IPL in Pictures: Batsmen flourish at Wankhede

Kings XI Punjab’s Wriddhiman Saha, who was promoted to open batting, slammed a 55-ball unbeaten 93 to help his team post a mammoth 230 runs in 20 overs. Photo: Vivek Bendre
Martin Guptill was equally brutal in his short 36-run stint as the opener. It set the stage for Kings XI Punjab to post a massive total in its do-or-die encounter against Mumbai. Photo: Vivek Bendre
Skipper Glenn Maxwell soon joined the party and hit sixes at will. He contributed 47 to the team’s total and that came in just 21 balls. Photo: Vivek Bendre
Chasing 231, Lendl Simmons (59 off 32 balls) kept Kings XI Punjab players on tenterhooks with a quickfire half-century. Lendl Simmons of Mumbai Indians kiss his bat after his fifty against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL T20 match against at Wankhede stadium. Photo: Vivek Bendre Photo: Vivek Bendre
Martin Guptill of Kings XI Punjab celebrates after taking catch of Simmons. Photo: THE HINDU
Keiron Pollard tried to make a match of it with unbeaten 50, but it was tall a target for Mumbai Indians to conquer. Photo: Vivek Bendre