Mumbai vs Rajasthan
Mumbai win by 5 wickets
Mumbai win by 5 wickets and Mumbai qualify for the play-offs. They batted and scored 195 from 14.4 overs, Anderson hits 95 from 44 and Mumbai will celebrate all night long. They win at Wankhede, Royals are disappointed.
Over 15 - MI 195/5 (Anderson 95, Tare 6)
9 needed from 3 balls, can Mumbai do it? Watson and Hodge have a chat, Faulkner is given the ball. Anderson takes a single, 8 needed from 2 balls. Six, Rayudu hits it out of the park, a full toss on leg stump and Rayudu hits it over long leg. 2 needed from 1 ball, WICKET! Rayudu is run out, a comedy of errors and Rayudu gets it high on the bat and they go for a second run, the throw comes in from midwicket and Rayudu is run out. Six, Mumbai qualify, Rajathan thought they had won it, but Mumbai had an outside chance to win if they hit a boundary off this ball. Tare comes in to bat and hits the ball for a six, he can't believe it. Neither can the Royals, Mumbai have qualified and have beaten all odds to do it.
Over 14 - MI 181/4 (Anderson 94, Rayudu 23)
Tambe comes in to bowl the 14th over, Anderson plays out a dot. Four, Anderson hits the second ball straight down the ground for four. A couple of singles, 14 needed from 5 balls. Four more, Anderson hits it through midwicket for four, that was hit with brutal power. 10 needed from 4 balls. A single to end the over.
Over 13 - MI 170/4 (Anderson 84, Rayudu 22)
33 needed from 15. Four, Anderson hits the first ball of the over for four, Cooper bowls it on length and Anderson hits it over long-off. A couple of runs, Watson calls for a towel to dry the ball. A couple more runs, a chance of run out but Anderson makes his ground comfortably. Rayudu on strike as Anderson takes a single. Four, Rayudu ends the over with a boundary, Mumbai need 20 from 9 balls now.
Over 12 - MI 157/4 (Anderson 75, Rayudu 18)
Watson comes into the attack, 51 needed from 21 balls. Four, Rayudu hits the first ball over short third man for four. Four more, Rayudu slaps it through the infield for four, it almost went for a flat six. 43 needed from 19 balls, Watson goes around the wicket. Four more, a length ball on leg stump and Rayudu hits it through long-on and midwicket for four. Then he takes a single to bring Anderson on strike, and he hits the next ball for four. It is full and wide and Anderson edges it over third man for four. A single to end the over, 18 runs from the over.
Over 11 - MI 139/4 (Anderson 70, Rayudu 5)
70 needed from 27 balls, Anderson hits Faulkner for four, he smashes it powerfully down the ground. A couple more runs and then he takes a single. Watson chats to Faulkner, Rayudu is on strike. A wide down leg, Rayudu then takes a single to bring Anderson back on strike. Six, Anderson powers it over long-on for a six. Four, the last ball travels to the boundary, Anderson slices it past the keeper for four more. 19 from the over.
Over 10 - MI 124/4 (Anderson 53, Rayudu 4)
86 needed from 33 balls, Rohit hits the first ball from Kulkarni for four through the long leg boundary for four. WICKET! Rohit is out, Mumbai lose their captain as he outside edges it to the sweeper. Rayudu comes out to bat, a wide from Kulkarni. Six, Anderson launches it over long-off for a six, he gets his 50, but can he see Mumbai through? Anderson takes a single. Four, Rayudu gets off the mark with a boundary, he hits the last ball of the over down the ground for four.
Over 9 - MI 104/3 (Anderson 46, R Sharma 12)
Mumbai need 101 in 39 balls, Cooper into his third over, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. Four, Anderson hits it over extra cover for four, the long-off gives up the chase. A couple more runs and then Anderson hits the next ball straight down the ground and out of the park for a six. A couple more runs, Anderson pushes the ball to long-off. 15 from the over.
Over 8 - MI 89/3 (Anderson 32, R Sharma 11)
115 needed from 45 for Mumbai to qualify. A single to start the over and then Anderson flicks it through midwicket for four. Six, Anderson continues to hit, this time Tambe bowls the wrong'un and Anderson hits it over midwicket. 14 from the over.
Over 7 - MI 75/3 (Anderson 21, R Sharma 9)
119 needed from 51 to win for Mumbai, four singles from the over. Cooper finishes another brilliant over, Mumbai under pressure.
Over 6 - MI 71/3 (Anderson 20, R Sharma 7)
Faulkner comes back into the attack, a couple of singles to start the over. Six, Rohit hits it over point for a six, and then he gets a leg bye. 10 from the over.
Over 5 - MI 61/3 (Anderson 18)
WICKET! Cooper comes into the attack and takes a wicket. Hussey is bowled, full and straight from the bowler. More importantly, two dots from RR. Pollard gets promoted up the order, Mumbai will go down fighting, if they go down. Pollard takes a single. A leg bye brings Pollard back on strike. Six, Pollard smashes the length ball over cow corner for a six. WICKET! Pollard is out, Cooper takes two important wickets and Hodge takes a good catch.
Over 4 - MI 53/1 (Hussey 22, Anderson 18)
Six, Anderson hits the first ball from Kulkarni into the sight screen, the length ball goes flying again. Anderson takes a single to bring Hussey on strike. Six, Hussey comes down the wicket and hits it over square leg for a six. A wide from Kulkarni and Hussey then takes a couple of runs through the sweeper, Mumbai get to 50 and it is the second fastest 50 in this IPL. Hussey hits the last ball through extra cover for three runs. 137 from 63 needed.
Over 3 - MI 34/1 (Hussey 11, Anderson 11)
Four, Watson brings himself into the attack, Anderson hits the first ball for four through extra cover. Six, Anderson pulls the next ball over deep midwicket for a six, Mumbai are fighting hard. Anderson takes a single. Hussey outside edges the ball through third man for four. 15 from the over.
Over 2 - MI 19/1 (Hussey 7, Anderson 0)
Six, Hussey hits the first ball of the second over for a six. Kulkarni into the attack from the other end, first ball goes over deep midwicket. Mumbai have never chased down 190, so today they will have to do something special. A single and Simmons is on strike. WICKET! Rajasthan get their first wicket, Simmons slogs the length ball to Faulkner who takes a simple catch. Decent over from Kulkarni.
Over 1 - MI 12/0 (Hussey 0, Simmons 12)
The crazy chase begins for Mumbai, Hussey and Simmons will have to go at 13.2 runs per over from the start. Faulkner has the new ball. Four, Simmons hits the ball from outside off over extra cover for four. Four more, Simmons tucks this one through short fine leg for four. Four more to end the over, Simmons hits it over the jumping short fine leg for four. 12 from the over.
Over 20 - RR 189/4 (Cooper 0, Hodge 29)
Pollard bowls the last over, Hodge drills the first ball down the ground for a couple of runs. A couple more runs and then Hodge hits the next ball out of the park for a six. Length ball and Hodge sends it into the sight screen, Rajasthan cross 180. A single and then Pollard bowls a wide, Mumbai will pay for this. This could be a wicket, could be a wide for height. Umpires are checking for height. WICKET! Faulkner hits the slower bouncer to Anderson who takes the catch at midwicket. Four, Hodge edges the innings with a boundary. Rajasthan end on 189 and it will be a steep ask to chase 190 in 14.3 or so overs.
Over 19 - RR 173/3 (Faulkner 23, Hodge 14)
Bumrah in to bowl the 19th over. A couple of singles to start the over, Bumrah bowls a wide down leg. A couple more singles and then Faulkner sends the last ball over deep midwicket for a six. 12 runs from the over.
Over 18 - RR 161/3 (Faulkner 15, Hodge 11)
Six, Harbhajan Singh into his last over, Faulkner hits it over square leg for a six. Six more, this time Faulkner hits it better than the last shot, this goes over deep midwicket for a six. A single and then Hodge hits the short and wide ball square of the wicket for four. 18 from the over.
Over 17 - RR 143/3 (Faulkner 2, Hodge 6)
Ojha into his last over, Hodge takes a single and then Faulkner plays a couple of dots. Brilliant over from Ojha, just two from it.
Over 16 - RR 141/3 (Faulkner 1, Hodge 5)
Hodge comes into the attack, five overs left. Samson takes a single from the first ball, Faulkner is seen paded up, Rajasthan line up the big hitters. WICKET! Samson goes out and Faulkner will come in. Gopal gets the wicket, Harbhajan takes the catch at point. Hodge drives it through the covers, Rayudu does well on the boundary to save a run. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 15 - RR 134/2 (Samson 73)
Bumrah comes back to stem the run flow. Four, the first ball goes for four, the slower ball goes for four through third man. A couple of runs and to deep third man, Samson also accelerates. A couple more runs and then Samson hits the full toss over point for four more. WICKET! Mumbai finally pull something back, Nair pulls it to and Simmons takes the catch at short midwicket.
Over 14 - RR 121/1 (Nair 50, Samson 60)
Harbhajan Singh comes back to bowl, Mumbai need a wicket or two. Samson reverse sweeps it through point for a couple of runs. A single and then Nair hits another boundary. Four, Nair hits it over short leg for four, Bumrah tries to catch it but can't. A single and then another six, Samson hits it out of the park over long-on. Another big over for RR, Mumbai need dots and wickets.
Over 13 - RR 106/1 (Nair 45, Samson 50)
Ojha into his third over, a couple of singles to start the over. Six, Nair hits it out of the park again, poor ball from Ojha and Nair sends it over midwicket. Four, the next ball is cut through point for four more. Four more to end the over, a reverse chop from Nair, this is looking like a good score now.
Over 12 - RR 90/1 (Nair 30, Samson 49)
Pollard comes back into the attack, Samson takes a single to start the over. Four, Nair is attacking the bowling now, he carves it over cover for four. He should have opened the batting today. Nair takes a single and then Samson hits it through the gap between midwicket and square leg for a couple. Four more, another big over for the Royals, the partnership also goes over 50.
Over 11 - RR 78/1 (Nair 25, Samson 42)
Gopal into his second over, Samson takes a single to start the over. Six, Nair slogs the flighted ball over deep midwicket for a six. Four, ten from two balls, Nair splits the gap between midwicket and long on for another boundary. Four more, Gopal is under pressure, Nair reverse sweeps it for four to third man. Four more to end the over, 19 runs from the over. This is the big over that RR needed.
Over 10 - RR 59/1 (Nair 7, Samson 41)
Pollard comes into the attack, Nair top edges the slower ball over Bumrah's head for a couple of runs. A couple of singles follow. A couple of singles to end the over, Rajasthan going just under 6 per over at the half way stage.
Over 9 - RR 53/1 (Nair 4, Samson 39)
Gopal comes into the attack, signs of leg spin from Mumbai. Four singles from the first four balls and then Samson attacks. Six, he slog sweeps it with lots of power over square leg for a six. 10 runs from the over.
Over 8 - RR 43/1 (Nair 2, Samson 31)
Harbhajan Singh starts his second over, a couple of singles to start the over. Samson then reverse sweeps the ball for a couple more. Five runs from the over.
Over 7 - RR 38/1 (Nair 1, Samson 28)
Ojha starts his second over, Nair comes in to bat. Three singles from the over. Rajasthan going at 5.44 per over.
Over 6 - RR 35/1 (Nair 0, Samson 25)
Harbhajan Singh into the attack, spin from both ends for Mumbai. Four, the first ball goes for four, Watson hits his first boundary, he pulls it over square leg. WICKET! Watson falls, Harbhajan gets a wicket, Pollard takes the catch. Watson hits it skew, in the air and Pollard runs in to take a good, low catch. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - RR 30/0 (Watson 4, Samson 24)
Ojha comes into the attack, Watson starts the over with a single. A wide and then Samson hits the ball for a six out of the park. A couple of singles to end the over. 10 runs from the over.
Over 4 - RR 20/0 (Watson 2, Samson 17)
Bumrah continues from the other end. Three dots to start the over and then Watson guides the ball to third man for a single. Four, Samson punches the full toss through the covers for four to end the over.
Over 3 - RR 15/0 (Watson 1, Samson 13)
Samson mishits the second ball to mid-off, he goes for the drive but does not connect it well. A leg bye and then Samson outside edges the next ball through third man for four. Four more to end the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 2 - RR 5/0 (Watson 1, Samson 4)
Bumrah runs in to bowl from the other end, a slip in place. A maiden from Bumrah to start, Rajasthan 5 for no loss.
Over 1 - RR 5/0 (Watson 1, Samson 4)
Watson and Samson open for Rajasthan, and Mumbai are also in an experimenting mood. They start with Anderson. Watson takes a single through long leg. A slip in place for Samson, but he strides out and drives it through mid-on for four. Five from the first over.
Corey Anderson will play instead of Marchant de Lange for Mumbai. Rajasthan make three changes, Abhishek Nayar is in for Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni for Vikram Malik and Ankit Sharma for Rahul Tewatia.
Mumbai win the toss and elect to field first in this important game.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over coverage of the crucial final game in the league section of the IPL. Rajasthan face Mumbai in Mumbai, both teams need to win, but Mumbai need to win with a better net run rate.
- 25th May 2014
- Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bowl.
- The Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
- S Ravi, R J Tucker
- TV Umpire
- K Srinath
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- R R Pandit
mumbai BATTING CARD
|L.M.P. Simmons||c Faulkner b Kulkarni||12|
|M.E.K. Hussey||b Cooper||22|
|C.J. Anderson||Not out||95|
|K.A. Pollard||c Hodge b Cooper||7|
|R.G. Sharma||c Nair b Kulkarni||16|
|A.T. Rayudu||run out (Nayar)||30|
|A.P. Tare||Not out||6|
|Total||14.4 Overs||195 - 5|