Saturday, April 17, 2010

IPL.3.Day.37.Match.52. Mumbai Indians Vs Royal Challengers


Royal Challengers final league game against the Mumbai Indians, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, was delayed by about an hour, due to low intensity blasts just out side the stadium just before the start of the match. The match, though delayed, was started without any reduction in overs, and all the spectators were ushered in to witness the match as if nothing had happened.

There was no panic and indeed it was a positive sign. whether it was a terror attack or a buffoon's pranks, such a positive approach will make anybody think before committing such an act in future. The broadcasters as usual had a field day with video footage, noisy commentaries etc. When will these guys put a stop to such foolhardy, and be more responsible broadcasters, instead of looking at only viewer rating ? We have had enough. Thank God unlike earlier times, when such things become global news, the match started with out giving a damn.
The match was a one sided affair. Mumbai Indians the champion team till now went about their job methodically and put up 191 for 4. Good contributions came from everyone. McLaren 40 of 42, Sachin 19 of 18, Ambatti Rayudu 46 of 27, Kevin Pollard 20 of 7 and K.P.Duminy with an unbeaten 42 of 19, all contributed.Steyn bowled at his pacy best for 4.0.18.1 Kallis with 2 for 42, Kumble 1 for 38 and Pietersen 1 for 10 were the other wicket takers.
In reply the Royal Challengers went down tamely for a low 134 for nine, and loosing the match by a massive margin of 57 runs. Other than Virat 37 of 24, no one else did anything of note. Pollard and Harbhajan tore through Challengers batting line up. finishing with 4.0.28.3 and 4.0.28.2 respectively. Other wicket takers were Zaheer and McLaren with one each.The position of RC, will be decided by the final matches. If one have to go by the current run rate, It will be MI, DD,RC & CSK in that order.

Mumbai Indians is now a good alround team and match after match, they are performing as a team, astutely lead by Sachin Tendulkar. T.20 is a very funny game, when matches can change with in a over. Let us wish this does not happen to Mumbai Indians in their Semi Finals or Finals and they go all the way. This team deserves the IPL.3. title.

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