another swat to long-on, Bravo fields this time, and that's victory for Mumbai
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.
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.
a one-bounce four for Boucher, it was very full on the pads, Bravo at long-on completely lost sight of it
Kumble was backing away, Malinga follows him with a yorker which the batsman can't get away
this time Boucher can only get it down to Bravo at long-on, just a single
a golf swing sends a length delivery from Malinga screaming over the straight boundary
Boucher slogs it to midwicket for a single, 30 needed off five balls
yorker down the leg side, called a wide
didn't have the luck this time, Kumble's heave meets with air
tests Kumble with a bouncer, the batsman goes for a hook, top edges it over the keeper for a streaky four
full on legstump, gets an inside edge onto his pads
Boucher goes for the big swipe, misses and the ball goes past the offstump to the keeper
bouncer this time, well outside off, Kumble cracks it to mid-off for a single
low full toss from Bravo, slogged to wide long-on for a single
Kumble tries to whip to square leg, but is hit on the pad outside leg
Boucher is looking to make room, Harbhajan follows him with a yorker, which the batsmen digs out towards mid-on
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
Kumble drives to long-on for a single which brings Boucher back on strike
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
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??"
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