oh dear, what domination, what ruthlessness, what carnage, dropped that short and that's been smashed to pulp and sent back over deep square leg
Mumbai won by 7 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
|Kieron Pollard||MI||102.99||66(27)||83.54||103.79||0/10||-||- 0.81|
Eight sixes in 27 balls by Pollard, Perera's been scarred. Until the end of over 16, this was Sunrisers' game. But at the centre were two of Mumbai Indians' cleanest hitters, and Pollard finished it off in a hurry. The final report should be ready in a bit. Mumbai Indians are on the top of the table now. I'll get a bit of a breather, will be back with the presentation details. Should Steyn have bowled that 18th over instead of Mishra? A lot can be said in hindsight.
Cameron White: "For once, we posted a very good score. We were in the driver's seat and Kieron turned it on is head. Kieron saw Steyn off and took on the other bowlers, he's not an easy person to bowl to. Malinga bowled well at the death. It's a beautiful batting surface, we didn't take enough wickets up front. We need to win two from two to put some pressure on RCB."
Rohit Sharma: "It was an important game for us, hats off to Pollard. You don't need to tell him anything, he plays his natural game. Wankhede wicket has been brilliant throughout. We know the table is very tight, we pulled through. We don't want be complacent. We have to check what's happening with Tendulkar [his arm], I didn't get a chance to talk to him."
Pollard is Man of the Match: "I didn't have any breakfast today, I woke up 1am. It was an important game for us, I backed myself, it's just a matter of chasing the right bowler, Perera was the unlucky one. I haven't fired only in the last couple of games. Dwayne Bravo is one of my best friends, he is always backing me. My fingers have been battered, I have to tape all of them but the right hand is my bowling hand, so I can't do that. I am a power hitter but I love to bat as well. You have to take the good times, and the bad times."
There you are, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Another entertaining fixture this IPL. Join us for the double-header tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye. Cheers.
dot ball, dropped it short on middle, tried to pull, missed
another six, low full toss and he swings it hard over deep midwicket, his top hand came off there as he made contact, all over
Steyn's completed another economical spell, but has been let down by others today. Seven to win off the final over. Perera again, it started with him, remember.
slower one bowled slightly short outside off, defended towards point
well fielded by White at extra cover, bowled it full outside off, makes room and drives it towards him, just the single
short and Pollard pulls that along the ground wide of Ishant at fine leg for a couple of runs
Steyn is trying hard, bowled it at 147.5kmph outside off, tries to strike it hard down the ground, misses
slower one bowled short outside off, tapped towards point for a single
on a good length on leg stump, pushed past the bowler for a single
Poor Dale Steyn. He bowled a fantastic over, and two overs later his side is looking down and out. 50 off the last two overs. Madness.
A half-century off 20 balls, this is carnage, two overs and this game has taken a 180 degree turn.
Pollard has just changed things completely, slaps that towards long-off for a single
He's lost his bat, it has slipped out of his hand, flat outside off and he swings, misses, and loses his bat, landed just wide of the leg umpire, was in the firing line there
A bat flies across the pitch, Pollard sends back Mishra
poor, poor stuff this, this game is as good as over, no-ball for height, full toss, above the waist and Pollard slams him over deep square leg
can't make it six in six, was the googly and he tried to go over midwicket there, swung hard and missed as it turned in
five sixes in a row for Pollard, tossed up outside off, makes room and launches that miles over extra cover, that's disappeared, just under the roof
This stand is worth 54 in four overs
tossed up and that's been thwacked, plenty of air on that one and Pollard reached forward to send that hard over long-on
tossed up outside off, mistimes a drive towards deep cover for a single
Mishra to bowl now
My bad, I said Sunrisers were in control at the end of the 15th over but Perera, clearly, has ruined what Steyn did in that four-run over. Three length balls, two short balls, and credit to the Mumbai batsmen for taking full toll. 29 off that one, wow.
doesn't help, another length delivery and Pollard is not entirely in control of this one, or so we think, it's struck hard enough to clear wide long-on
Mid-off inside the circle, Perera goes round the wicket
identical result, Perera, after those two short balls, now doles out length and Pollard dispatches him flat over his head
that was done with ease, the flattest of sixes, length ball on middle and he drills that hard, Sammy is pretty straight and he leaps but that just clears him and crashes into the sightscreen
Pollard cashes in this time, Perera is bowling gifts here, thrashed over midwicket for a one bounce four
|Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||Sunrisers Hyderabad, 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||13 May 2013 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Mumbai Indians 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0|
Over 20 • MI 184/3Mumbai won by 7 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Five Mumbai Indians games only hardcore fans will remember
Big chases come down to 'backing yourself' - Pollard
Pollard blitz leaves Hyderabad undone
Unfortunate Sunrisers let match slip away
|SR Tendulkar||retired hurt||38||31|
|RG Sharma||not out||20||15|
|KA Pollard||not out||66||27|
|Extras||(lb 1, nb 1, w 5)|
|Total||184(3 wkts; 19.3 ovs)|