Author: Trina Ghosh (Gurgaon).
Sachin fires Mumbai Indians to the top of IPL table. This was Mumbai Indians seventh win out of eight matches.
- The 2nd match of the IPL 2010 between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals which was played on 13th March 2010 at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai. Mumbai won by 4 runs. Remember Rajasthan Royals is the winner of 1st season of IPL T20. Mumbai Indians bowlers Amit Uniyal and Dimitri Mascarenhas took 2 wickets each in their 4 overs spells. Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu’s half centuries made Mumbai Indians to pass the 200 runs mark. At the end, Mumbai with the tricks of Malinga win their first IPL match in season 3.
- Mumbai Indians vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore was clash in the 14th T20 match of the IPL 2010 which was played in Mumbai on 20th March. The Mumbai Indians IPL cricket team has lost to the Bangalore Royal Challengers by 7 wickets. This was only one match where MI has lost.
- Then again Mumbai Indians have absolutely demolished the Kolkata Knight Riders on 22nd March in Brabourne Stadium; Mumbai saw Mumbai beat Kolkata by 7 wickets. Sachin Tendulkar was the Man of the Match.
- After that Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings in Brabourne Stadium on 25th march, MI won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining).
- The 5th match of Mumbai Indians, against Kings XI Punjab in Brabourne Stadium – Mumbai on 30th march and MI won by 4 wickets, Man of the Match: Lasith Malinga.
- This was their fifth win at Brabourne Stadium. Mumbai Indians vs. Deccan Chargers in Brabourne Stadium – Mumbai on 3rd April. MI won by 41 runs. Man of the Match: Harbhajan Singh.
- Ambati Rayudu cracked an unbeaten 29-ball 55 as table-toppers Mumbai Indians put up a sterling all-round performance to virtually seal a semi-final berth beating holders Deccan Chargers by 63 runs in their Indian Premier League match on Saturday. This was Mumbai Indians seventh win out of eight matches to earn two more points. They are heading the pack with 14 points.
- Mumbai cruise to victory, Tendulkar’s golden captaincy run at the IPL. Sachin Tendulkar continues his purple patch, this time not just as batsman but as captain. He must enjoy this because while his inbox is forever full of accolades about his batting, the captaincy folder has not always been overflowing. But in the first half of the IPL, his leadership has been a breath of fresh air. Tendulkar’s challenge, though, will be to keep his team hungry game after game. Sometimes a winning streak can pose a leadership challenge; players can become complacent, start believing they merely need to turn up.