumble tries to whip to square leg, but is hit on the pad outside leg

17.5
1
Harbhajan to Boucher, 1 run

Boucher is looking to make room, Harbhajan follows him with a yorker, which the batsmen digs out towards mid-on

17.4
2
Harbhajan to Boucher, 2 runs

very full and on legstump, Boucher clubs it wide of long-on, plenty of screaming before the batsmen decided to come back for the second

17.3
1
Harbhajan to Kumble, 1 run

Kumble drives to long-on for a single which brings Boucher back on strike

17.2
W
Harbhajan to Vinay, OUT

Gone, Vinay Kumar is stumped by a mile, he was charging down the track, Harbhajan bowled it short and wide, the batsman didn't get anywhere near the pitch of the ball, and his wild heave connects with air, Takawale has the easy job of whipping off the bails

Vinay Kumar st †Takawale b Harbhajan Singh 7 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.33
17.1
1
Harbhajan to Boucher, 1 run

punched down to long-on for a single

Pat from the US quips: "Shouldn't Sachin bowl now?? and give Bangalore a chance to come back and win??"

end of over 177 runs
RCB: 113/6CRR: 6.64 RRR: 15.00
Vinay Kumar7 (11)
Mark Boucher28 (22)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-20-1
Lasith Malinga 3-0-21-1
16.6
Bravo to Vinay, no run

and ends with a clever slower ball, Vinay was through with his attempted pull before the ball came through

Great over so far from Bravo

Best performances - batters
Ajinkya Rahane portrait
AM Rahane MI
62 runs (49)
4 fours
1 six
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
1 four
0 six
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JP Duminy portrait
JP Duminy MI
59 runs (41)
2 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Harbhajan Singh portrait
Harbhajan Singh MI
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
Roelof van der Merwe
RE van der Merwe RCB
O
3
M
0
R
17
W
1
ECO
5.66
Match details
St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossMumbai Indians, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Jean-Paul Duminy
Jean-Paul Duminy
Hours of play (local time)12.30 start, First Session 12.30-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.00, Second Session 14.00-15.15
Match days10 May 2009 - day (20-over match)
T20 debut
Abhimanyu Mithun
Abhimanyu Mithun
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
South Africa Image
Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Ian Howell
Reserve Umpire
South Africa Image
Shaun George
Match Referee
India Image
Yashpal Sharma
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0