that's it, it's all over! Pollard has pulled the ball with all his might towards deep midwicket and the fielder is powerless, the ball bursts through his dive. Rayudu and Pollard have rescued a floundering chase
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that's a lucky boundary! Pollard was looking to heave on the leg side, the outside edge flew towards Zaheer at short third man and beat him
Pollard's hoisted the full ball off his pads and over the midwicket boundary! That was just a flick and it carried a long way
Rayudu charges again and the full toss clips the back foot outside leg stump, Gayle bowled that quickly
It's going to be Chris Gayle. He has 14 runs to defend. Anurag: "Someone said this won't go to the wire?" Gayle sells Rayudu the dummy, doesn't deliver after seeing the batsman charge.
Who will bowl the final over? Appanna? Kohli? Dilshan?
Rayudu steps out, towards the of side, and swings the ball hard towards short fine leg, Murali doesn't make a clean stop
a full toss on the pads and Pollard lifts it towards deep midwicket, Zaheer's lucky not to go for more
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in the blockhole from round the wicket, played from the crease through midwicket
driven towards mid off for a single
another full toss around off stump, what's going on with the lengths? Pollard slogs and gets an outside edge that goes wide of AB to the third man boundary
a high full toss outside off stump and Rayudu loses grip of his bat after he charges and swings across the line, he ends up slicing the ball over cover
Well this game is wide open now. That crucial penultimate over coming up.
an accurate yorker to end the over, Pollard keeps it out
another slower ball, full and wide outside off, driven hard towards deep cover for just the single, Pollard wanted new gloves after the single and was looking at the dug out, Rayudu wanted an overthrow and got sent back in the nick of time
that's length and that's gone far over the straight boundary, Rayudu clears his front foot and swings hard, smashing the ball into the sightscreen
the slower ball with oodles of width outside off stump, a short ball as well, Rayudu helps himself, blasting to the extra cover boundary
a full toss, slanting across Rayudu, who simply slams it over long-off, where Appanna runs to his left and dives full length, but the ball falls over the boundary
in the blockhole, Pollard backs away to heave down the ground but gets an inside edge towards square leg
Vinay Kumar, from round the wicket. Pollard to face.
Rayudu tries to flick a low full toss through square leg but gets a leading edge that goes safely over point
that's a harsh call in my opinion, Rayudu had moved a long way across his stumps to swing behind square and so Zaheer's ball went past leg stump
Pollard moves towards the off side and pulls the ball towards fine leg
a full ball outside off stump, Pollard stays back in his crease, clears his front foot and hammers the ball along the ground past the bowler, long-off has no chance
|M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||14 May 2012 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0|