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)

Gony to Jayasuriya, 1 run, hits the short spot straight away and he taps it softly toward short midwicket and sets off quickly, they scamper the single


Gony to Tendulkar, no run, he asks questions by getting it to dart back and clip Tendulkar's pads and lob to the keeper, there's an appeal


Gony to Tendulkar, no run, good bounce and carry, there;s inward movement as well and Tendulkar watchfully lets it go


Gony to Tendulkar, 1 run, he;s off the mark with a gently forward push wide of mid-off, a little too full by Gony


Gony to Jayasuriya, no run, continues over the wicket, lands it full outside off and he pushes it down to point


Gony to Jayasuriya, 1 run, lands it on the pads and he clips it wide of square leg

Mumbai Indians 3/0   MS Gony 1-0-3-0

Gony to Jayasuriya, 1 run, chance for a run out! Gonty darts across, falls and tries to shatter the stumps at the bowler's end in one motion but misses the stumps, cheeky single in the end


Gony to Tendulkar, FOUR, too short and asking to be hit, Tendulkar has the time to rock back and cart it over extra cover


Gony to Tendulkar, no run, tries to cart another shortish delivery but plays with soft hands, the ball rolls to second slip


Gony to Tendulkar, 1 run, brillisnt stuff by Oram at mid-on, Tendulkar drives on the up and the ball's in the air for a while, Oram flings himself to his left and palms it off


Gony to Jayasuriya, no run, the ball stops on him and balloons safely in front of point


Gony to Jayasuriya, FOUR, he gives him the charge and Gony drops it short, Jayasuriya adjusts well and carves it over backward point

Mumbai Indians 20/0   MS Gony 2-0-13-0

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


Gony to Dhawan, 1 wide


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


Gony to Tendulkar, 3 runs, another Sachin special, he moves across his stumps to a full ball and nonchalantly clips it away wide of square leg, Flintoff does really well to try and pull it back and the third umpire takes a look, the doubt is whether he released the ball before his thigh touched the rope, apparently he has pulled it back, excellent commitment


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


Gony to Tendulkar, 1 run, Appeal! The ball comes back in and clips his thigh pad before rolling away to point, Gony reckoned that was hitting the stumps, no Sir it wasn't


Gony to Duminy, 1 run, gets off the mark with a clip to square leg

Mumbai Indians 84/2   MS Gony 3-0-24-1

Gony to Duminy, 1 run, wrong choice of shot, he gets on his knee too early to paddle that away and the ball clips his body and rolls away


Gony to Tendulkar, 1 run, glides it down to third man for a single


Gony to Duminy, OUT, nice reflexes from the bowler! Duminy attempts a full blooded pull past the bowler but plays too early and the ball spoons off the top half of the bat and goes to Gony's right, he fumbles and takes it at the second attempt

JP Duminy c & b Gony 9 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 128.57


Gony to Bravo, 1 run, gets off the mark with a push to long-on


Gony to Tendulkar, 1 run, angles it on the body and he clips it down to square leg


Gony to Bravo, FOUR, goes for a wild slash outside off but it's effective enough to beat the keeper, no slips so that's a boundary for the taking

Mumbai Indians 101/3   MS Gony 4-0-32-2





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