Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights

Watch cricket highlights – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings – the opening game to kick off IPL 2009.

Scoreline: 165/7. Sachin Tendulkar 59, Abhishek Nayar 35 (14). Chennai 146/7 Matthew Hayden 44, MS Dhoni 36, Lasith Malinga 3 wickets

A cameo by Abhishek Nayar including 20 runs off a Flintoff over propelled Mumbai while Tendulkar batted through the innings. It will take time for many of the players to get used to SA pitches and it showed today – Sachin seemed to be predetermining too much today in his shot selection – this was one of those days and pitch when it didn’t have the effect it has often had.

Dhoni: "I think Harbhajan did really well when Hayden and Flintoff were batting. I think 170-180 will be a par score on these kind of wickets. Even last year we struggled in the bowling department in the early stages but bounced back. Hopefully we will work on those areas."

Tendulkar is also the Man of the Match: "The first 7-8 overs were difficult but I thought Nayar played a brilliant innings. I thought 150-160 would be a good target. I don’t want to take anything for granted but I’m glad we’ve started well."

Chennai Bat

Mumbai Innings

Chennai Innings

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