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Daredevils vs MI, 4th match at Delhi, IPL, Apr 10 2011 - Ball by Ball Commentary

4th match (D/N), Delhi, April 10, 2011, Indian Premier League
(16.5/20 ov, T:96) 99/2

MI won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
Cricinfo's MVP
93.05 ptsImpact List
Full commentary

Amazingly, we have hardly had any Irfan Pathan fan mail today. Here's one from Vijay Rao: "I would love to see Irfan do well in this season of the IPL and get back to his place in the Indian XI. He should do well being the right hand man (or left-hand; 'cause both are left armers ;) ) of the class-act Zaheer."

Rohit Sharma says he feels proud to be a complete Mumbaikar now. "It wasn't an easy wicket to bat on, anything around 140 was a good target on this, Malinga did very well to help bowl out Delhi for 95. Disappointing to miss out on the World Cup, IPL is a great platform, I have been hitting the ball well in the nets, I just need to continue what I have been doing."

Peter: "Finch bowled in a Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last season. He was only bowled due to a slow over rate and was creamed by Queensland's tailenders."

Pradip Dasgupta: "Finch bowls when Dinda is sitting with 2 overs and 7 runs!"

Have you guys checked out ESPNcricinfo's mobile apps yet?

Davis: "Irfan Pathan joins a growing list of ex-Indian team players looking to fight their way back in. Pathan joins Robin Uthappa (up next match for Pune), Ravindra Jadeja (showed signs of hitting big yesterday), Ishant Sharma ( mixed performance yday and of course the IPL specialist Rohit Sharma."

As we wait for the presentation, check out George Binoy's bulletin for this match.

Presentation ceremony:

Virender Sehwag: "140-150 is a good total here, everything went Mumbai's way. After 10 years I played a maiden today, it was a plan. I thought let me play against Malinga. We have ten debutants for Delhi in the squad, it will take a little time for it to come together."

Sachin Tendulkar: "In the second over itself, Malinga started so well, spectacular bowling and the fielding was very good as well. The ball was keeping low, adjusting to the pace of the track was important. Rohit is a gifted player, today we saw how he played shots on a difficult track."

Man of the Match, no prizes for guessing, is Lasith Malinga, who walks off after getting his award and has to be called back by Bhogle.

That's it from this game, I'm off to start the bulletin for the Pune v Punjab match. Skip over here for commentary.

Pathan to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

Tendulkar seals the win, he gets forward and crashes the ball through covers for the boundary to finish off the match with 19 balls to spare, Mumbai were talked up as being one of the favourites for the IPL, they have certainly shown that today with by cantering to victory by eight wickets

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 wide

full and down the leg side, the wide brings the score level

Pathan to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

slower ball again to Rohit, thick inside-edge onto the pads before the ball rolls towards backward point

Pathan to Tendulkar, 1 run

full and on the leg stump, dug out towards mid-on by Tendulkar

Pathan to Tendulkar, no run
Pathan to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

whoah, how slow was that? the speed gun doesn't say anything, it was really short as well, Rohit was shaping for a pull early but had to wait for ages before the ball came onto him, helped towards square leg

Pathan to Rohit Sharma, 1 wide

short ball, the bouncer is down the leg side

Time-out taken

end of over 165 runs
MI: 90/2CRR: 5.62 RRR: 1.50
Sachin Tendulkar41 (47b 2x4 1x6)
Rohit Sharma25 (28b 3x4)
Aaron Finch 2-0-13-0
Roelof van der Merwe 4-0-16-0

James: "What does Aaron Finch bowl? I dont think i've seen him bowl before." He bowls a Yardy-esque no-flight, everything-full, left-arm spin. Legstump line is favoured by him

Finch to Tendulkar, no run

backs away and looks for a swiped towards midwicket, he misses and is struck on the pads, prompting an appeal, umpire's not interested, perhaps because it was sliding down the leg side

Finch to Tendulkar, no run

defended by Tendulkar towards the bowler

Finch to Tendulkar, FOUR runs

bludgeoned by Tendulkar, comes charging down to get to the pitch and clubs it past the bowler

Finch to Tendulkar, no run

works this one behind square leg but can't beat the fielder

Finch to Tendulkar, no run

defended towards the off side by Tendulkar

Finch to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

eased to long-on for a single

end of over 158 runs
MI: 85/2CRR: 5.66 RRR: 2.20
Sachin Tendulkar37 (42b 1x4 1x6)
Rohit Sharma24 (27b 3x4)
Roelof van der Merwe 4-0-16-0
Aaron Finch 1-0-8-0
van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

watchful defence to end van der Merwe's spell

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 2 runs

places this wide of the midwicket to pick up a couple

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

turned to midwicket, Tendulkar stops after taking a couple of paces, Rohit has to scramble back

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

carefully defended off the front foot

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, SIX runs

Shot! Tendulkar hardly hit any sixes last season, he's got his first one in the first match itself this season, an inside-out lofted shot over extra cover

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

tapped to the right of the bowler

end of over 148 runs
MI: 77/2CRR: 5.50 RRR: 3.16
Rohit Sharma24 (27b 3x4)
Sachin Tendulkar29 (36b 1x4)
Aaron Finch 1-0-8-0
Roelof van der Merwe 3-0-8-0
Finch to Rohit Sharma, 2 runs

sweeper cover has more work to do, Mumbai pick up a couple

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MI won by 8 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)
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