49th match (D/N), Mumbai, May 6 2012, Indian Premier League
Mum Indians won by 2 wickets
player of the match
Dwayne Smith
Mumbai Indians
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dwayne Smith stuns Chennai in last-over heist

Dwayne Smith, playing his first game for Mumbai Indians this season, smashed three boundaries off the last-three balls of the chase to avert what seemed a certain choke from the hosts

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings173/8(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians174/8(20 overs)
end of over 2016 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 174/8CRR: 8.70 
Dwayne Smith24 (9)
RP Singh1 (1)
Ben Hilfenhaus4-1-34-2
Dwayne Bravo4-0-39-2

7.40 pm I missed seeing who the first Mumbai Indians player to mob Smith was, but they are all out there, even the coaching staff. Hilfenhaus looks stunned. He's been hit by a hurricane. He had 14 to defend off the last three balls, and he missed the yorker three times. Clever batting from Smith, though, sitting back in his crease to alter the length.

Ramprashad: "Cricket is a great leveler. Hilfenhaus bowled a spectacular first over and a horrible last over!"

Well I don't think they're going to have time to show the presentation before the other match begins in Bangalore. Let's hope that game is half as exciting as this one was. Man of the Match? We don't know who's been named, probably Tendulkar for his half-century. But those last three balls constituted one of the all-time great Twenty20 finishes. Bat up Dwayne Smith.

Thank you for all your emails today, don't go too far though, hop over to RCB v DC. Daniel Vettori has been left out, Murali is playing. Cheers, and have a good evening.

Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR runs

he's done it! Would you believe it, Smith's blazed the final ball hard and flat, and even Faf cannot run quickly enough to his right to prevent the boundary. It was a length ball and Smith waited in his crease for it. An epic, hair-raising finish at the Wankhede and the stadium erupts

Four to win off the final ball.

Hilfenhaus to Smith, FOUR runs

Smith is on f i r e. Hilfenhaus misses the yorker again, it's another full toss, Smith waits in his crease and blitzes it over the bowler's head

Hilfenhaus to Smith, SIX runs

Smith keeps the game alive by clubbing a full toss flat over the long-on boundary, immense power, Hilfenhaus was going for the yorker but missed his length

Hilfenhaus to Singh, 1 run

a slower ball on a good length outside off, played to cover for a quick single

Hilfenhaus to Malinga, OUT

middle stump has been flattened and Smith watches helplessly from the non-striker's end. It was an accurate yorker from Hilfenhaus, Malinga cleared his front foot and slogged, he should have been looking to give Smith the strike instead

Lasith Malinga b Hilfenhaus 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Hilfenhaus to Smith, 1 run

in the blockhole outside off, driven to long-off, it's Faf there and absolutely no chance to get Smith back on strike

Hilfenhaus to bowl the final over.

end of over 199 runs • 2 wickets
MI: 158/7CRR: 8.31 • RRR: 16.00 • Need 16 from 6b
Dwayne Smith9 (5)
Dwayne Bravo4-0-39-2
Ravindra Jadeja2-0-12-2

Mumbai need 16 off the final over, Smith is on strike. Malinga is at the non-striker's end.

Bravo to Harbhajan, OUT

well he's out now! Harbhajan Singh got a full toss, a low one outside off, but he could only swat it flat to Saha the substitute on the long-on boundary

Harbhajan Singh c sub (WP Saha) b Bravo 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Rohit: "It aint over until Bhajji's out...!!!"

Bravo to Smith, 1 run

a full ball on the pads, Smith flicks but only to short fine leg

Bravo to Smith, SIX runs

that's huge! Smith stayed in his crease, got under a full ball and hammered it over long-on for a tremendous six

Bravo to Peterson, OUT

Faf's on fire in the field! He's run out Peterson and it's Chennai's game now. Bravo pitched in the blockhole outside off, well inside the tram line this time, Peterson dug it out towards mid-off and ran. Faf sprinted to the ball from the extra cover region, collected and threw at one stump while on the move. He hit. Peterson was not even in the frame.

Robin Peterson run out (du Plessis) 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Bravo to Peterson, 1 wide

full ball in the blockhole but wide outside off, it was just inside the tram line but the umpire calls it wide, tight tight call

Bravo to Peterson, no run

the slower ball outside off stump, Peterson swings far too early and is beaten

SriSri: "While many of us dont like Jadeja, crucial breakthroughs like this when desperately needed, makes Dhoni to believe in him so much, I guess."

Bravo goes round the wicket ...

Bravo to Smith, 1 run

in the blockhole, dug out towards midwicket for a single

Mumbai are up against it now, two new batsmen at the crease and 25 to get off 12 balls. Peterson to face, Bravo to bowl.

end of over 182 runs • 2 wickets
MI: 149/5CRR: 8.27 • RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Dwayne Smith1 (2)
Ravindra Jadeja2-0-12-2
Dwayne Bravo3-0-30-1
Jadeja to Rohit Sharma, OUT

this is probably a game-changing over. Rohit backed away towards leg to hit through the off side, Jadeja fired the ball in flat, quick and on a great length. Rohit was beaten and leg stump landed in Dhoni's gloves. The $2 million man earning his wages.

Rohit Sharma b Jadeja 60 (74m 46b 6x4 2x6) SR: 130.43
Jadeja to Smith, 1 run

played off the back foot towards long on

Jadeja to Smith, no run

Jadeja bowls a quick ball and hits the pads, a gem of an over so far for Chennai

Arun: "Rohit HAS to take MI home from here...atleast for his sake!" He'll have to keep his cool more than anything else.

Dwayne Smith is the new batsman.

Jadeja to Rayudu, OUT

bowled him! Chennai are clawing back into this game. Rayudu got down on one knee and slogged across the line, Jadeja skidded the ball through and hit middle stump

Ambati Rayudu b Jadeja 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Jadeja to Rayudu, no run

Rayudu reaches out for the ball outside off and mis-times it back to the bowler

Jadeja to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

angled into the right-hander from round the wicket, played from the crease towards mid-on

Jadeja to bowl. Rayudu is the new batsman, but at the non-striker's end.

end of over 1711 runs • 1 wicket
MI: 147/3CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 from 18b
Rohit Sharma59 (44)
Dwayne Bravo3-0-30-1
Ravichandran Ashwin4-0-28-1
Bravo to Karthik, OUT

bowled him! Karthik moved a long way across his stumps to flick a full ball behind square. Fine leg was in the circle so Karthik exposed middle and leg stump to try and get a third boundary in the over. He missed and Bravo hit middle and leg

Dinesh Karthik b Bravo 11 (6m 5b 2x4 0x6) SR: 220
Best performances - batsmen
Sachin Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
74 runs (44)
11 fours
1 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
35 runs
8 fours
0 sixes
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
60 runs (46)
6 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga
RP Singh portrait
RP Singh
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossMumbai Indians, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Dwayne Smith
Dwayne Smith
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days6 May 2012 - daynight match (20-over match)
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
India Image
Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
West Indies Image
Billy Doctrove
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Rajesh Deshpande
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Graeme Labrooy
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Chennai Super Kings 0