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IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« on: May 02, 2009, 10:01:06 PM »

Resurgent Bangalore seek third straight win
2 May 2009, 8:21 pm



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May 3, 2009

Start time 16.45 (14.45GMT)



Roelof van der Merwe's unorthodox power-hitting has given Bangalore a boost

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The fight for places in the middle of the league is heating up as the 2009 season of the IPL moves towards its second half. The increased competition for semi-final berths is largely due to Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore recovering from poor starts in the tournament. Bangalore have strung together two consecutive victories, after four defeats in a row, but their push for a hat-trick of wins will be against tough opposition. The Mumbai Indians are currently third in the tournament with three wins out of six games (one washout). Bangalore have three out of seven matches and a victory at the Wanderers will take them into the top half of the league.

Bangalore scrapped hard for their victories but those wins were largely due to their bowlers who restricted Kolkata Knight Riders to 139 and Punjab to 137. A misfiring top-order, the problem that led to Bangalore's terrible start to the season, still remained. Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa have been the biggest disappointments with the bat and they were 84 for 6 at one stage against Punjab. Bangalore's shaky batsmen will face one of their toughest tests against Mumbai's bowling attack, which is led by Lasith Malinga, the best bowler of the tournament so far, and Zaheer Khan, who found form in his last outing against Kolkata.

Mumbai are a formidable all-round team but while their bowlers are in prime form, their batsmen have slipped in the last two games. Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya have failed twice in a row after the Kolkata massacre in Port Elizabeth: Mumbai failed to chase 120 against Punjab and needed JP Duminy to rescue them from 96 for 5 against Kolkata.

Form guide (completed matches, most recent first)

Mumbai Indians - WLWLW

Tendulkar and Jayasuriya are Mumbai's biggest stars but their best batsman has been Duminy with scores of 9, 47, 18 not out, 59 and 52. Tendulkar's their highest runscorer with 198 runs in five innings but Jayasuriya has a disappointing average of only 17. Malinga has been a class apart with the ball, with 11 wickets and an economy of 4.36. Their two other main bowlers - Zaheer and Harbhajan Singh - have also conceded less than seven runs an over.

Royal Challengers Bangalore - WWLLL

Bangalore don't have a consistent performer with the bat - Jacques Kallis is their top-scorer with 151 runs in six innings - and have relied on several small contributions for their totals. Roelof van der Merwe, however, provides them with a power-hitting option in the lower-order but he ideally needs a platform to launch from. Kumble has been Bangalore's stand-out bowler with ten wickets in seven games with an economy-rate of 5.59.

Watch out for

Roelof van der Merwe v Lasith Malinga: Don't expect orthodox strokes from van der Merwe. He prefers to clear his front foot out of the way and send the ball soaring over long-off and point while appearing to hit towards leg. If he misses, however, Malinga's low and deadly accurate yorkers will nail him.

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Ryder's continuing struggle for runs could prompt Bangalore into bringing back Dale Steyn to bolster the pace attack, which had no genuinely quick bowlers in the previous game. With van der Merwe proving competent with the ball, KP Appanna's place could also come under scrutiny if the track isn't spinner-friendly.

Bangalore 1 Robin Uthappa, 2 Sreevats Goswami, 3 Jacques Kallis, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Rajesh Bishnoi, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Praveen Kumar, 9 Anil Kumble (capt), 10 Dale Steyn, 11 KP Appanna

The only change Mumbai are likely to consider is whether to give Graham Napier another game or to bring back Dwayne Bravo.

Mumbai 1 Sachin Tendulkar (capt), 2 Sanath Jayasuriya, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Abhishek Nayar, 6 Graham Napier/ Dwayne Bravo, 7 Saurabh Tiwary, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Pinah Shah (wk), 11 Lasith Malinga

Head-to-head record

Both Mumbai and Bangalore had dismal campaigns last season, and they split their two games in 2008. Bangalore won the first match at the Wankhede by five wickets, and Mumbai crushed Bangalore in the return leg by nine wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

George Binoy is a senior sub-editor at Cricinfo



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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2009, 11:22:46 PM »

any news about rd coming back..if so when?
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 02:22:11 PM »

Couldn't find one, so created one.

MI win toss and bat.

RD and WJ are back for BRC
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 02:29:24 PM »

Jaffer  ??? ???
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 02:33:55 PM »

Jaffer actually did quite well last year before he got injured. And anyway that allows them to get this DuPreez guy in. Should be better than some of the other locals.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 03:00:40 PM »

Bravo and Dhawan back, Mumbai bat
3 May 2009, 2:52 pm



Toss Mumbai Indians chose to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Rahul Dravid comes back to bolster the shaky Bangalore batting

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Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and predictably decided to bat on what is expected to be one of the flattest tracks of the tournament so far. The Mumbai Indians have alternately won and lost games over their past five matches, and will be looking to break that trend after the victory against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore, on the other hand, have strung together two successes and will need another to stay in touch with the pace-setters. Their shaky batting has a tough ask against a Mumbai side that has perhaps the most balanced bowling attack around. They got a boost, though, with the return of Rahul Dravid who missed a couple of games on paternity leave.

Bangalore also sought to sort their top-order batting worries by including Wasim Jaffer, who was in sensational form through the domestic season. Another player getting his first  game is South African allrounder Dillion Du Preez, taking the place of the out-of sorts Jesse Ryder. Vinay Kumar also finds a place to beef up the fast bowling attack.

Mumbai have made a couple of changes, both Dwayne Bravo and Shikhar Dhawan returning from injury to replace Graham Napier, who has flown back to England, and Saurabh Tiwary.  

Royal Challengers Bangalore 1 Robin Uthappa, 2 Wasim Jaffer, 3 Jacques Kallis, 4 Rahul Dravid, 5 Virat Kohli, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Dillon du Preez, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10  Anil Kumble (capt), 11 R Vinay Kumar

Mumbai Indians 1 Sachin Tendulkar (capt), 2 Sanath Jayasuriya, 3 Ajinkya Rahane, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Abhishek Nayar, 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Shikhar Dhawan, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 Pinal Shah (wk), 11 Lasith Malinga

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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 03:01:27 PM »

Wow...Two well played cricket shots for two 4's by SRT.  That was good.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 03:04:48 PM »

SRT departs taken by RD.  A good catch.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 03:07:58 PM »

Rahane misses out.   Mumbai 2 down.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2009, 03:09:45 PM »

Rahane misses out.   Mumbai 2 down.

Rahane despite all his runs in the Ranji looked  a poor batsman when I watched him bat..
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2009, 03:13:14 PM »

Hahaha...Jaffer finally makes an appearance.  And why not.

I like Jaffer.  Did'nt he score a double century here in SA in one of the Tests.

I need to check on that.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2009, 03:15:04 PM »

MI self destructing here... Du Preez looks a medium pacer and has already picked 3 wkts
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2009, 03:16:13 PM »

good to see Mumbai on the mats...
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2009, 03:16:43 PM »

Looks like Mumbai in trouble here.  Duminy departs.

3 down.

If BRC wins the so called Test team of RD. Kallis, Jaffer, AK would have pulled this off for Mallya. ::)
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2009, 03:19:47 PM »

MI still has a lot of batting left..
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2009, 03:20:10 PM »

Hello hello ...what a horrid start!!! Hope for some magic from Jaya ...else we are gonna slip off the top four!!!
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2009, 03:21:39 PM »

Doesn't help that this is one of the better batting grounds in SA. None of the batsmen left have shown much consistency so far for us.
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2009, 03:25:55 PM »

Doesn't help that this is one of the better batting grounds in SA. None of the batsmen left have shown much consistency so far for us.
MI still has Jaya/Nayar/Dhawan/Bhajji
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2009, 03:40:47 PM »

None of them have been consistent.

I think we need atleast 100-110 more to be competitive on this ground. And with Van Merwe and Kumble in good form, it won't be easy. They have smartly got Kallis out of the way early.

Let's see where we end up. We can't always depend on our bowlers to bail us out.
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« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2009, 03:44:22 PM »

zak & bravo will swing the ball under the lights... and MI have a good chance here if they get around 130
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2009, 04:01:03 PM »

Jaya goes after a well made 52... 1 more wkt and MI are under a lot of trouble
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2009, 04:25:49 PM »

BRC falling apart here.  Last ball no ball.
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2009, 04:27:39 PM »

Good recovery. But I would have wanted atleast 160 to close BRC out. Now, our bowlers have some work to do - as usual!
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 04:27:49 PM »

150 is a tough ask.

If someone can do it then I will count on RD and Kallis doing it here.

But MI perhaps will romp home.
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2009, 04:41:54 PM »

Hahahaha...Jaffer and Kallis opening perhaps much to Mallya's chagrin.  Hope they rub into him with a brisk opening partnership.

In all seriousness a very steady test opening bat is not all that a bad bet given the way the pitches are responding and keep wickets in tact for later part of the 20 overs.  That way Jaffer is not a bad bet and plus he has the strokes to get going.
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Re: IPL 2009 - Match 28 (MI v/s BRC) - Match Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2009, 04:45:49 PM »

Bad start
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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2009, 04:45:58 PM »

Good start here by BRC team.

Jaffer played one super shot on the up through the cover a lofted shot.
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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2009, 04:48:13 PM »

Hahahaha...Jaffer and Kallis opening perhaps much to Mallya's chagrin.  Hope they rub into him with a brisk opening partnership.

In all seriousness a very steady test opening bat is not all that a bad bet given the way the pitches are responding and keep wickets in tact for later part of the 20 overs.  That way Jaffer is not a bad bet and plus he has the strokes to get going.
Well.
I think  a team can afford to lose about 3-4 wkts(including pich hitters) in first 6 overs provided they put over 50 runs on board. The remaing test players hopefully can put atnother 90-100 runs in next 14 overs.
I dont care if you send Bhajji to play for first few overs or Pkumar. Wasting the first six overs is criminal in this form of game.

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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2009, 04:48:34 PM »

Keeping malinga back for the strokeplayers is fine if the others pick up wickets / keep it tight upfront. But does not seem to be working.
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2009, 04:51:46 PM »

Jaffer goes.  Tame dismissal.
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« Reply #30 on: May 03, 2009, 04:52:07 PM »

Zaheer gets Jaffer. Tame dismissal.
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« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2009, 04:52:12 PM »

Keeping malinga back for the strokeplayers is fine if the others pick up wickets / keep it tight upfront. But does not seem to be working.
Will work only if early create pressue, then all he has to do it sustain it.
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« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2009, 04:53:08 PM »

MI should be upset with Khan for taking Jaffer out.
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« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2009, 04:53:27 PM »

Kallis despatches malinga for SIX.
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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2009, 04:53:50 PM »

An audacious six by Kallis off Malinga.
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2009, 04:54:54 PM »

And again!!!

What's come into him?
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« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2009, 04:55:21 PM »

An audacious six by Kallis off Malinga.
Another six this time disdainfully cutting over point off Malinga.
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« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2009, 04:56:26 PM »

What a start for BRC!!!

We are looking down the barrell here.
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« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2009, 04:56:55 PM »

Another 4 off the Malinga over.  Proving a good over for BRC in the end.  17 off it.
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« Reply #39 on: May 03, 2009, 04:57:27 PM »

the PSYCHO inside Kallis has woken up  ;D ;D
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