IPL 2014 Match 22: Mumbai record first win and hand Punjab first loss

Anderson was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance

Anderson was named Man of the Match for his all-round performance

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The Mumbai Indians finally snapped their five-game losing streak by ending the Kings XI Punjab’s five-game winning streak with a five-wicket win at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma was the top-scorer for his team with 39, but Punjab wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha also deserves credit for scoring an unbeaten 59.

Punjab skipper George Bailey would have been regretting his decision to bat first early on after opening batsman Virender Sehwag was run out by Sharma for just one run.

Cheteshwar Pujara made 19 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson.

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Saha stabilised the innings with a 69-run partnership before Maxwell was caught by Ben Dunk at long-on off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh.

Maxwell’s solid knock of 45 came off 27 balls and included five boundaries and two sixes.

Bailey only made 15 runs before he was caught by Anderson at deep square leg off the bowling of Singh.

South Africa batsman David Miller made a quickfire 16 before he was caught by Dunk at long-on off the bowling of Lasith Malinga.

Punjab eventually finished on 168/5 off their 20 overs thanks to Saha’s unbeaten 59, which came off 47 balls and included four boundaries and three sixes.

Saha frustrated Mumbai with his unbeaten half-century

Saha frustrated Mumbai with his unbeaten half-century

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Singh was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets, while Anderson and Malinga chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 169 to win, Mumbai got off to a horrible start as Dunk was caught behind off the bowling of Sandeep Sharma for five runs.

Sharma struck again in his next over when he trapped Ambati Rayudu lbw for eight runs.

Rohit Sharma and Chidhambaram Gautam steadied the innings with a 47-run partnership before Gautam was given out lbw off the bowling of Rishi Dhawan for 33.

Sharma and Anderson kept the runs flowing with a 53-run partnership before Sharma was caught behind off the bowling of Lakshmipathy Balaji for 39.

Anderson went on to make 35 before he was caught by Miller at long-off off the bowling of Dhawan.

West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Aditya Tare finished things off with an unbeaten 44-run partnership.

Pollard was undefeated on 28 off 12 balls, which included two boundaries and two sixes, while Tare scored 16 off six deliveries, which included one boundary and a six.

Sandeep Sharma and Dhawan claimed two wickets each, while Balaji snapped up one.

Anderson was named Man of the Match.

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