Pune Warriors restricted to 118 runs by Mumbai Indians – IPL4

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Pune Warriors restricted to 118 runs by Indians – IPL4
 Pune Warriors crept to 118 runs as they lost all their wickets against Mumbai Indians in the 21st match of the Indian Premier League-4 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Yuvraj Singh, the Captain of Pune Warriors won the toss and instantly elected to bat on a placid track,
he commented after the toss:
"Good track, looks a bit dry and we will look to put a total on the board. I am sure the whole crowd is going to cheer Mumbai, no one is going to cheer Pune today".
Jesee Ryder and Tim Paine opened the innings with caution, as Sachin Tendulkar attacked with the left arm spinner, The pair put on 16 runs for the first wicket when Ryder was caught smartly by Tendulkar on the third ball of the fourth over off, he contributed 12 runs.
That was the start of the disaster for Pune, as they lost four quick wickets with a mere 17 runs on the board. Paine was gone after scoring two runs, as Mithun Manhas, and, Yuvraj could not open their accounts. and Mohnish Mishra got together at the crease and steadied the innings against the hostile Mumbai Indians bowling. The fifth wicket partnership was dislodged at the total of 52 runs in 8.3 overs, as Mishra was caught on the long on boundary
by Rohit Sharma off Murtaza for 12 runs.
It was left to Uthappa for putting a respectable total on board, as Murali Kartik joined at the crease and secured one end. The partnership was broken on the last ball of the 13th over when Kartik gave an easy catch to Andrew Symonds off the bowling
of Lasith Malinga for 11 runs with the total on 87 runs.
Uthappa did not last longer and was gone after contributing the highest individual score of 45 runs in the innings once the score board reflected 98 runs in 14.2 overs.
The late order batting could not resist the lethal bowling of Mumbai Indians, could not utilise the allocated quota of 20 overs and were bowled out for 118 runs in 17.2 overs.
Munaf Patel was the star performer with the ball by grabbing three wickets as Murtaza, Malinga and Ahmed pocketed two wickets each and James Franklin took a wicket from Mumbai Indians.
It looks to be an easy target for Mumbai Indians, keeping in mind their strong batting line up.



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