The former Sri Lankan batsman and skipper Sanath Jayasuriya was known for the carnage he used to do with the bat in the middle. He played IPL for good 3 years as well for Mumbai Indians. His best came against Chennai Super Kings where Jayasuriya went on to score an unbeaten 114 runs. He and Sachin Tendulkar began with the proceedings and came up with a stand of 82 runs for the first wicket.
While Sachin was undone by Joginder Sharma who cleaned up the Master Blaster with a beautiful delivery, Jayasuriya scored a ferocious hundred to give CSK bowlers a nightmare in the match. It was a night that CSK bowling unit would certainly like to not remember for long.
Earlier, Subramaniam Badrinath scored 53 runs in 33 balls to emerge the highest run-getter for Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni was the other batsman to score an unbeaten 43 runs during the course. He made these many runs in just 35 balls. Dhawal Kulkarni was very clinical in his approach as he bagged a total of three wickets in four overs after giving away 33 runs. While Kulkarni bagged a three-for, South Africa’s bowler had figures of 1/9 in four overs and also bowled a maiden.
In the end, it was the Mumbai Indians who had the last laugh, winning the match by 9 wickets, all thanks to a splendid knock by Jayasuriya.