Indian Premier League, 17th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Port Elizabeth, Apr 27, 2009
Mumbai Indians won by 92 runs
Played at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth (neutral venue)
27 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, lovely delivery, back of a length, holds its line, beats a poke from Tendulkar, a taste of what Ponting faced in Australia


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, but he has pushed Sachin into the crease, plays defensively


Sharma to Tendulkar, 3 runs, lovely flick from in front of his stumps, to deep backward square leg. Anureet runs from deep fine and makes the stop, but twists his ankle in doing so. Visible pain there. Big blow if he can't bowl. Limping off the field now

Mumbai Indians 4/0   SR Tendulkar 3* (3b)

Dinda to Tendulkar, SIX, Tendulkar is 36 years young, makes room, it's short on the stumps, and upper-cuts it, over point, and hits the rope on the full


Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, short and wide, but he misses out this time


Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, just back of a length, nipping in, cramping Sachin up, and defended into the leg side


Dinda to Tendulkar, 1 wide, poor delivery, short and wide, and moving away


Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, short again, but no room for Sachin to cut, pushed towards cover


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, there wasn't much wrong with this delivery, just back of a length, on the middle stump, Sachin rocks back, waits for the ball to come on, and flicks late, through square leg


Dinda to Tendulkar, 1 run, bowls short and wide, and is cut through the point region for one to thirdman

Mumbai Indians 16/0   SR Tendulkar 14* (9b 1x4 1x6)

Sharma to Tendulkar, 5 wides, five wides there, wide down leg, moving away, and McCullum has no chance. The wrist broke too early as he bowled that


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, perfect, back of a length, just outside off, holding its line, and beating the outside edge


Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 wide, another wide, down the leg side again


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, good ball, good shot, short and wide as it started, but nipped back in. A cramped up Tendulkar still manages to cut it, but can't beat cover


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, fuller, Tendulkar looks to flick, misses, and the angle saves him there


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, big inswinger, he has finally got his wrist and release right, this was full, started outside off, beat Tendulkar and would have missed leg


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, another full, inswinger, Tendulkar waits for it to move and then drives it stright down the ground, but can't beat mid-on


Sharma to Tendulkar, FOUR, slight error in length, and is punished, it's short and wide, but bouncing, but Tendulkaer gets on the top of the bounce, and caresses it between point and cover

Mumbai Indians 26/0   SR Tendulkar 18* (15b 2x4 1x6)

Dinda to Tendulkar, no run, lucky to get away, short and wide, the slight seam movement beats a Tendulkar cut


Dinda to Tendulkar, FOUR, one short ball too many, Tendulkar rocks back, deliberately goes in the air, and clears point easily


Dinda to Tendulkar, 1 run, full, outside off, and Tendulkar drives, uppishly, but pretty straight, Ganguly dives to save the four

Mumbai Indians 34/0   SR Tendulkar 23* (18b 3x4 1x6)

Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, yorks Tendulkar, and played towards midwicket


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, shorter, just outside off, and Tendulkar doesn't get the room to cut


Sharma to Tendulkar, SIX, uff, shades of Andy Caddick there from the 2003 world cup, short and wide, chest high, Sachin goes leg side, and pulls it with ease, smooth over midwicket


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, fuller on the stumps, that's the length to ball, and defended straight back


Sharma to Tendulkar, no run, slower ball, nelson ks, but short and wide, yet manages to put Tendulkar off timing


Sharma to Tendulkar, 1 run, back of a length, around off, Tendulkar moves across and nudges it into the on side

Mumbai Indians 45/0   SR Tendulkar 30* (24b 3x4 2x6)

Ganguly to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish and wide, and dabbed it towards thirdman

Mumbai Indians 46/0   SR Tendulkar 31* (25b 3x4 2x6)

Mendis to Tendulkar, no run, carrom ball right away, pitched off and defended


Mendis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, goes in the air, straight down the ground, didn't get hold of it but the good thing was it was stright


Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, gives himself a bit of room to hit it through the covers


Mendis to Tendulkar, SIX, okay bye Mendis, length ball, looks for the carrom break, but there is no spin, Tendulkar has premeditated a slog sweep, and boy has he connected? It goes way over the midwicket boundary


Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller now, and played down the ground

Mumbai Indians 72/0   SR Tendulkar 41* (30b 3x4 3x6)

Gayle to Tendulkar, 1 run, full, straight, and played down the ground for another single


Gayle to Tendulkar, 1 run, heading towards block hole, and plaued with an open face


Gayle to Tendulkar, FOUR, you beauty Sachin, this is a hockey shot, a reverse flick, this is full, outside off, Tendulkar gives up the scoop shot and opens the face to thirdman

Mumbai Indians 86/0   SR Tendulkar 47* (33b 4x4 3x6)

Mendis to Tendulkar, SIX, Mendis is being taken to pieces, length ball, on the stumps, no turn, and Sachin clears his leg, and plays a little pick-up over midwicket, what a way to reach his 50


Mendis to Tendulkar, 1 run, pitched up, on the stumps, and he plays it into the leg side, 100 up, inside 10 overs

Mumbai Indians 100/0   SR Tendulkar 54* (35b 4x4 4x6)

Hodge to Tendulkar, no run, almost another reverse flick, gives up the sweep to go for the third man, but can't beat the fielder


Hodge to Tendulkar, FOUR, goes for the big drive, gets an underside edge, that goes between McCullum's legs, for four, and it's now the highest opening stand during this IPL


Hodge to Tendulkar, 1 run, full, on the off stump, and played down the ground


Hodge to Tendulkar, 1 run, shorter, slower, and pulled away easily for one

Mumbai Indians 111/0   SR Tendulkar 60* (39b 5x4 4x6)

Shukla to Tendulkar, 1 run, full outside off, and driven into the offside


Shukla to Tendulkar, 1 run, full, on off stump, swings away a touch, and gets the edge to thirdman

Mumbai Indians 118/0   SR Tendulkar 62* (41b 5x4 4x6)

Hodge to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and wide, and Tendulkar sweeps it from way outside off


Hodge to Tendulkar, 1 run, Sachin almost gets out immediately after the break, top-edges a sweep, but it falls in no-man's land

Mumbai Indians 123/0   SR Tendulkar 64* (43b 5x4 4x6)

Shukla to Tendulkar, FOUR, that's a lucky four, just back of a length, Sachin slashes hard, gets an outside edge that flies towards thirdman boundary, Mendis dives but can't save four


Shukla to Tendulkar, OUT, finally they get a wicket, Tendulkar shuffles a long way, looking to hit a full, incoming delivery into the leg side, and misses. It would have taken the leg stump. Nonetheless what a superb innings, one of the best of this IPL

SR Tendulkar lbw b Shukla 68 (63m 45b 6x4 4x6) SR: 151.11

Mumbai Indians 127/1   SR Tendulkar 68 (45b 6x4 4x6)





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