Dharamsala: Coming to form during the later half of the tournament, Punjab posted a a stiff total of 184 that eventually turned out to be too much for the visitors, Mumbai Indians. Mumbai went in with the same side as in the game against Rajasthan Royals. Sachin Tendulkar once again missed the fixture to rest his injured hand, which meant Mumbai's opening combination remain unchanged. However, it did not work out according to plans as Praveen Kumar picked up Glenn Maxwell with the third ball of the innings.
Man of the Match in the previous game, Aditya Tare once again looked in good touch before he was castled by Sandeep Sharma for 22. At 27 for two, skipper Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu tried to fight back with a 35-run partnership but the asking rate proved to be too much for both of them. Rayadu top-scored for Mumbai with 26 runs which included three boundaries. Skipper Rohit Sharma was striking the ball nicely before he was done in by a beautiful googly from Piyush Chawla for 25. The rest of the batsmen struggled to get runs as Pollard (22), Rishi Dhawan (14) and Dinesh Karthik (0) could not accelerate when it was required.
With 51 needed off the last over, the Dharamsala crowd came in for a pleasant surprise when skipper Adam Gilchrist bowled the last over and to many people's delight, picked up his first IPL wicket. With a little bit of "Gillinam" style of celebration, the
07:39 PM, May 18, 2013
Mumbai: Mumbai Indians players on Friday underwent a training session ahead of the IPL season beginning next week with captain Ricky Ponting having a feel of the team environment though he did not take part in the practice. Ponting joined the team after arriving last night and was present at the training session at the Wankhede Stadium. The 38-year-old, who retired from international cricket in December last, was seen chatting...
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