Tendulkar surge secures victory
25 Mar 2010
Sachin Tendulkar overcame a slow start to smash Mumbai to a five-wicket victory over Chennai on Thursday.
Chennai managed to post a competitive target of 180 thanks to the batting of Suresh Raina and Subramaniam Badrinath. The pair put on 142 for the third wicket with Raina smashing 83* off 52 and Badrinath playing a more circumspect innings of 55 off 45.
Shikar Dhawan was a one-man show up front for the hosts, as Tendulkar battled for rhythm. Albie Morkel produced a good spell of bowling, conceding 17 in his first three overs.
The Little Master began to force the pace in the latter overs by playing some innovative shots, and the Super Kings bowlers obliged by bowling poorly. Tendulkar eventually top-edged a catch to MS Dhoni, but by then, the result was in the bag.
Chennai Super Kings – 180-2 (20 overs)
Suresh Raina 83*, Subramaniam Badrinath 55*, Ryan McLaren 1-23.
Mumbai Indians – 181-5 (19 overs)
Sachin Tendulkar 72, Shikar Dhawan 56, Albie Morkel 0-26.
Mumbai won by five wickets
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