Indian Premier League - 1st match

Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians won by 19 runs

5.6

Thushara to Dhawan, 1 run, gets off the mark for his new franchise straightaway, he's cramped for room as he chops it down just wide of the stumps and sets off, Patel underarms the ball onto the stumps but the batsman's home

Mumbai Indians 40/1   S Dhawan 1* (1b)

6.1

Oram to Dhawan, no run, sprays it wide outside off and has the batsman playing a very loose drive, no contact whatsoever

6.2

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, gets forward and taps it with sift hands to cover and sets off quickly

6.4

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, defends a slower ball with soft hands and calls quickly for the run, Oram underarms the ball to the stumps but he;s home

6.6

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, tip and run again, they're coming in singles

Mumbai Indians 45/1   S Dhawan 4* (5b)

7.1

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, no run, a wild slash off the front foot and he misses it completely

7.2

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, gets width to free his arms and he gets a thick outside edge which scorches towards third man

7.4

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, gets width outside off and he cuts hard and there';s hesitation for the second run, Tendulkar sends him back and the throw is to the wrong end

Mumbai Indians 48/1   S Dhawan 6* (8b)

8.1

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, tip and run is the way to go, this time to the off side and it tests out the fielders

8.5

Oram to Dhawan, no run, swing and a miss, Dhawan fails to make contact outside off

8.6

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, pulls hard and finds Oram at deep midwicket

Mumbai Indians 55/1   S Dhawan 8* (11b)

9.1

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run

9.3

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, 2 runs, not the best of pulls over mid-on but he still places it well clear of the fielders, Dhawan runs across the pitch as he tries to make his ground but only just manages to make his ground before Patel whips off the bails, the decision is referred

9.4

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, no run, defends with soft hands and

9.5

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, FOUR, too short down the leg side and Dhawan easily works it on its way over short fine leg's reach, bad ball and well dealt with

9.6

Joginder Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, pushes it to the off side for a single

Mumbai Indians 64/1   S Dhawan 16* (16b 1x4)

10.1

Oram to Dhawan, no run, that's an excellent slower ball, has Dhawan in a tangle, don't ask me how that missed the top of the stumps

10.2

Oram to Dhawan, 1 run, just rap it with soft hands and run, that's Dhawan's plan and he's doing it pretty well

Mumbai Indians 65/1   S Dhawan 17* (18b 1x4)

11.1

Gony to Dhawan, FOUR, stays at the crease and fetches it from just outside off and swings across the line, he finds the yawning gap at midwicket

11.2

Gony to Dhawan, 1 wide

11.2

Gony to Dhawan, 1 run, full outside off and pushed very firmly through the line to long-off

11.4

Gony to Dhawan, OUT, Dhawan falls to a typical 'backyard cricket slog' , the ball is short and stops on him, he swings too early and the ball clips the top edge and gives Dhoni the easiest of catches running forward from midwicket

S Dhawan c Dhoni b Gony 22 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.76

Mumbai Indians 82/2   S Dhawan 22 (21b 2x4)
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Apr 18, 2009

The Mumbai Indians watch the dog hold up playChennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 1st game, Cape Town, April 18, 2009

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Apr 18, 2009

IPL cheerleaders strut their stuff, Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL, 1st game, Cape Town, April 18, 2009

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