There seems to be no stopping the Mumbai Indians juggernaut. Pune Warriors India became their latest victims, crashing to a 41-run loss at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday (April 13). Having opted to bat, Mumbai, led by Sachin Tendulkar and then Rohit Sharma, set Pune a target of 184, only to give Pune no chance of doing so with a destructive bowling display.
Going into the match, opening batsmen and good starts were major talking points. But Pune's starting problems resurfaced, with Mitchell Johnson claiming the wicket of Aaron Finch in the very first ball of the innings. Finch, Pune's hero in the win against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday (April 11), had no answer to a venomous in-swinger that snuck through his bat and pad and disturbed the woodwork. Read match stats.
Wickets kept falling from thereon as Ross Taylor (4) got run out, Robin Uthappa (7) fell to another Johnson stinger and T Suman's (23) enterprising knock was ended by Harbhajan Singh. See match pics.