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IPL 2010 – Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Mumbai Indians Thrash Knight Riders By 7 Wickets

By on March 22, 2010

Mumbai Indians 156 for 3 (Tendulkar 71*) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 155 for 3 (Gayle 75, Zaheer 2-27) by seven wickets…

Sachin Tendulkar (71 not out) slammed fifth IPL fifty to help Mumbai Indians register a thumping 7-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League encounter at Brabourne stadium, Mumbai on Monday.

Tendulkar smashed ten fours in his 48-ball blitzkrieg and took just 35 balls to complete his half-century.

After losing Dhawan, Tendulkar snitched another valuable 56-run second wicket partnership with Saurabh Tiwary (30), who hit three fours and a six in his 24-ball inning.

Mumbai lost Shikhar Dhawan (23) after he put on a solid 61-run opening partnership with Tendulkar in the 7th over.

Chasing a modest 156-run target, Tendulkar and Dhawan started Mumbai run chase briskly before Murali Kartik dismissed the left-hander.

Shikhar Dhawan hit 4 fours in his 21-ball inning alongside little master.

Tendulkar and Dhawan hit three fours each in the first two overs to put Mumbai at 24/0 in no time.

For Knight Riders, Ishant Sharma took two wickets but conceded 44 runs in his four overs.

Earlier, Chris Gayle (75) slammed maiden IPL fifty to help Knight Riders post 155/3 against Mumbai Indians in the 17th Indian Premier League match.

Chris Gayle hit seven fours and two sixes in his 60 balls inning. Gayle completed his maiden fifty in 47 balls.

After Ganguly’s departure, Gayle put on another solid partnership of 82 runs for the second wicket with Owais Shah (31) to help Knight Riders post 156-run target for Mumbai Indians.

Owais Shah slammed three fours to score a 23-ball 31 for the Knight Riders.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly (31) was first to go for Knight Riders after he put up a solid 70-run opening partnership with Chris Gayle.

Ganguly hit five fours in his 34-ball knock before being clean bowled by former international teammate Harbhajan Singh in the 11th over.

Ganguly started his innings with a bang as he hit medium pacer Ryan McLaren for three consecutive fours in the third over of the match.

Earlier, Knight Riders skipper Sourav Ganguly won the toss and decided to bat against Mumbai at Brabourne stadium.

Source: Times of India

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