Lendl Simmons © IANS
Lendl Simmons © IANS

 

May 21, 2014

 

Mumbai Indians (MI) are at 29 for no loss against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after three overs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Lendl Simmons is batting on 21 and Michael Hussey is on two. Mumbai are chasing a 157-run target. This is Match 48 of IPL 7. Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field.

 

Lendl Simmons and Michael Hussey began the run-chase for Mumbai. Sandeep bowled the first over. Simmons opened the scoring with a cut for a four in front of point. Simmons then came down the track and flat-batted one past mid-on for his second four. Simmons then drove one through wide mid-off for a four as 13 runs came from the first over.

 

Beuran Hendricks bowled the second over. He angled one down the leg side and the ball raced away for five wides. Sandeep then bowled one short and wide and Simmons sliced the ball towards third-man for his fourth four. Simmons then top-edged a short delivery behind for two runs.

 

Earlier, Punjab posted a total of 156 for eight in their 20 overs. Captain George Bailey top-scored with 39 off 30 deliveries. Manan Vohra scored 36 and Shaun Marsh added 30. Young leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal was the pick of the bowlers as he took two wickets.

 

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