Mumbai Indians turned the tables again in IPL tournament, managing another win against Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede Stadium. The home team defended its score of 186 for 8 by 3 runs, toppling Punjab at 183 for 5. Even if their batsmen could not play big runs as that of Punjab, their bowlers were able to shun the high score of opponents. Lokesh Rahul again thumped a raveling score of 94 runs. But it was Jasprit Bumrah attacking the team to take away the prime bets of the chase. His figure, 3 for 15 runs was impressive enough to defend the target. Winning the match, Mumbai escaped elimination for another stretch on IPL Point table.
Mumbai was marginal in the first inning. This is a match where Rohit Sharma was down for 6 runs again, but his mates pulled up the victory. The match had a weary beginning losing three wickets in the powerplay overs, even if the run-rate was decent. It was the middle order batsmen Krunal Pandya and Keiron Pollard who strengthened the net score with an excellent strike rate. Krunal scored 32 off 23 while Pollard knocked a half century playing 23 balls. The batsman played the inning to 15.3 hauling the score to 152. Wickets kept on falling, but runs did not stop tricking down, finally reaching a challenging height for Punjab.
The target would have never bothered Punjab if both Lokesh Rahul and Gayle would destroy Mumbai's defense. Gayle had to wrap up his strike playing 11 balls for 18 runs. In 3.5 overs, the opener played for 34 runs together. Rahul emerged as a heavy bet against Mumbai steering the chase to the pre-ultimate over. The batsmen knocked 10 fours and 3 sixes bringing 94 runs at a strike rate of 156.66. Aaron Finch and Rahul played for more than 13 overs in a partnership pulling the chase to 145 runs.
It was Bumrah to break into the sturdy partnership taking away Finch as well as next batsman Mark Stoinis in the 17th over. An over after, the bowler score! match mod apk removed Rahul. Finally, the easy chase turned out as an uncomfortable match for the team, yielding to Mumbai.
With each passing day, we are getting close to the Cricket World Cup 2011. It is obviously a grand event for all the cricket fans and lovers and every person wishes his team to win. The cricket world cup 2011 craze is surmounting on the Indians as well and they are quite optimistic that India has bright chances of winning the World Cup 2011, a dream every Indian has ever since they got one under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. There would be millions of fans glued to either to their television screens or internet for the live cricket score.
The zeal and fervor of Cricket World Cup 2011 is going to be a special one, especially for the Indians since their favorite Master Blaster, the grand personality in the cricket world, Sachin Tendulkar would bid adieu to the international cricket after this world cup. In such a scenario, it would be really interesting for the Indian fans to see whether Sachin Tendulkar would get the only kitty left to be put on his long successful career, the cricket world cup 2011! The cricket world cup 2011 is the 10th one and Australia has already been four times winner of this huge cricket event. This time Indian fans are quite positive for India's chances since playing a number of matches on the home ground is definitely a positive sign for the Indian cricket. India, being one of the main organizers of the cricket world cup 2011, would definitely attract the interest of millions of Indian cricket fans. With the final match of the world cup 2011 being played in Mumbai, India, it would bring a lot of excitement in the Indians. Live cricket scores would be accessible on the mobiles, internets, televisions, and almost everywhere.
With not much time left for this grand event, every Indian wants to experience this pride and glory of winning moment in world cup 2011. The one and only cricket world cup won by India dated back to 1983, and since then the distant dream of winning has not come true. The victory of the Indian team seems quite realistic this time due to a number of reasons. India has already sown its potential of winning in the world cup by entering into finals of world cup 2003 against Australia. Indian team is currently seen in a good form and the 2007 victory of T20 World Cup in 2007 is not to be forgotten too. With maximum number of matches being played on the home pitches, the dream of Indian team to win cricket world cup 2011 is likely to turn out true in 2011. Home conditions have favored India in most of the times and the recently winning series can definitely boost up the morale of the Indian cricket. Over the last one year, India's performance is seen quite consistent which can again be a plus point for the team. Only negative effects are the injuries of our main players such as Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Sehwag, Zaheer and Gambhir.
The cricket World cup 2011 is unquestionably looked-for event in the sports field for the whole world. Amusingly, the Cricket World Cup 2011 has a 10-year elephant named 'Stumpy' as the official amulet. The prize money for this grand event would be US $4 million. Undoubtedly, India is seen in a very optimistic stand and there are high chances of victory for Indian cricket team in the World cup 2011.