To be fair to Mendis, there really arnt too many bowlers who can stop Sanath and Tendulkar when they are in that kind of mood.
Brutal, murderous and calculated. Sanath would have seen Mendis in the nets for ages so it would have been easier for him to pick him. But Tendulkar who had trouble with his back in Colombo took him apart in the brilliant way only he can.
1-0 Tendulkar in this IPL with round two just 4 days away.
His first 12 balls went for 28.
His last 12 for 11. Which tells the story of the match. It was won through the bats of the one of the most lethal opening pairs in this competition.
Once you go for over a 100 in 52 balls in a 2020, you are not going to be making too many come backs.
Mendis didnt get too much turn and he seemed a little lost in the middle of the assault. To his credit he kept tossing it up. Which dint help cuz they ended up being too full.
Another tough lesson for the prodigy. And he needs to learn in quick time.