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IPL: Mumbai Indians v/s Kings XI Punjab: Kieron Pollard takes Mumbai to victory by 5 wickets

Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 4:13pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk
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16:22 IST Saturday, 3 May 2014

Welcome to the live coverage of the league match between Mumbai Indians and KIngs XI Punjab

Punjab have lost Virender Sehwag to a run out early

This is Mumbai's chance to win their first match of the tournament, as they play at home.

KXIP 20/1 after 3 overs

OUT! Pujara is out, he slammed at a short, wide ball from Anderson but got an edge to the keeper.

Glenn Maxwell walks in.

Four. And just like that, Maxwell steps out and flays the ball over cover point for four.

KXIP 29/2 after 4 overs

Jasprit Bumrah continues

Punjab 31/2 after 5 overs

Lasith Malinga is into the attack

Four. Poor line with fine leg in the circle, Saha whips it away for four

KXIP 36/2 after 6 overs

Bumrah comes back and Maxwell promptly hits him for four

Bumrah bowls the rest of the over well

KXIP 42/2 after 7 overs

Harbhajan Singh to bowl his first over

Maxwell pushes to long on for one

Four. Saha was prompt in given the strike back to Maxwell. Bhajji beat Maxwell in the flight, but he still lofted it to the cover boundary with one hand off his bat. That's what happens when you are in good form.

KXIP 51/2 after 8 overs

SIX! Malinga bowls short, and Maxwell carts him over the on side for six

Yorked, but Maxwell got bat on to it and it flew past the keeper, edged for four.

Chirag, a Mumbai fan, offers some advice:

Malinga 63/2 after 9 overs

Maxwell is back on fire after failing in two games.

Harbhajan Singh to continue

Maxwell is finding it a bit tough to read Harbhajan here. Interesting.

But now Bhajji bowls a friendly full toss on off stump, and Maxwell dispatches it to the off side boundary with ease

KXIP 70/2 after 10 overs

Pollard comes on from over the wicket now

Maxwell slaps a slower ball expertly wide of long off for two

Extremely good running from Maxwell as they get two

Maxwell pulls to deep midwicket for one to end the over

Punjab 79/2 after 11 overs

SIX! Maxwell goes high into the stands

Now Saha gets into the act as he launches Bhajji over midwicket

OUT! The big wicket. Maxwell advanced down the track and tried to loft Harbhajan into next week. It took the top edge of his bat and was taken by Ben Dunk on the boundary

Punjab 93/3 after 12 overs

Corey Anderson comes back

Four. And he immediately gets hammered for four by George Bailey

KXIP 101/3 after 13 overs

Wriddhiman Saha is on 21 off 29 balls. It's like an ODI from the 1990s for him.

Aha. Now he swings a ball on leg stump to the leg side boundary for four

Now he's on the attack. Mid off in the circle, Saha advances down the pitch and lofts it over him for four

SIX! What a transformation! This is the third boundary of the over and its a six. Down on one knee and slapped over square leg

KXIP 117/3 after 14 overs

Zaheer Khan comes in from over the wicket

Four. After three dot balls, Bailey cuts Khan for four through point

Four. Another good shot, this time from Saha. Wide outside off but pulled through midwicket for four.

KXIP 126/3 after 15 overs

Punjab are scoring at well over 8 an over right now. 185 + is on the cards here.

Harbhajan Singh bowls

OUT! George Bailey is out, he tried to clear the on side, but hit it straight to deep midwicket

David Miller is the new batsman

KXIP 131/4 after 16 overs. Very good over from Bhajji, just four off it 

Now here's a positive perspective on Saha:

Jasprit Bumrah comes back

He bowls five balls for five runs and then Miller hits him for four off the last ball

KXIP 140/4 after 17 overs

Lasith Malinga comes back to bowl

Good over from Malinga so far, the batsmen keep swinging and missing

Just 5 off the over, excellent from Malinga

KXIP 145/4 off 18 overs

SIX! The last over is wasted with the first delivery of the next, as Saha swivel pulls Pollard over midwicket for six. 

Saha has got to his fifty

But he is still being trolled on Twitter:

Now a four leg byes. Miller has been quiet for a long time, now Pollard tries a yorker and gets it slightly wrong. Maxwell swings across the line, the ball brushes his pad and goes for four 

SIX! Miller now gets into the act, full toss outside off stump gets slammed over long off for six

Slower ball now driven to deep cover

Two runs off the last ball, KXIP 165/4 after 19 overs

Malinga to bowl the last over

Miller gets yorked and can do nothing about it

Now he swings at a full toss and misses, that was there for the taking

OUT! Miller is desperate, he smashes a low full toss straight to deep midwicket

Superb running from Saha, they get two.

Swung across the line and a single results

Johnson on strike

No run, Malinga bowled full and straight, Johnson tried to scoop it over wicketkeeper but failed.

KXIP 168/5 after 20 overs

Mumbai came back really well in the last 5 overs: 42/2

Mumbai Indians batting

Ben Dunk had come out to open the batting, and was out for 5 to an outstanding catch from Saha

MI are 17/1 after 2 overs

Ambati Rayudu and Chidambaram Gautam are at the crease

Sandeep Sharma to bowl

Gautam flicked it over square leg for four

OUT! Rayudu is out, Mumbai continue to slide, LBW by Sandeep Sharma

Rohit Sharma comes in, he dropped himself down the border but he is out there in the third over itself

MI 23/2 after 3 overs

Mitchell Johnson will roar in now, from over the wicket

Slapped to point for no run

Four dot balls as Sharma is still not off the mark

SIX! He breaks the jinx with a pull, it was top edged but still went over the square leg boundary

MI 30/2 after 4 overs

Chidambaram Gautam continues to struggle

SIX! Not any more. After 3 dot balls he puts a leg out and creames the ball over long off for six

SIX! Another six as Gautam now goes over the on side, Mumbai 42/2 after 5 overs

Johnson continues

Mumbai have hit more sixes than boundaries so far

Mumbai are playing Johnson with a little caution

Oooh....there was a run out chance at the bowlers end as Gautam ran for a non-existent single, but he was able to get back as Johnson made a hash of picking up the throw

Four. Sharma now goes over extra cover and gets four

Mumbai 49/2 after 6 overs 

Gautam now goes for a reverse scoop, gets something on it as it races to the boundary

Rohit Sharma half-scoops, half-sweeps for four

Akshar Patel is the bowler

Now a quick single

Mumbai 61/2 after 7 overs 

Rishi Dhawan comes in to bowl from over the wicket

Mumbai 65/2 after 8 overs

Gautam now steps out to Akshar Patel but gets beaten in the flight

Goes for a reverse scoop, misses and they get one leg bye

Direct hit from deep midwicket, but they get two and Gautam is in safely

MI 69/2 after 9 overs

OUT! Gautam is out, he tried to reverse-scoop Rishi Dhawan and the ball crashed into his pad. LBW.

MI 70/3

Corey Anderson walks out to the middle. The man of the 36-ball-100 fame needs a big score, he's been a disappointment so far for MI.

Anderson faces two dot balls, MI 70/3 after 10 overs

5 off the over, MI 75/3 after 11 overs

SIX! Sharma attacks, the ball flies off the top edge for six over third man

SIX! Finally Corey Anderson has something to cheer about, he goes down the track and launches it over long on, just clears the boundary

MI 90/3 after 12 overs 

Akshar Patel to bowl his last over

Four. Corey Anderson biffs it down the ground for four.

SIX! Now he is opening up! Launched into the stands over long on for six

Four. Short and slow, smashed over the bowler's head for four

MI 109/3 after 13 overs

20 runs off the over 

Patel was 3-0-20-0 and now he finishes at 4-0-40-0

6 runs from Balaji's over, Mumbai 115/3 after 14 overs

Johnson bowls three dot balls to Anderson

Low full toss swung behind leg for two

Just three runs off the over, Mumbai 118/3 after 15 overs

51 required off 5. Mumbai's game to lose, even after two tough overs

Four. Length ball from Balaji, Rohit heaves across the line and its four

OUT. He goes for a strange scoop, the ball came on to him quicker than he expected and Rohit gave a simple catch to the keeper.

MI 123/4

Kieron Pollard comes out. Pollard and Anderson. What a game.

Pollard gets beaten off the last ball of the over

MI 124/4 after 16 overs

Rishi Dhawan comes back

Mumbai get two off the first two balls

OUT! Corey Anderson is out at a crucial time. He tried to go big over long on but found the fielder.

MI 126/5

MI 128/5 after 17 overs

Aditya Tare comes in, he was almost forgotten. But Mumbai have managed to lengthen their batting order.

Will Tare be able to go big from ball 1 though?

Pollard takes a quick two

Four. What a shot. Tare nearly carved this ball for six over extra cover, and mind you he's a short man

Pollard now on strike following a single

After a couple of singles, the equation now reads 33 needed off 14

SIX! Aditya Tare is the man, not Pollard. Shortish ball, Tare swings hard and it goes into the stands beyond the midwicket boundary!

MI 144/5 after 18 overs 

25 needed off 12

SIX! Pollard, what a six. Half-volley on middle stump, right in the slot, but Pollard just swung through the line and the flat six landed into the stands straight down the ground!

Mitchell Johnson is the bowler.

Oh, he pulls out of the run and I am not sure that was not deliberate

Wide ball, down the leg side and called wide

18 needed off 11

She thinks Mumbai has already won:

Very good couple of couples now, Mumbai need 14 off 9, this is once again Mumbai's game to lose

Four. What a shot. Yorker from Johnson, Pollard dug it out and flicked it to the midwicket boundary.

Four more. This is the over that decides the match! Pollard swings hard at a short ball, one hand off the bat handle, but it still goes for four to long leg.

Smashed for a single to end the 20-run over.

MI 163/5 after 19 overs 

SIX! Sandeep Sharma is the bowler, its almost a yorker but outside off stump, Pollard just biffs it nonchalantly into the stands over long off to give Mumbai their first win of the tournament.

Kieron Pollard nearly did it the previous game, and he's finished the job this time.

 




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