The terror throw
The strip may have been slow and low, but that did not completely protect the batsmen from safety hazards. In the second over of the game, Aiden Blizzard worked Steve Kirby straight to wide mid-on, and Sarul Kanwar sprinted halfway down the pitch in search of an optimistic single. He changed his mind quickly, but had to dive to ensure he would reach his crease in time. The throw was, however, off target and thudded straight into Kanwar's throat even as he tumbled into the crease. For a fleeting moment, one wondered if the tournament organisers might consider restoring Mumbai Indians' fifth-foreign-player privilege, but Kanwar was back on his feet soon.
The persistent placement
Roelof van der Merwe's darts, fired in from wide of the crease, are not the easiest to carve inside-out through cover-point. Somebody forgot to inform R Sathish, though, as he backed away and uncorked the wrists twice in the space of three balls in the 18th over. The first time, Arul Suppiah at deep cover put in an athletic effort on the boundary to keep him down to two. Sathish was, however, rewarded on his second attempt as Suppiah made a mess of a marginally easier save.
The fast full tosses
When faced with a slow pitch, don't pitch the ball. Lasith Malinga took the strip out of the equation right at the start of Somerset's chase. His first ball was a low full toss delivered just outside off stump at some pace. Peter Trego wasn't even close to getting bat on it, and looked bewildered as the thunderbolt shot past him. The next ball was faster, straighter, fuller, and swinging away even more viciously. Trego was squared up by the yorker as he tried in vain to cover the line, and looked back in shock to see the ball nearly carry to Harbhajan Singh at slip after shattering the stumps. In his next over, The full length continued to work well for Malinga through the game, and he literally yorked Somerset out of the competition.
The replaced retriever
Suryakumar Yadav's inclusion meant Andrew Symonds was consigned to carrying the drinks today. He had more work to do, though, than he would have imagined. In the fifth over of the chase, James Hildreth skipped out of the crease twice to Yuzvendra Chahal and played the lofted on-drive. Mumbai did not have a fielder inside the park to save the boundary, but Symonds was on hand just beyond the boundary line. Both times, he moved quickly to his right from the team's dug-out and stuck out a nonchalant right arm out to stop the ball before it crashed into the advertising hoardings.
The half-hearted gaffe
Overthrows are generally a result of over-eagerness, but not if you are Chahal. James Hildreth played the last ball of Chahal's third over back to the bowler. Chahal picked the ball up, and since the over had come to an end, prepared to pass the ball to the wicketkeeper. He then realised that Hildreth was in the way, and tried to stop himself from throwing. The result was a half-hearted lob that carried easily over Ambati Rayudu's head and allowed the batsmen to sneak a freebie.
The bewildered batsman
In the 14th over of the chase, Hildreth walked across his stumps towards silly point and attempted to sweep Harbhajan Singh with the turn. The ball happened to be a topspinner than hurried on to Hildreth, who played it onto his stumps. He was completely befuddled by the dismissal, though, since he was looking at backward square leg when he attempted the shot. He looked on, bewildered, at the broken stumps, and even seemed to suggest that the wicketkeeper may have disturbed them with his gloves, before trudging off disconsolately.
The fateful forearm
With Somerset needing boundaries in the penultimate over of the chase, Jos Buttler butchered a full toss from James Franklin straight back down the ground. The non-striker Craig Kieswetter was charging down for the single, and was in no position to react when he found the muscular blow was heading straight at him. Kieswetter was a deer caught in the headlights as the ball thudded sickeningly into his left forearm, denying Somerset a sure boundary, and all momentum.