What was expected to be a mismatch turned out to be just that, as Mumbai Indians beat the woeful Pune Warriors by five wickets in front of their home fans at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Saturday. With a place in the IPL 6 playoffs at stake, Mumbai kept Pune to 112 and knocked off the target inside 19 overs to move to second place on the leaderboard with 18 points. Defeat put Pune on par with their worst slump of nine consecutive losses, which they suffered in the 2012 season.
With nothing to play for, Pune made five changes in an attempt to do damage to Mumbai’s play-off hopes but failed to find any lift. Not surprisingly, it was the feeble batting that led to defeat. In their previous match only two batsmen reached double digits and today the situation was not much better. The highest score was 33 but most incriminatingly, Pune did not score a boundary after the 11th over. Read more
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