Player of the Match
Player of the Match
230dThe Report by Firdose Moonda

Peterson, Rayudu pickpocket Kings XI Punjab

Robin Peterson borrowed shots from his namesake, Kevin Pietersen, as he played a cameo punctuated with switch hits on his IPL debut to snatch victory for the Mumbai Indians

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJ Hussey
68(40) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
10 5 7 5 9 12 3 17
RG Sharma
50(30) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 6 0 12 0 9 19

Best performances - Bowlers

P Awana
O4
M0
R39
W3
Eco9.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Azhar Mahmood
O3.5
M0
R23
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10

Match days

25 April 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Mumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran

End of match: Punjab are a dejected lot and especially Chawla, who cuts a forlorn figure. Rayudu pointed out to Sachin's signature on his Adidas bat - belated gift for the man.

Punjab will wonder why they lost this game. 32 needed off 12 and it was their game. Not for the first time in this edition the penultimate over is the turning point. Mumbai are at No.6 now. Punjab at 8. Here's the points table.

Peterson's audacity was the game-changer. Not taking any credit away from Rayudu. His shots were clean as well.

Post-match presentation

David Hussey: "Fantastic game, mirror image to the one in Mumbai. I think we had enough, anything can happen in T20, and anything did. The penultimate over really turned the tide. You try and bowl your best bowler in the penultimate over, Chawla bowled well earlier but they got stuck in."

Harbhajan Singh: "There were too many runs on the board, the way Rayudu batted it was great, he was exceptional, I have no doubts he will go on to play for India very soon. We needed a win to get the campaign going, great batting from Peterson as well. The way Rayudu, Peterson and Rohit batted, it was fantastic."

Ambati Rayudu is the Man of the Match: "When I went in I thought even if I took only singles in the first 8-9 balls, I could accelerate later. I'm getting a hang of playing at every position. I have to thank Sachin Sir. He helped me out a lot in the last few days when I was low."

Kings XI Punjab tweet: "Still reeling from what happened. Team is as disappointed as you all are. Now every match is a must win."

Tendulkar (speaking after picking up an award for his 100th ton) : "I've put on some weight after the 100th hundred."

Thanks for your company. There's also the game in Bangalore, but there's a rain delay. Hpping for the best. Cheers guys!

19.5
4
Azhar Mahmood to Rayudu, FOUR runs, Mumbai pull off a stunning win here! Rayudu makes room and Mahmood fires it full on the stumps and he crashes that past the short cover fielder who was unmoved, deep cover had no chance

Plenty in the deep

19.4
1
Azhar Mahmood to Peterson, 1 run, comes round the wicket and he chips it in the air down to deep midwicket, drops short of the fielder, only one!
19.3
1
Azhar Mahmood to Rayudu, 1 run, fires it full down the leg side on seeing him make room and he hammers it in the air down to long-off, 3 needed off 3
19.2
1lb
Azhar Mahmood to Peterson, 1 leg bye, bangs it in short and he pulls and the ball hits his helmet and rolls to the off side
19.1
0
Azhar Mahmood to Peterson, no run, hammered back to the bowler and it nearly carried to him on the full

Can Mahmood perform a miracle for Punjab?

END OF OVER:
19 | 27 Runs | MI: 164/6 (5 runs required from 1 ball, RR: 8.63, RRR: 5.00)

  • AT Rayudu29 (15b)
  • RJ Peterson15 (4b)
  • PP Chawla4-0-46-1
  • P Awana4-0-39-3
18.6
6
Chawla to Rayudu, SIX runs, 27 off the over! What a nightmare for Chawla! Rayudu is still merciless as he chips down the track and launches him rows over long-on, it's down to 5 off 6 balls

A jolted Hussey comes over to Chawla. The bowler is well, speechless. Peterson was under-utilised with the ball and with the bat, well, he's teaching his captain a lesson

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    Robin Peterson borrowed shots from his namesake, Kevin Pietersen, as he played a cameo punctuated with switch hits on his IPL debut to snatch victory for the Mumbai Indians

Mum Indians 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st52SR TendulkarJEC Franklin
2nd7SR TendulkarRG Sharma
3rd7KD KarthikRG Sharma
4th24RG SharmaKA Pollard
5th45AT RayuduRG Sharma
6th0Harbhajan SinghAT Rayudu
7th36AT RayuduRJ Peterson