Ambati Rayudu, considered unlucky to have not played for India yet, combined with Jharkhand youngster Saurabh Tiwary to help Mumbai Indians recover from a triple-strike in the first third of the innings, and took the hosts to an imposing total, their highest. Rayudu and Tiwary added 110 runs in 63 balls, making light of the loss of Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar and young wicketkeeper Aditya Tare in three overs after a flier from the top order took them to 70 in 6.3.
Shane Warne didn't have to wait too long to find out if Tendulkar "will open and face [Shaun] Tait. Or drop himself down order and let others take on Tait". It was actually Warne who made Mumbai wait, by giving the first over to Dimitri Mascarenhas. Jayasuriya tucked into gentle-paced length bowling, and Tendulkar took Tait apart. Off the four balls that Tait bowled to Tendulkar, 10 runs came, included two flicked boundaries. His four overs would go for 46 runs. Live score please visit here and please click here for more updates.