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Latest from IPL : Mumbai beats Punjab by 25 runs

Seems like Mumbai’s magic is on full-swing! This has been Mumbai Indians’ third win in seven outings, while the Punjab franchise suffered its fifth defeat in six appearances. Inspite of Glenn Maxwell, with the Punjab team could not quite firepower the house, as a result it comes to the last position in the points tally.

KXIP (164/7) never got going in chase of a formidable total of 189 set by Mumbai Indians, that was made courtesy fifties from Parthiv Patel (81) and Ambati Rayudu (65), and some stellar death bowling from Jasprit Bumrah (3/26) and Mitchell McClenaghan (2/32) helped MI beat KXIP by 25 runs at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali.

MI conceded mere 45 runs in last five overs, with the 17th and 18th going for only six and two, respectively. David Miller hit a six off Kieron Pollard in the 16th after Maxwell had reached his fifty with a couple.

But, McClenaghan got six balls right on the money in the next over and Bumrah followed it with the wickets of Maxwell (56 off 39 balls) – with a slower delivery and Nikhil Naik -with a perfect yorker to dash any hopes of KXIP winning the game.

As a result, the excellent bowling from Bumrah and McCleneghan enabled Mumbai Indians to defeat Kings XI Punjab by 25 runs and put their team on the right track.

Source: DNA, Hindu

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