April 9, 2010
Kings XI Punjab play their match for pride
Opening the innings with the openers Sachin Tendulkar & Shikhar Dhawan, Mumbai Indians gave a great start. But in the 1st ball of 2nd over, Shikhar Dhawan was bowled out in Irfan Pathan's over. Mumbai Indians, started to score at a run rate of 10 runs per over till the second wicket was gone. After this, Mumbai Indians started to play slowing where the run rate started to decrease & even they started to loose wickets in regular intervals. After 20 overs, Mumbai Indians managed to score 154 runs loosing 9 wickets. Kings XI Punjab's economical bowler was Piyush Chawla, whose economical rate was 6 runs per over taking 3 wickets.
Chasing the target of 155 runs set by Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab started their innings with an aggressive start. 1st wicket was gone in the 5th over, where Mahela Jayawardena got out. Punjab was looking good as they had scored 41 runs 4.3 deliveries. Right from the start Punjab team was on the positive go, they were loosing wickets in a very long intervals. Skipper Kumar Sangakkara scored 56 runs from 42 deliveries which included 6 fours & a six. Kings XI Punjab reached their target by 19.2 deliveries thereby winning the match by 6 wickets. This was Kings XI Punjab's 3rd victory & Mumbai Indians 3rd loss in this IPL edition 3.