Tendulkar-Warne duel-again

Published: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 14:33 [IST]
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Tendulkar vs Warne - once again

Cape Town: Arguably cricket"s greatest spinner faces off against one of the finest batsmen ever to grace the game and the battle between the pair could be one of the highlights of the first week of the competition.

When they played for their countries, for a long time it was Sachin being a one-man army for India, while Warne was backed by the awesome might of the Australian team.

Led by the charismatic Shane Warne, the Royals started their IPL campaign on a disastrous note when last year"s laggards Royal Challengers Bangalore humiliated them by 75 runs on the opening day of the tournament.

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Although the Rajasthan Royals bowling department looked strong with Dimitri Mascarenhas, Munaf Patel and Warne leading from the front, their batting looked in complete disarray.

Rajasthan Royals will come up against a Mumbai side high on confidence following their win over Chennai, which came courtesy of a half-century from Tendulkar and some brutal hitting from Nayar.

Mumbai Indians 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Sachin Tendulkar (capt.), 3 Shikhar Dhawan, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Dwayne Bravo, 6 Abhishek Nayar, 7 Harbhajan Singh, 8 Zaheer Khan, 9 Pinal Shah (wk), 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Dhawal Kulkarni.

Rajasthan Royals
1 Graeme Smith, 2 Swapnil Asnodkar, 3 Niraj Patel/anybody, 4 Tyron Henderson, 5 Ysuf Pathan, 6 Dimitri Mascarenhas, 7 Ravindra jadeja, 8 Shane Warne (capt.), 9 Mahesh Rawat (wk), 10 Munaf Patel, 11 Kamran Khan.

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