May 3, 2015 2:01:12 pm
Mumbai Indians kept their hopes of qualifying for the play-off alive as they convincingly beat Kings XI Punjab by 23 runs in an IPL cricket tournament encounter, in Mohali on Sunday. (Full Coverage| Fixtures|Points Table)
After scoring a healthy 172 for three in 20 overs, Mumbai Indians restricted an out-of-sorts KXIP for 149 for seven in their home ground in front of packed stands as it may well be curtains for last year’s finalists. READ FULL MATCH REPORT HERE.
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Mumbai Indians notched up their first back-to-back wins this season with a eight-run victory over Rajasthan Royals but their batsman Ambati Rayudu conceded that his side will have to play each game as a must-win to make it to the play-off stage of the IPL.
Kings XI Punjab thrashed Mumbai Indians the last time these two teams faced each other. But Mumbai have a clear upper hand as they enter the ring for Round 2.
Having suffered their sixth defeat in eight games, the chances of Kings XI Punjab chief coach Sanjay Bangar knows only too well that the campaign for last year’s finalists are all but over and he is now hoping for a “miracle” to get into the last-four stage.
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