Harbhajan Singh’s timely cameo of 49 not out from 18 balls (with 8 fours and 2 sixes) helped Mumbai Indians to come out of a worst situation and end up on the winning side against Deccan Chargers. When Harbhajan had come out to bat, Mumbai Indians were reeling at 119 for 7 in the 17th over with Sachin Tendulkar just exiting after a 43-ball 55. However a couple of beamers from Jaskaran Singh in the final over saw Mumbai Indian reach a good total of 172 for 7.
Deccan Chargers had things under control until the final over. RP Singh came good to take 3 for 31 while Pragyan Ojha was consistent again with 2 for 24. DC were out of the chase after losing the big three – Gilchrist, Gibbs and Symonds cheaply. They were bowled out for 131 in 17.4 overs with only Rohit Sharma putting up some fight with his 28-ball 45. Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Lasith Malinga picked up three wickets each.