Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2011, Mohali May 10, 2011

Sloppy Mumbai succumb in big upset

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Kings XI Punjab 163 for 8 (Marsh 43, Karthik 31, Munaf 5-21) beat Mumbai Indians 87 (Bhatt 4-22)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

After a glut of predictable snooze-fests, the IPL produced the kind of upset the Twenty20 format is made for, with Kings XI Punjab, placed tenth at the start of the game, producing a strong performance to trounce the table-toppers, Mumbai Indians. Punjab came out determined against Mumbai's gun bowlers - Lasith Malinga and Harbhajan Singh - and scrapped their way towards a solid base, before Munaf Patel's five-for kept them to 163. In reply, Mumbai combusted in a rash of ridiculous shots to concede two points on a platter, keeping Punjab's campaign alive.

It was the kind of score Punjab would have taken at the toss, given how badly out of form their batting had been in recent games. It gave them the rare luxury of something to bowl at, and they responded with purpose and vigour. Aiden Blizzard produced three edgy boundaries in the first over from Praveen Kumar, but things went rapidly downhill from there for Mumbai's batsmen. Sachin Tendulkar guided an innocuous delivery from Praveen straight to backward point in the third over, before Adam Gilchrist pulled off an alert stumping to send Rohit Sharma on his way. When Blizzard was adjudged out nicking a leg-side ball from Praveen in the fifth over, Mumbai had slumped to 27 for 3, and there was no middle-order counter-attack to put them back on track.

Even a couple of dropped chances and a missed run-out did not spark a revival, and the exit of Andrew Symonds, Ambati Rayudu and T Suman in successive overs set up a happy evening for the Mohali faithfuls.

Punjab's defiance was captured earlier in the day, in the way Gilchrist fronted up to Lasith Malinga. The bowler of the tournament screamed in for the second over of Punjab's innings, and delivered it full and wide of off stump. The out-of-form Gilchrist rolled back the years by moving across and slicing it through point. The next ball was hit even more fiercely, but it found the fielder. Buoyed by the confidence of having middled two balls, Gilchrist took guard outside the crease for the next delivery. It was a yorker, followed by a bouncer that clattered Gilchrist on the back of his helmet. He was stunned for a moment and floored for a minute, but he got a new helmet and carried on. Punjab were not going to flinch today.

Paul Valthaty did his bit to kick-start the innings before perishing in Munaf's first over, pulling him straight to deep midwicket. Gilchrist carried on though he was clearly not at his best, struggling to pick Harbhajan's straighter ones, and to adapt to the drop in pace once Malinga exited the attack. Symonds let him off on one of those indiscretions, when Gilchrist drove Dhawal Kulkarni uppishly into the covers. Gilchrist celebrated by launching Rohit Sharma for a straight six, while Shaun Marsh checked in by creaming Kulkarni twice through the off side.

Malinga returned and produced the breakthrough, hurling down another pacy bouncer which Gilchrist feathered behind. Marsh had found his range by then, and seamlessly took charge of the innings along with Dinesh Karthik. Blizzard made things easier for Punjab, dropping Karthik when he top-edged Kieron Pollard. Karthik capitalised by sweeping and reverse-sweeping Suman for successive fours in the 14th over, as Punjab coiled for the final assault. It was the cue for the Munaf show to begin.

Marsh welcomed Munaf to the crease by crashing the first ball of his second spell through the covers, before imparting a violent thump to another half-tracker, to send it sailing along towards the deep midwicket fence. Pollard had his own ideas, though, running at full tilt, diving to his right and intercepting the ball with both hands, to pull off one of the best catches of the tournament. That sparked Mumbai's best phase in the game, as Munaf used clever changes in length and pace to cut through the lower order. He dismissed David Hussey for a duck, before foxing Karthik and Ryan Harris into scooping catches into the outfield. Munaf's efforts had restricted Punjab to just 39 off the last five overs, but Mumbai's spectacular batting collapse meant it counted for nothing.

Nitin Sundar is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • vind_2801 on May 12, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    @MI for all mumbai hypocrites ...who stopped MI from using from using pollard or symonds in the top order ....if MI remove one man named Malinga from their squad they have no chance of qualifying for the playoffs ...MI depends completely on malinga for their start in bowling .....csk has given ashwin ,vijay,badri,tyagi,joginder ...gony(last year) partiv(last year) have all made it to the odi squad ....let MI win atleast one finals then u ppl brag about mumbai ...there is no chance for mumbai to win any IPL or CLt with there current captain .....any team can use only 4 foreign players ....all others are local talent only ....for any team mostly the openers will be the top scorers ...even if sachin plays down the order he may not be leading scorer with bat ....together with hussey vijay badri and raina had also performed well ...CSK is not aone man show .....it is a team effort .....a team which a has won a IPL,CLT, fairplay awards ....first Indian captain to raise the cup ......

  • sugumarrising on May 12, 2011, 10:01 GMT

    @vind_2801 you are absolutely right my friend that (candyfloss) is very jealous about chennai super kings, and also the fact that they have achieved nothing thats why he is crying leave him he is a "comedy piece" like what vadivel says in one of his movies, csk rocks

  • Quazar on May 12, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    @Virag - I completely agree with you that Tendulkar and MI believe in nurturing their Indian players (including youngsters like Murtaza, Nechim, Kulkarni... Tiwari and Rayadu last year). But I disagree with you on Tendulkar's captaincy. He isn't the best captain tactically in the IPL, but he leads from the front with enthusiasm and commitment, and is in fact irreplacable as MI captain (as no one else in MI can handle the burden + responsibility of boosting the local Indian talent). MI lose when they drop their catches (IPL final last year, the CLT20, matches vs Kochi and Punjab) or when Tendulkar gets out very early (vs RR and Punjab) and others are unable to hold the innings together. In the play-offs this year too, I'm pretty sure it will be their catching and early-phase batting that will hold the key.

  • on May 12, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    for all the chennai hyprocrites.. MI promote local talent ahead of foreigners. If they utilise pollard and symonds up the order , CSK will not even know what hit them. CSK is living off their forgein players ( their top scorer is hussey, and they are the only team to use three frontline forgein bowlers in bollinger,morkel ,southee/randiv/kulasekara). The only domestic players they have promoted are badri and ashwin. MI has given rayadu, tiwary, kulkarni,murtaza the list goes on. even now tendulkar tries to give more exposure to indian players like suman, satish, nechim, kulkarni, murtaza who have not made it to the indian team. I repeat if MI use their foreign players to the maximum, IPL is a cake walk for them. The only reason Chennai won last time was Dhoni. THe only reason MI can lose this time is Sachin(the Captain). Thats their weakest link.

  • vind_2801 on May 12, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    @candyfloss CSK has more local players from chennai which include ashwin ,m.Vijay badri ,srikant ,Balaji(till last year) in the playing 11 but MI SACHIN and Rohit are the lonely local players...CSK is a team which thrives in local talent . First encourage ur local players then talk abt winning the cup ....know the facts right before commenting .....v have the the best captain who can use his brain properly ....

  • srtm on May 12, 2011, 1:39 GMT

    how mumbai can speak about csk!!!!!mi the only team which has two matches against weak opponents in leagues.they have only one against csk,kkr that too in their home.you have no right to talk about play offs in chennai.dont forget that last year final held in mumbai.you people lost the match.even if final takes place in mumbai this year mi surely not going to win.csk going to retain the title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cpt.Meanster on May 11, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Punjab team needs STRONG bowlers and currently they have the WEAKEST set of Indian players in the whole IPL. I feel Pakistani players with Punjabi background should be allowed to represent Kings XI. Please BCCI, throw away your egos and dirty politics and allow talented cricketers from Pakistan to play in IPL. Don't punish innocents cause of some eccentrics and fools. Real stars deserve a home in the IPL.

  • Quazar on May 11, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    @MaxMaverick and @sugumarizing... no chauvinism here... just stating facts... Chennai are indeed the IPL Champions, and a damn good side. But as even Adam Gilchrist has said, MI have been the benchmark setters for performance in the IPL since 2010... although just lately RCB are looking the best. I was in fact responding to @sugum's rant. And it is a fact that even journalists have been reporting since last year... that Srinivasan's presence is a massive conflict of interest, and an unfair advantage for the SuperKings. Frankly, the IPL should follow the EPL norm... since it is a league, the Crown should go to the best side over 14 testing games... especially since T20 is an inherently unpredictable game where most sides can beat each other in a one-off game. Or we should emulate another respected league... and have playoff finals like the NBA... say best of 3 between the top 2 sides. That would be fairest.

  • Alexk400 on May 11, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    Punjab can be great team if they remove pyesh chawla , P kumar and many other indian players. Indian players in the punjabteam sucks except valthaty and bhatt.

    They need to find one real fast international bowler from pakistan if pakisanis are allowed. May be some unknown international fast bowler who can bowl at 150kmph. and few better middle order indian players. Once marsh and valthaty goes they rarely wins. With decent middle order they can play fearlessly. Punjab is the team to watch out for next year.

  • candyfloss on May 11, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    @sugumarrising Really?? How many times has chennai won the ranji trophy??IPL is hit and giggle cricket,first try and contribute a decent player to the Indian team before running your mouth against Mumbai and Dhoni is from Jarkhand,you guys couldnt find a homegrown player to lead your team anyway.

  • vind_2801 on May 12, 2011, 10:12 GMT

    @MI for all mumbai hypocrites ...who stopped MI from using from using pollard or symonds in the top order ....if MI remove one man named Malinga from their squad they have no chance of qualifying for the playoffs ...MI depends completely on malinga for their start in bowling .....csk has given ashwin ,vijay,badri,tyagi,joginder ...gony(last year) partiv(last year) have all made it to the odi squad ....let MI win atleast one finals then u ppl brag about mumbai ...there is no chance for mumbai to win any IPL or CLt with there current captain .....any team can use only 4 foreign players ....all others are local talent only ....for any team mostly the openers will be the top scorers ...even if sachin plays down the order he may not be leading scorer with bat ....together with hussey vijay badri and raina had also performed well ...CSK is not aone man show .....it is a team effort .....a team which a has won a IPL,CLT, fairplay awards ....first Indian captain to raise the cup ......

  • sugumarrising on May 12, 2011, 10:01 GMT

    @vind_2801 you are absolutely right my friend that (candyfloss) is very jealous about chennai super kings, and also the fact that they have achieved nothing thats why he is crying leave him he is a "comedy piece" like what vadivel says in one of his movies, csk rocks

  • Quazar on May 12, 2011, 8:29 GMT

    @Virag - I completely agree with you that Tendulkar and MI believe in nurturing their Indian players (including youngsters like Murtaza, Nechim, Kulkarni... Tiwari and Rayadu last year). But I disagree with you on Tendulkar's captaincy. He isn't the best captain tactically in the IPL, but he leads from the front with enthusiasm and commitment, and is in fact irreplacable as MI captain (as no one else in MI can handle the burden + responsibility of boosting the local Indian talent). MI lose when they drop their catches (IPL final last year, the CLT20, matches vs Kochi and Punjab) or when Tendulkar gets out very early (vs RR and Punjab) and others are unable to hold the innings together. In the play-offs this year too, I'm pretty sure it will be their catching and early-phase batting that will hold the key.

  • on May 12, 2011, 7:02 GMT

    for all the chennai hyprocrites.. MI promote local talent ahead of foreigners. If they utilise pollard and symonds up the order , CSK will not even know what hit them. CSK is living off their forgein players ( their top scorer is hussey, and they are the only team to use three frontline forgein bowlers in bollinger,morkel ,southee/randiv/kulasekara). The only domestic players they have promoted are badri and ashwin. MI has given rayadu, tiwary, kulkarni,murtaza the list goes on. even now tendulkar tries to give more exposure to indian players like suman, satish, nechim, kulkarni, murtaza who have not made it to the indian team. I repeat if MI use their foreign players to the maximum, IPL is a cake walk for them. The only reason Chennai won last time was Dhoni. THe only reason MI can lose this time is Sachin(the Captain). Thats their weakest link.

  • vind_2801 on May 12, 2011, 5:48 GMT

    @candyfloss CSK has more local players from chennai which include ashwin ,m.Vijay badri ,srikant ,Balaji(till last year) in the playing 11 but MI SACHIN and Rohit are the lonely local players...CSK is a team which thrives in local talent . First encourage ur local players then talk abt winning the cup ....know the facts right before commenting .....v have the the best captain who can use his brain properly ....

  • srtm on May 12, 2011, 1:39 GMT

    how mumbai can speak about csk!!!!!mi the only team which has two matches against weak opponents in leagues.they have only one against csk,kkr that too in their home.you have no right to talk about play offs in chennai.dont forget that last year final held in mumbai.you people lost the match.even if final takes place in mumbai this year mi surely not going to win.csk going to retain the title!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cpt.Meanster on May 11, 2011, 19:31 GMT

    Punjab team needs STRONG bowlers and currently they have the WEAKEST set of Indian players in the whole IPL. I feel Pakistani players with Punjabi background should be allowed to represent Kings XI. Please BCCI, throw away your egos and dirty politics and allow talented cricketers from Pakistan to play in IPL. Don't punish innocents cause of some eccentrics and fools. Real stars deserve a home in the IPL.

  • Quazar on May 11, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    @MaxMaverick and @sugumarizing... no chauvinism here... just stating facts... Chennai are indeed the IPL Champions, and a damn good side. But as even Adam Gilchrist has said, MI have been the benchmark setters for performance in the IPL since 2010... although just lately RCB are looking the best. I was in fact responding to @sugum's rant. And it is a fact that even journalists have been reporting since last year... that Srinivasan's presence is a massive conflict of interest, and an unfair advantage for the SuperKings. Frankly, the IPL should follow the EPL norm... since it is a league, the Crown should go to the best side over 14 testing games... especially since T20 is an inherently unpredictable game where most sides can beat each other in a one-off game. Or we should emulate another respected league... and have playoff finals like the NBA... say best of 3 between the top 2 sides. That would be fairest.

  • Alexk400 on May 11, 2011, 13:36 GMT

    Punjab can be great team if they remove pyesh chawla , P kumar and many other indian players. Indian players in the punjabteam sucks except valthaty and bhatt.

    They need to find one real fast international bowler from pakistan if pakisanis are allowed. May be some unknown international fast bowler who can bowl at 150kmph. and few better middle order indian players. Once marsh and valthaty goes they rarely wins. With decent middle order they can play fearlessly. Punjab is the team to watch out for next year.

  • candyfloss on May 11, 2011, 12:51 GMT

    @sugumarrising Really?? How many times has chennai won the ranji trophy??IPL is hit and giggle cricket,first try and contribute a decent player to the Indian team before running your mouth against Mumbai and Dhoni is from Jarkhand,you guys couldnt find a homegrown player to lead your team anyway.

  • on May 11, 2011, 12:45 GMT

    @Shady slim: Chennai are defending champions and there is nothing surprising about havin 2 playoffs in chennai. They cant have the match on 27th and the final at different locations. And CSK has already proved its worth irrespective of the pitch in the champions league.

  • RFeynman on May 11, 2011, 12:30 GMT

    @Ajmer Singh Bains and Quazar: Try not to show off your chauvinism for Mumbai Indians by disparaging other teams. Every team in IPL plays to win. Encourage the teams you support to the brim but why should it come at the cost of the respect for other teams? Learn to accept a defeat gracefully, no matter how badly it was meted out to Mumbai Indians this year by other teams :)

  • on May 11, 2011, 11:58 GMT

    Mumbai has lost the match and that is better for them to avoid law of average in semifinals and finals. For Punjab, this win will not enable for qualifing. Most likely doors are closed for them. only some heroics by Punjab and some blunder from top 5 will see them through. Almost unlikely.

  • on May 11, 2011, 11:31 GMT

    We (mumbai) just want to see Preity smile! don't make big DREAMS KXIP ;)

  • VishalPathak on May 11, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    KXIP is Punjab team but there is no punjabi in the team. on serious note, the team has performed well in patches. Piyush chawla is a pathetic, middle oder of the team looks rusty. If Gilchrist performs team fares better else the team always chase down the barrel. Its too late for the team now, be prepared for the next year.

  • sugumarrising on May 11, 2011, 11:05 GMT

    (@quazar) (shadyslim) accept the fate of the match against royals, whether we play in flat tracks or dust bowls or mr.srinivasans idea doesn't matter, the teams job is to play on any pitch, chennai pitch has been slow this season, so we don't care whether we play on flat tracks or spinning tracks, you are a sore loser, first try to win atleast 1 ipl title afterwards you guys can speak about chennai, we have a proud record in ipl having won it in 2010 & also the champions league title in 2010 (the only indian team to achieve it)! and finally we have the greatest captain leading our very own chennai super kings!

  • BULTY on May 11, 2011, 10:42 GMT

    It was a very good match from the point of view of KXIP team. MI were running a high wave of wins over all other teams and they seemed they had a good chance of qualifying for the play off straightaway. But KXIP reminded them that all is not lost for them and MI are no invincibles. The bitterest defeast for MI in this IPL. Congrats for KXIP for this. We want other teams to emulate KXIP and inflict such humiliating defeat on MI to keep the run for play off qualification more even. That victory can be achieved without ferocious fast bowlers, bowling with some odd slinging action, was what KXIP demonstrated by their victory over MI. Other teams please look at the video of this match over & over again and plan to achieve victory over MI in their remaining matches. Good luck to you teams.

  • vind_2801 on May 11, 2011, 10:24 GMT

    @Quazar : how many ever matches mumabi can win ....no problem ...there is no cup for that ...u need to win a single match named "FINAL" to be crowned champions which RR,DC,CSK have done ....Reached finals only once for that so much bragging .......then consider how much can RR,DC,CSK fans can brag about .......

  • on May 11, 2011, 9:21 GMT

    Heartiest Congratulations to KXIP !!! I'm a hardcore fan of KXIP. No matter if they win or lose, we always support them. They have a good team with good players. Yes, they have been very rusty in this season. But they have the potential to fight any team. On the other hand, Mumbai is also a good team but they are more of over confident bunch of players. I won't be surprised if they lose all their coming games now.

  • Dustyn2789 on May 11, 2011, 8:52 GMT

    You cannot blame it on the BCCI or the teams that really made impact by their consistant performance for the past 3 years in IPL. It was a good day for Kings XI and they really played well. And the playing pitch is decided my the curator and the ground pitch commitee and recommended to the IPL officials. So all you whiny sissy's, pls get a life!

  • heat-seeker on May 11, 2011, 8:04 GMT

    @Chennai fan... don't count your chickens yet! Any one of MI, RCB and KKR are capable of beating Chennai. Though of course, Mr. Srinivasan has ensured home advantage in the play-offs since most of them (including the final) are in Chennai. Why couldn't some of the play-off matches be held in Bangalore or Mohali (2 excellent T20 venues)? I guess the same reason that the Superkings, as per news channels, had advance information about the order of players in the last auctions too...

  • indra1973 on May 11, 2011, 7:49 GMT

    Great Job KING'S XI PUNJAB !!! But be careful in future . The big guys of BCCI find it difficult to digest when MUMBAI or CHENNAI lose . Rajasthan Royals have already faced the consequences of beating Mumbai . It could be Gilly's turn now to face the music !!!!

  • on May 11, 2011, 7:34 GMT

    @Omprakash Rudhru Yes, Punjab played really well yesterday. Amazed to see the bowling that was torn apart by Chris Gayle came together strongly to unsettle the top ranked team in this series. Great effort. I would love to see Valthaty stay a little long. He looks very dangerous than even gilly.

  • Quazar on May 11, 2011, 7:32 GMT

    @sugumarrising - you forgot one other area in which SuperKings are superior to MI... Srinivasan! Mumbai and others had to cope with a super-slow Jaipur wicket... but Chennai ensured they would escape that fate! :)

  • Quazar on May 11, 2011, 7:25 GMT

    Looking forward to Mumbai's comeback in the next couple of games. MI have been the best team in the league over the last 2 years (with 11/16 wins in 2010 and 8/11 wins so far in 2011)... Tendulkar and MI will be raring to strike back. Well played to Kiings XI... lovely to see Preity smile!

  • skyeshwin on May 11, 2011, 7:19 GMT

    Congrats to the Kings XI Punjab team for winning the match comprehensively despite dropping 4 catches......To the analysts and commentators(especially those from mumbai) who say that MI are invincibles, eat your own words.......

  • on May 11, 2011, 6:24 GMT

    Marsh u Gun TOp scoring every game

  • Murad748 on May 11, 2011, 6:08 GMT

    Mostly matches are one-sided. Only some matches were really interesting and closed. If any team scores high, the other automatically accept their defeat. I wanted DC, KXIP, KKR and MI on the top of the table at the end of the IPL...

  • sugumarrising on May 11, 2011, 6:03 GMT

    mumbai indians is the best invicible team in the team ipl, nobody can play like them, yes what a team they are they can't chase a score of 160 (marvellous), they are only 1st batting specialists (wonderful), they have won all the previous ipl bcoz of every ones hype (sorry only in dreams they can achieve it), on the other hand chennai super kings is the worst team in ipl bcoz they have won the ipl in 2010, they have won the champions league in 2010, won the fair play award on more than 1 occasion, reached the finals on 2 occasions, reached the semifinals on 4 occasions (note you should take the comments i the opposite for both the teams) mumbai will never win the ipl, they can win it only in one place that is dream!

  • on May 11, 2011, 5:45 GMT

    Mumbai Indians with the bowling of Malinga wanted to test BODY-LINE bowling to Adam Gilchrist - One ball hit ferociously on the back of the helmet - fortunately Gilchrist had no injury. Followed with a ball on to his legs. But Gilchrist has had his own determination and punished Malinga. It was a great match to watch - unfortunately not a good day for Mumbai supporters

  • on May 11, 2011, 5:11 GMT

    A Great batsman(sachin) VS A Friendly Good captain(Gilly) = Good captain wins

  • on May 11, 2011, 5:02 GMT

    Mumbai Indian will surely win the upcoming 3 matches and be the topper... will also be qualified for Play offs... Yesterday's match was just a bad luck... They'll work on the pitfalls and come back again...

  • on May 11, 2011, 4:56 GMT

    This defeat for Mumbai Indians are really unexpected.. Surely they will come back and win the IPL cup....

  • on May 11, 2011, 4:44 GMT

    Why cry on Mumbai? Punjab played well and they won. Gilli should understand this point very clearly.. Every time they lost first wicket early, they lost the match. He should try to stay there for sometime at least and then should go for the big shots. Bhargav had tremendous success domestic circuit. Hope he continues his form.

  • danieltcardoso on May 11, 2011, 4:28 GMT

    mumbai scored 10 runs less than against Rajasthan and St Sachin in single digits, Venkat Sundaram rush to Mohali there is a Devil in the pitch, how else can one explaim mumbai and Sachins failure?, BCCI take note a consspiracy against MI?

  • Shankar on May 11, 2011, 4:22 GMT

    Well so far, MI batting has never been tested in a pressure situation of chasing a reasonable total. Y'day it was, result not too good. One problem may be that they have too many of the same kind of batsmen, take guard, bang bang, go back (maybe with exception of Sachin). Sides need players around whom innings can revolve.

  • on May 11, 2011, 4:19 GMT

    It was a pleasure to watch Malinga bowling. Whenever he came to bowl, he threatened to take a wicket. Sachin should have used him effectively in the early part of the innings. That allowed gilly & marsh to settle. After the 2nd over, malinga was brought only at the 11th over. Not great captaincy!

    It shows MI depends a lot on two..Malinga and the little master.

  • on May 11, 2011, 3:35 GMT

    I do not know whether mumbai indians will blame the pitch this time too.

  • on May 11, 2011, 3:12 GMT

    Punjab makes good impact now..Good to see...:)

  • blondblackberry on May 11, 2011, 2:58 GMT

    mumbai really showed what they are.they never played as a team and never will.i believe the team doesn't understand the term "team spirit" after 3 ipl's.

  • Black_Rider on May 11, 2011, 2:57 GMT

    I don't care Mumbai win or lose.......I just want to see Malinga taking wickets....He has become a great bowler....Love to see him bowl...

  • ibbani on May 11, 2011, 2:44 GMT

    No wonder, they might loose the next 2-3 games as well. Thereby letting RCB climb the topspot, RCB, CSK,MI,RR/KKR - might be the final 4 !!!

  • on May 11, 2011, 2:31 GMT

    MI showing it's real colors...

  • chad_reid on May 11, 2011, 1:23 GMT

    Now will they blame the pitch again

  • on May 11, 2011, 1:22 GMT

    This loss will spur MI to better performance. I do not go for mathematical possibilities so I think MI will not surrender the top spot.

    Sachin's captaincy is an Achilles heel no doubt and it could be put to the test in knock out games, as it happened last year.

  • on May 10, 2011, 20:52 GMT

    kings 11 punjab luck was with them today

  • Angry_Bowler on May 10, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    Blame the pitch :( - MI will repeat the IPL2010, oh! wait a minute will they reach final this time?

  • cric_freakNo2 on May 10, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    only CSK & RCB have the capability to hold the IPL TITLE .MI though on top are dependent much on malinga,who will leave on 18th.MI is a perfect example to show how desperately a good team needs a good captain.sachin's captaincy is the biggest fault of mumbai

  • HSAF on May 10, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    Hey all, Punjab is lucky as Mumbai doesn't report anything about the pitch for their failure.

    Awesome performance by Kings XI Punjab.

  • ameya11 on May 10, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    After doing some serious calculations, from the points table, it comes to the conclusion that MI have an outside chance to be 5th in IPL by losing rest of the matches. While RR, KTK, KXIP can make to final 4

  • on May 10, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Mumbai will not win the final if they bat second.i.e. if they reach the final. they folded like a pack of cards today.

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    Who could have thought that Munaf, after snapping up a 5-fer would forfeit the MOM to an opposition bowler taking 4 at a much higher average. A great bowling performance trashed by an abject batting show by his team!

    The first real upset comparable to the Irish doing it to England in the CWC. The MI are clever; they lose it only to the beggars who'll never bother them again.

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    What is Mumbai Indians doing?? They have got a great side and they r ruining their performance by their own hand....Its really ridiculous...The bowlers must keep their line and length correct....And batsmen should be more dutiful towards the team........Sachin should be a little bit careful about his captaincy....

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    94 and 87!! Shame.. let not blame the pitch again!!

  • maddy1986 on May 10, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    there is differrrece between working hard and trying hard, Dinesh karthick trying too much hard it will not give result if he needs to be a standard batsman he want to working hard on the nets and trying hard on the pitch !

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    Bhatt came as a boon to KXIP... Awesome Performance, feels Proud to be friends with such a gr8 person..:D

    Go Buddy Go!

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  • on May 10, 2011, 18:14 GMT

    Bhatt came as a boon to KXIP... Awesome Performance, feels Proud to be friends with such a gr8 person..:D

    Go Buddy Go!

  • maddy1986 on May 10, 2011, 18:16 GMT

    there is differrrece between working hard and trying hard, Dinesh karthick trying too much hard it will not give result if he needs to be a standard batsman he want to working hard on the nets and trying hard on the pitch !

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:27 GMT

    94 and 87!! Shame.. let not blame the pitch again!!

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:30 GMT

    What is Mumbai Indians doing?? They have got a great side and they r ruining their performance by their own hand....Its really ridiculous...The bowlers must keep their line and length correct....And batsmen should be more dutiful towards the team........Sachin should be a little bit careful about his captaincy....

  • on May 10, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    Who could have thought that Munaf, after snapping up a 5-fer would forfeit the MOM to an opposition bowler taking 4 at a much higher average. A great bowling performance trashed by an abject batting show by his team!

    The first real upset comparable to the Irish doing it to England in the CWC. The MI are clever; they lose it only to the beggars who'll never bother them again.

  • on May 10, 2011, 19:01 GMT

    Mumbai will not win the final if they bat second.i.e. if they reach the final. they folded like a pack of cards today.

  • ameya11 on May 10, 2011, 19:17 GMT

    After doing some serious calculations, from the points table, it comes to the conclusion that MI have an outside chance to be 5th in IPL by losing rest of the matches. While RR, KTK, KXIP can make to final 4

  • HSAF on May 10, 2011, 19:36 GMT

    Hey all, Punjab is lucky as Mumbai doesn't report anything about the pitch for their failure.

    Awesome performance by Kings XI Punjab.

  • cric_freakNo2 on May 10, 2011, 20:14 GMT

    only CSK & RCB have the capability to hold the IPL TITLE .MI though on top are dependent much on malinga,who will leave on 18th.MI is a perfect example to show how desperately a good team needs a good captain.sachin's captaincy is the biggest fault of mumbai

  • Angry_Bowler on May 10, 2011, 20:25 GMT

    Blame the pitch :( - MI will repeat the IPL2010, oh! wait a minute will they reach final this time?