A solid half-century by captain Rohit Sharma helped steer the Mumbai Indians to a 48-run victory over the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL on Thursday.
After losing to the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a super over earlier this week, the Mumbai Indians did well to get their campaign back on track with their second win of the competition.
Batting first, Sharma kicked on after the early wickets of Quinton de Kock (0) and Suryakumar Yadav (10), making his way to 70 off 45 deliveries before falling victim to countryman Mohammed Shami.
Kieron Pollard and Hardik Panya contributed a valuable 67-run stand towards the end of the innings with a few big blows as the Mumbai Indians reached 191-4 in their 20 overs.
Danger men KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal failed to repeat their previous heroics with the bat as KXIP found themselves in early trouble at 60-3.
Despite a valiant 44 by Nicholas Pooran, KXIP fell way behind the run rate with Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah and James Pattinson doing the damage with the ball.
KXIP was left the impossible task of requiring 69 runs from the final two overs and in the end could only manage 143-8 in their 20 overs as they suffered their third defeat of the campaign.