Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Daredevils by 32 runs at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. DD captain Sehwag won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. Ambati Rayudu (59 runs off 39 balls), Rohit Sharma (49 runs off 32 balls) and Adrien Blizzard (37 runs off 23 balls) helped MI score a massive total of 178/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Delhi Daredevils lost their top 4 in just 7 runs but James Hopes (55 runs off 44 balls), Venugopal Rao (37 runs off 27 balls) and Irfan Pathan (23 runs off 18 balls) helped them somewhat recover though DD finally got all out for 146 runs in 19.5 overs. Lasith Malinga, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Keiron Pollard took 2 wickets each for the Mumbai Indians. Ambati Rayudu was awarded the Man of the Match for his knock and agility behind the stumps as well.
Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs as they moved to the top of the points table once again. KXIP captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and put MI to bat. Sachin Tendulkar (51 runs off 45 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (51 runs off 37 balls) scored half centuries as MI reached 159/5 in 20 overs. Ryan Harris and Piyush Chawla took 2 wickets each for Kings XI Punjab. In reply, Shuan Marsh (61 runs off 47 balls) and Paul Valthaty (33 runs off 38 balls) gave some resistance but the other batsmen did not click as KXIP reached only 136/8 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel, Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh took 2 wickets each for the Mumbai Indians. Keiron Pollard was awarded the Man of the Match for his allround performance including his omnipresence in the field, 1 wicket for 18 runs in 3 overs and 20 runs off 11 balls.
Last year’s IPL finalist Mumbai Indians defeated the IPL champions Chennai Super Kings by 8 run by virtue of an all round performance by the team. Chennai captain Dhoni won the toss and put Mumbai Indians to bat. After some initial hiccups, Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 87 runs off 48 balls and was well supported by Andrew Symonds (31 runs off 26 balls) and Ambati Rayudu (27 runs off 29 balls) as they scored 164/4 in 20 overs. Doug Bollinger took two wickets for CSK. Chennai Super Kings replied very well with Subramanium Badrinath (71 runs off 48 balls) and Michael Hussey (41 runs off 33 balls) playing good knocks but hardly anybody else could even cross double digits as they ended up with 156/9 in their 20 overs. Harbhajan Singh took 5 wickets for 18 runs while Lasith Malinga contributed with 2 wickets. Harbhajan was awarded the Man of the Match for his bowling performance.
Th GOD of cricket Sachin Tendulkar and former Indian captain Saurav Ganguly will lead their respective teams as they clash in a T20 match on Saturday, 6th March, 2010 at 4:30 PM Indian Time. The match named “Cricket Ka Mahayudh” will be played at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. It has also been termed as a SABM (Salil Ankola Benefit Match) and will be a T20 match. The gates will open at 2 PM and the toss would take place at 4:15 PM. The Match will be telecast on Star Cricket.
The teams look very strong and Dada’s team seem to a bit stronger than Sachin’s team at least on papers. But as you know in T20 nothing can be predicted. Here are the team lineups:
Saurav Ganguly (Captain)
Sachin Tendulkar (Captain)
The stadium tickets are also priced quite reasonably for this charity match with general tickets costing only Rs.250 and VIP tickets are Rs.1000. You can also book the tickets online at Mobstreet