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IPL updates: Chennai sneak past RCB in a thriller

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April 13, 2013

23:46   -Scorecard

Chennai Super Kings sneaked past Royal Challengers by 4 wickets off the last ball of the match. 

Requiring 13 runs off the last over, Jadeja started off with a maximum and a boundary, to give the hosts some hope off RP Singh. 

Morris took couple of crucial singles to ensure there is no dot ball. 

Requiring 2 runs off the last ball, Jadeja hit one straight to third man's hands only to see umpire's outstretched hand signalling a no-ball.
23:34   -Scorecard

Ravi Rampaul strikes a killer blow in his final over as he removes MS Dhoni for 33. 

Dhoni looking to smoke the West Indian out of the park, got an outside edge and was caught by Arun Karthik.

Dwayne Bravo walks in and smokes Rampaul for a maximum. He follows it up with another lofted shot through the covers -- this time just a couple. 

Rampaul has the last laugh as he had Bravo caught plumb in front of the stumps for 8. 

CSK require 16 runs off 6 balls.
23:25  -Scorecard

With 18 balls to go and 41 more to get, Chennai Super Kings fan would be hoping for a Dhoni dhamaka to guide them over the line. 

Dhoni smoked a massive six off Ravi Rampaul the previous over and then carted a boundary to signal his intentions. 

Vinay Kumar starts off with a slower one-- Dhoni could only get a single towards third man. 

Jadeja getting into the act now by smashing a boundary over mid off head. Jadeja then works one off his pads for a comfortable couple. 

Jadeja then creamed one through the covers for another couple. 

At the end of 18 overs CSK were 137-4, still requiring 29 runs off 12 balls.

22:55  -Scorecard

After removing Suresh Raina in his previous over, Syed now removes a well-set Badrinath for 34. 

Badri looking to play an inside out shot was caught brilliantly by Mayank Agarwal at deep cover. 

With six overs to go, CSK were 82-4, still requiring 84 runs from 42 balls. 
22:47  -Scorecard

Syed Mohammad provides the much-needed breakthrough as he had Suresh Raina walking back to the pavillion for 30. 

The Raina-Badrinath duo was looking dangerous with a 56-runs stand for the fourth wicket.

Raina looking to smash Syed out of the park, top edged one to Murali Karthik at short fine leg.

At the end of 11 overs CSK were 68-3, still requiring 98 runs off 54 balls. 
22:31  -Scorecard

Suresh Raina and S Badrinath are not getting bogged down by the early wickets of Murali Vijay and Mike Hussey and are counter-punching their way out of tense situation.

Raina especially, who took a special liking to to Vinay Kumar's bowling smashing him for three boundaries in an over. 

Badri at the other end, smashed Dan Christian for a boundary through square-leg. 

RCB didn't help their cause much by dropping Badri when he was on one by RP Singh at third man. 

At the end of 8 overs CSK were 46-2. Raina is on 22, while Badri is on 14.
22:11  -Scorecard

Openers back in the hut for CSK
22:09   -Scorecard

Ravi Rampaul strikes early for Royal Challengers Banagalore as he has Murali Vijay walking back to the pavillion with just 2 runs to his name.

A good length delivery from Rampaul as Vijay pokes at it, catching a fine edge back to the keeper Arun Karthik. 

Vijay not happy with Asad Rauf's decision, but he has to go back. 

CSK were 6-1 after three overs.
21:39  -Scorecard

AB de Villiers' brilliant counter attacking cricket and Virat Kohli's half-century have taken RCB to 165-6 at the end of 20 overs. 

De Villiers was the star of the show smashing a 32-ball 64, which included eight boundaries and a six, while Kohli supported him well with 47-ball 58, which included two boundaries and two sixes. 

Chris Morris was the most successful bowler for Chennai Super Kings with figures of 3-40 from 4 overs. 
21:35  -Scorecard

AB de Villiers is turning on the heat on Chennai bowlers as he smashes countryman Chris Morris for a maximum off the second ball off the over. 

De Villiers then scoops it over fine-leg for a couple. De Villiers repeats the stroke, this time for a boundary. 

De Villiers then smashes one through extra cover for another boundary.
21:21   -Scorecard

Chris Morris into the attack and Kohli slaps it over long-on for a maximum. Kohli reached his half-century in the previous over off Dwayne Bravo off just 43 balls.

Kohli then knocks it into the gap through the leg side for a couple. Morris has the last laugh as he had Kohli caught behind by MS Dhoni. 

Kohli looking to give the South African the charge, got a healthy edge to the Indian captain. 

Couple of balls later he had Dan Christian caught by Suresh Raina at midwicket for 2.

RCB were 135-4 after 17 overs.
21:08  -Scorecard

Nannes into the attack after the strategic time out as AB de Villiers welcomes him with a boundary through square-leg. 

He follows it with short-arm jab for consecutive boundary. De Villiers looking good here. 

A full toss from Nannes -- De Villiers gives himself with a bit of rooms and helps himself with three runs.

Nannes oversteps this time bowling to Kohli, who takes single --strike back to De Villiers on a free hit. 

De Villiers slogs -- get one. Kohli rounds up the over with a couple as RCB were 115-2 after 15 overs. 

Kohli is on 46, while De Villiers is on 37. 
20:53   -Scorecard

Dwayne Bravo introduced into the attack as Kohli welcomes him with a couple through cover point. 

Kohli becomes the owner of the Orange Cap taking over from Dinesh Karthik. 

AB de Villiers, who came in at the fall for Agarwal, helps himself with a single. 

And as we speak there is a loud appeal from the Chennai Super Kings fielder after Kohli gloved one to keeper MS Dhoni. Replays confirm that Kohli did indeed get a glove. 

But umpire is not moved, much to the dismay of the CSK fielders. 

At the end of 12 overs RCB were 74-2. Kohli is on 30, while de Villiers is on 13. 
20:46   -Scorecard

Ashwin provides the breakthrough as he removes Mayank Agarwal stumped for 24.
20:33  -Scorecard

R Ashwin introduced into the attack now in the sixth over. 

Kohli tries to whip one through the leg side but can't pierce the field. Next up an action replay of the previous one. 

Kohli finally manages to get one through the leg side after the previous ball was well fielded by S Badrinath. 

Agarwal rounds up the over with a single as RCB were 34-1 after 6 overs.

Agarwal is on 14, while Kohli is on 16.
20:22  -Scorecard

Mohit Sharma into the attack -- debut match for the right-arm pacer. 

First up is a good delivery from the seamer -- on target to Agarwal. 

One on the leg side as Agarwal helps himself with a single. Kohli is yet to open his account and has been on the other side for quite a while now. 

The Haryana lad to Kohli as he dabs one to third man to get off the mark. Good over this just 2 runs from it. 

And as we speak, Agarwal slices one through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. 

RCB 17-1 after 4 overs. Agarwal is on 11, while Kohli is on one.
20:13   -Scorecard

Chris Morris into the attack for the second over as Agarwal drops it and takes off to get off the mark.

Morris to Gayle as the West Indian plays one from the crease -- the ball just bounces ton top of off stump. 

Next up Gayle gives Morris the charge -- edging one MS Dhoni, who takes a wonderful low catch to dismiss the explosive opener. 

RCB 6-1 after 2 overs.
20:07  Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal walk in the middle and CSK will be hoping to see the back of the West Indian as soon as possible. 

Dirk Nannes has the ball in his hand and will be bowling the first ball to Gayle. First up is a full length delivery -- hits the pads but no appeal from the bowler as the ball was sliding down.

Nannes digging one short -- hits Gayle high on the bat, no run yet. 

One ball later he makes Gayle jump -- another bouncer. 

Last ball of the over and Gayle slams one down the ground for a boundary. RCB 5-0 at the end of 1 over. 
19:43   Welcome to the live updates of the second derby of the day between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

RCB are on top of the table with three wins from four games, while CSK have won one and lost one. 

The news from the middle is CSK have opted to bowl first after winning the toss.

Ravi Rampaul in for Murali and will be making his IPL debut.  
19:34   - Scorecard


Pune 142-8 (20 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Pollard to bowl the final over with match out of Pune's grasp with 46 needed from six balls.

Kumar tries for a big hit but gets only a single to midwicket and Sharma takes two in the cover region.

Sharma misses the next two balls before taking one to long-on and Kumar fails to score off the last ball.

Mumbai register a huge 41-run victory over Pune Warriors to go top of the IPL standings with three victories from four matches.

19:30  - Scorecard

Pune 138-8 (19 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Sharma is beaten off the first two balls by Malinga before he hits it down to thirdman for one and Bhuvneshwar takes one.

Sharma then punches a full delivery down the ground for a boundary.

Six runs from that Malinga over, who ends with one for 22 in four overs.
19:28  - Scorecard

Pune 132-8 (18 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Dhawan comes on to bowl his final over. Rahul Sharma is beaten by a slower ball before he turns the next ball on the leg side for one. Kumar is also beaten by the change of pace before he hits it down to long-on for one.

5 runs from the over as Pune reach 132 for eight after 18 overs.
19:21   - Scorecard

Pune 127-8 (17 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Marsh providing some resistance as he lofts Johnson over the covers for a four followed by a single to fine leg.

New batsman Bhuvneshwar Kumar steers it to thirdman for one.

Johnson ends Marsh's cameo of 38 from 26 balls as he is brilliantly caught by Dhawan at sweeper cover, who dives full length to his right to complete a stunning catch.

Johnson finishes with excellent figures of three for 33 in four overs.

Pune need 57 runs from three overs for victory.
19:20   - Scorecard

Pune 120-7 (16 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Malinga strikes in his third over. Nayar trying to loft him over the off-side holes out to Pollard, who runs to his right and completes an easy catch.

Nayar is out for six as Pune reduced to 120 for seven in the 16th over.
19:09   - Scorecard

Pune 118-6 (15 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Marsh is on the attack here. He pulls a short ball from compatriot Johnson over midwicket for a six and top edges the next ball over keeper Karthik for a boundary.

Marsh has raced to 31 from 21 balls and Nayar is on 5 as Pune reach 118 for six after 15 overs, needing 66 from five overs for victory.

Pune have threatened slightly, scoring 35 runs in the last three overs.
19:05  - Scorecard

Pune 105-6 (14 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Marsh is looking to score some quick runs as he slog sweeps Harbhajan over midwicket for a six before Marsh and Nayar takes four singles from the next four balls.

Pune are 105 for six after 14 overs, needing 79 from 36 balls for victory.
19:04   - Scorecard

Pune 95-6 (13 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Ojha comes into the attack and Mathews strikes the first ball for a six over midwicket.

But Ojha gets his revenge off the next delivery as Mathews is caught at long-on by Rohit after scoring 19.

Marsh takes two runs from the next ball and then takes one from the next ball. Ojha then bowls a wide followed by two more singles as Ojha concedes 12 runs in that over.
18:57   - Scorecard

Pune 83-5 (12 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Malinga comes back and Pune watchfully play out his second over, taking just six runs from that.

Pune face an impossible task of scoring 101 runs from eight overs for victory, with just five wickets in hand.
18:55  - Scorecard

Pune 77-5 (11 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Dhawan will continue as Mumbai look to give the youngster some confidence keeping in mind the tough matches later in the tournament.

The young medium pacer has settled into a nice rhythm and is bowling at a good pace too. He concedes just five singles in his third over.
18:53   - Scorecard

Pune 72-5 (10 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Pollard strikes with the wicket of Yuvraj to inflict further misery on the hapless Pune team, who are reduced to 71 for five in the 10th over.

Yuvraj is caught at deep midwicket after scoring 24 from 16 balls, hitting one four and two sixes.

At the halfway stage, Pune are reeling at 72 for five with Angelo Mathews on nine from 12 balls and Marsh on one.
18:39  - Scorecard

Pune 68-4 (9 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Mathews plays the first ball of Dhawan's second over behind square on the leg side for two runs and smashes the third ball down the ground for two more runs.

Yuvraj tries to infuse some life into the Pune innings as he carts the last ball of that over high into the stands over midwicket for a six.
18:34   - Scorecard

Pune 57-4 (8 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Kieron Pollard into the attack replacing Malinga, who bowled just one over. Yuvraj breaks the shackles as he pulls the fourth delivery over the fine leg region for a six, the first of the Pune innings. He chips the last ball over the cover region for a couple as Pollard concedes 11 runs in his first over.
18:30  - Scorecard

Pune 46-4 (7 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Himachal Pradesh all-rounder Rishi Dhawan comes into the attack now to bowl his medium pacers. He beats Mathews with the first ball one which goes away after pitching, who hits the next ball to long-on for one.

Yuvraj is beaten off the fourth ball as the ball slants across him and he tries to slash the last ball but gets a thick outside edge which flies past the wicketkeeper for a boundary.

A good start by Dhawan, giving away six runs while beating the bat a few times.
18:27   - Scorecard

Pune 40-4 (6 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Suman slices the first ball from Harbhajan over point for another boundary.

However, he falls off the next delivery holing out to Pollard at long-on attempting another big shot as Pune have slipped to 38-4 in the sixth over.

Suman walks back after an entertaining innings of 23 from 14 balls, having hit five boundaries.

Six runs from the over as Pune are reeling at 40 for four after six overs.
18:18  - Scorecard

Pune 34-3 (5 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Lasith Malinga into the attack now and facing him will be Yuvraj Singh, who steers the first ball to thirdman for one. Two more singles before Suman smashes a wide delivery square on the off-side for his fourth boundary to race to 18 from 11 balls.

18:12  - Scorecard

Pune 26-3 (4 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh into the attack now to replace Ojha, who bowled just one over, giving away eight runs.

He starts with four dot balls before Suman sweeps it through the vacant fine leg region for a boundary.

18:10   - Scorecard

Pune 22-3 (3 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Uthappa also perishes cheaply, in the same fashion as Finch as he tries to drives the incoming delivery but misses and is bowled for seven.

New batsman T Suman gets off the mark with a boundary through thirdman followed by another four off the next ball as he cuts a short ball past point.

18:03   - Scorecard

Pune 13-2 (2 overs) vs Mumbai 183-3

Pragyan Ojha to bowl the second over. Robin Uthappa pulls the first ball to square leg as Taylor looks for a quick single and is sent back halfway but the throw to the non-striker's end catches him short.

Taylor is run out for four to Pune in deep trouble at five for two in the second over.

Two balls later Uthappa pulls it over square leg for a boundary and gets a couple from the next delivery.
17:59   - Scorecard

Pune 5-1 (1 over) vs Mumbai 183-3

Mitchell Johnson has struck with the first ball of the innings, getting the wicket of Aaron Finch who played all over an incoming delivery to be bowled for a duck. What a start for Mumbai!!

Ross Taylor defends the first ball before hitting the next through point for a four to get Pune off the mark.

Pune are five for one after the first over.
17:39   - Scorecard

Mumbai 183-3 (20 overs) vs Pune

Despite going for plenty, Dinda is still entrusted with the final over of the innings. He gets the length right for the first three balls keeping the batsmen down to singles before Rohit smashes the next two balls for two sixes in a row, over long-off and midwicket respectively. Rohit has raced to his fifty from just 30 balls.

He finishes on 62 from 32 balls with three fours and five sixes to take Mumbai to a huge 183 for three in their 20 overs. Pollard made 19 from 14 balls.

A horror showing with the ball by Dinda, who went for 63 runs in his four overs.

Mumbai's batsmen hammered 68 runs in the last five overs, while losing just one wicket.

Amazingly, Bhuvneshwar was given only two overs, during which he conceded just 16 runs, while Yuvraj took one for 13 in two overs and Finch claimed one for 11 in two overs.
17:32  - Scorecard

Mumbai 167-3 (19 overs) vs Pune

Dinda is taken off after being hit for 19 runs in his previous over and he makes way for captain Mathews. Pollard takes a single from the second ball and Rohit then smashes a full toss through the covers for a four before he has to keep out a yorker for one.

Pollard then flicks it through midwicket for one before taking one to end the over.

Nine runs from that over as Mathews finishes with 29 runs from four overs.

17:29  - Scorecard

Mumbai 158-3 (18 overs) vs Pune

It's time for an all out attack now with just three overs remaining. Pollard pulls the second ball through square leg and then heaves it high over midwicket for his first six. Two balls later Rohit slices a full toss over point for a four. The last ball is smashed over long-off where Taylor tries to take it high over his head but it goes through his fingers for a maximum.

21 runs from Marsh's second over as Mumbai continue their attacking approach.

Rohit has raced to 43 from 26 balls and Pollard is batting on 13 from eight balls.

17:24  - Scorecard

Mumbai 137-3 (17 overs) vs Pune

Pune decide to bring back Dinda despite two expensive overs. Rohit hits the first ball past point but Nayar comes up with a good diving save on the ropes to stop a certain boundary and give just two runs.

Sharma then clobbers over long-off for a six followed by another one through midwicket as Dinda oversteps to gift Mumbai a free hit but Rohit can't take advantage as the yorker beats him. Sharma then drives it through the covers for another couple followed by a single and Pollard takes one to end the over.

Dinda has been hit for 19 runs in that over and his figures now read 47 runs from three overs.

Mumbai have hit 45 runs from the last five overs. Rohit is batting on 33 from 24 balls. 
17:20   - Scorecard

Mumbai 118-3 (16 overs) vs Pune

Mitchell Marsh is brought into the attack and he strikes immediately. He claims the wicket of Karthik with his first delivery, getting him leg before wicket with the incoming delivery.

The in-form Karthik smashed 41 from 29 balls, with four fours and a six. He added 55 runs from 41 balls for the third wicket with Rohit to continue Mumbai's good start.

New batsman Kieron Pollard is off the mark with a single on the leg side following two dot balls and Sharma takes one from the last ball as Marsh gives just three runs in that over.

17:10  - Scorecard

Mumbai 115-2 (15 overs) vs Pune

Pacer Ashoke Dinda into the attack now.  Karthik cuts the first ball past point for two before hammering it back past the bowler for a cracking boundary and then finds the gap in the covers for another single.

Karthik has brought up the 50-run partnership for the third wicket with Rohit from just 36 balls, having scored 28 of those runs.

11 runs from Dinda's second over, who has conceded 28 from two overs.

17:05  - Scorecard

Mumbai 104-2 (14 overs) vs Pune

Mathews comes on to bowl. Rohit taps the first ball towards point for one before Karthik flicks the next over fine leg for a six and then takes two runs to deep midwicket. Three more singles as Mumbai get 12 runs in that over to cross the 100-run mark in the 14th over.
17:03  - Scorecard

Mumbai 92-2 (13 overs) vs Pune

Leg-spinner Sharma will finish off his spell. He ends his spell with a superb over giving away just two runs for good figures of 27 runs in four overs.

Karthik is on 22 from 20 balls and Rohit is on 11 from 12 balls.
17:00   - Scorecard

Mumbai 90-2 (12 overs) vs Pune

Pune have continued to play around with their bowlers, with most of them bowling just one-over spells. Yuvraj starts his second over with a slightly short ball which Karthik pulls through midwicket for a four while chipping the next over the cover region to make it two boundaries in a row.

11 runs from Yuvraj's second over, who figures now read one for 13 in two overs as Mumbai reach 90 for two after 12 overs.

16:57  - Scorecard

Mumbai 79-2 (11 overs) vs Pune

Sharma gets a streaky boundary in that over as he tries to cut it through point but gets an outside edge which flies past the wicketkeeper for a four. Three more singles in that over as Mumbai keep the scoreboard moving at a good rate to reach 79 for two after 11 overs.

16:49  - Scorecard

Mumbai 72-2 (10 overs) vs Pune

Bhuvneshwar is back after bowling just one over in his opening spell. Rohit plays the first ball on the off-side for one. Karthik continues his recent good run as he chips down the track and pulls the fifth delivery behind square on the leg side for a four before taking one from the last ball to retain strike.

Mumbai are 72 for two after 10 overs.

16:45   - Scorecard

Mumbai 64-2 (9 overs) vs Pune

Left-arm spinner Finch is back. He bowled the first over of the innings, giving away just three runs. Tendulkar plays the paddle sweep off the first delivery fine on the leg side for a boundary.

The Mumbai batsman tries another big shot down the ground but ends up holing out to Mitchell Marsh at long-on, who judges a high catch just inches inside the boundary.

Tendulkar walks back after an aggressive innings of 44 from 29 balls, having hit seven fours and a six.

Rohit Sharma and Karthik take two single each from the last four deliveries as Mumbai reach 64 for two after nine overs.
16:38   - Scorecard

Mumbai 56-1 (8 overs) vs Pune

Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack in place of Sharma, who bowled two overs for 18 runs.

Yuvraj strikes with his first delivery, getting the wicket of Ponting who charged down the wicket but hit a wide delivery straight to Abhishek Nayar at point to fall for 14. The decision was referred to the third umpire, who confirmed that the catch was taken cleanly.

Ponting and Tendulkar gave Mumbai a good start, putting on 54 runs for the opening wicket in 7.1 overs.

The in-form Dinesh Karthik walks out to bat having hit three half-centuries in his first three matches of the tournament.

Just two singles in Yuvraj's first over while he also provides his team with the much-needed breakthrough after Mumbai had got off to a flier.
16:32  - Scorecard

Mumbai 54-0 (7 overs) vs Pune

Mathews will continue. Tendulkar tries to play the upper cut but misses and then gets a thick outside edge from the next ball which goes to the thirdman region for one. Ponting then pulls a short ball to fine leg region for one. Tendulkar flicks a full delivery through midwicket where Sharma misfields to give away a couple before Mumbai take two singles from the last two balls to end the over.

Tendulkar is 39 from 26 balls and Ponting on 14 from 16 balls.
16:28  - Scorecard

Mumbai 48-0 (6 overs) vs Pune

Tendulkar is all charged up today. He tries to force the first ball from Sharma through the off-side but it is stopped at extra cover. Tendulkar then charges down the track twice in a row but on both ocassions it is stopped by Yuvraj Singh at mid-on. Tendulkar then chips one towards Yuvraj who fails to take a low catch and also lets it go through his legs for a boundary. Tendulkar then rubs more salt on Sharma's wounds by heaving the next ball over midwicket for a huge six followed by a single to end the over.
16:25  - Scorecard

Mumbai 37-0 (5 overs) vs Pune

Mathews brings himself into the attack now. Ponting defends the first two balls before he takes a single to midwicket. Tendulkar is looking to be very aggressive today as he tries to hammer a wide delivery through but misses and then hits it to the fielder at midwicket. He gets a single from the last ball to retain strike. Just two runs from that over as Pune look to put a brake on the scoring.

16:20  - Scorecard

Mumbai 35-0 (4 overs) vs Pune

Angelo Mathews continues to juggle his bowlers as leg-spinner Rahul Sharma is the fourth bowler to be introduced to bowl the fourth over of the innings. Ponting is hit on the pads off the first ball and then he hits a full toss to the fielder. The third ball is short which Ponting pulls to deep midwicket for one and Tendulkar drives it to long-off for another single followed by another one for Ponting.

Tendulkar continues the boundary flow as he crashes the last ball down the ground past mid-on for a boundary.

He has raced to 23 from 13 balls with the help of five boundaries, while Ponting is on 11 from as many balls.

16:16  - Scorecard

Mumbai 28-0 (3 overs) vs Pune

Ashok Dinda comes on from the pavilion end after that brief experiment with Finch and he starts with a wide delivery way outside the off-stump. Tendulkar then smashes him for four boundaries in a row to bring the crowd to their feet.

The first one is on the pads which Tendulkar flicks past a diving Bhuvneshwar at short fine leg, while hammering the next which is short and wide through the covers. Dinda strays wide as Tendulkar chips him over point and then drives the fourth ball past mid-off to make four fours in a row. He defends the last ball while letting the next ball go after deciding at the very last moment not to pull the short ball.

16:10  - Scorecard

Mumbai 11-0 (2 overs) vs Pune

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a good delivery that bounces a bit and comes in sharply which Ponting defends back to the bowler and hits the next to point. The next ball also comes in as Ponting reaches out for it but gets an inside edge which beats keeper Uthappa for a four but is beaten off the next ball as once again the ball comes in sharply.

Bhuvi then drops one short and Ponting is quick to rock back and pull it over midwicket for a thumping boundary and defends the last ball.
16:07  - Scorecard

Mumbai 3-0 (1 over) vs Pune

Finch starts with a full toss which Ponting flicks to the leg side for one. Tendulkar defends the next two balls before he tries to paddle but gets a leading edge which goes on the bounce back to the bowler. He taps the fifth ball to midwicket before lofting the last one over midwicket but has not timed it well enough to get a couple.
16:02  - Scorecard

Mumbai Indians will continue with the struggling opening duo of Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar, who have failed to come good with the bat in the tournament so far.

Pune spring a surprise by getting part-time left-arm spinner Aaron Finch to open the bowling.
16:00  Check out the two teams:

Mumbai Indians:
Ricky Ponting (captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Kieron Pollard, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Pragyan Ojha, Lasith Malinga.

Pune Warriors team: Angelo Mathews (captain), Robin Uthappa, Aaron Finch, Ross Taylor, Yuvraj Singh, Abhishek Nayar, T Suman, Mitchell Marsh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Sharma, Ashok Dinda.
15:37   Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting has won the toss and elected to bat against Pune Warriors in Mumbai, on Saturday.

There is a sea of blue at the Wankhede stadium with as many as 11,000 under privileged kids coming to watch the match as part of the Education for All programme undertaken by Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani.

Both teams have opted to retain their winning combination from the last match.
15:27  Mumbai Indians will be looking to continue their winning ways when they take on neighbours Pune Warriors in the 15th match of the Indian Premier League at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, on Saturday.

Mumbai started the IPL with a narrow loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore before bouncing back with back to back victories against Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils.

On the other hand, Pune Warriors started with two straight losses before winning their last match against Rajasthan Royals for their first victory after 11 games.