The inaugural match of the second edition of the IPL witnessed the return of a force named Lasith 'Slinga' Malinga.
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Having missed out on the opening season, the Sri Lankan was desperate to show his worth to his team, Mumbai Indians.
And he struck in the first over of the Chennai Super Kings' innings, forcing opener Parthiv Patel to edge one to Sachin Tendulkar at slips.
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The speedster, who took four wickets of successive balls in the 2007 World Cup, kept a tight line and gave the batsmen no leeway. He also added the wickets of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and S Badrinath to his tally for figures of 4-0-15-3.