Levi shines in IPL debut

2012-04-04 19:21

Cape Town - Proteas T20 master blaster Richard Levi had a thrilling start to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career on Wednesday.

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Levi, playing for the Mumbai Indians, opened the batting alongside Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar in the opening game against two-time defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, as they set about chasing a modest 113 for victory.

But despite Tendulkar's presence, Levi took centre stage in Chennai, smashing 50 runs off only 35 balls - a knock which included 6 fours and 3 sixes.

He was eventually dismissed by West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo with Mumbai's score on 69 after 7.5 overs, requiring only a further 44 runs for victory.

The 24-year-old made world headlines in February when he smashed a record 117 off 51 balls for South Africa against New Zealand in a T20 game in Hamilton.

It was that innings which prompted Mumbai to sign the Capetonian, reportedly for about $400 000 (R3,12 million).


  • Gert - 2012-04-04 19:30

    Hopefully we will see him for a long time...

  • waynemp - 2012-04-04 19:47

    Can't believe we sent him home from that tour after he scored 117 off 51 balls.

  • Butter - 2012-04-04 20:01

    Levi is MAN OF THE MATCH!!!

  • Christiaan - 2012-04-04 20:30

    Net jammer hy speel nie rugby nie...Dink net hoeveel skepskoppe sou hy van die Stormers se eie kwartgebied oorgeskop het!!LOL

  • Willie - 2012-04-05 02:54

    Glad you had a very good start to the IPL, thrilling to watch you knock a ball, may you also be very successful in the remaining IPL matches

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