In the 45th Game of Indian Premier League (IPL Season 5) 2012, Home team Pune Warriors India played at their home Ground Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune with Mumbai Indians. Harabhajan Singh Captain of Mumbai Indians won the Toss and Elected to Bat First and desided to set target for Pune Warrior India to achieved.
Opting bat first Mumbai Indians Open batting with JE Franklin and Sahin Tendulkar. Both batsmans gave perfact start to Mumbai. Sachin and Franklin completed 50 Runs partnership in 7.3 overs. But Mumbai lost two quick wickets Franklin (25) and Rohit Sharma (3) in 2 overs. Sachin also could not stayed in middle for long and got out scoring 34 runs in 12th over. Other middle and lower order batsmans failed to kept wickets in hand and score more runs for Mumbai. Running between wickets was very poor today for Mumbai Indians and they lost Four wickets as run out. At end of 20 overs Mumbai managed to score just 120 Runs on board to chased for Pune Warriors India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2 wickets of 9 runs) and Ashish Nehra (2 wickets for 19 runs) bowled well for Pune Warriors India.
Following Small target of 121 Runs, Pune Warriors India started inning with Robin Uthappa and JD Ryder. Pune lost Uthappa(18) early in 4th over. On a bowling pitch bowlers done very good job with ball and Pune continued to lost wickets in regular interwal. Only Mithun Manhas managed to face Mumbai's bowler well and remained not out scorin 42 runs of 34 balls. Other batsmans could not contibuted enough to reached Mumbai Indians small total of 120 runs. At the end of 20 overs Pune managed to score 119 runs on board and lost the match by minimum margin of just 1 run. Finally, Mumbai Indians won the match by 1 run and raised their points in Points Table of IPL5. Lasith Malinga (Mumbai Indians) declared man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance picked up 2 important wickets just in 25 runs of his 4 overs.
Both team Played Head to Head 3 Matches in IPL. PWI Won 1 and MI Won 2. Today Mumbai Indians Registered 3rd win against Pune Warriors India in IPL.