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Old 13-Apr-2011
Rajasthan, Mumbai notch impressive wins in IPL

UNP ImageJaipur: Shane Warne took two wickets in his first three balls as Rajasthan Royals won a second straight game in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday, and Sachin Tendulkar hit 55 to also keep Mumbai Indians perfect in the Twenty20 tournament.

Warne won the man-of-the-match award after finishing with 2-17 against Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur. He helped put Delhi in a shaky position at 36-4, however the team recovered to post a challenging total of 151-6 with Shaun Tait also taking two wickets.

Venugopal Rao (60 off 40 balls) and David Warner (54 off 44) added 83 for the fifth wicket for Delhi. Johan Botha (39 not out off 32 balls) and Rahul Dravid (38 from 31) ensured Rajasthan won with nine balls to spare.

"Johan is such a clever cricketer in the way he bats, bowls and fields," Warne said of Botha, who scored 67 not out in Rajasthan's preceding eight-wicket win over Deccan Chargers. "He did a great job for us today batting at No. 3."

Key partnership

Mumbai also won with nine balls to spare despite Bangalore managing a respectable 140-4 with Tillkaratne Dilshan top-scoring on 59 off 52 deliveries and A.B. de Villiers hitting 38 off 36 balls.

Lasith Malinga and Kieron Pollard took two wickets for Mumbai. However, an unbroken stand of 110 between Ambati Rayudu (63) and Tendulkar gave Mumbai a nine-wicket victory.

Rayudu smashed nine fours with Tendulkar hitting seven boundaries, finding the fence on either side of the pitch through placement rather than big shots. "Sachin guided me and helped me get the runs today," Rayudu said.

Delhi has now lost both matches, while Bangalore has a 1-1 record.

On Wednesday, Kings XI Punjab takes on Chennai Super Kings at Mohali, while new franchises Pune Warriors and Kochi Tuskers Kerala clash in Mumbai.

Old 13-Apr-2011
Re: Rajasthan, Mumbai notch impressive wins in IPL

hmmmmmm yha its was nice match

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