Munaf will now take the Purple Cap! He has ten wickets overall and finishes off the game, Hogg swings across the line and hits it flat to Franklin at deep midwicket
Presentation starts: Noticed how Nita Ambani always stands in attention like she's in a school assembly?
Dravid: "We thought we had a chance. We were under the pump a little bit. Little panic among the youngsters. There are positives."
Harbhajan: "Malinga you can bring him any time. If Shah had batted three more overs the game would have finished. The dew was a problem, but when you have 197 on board, the opposition still has to keep the score moving."
Man of the Match Pollard: "The team needed that impetus. Royals played really well, but we knew 10-11 runs every over would be difficult, fantastic atmosphere. You can say that (Mumbai my second home)."
Thanks for your company today and the mails. We'll see you again tomorrow. Cheers!
End of match: Mumbai win by 27 runs but the match looked a lot closer than that. That over from Malinga was the turning point. Gave Mumbai the edge, but it was still not yet over. In a match of so many individual performances, the evening belonged to Pollard - 4 for 44 of 4.
Kevon Cooper hands over the Purple Cap to Munaf. So Mumbai are right on top with six points and Rajasthan drop to fourth.
Mahesh: "Pollard sure deals only with 6's and 4's.. In his 64, he hit four 6's, six 4's and finished with 4/44 in 4."
backs away and places a low full toss to long-on
bowls it shorter and he makes room and clears extra cover
full outside off and drilled down to long-off
Munaf to finish off
the stumps elude Malinga again, moves away to smash that but was nowhere near it
how did that miss the leg stump? Backed away, swing and a miss
Trivedi backs away a long way and has a desperate swing at it, slower ball which just misses the off stump
fast yorker on the middle stump and he steers it down to deep point
too quick for Hogg, the yorker beats him outside off
makes room and the yorker swings away from the off stump and beats him
slower ball and he pushes it down to long-on
Pollard's made the night his own! Slower ball and the batsman makes a lot of room, exposes his stumps and fails to pick it, clips the leg stump
bounces him and it's a no-ball for height
bowls the hat-trick ball outside off, slower one, he misses
that's two out of two for Pollard! Bowls it short to Chavan, he tries to pull but the bounce was too steep for comfort, he bent his knee while swinging at it and managed a thick edge to Karthik
The old man Hogg walks in
Pollard hits back! Bowls it fuller and angles it across him, Menaria stays back at the crease and tries to loft him over the off side, skied to Rohit at the covers
terrible ball considering fine leg is up in the circle, friendly short delivery down the leg side, swivels and pulls to fine leg
starts off with a short one wide down the leg side, tries to pull but misses
still some drama left, Chavan made room and carved a short delivery wide of third man, good placement
Chavan walks in
timber! Despite being tonked for six Munaf isn't afraid to bowl it full on the stumps again, this time he bowls the slower one, Cooper makes room and swings and the off stump goes two yards back
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Rajasthan Royals, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05|
|Match days||11 April 2012 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Rajasthan Royals 0|