Wednesday 4 May 2011 

Mumbai Indians Overpower Pune Warriors

Mumbai Indians Overpower Pune Warriors
Mumbai Indians Overpower Pune Warriors
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Mumbai Indians 160-7 (Suman 36) beat
Pune Warriors 139-7 (Pandey 59) by 21 runs
Indian Premier League 2011, Mumbai

The Mumbai Indians returned to the top of the Indian Premier League table by inflicting a seventh consecutive defeat on the beleaguered Pune Warriors.

Mumbai took 28 runs from their penultimate over to post 160 for seven before restricting the Warriors to 139 for seven and condemning them to a 21-run defeat that leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table.

Mumbai's batting was a team effort, with no player scoring a half-century but contributions coming from Tirumalsetti Suman (36), Kieron Pollard (29), Ambati Rayudu (27) and Sachin Tendulkar (24).

Jerome Taylor, Yuvraj Singh and Rahul Sharma all took two wickets to keep Pune in the game but their batsmen struggled once again.

They lost a wicket to the first ball of their reply when Jesse Ryder was caught by Dhawal Kulkarni off Harbhajan Singh and Graeme Smith then quickly fell for six.

Manish Pandey showed some resistance with 59 in 47 balls but Mumbai continued to exert pressure with wickets, and when Yuvraj Singh fell having made 20, their challenge quickly evaporated.

Lasith Malinga returned three for 25 with the wickets of Yuvraj, Pandey and Mithun Manhas while Munaf Patel and Pollard also took a wicket.

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