Sharma, Symonds take MI to 172/4 vs DC

Published: Sunday, April 24, 2011, 17:39 [IST]
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Sharma, Symonds take MI to 172/4 vs DC

The Mumbai Indians' innings got off to a fluent start with Davy Jacobs striking the first four courtesy a reverse paddle-sweep off leg-spinner Amit Mishra. In the second over, Sachin Tendulkar smacked Dale Steyn for a couple of boundaries as Mumbai moved onto 15/0. Then in the next over, Jacobs hoisted Pragyan Ojha for a six.

Jacobs was clealy getting on top of the bowlers, knocking 2 back-to-back fours off Ishant Sharma in the fourth over as the score ticked to 36/0. The batsman then clobbered Daniel Christian for a couple of consecutive boundaries in the 5th over. But in the next, Ishant exacted revenge when he had Jacobs caught in the outfield for 32 off 19 balls.

With the score at 47/1 in 5.1 overs, Ambati Rayudu walked out to the middle. Tendulkar then counter-attacked, flicking Ishant away for four to bring up Mumbai's 50 and following it up with another boundary. But three overs later, Mishra pegged back the visitors to 70/2 in 8.2 overs when he had Tendulkar caught at long off for 28 off 24 balls.

Mumbai fell further into trouble in the same over when Rayudu went for a slog-sweep only to pick out the man at deep midwicket. The batsman was out for 7 off 8 balls. Mumbai was clearly in the midst of a collapse when new batsman Keiron Pollard top-edged Ojha into the gloves of Sangakkara as the score read 70/4 in 9.1 overs.

After nearly four quiet overs, Sharma struck a four off Ojha in the 13th. Then Andrew Symonds followed suit, smashing a boundary off Christian in the next over. In the 15th over, Sharma took a single off Mishra to bring up Mumbai's 100 before Symonds was dropped. Then Rohit knocked two fours off Ishant as the score moved onto 114/4.

The same batsman flayed a boundary off Steyn in the 17th over, before Symonds did the same off Ishant in the 18th. Then Symonds went after Steyn, smashing two fours and a six off Steyn. Rohit then showed some of his own class, hammering a six off Christian to bring up Mumbai's 150 in 19.1 and his own 50. Then Symonds clobbered Christian for two more maximums and a four as Mumbai finished their innings at 172/4.

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