Buttler shines as Mumbai crush Punjab by 8 wickets

Fri, Apr 21, 2017 08:13 am Posted: Cricketnmore Editorial
Jos Butler
April 22 (CRICKETNMORE) - Mumbai Indian continues their winning momentum as they comfortably beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets on Thursday in match no. 22 of IPL 2017. It was their fourth straight win this season and Punjab's fourth consecutive loss this season

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Kings XI Punjab - 198/4 in 20 Overs

Asked to bat first, Punjab post 198/5 with the help of Hashim Amla’s maiden unbeaten T20 century (104 from 60 balls) and captain Glenn Maxwell’s 18-ball 40. The two were involved in a highly entertaining stand of 83-run off just 33 balls. For Mumbai, McClenaghan took 2/46.

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Mumbai Indians - 199/2 in 15.3 Overs

Chasing down the victory target, Openers Parthiv Patel(37 from 18) and Jos Buttler (77 from 37) provided a blazing start as MI raced to 82/1 in just six overs. This was followed by a blazing knock of 62 from 34 balls by in-form batsman Nitis Rana. Mumbai achieved the challenging score with 27 balls to spare and 8 wickets in hand.

Brief Scores: Kings XI Punjab 198/4 (Hashim Amla 104*, Glenn Maxwell 40, Krunal Pandya 1/29) lost to Mumbai Indians 199/2 (Jos Buttler 77, Rana 62*) by 8 wickets.

Full Scorecard

Man of the Match: Jos Buttler



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