At Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, March 13, 2010. Mumbai Indians won by four runs. ‡Mumbai
Indians 212-6 (20 overs) (S. S. Tiwary 53, A. T. Rayudu 55); Rajasthan Royals 208-7 (20 overs)
(Y. K. Pathan 100, P. Dogra 41). MoM: Y. K. Pathan.
Yusuf Pathan smashed the second-fastest
century in Twenty20 cricket - after Andrew Symonds's in 34 balls for Kent in 2004 - from just 37
balls, with eight sixes and nine fours. But even he couldn't lift the 2008 champions past Mumbai's
highest IPL total to date, which owed much to an enterprising fourth-wicket stand of 110 in 10.3
overs between Ambati Rayudu and Saurabh Tiwary, who paced their innings superbly - something
Rajasthan's batsmen, Pathan apart, failed to do.
© John Wisden & Co.