Dwayne Smith, Tendulkar feature in IPL’s best opening stand

2012-05-21 00:00

JAIPUR — Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar featured yesterday in a best-ever IPL opening stand as the Mumbai Indians raced to 163/0 in 18 overs after the Rajasthan Royals posted 162/6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Smith hit an unbeaten 87 off 58 balls that included 10 fours and three sixes, while Tendulkar scored 58 off 51 balls with six boundaries.

Both batsmen got some reprieve from sloppy Royals fielding. Smith was dropped twice and Shane Watson could not hold on to Tendulkar’s top-edged sweep at backward square leg.

The Mumbai Indians finished third in the standings with 20 points and will take on the Chennai Super Kings in the eliminator on Wednesday.

The Delhi Daredevils will meet the Kolkata Knight Riders in Pune tomorrow and the winner will qualify for the final.

The loser will take on the winner of the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings game in Chennai to qualify for the May 27 final — also at Chennai.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Mumbai Indians 163-0 in 18 overs (Dwayne Smith 87 not out, Sachin Tendulkar 58 not out) def. Rajasthan Royals 162-6 (Shane Watson 45, Stuart Binny 30, Owais Shah 28 not out; Dhawal Kulkarni 3-18).

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