KKR have been bowled out, bowled it full on middle and Balaji failed to keep it out, was the slower yorker, he had no answer
A massive victory for Mumbai Indians. Have they knocked KKR out here? Here's the points table. Mumbai got the runs they needed in the death overs and their bowling proved too strong for KKR. Mumbai have moved to second on the points table. Sidharth Monga's updated report should be ready soon. We'll get you the presentation details soon.
Gambhir: "I don't know whether it's a jinx, but if you don't play proper cricket, this is what is going to happen. Every game is a new game, I see a lot of quality around our dressing room. We have four more games to go. We have a lot of depth in our batting, we'll put our best playing XI on the park."
Rohit: "Been going really well so far. I just don't want to relax. We've got four games to go, not taking it easy. Tendulkar is experienced enough, he got us the start we wanted. 170 on this ground, there wasn't much dew today."
Tendulkar is Man of the Match for his 48: "If you look at the whole season., I've not been able to spend much time in the middle. But whatever I've batted, it's been pretty aggressive. There has been a bit of help for the seamers. I was striking the ball well today, and I thought therefore I should be more aggressive. It's about give and take - giving advice. It shouldn't be one way traffic about just me talking, it's about discussing cricket and sharing our thoughts. The passion for the game is very much there, whatever time I get on the field I try to make the most of it."
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Arvind: "Problem with D Smith is that he takes too long to get into 5th gear. If he does not lose his wicket, then he compensates for it. But imagine a scenario where he gets out before getting into the 5th gear. That would be a disaster against a good team. This happened today but thanks to D Karthik and McLaren, Mumbai are going to win it easily!"
Vignesh: "Probably the reason everyone's behind Dwayne Smith is cause he's keeping Punter and Maxwell out of the side. Think they should look to try and give Punter another go. He's a big game player and come the pressure in the knock outs you'd want someone of his caliber in the crease."
slower one, didn't pick it, checked his shot in the end, lobbed up towards a vacant extra cover region
John Britto : "Why on earth is everyone behind Dwayne smith? He's averaging 40 this season at a strike rate of over 130. He's played two match-winning knocks to get MI's campaign back on track. He's beena bit slow in the past 2 matches coz tendulkar fell early and someone had to anchor! Today tendulkar was firing and hence he decided to hold one end up! Going by what he has done so far for MI since their last league match last year, he's earned his place in the team!"
swings and misses, short and he tries to go over midwicket, doesn't connect
dropped that short on middle and he gets out of the way
Balaji walks in
there was a sound, Narine walked as well, short and wide, tried to flat-bat that, got a feather to the keeper, Karthik was convinced, Johnson became convinced
that clips the pads, Tendulkar runs across from fine leg, misfields while trying to collect and throw, concedes an extra run
So, two boring T20 games would you say, in the end? Largely because it was comfortably won and was so predictable after a point?
a leg-bye towards square leg
Narine makes room, Johnson follows, gets a thick edge to third man for a single
Johnson comes back
bowled it full on leg stump, makes room and slices that towards point for
shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and chips it in the vacant midwicket region
slower one, turns out to be a slow full toss, pushed towards mid-on for a single
slower one bowled on a length, pushes it towards point
short on middle and punches it over Tendulkar at extra cover, got it high on the bat did Narine
Absolut_spirit: "With another comfortable win in prospect, MI might keep overlooking Dwayne Smith's snail paced starts. Might just bite MI only on the crucial day."
banged it short on the off, he swayed out of the way of that one
Malinga runs in
Time for the time out.
Harbhajan picks another one, short and he goes for the pull, a bit of extra bounce there for Harbhajan, he gets a top edge and Malinga runs to his left at short fine and takes a good catch
short on middle, moves away and guides it towards short third for a single
shortish outside off, comes down the track and plays it down towards point for a single
short, pulled towards deep square leg for a couple of runs
tossed up outside off, tries to drive him through extra cover, gets a thick edge as it turns away, just the single
comes down the track and defends it back to the bowler
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Mumbai Indians, elected to bat 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||7 May 2013 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0|
Over 19 • KKR 105/10