Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
59(49) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 6 0 1 6 5 0 0
ML Hayden
44(35) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 5 4 1 7 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MS Gony
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | CSK: 145/7

  • T Thushara0 (1b)
  • Joginder Sharma16 (15b)
  • SL Malinga3.5-0-14-3
  • Z Khan4-0-34-0

So Mumbai kick off IPL 2 with a victory by 19 runs. Those two overs by Bravo and Zaheer - which cost 14 in total - towards the end was the turning point. Both bowled effectively at the death and Malinga didn't make life any easier for Chennai and Dhoni. Sachin Tendulkar should walk away with the Man of the Match award. He scored 59* and took a catch in the first over. Let's not forget Nayar's three sixes off Flintoff.

It baffles me why Ashwin didn't get to bowl. Chennai would have been better off picking an extra batsman. Stay with us for the presentation.

Dhoni: "I think Harbhajan did really well when Hayden and Flintoff were batting. I think 170-180 will be a par score on these kind of wickets. Even last year we struggled in the bowling department in the early stages but bounced back. Hopefully we will work on those areas."

Tendulkar is also the Man of the Match: "The first 7-8 overs were difficult but I thought Nayar played a brilliant innings. I thought 150-160 would be a good target. I don't want to take anything for granted but I'm glad we've started well."

There's not much time to breathe as the second match, between Bangalore and Rajasthan gets underway very soon. Thanks for your company and the mails. Cheers!

19.6
1
Malinga to Thushara, 1 run, Malinga raises his arms after Thushara takes a single to long-off
19.6
1w
Malinga to Thushara, 1 wide, slower ball and down the leg side
19.5
0
Malinga to Thushara, no run, bowls the slower ball and Thushara fine tunes his slog, too bad the ball was nowhere in the picture

The Mumbai flags are out

19.4
W
Malinga to Dhoni, OUT, it's a reverse swinging full toss and I don't think Dhoni saw that properly, pace like fire and the ball clips the pads and pushes the legstump back
19.3
1
Malinga to Joginder Sharma, 1 run, fast inswinging yorker, another single, this time down to long-on, nothing much you can do with that
19.2
1
Malinga to Dhoni, 1 run, hoicks it down the ground to long-on ,ask Dhoni himself to describe the bat twirl / recoil after playing that shot!

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
59(49) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 6 0 1 6 5 0 0
ML Hayden
44(35) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 1 5 4 1 7 4 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SL Malinga
O4.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MS Gony
O4.0
M0
R32
W2
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301