Mumbai Indians found themselves in unfamiliar territory as their in-form top order failed miserably while chasing 164 to win, allowing hosts Kings XI Punjab to pick up three early wickets here on Tuesday.
Assured of a berth in the play-offs, table-toppers Mumbai Indians will start outright favourites when they take on bottom-ranked Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League encounter at the PCA stadium on Tuesday.
Languishing at the bottom of the points table, Deccan Chargers and Pune Warriors would be playing for pride when they square off in an Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Tuesday.
Pune Warriors finally had reason to smile as they snapped their seven-match losing streak by defeating an equally desperate Kings XI Punjab by five wickets in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match here on Sunday.
Rajasthan Royals would bank on their formidable winning record at home and look to exact revenge of their first leg loss when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Indian Premier League match here on Monday.