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Buttler steals Amla’s thunder

DNMUM387143 | 4/21/2017 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :243

Mumbai Indians make light work of 199-run target as they beat KXIP by 8 wickets; Protea’s century in vain
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Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab batsman Hashim Amla’s classy hundred went in vain as Mumbai Indians’ top order put up a good show to successfully chase target of 199 and win the IPL-10 encounter by eight wickets in Indore on Thursday.
MI’s chase began on a sound note as openers Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel scored 81 runs in 5.5 overs. This was followed by the second wicket partnership of 85 runs between the Englishman and Nitish Rana.
A target of 199 is no walk over but in the end, as Rana dealt only in sixers and no fours, there was a stage when they needed just eight runs off 30 balls. While Buttler reached his half-century in 24 deliveries, Rana was not far behind making it to 50 in 29 balls.
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