Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Mumbai, Kochi register impressive wins in IPL

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs to return to the top of the IPL table yesterday; and Kochi Tuskers thrashed Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets.

Mumbai captain Sachin Tendulkar and in-form batsman Ambati Rayudu each scored 51 in the team's total of 159-5 at Wankhede Stadium. A combined bowling effort then helped restrict Punjab to 136-8.

The win took Mumbai to 12 points from eight games, ahead of the Shane Warne-led Rajasthan Royals, with 11 points from nine matches. Punjab remained on six from seven.

SCORES: Mumbai Indians 159-5 in 20 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 51, Ambati Rayudu 51; Ryan Harris 2-33), def. Kings XI Punjab 136-8 in 20 overs (Shaun Marsh 61; Munaf Patel 2-18, Lasith Malinga 2-19).

At New Delhi, Delhi Daredevils' 140-6 was overhauled with ease by Kochi, which made 141-3 in only 15 overs.

Kochi reached eight points from nine games, while Delhi remained on six from nine.

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