62nd match (N), Mumbai, May 13 2013, Indian Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, target 179)184/3
Mumbai won by 7 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
66* (27)
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Pollard blast takes Mumbai to No. 1

An unreal Kieron Pollard blitz transformed a daunting run rate into a cakewalk for Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede

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Scores: S Balasubramanian
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Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad178/3(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians184/3(19.3 overs)

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.

Perera to Pollard, SIX runs

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

Perera to Pollard, no run

dot ball, dropped it short on middle, tried to pull, missed

Perera to Pollard, SIX runs

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.

end of over 195 runs
MI: 172/3CRR: 9.05 RRR: 7.00
Rohit Sharma20 (15)
Kieron Pollard54 (24)
Dale Steyn 4-0-23-0
Amit Mishra 3-0-36-0
Steyn to Rohit Sharma, no run

slower one bowled slightly short outside off, defended towards point

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run

well fielded by White at extra cover, bowled it full outside off, makes room and drives it towards him, just the single

Steyn to Pollard, 2 runs

short and Pollard pulls that along the ground wide of Ishant at fine leg for a couple of runs

Steyn to Pollard, no run

Steyn is trying hard, bowled it at 147.5kmph outside off, tries to strike it hard down the ground, misses

Steyn to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

slower one bowled short outside off, tapped towards point for a single

Steyn to Pollard, 1 run

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.

end of over 1821 runs
MI: 167/3CRR: 9.27 RRR: 6.00
Kieron Pollard50 (20)
Rohit Sharma19 (13)
Amit Mishra 3-0-36-0
Thisara Perera 3-0-43-0

A half-century off 20 balls, this is carnage, two overs and this game has taken a 180 degree turn.

Mishra to Pollard, 1 run

Pollard has just changed things completely, slaps that towards long-off for a single

Mishra to Pollard, no run

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

Mishra to Pollard, (no ball) SIX runs

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

Mishra to Pollard, no run

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

Mishra to Pollard, SIX runs

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

Mishra to Pollard, SIX runs

tossed up and that's been thwacked, plenty of air on that one and Pollard reached forward to send that hard over long-on

Mishra to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

tossed up outside off, mistimes a drive towards deep cover for a single

Mishra to bowl now

end of over 1729 runs
MI: 146/3CRR: 8.58 RRR: 11.00
Kieron Pollard31 (14)
Rohit Sharma18 (12)
Thisara Perera 3-0-43-0
Dale Steyn 3-0-18-0

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.

Perera to Pollard, SIX runs

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

Perera to Pollard, SIX runs

identical result, Perera, after those two short balls, now doles out length and Pollard dispatches him flat over his head

Perera to Pollard, SIX runs

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

Perera to Pollard, FOUR runs

Pollard cashes in this time, Perera is bowling gifts here, thrashed over midwicket for a one bounce four

Best performances - batters
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard MI
66 runs (27)
2 fours
8 sixes
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
26 runs
0 four
4 sixes
Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan SRH
59 runs (41)
6 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
22 runs
3 fours
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Lasith Malinga portrait
SL Malinga MI
Karn sharma portrait
KV Sharma SRH
Match details
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard
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 days13 May 2013 - night (20-over match)
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Anil Chaudhary
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
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Rajesh Deshpande
Match Referee
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Rajendra Jadeja
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0
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