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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai,, Date - 16/05/2012, Toss won by - Mumbai Indians
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Commentary (Mumbai Indians innings)

Right then, that is all we have for this game. Tomorrow is a double-header and we look forward to your company at 1600 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!

Sunil Narine is the obvious choice for the Man of the Match award. He is satisfied with his performance and says that he is having a dream run. But also adds that he needs to keep on working hard.

Chasing a modest total, Mumbai got off to a sensible start but then lost the plot in the middle overs. The recent sensation, Sunil Narine got stuck into the famed Mumbai batting line-up and completely dismantled it with his variations. All credit to the Kolkata bowlers for defending a below par total on a good batting wicket.

A comprehensive win in the end for Kolkata! A victory by a big margin and it will surely boost their run-rate in the points table. Courtesy this win, Kolkata jump to the second spot in the table with 19 points, swapping positions with Mumbai, who are now placed third.

19.1 S Narine to RP Singh, OUT! Kolkata win by 32 runs! Flighted delivery on middle at 90.4 kph, RP tried to heave it across the line but failed to get enough wood behind it. The ball ballooned in the air and Abdulla settled underneath it to grab the catch near the cow corner fence. A four-fer for Sunil Narine and he now becomes the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Smiles all around in the Kolkata dug out and the players exchange pleasantries in the middle. 108/10

Munaf Patel is the last batsman in. 33 needed off 6 balls! Narine to bowl...

18.6 L Balaji to L Malinga, OUT! Another one perished in the deep and the Kolkata dug out is ecstatic. Balaji follows the batsman with a short delivery, Malinga hops back to power it over long on but fails to get enough distance behind his shot. Tiwary completes a simple take! 108/9

18.5 L Balaji to L Malinga, Short of a length delivery on off at 129.1 kph, a swing and a miss for Malinga. 108/8

18.4 L Balaji to RP Singh, Fetches a slower ball bouncer from outside off and drags it to deep square leg for a single. 108/8

18.3 L Balaji to L Malinga, Strikes and strikes hard. A length delivery outside off, slapped to long off for one. 107/8

18.2 L Balaji to RP Singh, A touch short in length on off, RP tries to pull it across the line but it comes off the shoulder of the bat and loops in the air. It falls in front of point and they cross. 106/8

18.1 L Balaji to RP Singh, Short delivery outside off, RP hits it back to the bowler. 36 off 11! 105/8

Balaji is back on.

17.6 S Narine to RP Singh, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 105/8

RP Singh is the new batsman.

17.5 S Narine to R Sharma, OUT! Probably, the last nail in the coffin for Mumbai as Sharma takes a long walk back. A quicker off-spinner on off at 90.3 kph, Rohit attempts to flick it across the line but closes the face of the bat early. It balloons in the air off the leading edge and McCullum sprints forward to complete the catch with a valiant dive. 104/8

17.4 S Narine to L Malinga, Heaves a length delivery to the on side for one. 104/7

17.3 S Narine to L Malinga, SIX! Dropped near the fence! A fuller length delivery on middle, Malinga got down the track and launched it over the bowler's head. Das ran across to his right from long on, settled underneath it but failed to snap it. The ball hit his palms and dropped beyond the ropes. 103/7

17.2 S Narine to L Malinga, Slow loopy delivery on off, a wrong 'un again, Malinga pushes inside the line and misses. 97/7

Lasith Malinga strides out to the middle.

17.1 S Narine to H Singh, OUT! Mumbai are throwing it away and this game has just turned on its head. Wrong 'un outside off, Harbhajan tries to clear long on but fails to get enough power behind it. An easy catch for Tiwary in the deep. 44 needed off 17 and Rohit is Mumbai's last hope! 97/7

16.6 J Kallis to H Singh, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to long off. 97/6

Harbhajan Singh comes out to the middle to face the hat-trick ball.

16.5 J Kallis to D Smith, OUT! That is plumb in front! Lovely delivery, landed on a length around off and nipped back in to beat the defense of the batsman. It rapped Smith on the pads and the finger went up after the LBW appeal. Kolkata on top and Mumbai are staring down the barrel. 96/6

Dwayne Smith walks out to the middle.

16.4 J Kallis to K Pollard, OUT! The big fish departs and Mumbai suffer a big setback! Kallis hurls in a slower ball bouncer on off, Pollard attempts to hook it across the line and gets a feather behind. McCullum completes the formalities and Mumbai are five down for 96, needed 45 more off 20! 96/5

16.3 J Kallis to R Sharma, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 96/4

16.2 J Kallis to R Sharma, FOUR! Lazy elegance! A fractionally over-pitched delivery around off, Rohit took his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and timed his drive to perfection. It scoots away to the wide long off fence. Classy! 95/4

16.1 J Kallis to K Pollard, Goes back and tries to heave a full toss across the line. He gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls in front of the keeper. They take a brisk single. 91/4

15.6 Al Hasan to K Pollard, Full toss, heaved behind square leg for a single. 90/4

15.5 Al Hasan to K Pollard, Appeal for a run out! Safe! A fullish delivery outside off, Pollard drills it through covers and sprints back for the second run. The throw comes in towards the striker's end and the bails are dislodged. But the West Indian is too quick and has made it comfortably inside the crease. The replays confirm the same and NOT OUT flashes on the giant screen, much to the delight of the home crowd. 89/4

15.4 Al Hasan to K Pollard, FOUR! Charges down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket to find the boundary. 87/4

Kieron Pollard arrives at the crease.

15.3 Al Hasan to A Rayudu, OUT! Stumping! Rayudu departs and Mumbai are in deep trouble now. Shakib sees the batsman advancing down the track and fires a fuller length delivery outside off at 96.6 kph. Rayudu fails to put bat on ball and McCullum removes the bails in a flash. Mumbai four down for 83 and need 58 off 27! 83/4

15.2 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Clips it off his pads to the on side for one. 83/3

15.1 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery outside off, Rohit tries to drive it and gets an outside edge. Balaji makes a mess out of simple stopping chance at short third man and they pinch a couple. In fact there was a run out chance but the throw was poor and McCullum didn't realize it also. 82/3

Shakib to bowl his final over.

14.6 J Kallis to A Rayudu, Fuller on middle, driven straight to covers. Brilliant over, three runs off it! 80/3

14.5 J Kallis to A Rayudu, Full toss, Rayudu forces it to long on for a single. Abdulla fumbles in the deep and it allows the batsmen to take one more. 80/3

14.4 J Kallis to R Sharma, Finally manages to find the gap and gets a single towards long off. 78/3

14.3 J Kallis to R Sharma, Three dot balls. Outside off, cut straight to point. Pressure building and the crowd is getting restless. 77/3

14.2 J Kallis to R Sharma, Again a full length delivery, Rohit hits it across the line and mid-wicket does well to run across to his left and to make the stop. 77/3

14.1 J Kallis to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 77/3

Kallis is back on.

Time out! Mumbai need 64 more to win off 36 balls. Once again it promises to be a tight finish.

13.6 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Serves a full toss at 96.0 kph, Rayudu hammers it uppishly back to the bowler but Abdulla fails to hold on to the chance. 77/3

13.5 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 77/3

13.4 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Bunts towards the mid off region. One run added to the total. 76/3

13.3 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, SIX! Rayudu wears his skates to reach to the pitch of the delivery and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. He is just carrying the confidence from the last game where he made 80 odd runs to steer his side home. 75/3

13.2 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 69/3

13.1 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Gets forward and strokes it to long on for one. 68/3

12.6 L Balaji to A Rayudu, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 67/3

Ambati Rayudu is the next batsman in.

12.5 L Balaji to D Karthik, OUT! Karthik tries to break the shackles but has lost his wicket in the process. Short delivery on middle and leg at 109 kph, Karthik swivels on the back foot to pull it across the line but strokes it straight down the throat of Pathan at fine leg. Mumbai three down for 66 and need 75 more for a win off 43 balls. 66/3

12.4 L Balaji to R Sharma, Angles in a length delivery, Rohit fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. It rolls to short third man and they steal a leg bye. 66/2

12.3 L Balaji to D Karthik, Fires in a fuller length delivery, DK tries to flick it and gets a leading edge right through the gap at covers. One run added to the total. 65/2

12.2 L Balaji to D Karthik, Back of a length delivery on off, Karthik advances down the track and taps it in front of point. 64/2

12.2 L Balaji to D Karthik, Slower bouncer outside off, DK tries to hit it over point but misses. It is called as a WIDE! 64/2

12.1 L Balaji to D Karthik, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 63/2

Balaji is back on.

11.6 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 63/2

11.5 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Turns it off his pads to the leg side for one. 63/2

11.4 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 62/2

11.3 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Flashes his blade outside off and runs it off the bottom edge to third man. One run added to the total. 61/2

11.2 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Quicker one, sliding down the leg side, Karthik fails to work it across the line and misses. 60/2

11.1 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Karthik has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 60/2

Rohit Sharma arrives at the crease. Last time he played against Kolkata, he hammered a century.

10.6 S Narine to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Tendulkar was struggling to pick him and now he is undone by an off-spinner. Tossed up delivery outside off at 91 kph, Tendulkar stayed rooted inside the crease, probably anticipating it to spin the other way. After watching the ball coming into him, SRT attempted to block it but it beat his defense, kissed his pads and disturbed the stumps. Massive success for Kolkata, 81 needed off 54! 60/2

10.5 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Off-spinner curling into the batsman, SRT tries to defend it off his front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 60/1

10.4 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on off, pushed to point. 60/1

10.3 S Narine to D Karthik, A touch short, pulled across the line for a single. 60/1

10.2 S Narine to D Karthik, Short outside off, Karthik fails to cut it. 59/1

10.1 S Narine to D Karthik, Wrong 'un outside off, DK doesn't pick it, pushes inside the line and misses. 59/1

9.6 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Short and pulled in the gap on the leg side for a single. End of 10 overs, Mumbai need 82 off 60! 59/1

9.5 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Premeditates a paddle shot and guides it wide of short fine leg for a run. 58/1

9.4 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Gets down the track and plays it with an inside edge to mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 57/1

9.3 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Goes back and punches it to the off side. The fielder fumbles at covers but no run conceded. 56/1

9.2 Al Hasan to D Karthik, FOUR! Boom! A long hop served on the off stump line, Karthik got deep into the crease and pulled it firmly through the gap at mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep failed to stop it with a dive and Mumbai fetch one more boundary. 56/1

9.1 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Flights it on middle and off, Karthik defends it from the crease. 52/1

Shakib is back on.

Time out!

8.6 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Misfield! Length delivery outside off, SRT opens the face late and guides it past point. Narine has it covered in the deep but fumbles while picking it up and concedes a boundary. 13 runs off the over! 52/1

8.5 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Gets forward and drills it through covers for a couple. 48/1

8.4 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 46/1

8.3 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, SIX! Innovation at its very best. You have seen Tendulkar driving elegantly straight down the track, this time the master got back and cut it off the outside edge, mind you, deliberately and lofted it straight back over the keeper's head for a maximum. One of the shortest sixes on the radar but doesn't matter. You get same value for one going miles into the stands and for one just clearing the ropes. 46/1

8.2 J Kallis to D Karthik, Short of a length delivery on middle and leg at 130.5 kph, Karthik pulls it to long leg for one. 40/1

8.1 J Kallis to D Karthik, Looks to defend but gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 39/1

7.6 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Pushes it to covers and crosses. Good over, just 4 off it! 39/1

7.5 I Abdulla to D Karthik, A touch short on off, Karthik cuts it off his back foot but finds point. Loses the control of his bat and it slips off his hands near the pitch. 38/1

7.4 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Bowls it on the shorter side, outside off, SRT slaps it to covers where the fielder fumbles and they cross. 38/1

7.3 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Turns it off his pads through square leg for a single. 37/1

7.2 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Too full in length drifting down the leg side, Karthik tries to flick it but misses. 36/1

7.1 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on off, Tendulkar shuffled across a bit and clipped it to square leg for one. 36/1

6.6 J Kallis to D Karthik, Stays back and punches it to covers. Dot ball to end the over. 35/1

6.5 J Kallis to D Karthik, Looks to force it through the line and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 35/1

6.4 J Kallis to D Karthik, FOUR! Last one was Shriek, this one is Cinderella! Karthik skips down the track and flicks it with panache past mid on for a boundary. Pure timing! 35/1

6.3 J Kallis to D Karthik, FOUR! Hammered away! Kallis bowls it short in length outside off, Karthik gets into the position early and pulls it off his front foot past mid on for a boundary. 31/1

6.2 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Back of a length delivery outside off, Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 27/1

6.1 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 26/1

Dinesh Karthik comes out to the middle at number 3. Jacques Kallis into the attack as well.

5.6 I Abdulla to H Gibbs, OUT! Plumb LBW! Tossed up delivery on middle, Gibbs tried to sweep it across the line but missed and was hit flush on the pads. They appealed and the umpire raised his finger. Gibbs is not happy with the decision but he has to walk back. Mumbai one down for 26 and this also ends the Powerplay Overs! 26/1

5.5 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Goes back and punches it to mid on for one. 26/0

5.4 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Is hurried up there and punches it somehow to mid on. 25/0

5.3 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Hits it across the line and finds mid-wicket. 25/0

5.2 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Lovely shot! A full floated delivery drifting into the batsman, Tendulkar shows his dancing feet initially to confuse the bowler and then sits down on one knee to sweep it over square leg. 25/0

5.1 I Abdulla to H Gibbs, Flatter delivery down the leg side, Gibbs helps it to mid-wicket for one. 21/0

Iqbal Abdulla into the attack.

4.6 S Narine to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Whack! Narine pulls his length back and serves a short delivery outside off at 88.8 kph, Tendulkar is quick to spot the length and slaps it through covers for a boundary. 20/0

4.5 S Narine to H Gibbs, Flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 16/0

4.4 S Narine to H Gibbs, Dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 15/0

4.3 S Narine to H Gibbs, Tries to sweep it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW but the impact was well outside off. 15/0

4.2 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Quickish delivery, angling in and spinning away after pitching. Tendulkar tries to play it late but misses and it brushes his pads on its way to short third man. They cross and it is signalled as a run. 15/0

4.1 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Tendulkar tries to flick it but misses. 14/0

Sunil Narine introduced into the attack. SRT to face!

3.6 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Ticks it off his pads to the on side for one. 14/0

3.5 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Five runs! Quicker delivery on off, Gibbs tries to defend it off his front foot and gets an inside edge. It goes to short fine leg and they cross for a single. Balaji has a shy at the non-striker's end with a horrible throw and the man backing it up in the deep fumbles. The ball crosses the ropes at long off. Shakib is standing with his hands on his hips. 13/0

3.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Once again Gibbs defends it off his front foot. 8/0

3.3 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Flighted ball fired into the batsman, Gibbs made room for a drive through the off side but played it with an inside edge to mid on. 8/0

3.2 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 8/0

3.1 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Fuller length delivery on middle, Gibbs hopped back and defended it to the bowler. 8/0

2.6 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. Good start for Kolkata! 8/0

2.5 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Full length delivery on off, Tendulkar pushes it with an angled bat to point. 8/0

2.4 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Stays back and defends it watchfully. 8/0

2.3 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Slower bouncer, on off, pulled to the on side for one. 8/0

2.2 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Gibbs riding on his luck there. Back of a length delivery on off, slower in pace too. Gibbs advances down the track and has to check his shot. He ends up chipping it in the air and it goes on a bounce to Shakib at covers. Gibbs was looking for a run and the fielder missed his shy at the striker's end. Had that hit, the South African was gone for all money. So, both openers have a lucky escape now! 7/0

2.1 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Outside off, Gibbs flashes his blade aimlessly and misses. 7/0

1.6 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Howzzat? An arm ball, landed outside off and skidded on with the angle. Tendulkar got forward for defense but missed and was hit on the pads. They appealed but the umpire shook his head. Boy, that looked plumb to the naked eyes and Shakib is not happy with the decision. 7/0

Huge roar from the crowd now as SRT comes on strike!

1.5 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Flatter delivery, skidding down the leg side, Gibbs taps it to mid-wicket and crosses. 7/0

1.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 6/0

1.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Wide! Down the leg side, Gibbs attempts to sweep and misses. 6/0

1.3 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Bowls it slower through the air and it drifts into the batsman, Gibbs defends it by stretching forward. 5/0

1.2 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Quicker one, on off, defended to covers. 5/0

1.1 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Angles in a slower delivery, Gibbs gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. 5/0

Shakib Al Hasan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Balaji to H Gibbs, This one cuts back into the batsman from a length outside off. Gibbs is cramped up for room and is hit on the thigh pad. It squirts towards point and they cross for a leg bye. 5/0

0.5 L Balaji to H Gibbs, A touch short in length outside off, Gibbs stays back and punches it to cover-point. No run. 4/0

0.4 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Another play and a miss outside off for Gibbs. 4/0

0.3 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Excellent delivery, fuller in length outside off at 130.8 kph and nips away after hitting the deck. Gibbs with no footwork pushes inside the line and misses. 4/0

0.2 L Balaji to H Gibbs, FOUR! Gibbs reaches out for a length delivery wide outside off and steers it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. The crowd erupts as Mumbai are off the mark! 4/0

0.1 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Full length delivery on off, Gibbs gets on the front foot and defends. 0/0

Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

Right then, that is all we have for this game. Tomorrow is a double-header and we look forward to your company at 1600 IST. Until next time, it's good bye and cheers!!

Sunil Narine is the obvious choice for the Man of the Match award. He is satisfied with his performance and says that he is having a dream run. But also adds that he needs to keep on working hard.

Chasing a modest total, Mumbai got off to a sensible start but then lost the plot in the middle overs. The recent sensation, Sunil Narine got stuck into the famed Mumbai batting line-up and completely dismantled it with his variations. All credit to the Kolkata bowlers for defending a below par total on a good batting wicket.

A comprehensive win in the end for Kolkata! A victory by a big margin and it will surely boost their run-rate in the points table. Courtesy this win, Kolkata jump to the second spot in the table with 19 points, swapping positions with Mumbai, who are now placed third.

19.1 S Narine to RP Singh, OUT! Kolkata win by 32 runs! Flighted delivery on middle at 90.4 kph, RP tried to heave it across the line but failed to get enough wood behind it. The ball ballooned in the air and Abdulla settled underneath it to grab the catch near the cow corner fence. A four-fer for Sunil Narine and he now becomes the leading wicket-taker of the tournament. Smiles all around in the Kolkata dug out and the players exchange pleasantries in the middle. 108/10

Kolkata have put on a decent total on the board. However, it is not a winning one, they can surely fight with it. A couple of wickets upfront, which included a fortunate one of McCullum and Kolkata's innings never recovered after it. Tiwary played a responsible knock and a few lusty hits towards the end helped them to touch 140. The Mumbai bowling was top class and now the onus is on the batters to scale down the required runs. Join us in a while...

19.6 RP Singh to S Narine, Back of a length delivery wide outside off at 139.5 kph, Narine shuffles across and attempts to heave it over the off side. Fails to make any contact and Kolkata finish on 140/7! 140/7

19.5 RP Singh to S Narine, Just outside off, on a length, Narine tries to heave it across the line and misses. 140/7

19.4 RP Singh to S Narine, FOUR! Edgy but effective! Length delivery again on middle and off, Narine swings hard and gets an outside edge to the third man fence. 140/7

19.3 RP Singh to S Narine, A touch short in length around off, Narine tries to turn it to the leg side but misses. Dot ball is like a gold dust! 136/7

19.2 RP Singh to Y Pathan, Fullish length delivery on middle, drilled through mid on for one. 136/7

19.1 RP Singh to Y Pathan, Full length delivery on the leg stump line, Pathan tries to flick it but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball travels to deep square leg and they attempt to take the second leg bye. The throw is at the striker's end, bails are removed but Pathan just manages to plant his bat inside the line. Third umpire confirms the same. 135/7

Munaf Patel to start off with the proceedings. A slip in place and the keeper is standing up to the stumps. Play, says the umpire and here we go...

Right then, we are all set to get underway. The men concerned are out in the middle. Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum are the openers for Kolkata. They have been providing good starts and once again would look to lay a solid platform today.

"going by roar of approval at his name being announced, Malinga may have usurped Tendulkar as Mumbai's favourite" tweets Ayaz Memon.

Kolkata - Gautam Gambhir, Brendon McCullum, Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Debabrata Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Rajat Bhatia, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla.

Mumbai - Sachin Tendulkar, Herschelle Gibbs, Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Smith, Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh, Lasith Malinga, Munaf Patel.

This is Mumbai's last match of the season on home turf and the hosts would definitely like to treat the spectators with a victory. The news out from the middle is that Harbhajan Singh has won the toss and MUMBAI WILL FIELD! They are going in with an unchanged XI, while Gambhir informs that they have roped in Shakib Al Hasan and Iqbal Abdulla in place of Marchant de Lange and Laxmi Shukla.

Hello and a warm welcome to all our viewers for Match 65 of the Indian T20 League between Mumbai and Kolkata at the Wankhede Stadium. Important game for both sides as a win here for the hosts will secure a place for them in the playoffs, while a loss here for Kolkata will hurt their chances of making it to the last four. It promises to be a mouth-watering clash between these two heavyweights. Sit back and enjoy the commentary...

Munaf Patel is the last batsman in. 33 needed off 6 balls! Narine to bowl...

18.6 L Balaji to L Malinga, OUT! Another one perished in the deep and the Kolkata dug out is ecstatic. Balaji follows the batsman with a short delivery, Malinga hops back to power it over long on but fails to get enough distance behind his shot. Tiwary completes a simple take! 108/9

18.5 L Balaji to L Malinga, Short of a length delivery on off at 129.1 kph, a swing and a miss for Malinga. 108/8

18.4 L Balaji to RP Singh, Fetches a slower ball bouncer from outside off and drags it to deep square leg for a single. 108/8

18.3 L Balaji to L Malinga, Strikes and strikes hard. A length delivery outside off, slapped to long off for one. 107/8

18.2 L Balaji to RP Singh, A touch short in length on off, RP tries to pull it across the line but it comes off the shoulder of the bat and loops in the air. It falls in front of point and they cross. 106/8

18.1 L Balaji to RP Singh, Short delivery outside off, RP hits it back to the bowler. 36 off 11! 105/8

18.6 L Malinga to S Narine, FOUR! Super stuff from Narine! A yorker length delivery outside off, Narine squeezes it out and squirts it past point for a bounce. Nice placement from the West Indian! 133/7

18.6 L Malinga to S Narine, Wide! Down the leg side. 129/7

18.5 L Malinga to Y Pathan, Another slow delivery at 126.9 kph, outside off, Pathan is once again beaten by the pace, somehow pushes it to covers for a run. 128/7

18.4 L Malinga to Y Pathan, Malinga completely outfoxes the batsman with a slower delivery. It is bowled at 124.6 kph, Pathan swings his blade and misses. 127/7

18.3 L Malinga to S Narine, Pacey delivery, full in length on middle at 142.8 kph, Narine tries to flick it but it comes off the outside edge and travels to third man. A single. 127/7

18.2 L Malinga to Y Pathan, Defends it to the off side and crosses. 126/7

18.1 L Malinga to R Bhatia, OUT! A terrific catch by Karthik! Slower delivery, full in length on middle at 122.1 kph, Bhatia tries to heave it through mid-wicket and gets a top edge. It goes high up in the air, RP settles underneath it at short fine leg but Karthik covers good ground and takes the catch in front of Singh. RP is not amused and is standing there with no emotions on his face. 125/7

Balaji is back on.

17.6 S Narine to RP Singh, Flicks it off his pads to the on side for one. 105/8

RP Singh is the new batsman.

17.5 S Narine to R Sharma, OUT! Probably, the last nail in the coffin for Mumbai as Sharma takes a long walk back. A quicker off-spinner on off at 90.3 kph, Rohit attempts to flick it across the line but closes the face of the bat early. It balloons in the air off the leading edge and McCullum sprints forward to complete the catch with a valiant dive. 104/8

17.4 S Narine to L Malinga, Heaves a length delivery to the on side for one. 104/7

17.3 S Narine to L Malinga, SIX! Dropped near the fence! A fuller length delivery on middle, Malinga got down the track and launched it over the bowler's head. Das ran across to his right from long on, settled underneath it but failed to snap it. The ball hit his palms and dropped beyond the ropes. 103/7

17.2 S Narine to L Malinga, Slow loopy delivery on off, a wrong 'un again, Malinga pushes inside the line and misses. 97/7

Lasith Malinga strides out to the middle.

17.1 S Narine to H Singh, OUT! Mumbai are throwing it away and this game has just turned on its head. Wrong 'un outside off, Harbhajan tries to clear long on but fails to get enough power behind it. An easy catch for Tiwary in the deep. 44 needed off 17 and Rohit is Mumbai's last hope! 97/7

17.6 RP Singh to Y Pathan, 13 off the over! Pathan this time strides forward and eases it to long off for two. 125/6

17.5 RP Singh to R Bhatia, Bhatia gets on the front foot and drives it to long on for a single. 123/6

17.5 RP Singh to R Bhatia, Wide! Cricket is a funny old game, isn't it? RP slides down the leg side. He is feeling the heat now. 122/6

17.4 RP Singh to R Bhatia, FOUR! A fuller length delivery on off, Bhatia leans forward and chips it just over Tendulkar at covers for a boundary. 121/6

17.4 RP Singh to Y Pathan, Out! NO IT IS A NO BALL! AND THE NEXT BALL WILL BE A FREE HIT! RP angles in a fuller length delivery on and around off. Pathan clears his front leg for a heave across the line and gets a top edge. Pollard runs back from point and completes the catch. The umpire checks it upstairs for a no-ball and RP has over-stepped. Pathan survives! Bhatia will face the free hit ball. 117/6

17.3 RP Singh to Y Pathan, Shortish delivery around off at 129.1 kph, Pathan is early with his pull shot and hence misses. 115/6

17.2 RP Singh to Y Pathan, A touch short in length on off at 133.9 kph, Pathan pulls it through mid-wicket. Harbhajan and Rohit work as a tag team in the deep and save a couple. 115/6

17.1 RP Singh to R Bhatia, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Bhatia guides it to third man for one. 113/6

16.6 J Kallis to H Singh, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to long off. 97/6

Harbhajan Singh comes out to the middle to face the hat-trick ball.

16.5 J Kallis to D Smith, OUT! That is plumb in front! Lovely delivery, landed on a length around off and nipped back in to beat the defense of the batsman. It rapped Smith on the pads and the finger went up after the LBW appeal. Kolkata on top and Mumbai are staring down the barrel. 96/6

Dwayne Smith walks out to the middle.

16.4 J Kallis to K Pollard, OUT! The big fish departs and Mumbai suffer a big setback! Kallis hurls in a slower ball bouncer on off, Pollard attempts to hook it across the line and gets a feather behind. McCullum completes the formalities and Mumbai are five down for 96, needed 45 more off 20! 96/5

16.3 J Kallis to R Sharma, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 96/4

16.2 J Kallis to R Sharma, FOUR! Lazy elegance! A fractionally over-pitched delivery around off, Rohit took his front foot to the pitch of the delivery and timed his drive to perfection. It scoots away to the wide long off fence. Classy! 95/4

16.1 J Kallis to K Pollard, Goes back and tries to heave a full toss across the line. He gets an inside edge onto the pads and it rolls in front of the keeper. They take a brisk single. 91/4

RP Singh comes back as well.

16.6 L Malinga to Y Pathan, FOUR! Productive over for Kolkata, 12 runs off it! Another short delivery on middle at 137 kph, Pathan wheels a pull shot and it flies off the top edge over the keeper's head for a boundary behind the stumps. 112/6

16.5 L Malinga to Y Pathan, Serves a lovely short delivery, on and around off at 140.0 kph, Pathan sways away from the line. 108/6

16.4 L Malinga to R Bhatia, A full-blooded yorker, right in the blockhole at 143 kph, Bhatia just managed to dig it out. They pick up a single. 108/6

16.3 L Malinga to R Bhatia, FOUR! Malinga fires in a fuller length delivery, down the leg side, Bhatia tries to flick it but misses and it brushes his boot on its way to the fine leg fence. The umpire didn't spot that and gave it as runs. 107/6

16.2 L Malinga to Y Pathan, Hurls in a slower delivery, full in length and on the pads at 120 kph, Bhatia eases it to long on for one. 103/6

16.1 L Malinga to R Bhatia, Fierce delivery, full and around off, Pathan taps it in front of point for a single. 102/6

16.1 L Malinga to R Bhatia, Wide! Fullish length delivery drifting down the leg side. 101/6

15.6 Al Hasan to K Pollard, Full toss, heaved behind square leg for a single. 90/4

15.5 Al Hasan to K Pollard, Appeal for a run out! Safe! A fullish delivery outside off, Pollard drills it through covers and sprints back for the second run. The throw comes in towards the striker's end and the bails are dislodged. But the West Indian is too quick and has made it comfortably inside the crease. The replays confirm the same and NOT OUT flashes on the giant screen, much to the delight of the home crowd. 89/4

15.4 Al Hasan to K Pollard, FOUR! Charges down the track and hammers it over mid-wicket to find the boundary. 87/4

Kieron Pollard arrives at the crease.

15.3 Al Hasan to A Rayudu, OUT! Stumping! Rayudu departs and Mumbai are in deep trouble now. Shakib sees the batsman advancing down the track and fires a fuller length delivery outside off at 96.6 kph. Rayudu fails to put bat on ball and McCullum removes the bails in a flash. Mumbai four down for 83 and need 58 off 27! 83/4

15.2 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Clips it off his pads to the on side for one. 83/3

15.1 Al Hasan to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery outside off, Rohit tries to drive it and gets an outside edge. Balaji makes a mess out of simple stopping chance at short third man and they pinch a couple. In fact there was a run out chance but the throw was poor and McCullum didn't realize it also. 82/3

Lasith Malinga is back on for his final spell. He has two more overs left.

Time out!

15.6 D Smith to Y Pathan, A touch short in length on middle at 127.6 kph, Pathan pulls it but once again finds Harbhajan at mid-wicket. 100/6

15.5 D Smith to Y Pathan, FOUR! Throws his bat at a length delivery outside off and gets a bottom edge. It races away to the third man fence. 100/6

Rajat Bhatia comes out to the middle.

15.4 D Smith to Y Pathan, OUT! Suicidal run out! Length delivery on middle, Pathan pulls it straight to Harbhajan at mid-wicket and his partner runs mid-way down searching for a run. Das is sent back quickly but Bhajji parries it to the bowler who breaks the stumps in a flash. It is confirmed upstairs and Kolkata lose another wicket. 96/6

15.3 D Smith to Y Pathan, Tries to help it to the on side but misses and is hit on the thigh pad. 96/5

15.2 D Smith to D Das, Das is hurried up by the pace of the bowler and somehow taps it to mid-wicket for a single. 96/5

15.1 D Smith to Y Pathan, Slower delivery, angled into the batsman, Pathan closed the face early and got a top edge to third man for a single. 95/5

Shakib to bowl his final over.

14.6 J Kallis to A Rayudu, Fuller on middle, driven straight to covers. Brilliant over, three runs off it! 80/3

14.5 J Kallis to A Rayudu, Full toss, Rayudu forces it to long on for a single. Abdulla fumbles in the deep and it allows the batsmen to take one more. 80/3

14.4 J Kallis to R Sharma, Finally manages to find the gap and gets a single towards long off. 78/3

14.3 J Kallis to R Sharma, Three dot balls. Outside off, cut straight to point. Pressure building and the crowd is getting restless. 77/3

14.2 J Kallis to R Sharma, Again a full length delivery, Rohit hits it across the line and mid-wicket does well to run across to his left and to make the stop. 77/3

14.1 J Kallis to R Sharma, Fuller length delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 77/3

14.6 M Patel to D Das, Attempts to pull a short delivery across the line but misses. Fine over, three runs and a wicket off it! 94/5

14.5 M Patel to Y Pathan, Ticks it off his pads and takes a run. 94/5

14.4 M Patel to Y Pathan, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 93/5

14.3 M Patel to D Das, Glides it to third man and gets a single. 93/5

14.2 M Patel to Y Pathan, Driven towards the mid off region. They pick up a single. 92/5

Debabrata Das is the new batsman.

14.1 M Patel to M Tiwary, OUT! Gets a wicket straightaway. Big wicket here for Mumbai. Munaf lands it on a length outside off and Tiwary tries to go down town but completely miscues it high in the air towards long off. Malinga settles underneath it and completes the catch easily. Nice knock by Tiwary but his side needed more. Kolkata 91/5! 91/5

Kallis is back on.

Time out! Mumbai need 64 more to win off 36 balls. Once again it promises to be a tight finish.

13.6 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Serves a full toss at 96.0 kph, Rayudu hammers it uppishly back to the bowler but Abdulla fails to hold on to the chance. 77/3

13.5 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Turns it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 77/3

13.4 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Bunts towards the mid off region. One run added to the total. 76/3

13.3 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, SIX! Rayudu wears his skates to reach to the pitch of the delivery and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. He is just carrying the confidence from the last game where he made 80 odd runs to steer his side home. 75/3

13.2 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Driven through mid on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 69/3

13.1 I Abdulla to A Rayudu, Gets forward and strokes it to long on for one. 68/3

Munaf Patel comes back into the attack.

13.6 D Smith to M Tiwary, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 91/4

13.5 D Smith to M Tiwary, Good length delivery on off at 125.2 kph, Tiwary tries to hit it through the line but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 90/4

13.4 D Smith to M Tiwary, Tries to be cheeky and attempts to run it down. He misses it completely as it goes inches close past his bat. 90/4

13.3 D Smith to Y Pathan, Outside off, slapped to third man for one. 90/4

Out of form, Yusuf Pathan strides out to the middle. Can he come good with the bat today? His team needs him!

13.2 D Smith to Al Hasan, OUT! Another one bowled! Poor shot selection by Shakib and he is frustrated with himself. Length delivery on middle at 116 kph, Shakib attempts to heave it across the line but gets a massive bottom edge onto the leg stump. Kolkata four down for 89! 89/4

13.1 D Smith to Al Hasan, Down the leg side, it clips the pads of the batsman and squirts to fine leg. They take a couple of leg byes. 89/3

12.6 L Balaji to A Rayudu, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 67/3

Ambati Rayudu is the next batsman in.

12.5 L Balaji to D Karthik, OUT! Karthik tries to break the shackles but has lost his wicket in the process. Short delivery on middle and leg at 109 kph, Karthik swivels on the back foot to pull it across the line but strokes it straight down the throat of Pathan at fine leg. Mumbai three down for 66 and need 75 more for a win off 43 balls. 66/3

12.4 L Balaji to R Sharma, Angles in a length delivery, Rohit fails to flick it and is hit on the pads. It rolls to short third man and they steal a leg bye. 66/2

12.3 L Balaji to D Karthik, Fires in a fuller length delivery, DK tries to flick it and gets a leading edge right through the gap at covers. One run added to the total. 65/2

12.2 L Balaji to D Karthik, Back of a length delivery on off, Karthik advances down the track and taps it in front of point. 64/2

12.2 L Balaji to D Karthik, Slower bouncer outside off, DK tries to hit it over point but misses. It is called as a WIDE! 64/2

12.1 L Balaji to D Karthik, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 63/2

Dwayne Smith into the attack now.

12.6 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Excellent reply from the bowler, dishes out a lethal short delivery at 138.4 kph, Tiwary tries to hook it and misses. 87/3

12.5 L Malinga to M Tiwary, SIX! That's an achievement for a batsman against Malinga! The bowler serves a slower delivery on middle at 126.4 kph, Tiwary picks it early, gets inside the ball and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. 87/3

12.4 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Tiwary picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 81/3

12.3 L Malinga to Al Hasan, Short of a length delivery on the leg stump line at 136.8 kph, Shakib was late with his pull shot and got a little glove on it. The ball brushed the grill of the helmet and travelled to fine leg. A single. 81/3

12.2 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Bowls it slower through the air, full in length outside off at 123 kph, Tiwary picks it early and guides it to cover-point for one. 80/3

12.1 L Malinga to Al Hasan, Good length delivery on off, punched down the ground to long off. They pick up a single. 79/3

Balaji is back on.

11.6 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Driven towards the mid off region. No run. 63/2

11.5 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Turns it off his pads to the leg side for one. 63/2

11.4 I Abdulla to R Sharma, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 62/2

11.3 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Flashes his blade outside off and runs it off the bottom edge to third man. One run added to the total. 61/2

11.2 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Quicker one, sliding down the leg side, Karthik fails to work it across the line and misses. 60/2

11.1 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Karthik has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 60/2

Lasith Malinga is back for another spell.

11.6 H Singh to M Tiwary, SIX! 14 runs off the over and Kolkata are pressing the gas now. A slow loopy delivery on off, Tiwary advances down the track and hoists it over long on for a biggie. 78/3

11.5 H Singh to Al Hasan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 72/3

11.4 H Singh to Al Hasan, FOUR! Flatter delivery around off, Shakib camped back and cut it firmly to right of the point fielder. Smith stationed there only managed a few fingertips on it and parried it to the third man fence. 71/3

11.3 H Singh to M Tiwary, Flighted off-spinner on off, Tiwary tried to run it down but missed. It missed the off stump by a whisker as DK fumbled in his take. They steal a bye. 67/3

11.2 H Singh to Al Hasan, Quicker delivery on middle, Shakib went inside the crease and flicked it to mid-wicket for one. 66/3

11.1 H Singh to M Tiwary, Flicks it just wide off the catching mid-wicket, Gibbs, for a single. 65/3

Rohit Sharma arrives at the crease. Last time he played against Kolkata, he hammered a century.

10.6 S Narine to S Tendulkar, OUT! Castled! Tendulkar was struggling to pick him and now he is undone by an off-spinner. Tossed up delivery outside off at 91 kph, Tendulkar stayed rooted inside the crease, probably anticipating it to spin the other way. After watching the ball coming into him, SRT attempted to block it but it beat his defense, kissed his pads and disturbed the stumps. Massive success for Kolkata, 81 needed off 54! 60/2

10.5 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Off-spinner curling into the batsman, SRT tries to defend it off his front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 60/1

10.4 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on off, pushed to point. 60/1

10.3 S Narine to D Karthik, A touch short, pulled across the line for a single. 60/1

10.2 S Narine to D Karthik, Short outside off, Karthik fails to cut it. 59/1

10.1 S Narine to D Karthik, Wrong 'un outside off, DK doesn't pick it, pushes inside the line and misses. 59/1

10.6 K Pollard to Al Hasan, Fullish ball on off, driven back to the bowler. 64/3

10.6 K Pollard to Al Hasan, Wide! Length delivery down the leg side. 64/3

10.5 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Finally gets bat on ball and glides it to third man for a single. 63/3

10.4 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Once again a play and a miss for Tiwary outside his off stump. 62/3

10.3 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Outside off, Manoj tries to run it down but misses. 62/3

10.2 K Pollard to M Tiwary, FOUR! Slapped away! Pollard offers width outside off at 115.1 kph, Tiwary latches onto it and whacks it with a flat-bat through mid off. The fielder is up inside the circle and there is no stopping it. 62/3

10.1 K Pollard to M Tiwary, FOUR! Much needed boundary, however, it came off the inside edge. Length delivery served from wide of the crease at 121.5 kph, Tiwary tried to force it through the line and got an inside edge. It shaved past the leg stump into the fine leg boundary. 58/3

9.6 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Short and pulled in the gap on the leg side for a single. End of 10 overs, Mumbai need 82 off 60! 59/1

9.5 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Premeditates a paddle shot and guides it wide of short fine leg for a run. 58/1

9.4 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Gets down the track and plays it with an inside edge to mid-wicket. They pick up a single. 57/1

9.3 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Goes back and punches it to the off side. The fielder fumbles at covers but no run conceded. 56/1

9.2 Al Hasan to D Karthik, FOUR! Boom! A long hop served on the off stump line, Karthik got deep into the crease and pulled it firmly through the gap at mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep failed to stop it with a dive and Mumbai fetch one more boundary. 56/1

9.1 Al Hasan to D Karthik, Flights it on middle and off, Karthik defends it from the crease. 52/1

9.6 H Singh to Al Hasan, Leans forward and caresses it to mid-wicket. It is played with soft hands and they take two. Harbhajan chases it himself. 54/3

9.5 H Singh to M Tiwary, Works it off his pads to the on side and crosses. 52/3

9.4 H Singh to M Tiwary, Follows the batsman as he moves towards the leg side, lands it on leg stump and it spins further into him. Tiwary tries to pull it and misses. 51/3

9.3 H Singh to M Tiwary, A fuller length delivery outside off, Tiwary leans forward and drives it through covers for a couple. 51/3

9.2 H Singh to M Tiwary, Gets forward and defends it down. 49/3

9.1 H Singh to Al Hasan, Slow loopy delivery, drifting into the batsman, Shakib flicks it to short fine leg for one. 49/3

Shakib is back on.

Time out!

8.6 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Misfield! Length delivery outside off, SRT opens the face late and guides it past point. Narine has it covered in the deep but fumbles while picking it up and concedes a boundary. 13 runs off the over! 52/1

8.5 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Gets forward and drills it through covers for a couple. 48/1

8.4 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Tendulkar has done well to keep that yorker at bay. 46/1

8.3 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, SIX! Innovation at its very best. You have seen Tendulkar driving elegantly straight down the track, this time the master got back and cut it off the outside edge, mind you, deliberately and lofted it straight back over the keeper's head for a maximum. One of the shortest sixes on the radar but doesn't matter. You get same value for one going miles into the stands and for one just clearing the ropes. 46/1

8.2 J Kallis to D Karthik, Short of a length delivery on middle and leg at 130.5 kph, Karthik pulls it to long leg for one. 40/1

8.1 J Kallis to D Karthik, Looks to defend but gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 39/1

8.6 K Pollard to Al Hasan, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 48/3

8.5 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 47/3

8.5 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Wide! This one is sprayed down the leg side. 46/3

8.4 K Pollard to Al Hasan, Gets down the track, flashes his blade through the line and gets an outside edge to third man. A single to get off the mark. 45/3

Shakib Al Hasan comes out to the middle with Kolkata in a spot of bother.

8.3 K Pollard to G Gambhir, OUT! Bowled 'em! Straighter delivery, on middle and off at 109.3 kph, Gambhir rocks back to flick it across the line but misses due to the slowness of the ball and the off stump is pegged back. Kolkata have lost their third wicket. Pollard is all pumped up and jumps up in joy. Body blow for Kolkata! 44/3

8.2 K Pollard to G Gambhir, Cuts it extremely close to his body but finds point. 44/2

8.1 K Pollard to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and off, Gambhir makes room and pushes it to cover-point. 44/2

7.6 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Pushes it to covers and crosses. Good over, just 4 off it! 39/1

7.5 I Abdulla to D Karthik, A touch short on off, Karthik cuts it off his back foot but finds point. Loses the control of his bat and it slips off his hands near the pitch. 38/1

7.4 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Bowls it on the shorter side, outside off, SRT slaps it to covers where the fielder fumbles and they cross. 38/1

7.3 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Turns it off his pads through square leg for a single. 37/1

7.2 I Abdulla to D Karthik, Too full in length drifting down the leg side, Karthik tries to flick it but misses. 36/1

7.1 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Tossed up delivery on off, Tendulkar shuffled across a bit and clipped it to square leg for one. 36/1

Time out!

7.6 H Singh to G Gambhir, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 44/2

7.5 H Singh to M Tiwary, Turns it with the spin to mid-wicket for a run. 43/2

7.4 H Singh to G Gambhir, Once again a shade short in length on off, spinning away, Gambhir tries to slap it over point but the length is not quite there and he ends up cutting it in the air. It goes on a bounce to Tendulkar at short third man and they cross. 42/2

7.3 H Singh to M Tiwary, A touch short in length on off, pulled through mid-wicket for one. 41/2

7.2 H Singh to G Gambhir, Slow loopy off-spinner on middle, Gambhir tries to guide it to third man but misses and is thudded on the pads. They pick up a leg bye. 40/2

7.1 H Singh to M Tiwary, Jumps out of the crease and works it with the spin to deep square leg. They cross for a single. 39/2

6.6 J Kallis to D Karthik, Stays back and punches it to covers. Dot ball to end the over. 35/1

6.5 J Kallis to D Karthik, Looks to force it through the line and gets an inside edge onto the pads. 35/1

6.4 J Kallis to D Karthik, FOUR! Last one was Shriek, this one is Cinderella! Karthik skips down the track and flicks it with panache past mid on for a boundary. Pure timing! 35/1

6.3 J Kallis to D Karthik, FOUR! Hammered away! Kallis bowls it short in length outside off, Karthik gets into the position early and pulls it off his front foot past mid on for a boundary. 31/1

6.2 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Back of a length delivery outside off, Tendulkar opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single. 27/1

6.1 J Kallis to S Tendulkar, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 26/1

Harbhajan Singh introduces himself into the attack.

6.6 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Tickles a full length delivery in front of short fine leg for a run. 38/2

6.5 K Pollard to G Gambhir, Plays a lovely late cut to third man for one. 37/2

6.4 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Offers width outside off at 120.6 kph, Tiwary steers it to third man and collects a single. 36/2

6.3 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Angles in a full length delivery, Tiwary defends it off his front foot. 35/2

6.2 K Pollard to G Gambhir, Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, Gambhir stays back and glides it to third man for a run. 35/2

6.1 K Pollard to M Tiwary, A gentle delivery, on a length outside off, Tiwary guides it to third man for a single. 34/2

6.1 K Pollard to M Tiwary, Wide! Starts off with a fuller length delivery down the leg side. Manoj fails to work it off his pads. 33/2

Dinesh Karthik comes out to the middle at number 3. Jacques Kallis into the attack as well.

5.6 I Abdulla to H Gibbs, OUT! Plumb LBW! Tossed up delivery on middle, Gibbs tried to sweep it across the line but missed and was hit flush on the pads. They appealed and the umpire raised his finger. Gibbs is not happy with the decision but he has to walk back. Mumbai one down for 26 and this also ends the Powerplay Overs! 26/1

5.5 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Goes back and punches it to mid on for one. 26/0

5.4 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Is hurried up there and punches it somehow to mid on. 25/0

5.3 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, Hits it across the line and finds mid-wicket. 25/0

5.2 I Abdulla to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Lovely shot! A full floated delivery drifting into the batsman, Tendulkar shows his dancing feet initially to confuse the bowler and then sits down on one knee to sweep it over square leg. 25/0

5.1 I Abdulla to H Gibbs, Flatter delivery down the leg side, Gibbs helps it to mid-wicket for one. 21/0

Kieron Pollard comes into the attack.

5.6 M Patel to M Tiwary, Bowls it on the middle stump line, Tiwary hops back and pushes it in front of cover-point. They cross for a brisk single as Pollard misses the shy at the non-striker's end. End of the Powerplay Overs, Kolkata 32/2! 32/2

5.5 M Patel to M Tiwary, Good short ball, around off at 131.2 kph, Tiwary ducks under it. 31/2

5.4 M Patel to G Gambhir, Full length delivery on middle, at 134.1 kph, Gambhir works it off his pads to square leg for one. 31/2

5.3 M Patel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Smartly executed! Just a touch short in length around off at 134.1 kph, Gambhir steps forward, makes a late adjustment and guides it past short third man for a boundary. 30/2

5.2 M Patel to M Tiwary, Walks forward and across the stumps and helps it softly to the leg side for a single. 26/2

5.1 M Patel to M Tiwary, Length delivery put outside off, Tiwary camps back to pull it across the line but misses. 25/2

Iqbal Abdulla into the attack.

4.6 S Narine to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Whack! Narine pulls his length back and serves a short delivery outside off at 88.8 kph, Tendulkar is quick to spot the length and slaps it through covers for a boundary. 20/0

4.5 S Narine to H Gibbs, Flicks it off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 16/0

4.4 S Narine to H Gibbs, Dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 15/0

4.3 S Narine to H Gibbs, Tries to sweep it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal for an LBW but the impact was well outside off. 15/0

4.2 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Quickish delivery, angling in and spinning away after pitching. Tendulkar tries to play it late but misses and it brushes his pads on its way to short third man. They cross and it is signalled as a run. 15/0

4.1 S Narine to S Tendulkar, Quicker and flatter on middle and leg, Tendulkar tries to flick it but misses. 14/0

Change of ends for Munaf Patel.

4.6 L Malinga to M Tiwary, On the pads, nudged fine to the leg side for a single. 25/2

4.5 L Malinga to G Gambhir, Outside off, guided to third man for one. 24/2

4.4 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Malinga drops it short this time, on middle and leg line, Tiwary stands tall and taps it in front of square leg for one. Gambhir was outside the crease looking for yet another run and in the meanwhile Pollard kicked the ball with his right boot towards the striker's stumps. He misses the target and the replays show that had he hit, Gambhir was a goner. 23/2

4.3 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Back of a length delivery on off, Tiwary dabs it with an angled bat to Gibbs at point. 22/2

4.2 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Oohhh... another play and a miss by the batsman and Malinga flashes a smile. It was a touch fuller in length around off and nips away after pitching, Tiwary with no footwork pokes at it and gets beaten. 22/2

4.1 L Malinga to M Tiwary, Straightaway beats the edge. Good length delivery outside off, seaming away after landing, Tiwary pokes inside the line and misses. 22/2

Sunil Narine introduced into the attack. SRT to face!

3.6 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Ticks it off his pads to the on side for one. 14/0

3.5 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Five runs! Quicker delivery on off, Gibbs tries to defend it off his front foot and gets an inside edge. It goes to short fine leg and they cross for a single. Balaji has a shy at the non-striker's end with a horrible throw and the man backing it up in the deep fumbles. The ball crosses the ropes at long off. Shakib is standing with his hands on his hips. 13/0

3.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Once again Gibbs defends it off his front foot. 8/0

3.3 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Flighted ball fired into the batsman, Gibbs made room for a drive through the off side but played it with an inside edge to mid on. 8/0

3.2 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 8/0

3.1 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Fuller length delivery on middle, Gibbs hopped back and defended it to the bowler. 8/0

Lasith Malinga introduced into the attack.

3.6 RP Singh to G Gambhir, Shuffles across the stumps and ticks it off his pads to mid-wicket for a couple. 22/2

3.5 RP Singh to G Gambhir, Cuts a short delivery outside off but finds the fielder. 20/2

3.5 RP Singh to G Gambhir, Wide! Length delivery wide outside off, Gambhir leaves it alone. 20/2

3.4 RP Singh to G Gambhir, SIX! Would you believe it, Tendulkar has dropped a catch? It was a short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir flashes his blade through the line and it flies off the edge. Tendulkar at third man gets behind it but the ball pops out of his palms and drops beyond the ropes. 19/2

3.3 RP Singh to M Tiwary, Slants across a fuller length delivery, Manoj guides it it in front of first slip. Rohit Sharma has an unnecessary shy at the striker's end, misses the stumps and allows a run. 13/2

3.2 RP Singh to M Tiwary, Tiwary has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 12/2

3.1 RP Singh to M Tiwary, Superb delivery. RP is making the ball talk here. Angles across a length delivery, drawing the batsman forward but the ball holds its line and beats the inside part of the bat. 12/2

2.6 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. Good start for Kolkata! 8/0

2.5 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Full length delivery on off, Tendulkar pushes it with an angled bat to point. 8/0

2.4 L Balaji to S Tendulkar, Stays back and defends it watchfully. 8/0

2.3 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Slower bouncer, on off, pulled to the on side for one. 8/0

2.2 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Gibbs riding on his luck there. Back of a length delivery on off, slower in pace too. Gibbs advances down the track and has to check his shot. He ends up chipping it in the air and it goes on a bounce to Shakib at covers. Gibbs was looking for a run and the fielder missed his shy at the striker's end. Had that hit, the South African was gone for all money. So, both openers have a lucky escape now! 7/0

2.1 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Outside off, Gibbs flashes his blade aimlessly and misses. 7/0

2.6 M Patel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery around off, Gambhir heaves it across the line and gets an inside edge. It travels straight to square leg. Tidy over, just one off it! 12/2

2.5 M Patel to G Gambhir, Outside off, cut straight to point. Another dot ball, pressure mounting! 12/2

2.4 M Patel to G Gambhir, Dropped! Stump to stump line bowling by Munaf and he is not offering any room. Gambhir tries to make some room for himself but only manages to edge it behind. DK fails to snap it. 12/2

2.3 M Patel to G Gambhir, Oohhh.. risky shot! Length delivery on middle and off, Gambhir stays back and tries to glide it to third man. He is a tad late and it comes off the bottom edge. 12/2

2.2 M Patel to M Tiwary, Just a touch short in length and wide outside off, Tiwary steers it past point for a single. 12/2

2.1 M Patel to M Tiwary, Fuller length delivery on middle, flicked straight to mid-wicket. 11/2

1.6 Al Hasan to S Tendulkar, Howzzat? An arm ball, landed outside off and skidded on with the angle. Tendulkar got forward for defense but missed and was hit on the pads. They appealed but the umpire shook his head. Boy, that looked plumb to the naked eyes and Shakib is not happy with the decision. 7/0

Huge roar from the crowd now as SRT comes on strike!

1.5 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Flatter delivery, skidding down the leg side, Gibbs taps it to mid-wicket and crosses. 7/0

1.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 6/0

1.4 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Wide! Down the leg side, Gibbs attempts to sweep and misses. 6/0

1.3 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Bowls it slower through the air and it drifts into the batsman, Gibbs defends it by stretching forward. 5/0

1.2 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Quicker one, on off, defended to covers. 5/0

1.1 Al Hasan to H Gibbs, Angles in a slower delivery, Gibbs gets on the front foot and defends it to the off side. 5/0

1.6 RP Singh to G Gambhir, FOUR! Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Gambhir shuffles across a bit and helps it off his pads to the fine leg fence. The fielder was up inside the circle and had no chance of cutting it off. Excellent over, 5 runs and a couple of wickets off it! 11/2

1.5 RP Singh to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery pitched up to the batsman around off, Gambhir got forward and pushed it to mid off. 7/2

1.4 RP Singh to M Tiwary, Denies the hat-trick! RP angles across a length delivery which skids on with the angle, Tiwary guides it to third man for a single. 7/2

Manoj Tiwary arrives at the crease to face the hat-trick ball.

1.3 RP Singh to J Kallis, OUT! Castled! Ball of the league for me! RP 'Swing' has produced and excellent delivery. Lands it around off and it nips back in gently to beat the defense of Kallis. The off stump is disturbed and Kolkata suffer yet another loss. First one was fortunate for the bowler but this is sheer class. 6/2

Jacques Kallis is the new batsman.

1.2 RP Singh to B McCullum, OUT! LBW! Unfortunate for the batsman as he was way down the track but has to walk back as it is given by the umpire. A fuller length delivery on off, seaming back a bit after landing, McCullum advances down the track to flick it across the line but misses and is hit on the pads. They appeal and the finger goes straight up. 6/1

1.1 RP Singh to B McCullum, Lovely delivery, pitched around off and cut back in to cramp the batsman for room. McCullum somehow managed to hit it to point. 6/0

Shakib Al Hasan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 L Balaji to H Gibbs, This one cuts back into the batsman from a length outside off. Gibbs is cramped up for room and is hit on the thigh pad. It squirts towards point and they cross for a leg bye. 5/0

0.5 L Balaji to H Gibbs, A touch short in length outside off, Gibbs stays back and punches it to cover-point. No run. 4/0

0.4 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Another play and a miss outside off for Gibbs. 4/0

0.3 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Excellent delivery, fuller in length outside off at 130.8 kph and nips away after hitting the deck. Gibbs with no footwork pushes inside the line and misses. 4/0

0.2 L Balaji to H Gibbs, FOUR! Gibbs reaches out for a length delivery wide outside off and steers it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary. The crowd erupts as Mumbai are off the mark! 4/0

0.1 L Balaji to H Gibbs, Full length delivery on off, Gibbs gets on the front foot and defends. 0/0

RP Singh to share the new ball attack from the other end.

0.6 M Patel to B McCullum, Shortish ball outside off, McCullum tries to cut it through the line but gets a bottom edge to third man. A single to get off the mark. 6/0

0.5 M Patel to B McCullum, Good length delivery on off, McCullum stays back and runs it down in front of cover-point. Another dot ball. 5/0

0.4 M Patel to B McCullum, Angles in a full length delivery, McCullum covers the line and defends it down. 5/0

0.3 M Patel to G Gambhir, Outside off, this time it is dabbed to third man to get off strike. 5/0

0.2 M Patel to G Gambhir, A touch short in length around off, Gambhir attempts to cut it but gets a bottom edge. 4/0

0.1 M Patel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Silky! Munaf serves a juicy half-volley first up, on middle and off, Gambhir gets on the front foot and caresses it with elegance past the bowler for a boundary. What a superb start for Kolkata! 4/0

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