| GEO Sports|
| Mumbai beat Chennai by 19 runs in IPL opener|
| Updated at: 2145 PST, Saturday, April 18, 2009|
CAPE TOWN: Mumbai Indians won by 19 runs against Chennai Super Kings in the opening Twenty20 match of the second edition of the Indian Premier League here on Saturday.
Chasing 166, Chennai Super Kings were restricted to 146 in the allotted 20 overs and lost seven wickets.
Their main scorers were Matthew Hayden and captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni. Hayden made 44 off 35 balls with six fours and one six while Dhoni smashed two sixes and one four in his 26-ball 36.
For Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga captured three wickets for 15 runs and Sanath Jayasuriya claimed two for 34. Harbhajan Singh and Dwayne Bravo took one wicket each.
Earlier, Dhoni won the toss and put Mumbai Indians into bat who made 165 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Their captain Sachin Tendulkar was the top scorer with an unbeaten 59 off 49 balls while Abhishek Nayar smashed 35 runs from only 14 balls with three sixes and two fours. Sri Lanka’s veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya made 26 off 20 balls and together with Tendulkar gave his team a solid start of 39 runs.
For Chennai Super Kings, Manpreet Gony claimed two wickets while Joginder Sharma, Jacob Oram, Thilan Tushara and Andrew Flintoff took one wicket each.
Tendulkar was adjudged the man-of-the-match.
This interesting match was shown live on Geo Super.