Mumbai Indians beats Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs

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Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by four runs in their IPL match.

Chasing 175 for victory, Kings XI were all out for 170 on the last ball of the match. David Miller fought a lone battle for Kings XI, scoring 56 runs off 34 balls with 5 sixes and 1 four.

In the end, Praveen Kumar came up with bigs hit to give hope to Kings XI. However, requiring five runs for a win, Praveen holed out to Tendulkar at midwicket off a full toss from Dhawal Kulkarni. Praveen made 24 runs from 15 balls with 2 sixes and 1 four.

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Earlier, captain Rohit Sharma smashed a blistering unbeaten 79 off 39 balls to power Mumbai Indians to a challenging 174 for three after a sluggish start.

Sharma, standing in for regular skipper Ricky Ponting who opted out for the third match running, struck six sixes and as many fours in his blistering knock to take Mumbai from 43 for two in the eighth over to a big score.

The other significant contributions for Mumbai came from Dwayne Smith (33), Dinesh Kartik (25) and Kieron Pollard (20 not out).

Sharma put on 43 runs for the third wicket with Smith and an 88 runs with Pollard for the unfinished fourth wicket. The highlight of his innings was the three sixes and two fours he hit in the final over bowled by Kings XI captain David Hussey who conceded 27 runs in that over.

The best bowling effort for Kings XI came from Praveen Kumar (1 for 24) and Piyush Chawla (1 for 24).

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