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)
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

6.3

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run, hops at the crease and clips it in front of square leg

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

6.5

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run

6.6

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

Mumbai Indians 45/1   JDP Oram 1-0-5-0
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

8.2

Oram to Tendulkar, no run, tries to paddle it from outside off but the ball clips him low on the pad and rollsa away

8.3

Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, that's a Tendulkar special! He knows fine leg is up close as he gets on his knee and paddles it well clear of the fielder, he attempted that off the previous ball too

8.4

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run, steps down and tries to thwack it wide of mid-off but mistimes th shot

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   JDP Oram 2-0-12-0
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

10.3

Oram to Tendulkar, no run, tries to crash that past mid-off but the ball shoots through much quicker and beats the edge

10.4

Oram to Tendulkar, no run, tries to cheekily scoop it over the slips region but the extra bounce catches him by surprise

10.5

Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, he gets it right this time, same as the previous ball, he waits for it to come onto him before scooping it over the vacant slip region, bends his knee slightly, that's masterclass

10.6

Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, back to back fours, he bowls it fuller outside and he gets forward and bashes it over the covers

Mumbai Indians 73/1   JDP Oram 3-0-21-0
18.1

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

18.2

Oram to Tendulkar, no run

18.3

Oram to Tendulkar, FOUR, lucky boundary for Tendulkar, he steps down, makes room and scoops it flat down to long-off but the fielder was a few yards too many in front of the rope,he leaps up in despair as the ball clears him, that's his fifty as well, well played sachin!

18.4

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and wide and he squirts that down to third man

18.5

Oram to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, and Harbhajan of Slapgate fame makes his return to the IPL with a delightful slog off over midwicket, nice timing on that shot

18.6

Oram to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Tendulkar squeezes out a yorker down the pitch and his partner darts off, Harbhajan sacrifices his wicket and it's an easy direct hit for Oram

Harbhajan Singh run out 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Mumbai Indians 157/6   JDP Oram 4-0-30-1
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