Mohali: Lendl Simmons stole the thunder with a scintillating 61-ball 100, singlehandedly powering Mumbai Indians to a morale-boosting seven-wicket win over table toppers Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League in Mohali.
on Wednesday. (Scorecard | Blog)
Simmons smashed 14 fours and two sixes during his unbeaten knock as the visitors chased down the target of 157 with an over to spare and keep their hopes alive in the tournament. (Also Read: Simmons slams first ton of IPL 7)
Simmons' was the first three-figure score in this edition of the T20 league. This was Mumbai Indians' fifth win in 11 matches while Kings XI Punjab had already assured themselves a place in the playoffs.
Simmons was on the ball right away, hitting medium pacer Sandeep Sharma for three fours in the innings' first over at the PCA Stadium. Beuran Hendricks was given a similar treatment, the bowler being picked for three more boundaries as the 29-year-old Simmons raced to 33 off just 16 balls.