IPL6: Mumbai pip Punjab by 4 runs

Hussey and Miller gave Punjab hope with fighting knocks

Mumbai Indians defeated Kings XI Punjab by four runs in their IPL match played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday. 

Johnson dismissed danger man Miller 56 of 34 balls with five sixes and a boundary in his blazing innings, which turned the game on its head for Kings XI Punjab.

Punjab in the run chase looking for 175 for a win got off a to a shaky start with Mumbai striking Mandeep and Marsh being dismissed in quick sessions.

Hussey's 34 runs of 18 balls studded with five boundaries and a six was ended by Ogha.

Miller was their next top batsmen taken out by Johnson at 149-9. Punjab had pinned hopes on Miller but after his dismissal Kumar fought fiercely adding a quick 24 off 15 balls with two huge sixes and a boundary but stumbled in the last ball attempting to get  a six of the last ball.

Earlier, Rohit Sharma paved way for a fighting score of 174-3, with an unbeaten 79.

Sharma's blistering knock contained six boundaries and six sixes to put Punjab in a tight spot.

Smith opened well for Mumbai with 33 off three boundaries and one huge six.

Karthik smashed 25 of 19 balls with two boundaries and one six while Pollard stayed put till the end with 20 of 21 balls with one boundary and a six.

KINGS XI PUNJAB INNINGS

Sensational final over with Kumar attempting to take Punjab across with a splendid six but Kulkarni dismisses the threat in the last ball with Sachin latching on to a catch at point.

P Kumar c Tendulkar b Kulkarni 24 (15b 1x4 2x6)

Punjab 170-10 after 20 overs.

Kumar smashes Malinga for a huge six. 9 runs comes of that over.

Punjab 158-9 after 19 overs.

Johnson gets the danger man Miller out attempting to slam the ball over cover but Sachin holds on to that all important catch. 11 runs of that over.
Punjab 149-9 after 18 overs.

D Miller c Tendulkar b Johnson 56 (34b 1x4 5x6)

Miller is the man who can take Punjab across the line with Kulkarni tempting him with the slow balls.But Chawla takes the bait hitting deep wicket. Miller compensates with a six. 9 runs of this over.

Chawla attempts to drive through deep midwicket with Rayudu latching on to a splendid catch.

P Chawla c Rayudu b Kulkarni 12 (10b 0x4 1x6)

Punjab 129-7 after 17 overs.

Malinga brought into the attack. Miller is his target and tries hard with his yorker.Chawla steps up the attack with a huge six. 11 runs of this over.

Punjab 129-7 after 16 overs.

Johnson puts the brake on frustrating Miller who is looking for his big shots.Just 7 runs of this over.

Punjab 118-7 after 15 overs. 

Harbhajan strikes for Mumbai sending Goni back for a duck conceding just one run of that over.
Punjab 111-7 after 14  overs.

Azhar looks to flick Harbhajan but gets a edge towards square leg for Karthik.

A Mahmood c Karthik b Harbhajan Singh 9 (13b 1x4 0x6) 

Miller is on fire smashes two huge sixes of Pollard .

Punjab 110-5 after 13 overs.

Harbhajan concedes just 4 runs in this over.

Punjab 95-5 after 12 overs

Azhar slams Ojha to the boundary. 11 runs of that over.

Punjab 91-5 after 11 overs.
 
Harbhajan Singh sends Gurkeerat Singh back conceding 3 runs of that over.

Punjab 80-5 after 10 overs.

Gurkeerat Singh gets a edge with ball shooting up into the sky for an easy catch.

Gurkeerat c Smith b Harbhajan Singh 2 (4b 0x4 0x6)

Ojha concedes 10 runs getting Hussey out at long-on.
 
Punjab 77-4 after 9 overs.

Miller hits Ojha for a huge six in the second ball, Hussey attempts to get on top smashing the ball straight down to Johnson in the fourth ball.

D Hussey c Johnson b Ojha 34 (18b 5x4 1x6)

Harbhajan attempts to curtail the hard hitting batsmen concedes 7 runs with Hussey and Miller failing to get over the fence.

Punjab 66-3 after 8 overs.

Miller sends Ojha to the fence. Five runs of that over.

Punjab 60-3 after 7 overs. 
 
Pollard is at the fence, leaps in the air, pulls this off a one-handed catch.

S Marsh c Pollard b Ojha 10 (12b 1x4 0x6)

Hussey goes for Kulkarni smashing him twice to the ropes. Follows up in style with a huge six over mid-off. 17 runs of that over.

Punjab 41-2 after 6 overs.

Marsh and Hussey smash Malinga for a boundary. Hussey sends a strong message slamming him again in the last ball over deep mid wicket. 15 runs of  that over.

Punjab 38-2 after 5 overs.

Hussey slams Kulkarni to the fence pushing off mid off. Just 6 runs coming of that over.

Punjab 23-2 after 4 overs.

Johson strikes getting Vohra conceding just 5 runs of that over. Mumbai play to a plan.

Punjab 17-2 after 3 overs.

Johnson strikes again for Mumbai dismising Vohra who lobs a catch to Pollard.

M Vohra c Pollard b Johnson 1 (2b 0x4 0x6)

Malinga got Mumbai the break they needed dismissing Mandeep Singh in his last ball of the over. 5 runs of that over and a wicket. Good start for Mumbai.

Mandeep Singh b Malinga 9 (8b 2x4 0x6)

Punjab 10-0 after 2 overs. 

Mandeep Singh slams Johnson to the boundary after a wide ball of the first ball. Seven runs comes of that over.

Punjab 6-0 after the first over.

MUMBAI INDIANS INNINGS

Mumbai Indians 153-3 after 20 overs.

A fantastic last over knock by Sharma. Hussey is pulled thrice over the fence for huge sixes and finishes off in syle smashing two boundaries to get 27 run of that last over.

Pollard pulls Kumar to the fence but Kumar just manages to give 8 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 145-3 after 19 overs.

Sharma punishes Gony of a slow ball hitting him for a huge six at long-off. Fumbles and pays conceding 11 runs with Sharma and Pollard getting the runs on the board.

Mumbai Indians 135-3 after 18 overs.

Sharma slams Azhar to the boundary in the first ball and lofts him over the fence for six in the 4th ball.

Mumbai Indians 128-3 after 17 overs.

Awana attacks conceding just 4 runs of that over.

Sharma smashes Gony to the boundary over extra cover and then follows it up with a huge six for his 110th IPL six into the stands.

Mumbai Indians 113-4 after 16 overs.

Mumbai Indians 103-3 after 15 overs.

Hussey manages to slow down the run rate, conceding 5 runs with Sharma and Pollard being denied their shots.

Mumbai Indians 97-3 after 14 overs

Expensive over by Chawla concedes 13 runs with Pollard smashing him over teh fence for a huge six.

Mumbai Indians 93-3 after 13 overs.

Chawla tosses the ball with Smith hitting hard to long-on to get an easy catch to Miller.

D Smith c Miller b Chawla 33 (32b 3x4 1x6)

Smith goes for the new bowler Gony, hitting him twice to the fence, with Sharma following suit in the fifth ball. 15 runs coming off that over.

Mumbai Indians 74-2 after 12 overs.

Awana attacks aatempting to restrict the batsmen to singles but concedes 6 runs.

Mumbai Indians 62-2 after 11 overs

Smith and Sharma slam Chawla to the fence getting important 11 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 53-2 after 10 overs.

Awana puts the brake on Smith and Sharma restricting them to single runs.Just 4 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 48-2 after 9 overs

Gony dismisses Karthik conceding 5 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 44-2 after 8 overs. 

Karthik smashes Gony to fence in the third ball but Gony gets him in the next ball beating him completely smashing the middle stump.

D Karthik b Gony 25 (19b 2x4 1x6)

Awana bowls a good line and lenght conceding just 3 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 39-1 after 7 overs.

Awana bowls a tidy spell conceding just 3 runs of that over with Karthik and Smith failing to impact this over.

Mumbai Indians 36-1 after 6 overs

Karthik plays Azhar at off side but a misfield sends the balls over to the fence. 8 runs comes of that over.

Mumbai Indians 28-1 after 6 overs.

Karthik smashes Kumar to the fence in the second ball and lofts him over long side for a huge six. 12 runs comes of that over.

Mumbai Indians 27-1 after 5 overs

Azhar bowls a tidy spell conceding just 3 runs with Karthik and Smith on the crease.

Mumbai Indians 16-1 after 4 overs

Kumar strikes dismissing Sachin and conceding just 3 runs of that over.

Mumbai Indians 13-1 after 3 overs 

Kumar gets the big wicket beating Sachin who looks on to drive the ball getting a inside edge.

S Tendulkar b Kumar 9 (10b 2x4 0x6) 
 
Sachin smashes Azhar to the boundary between point and cover and then pulls him for another between cover point.

Mumbai Indians 10-0 after 2 overs

Kumar concedes 2 runs with master blaster Sachin on the crease.

Mumbai Indians 2-0 after the first over.

Tendulkar takes strike against Praveen Kumar.

Mumbai Indians have won the toss and opted to bat against Kings XI Punjab in Match 41 of IPL6 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

PLAYING XI

MI: D Smith, S Tendulkar, D Karthik, RG Sharma, K Pollard, A Rayudu, H Singh, M Johnson, L Malinga, D Kulkarni, P Ojha

KXIP: S Marsh, M Singh, M Vohra, D Hussey, D Miller, GM Singh, A Mahmood, P Chawla, M Gony, P Kumar, P Awana

Adam Gilchrist has been dropped and KXIP will be led by David Hussey.
 

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