Kings beat Mumbai in Gilchrist's final game

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Adam Gilchrist's final match as an IPL player ended in victory for his side, the Kings XI Punjab, as they beat the Mumbai Indians by 50 runs to bow out of the tournament on a high.

Adam Gilchrist's final match as an IPL player ended in victory for his side, the Kings XI Punjab, as they beat the Mumbai Indians by 50 runs to bow out of the tournament on a high.

The Kings had already failed to reach the play-offs, while Mumbai were all set for it, so the game had nothing riding on it aside from pride and a desire to do a good job for the Australia legend.

The Kings batted first and Gilchrist only made five of their 183 runs, but Azhar Mahmood and Shaun Marsh did the job for the hosts, bashing 80 and 63 respectively to ensure a big score despite the loss of eight wickets.

Mahmood was superb, using only 44 balls for his score, and hitting four sixes. Marsh was slightly more circumspect, though he did hit 11 fours in his 47-ball knock. The only other batsman to reach double figures was Manan Vohra, who made 20.

Mumbai were not present mentally and were always behind the chase, with Glenn Maxwell out in the first over for a duck. Their top scorer was Ambhati Rayudu, with 26, while Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard and Rohit Sharma also reached the 20s.

All the Kings bowlers took at least one wicket, with Mahmood showing his class with the ball too, taking two scalps. Gilchrist bowled the final over of the game, only his third in his career, and took the final wicket, followed by a Gangnam-style celebration.

Gilchrist isn;t done with professional cricket though, as he will be part of the first edition of the Caribbean Premier League later this year.

Kings XI Punjab: A Gilchrist, S Marsh, Mandeep Singh, Azhar Mahmood, D Miller, M Vohra, Gurkeerat Singh, P Chawla, P Kumar, P Awana, Sandeep Sharma (1)

Mumbai Indians: G Maxwell, A Tare, D Karthik, R Sharma, K Pollard, A Rayudu, N Coulter-Nile, Harbhajan Singh, S Kulkarni, L Malinga, R Dhawan

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