36th match (N), Delhi, Apr 27 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 208)170/9
Daredevils won by 37 runs
Player Of The Match
73 (39)
end of over 203 runs • 2 wickets
MI: 170/9CRR: 8.50 
RP Singh1 (1)
Umesh Yadav 4-0-36-2
Morne Morkel 4-0-21-1

11.35 pm Delhi had smashed Mumbai away, and now they've smashed them at home. A 38-run victory is a huge win. Very little went right for Mumbai after they won the toss and chose to bat. Sehwag, Mahela and KP scored fifties to take Delhi past 200, and when Mumbai lost three wickets for a song, the game was all but done. Rayudu and Karthik revived the chase for a while, but Nadeem's double strike, dismissing Rayudu and Pollard in consecutive balls, finished the game.

The difference between the top team and the second team in the IPL is more two points for the first time this season. Delhi have opened up a lead of three points over Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore, who all have nine points each. And all those teams have played eight games each.

Harbhajan: "We didn't get the result we were looking for. Delhi played fantastic, they batted too well. Credit goes to Delhi, they outplayed us." No kidding. Harbhajan says there was a risk in asking Delhi to bat but he says they like chasing so Mumbai took that chance.

Sehwag: "We discussed in the team meetings tht one of me and Mahela has to stay until the 15th over, today both of us did and we had a very good partnership." Sehwag has praise for the crowd for supporting Delhi, and Tendulkar. Sehwag is also the Man of the Match.

On that note, I'll say good night. Than you for your emails once again. We'll be back tomorrow for the double header. Cheers.

Umesh Yadav to Malinga, OUT

bowled! The stumps are in disarray. Malinga backed away to a full ball and swung across the line. He missed.

Lasith Malinga b Yadav 11 (16m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.61
Umesh Yadav to Singh, 1 run

the ball cuts into the right-hander and beats the bat, Naman dives to his left and makes the save

Umesh Yadav to Malinga, 1 run

another full toss, hit towards long off

Umesh Yadav to Harbhajan, OUT

this has been caught but it's been called a no-ball for some reason. Was it for height? It wasn't above waist, that's for sure. The umpires check with the third umpire and the right decision has been made. It wasn't too high. Harbhajan had sliced the full toss towards point where Irfan judged the catch well

Harbhajan Singh c Pathan b Yadav 15 (21m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125
Umesh Yadav to Malinga, 1 run

KP's dropped the catch at deep cover. Malinga slapped a full toss flat towards Pietersen, who came running in and then dropped it

Umesh Yadav to Malinga, no run

Malinga backs away to try and hit a full ball from outside off stump through point, he gets beaten

end of over 198 runs
MI: 167/7CRR: 8.78 RRR: 41.00
Harbhajan Singh15 (11)
Lasith Malinga9 (9)
Morne Morkel 4-0-21-1
Umesh Yadav 3-0-33-0
Morkel to Harbhajan, FOUR runs

he's slammed this, salvaging what he can for the net run rate. Harbhajan made room and hit the length ball flat over the extra cover boundary, or was it just short? It was just short

Morkel to Malinga, 1 run

full again, Malinga backs away and hits it to long on

Morkel to Harbhajan, 1 run

Harbhajan times the straight hit well but long-off is there to prevent the boundary, Morkel's keeping it full and straight

Morkel to Malinga, 1 run

played towards deep point

Morkel to Malinga, no run

in the blockhole once again, Malnga can only keep it out

Morkel to Harbhajan, 1 run

in the blockhole on off stump, Harbhajan drives it to cover