Little Sri Lankan impact as Mumbai beat Delhi
Mar 17, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankan players did not make an impact for either side as skipper Sachin Tendulkar stroked a powerful 63 to guide Mumbai Indians to a 98-run win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Sanath Jayasuriya who opened batting for Mumbai with Tendulkar only managed to score seven, while paceman Lasith Malinga who also played for Mumbai bowled only two overs for 22 runs taking one wicket. Jayasuriya fared better with the ball taking 2 for 17 off four overs, but by the time he came onto bowl, Delhi were already beyond a serious chase.
Tillekratne Dilshan who made two ducks in his previous two outings of the tournament, did better but scored only 17 for Daredevils while all rounder Farveez Maharoof was hammered mercilessly as he conceded 51 runs in his four overs while taking two wickets. Maharoof contributed 28 with the bat.
Chasing a mammoth target of 219, Daredevils made 120 for nine in 16.3 overs with skipper Gautam Gambhir unable to come out to bat due to a hamstring injury.
Put into bat first, Tendulkar and Saurabh Tiwari (61) guided Mumbai Indians to 218 for seven in 20 overs.