Indian Premier League, 9th match: Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians at Delhi, Mar 17, 2010
Mumbai Indians won by 98 runs
17 March 2010 - night match (20-over match)

7.55pm Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya walk out. Dirk Nannes ready to bowl. Two slips in place

7.40pm Mumbai have picked both West Indians, Bravo and Pollard, right away. This is now a hot contest, two strong teams, playing at full strength. Ali Murtaza and Ryan McLaren are the ones that go out. Other good news is that Harbhajan Singh is fit to play.

Toss Pommie Mbangwa says the Kotla pitch is really hard and should last the 40 overs. Gautam Gambhir says it is a typical Kotla pitch. "Full of runs," he says. Sachin Tendulkar reckons the wicket could slow down later on. Gambhir has won the toss and put Mumbai Indians in. Same XI for Delhi. Tendulkar says he would have batted first anyway. The news is, Keiron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have landed in Delhi, not sure if they or either one of them is playing today. Hang on for Mumbai's team news.

7.25pm It's difficult to tell them apart when they are batting together. Today Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag face each other in Match 9 of IPL. To add spice to the contest is a pitch that has been banned from international cricket for this year. Hello and welcome to this potentially exciting match. Toss in five minutes.


Nannes to Jayasuriya, 3 wides, digs it in short, but way down the leg side, Karthik dives full length and saves two wides


Nannes to Jayasuriya, 1 run, full, nearly a yorker, around off, pushes it wide of mid-on for a single

and a huge cheer with Tendulkar coming on strike


Nannes to Tendulkar, FOUR, and he responds, lovely shot, overpitched and wide, leans into it, opens the face, and guides it between backward point and cover point


Nannes to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, 138.6ks, Tendulkar pushes it to cover

one slip comes out to short point


Nannes to Tendulkar, 3 runs, and he turns his wrists on it, to beat the off-side field, and drags it from outside off to wide of midwicket, gets three for it


Nannes to Jayasuriya, no run, misses on the short-arm pull, a bit too fast for the shot this time


Nannes to Jayasuriya, 1 leg bye, looks for the pick-up shot from in front of the stumps, but fails to connect. No appeal from Delhi, must have been going down with the angle

End of over 1 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 12/0 (RR: 12.00)

    • ST Jayasuriya 1 (3b)
    • SR Tendulkar 7 (3b 1x4)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-11-0

Gambhir seems to be struggling with the hamstring. Maharoof to bowl meanwhile


Maharoof to Jayasuriya, no run, length ball, around off, Jayasuriya pushes it to the on side

And Gambhir goes off. Yogesh Nagar will substitute


Maharoof to Jayasuriya, FOUR, and the Jaya pick-up shot is in, pitched on a length, on the pads, and he has lofted him over midwicket, wide of deep square leg


Maharoof to Jayasuriya, no run, slower ball, 116ks, checks his shot and defends


Maharoof to Jayasuriya, 1 run, tip-and-run to mid-off, and it is perhaps hit too fast and Nagar misses the stumps - Jaya was a goner had he hit

Nagar, remember, is substituting for Gambhir


Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, superb shot, takes half a step down the wicket, gets to the pitch of the slower ball, and guides it past mid-on


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, another run-out missed, Tendulkar walks across the stumps again, misses and wants a quick run, but Jayasuriya hasn't taken a start. AB de Villiers runs in from cover, chooses to go for Jaya's end as opposed to Sachin (he could have got both), and the throw misses by inches. Karthik running in collects it, but is over-balanced and misses the stumps

End of over 2 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 22/0 (RR: 11.00)

    • SR Tendulkar 12 (5b 2x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 6 (7b 1x4)
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-10-0
    • DP Nannes 1-0-11-0

Nannes to Tendulkar, no run, full ball, hit straight to cover


Nannes to Tendulkar, FOUR, steered away for four! waits an extra half-second, opens the face late, beats point, and also manages to hit it square of third man


Nannes to Tendulkar, 1 run, walks across the stumps and flicks him to fine leg for one


Nannes to Jayasuriya, no run, beaten on the short-arm pull again, slightly too fast again


Nannes to Jayasuriya, 1 run, driven powerfully down the ground, the 19-year-old Sangwan dives full length to his wrong side and saves three runs


Nannes to Tendulkar, 1 run, pushed to mid-off for a single

End of over 3 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 29/0 (RR: 9.66)

    • SR Tendulkar 18 (9b 3x4)
    • ST Jayasuriya 7 (9b 1x4)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-18-0
    • MF Maharoof 1-0-10-0

Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, slower ball, driven with an open face, uppishly but wide enough of backward point, four more

keeper comes up


Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, quicker ball, gets an edge this time, regulation edge as he looks to drive, but there is no slip


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower ball again, from 129ks to 105ks, gets an edge again, and a single ensues to short third man


Maharoof to Jayasuriya, OUT, Nagarrrrrr! oh what a catch, will be one of the catches of the tournament by the time we are done with it. Jayasuriya mis-hits a loft over mid-off, the ball seems like it will clear Nagar, who takes a few steps back, leaps at the right time, sticks his right hand behind him and holds on to it

ST Jayasuriya c sub (Y Nagar) b Maharoof 7 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00


Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, and what a shot, dances down the track, and just meets this slower ball. No violence, just gets inside the line, and guides it wide of mid-on, almost as if playing a spinner


Maharoof to Tendulkar, FOUR, oof what a shot! square punch, presses forward, reads the slower ball, and opens the face on it, between cover-point and cover, and timing is immaculate

End of over 4 (17 runs) Mumbai Indians 46/1 (RR: 11.50)

    • SR Tendulkar 35 (14b 7x4)
    • AP Tare 0 (0b)
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-27-1
    • DP Nannes 2-0-18-0

Dan: "I read an interesting article about commentary by Rob Steen. You guys are also doing the same thing he was talking about. Each and every shot that goes to the boundary is superb, wonderful, great etc. which is not the case with kinds of shot played in T20." Well I know what you mean Dan, but just catch the highlights of this innings, if you can. Tendulkar has not hit one shot in anger so far, all timing and placement, not one thing in air either. Aditya Tare meanwhile is the new batsman, and Sangwan the new bowler


Sangwan to Tare, no run, looks to pull first ball and misses


Sangwan to Tare, 2 runs, gets a top edge on the pull shot this time, clears the infield, gets two


Sangwan to Tare, SIX, and even better connection on this pull shot, smack off the middle of the bat, clearing the front leg, flat into the midwicket boundary


Sangwan to Tare, no run, full yorker outside off, makes no connection with this one


Sangwan to Tare, no run, biffs at this length delivery, hits it straight to mid-off


Sangwan to Tare, 2 runs, wide yorker again, gets the toe end of the bat this time, past the keeper

End of over 5 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 56/1 (RR: 11.20)

    • AP Tare 10 (6b 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 35 (14b 7x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-10-0
    • MF Maharoof 2-0-27-1

Ladda to bowl to Tendulkar. leggie. Go make a name for yourself son!


Ladda to Tendulkar, 1 run, flat delivery, no turn, gets a leg-bye as he looks to flick it


Ladda to Tare, no run, looks to drive it through covers, finds the fielder, not much turn so far


Ladda to Tare, 1 run, jumps out of the crease, and hits it to deep midwicket


Ladda to Tendulkar, FOUR, and the leggie almost got Tendulkar! He stepped out of the crease, the break gets a thick edge that is travelling over cover, Mishra runs back and fails to hold on to the overhead catch, and it goes for four too


Ladda to Tendulkar, FOUR, no edges this time, he steps out, and lofts it straight and high, clean clean hit, salt meets wound for Ladda


Ladda to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, lbw shout as he fails to connect but it is headed down the leg side


End of over 6 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 67/1 (RR: 11.16)

    • SR Tendulkar 44 (18b 9x4)
    • AP Tare 11 (8b 1x6)
    • S Ladda 1-0-10-0
    • PJ Sangwan 1-0-10-0

Sangwan to Tendulkar, 1 run, drives a length ball through cover, gets a single


Sangwan to Tare, SIX, takes long-off on, clears the front leg, gets under a length ball, gets enough power in it to clear the fielder


Sangwan to Tare, OUT, bowled him! Sangwan comes back! Tries the same shot, but this ball is closer to him and he has to make room, and completely plays down the wrong line. Tare misses, Sangwan hits the off stump

AP Tare b Sangwan 17 (10b 0x4 2x6) SR: 170.00

Saurabh Tiwary in. Where are Bravo and Pollard?


Sangwan to Tiwary, 1 run, looks to drive through covers, gets thick edge towards third man


Sangwan to Tendulkar, 1 run, back of a length, pushed down the ground, gets a single


Sangwan to Tiwary, FOUR, nicely played, uses the angle into the pads, and flicks it between mid-on and midwicket

End of over 7 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 80/2 (RR: 11.42)

    • SS Tiwary 5 (2b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 46 (20b 9x4)
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-23-1
    • S Ladda 1-0-10-0

Ladda to Tendulkar, 1 run, steps down the track and flicks a flat delivery into the leg side for a single


Ladda to Tiwary, 1 run, short, outside off, opens the face, gets a single


Ladda to Tendulkar, 1 run, down the track again, hits him down the ground and along the ground for a single


Ladda to Tiwary, 1 run, pushes a full delivery towards point, gets a single


Ladda to Tendulkar, 3 runs, the vertical sweep, from in front of leg stump, fine, very fine, Sehwag misfields and Tiwary pushes Tendulkar for three. Fifty up for him! The fastest for Mumbai Indians, in 23 balls


Ladda to Tiwary, 1 run, guides this past backward point for a single

End of over 8 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 88/2 (RR: 11.00)

    • SS Tiwary 8 (5b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 51 (23b 9x4)
    • S Ladda 2-0-18-0
    • PJ Sangwan 2-0-23-1

Mishra to bowl now


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, short delivery, keeps low, shin high, Tiwary gets bat down in time, will take a single

Gambhir is still off the field. Hamstring injury! Not sure if he will be allowed to bat right away - he is carrying the injury from previous matches. Actually not sure if it is the same injury that troubled him in the first match, or was it just cramps?


Mishra to Tendulkar, no run, full ball, drilled right back at Mishra, one bounce


Mishra to Tendulkar, 1 run, short and pulled down the ground, just a single


Mishra to Tiwary, 2 runs, googly, does well to open the face on it and place it square of third man


Mishra to Tiwary, SIX, good old-fashioned sweep, makes a good connection, those big strong arms come into play, over deep square leg


Mishra to Tiwary, no run, shorter delivery, quick too, hit back to the bowler

End of over 9 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 98/2 (RR: 10.88)

    • SS Tiwary 17 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 52 (25b 9x4)
    • A Mishra 1-0-10-0
    • S Ladda 2-0-18-0

Maharoof comes back


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 5 wides, and what awful start for a new start, full and way down the leg side, Karthik has no chance here, and the fastest 100 of this IPL so far


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, short on off stump, punched to sweeper-cover for one


Maharoof to Tiwary, 1 run, comes down the track, nearly yorks himself, gets a single nevertheless


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, slower ball, and Tendulkar mis-hits, gets a single to fine leg off the underside edge


Maharoof to Tiwary, FOUR, superb shot! full, slightly short of being a yorker, and he opens the face on it, and it flies across the outfield, past point and for four


Maharoof to Tiwary, 1 bye, goes for the wide yorker, Tiwary lets it go, it is just inside the wide lines, Karthik, however, doesn't collect it cleanly


Maharoof to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a length, chipped down the ground

End of over 10 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 112/2 (RR: 11.20)

    • SR Tendulkar 54 (28b 9x4)
    • SS Tiwary 22 (12b 2x4 1x6)
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-39-1
    • A Mishra 1-0-10-0

Mishra to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! very nicely placed, no power again, looks to drive a full delivery, then opens the face at the last moment, and gets it between the short third and point


Mishra to Tendulkar, FOUR, how about some good old violence now? dances down and smashes him just to his left, Mishra knows better than to stick his hand out


Mishra to Tendulkar, 1 run, comes down the track again, gets too close to it, and flicks it away for a single


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, full on the pads, helped around the corner for one


Mishra to Tendulkar, OUT, he is gone! again gets too close to it as he steps out, and doesn't get enough power into it and holes out to long-off. Nagar again takes a neat low catch

SR Tendulkar c sub (Y Nagar) b Mishra 63 (32b 11x4 0x6) SR: 196.87

Rayudu is the new batsman, the West Indians still being held back. Tiwary on strike, though


Mishra to Tiwary, no run, quicker flatter delivery, hit back one bounce to Mishra

End of over 11 (10 runs) Mumbai Indians 122/3 (RR: 11.09)

    • SS Tiwary 23 (14b 2x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 0 (0b)
    • A Mishra 2-0-20-1
    • MF Maharoof 3-0-39-1

Sangwan comes back


Sangwan to Rayudu, no run, full on off stump, played to point with an open face


Sangwan to Rayudu, no run, full on off again, and played to point again


Sangwan to Rayudu, no run, full and straight, Rayudu looks to come down the track, hits to the right of Sangwan who sticks out his right hand and fields


Sangwan to Rayudu, 1 wide, slower ball, and it's called wide as Rayudu misses a flash at it outside off


Sangwan to Rayudu, 1 run, goes full and straight again, and hit down the ground for one


Sangwan to Tiwary, no run, superb yorker, quick, and just outside off


Sangwan to Tiwary, 1 run, length ball, hit powerfully down to long-on, only three of the over, just what Delhi needed

End of over 12 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 125/3 (RR: 10.41)

    • SS Tiwary 24 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 1 (4b)
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-26-1
    • A Mishra 2-0-20-1

Krishna: "So good to watch some good old 'Ahimsa' cricket from Sachin" Ahimsa means non-violence


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, googly, still goes ahead with the slog-sweep, along the ground, gets a single


Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, another wrong'un, pulled to square leg for a single


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, flat, quick, hit down to long-off


Mishra to Rayudu, SIX, clean clean strike, dances down the track, gets under a length ball, and clears long-off with ease


Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, full, flicked wide of long-on, surprisingly they don't push for two


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed through, Tiwary pushes it down to long-on

End of over 13 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 136/3 (RR: 10.46)

    • SS Tiwary 27 (19b 2x4 1x6)
    • AT Rayudu 9 (7b 1x6)
    • A Mishra 3-0-31-1
    • PJ Sangwan 3-0-26-1

Sangwan to Tiwary, 3 runs, slogged away, but along the ground, Sehwag puts in the fake slide, Nagar clears up, throws well to the striker's end, but it's too high, Karthik tries for the reverse-flick, misses, and ends up giving the third


Sangwan to Rayudu, 1 run, comes down the track, and mis-hits a pull to midwicket


Sangwan to Tiwary, 1 wide, slower ball but too wide of off


Sangwan to Tiwary, SIX, slogged away, and this time he connects well, and goes way over long-on


Sangwan to Tiwary, 1 run, low full toss, hit straight to midwicket for one


Sangwan to Rayudu, 2 runs, gets a thick edge and will come back for a second, wide of third man


Sangwan to Rayudu, 1 run, shorter, slower, punches it to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 14 (15 runs) Mumbai Indians 151/3 (RR: 10.78)

    • AT Rayudu 13 (10b 1x6)
    • SS Tiwary 37 (22b 2x4 2x6)
    • PJ Sangwan 4-0-41-1
    • A Mishra 3-0-31-1

Ladda comes back


Ladda to Rayudu, 1 run, pushes one through into the pads, helped away for a single


Ladda to Tiwary, 1 run, short, angled across him, cut away to deep point


Ladda to Rayudu, FOUR, biffed down the ground, just plain power, and beats long-on


Ladda to Rayudu, 1 run, pushed through, goes for the slog sweep, gets an inside edge for a single


Ladda to Tiwary, 1 run, flat delivery again, hit down to long-on for one


Ladda to Rayudu, SIX, and Rayudu connects well again! jumps out of the crease and lofts it straight down the ground, no frills, good timing


End of over 15 (14 runs) Mumbai Indians 165/3 (RR: 11.00)

    • AT Rayudu 25 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • SS Tiwary 39 (24b 2x4 2x6)
    • S Ladda 3-0-32-0
    • PJ Sangwan 4-0-41-1

So a back-to-back double-hundred on for Mumbai. Last five to go. Nannes comes back


Nannes to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker right away, digs it out for a single


Nannes to Rayudu, no run, another yorker, hit to cover


Nannes to Rayudu, 1 run, steps out, mis-hits, gets a single to long-off


Nannes to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker outside off, steered away to third man for one


Nannes to Rayudu, SIX, mid-on is up in the circle, and he goes deep into the crease, and swats it over him, premeditated but effective


Nannes to Rayudu, no run, slower offcutter, has him fishing for this one, perfect length for a slower ball, can't pull it, can't drive it

End of over 16 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 174/3 (RR: 10.87)

    • AT Rayudu 32 (18b 1x4 3x6)
    • SS Tiwary 41 (26b 2x4 2x6)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-27-0
    • S Ladda 3-0-32-0

Amit Mishra to bowl now


Mishra to Tiwary, SIX, lovely straight hit, dances down the track and just lofts him, just the extension of arms


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, goes for the pull, too full for the shot, gets a single


Mishra to Rayudu, 1 run, misses out, long hop, and he fails to get under it, gets just a single


Mishra to Tiwary, no run, hit back powerfully, one bounce to Mishra


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 wide, full and wide of leg stump


Mishra to Tiwary, no run, another long hop goes unpunished, stays low, and Tiwary misses, Mishra lucky in this over so far


Mishra to Tiwary, FOUR, not so lucky here! Tiwary sweeps, Manhas in with a chance to catch it, chooses to go for the catch rather than sit back and wait, misses, gives away four, and it's back-to-back fifties for Tiwary!

End of over 17 (13 runs) Mumbai Indians 187/3 (RR: 11.00)

    • SS Tiwary 52 (31b 3x4 3x6)
    • AT Rayudu 33 (19b 1x4 3x6)
    • A Mishra 4-0-44-1
    • DP Nannes 3-0-27-0

Maharoof comes back


Maharoof to Rayudu, 1 run, comes down the track, it's a slower ball and hence he ends up dragging it to midwicket


Maharoof to Tiwary, FOUR, low fulltoss, outside off, superbly placed, gets under it and places it wide of long-off


Maharoof to Tiwary, 1 run, inside out, gets a single to sweeper-cover


Maharoof to Rayudu, OUT, comes down the track, gets this full toss too high on the bat and hits down the lap of Dilshan at long-on, another good innings from Rayudu comes to an end

AT Rayudu c Dilshan b Maharoof 34 (21b 1x4 3x6) SR: 161.90


Maharoof to Tiwary, 2 runs, comes down the track, yorks himself up, but still places it wide of long-on


Maharoof to Tiwary, (no ball) 1 run, goes inside-out, one bounce to sweeper-cover for one, no-ball for a high full toss

Pollard to face for the first time


Maharoof to Pollard, 1 run, helped away off the pads

End of over 18 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 198/4 (RR: 11.00)

    • KA Pollard 1 (1b)
    • SS Tiwary 60 (35b 4x4 3x6)
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-50-2
    • A Mishra 4-0-44-1

Nannes to bowl


Nannes to Pollard, 1 no ball, that's a beamer, head-high, even Sehwag gasps


Nannes to Pollard, FOUR, length ball, hit in the air down the ground, dropped by Mishra, and gets four for it


Nannes to Pollard, 1 run, hits this one down to long-off, gets a single


Nannes to Tiwary, no run, another full toss, border-line call, not called a beamer


Nannes to Tiwary, 1 run, full and straight, hit down to long-off for one


Nannes to Pollard, OUT, yorker outside off, Pollard misses, Tiwary sacrifices his wicket trying to get a bye, and Karthik hits the stumps clean

SS Tiwary run out 61 (37b 4x4 3x6) SR: 164.86

Bravo to face


Nannes to Bravo, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away straight to short fine leg, missed out really, couldn't get it past short fine

End of over 19 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 206/5 (RR: 10.84)

    • DJ Bravo 1 (1b)
    • KA Pollard 6 (5b 1x4)
    • DP Nannes 4-0-35-0
    • MF Maharoof 4-0-50-2

240 is the highest IPL total. Can they get there? Ladda to bowl the last over


Ladda to Bravo, SIX, and he has skied it, a sort of mis-hit as he looks to go down the ground, but he has got enough on it to clear Dilshan at long-on by inches


Ladda to Bravo, 2 runs, driven inside-out past cover, comes back for two


Ladda to Bravo, OUT, slogged away, flat and low towards deep midwicket, Manhas takes a nice catch low and in front of him

DJ Bravo c Manhas b Ladda 9 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 225.00


Ladda to Pollard, FOUR, clears the front leg, slogs it square on the on side, even though he doesn't get all on it, he gets four


Ladda to Pollard, no run, nicely bowled, wide of off, creates distance as he premeditates a slog-sweep


Ladda to Pollard, OUT, gone! jumps out of the crease, planning to hit it to Noida, but doesn't make any contact as the ball breaks away

KA Pollard st †Karthik b Ladda 10 (8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Mumabi's highest IPL total, their second 200-plus in two matches. And just to clarify, the 18th over was not a 7-ball over, but the original last ball of the over was a no-ball, being a high full toss. Join us for the chase

End of over 20 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 218/7

    • R Sathish 0 (0b)
    • S Ladda 4-0-44-2
    • DP Nannes 4-0-35-0





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