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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Newlands, Cape Town,, Date - 18/10/2012, Toss won by - Yorkshire
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Commentary (Mumbai Indians innings)

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The washout means that Sydney Sixers are officially through to the semis. Mumbai and Yorkshire will be disappointed that they missed out on full quota of points. If Lions win their next match, then both Yorkshire and Mumbai both won't reach the semis.

"Match 11. It's all over! No Result" tweeted the official site few minutes earlier!

The inevitable has taken place. Game 11 between Yorkshire and Mumbai has just been called off.

Update - 1930 local (1730 GMT) - The rain has eased out a bit. It is not pouring down but it is heavy enough to keep the covers on. Stay tuned for updates...

More and more covers come on to the ground. The umpires were contemplating about a re-start when suddenly, the drizzle picked up. Plenty of time left with a 30-minute extension provided.

Well it's on-off, on-off! It's pouring down again and the players are off!

17.5 A Rashid to M Johnson, Comes forward and pushes it to covers for a single. 156/6

17.4 A Rashid to K Pollard, Stays back and drills it past long off for a single. 155/6

17.3 A Rashid to K Pollard, Goes for heave again but gets an outside edge over short third man for a couple. 154/6

17.2 A Rashid to K Pollard, SIX! It's huge! Length delivery outside off, Pollard just launches it over long on fence for a thunderous maximum. 152/6

17.1 A Rashid to M Johnson, Goes back and pulls it to long on for a single. 146/6

We are back!

Scratch whatever I typed a few moments ago. Now the umpires feel that the drizzle is too heavy to carry on playing. Kieron Pollard wants to bat but the umpires say no. Back go the players then. Sigh...

Oh my... just as I typed that, it has started to drizzle again! But play is continuing as of now.

Good news! The rain has passed by and the players are back on to he field! But it is very, very dark out there. The forecast is not very good. Can the cricketing gods smile on us tonight and not repeat what happened yesterday?

The rain has got harder and the players are off. The ground staff is out with the covers.

16.6 S Patterson to M Johnson, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one. Oh boy! It's drizzling out in the middle! 145/6

16.5 S Patterson to K Pollard, Clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 144/6

16.4 S Patterson to K Pollard, FOUR! Nearly takes Patterson off with his sheer brute force! Fullish outside off, Pollard just rams it straight back past Patterson for a thunderous boundary. Patterson had to take an evasive action there. 143/6

16.3 S Patterson to M Johnson, Low full toss on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. 139/6

16.2 S Patterson to K Pollard, Drills it to long on for one. 138/6

16.1 S Patterson to M Johnson, Drives it to mid off for a single. 137/6

Patterson back on!

Mitchell Johnson is the new batsman.

15.6 A Rashid to H Singh, OUT! Harbhajan's short stay comes to an end! Length delivery outside off, Harbhajan goes for a wild heave but gets an outside edge which balloons to covers. Rafiq settles under it and pouches it easily. 136/6

15.5 A Rashid to H Singh, Harbhajan shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 136/5

15.4 A Rashid to K Pollard, Helps it to long off for a single. 136/5

15.3 A Rashid to K Pollard, FOUR! Well placed! Fullish outside off, Pollard slices it past point for a boundary. 135/5

15.2 A Rashid to K Pollard, SIX! You don't drop a player of the stature of Pollard! Just stays in his crease and murders it straight back over Rashid's head for a flat maximum. 131/5

15.1 A Rashid to K Pollard, FOUR! Dropped! Fullish and wide outside off, Pollard goes inside out and carts it over covers, substitute fielder Wardlaw in the deep makes a lazy effort and the ball sneaks through his hands and past the ropes. 125/5

14.6 A Rafiq to H Singh, SIX! Another big blow, he is looking ominous! Fullish on middle, Harbhajan stays in his crease and plunders it over long on for another maximum. 121/5

14.5 A Rafiq to H Singh, SIX! Hammered! Stays in his crease and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. 115/5

14.4 A Rafiq to H Singh, Stays in his crease and defends. 109/5

Harbhajan Singh is the new batsman.

14.3 A Rafiq to A Rayudu, OUT! Brilliant catch from skipper Gale! Length delivery outside off, Rayudu chips down the track for a drive, checks his shot and helps it uppishly to extra cover where Gale dives forward to his left and pouches it inches above the ground. 109/5

Rayudu has been caught at extra cover. The umpire are checking the legality of the catch!

14.2 A Rafiq to K Pollard, Low full toss outside off, Pollard drills it uppishly to long on for a single. 109/4

14.1 A Rafiq to A Rayudu, Rocks back and pulls it to long on for a single. 108/4

Rafiq back on!

13.6 A Rashid to A Rayudu, Turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 107/4

13.5 A Rashid to A Rayudu, FOUR! Rayudu makes sure Rashid gets punished! A tad short outside off, Rayudu swivels back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 106/4

13.4 A Rashid to K Pollard, Rashid again gets away with a poor delivery! Full toss on off, Pollard mistimes his heave to deep mid-wicket for a single. 3000 T20 runs for Pollard! 102/4

13.3 A Rashid to K Pollard, Very full outside off, Pollard slices it to point. 101/4

13.2 A Rashid to A Rayudu, Fullish outside off, driven to long off for a single. 101/4

13.1 A Rashid to A Rayudu, FOUR! Lovely placement! Fullish outside off, Rayudu leans forward and drives it past extra cover for a boundary. 100 up for Mumbai! 100/4

12.6 R Sidebottom to K Pollard, Full toss outside off, Pollard is surprised and is late in getting his bat down in time. 96/4

12.5 R Sidebottom to A Rayudu, Slower delivery on middle, Rayudu clips it to mid-wicket for a single. 96/4

12.4 R Sidebottom to K Pollard, Well bowled! Yorker on middle, Pollard digs it out at the last moment. They run through for a single. 95/4

12.3 R Sidebottom to A Rayudu, Low full toss outside off, Rayudu drives it to long off for a single. 94/4

12.2 R Sidebottom to K Pollard, Slower deliver on middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single. 93/4

12.1 R Sidebottom to K Pollard, Looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 92/4

12.1 R Sidebottom to K Pollard, Drifts it down the leg side, Pollard misses his clip. 92/4

Sidebottom back on!

11.6 A Rashid to K Pollard, Again short on off, Pollard pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single to end the over. Apart from the wicket ball, Rashid was really poor through out the over and was lucky to get away with it! 91/4

11.5 A Rashid to A Rayudu, Poor stuff from Rashid! Again a long hop outside off, Rayudu pulls it to long on for a single. 90/4

11.4 A Rashid to K Pollard, Mistimes his cut to covers and takes one. 89/4

11.3 A Rashid to A Rayudu, Drives it to deep point for one. 88/4

11.2 A Rashid to K Pollard, A long hop outside off, Pollard pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 87/4

Kieron Pollard is the new batsman.

11.1 A Rashid to D Karthik, OUT! Rashid strikes with his first delivery of the spell! Fullish outside off, Karthik comes forward and thwacks it uppishly and powerfully but straight to extra cover where Rafiq shows great reflexes and pouches it. Yorkshire hitting back hard here! 86/4

Adil Rashid into the attack!

Ambati Rayudu is the new batsman.

10.6 A Rafiq to R Sharma, OUT! Castled! A brilliant comeback ball from Rafiq! Delivers a yorker on the leg stump, Sharma is late in digging it out, the ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 86/3

10.5 A Rafiq to R Sharma, SIX! Bludgeoned! Length delivery on off, Sharma dances down the track and heaves it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 86/2

10.4 A Rafiq to D Karthik, Sweeps it to short fine leg where Sidebottom dives to his right and makes a good stop. 80/2

10.3 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Comes down the track and drives it back to Rafiq who misfields and concedes the single. 79/2

10.2 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Goes inside out and drives it past extra cover for a couple. 78/2

10.1 A Rafiq to D Karthik, Drills it to long on for one. 76/2

9.6 A Lyth to D Karthik, Helps it to long on for a single. 75/2

9.5 A Lyth to D Karthik, FOUR! Brilliant timing! Fullish on the pads, Karthik just flicks it with great timing past mid-wicket, the fielder dives for a save but couldn't manage to flick it back on. 74/2

9.4 A Lyth to D Karthik, FOUR! Audacious! Low full toss on the pads, Karthik reverse sweeps it past point for a boundary. 70/2

9.3 A Lyth to R Sharma, Int he air but safe! Goes for a heave but mistimes it on one bounce to the deep mid-wicket fielder. 66/2

9.2 A Lyth to R Sharma, Comes forward and helps it straight back to the bowler. 65/2

9.1 A Lyth to R Sharma, Flicks it straight to short fine leg. 65/2

Lyth back on!

8.6 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Comes down the track and drives it to deep cover for a single. 65/2

8.5 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Bunts it straight back where Rafiq dives to his right and makes the stop. 64/2

8.4 A Rafiq to R Sharma, FOUR! Well placed! A tad wide outside off, Sharma rocks back and cuts it past point for a boundary. 64/2

8.3 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Very full outside off, Sharma slices it to point. 60/2

8.2 A Rafiq to D Karthik, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 60/2

8.1 A Rafiq to D Karthik, Comes forward and drives it straight back. 59/2

Meanwhile, more good news for Yorkshire! Sidebottom is back on the field but he can't bowl for the next 15 minutes!

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.

7.6 Joe Root to D Smith, OUT! He holes out off a full toss! Really poor! Full toss on the pads, Smith heaves it uppishly straight to Patterson at deep square leg. 59/2

7.5 Joe Root to D Smith, Stays back and helps it to mid-wicket. 59/1

7.4 Joe Root to D Smith, SIX! He is hitting them way way back! Fullish on middle, Smith stays in his crease and plunders it over long on for another maximum. 59/1

7.3 Joe Root to D Smith, SIX! Clobbered! Length delivery outside off, Smith gets down on one knee and heaves it over mid-wicket for a tremendous maximum. 53/1

7.2 Joe Root to D Smith, Goes for a heave but gets a bottom edge into the ground. 47/1

7.1 Joe Root to D Smith, Fullish on middle, flicked to mid-wicket. 47/1

Root back on!

6.6 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Chips down the track and helps it straight back to Rafiq. 47/1

6.5 A Rafiq to D Smith, Full length delivery on middle, drilled straight back down the ground for a single. 47/1

6.4 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Comes forward and drives it to long off for a single. 46/1

6.3 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Goes back and pats it to mid-wicket. 45/1

6.2 A Rafiq to R Sharma, Loopy on off, driven straight back to Rafiq. 45/1

6.1 A Rafiq to D Smith, Very full on middle, quicker too, Smith paddles it to fine leg where the fielder misfields and allows three. 45/1

Azeem Rafiq into the attack.

5.6 A Lyth to D Smith, Low full toss on middle, Smith hammers it along the ground to long on but for just a single. End of Powerplay, Mumbai 42/1! 42/1

5.5 A Lyth to R Sharma, Fullish on middle, drilled to long on for a single. 41/1

5.4 A Lyth to R Sharma, Fullish outside off, Sharma drives it past covers for a couple. 40/1

Adam Lyth will complete the over.

Ashraf just misses his footing! He too seems to have done some damage to his hamstring here! He is really struggling and throws the ball back to his skipper!

5.3 M Ashraf to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, Sharma punches it past covers for a couple. 38/1

5.2 M Ashraf to R Sharma, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Sharma goes for a loft but misses. 36/1

5.1 M Ashraf to R Sharma, Clips it to deep mid-wicket and takes two. 36/1

Moin Ashraf into the attack now!

4.6 S Patterson to D Smith, Good length delivery on middle, nips back in after landing. Smith misses his flick and gets hit high on the pads. 34/1

4.5 S Patterson to R Sharma, Clips it to deep square leg for a single. 34/1

4.4 S Patterson to R Sharma, In the air but safe! Length delivery outside off, Sharma comes forward and chips it just wide of the extra cover fielder to mid off. 33/1

4.3 S Patterson to D Smith, Rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 33/1

4.2 S Patterson to D Smith, Stays back and defends it into the ground. 32/1

The keeper comes up after that previous shot.

4.1 S Patterson to D Smith, FOUR LEG BYES! Smith dances down the track, Patterson darts in a good length delivery on the pads, Smith misses his pull and the ball brushes his pads to run away to fine leg fence. 32/1

Sidebottom is off the field, he seems to be struggling with the hamstring! A big blow for Yorkshire!

3.6 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Goes back and clips it to square leg for a single to end the over. 28/1

3.5 R Sidebottom to R Sharma, Flicks a length delivery on the pads to square leg for a single. 27/1

3.4 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Slower delivery on the pads, Smith flicks it to short fine leg for a single. 26/1

3.3 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Length delivery on the pads, Smith misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. 25/1

3.2 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Stays in his crease and pushes it defensively past mid-wicket. They run through for a couple. Sidebottom seems to have tweaked his hamstring here! The physio runs out but then after a chat with the bowler goes back. 25/1

3.1 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, Smith goes for a heave but misses. 23/1

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman.

2.6 S Patterson to S Tendulkar, OUT! Run out! Tendulkar departs! Tendulkar dances down the track and mistimes his pull to mid on. He sets off for a single, comes half way down, Smith isn't interested and sends him back. Ballance from mid on throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off and replays confirm that Tendulkar was short. 23/1

Appeal for a run out and the umpire has gone upstairs!

2.5 S Patterson to D Smith, Stays in his crease and flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 23/0

2.4 S Patterson to S Tendulkar, Looks to flick but misses and they run through for a leg bye. 22/0

2.3 S Patterson to S Tendulkar, Goes back, pats it to point. Wants a single but is sent back. 21/0

2.2 S Patterson to S Tendulkar, Comes forward and drives it back to the bowler. 21/0

2.1 S Patterson to S Tendulkar, Length delivery on off, keeps a touch low. Tendulkar defends it back to the bowler. 21/0

Steven Patterson into the attack!

1.6 R Sidebottom to S Tendulkar, Length delivery on middle, turned away to mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 21/0

1.5 R Sidebottom to S Tendulkar, Stays back and pushes it to covers. 20/0

1.4 R Sidebottom to S Tendulkar, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Length delivery outside off, Tendulkar leans forward and lofts it sublimely over covers for a sweet boundary. 20/0

1.3 R Sidebottom to D Smith, Stays in his crease and pushes it to covers for a single. 16/0

1.2 R Sidebottom to D Smith, In the corridor outside off, probing line. Smith leaves it alone. 15/0

1.1 R Sidebottom to S Tendulkar, Very full outside off, Tendulkar slices it to third man for a single. 15/0

Ryan Sidebottom to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Joe Root to S Tendulkar, Off the mark! Comes forward and pushes it to long on for a single. 14 runs off the over, a good one for Mumbai! 14/0

0.5 Joe Root to D Smith, Drills it uppishly on one bounce to the long on fielder. 13/0

0.4 Joe Root to D Smith, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery on the pads. Smith pats it to mid-wicket. Looks to run but slips hence gets back. 12/0

0.3 Joe Root to D Smith, SIX! Murdered! Stays in his crease and hammers a fullish delivery outside off over long on for a humongous maximum. It went way into the stands. 12/0

0.2 Joe Root to D Smith, SIX! Doesn't time that too well but it still clears the fence! Length delivery outside off, Smith slog sweeps it to deep square leg for a maximum. 6/0

0.1 Joe Root to D Smith, Comes forward and pats it to mid-wicket. 0/0