Indian Premier League, 1st match: Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians at Cape Town, Apr 18, 2009
Mumbai Indians won by 19 runs
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
18 April 2009 (20-over match)

Joginder Sharma to Nayar, 1 run, full outside off and he pushes it wide of mid-off to get off the mark

Mumbai Indians 104/4   AM Nayar 1* (1b)

Flintoff to Nayar, no run, pretty nippy bounce this time and Nayar pokes at it outside the offstump, batting isn't terribly easy here


Flintoff to Nayar, 1 bye, the ball fizzes past his body and Tendulkar wisely sets off and steals a bye to spare Nayar against a rampaging Flintoff


Flintoff to Nayar, FOUR, he's got his eye in alright! The short stuff gets too predictable and he stays at the crease and clubs it over midwicket, more power than timing on that one

Mumbai Indians 112/4   AM Nayar 5* (4b 1x4)

Thushara to Nayar, 2 runs, fullish and drifting on the pads and he places it in the deep on the on side


Thushara to Nayar, 2 runs, Hayden does well to intercept a firm square drive at deep cover, they scamper through for the second run and credit to Hayden for keeping Nayar on his toes


Thushara to Nayar, FOUR, pitches it up and Nayar goes for a big heave over wide mid-on, not very well timed but good enough for the ball to dribble to the boundary


Thushara to Nayar, 1 run, much fuller and he plays with the movement down to fine leg for a couple

Mumbai Indians 126/4   AM Nayar 14* (8b 2x4)

Flintoff to Nayar, SIX, that's the first of the IPL and Nayar should feel proud he has taken on the most expensive player! He stays at the crease to a pitched up delivery and bludgeons a flat six over wide long-on


Flintoff to Nayar, 2 runs, he bashes a low full toss back to the bowler and Flintoff nearly gets hit on the face, he falls to the pitch and palms the ball away


Flintoff to Nayar, SIX, that's No.2 for the over! This time he stays at the crease and clubs a full toss over deep midwicket, plenty of power behind that shot


Flintoff to Nayar, SIX, one more for the road says Nayar! He stays pretty far back at the crease and that allows him to get on top of the bounce and thwack it over deep square-leg


Flintoff to Nayar, 1 run, ends the over with a yorker which he squeezes to the off side, the nightmare's over for Freddie

Mumbai Indians 148/4   AM Nayar 35* (13b 2x4 3x6)

Oram to Nayar, OUT, the slower ball claims him, he chips down the track and Oram cleverly drops it short, he ends up flat batting it straight to Thushara at long-off

AM Nayar c Thushara b Oram 35 (14b 2x4 3x6) SR: 250.00

Mumbai Indians 148/5   AM Nayar 35 (14b 2x4 3x6)





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