Posts Tagged ‘Mumbai Indians’

CHENNAI WIN FINAL OF 1PL-3

April 26th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

M.S.Dhoni’s shrewd captaincy and clinical approach assured Chennai Super Kings the victory against the formidable Mumbai Indians  in the final of the IPL-3 tournament.

The closing ceremony delayed the toss by more than half an hour at the DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai.   It was MS Dhoni, who won the toss and chose to bat on Sunday. Both the sides played the same XIs that won them the semi-finals. 

Raina’s 57 not out took Chennai Super Kings to a respectable and fighting total of 168 for 5 in the final of IPL-3 played Sunday at the D Y Patil Stadium Mumbai. Sachin, who was doubtful to play because of the stitches in his hand, came down to the toss for the match and the packed Stadium went ecstatic.  (more…)

IPL-3 MUMBAI ENTER FINALS

April 22nd, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

The last five overs of the Mumbai Indians’ innings changed everything. They plundered 77 runs of these overs and beat the Royal Challangers Bangalore by 35 runs. Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat on Wednesday at the D Y Patel Stadiium, Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar and Shikher Dhawan opened the innings and the Mumbai Indians lost Sachin who scored only 9 runs. Dhawan was joined at the crease with Abhishek Nayar and then Shikhar Dhawan was run out for 12 runs by Virat Kohli. 

Nayar and Rayudu took the score to 69 when Nayar was sent back to the pavillion by Pietersen for 22. Later Duminy was also packed by Kumble and the score read a pathetic 77 for 4. After the strategic time out, Bangalore struck twice in two overs.  (more…)

IPL-3 : KOLKATTA BEAT MUMBAI

April 20th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Dwayne Bravo led the Mumbai Indians in the absence of Sachin Tendulkar and after winning the toss at the Eden Gardens Kolkatta chose to bat on Monday. Mumbai batting first meant that Kolkatta cannot defeat Mumbai by a huge margin today as they will only have to chase the assigned target. 

As Mumbai made a mess of their batting in Sachin’s absence, they gave a target of only 134 to Kolkatta to win. It was a slow pitch in the Eden Gardens and Mumbai could only muster 133 runs for the loss of eight wickets. It was the grit and determination of Saurabh Tewary and Ambati Rayudu who brought Mumbai’s total to some element of respectability, if it can be called so. 

Saurabh Tewary made 46 runs off 37 balls and puctuated them with 4 fours and one six. Ambavati Rayudu made 27 runs of 15 balls and hit 3 fours and a a six. It appeared that Mumbai had fielded a ‘B’ grade team in this inconsequential match today.  (more…)

IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT BANGALORE

April 17th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

The game between Royal Challangers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians was initially delayed due to two low intensity blasts outside the Stadium. After an hour it was decided that the match should be held as per schedule. The game began as if nothing had happened and the spectators did not lose out on their enjoyment and Mumbai Indians beat Bangalore by 57 runs.

Royal Challangers Bangalore won the toss and elected to field on Sunday at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium Bangalore. Mumbai Indians opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar and McLaren who treaded cautiously and there was no big hitting except that Sachin hit two consecutive boundaries in the second over and was out after scoring 19 runs.

Tendulkar  wasn’t at his best, and he was caught by Ross Taylor at the square leg boundry. McLaren, however scored 40 runs and was out lbw bowled Pietersen. (more…)

IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT DELHI

April 13th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai on Tuesday. Mumbai opened with Sachin Tendulkar and C.Madan who put up a 41 run opening partnership when Madan was out for 15 runs and  Tewary joined Sachin at the crease.

Tewary was playing well and gave adequate support to Sachin Tendulkar. Later Tendulkar was caught by de Villiers and bowled Sangwan for 30 runs which included three hits to the fence. Mumbai were then 65 for 2 and Rayudu walked in to support Tewary. 

Tewary misread a slower one from Sangawan and was bowled for 38 runs which were puctuated with a four and two sixes. Rayudu slowly prodded along to build up Mumbai score and  was later caught by AB de Villiers and bowled Ashish Nehra for 24 runs.  (more…)

IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT RAJASTHAN

April 12th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

 Mumbai Indians beat  Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs and became the first team in IPL- 3 to advance to the IPL semi-finals. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to field at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium, Jaipur on Sunday. Mumbai Indians opened the innings with Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jaisurya.  Jayasurya was out after scoring 1 run and Rayudu  also went back to the pavillion for a

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

 duck. 

Sachin was involved in two important partnerships with JP Duminy and Kieron Pollard to bring his teams total to a respectable semblance. Duminy scored 31 runs hitting four fours in the process and Pollard scored 25 with 3 fours and a six. 

Tewary had contributed 15 runs which included four hits to the boundry. Rayudu got a thick edge off his glove off Shane Watson and nicked it to Naman Ojha. Mumbai Indians managed to score 65 runs of the last 5 overs. Even after having losing three wickets earlier, Sachin ensured to post a decent total of 174 on board.  (more…)

IPL-3 : PUNJAB BEAT MUMBAI

April 10th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by six wickets in an exciting encounter and got  victory over the team sitting pretty on top of the table. Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat at the PCA Stadium,Mohali, Chandigarh on Friday. Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan opened the innings for Mumbai.

They have included Zaheer Khan, who has been declared fit, to strengthen their pace attack. Unfortunately, Dhawan fell on the very first ball of the second over bowled by Irfan Pathan. Irfan bowled an in-swinger to Dhawan, who, trying to cut it to square-leg area, played on and was back after scoring only two runs. (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI BEAT MUMBAI

April 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai on Tuesday. Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings and Vijai was bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Mathew Hayden was expected to lead the fireworks but he could not found the boundries repeatedly and was going on with one’s and two’s. However, the runs came  in the fifth over, when Hayden hit  Bravo for ten runs. He later perished after scoring 35 runs. 

Their 50 came in 6.5 overs and  Chennai Super Kings were 53 for 1. Raina played some cuts through the slip cordon but the Mumbai fielding was spot on. Raina hit the first six of the innings but later his possible were converted into singles due to good fielding. He tried another lofted shot but was caught by Dhawan b Bravo and it was 69 – 2.  (more…)

IPL-3 : CHENNAI BEAT MUMBAI

April 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Chennai Super Kings won the toss and chose to bat at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium Chennai on Tuesday. Hayden and Murli Vijai opened the innings and Vijai was bowled by Harbhajan Singh. Mathew Hayden was expected to lead the fireworks but he could not found the boundries repeatedly and was going on with one’s and two’s. However, the runs came  in the next over, when Hayden hit  Bravo for ten runs. He later perished after scoring 35 runs. 

Their 50 came in 6.5 overs and were 53 for 1. Raina played some cuts through the slip cordon but the Mumbai fielding was spot on. Raina hit the first six of the innings but later his possible were converted into singles due to good fielding. He tried another lofted shot but was caught by Dhawan b Bravo and it was 69 – 2.  (more…)

IPL-3 : MUMBAI BEAT DECCAN

April 4th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

The second match of the super Saturday IPL-3 was played at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, between Mumbai Indians and the Deccan Chargers. Mumbai Indians beat the Deccan Chargers by 63 runs. It was again a classy performance by the Mumbai Indians. Sachin Tendulkar won the toss for the Mumbai Indians and elected to bat. Pragyan Ojha and Rahul Sharma had bowled very well to bring Mumbai to 62 for 3.

Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu again came to the rescue of Mumbai Indians when the top batsmen had failed. The two added 65 runs for the fourth wicket. Ambati Rayudu’s second half-century of the tournament rescued Mumbai Indians after a top-order collapsed to enable the Mumbai Indians to achieve a fighting total of 178 for 5 runs. (more…)