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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Nightmare for Chawla as Mumbai wins

If one is able to keep away one’s dislike for the gaudiness of IPL, this version – IPL 5 has indeed produced some intensely fought matches where the result gets stolen in the last or the penultimate overs.  Yesterday’s match between Mumbai Indians against King’s XI Punjab was one.

32 0ff 12 – you don’t fancy the batting side’s fortune much – but that was not to be as the poor Piyush Chawla learnt.  The 19th over’s first ball was reverse swept by Peterson for 4; then another sort of switch hit saw the ball dispensed to extra cover for another 4; third was slogged over the country for a 6; 4th was a relief as it yielded a single or was that the antidote as it brought Ambati Rayudu on strike – 5th disappeared over long off and 6th over long on for another 6 – 27 off the over and it got reduced to 5 off 6 balls.

For Kings XI Punjab it was rude result after posting their highest in the tournament at 168/3 with good knock by David Hussey.  Little known Parvinder Awana has been amongst wickets and he had a double strike  in his final over - the 18th - in which he removed both Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh.

Earlier the heroics of Miller lifted the score as he scored some good runs of Munaf Patel who continues to display ugly aggression and bowls ordinary military medium stuff.  He conceded 41 off his 4

With regards – S. Sampathkumar.

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