Mumbai Indians will play the Kochi Tuskers in the 13th game of the Indian Premier League on Friday. The game will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai and will be a night game which will mean that the stadium will be full and will expect that the side can go on to make it three wins in a row. first game, Delhi were bowled out for 95 and Mumbai got their pretty easily. In the second game, they bowled Bangalore out for a 140 score and got there with plenty to spare.
What was common to both the games was that Sachin Tendulkar remained unbeaten in the matched and ensured that the side won.
The bowling has been taken care of by the Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga, who was the star of the show in the first game. he has the purple cap with his seven wickets and he will be the one player to watch out for.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala 184 for 2 (McCullum 81, Jayawardene 56) beat Mumbai Indians 182 for 2 (Tendulkar 100*, Rayudu 53) by eight wickets
Tendulkar’s effort checked off another item on his ever-shrinking to-do list, and Mumbai ran up a tall total without needing contributions from Rohit Sharma, Andrew Symonds and Kieron Pollard. It was then assumed that the bowlers would make the rest of the game a formality, but McCullum firmly put that assumption to rest by muscling three boundaries between mid-off and cover in Malinga’s second over. The next big jump came in the sixth over from Pollard as McCullum swatted a four past midwicket and Jayawardene eased boundaries behind square on either side of the wicket.
The Mumbai fielding made things worse for the home team. Rohit Sharma dropped McCullum at first slip off the first ball, and Jayawardene was given a life by Ali Murtuza at backward point.
McCullum kept skating out of the crease and lashing the ball through the off side right through his innings, while Jayawardene was content shuffling across and using the bowler’s pace, rarely powering the ball. The difference between the two batsmen’s innings was highlighted in the ninth over as McCullum smashed the first ball over long-off, and Jayawardene reverse-paddled the fifth ball off the back of the bat for four.