MI thrash PWI
Mumbai (PTI): Mumbai Indians produced a commendable performance as they thrashed Pune Warriors by 41 runs to win the 'Maharashtra derby' of the Pepsi...
Mumbai (PTI): Mumbai Indians produced a commendable performance as they thrashed Pune Warriors by 41 runs to win the 'Maharashtra derby' of the Pepsi Indian Premier League here on Saturday. Batting first, Mumbai Indians posted a challenging total of 183 for three, courtesy a fantastic 62 by Rohit Sharma and useful contributions from Sachin Tendulkar (44) and Dinesh Karthik (41). The MI bowlers then took wickets at regular intervals to restrict Pune Warriors to 142 for eight despite Mitchell Marsh's rearguard effort of 38. This is Mumbai Indians' third win in four matches and they now have six points while Pune slumped to their third defeat from four matches. Left-arm speedster Mitchell Johnson (3/33) swung the match in MI's favour at the onset as his inswinging yorker castled Pune's last match hero Aaron Finch (0) and then got one to come in to dismiss Robin Uthappa (7) while Ross Taylor (4) was run-out. From 13 for three, the comeback was virtually impossible and the likes of Yuvraj Singh (24) and captain Angelo Mathews (19) also couldn't make much of a headway as the target became a tall order. Marsh tried his best but didn't have a single partner who was ready to stay along and built a partnership. Brief Scres: Mumbai Indians 183 for four (Sachin Tendulkar 44, Dinesh Karthik 41, Rohit Sharma 62 no) bt Pune Warriors India (MR Marsh 38,Yuvraj 24, Mitches Johnson 3/33)