Left-arm seamer Mitchell Johnson is quite an enigma of Australian cricket. Having made his Test debut back in 2007 and having featured in over 50 Tests, he is among the most experienced members of the squad.
Mumbai Indians worked hard for a 5-wicket win with 7 balls to spare in a low-scoring contest against the lowly placed Pune Warriors at the Subrata Roy Stadium. On a pitch that wasn’t easy to score freely, Pune Warriors could leave a powerful Mumbai batting line-up with just 113 to chase in 20 overs.
Chennai Super Kings suffered what could be there worst ever defeat in the IPL after they were bundled out for a shocking 79 by the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium. Chennai needed a modest target of 140 but were pegged back by a terrific spell from Mitchell Johnson with the new ball.
Mumbai Indians put up a highly commanding performance against Pune Warriors on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium to clinch the game with clinical ease. In one of the rare instances when Mumbai have performed to full potential, both their batsmen and bowlers lived up to the task.
Mumbai Indians crushed Pune Warriors by a big margin of 41 runs at the Wankhede Stadium to collect their third win of IPL 6. Batting first after winning the toss, Mumbai Indians piled up 183 for 3 in 20 overs.
The axing of the four Australian players from the squad for the Mohali Test for not following team instructions is churlish to say the least. It is a well-known fact that the Aussies are sticklers for discipline, but the harsh action taken against Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khwaja is impossible to comprehend no matter what.
In a shocking development, the Australian team management has dropped four players for the 3rd Test at Mohali on disciplinary grounds. Three of those dropped players are proven match winners – Shane Watson, James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson. The fourth player is Usman Khawaja who was expected to play the Mohali Test in place of the struggling Phil Hughes.