Riding aerial on accompanying half-ton by skipper Sachin Tendulkar and Ambati Rayudu, Mumbai Indians exhausted Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.
Both the batsmen played knocks of 51 runs anniversary and aggregate 95 runs angle for the additional wicket, allegorical the ancillary to a arduous 160.The hosts got off to a poor alpha afterwards actuality arrive to bat as they absent Davy Jacobs early. However, Tendulkar and Rayudu who accept had a ablaze alternation so far aerial the ancillary to 159/5 in 20 overs.
However, the visitors were again belted to aloof 136/8 in 20 overs, acceptance an accessible win to Sachin & Co. For Punjab, Shaun Marsh denticulate 61 off 47 balls.
Punjab were off to a abhorrent start, accident skipper Adam Gilchrist for a avoid in the actual aboriginal over. The above Australia wicketkeeper-batsman was trapped leg afore by Harbhajan Singh (2-25), who opened the attack.
Marsh and Paul Valthaty (33 off 38) again set bottomward to body the innings and put on a acute 72-run angle for the additional wicket afore Andrew Symonds struck. In-form Valthay was bent by Kieron Pollard while attempting to accelerate Symonds for a straighter boundary.
His wicket accepted to be the axis point and triggered a middle-order collapse.Marsh waged a abandoned action afore Lasith Malinga (2-19), who is in baking form, got him bent at mid-wicket by Tendulkar.
Munaf Patel was additionally absorbing with his abstracts of 2-18.Mumbai Indians now top the table with six wins from their eight matches while Kings XI Punjab are at the eight abode with with three wins from seven matches.