good straight drive from PK off a fuller one to long on, but that is a comfortable win for Mumbai
That will be it for us from this game. Another one starts in five minutes, from Delhi. and there is Nitin's bulletin to read as well. For the moment, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers!
Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match. Pollard: "Been a long time since I have come up and actually done something for the team. Guys at the top of the order have been doing the job for us. Today I backed myself to do well."
Sachin Tendulkar: "I thought it was a good total, may be short by 15-20 runs, some good ground fielding, and brilliant start with the bowling. Bhajji gave us a good start and the others carried on. Today Pollard struck some big sixes that is what is he capable of. Symmo is capable as well, and I am sure there is more to come. Pollard is brilliant in the field. We all know the value of having him."
Adam Gilchrist: "Definitely we were in the game when our bowlers kept them to 160. Lot of credit to our bowling. Our batting did not produce the goods today. We have left a lot up to Shaun every time he has played, we cannot leave it up to him each time."
krishna: "More than half the tournament is done and Mumbai has the Highest points, Highest Net Run Rate, Orange Cap and Purple Cap Go Mumbai..."
So after the wobble at Jaipur, Mumbai are back to what they do, choking off the opposition after putting up a decent total. Malinga, Harbhajan and Munaf going for 62 runs and picking up six wickets. Game over. Hang on for the presentation
slower one from Munaf angling in, PK backed away but could not do anything with it as it kept a touch low
short of a length and he goes hard at the pull, but the ball tamely rolls away to Pollard at deep midwicket
makes room but Munaf follows him with a low full toss, and he works it away through square leg
kishan: "The only way to neutralize a Malinga is to have a Lance Klusner."
backs away and steers a length ball to Malinga at third man
surendranath: "I always visualize Malinga in T20 as a Tequila shot. His spell (4 overs) will be short but they are really effective!!!! :) "
gets under a length delivery and lofts it hard, but it just goes high and settles in to the monster hands of Pollard coming in from long on
goes hard at a full one and inside edges it towards square leg
that's the end of Marsh, and that's the game for Mumbai! pacy low full toss, Marsh tried to smash it over midwicket, but was late on the shot and looped it straight to Sachin on the edge of the circle at midwicket, 160 looks like 180 when you have someone like Malinga
clips a full one neatly off the toes, but now that he has got Malinga away, there is Pollard to contend with on the wide long on boundary, and he stops the boundary with a big dive
goes for the flick to another full delivery, outside leg this time, can't do much with it
they just keep coming, there is no getting away, another yorker is jammed away to long off
very full delivery driven away off the front foot to sweeper cover
VTG: "Warning to all Teams in the IPL--When u play against Mumbai, you have only 16 overs to play...as a result of a rare phenomenon called Malinga..hence beware & plan accordingly."
fires in the low full toss, Chawla hits it hard but long off is very straight and gets to it
yorker from Harbhajan around leg stump, he digs it down to long on
plonked on the wicket and they rush through for the single
down the track comes Chawla, gets to the pitch and lofts nicely with the turn past extra cover, beats Rohit who charges to his right from long off and puts in the dive
Marsh can't launch in to this one, only a single to long on
tossed up slowly through the air, pushed away in front of point, SAchin lobs the ball to the keeper but MArsh is home
goes wrong for once, low full toss down the pads, he can't flick it fine
Piyush gets another one zooming in on the stumps, but he manages to get bat on it, nearly a run out but point misses with the direct hit
rajkrish: "c Symonds b Harbhajan Singh!!! The Royal Wedding was nothing compared to this :)"
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Kings XI Punjab, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00|
|Match days||2 May 2011 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0|
Over 20 • KXIP 136/8
Daring Davy and mercurial Munaf
Ruthless Mumbai surge to sixth win
|PP Chawla||not out||10||10|
|P Kumar||not out||2||3|
|Extras||(b 6, lb 5, w 1)|
|Total||136(8 wkts; 20 ovs)|