Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mumbai Indians thrash Super Kings

After a long hibernation, finally the God was back captaining the spirited Mumbai Indians against the Super Kings. Mumbai Indians having won the toss elected to field first and it was proved to be the right decision as the Chennai Super Kings were reduced to 46-4 and the new ball bowlers, Nehra and Pollock were really unbeatable. Particularly, Polly proved to be a miser conceding just 9 runs in his 4 overs. The struggling Kings then had a partnership which salvages some pride for them and hence getting their team to a respectable total. The partnership between Badri and Dhoni proved to be a vital one as Badri scored his half century. They moved to a respectable total of 157 in 20 overs. The Mumbai Indians' openers came into the ground for the run chase with a rousing applause from the crowd as the Master walked in with the Marauder from Matara. But, it was the Srilankan's day because he kept smashing literally every ball to the boundary and beyond. They got off to a stunning start scoring 82 in just 8 overs when Joginder Sharma got the better of the master. But then, Uthappa joined J'surya and with the latter in menacing mood, Uthappa just had to give the strike to him and watch the ball sail out of the ground. J'surya finished the match in a hurry by scoring 6,6,6,4,4 to win the match comprehensively for Indians in just 13.5 overs. He got a century in just 45 balls and remeined unbeaten on 114. He was the man of the match.


harish said...

yup...we did it once again....mumbai indians are gaining the momentum..sanath proves costly once again...