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Match: 33rd T20
Venue: Mumbai | Date: April 3, 2010
Toss: Mumbai Indians elected to bat
Result: Mumbai Indians won by 63 runs

Mumbai Indians won the toss and elected to bat first in the 33rd match of DLF IPL 2010. Sachin Tendulkar and Shikhar Dhawan gave them a perfect start and scored 53 runs for the first wicket partnership. But Mumbai Indians lost three quick wickets and from 53/1 they were 62/3 in 9 overs. Saurabh Tiwary and A Rayudu then got into a good partnership and took the score past 100. A Rayudu played a superb knock and got on to score 55 off just 29 balls. Pollard’s 21 off just 10 balls gave the final acceleration to Mumbai Indians and they managed to score 178/5 in 20 overs.

Deccan Chargers were desperate to win and were chasing a target of 179. They opened the batting with two of the most explosive batsmen – Gilchrist and Gibbs. Deccan Chargers lost the first wicket at 30 in form of Gibbs and soon they lost priced wicket of Laxman and Gilchrist and were reduced to 40/3 in 6.1 overs. The required run rate was getting high and this pressure was clearly seen on the middle order. The middle order collapsed due to some clever bowling by Mumbai Indians and Deccan Chargers were 83/6 in 12.3 overs. Mumbai Indians needed just 4 more wickets to win one more match and show the supremacy in points table where as Deccan Chargers needed 96 more to win in 51 balls. But they could manage to score just 115/10 and thus lost the match by63 runs.

Match Highlights

* Mumbai Indians: 50 runs in 5.5 overs (38 balls), Extras 4
* Mumbai Indians: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (84 balls), Extras 5
* Mumbai Indians: 150 runs in 18.3 overs (114 balls), Extras 6
* AT Rayudu: 50 off 28 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
* Total: Mumbai Indians – 178/5 in 20.0 overs (AT Rayudu 55)

* Deccan Chargers: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 0
* Deccan Chargers: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (95 balls), Extras 5

Match 33 Mumbai Indians vs Deccan Chargers Scorecard

Category: IPL Hyderabad, IPL Mumbai