PUNE: Mumbai Indians restricted Pune Warriors to 119-6 in 20 overs to record a sensational one-run victory in a low-scoring match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2012) here at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium on Thursday.
Chasing 121, Pune needed four runs off the final ball of the innings but could manage only two runs.
Mithun Manhas top scored with an unbeaten 42 while no other batsman could make any significant contribution.
For Mumbai, captain Harbhajan Singh and Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga claimed two wickets each for 18 and 25, respectively.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians batted first after winning the toss and could make 120 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Star batsman Sachin Tendulkar was the highest scorer with 34, followed by 25 by New Zealand’s James Franklin and 18 not out by Dinesh Karthik.
For Pune Warriors, seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra took two wickets each for nine and 19, respectively.
Geo Super, Pakistan’s first sports tv channel, showed this low-scoring thrilling match live from Pune.