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Mumbai Indians vs Lahore Badshahs match reportJan 25, 2014 10:02 PM | Lahore Badshahs won by 31 runs | Scorecard
Mumbai Indians(MI) won the toss and elected to field. Lahore Badshahs(LB) with their aggressive strategy scored 40 runs in the first 4 overs losing 3 wickets in the process. Thanks to a great partnership between Tahir and Fahad followed by Tahir and Ali, Lahore's innings flourished with fours and sixes and the run rate never came below 10 rpo. LB ended up their innings with a formidable total of 158/9. Top scorer of the innings was Tahir with a score of 46 runs off 24 balls. None of the bowlers showed any resistance except Anuj.
MI started off very slowly and Lahore's fast paced attack was able to keep them under 7 rpo for the first quarter of the innings. Both the opening batsmen got out to a superb spell by Afsand. Once the opening bowling spells were over, MI got back on track hitting atleast a couple of boundaries every over. The partnership between Rana and Vaibhav started to look dangerous and MI got to a score of 97 in 10 overs. This is when Aamir came into the attack and got the wicket of Rana in his first over. Tahir with a bad first spell came back into the attack and bowled a maiden over taking two wickets. After that point, the whole team collapsed and finished their innings at 127, losing the match by 31 runs.
Tahir Munir was given the Man of the Match for his amazing bowling spell of 24-4 and splendid batting performance.