IPL 2013 Live cricket score, MI vs RR, 2nd Qualifier at Kolkata: Mumbai Indians motor along

Dwayne Smith scored half-century against Rajasthan Royals © IANS

Kolkata: May 24, 2013

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MI: 169/6 | Overs 19.5 | Harbhajan 2*, Dhawan 5*  OUT! Rayudu 17 (11)

Watson bowls a blockhole delivery which goes for two. Rayudu was dismissed off the second ball. He missed the ball and Watson is ecstatic. Dhawan hits the first ball over short fine-leg for a four. What innovation from Dhawan. Harbhajan hits the winning hit: a six over covers off a short ball.

MI: 158/5 | Overs 19 | Rayudu 15*, Harbhajan 2*  OUT! Pollard 11 (6)

Mumbai need eight off the final over. Rayudu gets into the act with a six over mid-wicket and a four over extra-covers. Cooper was befuddled in the penultimate over.

MI: 143/5 | Overs 18 | Rayudu 2*, Harbhajan 1*  OUT! Pollard 11 (6)

Rajasthan are in the driver’s seat. They have given only 18 off the four overs. Faulkner gives away three in this over. Pollard falls. A big wicket. Twenty-three are needed off two overs.

MI: 140/4 | Overs 17 | Pollard 11*, Rayudu 1*  OUT! Smith 62 (44)

Rajasthan are back in the game. Smith has been dismissed for a well-made 62. Mumbai have lost him at the wrong time. Elevan have come off the over. Mumbai need 26 off three overs.

MI: 129/3 | Overs 16 | Smith 62*,Pollard 1*  OUT! Rohit 2 (8)

Rajasthan are chipping away with the wickets. Rohit falls trying to pull Trivedi. The ball missed and it knocks him over. Rajasthan are not out of the contest yet. Four runs have come off the last two overs and two wickets have been lost. Momentum is with Rajasthan.

MI: 126/2 | Overs 15 | Smith 61*, Rohit 1* OUT! Karthik 22 (17)

Cooper picks up Karthik off the first ball of the over. Karthik fails to keep the short ball down and ends up offering a simple chance to Rahane at backward point. Only one run has been given by Cooper.

MI: 125/1 | Overs 14 | Smith 61*, Karthik 22*

Karthik starts the over with a four past ‘keeper Yagnik. Smith clubs the final delivery off the over for a six over mid-wicket. Thirteen have come off the over. Mumbai are coasting along now. They need 41 off six overs.

MI: 112/1 | Overs 13 | Smith 54*, Karthik 16*

Smith gets to his half-century with a six over mid-wicket. Mumbai are motoring along. In the over there was a confrontation between Smith and Dravid. Smith had shouldered Faulkner while the later was collecting the throw. Thirteen have come off the over.

MI: 99/1 | Overs 12 | Smith 47*, Karthik 11*

Cooper has been hit towards extra-covers for a lovely boundary. Dinesh Karthik hits a similar shot off the fifth ball. The final delivery is a short delivery which has been cut past backward point. Cooper is going for runs. Mumbai are motoring along. Sixteen have come off the Cooper over.

MI: 83/1 | Overs 11 | Smith 42*, Karthik 3*

Trivedi has wicketkeeper Yagnik up to the stumps. He is bowling slower stuff which is not giving Smith the leeway to hit the ball. Watson concedes four overthrows when he tries to run-out Smith from square-leg. There was no back-up to cover Watson’s throw.

MI: 73/1 | Overs 10 | Smith 35*, Karthik 1* OUT! Tare 35 (27)

Kevon Cooper picks up Tare off his first delivery. It was a chip towards long-on which was caught by Sanju Samson. Tare was deceived by a slower delivery. Only three runs have come off Cooper’s first over. Mumbai need 93 off 60 with nine wickets in hand.

MI: 70/0 | Overs 9 | Smith 33*, Tare 35*

Tare charges Trivedi and carts him over mid-wicket for a six. Trivedi is not giving any pace to Dwayne Smith. Mumbai have two set batsmen in the middle. Royals need wickets quickly. Nine have come off Trivedi’s over.

MI: 61/0 | Overs 8 | Smith 32*, Tare 27*

Smith has put Malik under pressure straightaway by smashing his slower delivery over the bowler’s head. The next ball was a wide delivery: a short ball which didn’t come out from his hand properly. The next delivery was hit past long-on. Thirteen have come off Malik’s final over.

MI: 48/0 | Overs 7 | Smith 22*, Tare 25*

Siddharth Trivedi comes on to bowl. He is varying his pace subtly. Smith is unable to go for big shots. He is happy to work the singles and twos. Three runs have come off the first over from Trivedi.

MI: 45/0 | Overs 6 | Smith 19*, Tare 25*

Smith hits Faulkner over mid-wicket for a boundary. Tare pulls Faulkner’s short ball in front of mid-wicket for a four. Nine runs came off the final Powerplay over. Mumbai have scored 45 off the six overs.

MI: 36/0 | Overs 5 | Smith 14*, Tare 21*

Malik has bowled a tight over. Mumbai are off to a brisk start. He has given away just four singles. Malik is changing his pace. He is bowling slower deliveries outside off-stump to Smith.

MI: 32/0 | Overs 4 | Smith 12*, Tare 19*

Shane Watson comes into the attack. The first ball is on the pads of Tare who works the ball past vacant mid-wicket region. The next ball is cut ferociously and Stuart Binny misfields at third-man. Elevan have come off Watson’s first over. Mumbai have got off to a decent start chasing 166.

MI: 21/0 | Overs 3 | Smith 11*, Tare 9*

Malik is bowling tight line. He is generating some pace. He is also varying the pace confusing the Mumbai openers. Only three runs are conceded by Malik.

MI: 18/0 | Overs 2 | Smith 10*, Tare 7*

Aditya Tare gets going with a pull over square-leg off James Faulkner. The final ball flew off Smith’s edge towards third-man region. The fielder was placed square hence four results.

MI: 6/0 | Overs 1 | Smith 6*, Tare 0*

Dwayne Smith is looking to go after Vikramjeet Malik. Smith finally is able to get a boundary off the final delivery. Mumbai score six off the first over.

Mumbai were in control of the game till the 16th over when they had conceded just 110 runs. But the seventh wicket half-century stand between Brad Hodge and Dishant Yagnik helped Royals post 165 off 20 overs. It was a good recovery after Rajasthan lost their plot in the middle overs. For Mumbai, Harbhajan ( three for 23) was the pick of the bowlers. Will Mumbai chase 165. Join us soon to find out.

RR: 165/6 | Overs 20 | Hodge 19*, Yagnik 31*

Yagnik gets himself into good position. He goes behind the stump line and hits Malinga over mid-wicket. Mumbai Indians are surprised by this late order surge from Yagnik. How handy will that prove out to be, the little cameo from Yagnik? Malinga bowls one of the biggest wides of the tournament. It slipped out of his hand. The penultimate ball was sliced past point by Hodge. Precise placement. The final ball was another huge wide down the leg-side. Rajasthan have scored 18 off the final over.

RR: 147/6 | Overs 19 | Hodge 14*, Yagnik 26*

Yagnik goes deep into his crease and hits Dhawan in front of point. After conceding the boundary Dhawan comes up with blockhole deliveries. He attempts to bowl full to Hodge who works the full-toss towards square-leg. The last ball is four legbyes. Royals get 15 off the penultimate over.

RR: 132/6 | Overs 18 | Hodge 9*, Yagnik 20*

Malinga starts with a slower delivery on the pads of Yagnik who glances the ball which eludes short fine-leg for a boundary. A slower ball was swept past short fine-leg. The ball raced towards boundary. Rajasthan have got a big over off Malinga. Thirteen off that one. Two overs to go. What can Royals get?

RR: 119/6 | Overs 17 | Hodge 8*, Yagnik 8*

Rishi Dhawan bowls a slower delivery giving some width to Yagnik who gets a bottom edge which flies to the boundary past wicketkeeper and third-man. Nine runs have come off the 17th over. Rajasthan need Hodge to fire.

RR: 110/6 | Overs 16 | Hodge 6*, Yagnik 1* OUT! Binny 27(17) and Cooper 4(2)

Kieron Pollard gets a wicket off his first delivery. Stuart Binny gives him the charge and gets a leading edge which was caught at covers by Harbhajan. Kevon Cooper hits the first ball over Pollard’s head for a boundary. The next ball was hoicked away to the leg-side which went straight to deep square-leg. A successful over for Pollard which pegs back Royals.

RR: 104/4 | Overs 15 | Binny 27*, Hodge 5*

Rishi Dhawan mixes his deliveries off his comeback over. He concedes only three runs. Hodge failed to spot Dhawan’s slower deliveries and was beaten by his pace while attempting the cut shot.

RR: 101/4 | Overs 14 | Binny 25*, Hodge 4*

Binny gets a boundary albeit off a thick edge that flies through third-man. Rajasthan are looking to play out Malinga without taking too many risks. Eight have come off Malinga’s second over.

RR: 93/4 | Overs 13 | Binny 19*, Hodge 2* OUT! Dravid 43 (37)

Harbhajan gets Rajasthan captain for 43. Dravid flicks uppishly towards mid-wicket where Rohit Sharma catches the ball inches off the ground. He is animated. Harbhajan finishes his spell (4-0-23-3). It has been a very good spell that has pegged back Rajasthan.

RR: 87/3 | Overs 12 | Dravid 43*, Binny 16*

Binny announces his intentions with a six over extra-covers off Ojha. The last ball was hit in the similar direction for a four. Rajasthan are getting a move-on. Fourteen runs have come of Ojha’s final over.

RR: 73/3 | Overs 11 | Dravid 40*, Binny 5*

Harbhajan gives Binny some width and the Rajasthan all-rounder gets off the mark with a late-cut that goes for a boundary. Eight runs have come off Harbhajan’s third over.

RR: 65/3 | Overs 10 | Dravid 37*, Binny 0* OUT! Samson 0 (2)

Malinga gets young Sanju Samson who tried to breakfree off his second delivery. Samson tried to go over the top but failed to spot Malinga’s slower delivery. Harbhajan runs back from mid-wicket and catches the ball. Rajasthan are in a strife.

RR: 61/2 | Overs 9 | Dravid 33*, Samson 0* OUT! Watson 6 (8)

Harbhajan dismisses Shane Watson. He hoodwinks Watson with his length. It was a quicker delivery and Watson tried to sweep Harbhajan. Dravid is looking rock solid. He cut Harbhajan past point in the over for a boundary.

RR: 54/1 | Overs 8 | Dravid 27*, Watson 5*

Dravid goes inside-out and gets a boundary. He is batting well. Watson gets off the mark with a boundary past backward point and short third-man. Ten runs have come off Ojha’s over.

RR: 44/1 | Overs 7 | Dravid 22*, Watson 0*   OUT! Rahane 21 (18)

Harbhajan Singh comes onto bowl after the Powerplay overs. He gets Rahane courtesy of a quciker one which the opener tries to sweep. The ball sneaks past Rahane and castles him. Only two runs have come off Harbhajan’s first over.

RR: 42/0 | Overs 6 | Dravid 21*,  Rahane 20*

Dravid is looking very good. He has hit Ojha for two boundaries off the last over of Powerplay. The first boundary was a pull through mid-wicket. The next ball was swept through square-leg. Rajasthan have got 42 off the first six overs.

RR: 33/0 | Overs 5 | Dravid 13*,  Rahane 19*

Rahane has caressed Johnson through covers for a boundary. That was a sublime boundary. Mumbai have packed the off-side cordon. Johnson is bowling a line around off-stump. The fifth ball was hit on top of the covers for a four. Rajasthan get ten off the fifth over.

RR: 23/0 | Overs 4 | Dravid 13*,  Rahane 10*

Pragyan Ojha gives away just three singles in his first over. Rajasthan are biding their time against Mumbai bowling. Against them they lost quick wickets at the Wankhede Stadium.

RR: 20/0 | Overs 3 | Dravid 12*,  Rahane 8*

Johnson surprises Rahane with a short ball. The opener is caught in anawkwad position and the ball hits his helmet and flies over the first slip for one leg bye. But runs have been given. Dravid hits the fourth ball straight beating mid-off. The fifth ball was whipped past square-leg. It is a wristy shot. Rajasthan are off to a steady start.

RR: 20/0 | Overs 3 | Dravid 12*,  Rahane 8*

Johnson surprises Rahane with a short ball. The opener is caught in anawkwad position and the ball hits his helmet and flies over the first slip for one leg bye. But runs have been given. Dravid hits the fourth ball straight beating mid-off. The fifth ball was whipped past square-leg. It is a wristy shot. Rajasthan are off to a steady start.

RR: 11/0 | Overs 2 | Dravid 4*,  Rahane 7*

Rishi Dhawan opens the attack with Johnson. He troubled Rahane with two in-swingers. The third ball was the on the pads of Rahane. He hits a couple of runs through square-leg. The fourth ball was punched through point for a boundary. Dhawan gives seven off his first over.

RR: 4/0 | Overs 1 | Dravid 4*,  Rahane 0*

Mitchell Johnson bowls three tight deliveries. The fourth delivery was a wide half-volley which goes for a boundary through covers for a boundary, all along the ground. The first over is a four-run over from Johnson.

21:03 hrs: The rain stops again. Everything is in readiness now.

21:00 hrs: The rain starts falling again. Mumbai Indians had come out, Rajasthan openers were ready to enter out there in the middle. But the covers have come on. The umpires are inspecting the ground again.

Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid has won the toss and Rajasthan will bat first. Rajasthan are playing the same XI which played against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai Indians would have batted as well. Rishi Dhawan comes in for Munaf Patel.

The toss will be at 8:30 PM and the match will start at 9:00 PM. A full 20-over match will be played.

Mumbai Indians: Dwayne Smith, Aditya Tare, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Lasith Malinga, Pragyan Ojha.
Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid (c), Shane Watson, Brad Hodge, Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Dishant Yagnik (wk), Kevon Cooper, James Faulkner, Siddharth Trivedi, Vikramjeet Malik.

The toss has been delayed by the wet outfield. The umpires are taking a look at the areas around the ground which need are wet and hence the start has been delayed.

Just in case there is no result possible following rules shall apply:

a. A Super Over shall determine the winner

b. if conditions do not permit the Super Over then the whichever team had finished in the higher position in the preliminary stage shall proceed.

Hello and welcome to the ball-by-ball live coverage of the second qualifier between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens.

I am Sarang Bhalerao, your commentator for the match.

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