Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians in a thriller

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at Kingsmead. Captain Yuvraj Singh won the toss and elected to bat against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Kings XI Punjab 119 for eight (Kumar Sangakkara not out 45; Lasith Malinga 2-12).

Mumbai Indians 116 for seven (J. P. Duminy 59; Yusuf Abdulla 2-18, Irfan Pathan 2-20)

Priety Zinta was so overjoyed that she rushed onto the field and hugged everyone from her side. What a fightback from the Punjab team.

The close of another superb game. A target of 120 was achievable, but those two blows right at the top were critical. The departure of their two senior-most players in a matter of minutes immediately had an effect on Mumbai as the batsmen who followed struggled to get going.

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar(c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Shikhar Dhawan, Dwayne Bravo, Abhishek Nayar, Saurabh Tiwary, Harbhajan Singh, Pinal Shah(w), Zaheer Khan, Lasith Malinga

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Ravinder Bopara, Karan Goel, Yuvraj Singh(c), Kumar Sangakkara(w), Mahela Jayawardene, Irfan Pathan, Wilkin Mota, Piyush Chawla, Vikramjeet Malik, Ramesh Powar, Yusuf Abdullah

Kings XI Punjab: After losing two rain curtailed games, the team from Punjab have fought back and won two games in a row. While their English recruit Bopara and the Sri Lankan wicket keeper look to be in fine touch with the bat, The Punjab team's skipper, Yuvraj Singh is due for runs. The bowling has looked good for the team with Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Abdullah being amongst the wickets. The Kings XI team would for look an allround performance today in order to extend their winning streak.

Mumbai Indians: Having the best opening combination in the world is always a boon. And when both are firing all cylinders, the opposition bowlers can only pray. So was seen in the match against Kolkata when Jayasuriya and Tendulkar played the role of 'The Un-stoppables'. Mumbai would hope that the pair launches a similar performance in their match against Punjab. With Malinga and Bravo bowling well, the Mumbai team would have an upper hand going into the match.

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