KingsXl punjab win their 3rd match of the IPL 2009. It was a nail bitter match between punjab and Mumbai Indians. The game started with Punjab winning the toss and opting to bat first for the 20th match of the IPL tournament in Durban.
The openers of punjab failed to perform with their bat and middle order of the team failed along with the top order. Lasith malinga bowled excellent deliveries for mumbai indians and was very hard to play him along having a figure of 2 for 12. The lone man to stay at crease and perform was Srilankan wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara who played a crucial knock of 45 not out for punjab. Ramesh power helped him at the end by scoring 10 runs for 10 balls.
The pitch was reported to be very slow and was judged to be tough for batting by the pitch reporters before the play started. Punjab team was confident to show a good match and defend their total. The second innings began with the mumbai indians batting.
Irfan pathan strike at the beginning dismissing Jayasurya for 2 nd ball he bowled. Tendulkar was caught in the 2nd over by Jayawardene for the bowling of Malik. The punjab bowlers was perfect in bowling and limited mumbai from scoring the boundaries. As sangakkara for punjab,JP Duminy of mumbai batted superb and completed his half century. He was caught in the 20th over of the match trying to hit a 6. This was the turning point of the match and punjab managed to win a nail bitting match for 3 runs.
Kings XI Punjab: 119/8 20 overs
Mumbai Indians:116/7 20 overs
Man of the Match: Kumar Sangakkara