Indian Premier League - 28th match

Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Huge cheers as Sachin Tendulkar walks out. It's not Rayudu, but Franklin who's opening with him. Praveen Kumar to start off

Mumbai are playing three overseas players, Pollard, Franklin and Perera. Rayudu will open with Tendulkar.

Mumbai have left out Levy, Jacobs and McKay. Punjab have left out Paul Valthaty and Harmeet Singh.

Toss time: Still no Gilchrist, David Hussey's leading Punjab again. Mumbai have won the toss and decided to bat. Tendulkar is playing, James Franklin is back and also picked is Thisara Perera, the allrounder. Hussey says he would have batted too. Siddharth Chitnis and Bhargav Bhatt have been picked.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the game between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab being played in Mumbai. The good news for the hosts is that Sachin Tendulkar is set to return.

0.1

Kumar to Franklin, no run, swinging away and beats the outside edge, lands on a length and Franklin pushes at it, misses

0.2

Kumar to Franklin, no run, beaten again, steps forward to drive and Praveen gets it to move away to beat the edge again, lovely delivery

Two slips in place

0.3

Kumar to Franklin, no run, swing and beaten, three in a row, Franklin gets forward and pushes at it, loosely, misses once again

0.4

Kumar to Franklin, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves this one alone now, shoulders arms to that one

0.5

Kumar to Franklin, no run, gets forward, Praveen comes round the wicket, Franklin gets in front and opens the face, playing it behind point, no run on offer there

0.6

Kumar to Franklin, no run, beaten, excellent over from Praveen, starts with a maiden, lands on a length and beats Franklin like he did the first three balls, the batsman drives loosely and misses

End of over 1 (maiden) Mumbai Indians 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
JEC Franklin    0* (6b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)     

Gareth: "Perera is an interesting pick. He's a Ifran Pathanesque all rounder, but his bowling can be rather wayward at times. Pressures on!"

Tendulkar on strike now. Left-arm spin now, Bhargav Bhatt to bowl

1.1

Bhatt to Tendulkar, no run, angling in from round the wicket, shortish on the off, turning away, Tendulkar defends it into the off side

1.2

Bhatt to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish outside off, Tendulkar waits for it to turn away and guides it behind short third man for a single

1.3

Bhatt to Franklin, 1 run, gets front and across to short of a good length ball and punches it through midwicket into the deep for a single

1.4

Bhatt to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on middle, goes for the sweep, it turns away and strikes him on the pads, struck him on the back leg, would have missed off

1.5

Bhatt to Tendulkar, no run, excellent fielding, almost a catch, landed just short of Piyush at cover, moved away and cracked it hard but got to the fielder on the half-volley

1.6

Bhatt to Tendulkar, 1 run, sweeps that towards short fine for a single

End of over 2 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 3/0 (RR: 1.50)
SR Tendulkar    2* (5b)      BA Bhatt    1-0-3-0
JEC Franklin    1* (7b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-0

2.1

Kumar to Tendulkar, no run, goodish length on the off, gets across and flicks that straight to square leg, nicely played but straight to the fielder

2.2

Kumar to Tendulkar, FOUR, flicked away for four this time, a touch too straight from Praveen, got forward and clipped it through square leg, Awana ran from fine leg to stop that and dived but dived over it in the end

2.3

Kumar to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, looked close, was there an inside edge, no according to the umpire, Swung in and Tendulkar tried to flick it, was a fair distance from the bat and struck him on the pads, appeared to strike him in line, the only doubt there was whether it would have missed leg. Doubt it, may have gone on to hit leg, close call

2.4

Kumar to Franklin, no run, driven straight to extra cover, no single on offer there

2.5

Kumar to Franklin, 1 run, pushed forward towards mid-on and they steal a quick single, Tendulkar, running to the danger end, completes the single

2.6

Kumar to Tendulkar, 2 runs, nicely done, short of a good length, came down the track and punched it through point and cover for a couple of runs

End of over 3 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 11/0 (RR: 3.66)
SR Tendulkar    8* (9b 1x4)      P Kumar    2-1-7-0
JEC Franklin    2* (9b)      BA Bhatt    1-0-3-0

3.1

Bhatt to Franklin, no run, flat and short on the off, comes down the track and plays it away to point

3.2

Bhatt to Franklin, 1 run, full toss, chipped that towards long-on on the bounce for a single

3.3

Bhatt to Tendulkar, 1 run, makes a bit of room and Bhatt chases him, turned wide of square leg for a single

3.4

Bhatt to Franklin, FOUR, nicely swept, angled towards off, he got across and swept it hard over square leg, short fine was in place and he found the gap to earn a boundary

3.5

Bhatt to Franklin, FOUR, picked the gap again, slightly short on middle and off and he picks it over square leg once more, pulled it over the in-field

3.6

Bhatt to Franklin, 1 run, short, waits for it to turn in and whips it through square leg into the deep for a single

End of over 4 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 22/0 (RR: 5.50)
JEC Franklin    12* (14b 2x4)      BA Bhatt    2-0-14-0
SR Tendulkar    9* (10b 1x4)      P Kumar    2-1-7-0

Karn: "That's a great comparison Gareth. I was gotta write, he's a less accurate, and harder hitting Irfan."

Parvinder Awana comes on, picked up three wickets in Punjab's previous game

4.1

Awana to Franklin, 1 run, pitched up first up, driven wide of mid-off, just a single

4.2

Awana to Tendulkar, no run, smashed but good fielding at extra cover, short of a good length, he charged out and smacked it on the up but could not get it past extra cover

4.3

Awana to Tendulkar, 1 run, short on middle, gets across and pulls it through square leg for a single

4.4

Awana to Franklin, no run, short of a good length outside off, crunched it straight to point

4.5

Awana to Franklin, FOUR, cut away, back of a length outside off and he cracked it behind point to beat third man to the boundary

4.6

Awana to Franklin, no run, short of a good length on the off, tried to chop it square, got a thick inside edge, went back to the bowler

End of over 5 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 28/0 (RR: 5.60)
JEC Franklin    17* (18b 3x4)      P Awana    1-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    10* (12b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    2-0-14-0

Furious MI fan: "Is Franklin a better striker of the ball than Gibbs or Levi? Is RP Singh a better bowler than Johnson and especially Clint Mckay? How can you bench four players of such quality while picking just 3 foreigners in the eleven? Who picks the playing eleven? 4 specialist bowlers, three allrounders, three foreign players by leaving out four quality ones and sending an allrounder as an opener? Bizarre selection to say the least."

Azhar Mahmood to bowl

5.1

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, short of a length outside off, he gets back and cuts it straight to point

5.2

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and works it away to deep square leg for a single

5.3

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, pitched on a length, strides forward and drives it to mid-off for a single

5.4

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, delicately done, used the pace of the ball, waited for that one to come on and opened the face at the last moment, beat third man to the boundary

5.5

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, FOUR, spotted the slower one early, landed in the slot and he smacked it hard over the bowler's head for another boundary

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 wide, appeal for a catch and it's called a wide, Tendulkar moved across and tried to hook it, missed, was far away from the glove and too high

5.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, no run, pitched up and driven uppishly but on the bounce to mid-off, he's unhappy not to have dispatched that

End of over 6 (11 runs) Mumbai Indians 39/0 (RR: 6.50)
SR Tendulkar    19* (17b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-11-0
JEC Franklin    18* (19b 3x4)      P Awana    1-0-6-0

Chawla to bowl

6.1

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives that down to long-on for a single

6.2

Chawla to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward and turns it wide of midwicket for a single

6.3

Chawla to Franklin, no run, the googly, short of a good length, turns away, gets forward and is deceived, does well to retain his balance

6.4

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, chips that flat delivery towards long-on for a single

6.5

Chawla to Tendulkar, no run, turning away and he punches that towards extra cover

6.6

Chawla to Tendulkar, no run, the googly again, bowled it short outside off, taps it down to short third

End of over 7 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 42/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Tendulkar    20* (20b 3x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-3-0
JEC Franklin    20* (22b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    1-0-11-0

I stand corrected, Awana picked up four wickets in the previous game, not three. But here's Mahmood

7.1

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, pitched on the pads, lands full, driven through midwicket into the deep for a single

7.2

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, dropped at short fine, Awana's the man, shortish and slow, he moved across to scoop it over short fine, came off the glove and Awana dived to his right but couldn't hold on, was an easy catch but it goes down

7.3

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, FOUR, pitcked the length early, shortish, stand stall and pulls it hard over midwicket for a one bounce four

7.4

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to cut that square but misses

7.5

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guides that one down to third man for a single

7.6

Azhar Mahmood to Tendulkar, 1 run, lands on a length outside off, drives it uppishly but gets to long-off on the bounce

A steady start from Mumbai, you can expect them to take off from here with all wickets intact.

End of over 8 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 50/0 (RR: 6.25)
SR Tendulkar    22* (22b 3x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-19-0
JEC Franklin    26* (26b 4x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-3-0

Mike: "Perhaps that furious Mumbai fan should get his facts straight, and compare stats, before dismissing Franklin as mediocre. Better average than both Levi and Gibbs, and a better S/R than the latter too. As for opening, I wish NZ would give him the chance to do this, so great experiment. Though I do agree not using a 4th international player seems a little silly."

8.1

Chawla to Tendulkar, 1 run, OUT, run-out, Tendulkar has to walk back, turned it away through square leg, Tendulkar wanted the second, Miller runs in from deep midwicket and returns an accurate throw, Tendulkar had no chance, was well short as the bails were taken off

SR Tendulkar run out 23 (40m 23b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

His run-a-ball innings ends, Rohit Sharma walks in

8.2

Chawla to Sharma, no run, tossed up on middle, drives that one inside out towards extra cover

8.3

Chawla to Sharma, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets back and punches it towards long-on for a single

8.4

Chawla to Franklin, 2 runs, bowled it flat on the off, gets across and scoops it down towards fine leg for a couple of runs

8.5

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, drilled towards extra cover where David Hussey got a hand to it and kept them down to just a single

8.6

Chawla to Sharma, 1 run, flighted outside off, eased through cover into the deep for a single

End of over 9 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 56/1 (RR: 6.22)
RG Sharma    2* (3b)      PP Chawla    2-0-9-0
JEC Franklin    29* (28b 4x4)      Azhar Mahmood    2-0-19-0

9.1

Awana to Sharma, no run, goodish length on middle and off, plays that back towards the bowler

9.2

Awana to Sharma, OUT, Rohit goes! Punjab are doing well here, length ball, he charges down the track to smack that down the ground, it took the outside edge and the keeper took it easily

RG Sharma c †Saini b Awana 2 (4m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Two quick wickets just when Mumbai would have hoped to step up. Karthik is the new man

9.3

Awana to Karthik, no run, nipped back in, Karthik wasn't expecting that, rocked forward to defend, clipped the pads on the way to the keeper

9.4

Awana to Karthik, no run, lands on a good length and this one nips away, Karthik gets forward and leaves that one alone

9.5

Awana to Karthik, 1 run, fires that full on middle, it's driven through midwicket into the deep for a single

9.6

Awana to Franklin, 1 run, good length, cracked in front of extra cover for a quick single

End of over 10 (2 runs) Mumbai Indians 58/2 (RR: 5.80)
JEC Franklin    30* (29b 4x4)      P Awana    2-0-8-1
KD Karthik    1* (3b)      PP Chawla    2-0-9-0

10.1

Chawla to Franklin, 2 runs, bowled that flat on middle and off, gets forward and works that through midwicket for a single

10.2

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, drops that one in front of cover, Karthik calls and completes a quick single

10.3

Chawla to Karthik, no run, bowled that on a good length, defended calmly towards cover

10.4

Chawla to Karthik, 1 run, short outside off, waits for it to turn away and cuts it down to deep point for a single

10.5

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, the googly, flat and short on the off, Franklin spotted it, defended it wide of extra cover for one more

10.6

Chawla to Karthik, 2 runs, short on middle, pulled wide of Praveen at deep square leg for a couple of runs

End of over 11 (7 runs) Mumbai Indians 65/2 (RR: 5.90)
KD Karthik    4* (6b)      PP Chawla    3-0-16-0
JEC Franklin    34* (32b 4x4)      P Awana    2-0-8-1

11.1

Bhatt to Franklin, SIX, Franklin sends that into the stands, round the wicket, lands on middle and off, Franklin opens up and swings that miles over deep midwicket

Bhatt back

11.2

Bhatt to Franklin, SIX, full toss and it's been punished, on middle and he connects superbly, sending this one further, in front of the electronic scoreboard behind the deep midwicket boundary

11.3

Bhatt to Franklin, 1 run, pitched up on the off, cracked towards long-off for a single

11.4

Bhatt to Karthik, 1 run, full toss on leg stump and Karthik was looking to scoop it fine, missed out there, got a thick inside edge, just the single

11.5

Bhatt to Franklin, 1 run, straight into Karthik's arm at the other end, Franklin drives that powerfully, it hits the non-striker and ricochets off his arm towards long-on, just the single

11.6

Bhatt to Karthik, FOUR, Karthik gets it right this time, the push Mumbai needed, full toss on the pads and that's scooped over short fine

19 off that over, Bhatt's figures take a hit. Franklin's done well

End of over 12 (19 runs) Mumbai Indians 84/2 (RR: 7.00)
KD Karthik    9* (8b 1x4)      BA Bhatt    3-0-33-0
JEC Franklin    48* (36b 4x4 2x6)      PP Chawla    3-0-16-0

12.1

Hussey to Franklin, 1 run, shortish on the off, chopped towards point from the crease

Hussey beings himself on

12.2

Hussey to Karthik, FOUR, enterprising batting, gets forward, converts that into a full toss and reverse-sweeps that over point for a boundary

12.3

Hussey to Karthik, FOUR, fires in a quicker one and Karthik spots it well, lands full and he slog-sweeps that over midwicket to beat the gap in the deep

12.4

Hussey to Karthik, 1 run, round the wicket again, goes for the slog-sweep, misses and is struck on the back leg

12.5

Hussey to Franklin, 1 run, drops that into the off side for a single, Franklin reaches his half-century, good steady innings

12.6

Hussey to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik misses out, well wide down the leg side, can't quite scoop it over short fine this time, just the single

End of over 13 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 96/2 (RR: 7.38)
KD Karthik    19* (12b 3x4)      DJ Hussey    1-0-12-0
JEC Franklin    50* (38b 4x4 2x6)      BA Bhatt    3-0-33-0

Mahmood returns

13.1

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, FOUR, full toss on the pads and that's been given the treatment, Karthik flicks that away past short fine for four more, 100 up

13.2

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns it wide of square leg into the leg side for a single

13.3

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, chops that in front of point for a single

13.4

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, FOUR, third man is up and the runs continue to flow, short of a good length outside off, chops that wide of that fielder for another boundary

13.5

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, 2 runs, full toss, would have wanted more than the two he got, driven towards deep midwicket, raises the 50 stand

13.6

Azhar Mahmood to Karthik, no run, slower one, lands full on the off and it's driven back to the bowler

End of over 14 (12 runs) Mumbai Indians 108/2 (RR: 7.71)
KD Karthik    30* (17b 5x4)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-31-0
JEC Franklin    51* (39b 4x4 2x6)      DJ Hussey    1-0-12-0

Praveen Kumar returns

14.1

Kumar to Franklin, SIX, Franklin's looking dangerous, had made up his mind, that landed on a length and he middled it, launching it miles into the crowd behind deep midwicket

14.2

Kumar to Franklin, FOUR, another one, poor delivery from Praveen, full toss on the off and it's thrashed through extra cover

14.3

Kumar to Franklin, SIX, spotted the slower one, Punjab are clueless, on middle and off, stood his ground and swung it away into the second tier behind deep square leg

14.4

Kumar to Franklin, 1 run, low full toss on the off, drives it to long-off for a single

Matthew: "I'm really pleased to see Franklin score some runs - I think he's been benefited by having a clear role in the side as a batsman here, not being played as a bits-and-pieces player."

14.5

Kumar to Karthik, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, that's driven wide of long-off, firmly, for a couple thanks to a misfield

14.6

Kumar to Karthik, 2 runs, excellent fielding in the deep but poor in the infield at extra cover, low full toss and that was driven past the extra cover fielder who dived over it, Miller ran a fair distance to his left from long-off, dived full length and hauled it back in, threw to the striker's end and scored a direct hit, but Karthik was back in, run-out appeal but he's made it back, superb stuff from Miller though

End of over 15 (21 runs) Mumbai Indians 129/2 (RR: 8.60)
KD Karthik    34* (19b 5x4)      P Kumar    3-1-28-0
JEC Franklin    68* (43b 5x4 4x6)      Azhar Mahmood    3-0-31-0

By the way, you haven't misread the Mumbai Indians team sheet. They are playing only three overseas players today. A first for IPL 2012.

15.1

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, Chawla bowls that short on the off, it's pushed straight to point

15.2

Chawla to Karthik, 1 run, OUT, run-out, Karthik's gone, played a nice shot, lofting that inside out over extra cover, there was two on offer there but Franklin backed out of the second there, Karthik was already halfway down the pitch and by the time he turned back, it was too late, Chawla collected and threw down the stumps at the non-striker's end

KD Karthik run out 35 (29m 20b 5x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

The end of an important stand, Karthik came in and infused the innings with some urgency

15.3

Chawla to Franklin, 1 run, quicker through the air on middle, drives that through midwicket for a single

Pollard to face

15.4

Chawla to Pollard, no run, turning away from a good length, gets forward and tries to open the face, misses as it turns away

15.5

Chawla to Pollard, no run, quicker through the air, bowled flat on the off, drops that one into the off side

15.6

Chawla to Pollard, no run, shortish on the off, lunges forward and presents the full face

End of over 16 (3 runs) Mumbai Indians 132/3 (RR: 8.25)
KA Pollard    0* (3b)      PP Chawla    4-0-19-0
JEC Franklin    70* (45b 5x4 4x6)      P Kumar    3-1-28-0

16.1

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out into the off side for a single

16.2

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, no run, banged in short on middle and he ducks under that one

16.3

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, 1 run, low full toss on middle, drives that one straight to long-on for a single

16.4

Azhar Mahmood to Franklin, 1 run, pitched on a length and it's cracked towards long-on for a single

16.5

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, FOUR, nicely chipped away, pitched up on middle and he flicks that between long-on and deep midwicket, superbly timed, a one bounce four

16.6

Azhar Mahmood to Pollard, 1 run, slower one bowled slightly short outside off, played wide of point for a single

End of over 17 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 140/3 (RR: 8.23)
KA Pollard    6* (7b 1x4)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-39-0
JEC Franklin    72* (47b 5x4 4x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-19-0

Awana returns

17.1

Awana to Pollard, no run, banged that in short and Pollard was surprised by that one, went for the pull but missed, a good bouncer

17.2

Awana to Pollard, 1 run, slower one bowled short, smashed back towards Franklin who takes it on his foot, ends up being a single

17.3

Awana to Franklin, 1 run, in the blockhole outside off, dug out towards extra cover for a single

17.4

Awana to Pollard, OUT, Pollard goes, he struck that sweetly but was taken superbly at deep midwicket, length ball and it was swung hard but Mandeep Singh was positioned perfectly there, timed his jump perfectly and snapped a sharp one in the deep, a big wicket. He moved a few paces to his left there did Mandeep

KA Pollard c Mandeep Singh b Awana 7 (10m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Harbhajan comes in, ahead of Thisara and Rayudu

17.5

Awana to Harbhajan Singh, no run, missed run-out, pushed towards extra cover, Franklin's well out of his ground and David Hussey misses

17.6

Awana to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, Mid-off is up and he clears him, a length ball on the off and he just manages to clear the fielder in the circle, gets four for it

End of over 18 (6 runs) Mumbai Indians 146/4 (RR: 8.11)
Harbhajan Singh    4* (2b 1x4)      P Awana    3-0-14-2
JEC Franklin    73* (48b 5x4 4x6)      Azhar Mahmood    4-0-39-0

18.1

Kumar to Franklin, 2 runs, low full toss outside off, squeezed wide of third man in the deep for a couple of runs

18.2

Kumar to Franklin, FOUR, low full toss outside off and he middles that, drills that wide of Miller at long-on, struck straight and struck hard, gets four

18.3

Kumar to Franklin, OUT, Franklin holes out, that was a full toss and he would have wanted to dispatch that into the stands, didn't connect it well enough, skied it and Miller judged it well at long-on

JEC Franklin c Miller b Kumar 79 (91m 51b 6x4 4x6) SR: 154.90

18.4

Kumar to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, two in two, a low full toss this time and Harbhajan can't middle it, ends up slicing it to cover

Harbhajan Singh c Chitnis b Kumar 4 (7m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

Praveen on a hat-trick

18.5

Kumar to Rayudu, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, turns it towards square leg for a single

Thisara to face, Rayudu's at the other end

18.6

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, pitched up outside off, drags it past the bowler for a single down towards long-on

End of over 19 (8 runs) Mumbai Indians 154/6 (RR: 8.10)
NLTC Perera    1* (1b)      P Kumar    4-1-36-2
AT Rayudu    1* (1b)      P Awana    3-0-14-2

Awana to bowl the final over

19.1

Awana to Perera, 1 wide, that was bowled on a length outside off and Perera let it through, called a wide

19.1

Awana to Perera, 1 run, low full toss, drives that straight to extra cover for a single

19.2

Awana to Rayudu, 1 run, on a length on middle, chipped down towards long-on for a single

19.3

Awana to Perera, no run, banged in short on middle, a legitimate bouncer, Thisara swayed out of the way there, another dot ball

19.4

Awana to Perera, 1 wide, called a wide, full and wide and Perera fails to reach it

19.4

Awana to Perera, 1 wide, called a wide again, slips it really wide outside off, he leaves that one alone

19.4

Awana to Perera, 1 run, pitched up and he frees his arms, cracks that wide of extra cover into the deep for a single

19.5

Awana to Rayudu, 1 wide, a wide, this one is down the leg side, Rayudu shuffled across there and tried to clip it fine, missed, close calls this over for wides, a couple were a touch harsh, like this one

19.5

Awana to Rayudu, 1 run, comes down the track and drives that towards deep extra cover for a single

19.6

Awana to Perera, 1 run, pitched on middle, drives it down towards deep midwicket, a single is all he'll manage

Punjab have fought back well. David Hussey is having a word with the umpire about the wide calls. Just 34 came off the final five overs and Mumbai would have hoped, when Karthik and Franklin were going strong, that a score in exceess of 180 was gettable. This is a good pitch but the Kings XI batting has been their weak link. Let's see how they fare when we return soon. Meanwhile, Are you KP, or someone like him at the very least? Take our quiz to find out.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Mumbai Indians 163/6
NLTC Perera    4* (5b)      P Awana    4-0-23-2
AT Rayudu    3* (3b)      P Kumar    4-1-36-2
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Apr 22, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar expresses his disappointment in the field, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Mumbai, April 22, 2012

Sachin Tendulkar expresses his disappointment in the field

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Apr 22, 2012

Kieron Pollard celebrates a wicket, Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, IPL, Mumbai, April 22, 2012

Kieron Pollard celebrates a wicket

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