Indian Premier League, 2nd match: Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai (BS), Mar 13, 2010
Mumbai Indians won by 4 runs
13 March 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

2.55 pm: So we'll have Sachin Tendulkar against Shaun Tait shortly, and if Tendulkar survives/hits Tait out of the attack, we'll have Tendulkar vs Warne.

"Wonder if the speed guns will clock Tait as fast as the ones in Australia over the summer did. Watching a fast bowler send down a thunderbolt at 160kmh in India is worth going to the stadium for," says Vikram.

Mascarenhas is opening the bowling. Jayasuriya to face. Tendulkar at non-striker's end. Game on.

2.45 pm: Rajasthan's overseas players are Warne, Graeme Smith, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Shaun Tait. No Damien Martyn. Kamran Khan is back, no Munaf Patel or Siddharth Trivedi. The complete XI will be up shortly.

Mumbai Indians are the first team to play less than four overseas players. Jayasuriya, Ryan McLaren and Lasith Malinga will play. Duminy is injured, Pollard and Bravo aren't here yet, and Napier is on the bench. Surprisingly Abhishek Nayar isn't playing. It's a sweltering day in Mumbai.

All you Twitter users can get wicket alerts directly to your mobile phone. A welcome distraction on a dull day at work for sure. Or not, if your team is batting.

2.30 pm: Bishop is towering over Tendulkar while interviewing him. I reckon Tendulkar reaches Bishop's shoulders! The new Rajasthan jersey isn't so hot, and Warne tells us to watch out for Jhunjhunwala and Paras Dogra.

Warne calls heads, it's a tail and Tendulkar says Mumbai will bat. JP Duminy's not yet fit so he won't be playing today. We'll have the teams for you in a moment.

2.25 pm: Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second game of the IPL 2010, between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. The toss will take place in about five minutes. I'm looking forward to a couple of battles today, Tendulkar v Tait (which the spin doctor Shane Warne advertised on Twitter) and Tendulkar v Warne himself.

The general feeling is that Rajasthan are underdogs but I don't agree entirely. They have a stronger overseas contingent for this game, and Yusuf Pathan is in cracking form.


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, right up Sanath's alley, he throws his bat at it, carving the ball high over the infield and the ball runs to the cover boundary


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, no run, straighter ling this time, Jayasuriya gets an inside edge on the leg side


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, FOUR, full and straight this time, Jayasuriya punches and hits it crisply past the fielder at mid-on who dives to his left in vain


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, no run, very wide again and Jayasuriya goes after it, this time he mis-times the shot to cover


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, FOUR, too full and outside off, Jayasuriya launches it over cover with a mighty swing, three bounces and over the rope, Mascarenhas is feeding Jayasuriya his favourite deliveries


Mascarenhas to Jayasuriya, 1 run, Jayasuriya keeps the strike by pushing the ball to mid on and calling Sachin for the single

End of over 1 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 13/0 (RR: 13.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 13 (6b 3x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (0b)
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-13-0

Here's Tait, from over the wicket to Jayasuriya.


Tait to Jayasuriya, no run, length delivery down leg side, brushes the thigh pad as Jayasuriya misses the glance, the keeper dives to his right and then appeals for a catch


Tait to Jayasuriya, 1 wide, 147 kmh but the ball is down leg side, Jayasuriya lets it go


Tait to Jayasuriya, 1 run, the yorker at 145 kmh on off stump, Jayasuriya brings his bat down in time and squirts the ball past his leg stump

Tendulkar to face for the first time.


Tait to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length and straight at 149.4 kmh, easy for Tendulkar who jumps back and across and flicks the ball with his wrists through square leg for four


Tait to Tendulkar, FOUR, and again, identical stroke, merely using Tait's pace to send the ball steadily towards the square leg boundary


Tait to Tendulkar, 1 wide, Tait overcompensates for his straight lines by bowling wide outside off


Tait to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full ball outside off, Tendulkar opens the face and plays the square drive, Kamran Khan runs to his right on the boundary and dived full length to pull off a sliding save


Tait to Tendulkar, no run, cut firmly, but straight to the fielder at point

End of over 2 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 26/0 (RR: 13.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (4b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 14 (8b 3x4)
    • SW Tait 1-0-13-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 1-0-13-0

Kamran Khan to Jayasuriya, 3 runs, Strange shot but he gets three. It was a gentle fullish delivery outside off, Jayasuriya pushed at it early, lunging out rather than moving forward but ended up chipping it just over the reach of the jumping cover fielder


Kamran Khan to Tendulkar, 1 run, full in length outside off stump, Tendulkar drives to right of cover where Asnodkar makes a diving stop. Both batsmen get together for a chat


Kamran Khan to Jayasuriya, SIX, Wallop! Jayasuriyaaaaaaaaa! He leaned forward to smoke a full delivery over long-on. That bottom-hand, familiar to us for so many years, working over time to provide elevation and power.


Kamran Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, length delivery outside off stump, cut away crisply to point. The outfield is really really fast


Kamran Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, tries the yorker, just short of blockhole, on middle and leg and Jayasuriya flicks it to short fine-leg fielder


Kamran Khan to Jayasuriya, no run, goes for the pull but the ball wasn't all that short and didn't climb high enough .. the ball went below the flashing blade

End of over 3 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 36/0 (RR: 12.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 23 (13b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 11 (5b 2x4)
    • Kamran Khan 1-0-10-0
    • SW Tait 1-0-13-0

Uniyal to Tendulkar, 1 wide, starts off with a slower one but slips it wide down the leg side


Uniyal to Tendulkar, no run, walks forward down the track and cover drives sweetly but can't pierce the field


Uniyal to Tendulkar, 1 run, another slower one, again down the leg side, Tendulkar waits -and he could have hit it anywhere - opts for the sweep but doesn't connect properly .. the ball rolls to the left of the keeper .. cry of agony from Tendulkar


Uniyal to Jayasuriya, OUT, Done in by the slower one. Amit Uniyal, who used to play in ICL, has trapped Jayasuriya right in front. Jayasuriya went for the swing across the line over midwicket but was too early into his shot and was hit on the pad. Dead plumb!

ST Jayasuriya lbw b Uniyal 23 (14b 3x4 1x6) SR: 164.28


Uniyal to Tare, 2 runs, full pitched on the middle and off line, edges the drive to wide mid-on region


Uniyal to Tare, 1 run, bangs it in short, pulled down to deep backward square-leg


Uniyal to Tendulkar, no run, yet another slower one, on the middle and leg line, turned to square-leg

End of over 4 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 41/1 (RR: 10.25)

    • SR Tendulkar 12 (8b 2x4)
    • AP Tare 3 (2b)
    • A Uniyal 1-0-5-1
    • Kamran Khan 1-0-10-0

Tait to Tare, no run, in the zone outside off stump, tries to run it down to third man but doesn't connect


Tait to Tare, FOUR, lovely off drive. It was full pitched just outside off and Tare creams it between mid-off and cover


Tait to Tare, 1 wide, pushes this one down the leg side. Wide.


Tait to Tare, 1 wide, And sprays this one full and wide outside off stump.


Tait to Tare, no run, gets this one straight and full, pushed out towards mid-off


Tait to Tare, 1 wide, And sprays this wide outside off stump. That's the danger with Tait.


Tait to Tare, no run, bangs this one short, steered to backward point


Tait to Tare, FOUR, Tare plays the short-arm jab pull to a delivery slightly short of length on middle and leg and connects well


Tait to Tare, no run, leans across to time the cover drive rather sweetly but hits straight to cover

End of over 5 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 52/1 (RR: 10.40)

    • AP Tare 11 (8b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 12 (8b 2x4)
    • SW Tait 2-0-24-0
    • A Uniyal 1-0-5-1

Uniyal to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar waits for the length delivery to drift in middle and leg and plays the leg glance to fine-leg boundary


Uniyal to Tendulkar, 1 run, as expected he bowls a slower one, Tendulkar turns it past square-leg


Uniyal to Tare, 2 runs, from round the stumps, yet another slower one, on the middle and leg, turned down to fine-leg region


Uniyal to Tare, FOUR, picks this slower one early, waits and waits before playing a fine cover drive to pick up a boundary. how many is too many? Too many slower ones I think


Uniyal to Tare, SIX, Crunchy! Tare is making a good job of announcing his entry into the big league. It was slightly short in length and Tare, who played for Mumbai in the Ranji one-dayers this season, swivels to play a fine pull shot over midwicket.


Uniyal to Tare, no run, gets forward to push the slower one to mid-on

End of over 6 (17 runs) Mumbai Indians 69/1 (RR: 11.50)

    • AP Tare 23 (12b 3x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 17 (10b 3x4)
    • A Uniyal 2-0-22-1
    • SW Tait 2-0-24-0

Mascarenhas to Tendulkar, OUT, Trapped right in front or was there a glove involved? Tendulkar goes for the paddle sweep shot but misses it completely. He is struck on the pad right in front of the middle stump. Pity, he didn't last long to face Shane Warne. Tendulkar throws his head back ... will see the replays to see whether it brushed the gloves before it hit the pad

SR Tendulkar lbw b Mascarenhas 17 (11b 3x4 0x6) SR: 154.54


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, 1 run, leans forward to drive through cover


Mascarenhas to Tare, OUT, Two in three balls for Mascarenhas! What's happening out there? Gentle seam-up delivery around off stump but Tare drives it straight to Warne at short cover.

AP Tare c Warne b Mascarenhas 23 (13b 3x4 1x6) SR: 176.92


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, FOUR, full delivery, Rayudu leans forward to play an airy flick - he does play that shot well - to midwicket boundary.


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 1 run, checks his on drive and the ball is in the air but lands safely much ahead of long-on fielder

End of over 7 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 75/3 (RR: 10.71)

    • AT Rayudu 5 (3b 1x4)
    • SS Tiwary 1 (1b)
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-19-2
    • A Uniyal 2-0-22-1

Warney to bowl


Warne to Rayudu, 1 leg bye, tries to bowl him round the legs with a flighted delivery, the batsman goes for the sweep but it rolls off the pad


Warne to Tiwary, 1 run, full delivery outside off stump, flicks it to deep midwicket


Warne to Rayudu, FOUR, tosses it up ever so slowly, Rayudu moves down the track, takes it on the full and punches it via a firm flick to deep midwicket region where there is a fumble


Warne to Rayudu, 1 leg bye, tries to flick it away but will collect a leg bye


Warne to Tiwary, 1 run, flighted outside off, Tiwary chases it to drive to sweeper cover


Warne to Rayudu, 1 run, on the middle stump line, lunges forward and flicks it across the line, against the turn to deep midwicket

End of over 8 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/3 (RR: 10.50)

    • AT Rayudu 10 (7b 2x4)
    • SS Tiwary 3 (3b)
    • SK Warne 1-0-7-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 2-0-19-2

Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 1 run, full in length outside off stump, driven to long-off


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, 1 run, leans forward to drive to cover

Never got to see another replay on SRT's dismissal so far.


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, no run, back of length, around middle and off line, slower one, pushed out to short cover


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 1 run, walks across the stumps and pulls a length delivery from middle and off line to deep midwicket


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, 2 runs, on drives it to long-on where Tait makes a mess of a regulation stop to give an extra run!


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, no run, fullish, straight, driven back to the bowler

Strategic Time-Out of 2.5 mins taken

End of over 9 (5 runs) Mumbai Indians 89/3 (RR: 9.88)

    • SS Tiwary 6 (6b)
    • AT Rayudu 12 (10b 2x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-24-2
    • SK Warne 1-0-7-0

Warne to Rayudu, 1 run, gets down the track to on drive to long-on


Warne to Tiwary, 2 runs, Tiwary reaches out to lift a flighted delivery to right of long-off


Warne to Tiwary, 1 wide, pushes this one wide outside off stump


Warne to Tiwary, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side


Warne to Tiwary, no run, quicker one well outside off stump, can't reach with the cut shot


Warne to Tiwary, FOUR, goes down on his knee to pick the ball from outside off and slog sweeps it over deep midwicket fielder who was ten metres inside the circle (Yusuf Pathan) and it climbs over him


Warne to Tiwary, FOUR, charges down the track to play a powerful drive past Warney

So far nothing special from Warney. He has been holding the ball well inside the palm and concentrating more on taking pace of the ball rather than apply any spin on it

End of over 10 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 101/3 (RR: 10.10)

    • SS Tiwary 16 (11b 2x4)
    • AT Rayudu 13 (11b 2x4)
    • SK Warne 2-0-19-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 3-0-24-2

Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 2 runs, length delivery on middle and leg, flicked away past square-leg


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and off, pushed to extra cover


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, mistimes the cut


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, 1 run, moves down the track and plays a nice lofted shot to left of long-off


Mascarenhas to Tiwary, 1 run, on the leg stump line, turned behind square-leg


Mascarenhas to Rayudu, FOUR, What a shot Rayudu Garu! He fetches it from the off and middle and plays a imperious-looking swing across the line to square-leg boundary.. He just swatted it away in style

End of over 11 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 111/3 (RR: 10.09)

    • AT Rayudu 21 (15b 3x4)
    • SS Tiwary 18 (13b 2x4)
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-34-2
    • SK Warne 2-0-19-0

Warne to Tiwary, 1 run, outside off stump, gentle turn, nothing alarming, cut away to backward point


Warne to Rayudu, 1 run, charges down the track to loft it to right of sweeper cover. Fine hit.


Warne to Tiwary, SIX, Whack! Warne, as mentioned, has been just concentrating on pace variation and has been bowling pretty ordinary stuff so far. Tiwary rushes down the track and lofts this over long-on


Warne to Tiwary, 1 run, stays back to force it to long-off


Warne to Rayudu, 1 run, Finally, a good delivery from Warne. He rips it across, on a length on the middle stump line, turns away, rayudu opens the bat-face to run it down with the turn to short third-man region


Warne to Tiwary, no run, plays the sweep shot to move the scorecard

End of over 12 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 121/3 (RR: 10.08)

    • SS Tiwary 26 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 23 (17b 3x4)
    • SK Warne 3-0-29-0
    • AD Mascarenhas 4-0-34-2

Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, FOUR, Thwack! Rayudu continues to indulge himself. He fetched it from outside off stump and slog swept it to wide midwicket boundary


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, no run, skips down the track and dabs it to midwicket


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, 1 run, stays back, creates room to lift it over left of long-off .. nicely played


Jhunjhunwala to Tiwary, no run, quicker, straighter, driven down the track


Jhunjhunwala to Tiwary, 1 run, leans forward to work it to backward point


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, 2 runs, gets forward to play a lofted shot to right of long-off

End of over 13 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/3 (RR: 9.92)

    • AT Rayudu 30 (21b 4x4)
    • SS Tiwary 27 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-8-0
    • SK Warne 3-0-29-0

Pathan to Tiwary, SIX, Welcome Yusuf Pathan. Tiwary plays a flamboyant lofted hit over long-off. He just leaned forward - didn't move down the track - and lifted it up and over


Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, cuts this one to backward point for a single


Pathan to Rayudu, 2 runs, Aaha! Rayudu plays a deft reverse paddle to pick up two runs


Pathan to Rayudu, 1 run, moves down the track and taps it to right of midwicket


Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, short delivery, quick, pulled away to deep midwicket


Pathan to Rayudu, no run, moves down the track and tries to swing it to the on side but doesn't connect .. the ball rolls off the pad

End of over 14 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 140/3 (RR: 10.00)

    • AT Rayudu 33 (24b 4x4)
    • SS Tiwary 35 (22b 2x4 2x6)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-11-0
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 1-0-8-0

Jhunjhunwala to Tiwary, FOUR, Tiwary manufactures shots in style. He stayed back to pull the length delivery back over the bowler's head!


Jhunjhunwala to Tiwary, 1 run, gets this one down to long-on


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, SIX, Rayuduuuuuu! Whaddaplayaaaaa! He moves down the track to play a loverly lofted hit over long-on.


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, FOUR, charges down the track and drags it to wide long-on boundary. Thump.


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, FOUR, Rayudu Gaaru is having loads of fun. Again, he rushed down the track and this time played a very fine lofted hit to left of long-on fielder


Jhunjhunwala to Rayudu, no run, punches this one off the back foot to cover

End of over 15 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 159/3 (RR: 10.60)

    • AT Rayudu 47 (28b 6x4 1x6)
    • SS Tiwary 40 (24b 3x4 2x6)
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 2-0-27-0
    • YK Pathan 1-0-11-0

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, turns outside off stump, tapped to short third man


Pathan to Rayudu, no run, moves outside off stump, tries to paddle scoop it but misses and the ball bounces over middle stump


Pathan to Rayudu, SIX, Thunderous Wallop! Rayudu, who used to play in ICL, is shining brightly here. He thrashes this one over midwicket. Good clean swing of the bat.


Pathan to Rayudu, 1 run, hits this down to long-off


Pathan to Tiwary, 2 runs, backs away to hit this one to left of long-off


Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, leans forward to flick it past square-leg

End of over 16 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 170/3 (RR: 10.62)

    • SS Tiwary 44 (27b 3x4 2x6)
    • AT Rayudu 54 (31b 6x4 2x6)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-22-0
    • AA Jhunjhunwala 2-0-27-0



Uniyal to Tiwary, 1 run, The slower-one specialist arrives. Tapped to short third-man region


Uniyal to Rayudu, 1 wide, from round the wicket, another slower one but wide outside off stump


Uniyal to Rayudu, 1 run, fullish outside off stump, pushed out to cover


Uniyal to Tiwary, 2 runs, goes for the yorker, just short of blockhole, pushed through midwicket


Uniyal to Tiwary, FOUR, picks the slower one and play a really skilful lofted hit to long-on boundary. He got the bottom-hand up and running there. 50 for Tiwary as well. Partnership is 109


Uniyal to Tiwary, 1 run, walks down the track and swings the full toss away to deep midwicket region


Uniyal to Rayudu, OUT, tries to hit the slower one over midwicket boundary but finds the man at the deep ... Fine entertaining knock from Rayudu ends

AT Rayudu c Dogra b Uniyal 55 (33b 6x4 2x6) SR: 166.66

End of over 17 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 180/4 (RR: 10.58)

    • SS Tiwary 52 (31b 4x4 2x6)
    • A Uniyal 3-0-32-2
    • YK Pathan 2-0-22-0

Tait to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker length outside off, dug out to backward point


Tait to Sathish, 5 wides, Tait is fun to watch for the unpredictability! This one is a full toss way down the leg side


Tait to Sathish, no run, low full toss, dipping on the batsman who drives it to Warne at short cover


Tait to Sathish, FOUR, banged in short and another ICL player, R Sathish, reaches out to carve it over backward point


Tait to Sathish, no run, moves back inside the crease, goes for the big drive over covers but doesn't connect


Tait to Sathish, 1 run, really full delivery, driven to mid-on


Tait to Tiwary, OUT, Naman Ojha flies to his left to take a super catch. Tiwary's fine innings ends. He backed away to try swing this delivery to the on side but edged it behind, Ojha took off to pluck a smart one-handed catch

SS Tiwary c †Ojha b Tait 53 (33b 4x4 2x6) SR: 160.60

End of over 18 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 191/5 (RR: 10.61)

    • R Sathish 5 (4b 1x4)
    • SW Tait 3-0-35-1
    • A Uniyal 3-0-32-2

Uniyal to Sathish, 1 run, full delivery from round the stumps, lifted to long-off


Uniyal to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, slower one outside off, Harbhajan can't connect but Sathish calls him over for a single ... Ojha underarms a direct hit and Sathish dives to get back inside the crease. But hold on .....he grounds the bat inside the crease but then it lifts in the air when the ball hits the stumps. Third umpire rules it out.

R Sathish run out 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00


Uniyal to McLaren, 1 run, full delivery outside off, pushed towards long-on


Uniyal to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, change of pace of course, Harbhajan goes for the swing to the on side and drags his sweep to the square-leg boundary


Uniyal to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, stays back to drive powerfully to long-off and they run hard to come back for the second


Uniyal to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, slower one, full and well outside off, almost a wide but Harbhajan reaches out to hit it to long-off

End of over 19 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 200/6 (RR: 10.52)

    • Harbhajan Singh 7 (4b 1x4)
    • R McLaren 1 (1b)
    • A Uniyal 4-0-41-2
    • SW Tait 3-0-35-1

Tait to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a low full toss,. Harbhajan swings to the on side but edges it to his pad


Tait to McLaren, FOUR, Thrashed away. It was the short delivery and McLaren plays a feisty pull shot.


Tait to McLaren, FOUR, slips it full and down the leg side... rubbish bowling, flicked away for yet another boundary


Tait to McLaren, 1 run, goes for the yorker this time, dug out towards mid-off

Highest total for Mumbai Indians in IPL ..


Tait to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, another low full toss, Harbhajan fails to connect with the big swing and is hit on the left pad in knee area ... Harbhajan limps across the single

Harbhajan Singh retired hurt 8 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Harbhajan is in pain

Harbhajan walks off the ground. Retired hurt. He is not limping all that badly now.. perhaps some treatment and he should be fit to bowl. We will know in a short while


Tait to McLaren, 1 run, low full toss, hit down to mid-off ..

Rayudu and Tiwary hit brisk entertaining fifties to charge Mumbai Indians to a strong 212. Join us in a short while for the chase.

End of over 20 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 212/6

    • R McLaren 11 (5b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 0 (0b)
    • SW Tait 4-0-46-1
    • A Uniyal 4-0-41-2





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