Jos Buttler and Nitish Rana plundered a hapless Kings XI Punjab bowling to help Mumbai Indians win by eight wickets in an IPL encounter yesterday at the Holkar Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a target of 199, which Mumbai Indians reached in 15.3 overs, Buttler hit 77 off 37 while Rana scored an unbeaten 62 off 34 balls. Mumbai Indians now have 10 points from six games.
Earlier, opener Hashim Amla's unbeaten 60-ball 104 powered Kings XI Punjab to a formidable 198 for four being sent into bat.
Amla top-scored for Kings XI Punjab with his maiden T20 century, while skipper Glenn Maxwell smashed his way to 40 off just 18 balls.
Amla struck eight fours and six sixes during his whirlwind knock.
SCORES IN BRIEF
PUNJAB: 198 for 4 (Amla 104 not out, Maxwell 40, Marsh 26; McClenaghan 2-46)
MUMBAI: 199 for 2 in 15.3 overs (Buttler 77, Rana 62 not out, Patel 37; Stoinis 1-28)
Result: Mumbai won by 8 wickets
Player-of-the-match: Jos Buttler