Yusuf Pathan batting was simply superb. The match was really superb.As IPL have started all the matches were going very nice to see those.I am very eager to see all the matches.played a dream innings in the IPL 3 and scored the first century in IPL 3 .Yusuf Pathan made 100 runs in just 37 balls.Yusuf slammed eight fours and nine sixes which helped him to score the century in just 37 runs but Yusuf Pathan century didnot helped the Rajasthan Royals to win the match against the Mumbai Indians.His nine boundaries and eight blistering sixes put Mumbai on the backfoot to the extent that for the first time, the Mumbai Indians actually looked under pressure and in danger of losing the match.
Yusuf brought the match alive and Mumbai Indians wondering whether they had just met their match. Yusuf’s batting could have sealed it on a high note. But his dismissal made the task difficult once more again and Lasith Malinga, with his two wickets in the final over, ensured that the 12 runs in the last over would be an impossible dream for the Rajasthan Royals.
Mumbai Indians scored 212 in 20 overs but Rajasthan Royals could only managed 208 in their 20 overs quota inspite Yusuf Pathan marvellous century.Earlier in the day, the Mumbai Indians fed off the impetus of Sanath Jayasuriya even though Dmitri Mascarenhas struck two crucial blows. But really it was the partnership between two young recruits, Saurabh Tiwary and Ambati Rayudu, that had the Mumbai Indians roaring against the champions of the IPL 2008. 53 and 55 runs respectively off just 33 balls meant that Mumbai Indians were plundering the Royals and no Shaun Tait or Ryan McLaren could stand in the way.
That was the only name on people’s lips at the Brabourne Stadium after the Rajasthan Royals batsman’s belligerent knock, which saw him score the tournament’s fastest hundred (off just 37 balls).Watch the Full & Short Highlights from the Yusuf Pathan's Sixers & Fours in Fastest Century along with Exclusive Interview of Man of the Match in Match 2 of IPL 3.
And it did not appear as if the Rajasthan Royals would have threatened the Mumbai Indians, let alone win, after being reduced to 4 down for 62 off the first ten overs.