Maxertainment 3:Mumbai wins despite Yusuf's ton
An astonishing -ball hundred from Yusuf Pathan could not save Rajasthan Royals from a four-run defeat to Mumbai Indians. Pathan’s hundred, the second fastest in T history and the fastest in the Indian Premier League, injected life into Rajasthan’s innings after it had stalled at – in overs chasing Mumbai’s –.
Pathan reached a -ball fifty, followed by his hundred in . He hit nine fours and eight sixes, adding in less than eight over with Paras Dogra, whose contribution to the partnership was from balls. Pathan fell with Rajasthan needing from balls. He was run out when a Dogra straight drive deflected off Sathish’s hands on to the stumps.
Dogra raised the tempo, smashing runs in the same over by Sathish. But his best efforts left Rajasthan needing from the final over by Lasith Malinga, who’d been the best of Mumbai’s bowlers today. Dogra was also run out, having made from . Malinga was unhittable in the final over, conceding just seven of the final over; denying Dmitri Mascarenhas the six needed off the final ball.
Mumbai were dealt a major blow when Harbhajan Singh had to retire hurt while batting. He was struck by a fast, low full-toss on his left-knee from Shaun Tait. The off-spinner could not bowl, and Mumbai nearly paid the price with the match.
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar elected to bat in this Brabourne Stadium fixture. Attractive fifties from Ambati Rayudu and Sourabh Tiwary helped Mumbai to an impressive score.
Rayudu, who comes to the IPL after a stint with the ICL, struck a -ball fifty. Tiwary, one of the stars of India’s U- World Cup win in 2008, also reached a -ball fifty.
The two added from overs, helping Mumbai average over ten runs an over throughout the innings.
Posted on March 13, 2010, in Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and tagged Ambati Rayudu, Brabourne Stadium, IPL, IPL 2010, ipl 3, Lasith Malinga, Mumbai Indians, Paras Dogra, R Satish, Rajasthan Royals, sachin tendulkar, Sanath Jayasuriya, Saurabh Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.