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)

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets a really long way across his stumps and clips it to fine leg


Flintoff to Jayasuriya, no run, waltzes down the track and Flintoff bangs it in short and slightly wide, Jayasuriya fails to make any contact


Flintoff to Jayasuriya, FOUR, short down the leg side and he glances it off his gloves and beats a diving Patel, nobody patrolling that area to cut it off


Flintoff to Jayasuriya, 1 run, taps it with soft hands and yells 'yeah, yeah' before setting off for the single


Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, Was that a Drop?, he tries to work it to the on side but the ball rises sharply and there appeared to be two sounds before reaching Hayden at slip who drops a sitter, the question is if Tendulkar got an inside edge onto his pads


Flintoff to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short outside off and he carves it over point for a couple

Mumbai Indians 35/0   A Flintoff 1-0-8-0

Flintoff to Tendulkar, no run, makes room but the slower ball forces him to tap it softly down to point


Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes room and chops it wide of point and gets off the strike


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 Tendulkar, 1 run, exposes his stumps and squirts a yorker length ball down to extra cover


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   A Flintoff 2-0-14-0

Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run


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   A Flintoff 3-0-36-0

Flintoff to Khan, 1 run, bowls a yorker and he digs it out past the bowler


Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes room and the ball balloons quickly off the outside edge down to third man


Flintoff to Khan, 1 run, makes room and squeezes out a yorker to the on side


Flintoff to Tendulkar, 1 run, fires it full and he squirts it to cover for a single


Flintoff to Khan, OUT, Zaheer gets a juicy full toss but he only succeeds in hitting it straight to Badrinath at wide long-off

Z Khan c Ashwin b Flintoff 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66


Flintoff to Tendulkar, FOUR, cracking way to end the innings! He makes room but the attempted yorker doesnt come off well, it's a pitched up delivery and he crashes it past deep extra cover

Mumbai Indians 165/7   A Flintoff 4-0-44-1





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