Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Mumbai April 15, 2011

Kochi upstage Tendulkar's century

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Kochi Tuskers Kerala 184 for 2 (McCullum 81, Jayawardene 56) beat Mumbai Indians 182 for 2 (Tendulkar 100*, Rayudu 53) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Two weeks ago, the crowd at the Wankhede was delirious though a fervently anticipated Sachin Tendulkar century didn't materialise. On Friday, the same crowd went home dejected despite Tendulkar crafting his first Twenty20 century, as Kochi Tuskers Kerala busted their party with one of the most memorable chases in IPL history.

Two of the world's finest Twenty20 batsmen, Brendon McCullum and Mahela Jayawardene, constructed chalk-and-cheese half-centuries to power Kochi's pursuit of 183. Both perished to Lasith Malinga's deadly deliveries but Kochi, who had stumbled in the final stretch of their first two games, didn't slip up this time as Ravindra Jadeja and Brad Hodge muscled boundaries to finish the game with an over to spare.

Tendulkar's effort checked off another item on his ever-shrinking to-do list, and Mumbai ran up a tall total without needing contributions from Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds and Kieron Pollard. It was then assumed that the bowlers would make the rest of the game a formality, but McCullum firmly put that assumption to rest by muscling three boundaries between mid-off and cover in Malinga's second over. The next big jump came in the sixth over from Pollard as McCullum swatted a four past midwicket and Jayawardene eased boundaries behind square on either side of the wicket.

The Mumbai fielding made things worse for the home team. Rohit Sharma dropped McCullum at first slip off the first ball, and Jayawardene was given a life by Ali Murtuza at backward point.

McCullum kept skating out of the crease and lashing the ball through the off side right through his innings, while Jayawardene was content shuffling across and using the bowler's pace, rarely powering the ball. The difference between the two batsmen's innings was highlighted in the ninth over as McCullum smashed the first ball over long-off, and Jayawardene reverse-paddled the fifth ball off the back of the bat for four.

With dew making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball, both batsmen kept picking off the boundaries. Kochi were in command by the 14th over as they moved to 128 for 0 when Jayawardene deftly poked a Malinga delivery past the keeper towards a delighted Kochi dug-out. Next ball, Malinga removed Jayawardene with a yorker which prompted a surprise promotion for Jadeja. McCullum, though, kept Kochi on top with a couple of scythed boundaries in the 17th over that worsened Pollard's evening.

With 27 needed off three overs, and nine wickets in hand, Mumbai gambled by bringing on Malinga for his final over. He delivered by bowling McCullum first ball, but Hodge eased Kochi's anxieties with two walloped boundaries off the rest of the over. Jadeja, who has received plenty of criticism over the past two years, then justified his promotion with a couple of swiped sixes off Murtaza Ali to finish off Mumbai with an over to go.

It was the Kochi's franchise first IPL win and Mumbai's first defeat of the season, a result few predicted after Tendulkar had combined power and placement to reach a memorable century. It, however, came after a nervy start: Tendulkar was nearly run out on 0, umpire Paul Reiffel turned down two lbw appeals from Vinay Kumar which should have been given. There was also a close call for caught behind, and an outside edge off Thisara Perera that just beat the keeper.

Mumbai made relatively sedate progress, reaching 57 in eight overs before losing Davy Jacobs. The in-form Ambati Rayudu immediately took charge, blasting two sixes off Raiphi Gomez. A series of powerfully hit straight boundaries took him to 44, when the partnership had realised 64.

The final five overs turned into a Tendulkar show as he plundered 45 runs. Tendulkar showed how he could finesse the ball or force it depending on his mood: in the 16th over, a short ball on legstump was helped over fine leg for six, and a length ball outside off was pummelled over long-on for six more as 20 came off the over. A helicopter shot for four and a slugged six over midwicket took him to 90 after 19 overs.

Tendulkar proceeded to paddle a four past short fine leg, and bludgeon another past long-on before reaching his ton with a push to mid-off off the final delivery of the innings. The decibel levels shot up in the stands, but it was a muted celebration from Tendulkar himself on reaching the milestone.

Neither he nor the crowd were celebrating at the end of the game. One of the bigger worries for a formidable Mumbai unit was how dependent their attack was on Malinga's form, something they will have to address after losing despite a solid batting effort.

Siddarth Ravindran is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 18, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    You can easily a sharp contrast between Sachin's attitude and Dhoni's attitude. Dhoni made several risky decisions during the world cup (and many of them I didn't like and thought they were bound to fail). But, he backed them and took the risjy approach even though he knew he will be crucified, if his decisions backfires and India fails to win WC. But, he was not selfish like Sachin about his personal records and just did what India needed to win. I thought the most audacious and unselfish step from Dhoni was coming ahead of yuvi in the final and he would have been literally crucified, if India would have failed then. But, fitting he played a very good, possibly a great innings to win the WC while Sachin is yet to play a very good innings in any WC knock out matches even after playing in 6 WCs. I personally think this is what makes someone great, not just scoring buckets of runs for personal record.

  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 18, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    I don't understand why the Sachin fans start to personally abuse the critics of sachin. This just derails a good argument. When Lara made a century, he could win most of the matches and lost only two against strong teams even though most of the time he was batting for a third rate team. But, Sachin couldn't win 12 matches against strong teams when he made a century even though he played for a much stronger team. The question is why is it so? And the answer is probably not obvious. But, I can always see some kind of selfishness in his approach for personal records which always affects team's winning chance. I've always seen him slowing down near his century, critically affecting the team's momentum. Of course, others not performing is one of the important reasons for defeat. But, how Lara can win matches without any major contribution from others while Sachin fails in so many such cases in spite of being touted as a great batsman?

  • on April 18, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    If i would tell like this that if someone lends a huge money to some other person and that person spends all his money in a useless things then will u blame the the person who has given the money or the person who has spend the money... i think the answer of this question is enough for asking Sachin about his century....

  • sachislife2310 on April 18, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    Hey!! C'mon guys!! he deservedd dis century and tat too @ the age of 38!!! Whoever is hating sachin here, dey just think tat dey are rite and jus want to stand seperatly from others!! He played his innings but his 4 Well ranked bowlers dint bowl properly!! i agree he's not as gambler as dhoni but we shuld respect him!! Ppl are talkin tat he scored a single in last ball but wat abt jacobs who scored 12 from 21 balls!! he he!! he dint evenn celebrate his century becoz he wanted 2 score boundary in d last ball!!

  • on April 18, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    People like "moonxi" are jealous of sachin for last may years and will be for many many coming years.as far his 13 ceturies in losing cause are concerned,it is simple to see that he did a splendid job by scoring his centuries for team score.It is team and especially weak bowling who could not rise to the ocassion.That is why people say that if sachin had been in Australia or south africa,he might have 70 centuires in ODI and all of them in win.period. Also since his centuires in losing cause are mainly against strong teams,that proves that other team members were mediocre against strong teams,while tendulaker being such a champ played fab against any of the attack,thus proving his greatness.Long live champ.shame to critics.

  • espncric123 on April 18, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    I think people should not blame sachin for losing the match. A century in any T20 game is a match winning performance. He was absolutely brilliant with his batting. I don't think he could have done any better. Sometimes it do happen that when a team member does brilliant work but team as a whole fails to cross the line. It can happen to anyone. It happened to Yuvraj singh today. He took 4 wkts and scored 60 odd runs but his team still lost the match. Why people don't blame him like they do for sachin? so please stop making unnecessary comments about the master and just enjoy his batting.

  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 17, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Even assuming the last ball was difficult to hit, he could have swung his bat as hard as possible. Even if it was an edge, there was a high chance that he could have taken a single and with little luck it could have gone for a boundary. There was some chance that he could have been out or he could not have taken a single to miss his century. Tendulkar is very shrewd and he was perfectly aware of this. So, he just avoided any risk and took the safest approach to century and in the process cost few valuable runs for the team which could have changed the outcome of the match.

  • on April 17, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    i think that was a good show of display by mumbai indians specially 4rm their captain sachin tendulkar magnificent innings of making 100 4rm 66 balls & ambati rayudu making 53 4rm 33 balls but today there fielding not up2 the mark ........i knw they can improve this very soon & may give their 100% on next match.......all the best 4 next match mumbai & also all the best 2 all the players of mumbai & i also think that all the players shoul d take the responsibilty not depend on any1 player in team

  • on April 17, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    i was 100%sure that mumbai will after sachin's fantastic century but unfortunetely bowler did the damage i am so sad for that tough luck sachin next time we should win best of luck sachin paaji

  • BULTY on April 17, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    The debate why Sachin's centuries are going in vain will rage on until Sachin hangs up his boots and might be even after that. It is a fact that Sachin has played very many match winning knocks without going to the three figure mark. He is a good batsman etc. etc. etc. What people are talking about is the phobia "Sachin's century in a match, his team is losing the match and this has been more pronounced in recent times than in the past. Sridhar Srigiriraju summed up the match nicely when he commented "God lost in God's own country"

  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 18, 2011, 17:06 GMT

    You can easily a sharp contrast between Sachin's attitude and Dhoni's attitude. Dhoni made several risky decisions during the world cup (and many of them I didn't like and thought they were bound to fail). But, he backed them and took the risjy approach even though he knew he will be crucified, if his decisions backfires and India fails to win WC. But, he was not selfish like Sachin about his personal records and just did what India needed to win. I thought the most audacious and unselfish step from Dhoni was coming ahead of yuvi in the final and he would have been literally crucified, if India would have failed then. But, fitting he played a very good, possibly a great innings to win the WC while Sachin is yet to play a very good innings in any WC knock out matches even after playing in 6 WCs. I personally think this is what makes someone great, not just scoring buckets of runs for personal record.

  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 18, 2011, 16:49 GMT

    I don't understand why the Sachin fans start to personally abuse the critics of sachin. This just derails a good argument. When Lara made a century, he could win most of the matches and lost only two against strong teams even though most of the time he was batting for a third rate team. But, Sachin couldn't win 12 matches against strong teams when he made a century even though he played for a much stronger team. The question is why is it so? And the answer is probably not obvious. But, I can always see some kind of selfishness in his approach for personal records which always affects team's winning chance. I've always seen him slowing down near his century, critically affecting the team's momentum. Of course, others not performing is one of the important reasons for defeat. But, how Lara can win matches without any major contribution from others while Sachin fails in so many such cases in spite of being touted as a great batsman?

  • on April 18, 2011, 9:29 GMT

    If i would tell like this that if someone lends a huge money to some other person and that person spends all his money in a useless things then will u blame the the person who has given the money or the person who has spend the money... i think the answer of this question is enough for asking Sachin about his century....

  • sachislife2310 on April 18, 2011, 9:09 GMT

    Hey!! C'mon guys!! he deservedd dis century and tat too @ the age of 38!!! Whoever is hating sachin here, dey just think tat dey are rite and jus want to stand seperatly from others!! He played his innings but his 4 Well ranked bowlers dint bowl properly!! i agree he's not as gambler as dhoni but we shuld respect him!! Ppl are talkin tat he scored a single in last ball but wat abt jacobs who scored 12 from 21 balls!! he he!! he dint evenn celebrate his century becoz he wanted 2 score boundary in d last ball!!

  • on April 18, 2011, 3:13 GMT

    People like "moonxi" are jealous of sachin for last may years and will be for many many coming years.as far his 13 ceturies in losing cause are concerned,it is simple to see that he did a splendid job by scoring his centuries for team score.It is team and especially weak bowling who could not rise to the ocassion.That is why people say that if sachin had been in Australia or south africa,he might have 70 centuires in ODI and all of them in win.period. Also since his centuires in losing cause are mainly against strong teams,that proves that other team members were mediocre against strong teams,while tendulaker being such a champ played fab against any of the attack,thus proving his greatness.Long live champ.shame to critics.

  • espncric123 on April 18, 2011, 2:28 GMT

    I think people should not blame sachin for losing the match. A century in any T20 game is a match winning performance. He was absolutely brilliant with his batting. I don't think he could have done any better. Sometimes it do happen that when a team member does brilliant work but team as a whole fails to cross the line. It can happen to anyone. It happened to Yuvraj singh today. He took 4 wkts and scored 60 odd runs but his team still lost the match. Why people don't blame him like they do for sachin? so please stop making unnecessary comments about the master and just enjoy his batting.

  • MeraBharatMahaan on April 17, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Even assuming the last ball was difficult to hit, he could have swung his bat as hard as possible. Even if it was an edge, there was a high chance that he could have taken a single and with little luck it could have gone for a boundary. There was some chance that he could have been out or he could not have taken a single to miss his century. Tendulkar is very shrewd and he was perfectly aware of this. So, he just avoided any risk and took the safest approach to century and in the process cost few valuable runs for the team which could have changed the outcome of the match.

  • on April 17, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    i think that was a good show of display by mumbai indians specially 4rm their captain sachin tendulkar magnificent innings of making 100 4rm 66 balls & ambati rayudu making 53 4rm 33 balls but today there fielding not up2 the mark ........i knw they can improve this very soon & may give their 100% on next match.......all the best 4 next match mumbai & also all the best 2 all the players of mumbai & i also think that all the players shoul d take the responsibilty not depend on any1 player in team

  • on April 17, 2011, 10:31 GMT

    i was 100%sure that mumbai will after sachin's fantastic century but unfortunetely bowler did the damage i am so sad for that tough luck sachin next time we should win best of luck sachin paaji

  • BULTY on April 17, 2011, 8:07 GMT

    The debate why Sachin's centuries are going in vain will rage on until Sachin hangs up his boots and might be even after that. It is a fact that Sachin has played very many match winning knocks without going to the three figure mark. He is a good batsman etc. etc. etc. What people are talking about is the phobia "Sachin's century in a match, his team is losing the match and this has been more pronounced in recent times than in the past. Sridhar Srigiriraju summed up the match nicely when he commented "God lost in God's own country"

  • batmannrobin on April 17, 2011, 7:06 GMT

    @moonsXI contd: 33 of his 48 ve won Ind d match.n y sud v remove d centuries agst Zim n Ken.2 of his cracking centuries came against Zim in 98 S'jah triangular where the 3rd team was SL ( d den worldchamps) n arguably the best ever Zim side beat dem twice to reach d finals n the WC99 they beat SA n Ind to seriously consider a chance of reaching SFs!n his 104 agn Zim in 97 was responsible 4 Ind reachin the finals of tat series in SA. It was Ind's first win of d series fyi.So centuries against des teams cannot b discarded just like tat. Rem agn whom Kapil's 175 came against n d significance of d same in world cricket?n Agst d best team of his time ,OZ- 9 centuries - 7 match winnin n the other 2 -d desert storm 143 which took Ind 2 d finals n the one man 175 v 11 men Aus.n pls rem d minority critics like u conveniently ignore d 80s n 90s tat he has scored 2 win d game. Leave Sachin alone guys, if all of us r dedicated in profession like he is in his we wud go places. D perfect role model!

  • jorock on April 17, 2011, 6:44 GMT

    Plz don't blame sachin!!! He has done everything to win this match a century in T20 It's great for a men @ 38 Comeon Guys give the credit to KTK they had played out of their skins to win this match.I think this KTK team is guddd they played 3 matches all went to the bottom line it was not a cakewalk for any team with them .MI beware your trumcard (malinga) is going by May 5 after that it will be difficult to defend any total that you set to opposition. I think they had missed some trick during the auction.Come on KTK GO GO GO

  • batmannrobin on April 17, 2011, 6:44 GMT

    @ moonsXI-Really shudder 2 think the day Sachin retires.Fans n cric websites ll ve nuthin 2 discuss abt.now 4 d facts.Sachin's ton against Eng did earn India a point n so tat means it was a part of India's road 2 d final.n his 53 against Aus set up d chase n his 85 was d diff between India n Pak in d SF.It s not his fault tat Pak dropped him 4 times. If Gibbs had not dropped S Waugh,if Klusener had not set off 4 d single,iif Kapil had dropped Viv- so if n buts have caused more than a mamooth change in world cricket. It s no mere coincidence that India's chances in d worldcup have resonated wid Sachin( 523 in 96- India in SF, 673 in 03 - Ind in Finals, n 482 now-india champs) n when he was not in so gud form (99,07) - india's tournament was bad. - the only diff being this time India's hopes did not fade away once he was out. Infact it s mightily impressive tat diff batsmen come 2 d party at diff stages of d knockout. Even during d92 world cup he was MoM in the only 2 matches tat Ind won

  • anupq1 on April 16, 2011, 19:24 GMT

    i dont understand why everyone is blaming sachin for the defeat....certainly he played one of the best innings in ipl ....the bowlers and the fielders didnt do their best thats why mumbai lost....and mumbai depends too much on malinga...if he fails mumbai will loose....mumbai shoud find out other bowling options

  • ravi9000 on April 16, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    @moons donno abt ur stats....if i exclude kenya and zimbabwe....against bangla,he has not scored any century(in ODI).... den its 13 out of 38 in which india have lost.....23 india have won...1 have tied ..i no result.... and talking abt his centuries against d best team ever in history....7 out of 9 have won....1 143 in sharjah was almost a win..and 1 175 is considere to be all tym gr8est even by ur punter.... so stop giving fake stats....

  • dibbu on April 16, 2011, 18:46 GMT

    @moonsXI, I'll try one more time, but doubt that you would get it. Here it is. When India plays against lower ranking teams, the whole team is able to do well; but against better sides, it's been predominately left on Sachin to carry the burden for the most part of his cricketing career, and yet he has shined. Beats me why you cannot grasp that simple fact! Repeating rubbish doesn't make it factual- I'm serious, take some stats 101 courses! It's not even amusing anymore!

  • timtom on April 16, 2011, 18:18 GMT

    @MOONSXI -- Terrific fact finding.... :)) .."He ignores his responsibilities.. didn't do so well in the WC knock out mateches, was pathetic in the semifinal and final...." AWESOME buddy..

    Nation will cry the day Sachin retires but there will small contingent including MOONSXI that will rejoice...

  • moonsXI on April 16, 2011, 16:41 GMT

    @Sachin86, I think its a thin line and depends upon personal judgement. I think Ponting played a great innnings under lot of pressure, but he was to a little extent responsible for the loss as he played a somewhat slow innings. As far as jawardhene's ton is concerned, it was simply blemishless and one of the greatest ODI innings. I couldn't find any problems with that innings and he also accelerated when needed without caring for his records, so I personaaly don't think he was anyway responsible for the loss.

  • moonsXI on April 16, 2011, 16:34 GMT

    @sachin86, I am not trying to put all the blame on Sachin, afterall its a team game and it needs contributions from others. But, that doesn't mean you ignore his resposibilities. He stayed till the end, yet it is the slowest of the IPL centuries. The last shot he played was disgraceful and one of the most selfish shots I've ever seen. Others were definitely responsible for the loss, but you can't deny these facts. I don't think only Sachin is winning matches for India as far as lst few years are concerned. He didn't do so well in the WC knock out mateches, was pathetic in the semifinal and final. But, India still won the worldcup. In fact, whenever he stayed in the crease for most time, India couldn't win. It just means India has many other match winners who deserve some credit in stead of overhype of just some personal records.

  • moonsXI on April 16, 2011, 16:23 GMT

    @dibbu, keep your bouncers to yourself and don't try to teach me the art of analysis. There is no point counting centuries against weak teams like bangladesh, zimbabwe etc and trying to overhype personal records. I just removed the weaker teams and india has lost 13 out of 27 ODI ( http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/35320.html?class=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=default;result=1;result=2;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;template=results;type=allround ). Its a plain and simple fact. I have just considered ODIs as they were easier to analyze.

  • C.Dila on April 16, 2011, 16:21 GMT

    i knew it mahela is a great captain.also he is one of great batsman in cricket world congratz kochi keep it up

  • Quazar on April 16, 2011, 15:56 GMT

    And how poor are some people's memories! They've already forgotten (unless they're pretending to) that in 2010, this same 37-yr old made 2 match-winning double hundreds, aside from a further 3 hundreds and a 98 in wins for Team India. As for attitude, how many cricketers have themselves decided to share the Man of the Match / Series award with a teammate? Sachin has done it at least twice... once with Rayadu, and once with Yuvraj (in 2007). And that's the kind of man who gets a World Cup win dedicated to him by his teammates!

  • Quazar on April 16, 2011, 15:38 GMT

    He he! 21 years of jealousy and spite gets an outlet for some people on days like this! No worries... Sachin will keep churning out masterclass after masterclass, no matter how much they turn green! And Mumbai & Team India will continue to thank their lucky stars!

  • Champagne_Cricket on April 16, 2011, 15:37 GMT

    Well said MoonsIX. We are not here to pass judgement but the facts remain.

  • dibbu on April 16, 2011, 15:35 GMT

    @moonsXI, it's a bouncer, but try and grasp it. The fact that Sachin makes centuries against tougher sides and yet team loses, indicates the mediocre other players! It only proves Sachin's strength and talent more! if you are going to refer to stats, learn to first analyze it! Sachin's Test Centuries Total 51= Won- 20, Draw-20, Lost- 11 Sachin's ODI Centuries Total 48= Won- 33, Tied-1, NR-1, Lost- 13

  • isot123 on April 16, 2011, 14:09 GMT

    @moonsXI... "it seems his centuries does not really help india much"...i would say his centuries kept india from losing matches within 20 overs....a team needs all the players to do their part to win...

  • sachin86 on April 16, 2011, 14:03 GMT

    @moon'sXI

    going by the same logic,ponting and jayawardene are responsible for their respective team's losses in the recent WC for scoring tons.Nice!

  • sachin86 on April 16, 2011, 14:01 GMT

    @moonsXI

    That's so funny.So,sachin is responsible for all the losses.Sachin is responsible if he gets out cheaply and india loses and he is also responsible if he gets a ton,150,or even a 200 and india loses.Could you advice what sachin should do?coz he should score neither a ton nor bow out cheaply for single digits.

  • moonsXI on April 16, 2011, 13:40 GMT

    This is what the data from cricinfo says about sachin's centuries...

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/52337.html?class=2;filter=advanced;opposition=1;opposition=2;opposition=3;opposition=6;opposition=7;opposition=8;orderby=default;result=1;result=2;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;template=results;type=allround

    Against strong teams, india lost 11 matches out of 27 when Sachin made century. That is just too many loses, it seems his centuries does not really help india much.

    Australia lost 2 out of 17 when Ponting made century.

    West Indies (clearly a much weaker ODI team in the last 15 years) lost only 3 out of 14 when Lara made a century.

    Again, I don't want to prove anything or accuse any player in particular, as statistics are only a partial truth. But, there must be something wrong with sachin's attitude. Just a point to ponder....

  • on April 16, 2011, 11:45 GMT

    what let mumbai down was dropped catch first ball by sharma, bhajjis bowling as always and tendulkars decision to give bowling to pollard even tho he had given 30 runs in 2 overs

  • sacredlove on April 16, 2011, 11:35 GMT

    I supports Rama.. We should not forget his knocks... He is a great player.. that the world is accepting that.. And the cricket is not played by a single individual.. It is a group of 11 players. against england... the bowlers and fielding was not at all satisfactory.. thats y its resulted in a tie... and in the other match also.. the same... We cant blame Sachin about this...

  • on April 16, 2011, 11:34 GMT

    Well done Mahela. You did what Sanga didn't doin the CWC final. Fielded after winning the toss.

  • sachin86 on April 16, 2011, 11:33 GMT

    wow!so we lost all the 99 matches that sachin scored a ton.Great!i didn't know that.

  • Valavan on April 16, 2011, 11:18 GMT

    @Thilak Rajah, If malinga will be out of form, MI can practice for IPL 2012. see your all games, unless malinga provide early break through, other MI bowlers look like soft ball players

  • Finn92 on April 16, 2011, 11:02 GMT

    The only batsman to average over 40 in all three formats of the game, enough said. You win some, you lose some, as he said the fielding cost them not his hundred! Rayudu looks one of the better uncapped Indians on show and he may find himself in the reckoning soon

  • on April 16, 2011, 10:54 GMT

    What more has this MAN got in store for the cricket world !!! He' s definitely NOT ripe for RETIREMENT !!!

  • on April 16, 2011, 10:43 GMT

    Mccullum rocks!Great knock.

  • Champagne_Cricket on April 16, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    Well, well, well.. Haven't we seen this a lot of times. Tendulkar scores a century and his team loses the match. I'm sure that the Indian fans are thanking their Gods for not letting Tendulkar score a century at the WC final.

  • on April 16, 2011, 10:11 GMT

    well played kochi.......

  • paulantony on April 16, 2011, 10:08 GMT

    Only Weeks before Mahela scored a century and his team lost, Now Sachin scores a century and the same result... Cricket is a great leveller they say.... So true

  • SHAL on April 16, 2011, 10:01 GMT

    It was Sachin's 100 then there was no chance of winning the team... it is proven again and again. Even in WC he made century against England and result was TIE and even against SAF he made century and we end up loosing the game. So make it very clear, it it's ST 100 then forget the match

  • on April 16, 2011, 10:00 GMT

    Sachin is and an icon and of the greatest players of cricket of all times, but attitudes do matter.

  • on April 16, 2011, 9:46 GMT

    Clinical performance from the openers which made it happen for the KTK. A really deserved win for the lads. If someone stands up every match like Baz did this time, a real hard to beat team…hope they come good from now on…

  • on April 16, 2011, 9:45 GMT

    @Rama Polepalli: "Also, if Sachin or Rayudu would have been out early, they wouldn't have reached 180+."

    They would have definitely reached atleast 200 if not 220. Come on dude, Symonds, Rohit Sharma, Pollard and Satish were in next.

  • on April 16, 2011, 9:18 GMT

    this is cool story!!! match was good and it was exciting

  • Capt.jaideep on April 16, 2011, 9:11 GMT

    Sachin is and an icon and of the greatest players of cricket of all times, but attitudes do matter. In the recent world cup match JP Duminy went for a big shot at the end of the innings (and perished) even though he was on 96. He chose his team over personal glory.

  • on April 16, 2011, 8:59 GMT

    Three things :- Did Sachin play for a single last ball to complete his century? If you watch the ball, I thought there was a forced deflection of the bat, the shot didnt go where he placed for a 4, and you could see his face after the shot - he looked disappointed and you could see him talking to Pollard how he intended to play it. Yes, we all expected to see him step out, but it didnt happen. Questioning the man's integrity for this shot - well guess its too much.

    Secondly... as read. Has anyone told you that when SRT scores a century, India, more often than not, loses the match? Well, that is a lie! Of the 48 ODI matches in which SRT scored a century, 33 were won by India, 13 were lost, 1 was tied (with England) and another was abandoned.

    and to people who said Tendulkar shud have got out so that others could have hit more!! LOL .. probability can go either way - anyhow it favours a set batsman than a new one!

  • SaneVoice on April 16, 2011, 8:38 GMT

    Rama Polepalli - your claim is laughable. An 85 with 5 lives doesn't qualify as match winning innings. Any Indian batsman could have got that score after so many lives. His contribution in the knock-out matches has been negligible. And his two-hundreds resulted in losses. It's not our fault (neither Sachin's) if you are a Sachin fan. Learn to accept the truth.

  • SaneVoice on April 16, 2011, 8:33 GMT

    Rama Polepalli - your claim is laughable. An 85 with 5 lives doesn't qualify as match winning innings. Any Indian batsman could have got that score after so many lives. His contribution in the knock-out matches has been negligible. And his two-hundreds in WC resulted in losses/Tie. It's not our fault (neither Sachin's) if you are a Sachin fan. Learn to accept the truth.

  • GasPipe on April 16, 2011, 8:28 GMT

    Good to see Brendon McCullum performing well.

  • KaunD on April 16, 2011, 8:25 GMT

    @Rama Polepalli : India won the world cup because of wins right?? Jus count his scores in wins in this world cup with others in Indian team!! u will see that he stands third or 4th!! u want to put facts!! then put them right!! about 230 of his 480 came in the only two matches which India didn't win!! and don't say he is the only one who scored in those matches and so India lost!! Sehwag and Gambhir also contributed in those matches dude!! and two catches dropped?? man that is Mmumbai Indian's mistake dude !! Sachin was not given LBW when he was out twice !!That is Umpire's mistake !! Don't see only onside of the coin!! U never know if he was give out then Mumbai really might have won the match by 50!! Even in the great 2003 world cup!! count his contributions in semis and finals!! I don't mind counting the contribution in one of the important matches in super Sixes against Newzealand !! or his 85 ball 81 turing into 120 ball 97 against Sri Lanka!!

  • TenCricket on April 16, 2011, 8:11 GMT

    McCullum attacked Malinga from the first over, and its not that difficult to play malinga . Because he is a Spot bowler, so if the batsman stays out of the crease, for malinga it's difficult to adjust the line, and then he can ball only wide delivery,

  • on April 16, 2011, 8:03 GMT

    Exciting as it was, this match exposed few serious chinks in MI armour: First, they have no idea who can take wickets for them if Malinga does not-this might mean curtains once he departs for SL soon. Second, labouring 182 for 2 with big guns like Sharma, Symonds and Pollard unutilized, isn't a smart idea. I would have liked 210 for 5 instead, from the way they were placed at the 15 Overs mark! Third, it is highly embarrassing for likes of Sachin to have had two clear LBWs going in his favour and then go on to lose having laboured for that 100!! The only plus MI would have gathered last night is Sachin adding one more record to his name: Maximum no. of 100s in lost cases in all forms of the game. Well done KTK--you have arrived!!

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:56 GMT

    "God" lost in God's own country

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    @Adhi: I am 200% with you, if you see the way Tendulkar played the last over, it had total selfishness. this is why there is a common perception that if Tendulkar goes on to make a century, India looses the game. We gotta accept the Tendulkar is one of the modern legend of cricket but he has been carrying this problem through out his career. I am totally confused with Tendulkar's thinking, getting a Hundred and ending up in the loosing side makes Tendulkar happy?????? A life time question.......

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:41 GMT

    attitude of mumbai is to win cup so they went for inals for last time.every team wants to win match .soumyas attitude was too bad

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:35 GMT

    the ultimate fact is.. Tendulkar is chasing behind records.. he aint playing for the team,he only needs his own records..,.. he cud hav had a better strike rate if he didnt think about his own hundred.. another 10 odd runs might hav change this game.. so i strongly think that tendulkar shud responsible for this defeat, though MI is stronger than kochi

  • Quazar on April 16, 2011, 7:27 GMT

    @KaunD... don't think you saw the match closely enough. Sachin was trying to hit the last ball wide off long-off for a four, but he didn't succeed. Hence, while taking that run, he turned his head in disappointment and almost screamed at himself. Go back and look at it again... and also notice that he didn't celebrate his 100... he didn't even smile. (Btw, you also seem to have missed that Davy Jacobs made only 12 in 21 balls)

  • sridh2010 on April 16, 2011, 7:25 GMT

    What u said correct Sachin got two lbw decision in favour from Refil. Without Malinga MI bowling is so weak. They can't fool every team with this kind of batting track. If Malinga failed or players managed his deliver of four overs then can't imagine about MI bowling. Even in their backyard Kochi done well. Every mactch Sachin not get this kind of life or favour from Umpire. Wait and see what going to happen in further games

  • anupq1 on April 16, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    sreesanth was kicked out...that is the best reason for kochis victory....

  • Quazar on April 16, 2011, 7:12 GMT

    34 hundreds in limited overs wins, and yet a few ignoramuses are saying that Sachin's 100s end in losses! The DIFFERENCE in the match was Davy Jacobs made 12 in 21 balls, while Jadeja+Hodge made 36 runs in 18 balls. Rohit Sharma may need to open with Sachin going forward.

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:07 GMT

    Man, how many times is it going to happen? Tendulkar's century in vain? Whenever he scores a century i start to get the feeling that India or whoever team he is playing for is going lose! Thats how it has been with him! His centuries has usually been unlucky for his team(s). His records are tremendous and wont be matched ever, but one thing thats going to kill him is the thought that most of his centuries have been to the losing cause! I would also like to add one more thing, What the hell was he doing in the last ball of the innings? He just tucked the ball to get a single and reach his century? Man he is such a huge player, he could have easily hit it for a boundary! Thats so selfish..

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:05 GMT

    read this it is good sachin lost ..........

  • on April 16, 2011, 7:03 GMT

    what money can d0 is- it can buy u mumbai indian but it cant win u match everytime.........kochi poor bowling & poor umpiring helped tendulkar to reach 100.........i will always praise gilly fastest century knock against mumbai indian rather than this easy knock.........wish to see mumbai indian losing feew more matches as they did yest............

  • sridh2010 on April 16, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    Am not understanding who ever writing article they only thinking all other batsman are making run becasue of droped catches of him or sum luck. Only Sachin making runs natural. Why they even not mention about poor umpire descion and droped catches of Sachin bating time. Why this parcial writing am not understand. Even Mculliam catch not carried to Rohit in the slip. Still they writing droped by Rohit. Only sachin make run others just on their luck playing. When ever he made centruy in recent time ending up in lossing side. If he can make century like this kind dead pitch thats why others also make that run easliy and more quicker than Sachin. Thats the real facter nowadays.

  • laksmrperfect on April 16, 2011, 7:00 GMT

    What a fantastic match.sachin batted very beautiful,but his captincy is very poor, results mumbai indians lost..........

  • on April 16, 2011, 6:54 GMT

    @Adhi Narayan, cricket is a game played by 11 players, not one. MI lost the game because of poor fielding and bowling. Had they caught the two catches, the game would have been over and MI would have won by 50+ runs. Also, if Sachin or Rayudu would have been out early, they wouldn't have reached 180+. The point you are missing is consistency and Tendulkar has been very consistent in his batting for the past 3 years. We should not forget that he is second highest run-getter in the world cup and without his contributions, we would have never reached the finals.

  • KaunD on April 16, 2011, 6:28 GMT

    @ Adhi Narayanan : Exactly !! U know what watching the innings at the end I wud have bet that Sachin won't go for a boundary!! Even if the match is more important than his hundred he wud do that!! And being the captain he shud have been more responsible than that!! I even observed the middle innings where his 18 ball 31 turned out to be 31 ball 39!! ppl just don' realize !! He does slow down and fast tract !! and his final ball- run ratio never shows the correct picture!! u never know!! Symmonds and Pollard playing those balls might have scored more !! u never know cause it never happened!! Now mumbai middle order does not have any match practice thanks to Sachin and Rayudu!! Now ?I want to see then 23 for three in the next match and then watch them under pressure!!

  • wambling_future on April 16, 2011, 6:25 GMT

    @Pps Chawla: If Kochi's bowling wasn't world class it ain't Tendulkar's fault and more than that there are still runs to be scored against any kind of bowling. @BanBouncers: No. Chris Gayle scored I think 117 against SA in T20 WC'07 opening game and WI still lost despite of scoring over 200 runs. @Raj Kumar: Because this isn't a International game. Sachin has 99 "International" 100's while over all is more than 100 centuries. @Muhammad Kamrul Islam:What else you want Sachin to do? Bowl 4 overs and take 10 wkts as well? A batsman cannot do a bowler's job and vice-versa. He scored a century and gave a very good score to his bowlers to defend. If bowler's failed to do so it is their failing and to some extent Sachin's captaincy BUT not's Sachin as a BATSMAN. Grow up. Chennai couldn't defend almost the same score. You never know how much is enough in T20.

  • BULTY on April 16, 2011, 6:01 GMT

    What a fantastic match it turned out to be. It was special for Mahela to win the match in more than one ways. In the WC final in the same venue Mahela scored a century and lost the match. So at the end of MI innings, he must have mentally sent a message to Sachin "Hey guy, here's my chance. I score a century & lost the match; now you score a century and I will make you lose the match. He lived up to every inch of this determination. He opened the innings with Brendon, put up a century partnership, kept the chase close and even when he got out, there were players to stand up and suggest "hey captain, we can complete the job for you". Another Sachin century in a losing cause; the phobia lingers on, whatever the Sachin's fans might suggest. A great match and as the experts opined at the end of the match, MI needed this jolt, to bring them down to ground zero.

  • GirishNadkarni on April 16, 2011, 5:58 GMT

    Mr. Ravindran Good Morning to you. The article is very good and meticulous from the analytical perspective. However, there are some points about Sachin Tendulkar getting 2 reprieves from the umpire Paul Reiffel that I disagree. I concur with the observation on the first decision which should have been ruled in Vinay Kumar's favour as Tendulkar was hit on the backfoot, standing inside the crease, on or around the top of the knee roll. But the analysis about the second decision is surprising because Tendulkar was playing a shot and he was struck clearly outside the off stump. Also, the jury is yet to be out on the veracity of Virtual Eye or Hawk Eye. "Surely, it is paradoxical that whilst Tendulkar was supposed to be out lbw to Saeed Ajmal in the WC semi final vs Pak when the third eye ruled him out and yesterday it was the other way around but still learned judgers of the game like yourself look at it as a life for Tendulkar."

  • Capt.Price on April 16, 2011, 5:52 GMT

    @Tejaswetha : they don't like Sachin, I guess. It's just bad luck for the great man. Every time Sachin makes a century, he is actually doing his job perfectly. But when team loses by 8 wickets after making over 180 in T20, is it a fault of batsmen? Think wise, you will get your answer. Stop blaming Sachin. He is a great person.

  • on April 16, 2011, 5:50 GMT

    tendulkar is a manipulator thats why when he bats first and scores century, actually scores lesser than the what others cud have scored from the same number of balls. thats how his team ends up loosing at the end, only if opposite team bats very badly his team will win in a match he scored century. most of the matches India won when he scored century are either low target ones or opposition batting second batted in worst way, Yesterdays Match was example of it, had pollard batted at end they cud have scored 200 plus....

  • on April 16, 2011, 5:49 GMT

    What will anyone do in the final ball of the innings? go for the big shots...but sachin just pushed the ball for a single to score his century..what can we infer from this?????

  • on April 16, 2011, 5:33 GMT

    Umpire didn't give sachin out in two legal LBWs when we was having score near 20s.... So sachin doesn't deserve this century..... Kochi fought well and won... Sachin maybe considered as god but real god is with kochi team....

  • soumyas on April 16, 2011, 5:28 GMT

    good to see KOCHI winning... i dont like attitude of mumbai team supporters....

  • zamanmb on April 16, 2011, 5:27 GMT

    I like Sachin batting and I too a favorite of Sachin. But as usual if he makes century the protocol is that Sachin team will loose most of the time. Also I accept Ratheesh comment that, Sreesanth out, Kochi wins. I wish Kochi to continue this momentum through out the tournament.

  • on April 16, 2011, 5:13 GMT

    Why not Symonds gien the ball.....(sure he'd have dissapeared to all corners if it was done though...)

  • mofs on April 16, 2011, 5:12 GMT

    Fully agree wid TEJASWETHA.....Stop criticizing sachin on that ground that he scores a century and india lose.....out of fifteen centuries in one day in which india lost....some were just brilliant innings like the one in sharjah to qualify for final against australia...India lost but sachin's century made india to qualify....175 against australia ..again this innings was awarded the best one day innings of the year but india lose...latest is against south africa in world cup. he put team in such a good condition that they could have easily reached 360 but ...

  • vinodva on April 16, 2011, 5:07 GMT

    now its became a trend that if sachin scores a century the team will loose or get tied. if he didnot score a century team will win.. so don't let him to score a century.. and allow our team india to win all matches . As a fan of sahin its very very hard to say this. Eeven sir don bradman was not able to make his career average to 100 in his last match.

  • _Freehit_ on April 16, 2011, 5:04 GMT

    WHO THE HECK IS THE EDITOR OF THIS ARTICLE ????

    DEAR EDITOR IS IT NICE TO BE THIS MUCH BIASED WITH WHAT YOU PUT ON THE ESPN OFFICIAL WEBSITE?

    IT IS A SUPERB WIN FROM KOCHI TEAM !!! IT WAS CLEAR !!! SO WHY ARE YOU JUST TRYING TO SHOW IT AS A LOSE OF MUMBAI AND DISREGARD THIS BRILLIANT WIN OF KOCHI?? IS THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE VERY SAD WITH THAT LOSE OF MUMBAI ?

    DEAR FRIENDS, WE ALL SAW A BRILLIANT PARTNERSHIP FROM McCULLUM & MAHELA WHICH WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS SUPERB WIN. SO CAN WE SEE EVEN ONE WORD ABOUT McCULLUM & MAHELA IN THE HEADLINE OF THIS ARTICLE?? ATLEAST AN IMAGE OF THOSE TWO PLAYERS FOR THE MAIN PICTURE OF THIS ARTICLE? WELL... NO !!!

    MR.Siddarth Ravindran, IM SURE YOU VERY UPSET WITH THIS LOSE(INCLUDING SUCHIN'S CENTURY) BUT PLEASE DONT PUT YOUR GARBAGE ON THIS ESPN OFFICIAL WEBSITE... YOU CAN BE SAD WITH A LOSE BUT SAME TIME YOU SHOULD GIVE SOME VALUE FOR A GREAT WIN AND THE PLAYERS WHO GAVE THEIR MAXIMUM CONTRIBUTION.

    JUST MY IDEA... CHEERS !

  • SachinRao on April 16, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    I think MI think tank has to revisit its team composition.....Need to drop Davy Jacobs (Rayudu dons the gloves)..Drop Sathish, as god only knows why he is in the team (get in Abu Nechim).

  • on April 16, 2011, 4:45 GMT

    Really he is the god of CRICKET :-------

  • on April 16, 2011, 4:38 GMT

    Being A Sachin Fan I Support Kochi and Chennai :~) It Was One Of The Happiest Day In My Life . . . Bocoz Sachin Socred His First T20 Century In Style and Kochi's First Victory In Style Is Well . . .

    Why Mumabi Lost Yesterday, Few Brilliants Will Say Becoz Sachin Scored Century So Mumbai Lost The Match . . . Idiotic Thinking What Else ? Those Guy Just Talks To Irritate Others. Never Thinks About The Bowler Who Made The Way Easy To The Kochin's.

    Without Mailnga Mumbai Bowling Attack Looks Worst. I Am Totally Against Harbhajan. Now A Days He Is Just Like A Medium Pacer. No Flight No Drift, No Turn Is Well. He Is Becoming A Real Burden For Indian Team And Now For Mumbai.

  • on April 16, 2011, 4:34 GMT

    Tendulkar score hundred but still that was slowest IPL HUNDRED,KALLIS playing with same strike rate commentator HARSHA BHOGLE says he dont deserve to be no.1 with this strike rate,What about Tendulkar,different parameter different yard stick AMAZING

  • sweetspot on April 16, 2011, 4:29 GMT

    Let's not harp about Sachin's century in a losing cause. He has won a heck of a lot for India with his centuries. But his captaincy last night was below par. Forty to get in four overs and he brings in Pollard! Imagine a medium pacer against two set batsmen who know Malinga is around the corner! No wonder they smashed him and got closer. If Malinga had bowled that over, instead of saving him like a schoolboy saving his sharpest pencil, MI would have won, because the pressure would have been immense for the last three overs.

  • cricfangoindia on April 16, 2011, 4:24 GMT

    I still think this Kochi team isn't going to win many games. Their bowling has no tooth and all the good players are foreigners. Rohit should have been playing for Kochi. Bombay already has Rayudu, Suman and Sachin. Then they have Davie and Pollard. Kochi need a spectacular season from Jadeja and their Indian bowlers to have any chance to make the semi. Their team makes no sense, NO INDIAN GAME CHANGERS WHEN YOU HAVE TO PLAY 7 iNDIANS. The Indians they have are bowlers which is the weakest link for the Indian team and you can't play 7 bowlers. They have Patel who is 3 ft tall and lakshman who is a test batsman. Trade some Indian bowlers and get Sharma or Uthappa or Manish Pandey or some1 like them. Kerala is not a state which produces any batsmans like Hydrabad and Banglore,so there is no home grown talent there. The closest thing Kerala ever got is Uthappa

  • on April 16, 2011, 4:10 GMT

    "With dew making it difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball...." Interesting comment by the author.Ravi Shastri asked the same question at the presentation. The spinners were ineffective,Murtuza served full toss after full toss........interesting for people who analyze why the Sri Lankan spinners were so unsuccessful two weeks ago.....

  • BadMoodHesh on April 16, 2011, 4:00 GMT

    As a Sri lankan, I totally loved it. Kochi won, Mahela scored and Malinga took wickets. But the author is right. Mumbai is one of my favourite teams but if they want to win matches then other bowlers besides Malinga will have to come to the party.

  • on April 16, 2011, 3:56 GMT

    Sachin's 100= Loss, thats the legacy and once again he proved it

  • sanath007 on April 16, 2011, 3:43 GMT

    another 100 by sachin in a lost cause...mahela was pure class, scoring at a higher strike rate than mccullum without taking many risks

  • on April 16, 2011, 3:36 GMT

    sachin always rocks ........... but feeling sad that he as lost the match

  • LALITHKURUWITA on April 16, 2011, 3:29 GMT

    The difference is Mahela opening the Inning. If Mahela opens the Innings, beware all other teams. Even the best bowler, Malinga or Best Batsman Sachin cannot stop. He should have opened in the WC final.

  • GrtIndia_Ann on April 16, 2011, 3:08 GMT

    out of sach's 48 odi tons...33 resulted in india's win....so y r people grumbling abt team loosing every time he scores a ton....r they plain foolish or its just tat they dont like him?

  • on April 16, 2011, 3:07 GMT

    Sreesanth out,kochi wins!!

  • cheerer on April 16, 2011, 3:01 GMT

    In the World cup final, Mahela scored a great century in Mumbai and that was in vain as SL lost........This match Sachin scored a century and I think that Mahela was so determine to win the game to keep Sachin in the loosing side....That's why he was promoted as an opener to do the damage!!!

  • on April 16, 2011, 2:00 GMT

    This is enough to stop criticizing sachin..

    141 and 4 for 38 v Australia, Dhaka, 1997-98

    * Six months after having destroyed Aussie bowlers' psyche, Tendulkar meets them again in big-match environment: the quarter-final of the ICC Champions Trophy. And again, single-handedly, he puts Australia out of the game with his third century against them in three matches. His 141 come in 128 balls, and India are 280 in the 46th over when he gets out. To put the matter beyond doubt, Tendulkar kills an interesting contest by dismissing Steve Waugh, Michael Bevan, and Damien Martyn in his 4 for 38. Tendulkar is clearly dominating Australia like no other single player has ever done before.

  • on April 16, 2011, 1:54 GMT

    Kerala celebrated its new year yesterday. So the tuskers presented it as a newyear gift.

  • Dhitik on April 16, 2011, 1:49 GMT

    GO TUSKERS.....GO.............:-)

  • erangadi on April 16, 2011, 0:06 GMT

    Again !!!Mahela started to open the inning & this will not be a good news for other teams...as he was a fantastic opener in T20...specially in IPL 2010...

  • on April 15, 2011, 23:32 GMT

    Sachin's strike rate was great people are so jealous they wait for an opportunity to find fault with him. The beauty of Sachin is he takes everything with a smile. This is a game any side can win I 'll not call it cricket.

  • krankenhaus on April 15, 2011, 23:20 GMT

    Raj, it's not his 100th international hundred. it's just a pretend one.

  • srivatsan on April 15, 2011, 23:11 GMT

    Whenever SRT hits a 100, the team is sure to lose LoL

  • on April 15, 2011, 22:56 GMT

    If Tendulka score hundred they loose.Mahela and Mc great show.Mahela showed how to play the game and he scored his 50 faster than most people.Pure class.

  • ovs300 on April 15, 2011, 22:36 GMT

    @Raj Kumar this is not his 100th hundred as they only include international hundreds. As the IPL is a domestic league it doesnt count. (Basically only centuries scored for India count.

  • xylo on April 15, 2011, 21:58 GMT

    rajeshtheterminator has made a very good observation. when a team is full of stars, nobody is prepared to take on responsibility and assumes that someone else is going to do the job. (I had commented earlier that playing 5 full-time bowlers proved to be their undoing.) MI have a lot of talent on their side, but are not really helping the cause of IPL - to unearth domestic talent. Rayudu, Murtaza and Satish were ICL superstars. And struggling to win even after all this comes to the captaincy of Sachin. All he needs to do is to let Davey Jacobs take care of it.

  • on April 15, 2011, 21:52 GMT

    Definitely Sachin is a legend but unfortunately very little time he has been shown as a match winner.

  • on April 15, 2011, 21:40 GMT

    Can any tell me why this not being celeberated as Sachin's 100th 100?

  • on April 15, 2011, 21:28 GMT

    Well...Congrats sachin and g8 play by mahela and mcmullun ........eager to see what happen next

  • on April 15, 2011, 21:21 GMT

    i am so happy because every single person hit so much in kochi tuskers thats why i am so happy

  • BanBouncers on April 15, 2011, 21:13 GMT

    Is Tendulkar's 100 the highest in a losing T20 game?

  • courierpost on April 15, 2011, 20:54 GMT

    Jayawardana played a super innings with my kiwi mate McCullum

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    The Jinx of Tendulkar continues...

  • manoftheseries on April 15, 2011, 20:44 GMT

    Why is when Sachin scores century, his side loses most of the time.... Bad luck..

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    Well when ever tendulker make runs his team mostly lose the match ask him to stop making runs lol hahaha goooooo team kochi:)

  • silent_observer on April 15, 2011, 20:17 GMT

    Another incidence when Sachin scores 100 team looses the match. I am eager to see his captaincy skills.

  • Andy_Smith on April 15, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    IPL without some of the finest Pakistani players is losing its charm. I wonder if Afridi, Umer Akmal, Omer Gul, Ajmal,etc were also offered to join, they would have made every game a fun to watch. Andy

  • PavanM on April 15, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    MI has too many batting options , less bowling resources and lots of dependency on Malinga. I think MI need to encourage local bowlers.

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    go tuskers go..now ipl opens up..now it gets even betta..now teams bliev they can do it..

  • sri1ram on April 15, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Wow.. did not believe much in that TendulCursed century till now! Get a century Not-out and make a good above-par total and still end on the losing side - looks like Sachin himself will prefer getting out in the 90s, if that's what it takes to win!

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    Last over Rayudu's wicket was sacrificed for the sake of a distinct feat.Well it was not even dreamt of by them that the star studded bowlers of International ODI and Test teams like Malinga,Harbhajan,Munaf Patel and Pollard would not be able to contain the Duo of Brendon Mahela.Sachin's hundred was overshadowed by this fact only that Brendon's 81 were scored under pressure against these test class bowlers and Sachin's Century made against none of the Internationally reckoned bowlers.Well Everyday is not sunday and it proved correct.Congrats and Happy Vishu to KTK.

  • SRT_GENIUS on April 15, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    What's up with Indian pacers ??? Munaf Patel & RP Singh were unusually economical. In the hyd matches Ishant is bowling at 150+. Is Indian bowling finally waking up ???

  • King-Cobra on April 15, 2011, 20:00 GMT

    I sincerely hope this will not pave any way to the national team for Sir Jadeja

  • rajeshtheterminator on April 15, 2011, 19:49 GMT

    rohit sharma in the group of all stars had faded away......he should have been in other team without stars so that he gets batting and bowling and thus showcases his talent....in the last squad he was the star with the deccan chargers and he has a trophy to his credit....he brings on new dimension to the game like 28 of last over...here he is suppressed and eventually he himself gets bored and eventually loses his game ....mumbai indians just look like another south african team with all star power but chokes in important matches and sachin as a player is no doubt great but as a captain to utilize the talent of all of its players is failing and andrew symonds also has not been in action the man i am looking for .....the ipl-4 is loosing alot without these players in action.....

  • Parthi_nava on April 15, 2011, 19:44 GMT

    Goog to see Kochi winning their first game

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  • Parthi_nava on April 15, 2011, 19:44 GMT

    Goog to see Kochi winning their first game

  • rajeshtheterminator on April 15, 2011, 19:49 GMT

    rohit sharma in the group of all stars had faded away......he should have been in other team without stars so that he gets batting and bowling and thus showcases his talent....in the last squad he was the star with the deccan chargers and he has a trophy to his credit....he brings on new dimension to the game like 28 of last over...here he is suppressed and eventually he himself gets bored and eventually loses his game ....mumbai indians just look like another south african team with all star power but chokes in important matches and sachin as a player is no doubt great but as a captain to utilize the talent of all of its players is failing and andrew symonds also has not been in action the man i am looking for .....the ipl-4 is loosing alot without these players in action.....

  • King-Cobra on April 15, 2011, 20:00 GMT

    I sincerely hope this will not pave any way to the national team for Sir Jadeja

  • SRT_GENIUS on April 15, 2011, 20:02 GMT

    What's up with Indian pacers ??? Munaf Patel & RP Singh were unusually economical. In the hyd matches Ishant is bowling at 150+. Is Indian bowling finally waking up ???

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:07 GMT

    Last over Rayudu's wicket was sacrificed for the sake of a distinct feat.Well it was not even dreamt of by them that the star studded bowlers of International ODI and Test teams like Malinga,Harbhajan,Munaf Patel and Pollard would not be able to contain the Duo of Brendon Mahela.Sachin's hundred was overshadowed by this fact only that Brendon's 81 were scored under pressure against these test class bowlers and Sachin's Century made against none of the Internationally reckoned bowlers.Well Everyday is not sunday and it proved correct.Congrats and Happy Vishu to KTK.

  • sri1ram on April 15, 2011, 20:09 GMT

    Wow.. did not believe much in that TendulCursed century till now! Get a century Not-out and make a good above-par total and still end on the losing side - looks like Sachin himself will prefer getting out in the 90s, if that's what it takes to win!

  • on April 15, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    go tuskers go..now ipl opens up..now it gets even betta..now teams bliev they can do it..

  • PavanM on April 15, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    MI has too many batting options , less bowling resources and lots of dependency on Malinga. I think MI need to encourage local bowlers.

  • Andy_Smith on April 15, 2011, 20:16 GMT

    IPL without some of the finest Pakistani players is losing its charm. I wonder if Afridi, Umer Akmal, Omer Gul, Ajmal,etc were also offered to join, they would have made every game a fun to watch. Andy

  • silent_observer on April 15, 2011, 20:17 GMT

    Another incidence when Sachin scores 100 team looses the match. I am eager to see his captaincy skills.