Pune Warriors India begin IPL 2012 campaign with 28-run win against Mumbai Indians

Ashok Dinda (C) claimed four wickets for 17 runs against Mumbai Indians PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Apr 6, 2012

Pune Warriors India started off their IPL 2012 campaign on a winning note when they thrashed Mumbai Indians by 28 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Chasing a modest total of 130 to win from 20 overs, the IPL 4 runners-up Mumbai Indians could manage only 100 for nine from 20 overs.

Mumbai Indians suffered a huge blow on the very second ball of their chase when explosive opener Richard Levi was stumped off Murali Karthik for a duck.

Dinda then rocked Mumbai in quick succession, snaffling the key wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu leave them reeling at 5/3.

The top order batting collapse thwarted all hopes of Mumbai Indians to get back on track, and some fine bowling performances by Pune bowlers kept them under pressure.

James Franklin and Dinesh Karthik then teamed up to bail their side out of trouble, adding 49 runs for the fourth wicket.

Karthik slammed one six and four boundaries to reach 36 off 32 balls. He fell to Murali Kartik.

Franklin s 32 came from 42 balls, which included only one boundary.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians produced another inspired bowling performance in IPL 2012 to restrict Pune Warriors India to 129 for nine in the third match of the T20 tournament.

Skipper Harbhajan Singh s decision to bowl first proved beneficial for the Mumbai Indians as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals and didn t allow Pune Warriors batsmen to free their arms.

Pune Warriors made a disastrous start losing their opener Manish Pandey on the very fifth ball of their innings for a duck.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly failed with the bat as well, making three runs off six balls.

Pune s move to promote South African Wayne Parnell up in the batting order failed as well. He made 11 off 16 balls.

Uthappa played a crucial knock of 36 off 33 hitting three boundaries and added 44 runs for the fifth wicket with Steven Smith.

Lasith Malinga claimed two wickets for 16 runs.

Brief Scores: PWI 129 for 9 in 20 overs (Steve Smith 39, Robin Uthappa 36; Lasith Malinga 2 for 16, Munaf Patel 2 for 26) bt MI 100 for 9 in 20 overs (Dinesh Karthik 32, James Franklin 32; Ashok Dinda 4 for 17) by 29 runs.


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Pune Warriors India started off their IPL 2012 campaign on a winning note when they thrashed Mumbai Indians by runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Friday.

Chasing a modest total of 130 to win from 20 overs, the IPL 4 runners-up Mumbai Indians could manage only from overs.

Mumbai Indians suffered a huge blow on the very second ball of their chase when explosive opener Richard Levi was stumped off Murali Karthik for a duck.

Dinda then rocked Mumbai in quick succession, snaffling the key wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ambati Rayudu leave them reeling at 5/3.

The top order batting collapse thwarted all hopes of Mumbai Indians to get back on track, and some fine bowling performances by Pune bowlers kept them under pressure.

James Franklin and Dinesh Karthik then teamed up to bail their side out of trouble, adding 49 runs for the fourth wicket.

Karthik slammed one six and four boundaries to reach 36 off 32 balls. He fell to Murali Kartik.

Franklin s 32 came from 42 balls, which included only one boundary.

Mumbai Indians produced another inspired bowling performance in IPL 2012 to restrict Pune Warriors India to for seven in the third match of the T20 tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

Skipper Harbhajan Singh s decision to bowl first proved beneficial for the Mumbai Indians as they kept taking wickets at regular intervals and didn t allow Pune Warriors batsmen to free their arms.

Pune Warriors made a disastrous start losing their opener Manish Pandey on the very fifth ball of their innings for a duck.

Skipper Sourav Ganguly failed with the bat as well, making three runs off six balls.

Pune s move to promote South African Wayne Parnell up in the batting order failed as well. He made 11 off 16 balls.

Uthappa played a crucial knock of 36 off 33 hitting three boundaries and added 44 runs for the fifth wicket with Steven Smith.

Lasith Malinga claimed two wickets for