The Kings XI Punjab came off victorious against the Mumbai Indians as their skipper, George Bailey starred with the bat.
The Australian smashed 61 runs from 32 balls to help the Kings XI reach a score of 177-5 in their 20 overs.
Harbhajan Singh of the Mumbai Indians impressed with both bat and ball, but his efforts were in vein as the Ambani-owned franchise could only tally up 159 runs in the chase.
The Indian off-spinner firstly impressed with the ball, removing the two Punjab openers and finishing on bowling figures of 4-20.
The known slogger took apart the Punjab bowling attack smashing six sixes and five fours on his way to 64 off 24 balls.
The Kings XI came out a shadow of the side that played and lost to the Rajasthan Royals in their season opener.
Opener Virender Sehwag, who perished for a diamond duck (out first ball of the innings), against the Royals, put on a strong display of powerful hitting alongside Murali Vijay as they scored 36 and 35, respectively.
Australian Glenn Maxwell failed to deliver the form he showed in IPL 2014 once again as he departed for a measly six runs.
Ricky Ponting was shown the talent of his debutant Jagadeesha Suchith, as the young all-rounder accompanied Harbhajan at the crease in Mumbai’s late surge; the youngster scored 34 off 21 balls and took the wicket of Maxwell in the Punjab innings.
Rohit Sharma and the Mumbai camp will start to feel nervous, as they have lost two games out of two even though it is early days in the tournament; they are currently seventh – only above bottom side Sunrisers Hyderabad on run rate.
The Kings XI on the other hand lay firmly in fifth position in the table behind Kolkata and Bangalore who have two points each.
Up next for the Mumbai Indians is a difficult trip to Ahmedabad to face the in-form Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.
The Kings XI Punjab will entertain the struggling Delhi Daredevils who are on an 11 match-losing streak on Wednesday.
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