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Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 5th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Mumbai won by 9 runs | Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians Live Score, 5th Match

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Pollard: 'I'm feeling releived after that over I bowled to Dhoni. I wanted to contribute in all departments. I knew if I dropped that catch, I dropped the match. I don't want to be over-confident and drop a catch at a crucial moment. I'm working hard on my fielding. I'm not a finished product as a batsman yet. I'm still learning. I just do what the team requires at the moment. I backed myself to hit the spinners and see how it goes in the end.'
Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match for his superb knock of 57.
Ponting: 'I'm very happy. It's always nice to be on the winning end. We wanted to be aggressive at the top of the order. Kieron's innings was fantastic and so was his partnership with Harbhajan. The outfield was lush, far more than other places in India. That made a difference. There were few nervous moments towards the end. Our bowlers did a good job throughout.'
Dhoni: 'I think the shot selection was bad. the bowlers did a very good job considering the dew. We all knew that it would be difficult if Pollard was there till the end. If we had kept wickets till the end, it would have been a different story. At one point I was not able to rotate the strike. We are slow starters. There are a lot of new bowlers. I've just left it to them for now. There will be more strategy as we go forward. 150 on this pitch should have been chased. I think it's a very good wicket as of now. As the tournament progresses, it will slow down.'
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Johnson: 'I was a little bit nervous when Dhoni was going after us. I bowled a couple of good deliveries to him. Munaf bowled well in the end too. With Raina in, we wanted to go short at him early on. It worked well tonight. There was a fair bit of dew in Bangalore. It was not as bad here.'
Mumbai have won 3 of their last 4 games against Chennai. Much delight in their camp and on Ponting's face after holding their nerve in the tight finish. A lot of despondent faces in the Chennai camp but Dhoni has a wide smile as he talks with people on the sidelines. It was a terrific effort from thje Mumbai bowlers. Pollard gave them an outside chance with the bat. Munaf Patel and Mitchell Johnson led the way with the ball to ensure that Chennai never got any momentum behind them.
End of over 20, runs (W . 2 . . . )
CHN: 139/9
Ankit Rajpoot - 2(6) This over: 2 runs
Dirk Nannes - 0(0) This over: 0 runs
Munaf Patel
(4.0 - 0 - 29 - 3)
19.6 Munaf Patel to Ankit Rajpoot 0
no run, banged in short by Munaf Patel and Rajpoot ducks under. A bit of an anti-climatic end after Dhoni's blitz. Mumbai continue to have remain the upper hand over Chennai.
19.5 Munaf Patel to Ankit Rajpoot 0
no run, the slow bouncer now. Rajpoot swings wildly again but does not connect.
19.4 Munaf Patel to Ankit Rajpoot 0
no run, slow delivery as Rajpoot backs away. He ends up swatting it back down the track
19.3 Munaf Patel to Ankit Rajpoot 2
2 runs, full and outside off, Rajpoot drills it through cover and picks up a couple
19.2 Munaf Patel to Ankit Rajpoot 0
no run, good length and outside off, Rajpoot gives it a mighty swing but connects with only air
Dirk Nannes, right handed bat, comes to the crease
19.1 Munaf Patel to MS Dhoni W
out Caught by Pollard!! That's the death blow for Chennai. Full and straight from Munaf Patel. Dhoni swings to flat and hard through mid wicket. The eleveation was not right. Pollard, at deep mid wicket, times his leap just right and grabs it with both hands. Excellent catch under pressure from the big West Indian. That also ends a superb knock from Dhoni. Dhoni c Pollard b Munaf Patel 51(26) [4s-5 6s-3]
3 wickets for Munaf Patel. Munaf Patel is on a roll.

Match details

Toss : Mumbai won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Marais Erasmus (RSA) and Vineet Kulkarni (Ind)

TV umpire : Krishnaraj Srinath (Ind)

Match referee : Javagal Srinath (Ind)

Teams

Chennai Super Kings : Murali Vijay, Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dirk Nannes, Ben Laughlin, Ankit Rajpoot.

Mumbai Indians : Ricky Ponting(c), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Smith, Kieron Pollard, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Pragyan Ojha.

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