IPL 2015: Mitchell Johnson Scripts Punjab Win Over Mumbai Despite Harbhajan Heroics
Kings XI Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians by 18 runs in a tense clash at the Wankhede Stadium.
Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey won the toss and decided to bat against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. (BCCI Images)
Kings XI Punjab openers Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay walk out to bat at the Wankhede.
Virender Sehwag provided KXIP with a sensational start, hammering a quickfire 36.
Sehwag looked set for a big one but was done in just when he had started to look very dangerous.
Harbhajan Singh snared two key wickets, those of Sehwag and Murali Vijay to set KXIP back.
Glenn Maxwell failed to fire for the second consecutive match. His dismissal raised Mumbai Indians' hopes of a serious fightback.
Lasith Malinga bowled well in the death overs and kept the pressure up on the Kings XI batsmen.
George Bailey smashed his maiden IPL fifty to ensure KXIP ended with a competitive 177/5.
Chasing 178, Mumbai Indians were rocked when Rohit Sharma fell to Sandeep Sharma for a duck in the second ball of the innings.
Mitchell Johnson snared crucial wickets and intimitidated Mumbai Indians with pace and bounce.
Axar Patel was accurate and took 2/30 from his four overs to dent Mumbai Indians' chase further.
KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta was elated to see her team dominate Mumbai Indians in their own homeground.
A fan poses with a banner during the MI vs KXIP match in Mumbai.
Harbhajan Singh slammed a 24-ball 64 to help raise Mumbai Indians' hopes but the hosts still went down by 18 runs.