33rd match (D/N), Chandigarh, Apr 25 2012, Indian Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, target 169)171/6
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
player of the match
Ambati Rayudu
Mumbai Indians
Article Thumbnail
• The 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 
Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Kings XI Punjab168/3(20 overs)
Mumbai Indians171/6(19.5 overs)

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!

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

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!

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

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

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 1927 runs
MI: 164/6CRR: 8.63 RRR: 5.00 • Need 5 from 6b
Ambati Rayudu29 (15)
Robin Peterson15 (4)
Piyush Chawla4-0-46-1
Parvinder Awana4-0-39-3
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

Chawla to Rayudu, SIX runs

21 runs and counting! Chawla tosses it up outside off and Rayudu takes a few paces forward and lofts crisply rows over long-off

Chawla to Peterson, 1 run

another reverse sweep! But didn't time it well, hammered it down to cover, scampered to the crease and beat the throw

Chawla to Peterson, SIX runs

wham! What are we in for here? The conventional slog this time, tossed up on middle and leg and Peterson gets on his knee and slams that over deep midwicket

Chawla to Peterson, FOUR runs

this is getting closer! Chawla makes the mistake of dropping short and this was close to the switch hit, turns the other way and clubs it down to deep extra cover

Chawla to Peterson, FOUR runs

the reverse sweep! He was in position early, friendly length ball and he swung that down to third man

end of over 188 runs • 2 wickets
MI: 137/6CRR: 7.61 RRR: 16.00 • Need 32 from 12b
Ambati Rayudu17 (13)
Robin Peterson0 (0)
Parvinder Awana4-0-39-3
Bhargav Bhatt4-0-34-0
Awana to Rayudu, no run

big swing and a miss, a short one and Rayudu tries to slog that away

Harbhajan was batting ahead of Peterson. Well...

Awana to Rayudu, 2 runs

makes room and slaps it down to third man

Awana to Harbhajan, OUT

Harbhajan's bad day has gotten worse, strange old shot, he stayed at the crease and played a sort of tennis forehand and the top edge went swirling down to long-off, the fielder was well in front of the rope

Harbhajan Singh c Marsh b Awana 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Awana to Harbhajan, no run

bowls him a short one straightaway, he swings and misses

Awana to Rohit Sharma, OUT

is this the turning point? Sharma throws his head back in frustration and yells out, he made room to slap that over the off side but ended up slashing it straight to backward point, it dipped to Mahmood

Rohit Sharma c Azhar Mahmood b Awana 50 (48m 30b 3x4 3x6) SR: 166.66
Awana to Rohit Sharma, SIX runs

full toss thank you very much, fetches that from the off stump and he clubbed that across the line over deep square leg and that's his fifty

40 off 18. Can't say Punjab hold the edge because these two look strong now

end of over 1712 runs
MI: 129/4CRR: 7.58 RRR: 13.33 • Need 40 from 18b
Ambati Rayudu15 (11)
Rohit Sharma44 (28)
Bhargav Bhatt4-0-34-0
Praveen Kumar4-0-25-0
Bhatt to Rayudu, 2 runs

down the track and a big swing and he gets an inside edge that beats the keeper

Bhatt to Rohit Sharma, 1 run

bowls it flat and Rohit stays back and mistimes the pull

Bhatt to Rayudu, 1 run

Free Hit: Pounds a flat delivery down the track and Bhatt boots it away

Best performances - batters
David Hussey player pic
DJ Hussey
68 runs (40)
4 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
50 runs (30)
3 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
22 runs
2 fours
1 six
Best performances - bowlers
Parvinder Awana profile picture
P Awana
Azhar Mahmood portrait
Azhar Mahmood
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu
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 days25 April 2012 - daynight(20-over match)
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
India Image
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Bharati Vij
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Roshan Mahanama
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kings XI Punjab 0