Indian Premier League, 13th match: Mumbai Indians v Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Mumbai, Apr 15, 2011
Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
15 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Kochi in their bright orange outfits walks out to the middle. Lots of noise as Sachin Tendulkar and Davy Jacobs come out. RP Singh has the new ball

vijay: "No one can blame IPL anymore.. see these guys have pulled off a truce between Symo and Bhajii."

Kamesh: "This Mumbai Indian squad is very strong, and I think R Satish, unfortunately, doesnt fit into this lineup; At 7 it isn't going to help him or the team."

vijay: "Cannot beleive they are dropping Sreesanth where there is a place for Vinay Kumar. What happened to Mahelas assertion that Sreesanths agression and character should be encouraged and then be dropped in the next match. Sreesanth will feel more positive about Dhonis handling."

Gnans: "How does it look xxxx c Symonds b Harbjajan 0(1)?" I am looking forward to their celebration

Srikanth: "More than Bhajji and Symmo its going to be fireworks if Symonds and Pollard join together .... What a combo...POWER PACKED?"

Ateeg: "Big mistake choosing to chase, specially against the MI team, they have a very good batting line up and without pressure, it may backfire and they could massacre the bowling of these Kochi lads !"

Prasanna: "This is outrageous! How can you leave out Sreesanth when both Harbhajan and Symonds are playing?"

Mr Q: "Please KTK, make some quick inroads.. I want to see Bhaj and Symo in a batting partnership (Hitting fours and punching gloves)..."

Asim: "At last .....Bhajji and Symonds are together ....."

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the game between Mumbai Indians and Kochi Tuskers Kerala at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It was packed during the World Cup final 13 days ago. Sparsely-filled stands today though.

7.30 pm Mahela wins the toss and Kochi will have a bowl.

Just before the coin was tossed, Geoff Lawson came running to Mahela and whispered something to him.

Mahela: "Looks a very good track, not sure what would be a good score though. We have strengthened our batting today. Unfortunately VVS Laxman has pulled his back. We have left out Murali and Sreesanth, brought in Thisara Perera and Ramesh Powar." Kedar Jadhav is in for VVS. No Murali, he was taken for some runs in the last game, but then, he is still Murali. Big call.

Lawson rushed in to inform Mahela about VVS' injury.

Tendulkar: "We have rested Franklin and got in Andrew Symonds. He is hitting the ball very well. We would have bowled as well."


Singh to Jacobs, no run, comes back in sharply from short of a good length, Davy is surprised as it takes off at his throat and fends it away


Singh to Jacobs, 1 run, this one is a bit fuller, and on leg stump, comes back in and allows him to tuck towards square leg for a single

Rahul: "Kochi has to have the worst jersey ever. I mean COME ON .."


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, close one for Sachin, tucks one off the pads, but square leg is on to it quickly, Sachin had charged down the track for the single, but was sent back by Davy, direct throw and he was gone


Singh to Tendulkar, FOUR, no need to run for that one, fuller still from RP around off, Sachin seems to just push at it, covering for the inward movement and it races between the non-striker and hi stumps, mid on chases in vain


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, goes for the big pull, but does not connect, is struck high on the pad, but it was outside the line of off


Singh to Jacobs, 1 leg bye, Davy gets in to a tangle as another one from RP jags back in, tucking him up, but Sachin pushes him for the single and makes it safely to the other end

End of over 1 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 7/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • DJ Jacobs 1 (3b)
    • SR Tendulkar 4 (3b 1x4)
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0

Antaes: "Kochi plan to blind the opposition into losing - with those bright orange uniforms !!" Vinay from the other end


Vinay Kumar to Jacobs, no run, good start from VInay, length ball outside off that swerves away off the seam, Davy comes forward and shoulders arms


Vinay Kumar to Jacobs, 1 leg bye, Vinay goes up for lbw, this one was angled in to the pads, and Davy missed the flick, again they pinch a single even as Vinay is appealing, going down leg


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, Vinay offers some width outside off, Sachin goes hard at the cut, and gets it over point, Gomez at third man messes the diving stop and the ball trickles over the ropes


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, Sachin has been flicking them away since ages, gets a couple in front of square leg


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 wide, overcooks the angle on this one, slides it down leg from a fuller length


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, super delivery from VInay, draws Sachin forward, gets it to move away just enough to beat Sachin's push, keeper is very interested, Vinay not so much, umpire not at all


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 4 leg byes, Sachin walks across the stumps, could be dangerous, but gets it away off the pads fine down the leg side, they appeal for the lbw, replays that was hitting leg stump, Sachin is lucky to be there

End of over 2 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 19/0 (RR: 9.50)

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (7b 2x4)
    • DJ Jacobs 1 (5b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-7-0
    • RP Singh 1-0-5-0

Singh to Jacobs, no run, Davy is not being able to get RP away, the movement in to him is getting him in to awkward positions, misses this on


Singh to Jacobs, 1 run, this one is fuller, angled in on leg, and tucked away towards midwicket


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, close to off stump, and Sachin gets the bottom edge towards point


Singh to Jacobs, no run, again Davy is troubled by the incoming delivery, charged at it looking to go over the off side, and could not connect


Singh to Jacobs, no run, this one is right off the middle of the bat, but it is a forward defensive on the off side


Singh to Jacobs, no run, misses out again, tried to turn this short of a good length ball fine on the leg side

End of over 3 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 21/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • DJ Jacobs 2 (10b)
    • SR Tendulkar 11 (8b 2x4)
    • RP Singh 2-0-7-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 1-0-7-0

Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, and another lbw appeal from Vinay, he is troubling Sachin with some good deliveries, this one cuts back in from a length around off, and strikes Sachin on the pads, not given again, Sachin is lucky again, even this one was hitting the stumps, off this time


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, and again he hits the pads, but this time well outside off Sachin shuffles across too much


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles across a long way and gets bat to it this time, getting a single in front of square leg


Vinay Kumar to Jacobs, 1 run, very full delivery outside off, Davy tries to drive it through covers but gets it off a thick edge to the left of a diving point, third man fields


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, good ball from Vinay, straightening outside off from a length, but this time Sachin is ready, opens the face at the last instant and beats third man comfortably, super timing


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, bash! completely in control of this one, well outside off and he cashes in, cutting it past point

End of over 4 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 31/0 (RR: 7.75)

    • SR Tendulkar 20 (13b 4x4)
    • DJ Jacobs 3 (11b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-17-0
    • RP Singh 2-0-7-0

Singh to Jacobs, no run, fuller one from RP, he comes forward and pushes it to cover


Singh to Jacobs, 1 leg bye, full and swinging down leg stump, he gets it a tangle outside leg, but they pinch the run as the ball rolls towards RP

Jonathan: "Vinay Kumar has been fantastic at domestic level for Karnataka for so long now. When is he going to get a proper opportunity for the Indian team?"


Singh to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short one, he swivels and pulls through midwicket, they take a couple as the ball is fielded just inside the rope


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, now RP hits him on the pad as he gets one to straighten on a length, looked to be going down leg


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, walks across to counter the movement, some bother but in the end gets the fuller one through square leg


Singh to Jacobs, no run, going straight on outside off from a length, Davy goes for the big drive, but is too late on the shot

End of over 5 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 35/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • DJ Jacobs 3 (14b)
    • SR Tendulkar 23 (16b 4x4)
    • RP Singh 3-0-10-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 2-0-17-0

Karthik: "What is Davy doing?? Trying to play anchor? Interesting..!!" Perera comes on


Perera to Tendulkar, FOUR, whacked! Thisara starts off wide outside off, and Sachin hammers it through extra cover on the up


Perera to Tendulkar, FOUR, now he goes for a fuller one outside off, gets the outside edge that just eludes the keeper, no doubts whom luck is favouring today


Perera to Tendulkar, no run, pushed away towards covers


Perera to Tendulkar, no run, goes hard at this one around off, flies away on the bounce to short extra cover


Perera to Tendulkar, no run, wants to belt a very full and wide one outside off through covers, manages a bottom edge


Perera to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, now he goes for the pull, but misses this short delivery, and is hit on the body

End of over 6 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 44/0 (RR: 7.33)

    • SR Tendulkar 31 (22b 6x4)
    • DJ Jacobs 3 (14b)
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0
    • RP Singh 3-0-10-0

Gomez in to the attack


Gomez to Tendulkar, 1 wide, full one down the leg side, he misses it as he takes a step out and tries to flick it fine

keeper standing up now


Gomez to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, another one hits Sachin on the pads, looks to sweep from outside off, but misses


Gomez to Jacobs, no run, meanwhile Davy continues to find the field, this one is pushed away to short extra cover


Gomez to Jacobs, 1 run, throws his bat at a wide one outside off stump, there is a man at sweeper cover


Gomez to Tendulkar, no run, gentle delivery on a fuller length outside off, Sachin cannot get it past Gomez


Gomez to Tendulkar, no run, tries to go for a big forcing pull to one that is not short enough, the ball hits him high on the pad outside leg


Gomez to Tendulkar, 1 run, hit away to sweeper cover, and Sachin will keep strike

End of over 7 (4 runs) Mumbai Indians 48/0 (RR: 6.85)

    • SR Tendulkar 32 (26b 6x4)
    • DJ Jacobs 4 (16b)
    • RV Gomez 1-0-3-0
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-8-0

smita: "13 extras already in 6.1 overs. Usually it says the bowling has been bad but with 10 leg byes and a few close lbws, it is good bowling that is the reason. What an irony."


Perera to Tendulkar, 1 run, straightening around off stump from short of a length, Sachin shuffles and pushes it away towards long off

Shaun: "Is Davy trying to see the new ball off??"


Perera to Jacobs, 1 wide, called a wide, didn't look to be one, Davy went hard at it from the crease and, well, missed


Perera to Jacobs, 2 runs, eases this one past point, lovely timing on this one from Davy, but Hodge runs in hard from third man and dives to stop the ball with his foot, almost kicks it back in football fashion, like a tackling defender would have done


Perera to Jacobs, 1 run, fuller one around off and Davy drives down the ground to long off


Perera to Tendulkar, 1 run, belted away to sweeper cover


Perera to Jacobs, 1 run, goes very hard at it , long off is in business again


Perera to Tendulkar, 2 runs, comes down the track and whips it wristily and with a big flourish, wide of deep midwicket

End of over 8 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 57/0 (RR: 7.12)

    • SR Tendulkar 36 (29b 6x4)
    • DJ Jacobs 8 (19b)
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0
    • RV Gomez 1-0-3-0

Neil: "This Mumbai team is the best by a country mile.....It says a lot for retaining the maximum amount of players...."


Gomez to Jacobs, FOUR, likes Raiphi;s friendly pace, goes down on the knee and slogs him over midwicket


Gomez to Jacobs, OUT, Raiphi ends Davy's painful stay this time, in the blockhole, Davy was surprised, played all over it and found his off stump rattled

DJ Jacobs b Gomez 12 (21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Ambati Rayudu walks in


Gomez to Rayudu, 1 run, and gets a thick edge down to third man as he goes forward weakly to a fuller one outside off


Gomez to Tendulkar, 2 runs, straight drive from Sachin, pushes a full delivery just past the non-striker;s stumps


Gomez to Tendulkar, 1 run, walks across and whips one on middle and leg to short fine leg who fails to field cleanly


Gomez to Rayudu, no run, diving stop at short extra cover, it was driven to his right but he got there quickly

End of over 9 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 65/1 (RR: 7.22)

    • AT Rayudu 1 (2b)
    • SR Tendulkar 39 (31b 6x4)
    • RV Gomez 2-0-11-1
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-17-0

Debo: "What colour cap do Kochi players get to wear if they score the most runs in the tournament??" Jadeja comes on now


Jadeja to Tendulkar, no run, outside off and turning away from a length, pushed away towards covers where Brendon makes a good stop


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short, he rocks back and pulls away to deep midwicket


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, pushed away down the ground to long on


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 2 runs, skips down he track and smashes it with the turn wide of long off who somehow manages to get to the ball and stop it with a dive


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, tries the charge again, but gets it off the inner edge down towards long on


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, this time Rayudu comes out of his crease, but Jadeja drags the length back and he pushes it towards covers

End of over 10 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 71/1 (RR: 7.10)

    • AT Rayudu 3 (4b)
    • SR Tendulkar 43 (35b 6x4)
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0
    • RV Gomez 2-0-11-1

Vijay: "@Debo, with their current form they may not need to worry about it in this season."


Gomez to Rayudu, no run, another diving stop in the covers, Brendon has been superb in that area today, Rayudu has to quickly rush back in to his crease


Gomez to Rayudu, SIX, Rayudu tees off, in his slot on a fuller length and he lifts it over wide long on effortlessly


Gomez to Rayudu, SIX, another maximum from Rayudu, he is cashing in on Gomez's friendly pace, this time he lofts one inside out over wide long off


Gomez to Rayudu, 1 run, still fuller this time, he creams it down to long off along the ground


Gomez to Tendulkar, FOUR, Raiphi is going for plenty, Sachin goes down on a knee, takes it from outside off and easily clears short fine leg


Gomez to Tendulkar, 1 run, drives this length ball to long off, big over for Mumbai

End of over 11 (18 runs) Mumbai Indians 89/1 (RR: 8.09)

    • SR Tendulkar 48 (37b 7x4)
    • AT Rayudu 16 (8b 2x6)
    • RV Gomez 3-0-29-1
    • RA Jadeja 1-0-6-0

Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, dances down the track, and swings this flat delivery on the bounce to long on


Jadeja to Rayudu, no run, some forward defence from Rayudu amid all the big hits


Jadeja to Rayudu, no run, now Rayudu comes down the track, but fails to connect with this one that os darted in on the pads


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, takes this on the full and pushes it to long on


Jadeja to Tendulkar, no run, pushed away back to the bowler, tight over from Jadeja till now


Jadeja to Tendulkar, no run, looks to go over the bowler, but Jadeja leaps high and takes the bump ball

End of over 12 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 91/1 (RR: 7.58)

    • SR Tendulkar 49 (40b 7x4)
    • AT Rayudu 17 (11b 2x6)
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-8-0
    • RV Gomez 3-0-29-1

Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, squares Rayudu up with a length ball outside off, he gets it away off the edge to third man


Perera to Tendulkar, no run, walks across the stumps, but cannot get this one away, pushes it back to Thisara


Perera to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, tries to play the pick-up shot over fine leg, but takes it on the pads outside off


Perera to Rayudu, no run, now Rayudu misses out, shuffles outside off and tries to swing it away on one leg


Perera to Rayudu, SIX, now Ambati connects, and sends a length ball soaring straight over the sight screen


Perera to Rayudu, no run, chopped away towards point

End of over 13 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 99/1 (RR: 7.61)

    • AT Rayudu 24 (15b 3x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 49 (42b 7x4)
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-24-0
    • RA Jadeja 2-0-8-0

Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, half-century for Sachin, shuffles and flicks a fuller one to deep square leg


Jadeja to Rayudu, FOUR, bosh! Rayudu is targeting the straight boundary, and hitting it quite often, charges out, takes it on the full, and creams it to the straight boundary


Jadeja to Rayudu, no run, tries to do it again, but Jadeja fires it in the pads, and he pushes it back down the track


Jadeja to Rayudu, FOUR, Ambati is teeing off quite regularly now, another lofted boundary straight down the ground


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, now the single down the ground to long on


Jadeja to Tendulkar, FOUR, another boundary, all gone wrong for Jadeja this over, this time Sachin comes out and takes off, same area, the straight boundary is being peppered by these two

End of over 14 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 113/1 (RR: 8.07)

    • SR Tendulkar 54 (44b 8x4)
    • AT Rayudu 33 (19b 2x4 3x6)
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-22-0
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-24-0

Powar comes on now


Powar to Rayudu, FOUR, and is swing with the turn first ball, Rayudu charges out and finds the wide long on boundary


Powar to Rayudu, no run, pushed back to the bowler, Sachin just makes it back in time and then gives Powar a friendly punch on the shoulder


Powar to Rayudu, 1 run, takes this one on the full as he comes down the track, and pushes it to long off


Powar to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes room and slams a fuller one to sweeper cover


Powar to Rayudu, no run, comes out again but cannot beat extra cover this time


Powar to Rayudu, SIX, another big one, Rayudu is showcasing his much talked-about talent, takes another one on the full and smokes it over wide long on, just clears the boundary in the end

End of over 15 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 125/1 (RR: 8.33)

    • AT Rayudu 44 (24b 3x4 4x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 55 (45b 8x4)
    • RR Powar 1-0-12-0
    • RA Jadeja 3-0-22-0

vinay is back

vinoth: "Can anyone tell me why Rayudu is still not in the international squad??? this is very pathetic! Not asking this only after this performace. Boy, he is being fantastic since last ipl. added advantage is he is a fine keeper!"

pal: "it looks like MI are having 3 extra batsmen and 2 extra bowlers. they could've done with a team of 8 only."

Swaraj: "Will we see Pollard or symo bat today ? "


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, huh, Vinay comes in off his run-up, and then suddenly, stops in his delivery stride, Ashwin style, and sends in one with a round-arm action like Malinga, three bowlers in one ball, pushed away to covers by the surprised batsman


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, SIX, Sachin has had enough of the straight boundary, this time he walks across and picks this short one over deep square leg, all the way


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 wide, another one slung in Malinga-fashion wide outside off, he stretches out for it but misses


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, tries to repeat the pick-pull over square leg again, this time gets it squarer on the bounce to deep square leg


Vinay Kumar to Rayudu, 1 run, Rayudu smokes this fuller one down the ground, long on somehow manages to stop it


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 wide, sprays this one wide outside off with another slingy delivery


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, SIX, big slog from Sachin, takes a length ball from outside off and hammers it over midwicket and in to the crowd


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, another slog, this one was fuller, so Sachin plays a slightly helicopter-shot-looking slog and beat the man at long on easily

End of over 16 (20 runs) Mumbai Indians 145/1 (RR: 9.06)

    • SR Tendulkar 72 (50b 9x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 45 (25b 3x4 4x6)
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-37-0
    • RR Powar 1-0-12-0

Jadeja to Rayudu, 2 runs, skips out of the crease and lofts this one inside out, dropped by the man at sweeper cover running to his right, very tough chance


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, hit away through extra cover for a single


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, creamed down the ground for another single


Jadeja to Rayudu, 1 run, looks to loft inside out again, but Jadeja darts this one in, and he cannot tee off


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 wide, fired very short and wide down the leg side


Jadeja to Tendulkar, no run, cannot get bat to ball for once, outside off and he makes room only to miss with the swing


Jadeja to Tendulkar, 1 run, going hard at everything, smashed down to long on

End of over 17 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 152/1 (RR: 8.94)

    • SR Tendulkar 74 (53b 9x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 49 (28b 3x4 4x6)
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-29-0
    • R Vinay Kumar 3-0-37-0

RP in to the firing line


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, bends the knee and picks up a fuller one from outside off and gets it past square leg


Singh to Rayudu, 1 run, goes hard at a very widish and full one, gets it off the edge on the bounce to third man, another 50 for the impressive Ambati


Singh to Tendulkar, no run, Sachin goes for one more slog from the crease to one that is going across him on a length, cannot connect


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, hammers away a full one but right to extra cover, just makes it in time at the non-striker;s


Singh to Rayudu, 1 run, Rayudu has played this shot brilliantly today, lofts another one down the ground, long off is very straight and fields


Singh to Tendulkar, 1 run, sweeps a very full one from around off stump, straight to short fine leg though, RP's figures look as if they are from another match

End of over 18 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 157/1 (RR: 8.72)

    • SR Tendulkar 77 (57b 9x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 51 (30b 3x4 4x6)
    • RP Singh 4-0-15-0
    • RA Jadeja 4-0-29-0

Perera to Tendulkar, 1 run, bent the knee for the sweep but decided at the last instant to drive it towards point


Perera to Rayudu, no run, sprayed wide outside off, Rayudu cannot get to it, not called a wide


Perera to Rayudu, 1 run, full toss outside off, Rayudu is in the crease and smokes it down to long off


Perera to Tendulkar, FOUR, full delivery helicoptered away, in complete Dhoni fashion, one leg in the air, and long on has no chance


Perera to Tendulkar, SIX, Sachin is getting the slogs right off the middle of the bat, this one is wide outside off and he reaches out to murder it high over long off


Perera to Tendulkar, 2 runs, driven wristily towards point, overthrow allows them another run, but Sachin will be off strike, and on 90

End of over 19 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 171/1 (RR: 9.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 90 (61b 10x4 3x6)
    • AT Rayudu 52 (32b 3x4 4x6)
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-38-0
    • RP Singh 4-0-15-0

selvaganesh: "Sachin playing the helicopter shot for the first time i see."


Vinay Kumar to Rayudu, 1 run, slogged away to deep square leg and Sachin is on strike now, can he do it? He has the Orange Cap already though


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, slow bouncer, Sachin waits and waits and misses out completely as it rises slowly, and then raises his arms towards the umpire, looking for a wide, he isn't getting it, Rayudu wanted the bye, he is not getting it as well


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, gets this one away, angled on the pads, and he beats short fine leg with the pick-up sweep


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, OUT, Rayudu runs himself out to enable Sachin to get back for the second, in the blockhole from Vinay, squeezed past the non-striker, they were always going to go for two, but there was only one to be taken, despite George Binoy going, 'Do bhaag, do bhaag.' (Run two, run two)

AT Rayudu run out 53 (33b 3x4 4x6) SR: 160.60

sumit: "All support for innovation but helicopter shot from the greatest stroke-player? WHY??"


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, SAchin Tendulkar gets to 99 with a mow across the line that beats a desperately diving long on


Vinay Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 run, there is the century, Sachin Tendulkar does it off the last ball of the innings, low full toss outside off that he eases through extra cover, muted celebration from Sachin, walks off raising his bat off a Wankhede that has gone crazy

Kochi have been bludgeoned by Sachin Tendulkar's maiden Twenty20 century, and yet another Ambati Rayudu half-century. He got away with two leg-before calls that should have gone in the favour of the bowler, but he swept, lofted and slogged his way to his first hundred in this format. Is there anything that he cannot do?

Sumit cannot get over the helicopter shot: "R.I.P cricketing text book. Your greatest follower just betrayed you !"

Gokul: "@sumit : Whatz wrong with the helicopter shot? SRT just added grace to it !"

Nikhil: "Next target: A test triple hundred (maybe at Lords later this summer?)"

End of over 20 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 182/2

    • SR Tendulkar 100 (66b 12x4 3x6)
    • KA Pollard 0 (0b)
    • R Vinay Kumar 4-0-48-0
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-38-0





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