Monday, 25 April 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 21st Match

25 Apr 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 21st Match
(Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians at Chandigarh)

Parthiv, Rayudu give Mumbai 25-run win

189/6 (20) 164/7 (20)
MI won by 25 runs
Photo © BCCI

Before this match, Parthiv Patel had managed only 73 runs in his last five innings and Mumbai Indians had only two wins in six matches. Martin Guptill, who hit 237 in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final and a 19-ball half-century in a T20 against Sri Lanka in January, and former India Under-19 winning captain Unmukt Chand were breathing down Parthiv's neck. The wicketkeeper-batsman picked out deep backward square leg off a no-ball on 15. He flapped the next ball - a free hit - to David Miller at midwicket. And he survived a close stumping chance on 32. He was then dropped at mid-off on 66. He prospered to make his highest IPL score - 81 off 58 balls - and led Mumbai to a 25-run victory against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. He later said: "It was an important knock from a personal point of view."

Parthiv found an ideal foil in Ambati Rayudu, who had a slice of luck of his own when he was dropped on 33. Rayudu pushed on to score 65 off 37 balls in a 137-run partnership, the highest for Mumbai this season, which charged them to 189 for 6.

Parthiv, Rayudu give Mumbai 25-run win (espncricinfo):
Photo © BCCI

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