Saturday, April 18, 2009

1st IPL Match - Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians

A very exciting match that went down to the wire. I wanted Mumbai to win because I like Tendulkar a lot. Chennai won the toss and chose to field. On paper Chennai should have won/

It was a good effort with the ball but Flintoff got hammered for over 20 runs in one over of Abhishek Nayar which I thought was poor. They manged to restrict Mumbai to 165 for 7. Hayden dropped a vital catch which meant that Tendulkar managed to make a great score of 59 off 49 balls which proved important at the end.

Then Chennai batted. There was a wicket in the first over but they recovred and started to bat well. But wickets were falling at regular interval and at the end thanks to some good bowling the Mumbai team were able to restrict Chennai to 146 for 7.

So Mumbai won by 19 runs, a surprise result. Tendulkar got the man of the match award.

Here is how the table looks now:

Team Match Won Lost NR Pts RR Run For Run Against
Mumbai Indians 1 1 0 0 2 +0.950 165/20.0 146/20.0
Chennai Super Kings 1 0 1 0 0 -0.950 146/20.0 165/20.0

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