|Jean Sibelius - no fan of T20|
Mumbai enter the final having beaten Somerset in their semi-final. Somerset - that is Somerset from Somerset, England - themselves had beaten various South African teams on their cup run which can only be to their credit. The familiar figure of Lasith Malinga may well have been the difference between the sides as he took 4 for 20 in a spell of yorkers, swingers and slower ones that seems only too familiar (or too familiar to Scottish batsmen anyway).
|Malinga - too good for Somerset|
FB supposes that a six to win off the last ball has happened before but FB could not say when and where. Certainly he has not played in a match with such a close finish although he has played in many last ball result matches. Indeed, far be it for him to blow his own trumpet, but one of his finest efforts on the field of play was scoring 3 off the last ball in the rain and the dark on Edinburgh's Meadows to win a match. Conditions that would have defeated such as Karthik. FB supposes that needing 3 off the last ball is half as close as needing 6 off the last ball. On that arithmetic - it may well have happened twice as often. It is rare for FB to be such a hero. He has more frequently been the bowler trying to prevent the winning runs. No further comment is necessary - Malinga he isn't, as successive skippers have discovered as their awful mistake of throwing him the ball for the final over comes home to them.
|Warner - 123 not enough|