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IPL PHOTOS: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians

Last updated on: April 7, 2013 00:15 IST

Tendulkar falls for a duck

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Left-arm pacer Dirk Nannes gave Chennai the perfect start, getting the big wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for a first ball duck in the fifth ball of the first over.

Tendulkar was dismissed leg before wicket although replays showed he was unlucky to be given out as the ball pitched on and around the leg stump and looked to be sliding down.


Image: Dirk Nannes celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: BCCI

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Ponting perishes cheaply

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Ricky Ponting was a bit early into his pull shot and the leading edge was taken by R Ashwin at first slip. It was a big wicket for the 19-year-old UP paceman Ankit Rajpoot to start off.

Mumbai were struggling at 17 for two in the fourth over.


Image: Ankit Rajpoot celebrates the wicket of Ricky Ponting
Photographs: BCCI

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Rohit fails again

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Rohit Sharma also failed to make an impression with the bat.

Rohit got an early lifeline when he was dropped by Rajpoot off Nannes on the fine leg boundary but he could not make most of the opportunity and was caught behind off Dwayne Bravo.


Image: Dwayne Bravo celebrates after taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma
Photographs: BCCI

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Pollard to Mumbai's rescue

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Kieron Pollard ensured Mumbai never lost the tempo despite losing wickets from the other end. Mumbai were struggling at 59 for four in the ninth over when Pollard came to the crease but he kept hitting boundaries at regular intervals to keep the runs coming at a good rate.

Dinesh Karthik played a good innings of 37 before he was trapped leg before wicket by Bravo.


Image: Kieron Pollard hits a six
Photographs: BCCI

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Pollard, Bravo in war of words

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West Indian cricketers Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo had a heated exchanged of words out in the middle.

Mumbai kept losing wickets at regular intervals as Dwayne Smith holed out R Ashwin to Bravo at long-on.


Image: Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo
Photographs: BCCI

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Pollard lifts Mumbai to 148

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Pollard smashed his way to 57 from 38 balls to lift Mumbai to a fighting total of 148 for six in their 20 overs.

Pollard's innings was studded with nine boundaries including five sixes and he single-handedly brought his side back in the match.

Mumbai scored 52 runs in the last five overs as Pollard and Harbhajan Singh shared an unbeaten 65-run stand for the seventh wicket. Harbhajan scored a run-a-ball 21.


Image: Kieron Pollard celebrates his half-century
Photographs: BCCI

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Chennai lose early wickets

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Chennai Super Kings lost a couple of early wickets as their pacers Munaf Patel and Mitchell Johnson claimed a wicket each in their first spell.

Murali Vijay was bowled by Munaf for five, while Suresh Raina was caught by Ricky Ponting of Johnson for 10.

Veteran Michael Hussey made 20 before he tried to slog sweep Harbhajan Singh but missed and was bowled to leave Chennai in trouble at 42 for three in the eighth over.


Image: Michael Hussey
Photographs: BCCI

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Raina dismissed for 10

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Suresh Raina's wicket was set up beautifully by left-armer Johnson, who first softened with a short delivery which was fended off somehow.

The next ball was full and quick which Raina inside edged on to his pads and was caught on the off-side by Ponting.

Dwayne Bravo also didn't make much contribution with the bat and was caught by wicketkeeper Karthik for 10.


Image: Mitchell Johnson celebrates the wicket of Suresh Raina with his team mates
Photographs: BCCI

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Dhoni leads fightback

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Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the fightback for Chennai with a quickfire half-century.

He blasted 51 from a mere 26 balls before he was dismissed in the final over of the innings. Chennai needed 12 from five balls as Dhoni tried to hit a big shot on the leg side but was brilliantly caught by Pollard on the ropes.


Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Photographs: BCCI

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Mumbai Indians register first win

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Chennai finished on 139 for nine in their 20 overs to lose by nine runs. Munaf was the most successful bowler, taking three for 29 in four overs, while Harbhajan and Pragyan Ojha took two wickets apiece.

Mumbai Indians registered their first victory in the tournament, having lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their opening encounter.


Image: Mumbai Indians celebrate winning the match
Photographs: BCCI

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