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May 16, 2018


23:48  Bumrah takes out Finch, Stoinis:  


KXIP 149-3 (17 ovs) vs MI 186-8 (20 ovs) Scorecard


Axar is the new man and he plays out a dot.


Stoinis is the new batsman in and gets off the mark with a single.

Rahul then drives the ball through cover point and after some good fielding in the deep by Krunal, he only gets 2.

Rahul then gets a single.

Stonis gone next.

Short ball, Stoinis gets a slight glove and it Kishan completes a catch behind the stumps as Punjab lose their 3rd wicket.


Bumrah comes back into the attack and he does the job, breaks the partnership here.

He bowls a bouncer, Finch gets the top edge and Pandya completes the catch as Finch now goes for 46.



With the run-rate now creeping up, Markande brought back into the attack and just when he was applying the pressure on the batters, Rahul clobbers the ball for two consecutive sixes in that over as 18 comes off it. 



Pandya comes back into the attack and 6 runs, including 2 wides come into the over.
23:30  KXIP cream bowling:  


KXIP 121-1 (14 ovs) vs MI 186-8 (20 ovs) Scorecard



The batsmen are creaming the bowling as KXIP get at least 9-10 runs an over, to keep the pressure on MI.



Krunal comes back into the attack and Finch is now taking to the attack. He takes a boundary each over even as rotates the strike with KL Rahul.

The batsmen pick 10 runs in the over.



McCleneghan brought back into the attack and the move doesn't pay off as both Finch and Rahul take a boundary off him and 12 come off the over.



Bumrah brought back into the attack and he gives just 4 in the over.





Rahul brings up his 50 (36 balls) in the 11th over as 9 runs come off the Krunal over.
23:10  MI bowlers get the treatment:  


KXIP 86-1 (10 ovs) vs MI 186-8 (20 ovs) Scorecard


Markande comes into the attack and gives 9 runs in the over as Rahul continues in his sublime form this season.

Finch is giving Rahul much-needed support at the other end, stealing the singles and twos and finding the odd boundary.

They bring up the 50-run partnership in the 10th over as runs flow from both ends of the crease. 
22:59  MI set KXIP 187 for victory:  



KXIP 57-1 (6 ovs) vs MI 186-8 (20 ovs) Scorecard


Kings XI Punjab have gotten off to a rollicking start here.

Although Chris Gayle has been sent back early by McCleneghan for 18, KL Rahul and No 3 bat, Aaron Finch has stepped on the gas and the 50 comes inside the Powerplay overs.

Krunal bowls the 6th over and Rahyul gets a life. 

Cutting drops Rahul at point when on 21.
22:07  Pollard-Krunal prop MI innings:  


MI 186-8 (20 ovs) vs KXIP | Scorecard


32 runs and 2 wickets come off the last 4 overs as MI fail to catch up on the momentum given by Pollard and Krunal.

Tye was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab with four wickets against his name.

Mohit in to bowl the last over and Markande starts with a ramp shot over third man.

He follows that up with a single.

Mohit then bowls a wide.

Mohit then bowls a good slower ball as McCleneghan tries to pull it but misses.

McCleneghan goes across to his off side and goes on one knee, Mohit bowls a bouncer and that is a no-ball despite a catch taken by short third man.

The batsmen take a single as no-ball is signalled. 

Free it but Markande only manages a get a leg bye.

Fast yorker and McCleneghan can only dig it out and scamper for a single.

Last ball, Markande cannot go past Gayle at short fine and a single to end the over as  11 come off the 20th.


Markande is the new man and he gets off the mark with a single.

McCleneghan then chops the ball for a boundary square on the off side.

Two dot balls to end the over as 8 runs and a wicket come off it.


Tye comes into the attack and starts with a wide.

Hardik then plays the ball to mid-wicket for a couple.

Hardik is out next ball. He chases the slow and wide ball, gets the edge and is caught by Ashwin at short third man. He goes for 9 as MI lose their 8th wicket.




McCleneghan is the new man in. 

Batsmen had crossed and Hardik pinches a single and McCleneghan survives a run-out.

Last ball of the over, McCleneghan goes on one knee and slog-sweeps the ball for a six over deep square leg.



Ashwin continues and Hardik and Cutting happy to keep the scoreboard ticking here before Cutting chases the wide ball and hits across the line. He only manages to hand the catch to the fielder at mid-wicket.  



Tye comes back into the attack and gives only 3 runs.
21:45  Ashwin strikes late:  


MI 154-6 (16 ovs) vs KXIP | Scorecard

Fifty runs and 2 wickets have come off the last 4 overs as Pollard and Krunal fought back valiantly here.

Cutting is the new batsman and he gets off the mark with a single.

Hardik then gets a single.

Dot to end the over as 3 runs and a wicket come off the over.

Captain Ashwin brings himself on and does the trick.

He starts with a dot to Hardik.

Next ball Hardik takes a single to bring Pollard on strike.

Ashwin tosses it up, a bit wide, Pollard beaten for pace and plays the ball to long-off. He goes for 50.

Hardik comes in to bat and gets off the mark with a single.

Next ball, full ball and Pollard just has a go at it and the ball catches the edge and runs to the third man boundary.

Wide ball and Pollard again just slashes and the ball runs to the third man boundary for successive fours.

Slower ball and Pollard pummels the ball over long-off for a six to bring up his half-century. 

17 runs and a wicket come in the over.

Stoinis comes back into the attack and Krunal starts with a couple to the leg side.

Stoinis gets the much-needed breakthrough.

Krunal is caught at short deceived by the length, to edges it to short fine for a catch and he has to walk back for 32 off 23.


Rajpoot comes into the attack and Krunal starts with a single to long-on.

Next ball, Pollard just muscles the ball over long-on for a six.

A mis-field in the deep then gifts him a boundary.

Next ball, Pollard plays the ball off his pads for a boundary to square leg.

Pollard then gets a single.

Rajpoot then bowls a wide.

Krunal then ends the over with a single off a leg bye.



Axar continues and again the batsmen are happy to rotate the strike. 

Last ball of the over Pollard smashes the ball over long-on for a six as 12 come off the over.


21:18  Stoinis, Mohit get the stick:  



MI 104-4 (12 ovs) vs KXIP | Scorecard




Stoinis continues and Pollard starts the over with a single to mid-wicket.

Krunal then picks the ball and plays it over fine leg for a six.

Consecutive sixes as Krunal pulls the short ball over deep mid-wicket for another maximum.

Krunal then just slaps the full ball through extra cover for a boundary.

Next ball he plays the ball to long-off for a single. 

A bouncer and Pollard pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single as 19 come off the over.

Axar continues and Pollard gets a couple.

After a dot, Pollard then pinches a single to mid-on for a single.

Krunal then gets a single to deep mid-wicket.

Axar then bowls a wide down the leg side.

After a dot, Pollard ends the over with a single to long on as 6 come off the over.





After the 10th over, lights from 2 floodlight towers have gone down and match has been held up in Mumbai.


Stoinis brought into the attack and Pollard starts with a single.

He the bowls a peach to Krunal, making him play and miss.

Krunal then takes a single to mid-on for a single.

Stoinis then bowls a slower and wide ball and Pollard times a perfect drive through covers for a boundary.

Pollard then takes a single off the last ball off the over as 7 come off the over.



New man in Pollard gets off the mark with a single, he plays the ball off his pads for a single to square leg.

Krunal then plays out 3 dots as 1 run and a wicket come in the over.


Rajpoot comes back into the attack and strikes off the 2nd ball. 

Rohit tries to play the pull off and loses control of the bat, the ball takes flight and then goes right in the throat of Yuvraj at mid-on as the MI captain goes for 6.


20:46  Tye puts the breaks on MI:  



MI 71-3 (8 ovs) vs KXIP | Scorecard


It's now up to Rohit and Krunal to play sensibly if they are to post a fighting total.

R Ashwin then brings himself on and Rohit takes a single to mid-off off the 2nd ball of the over.


Rohit and Krunal happy to just rotate the strike here for now.

5 runs come off the over.



Axar is the new bowler in and Krunal gets a single off the first ball.

Rohit then gets off the mark with a single to long-off.

The batsmen then rotate the strike and 6 runs come off the over.




Tye on a hat-trick as Krunal comes in to bat.

Krunal gets off the mark with a single to cover.

Rohit Sharma, who came at the fall of Kishan's wicket, lets the ball go past to the keeper and a dot ball to end the over. 3 runs and 2 wickets come in the over.


The batsmen had crossed and this time another wicket.

Bouncer, Surya gets bat-pad, ball takes flight, keeper Rahul completes catch and MI lose their 3rd wicket.

Tye continues and Ishan comes down the pitch and gets a single to mid-off.

Slower ball, Surya waits on it and guides it to short third man for a single.

Slower ball again, Kishan miscues and hands a catch to Stoinis at long-on.

Kishan gone for 20 off 12 as MI lose their 2nd wicket.



Mohit comes back into the attack and Surya starts with a single off a leg bye.

Ishan then gets a lucky boundary through slips for a four.

After a dot, Mohit bowls a short ball and Ishan just pulls it over backward square leg for a six!

Consecutive sixes here! Ishan comes down the track and the outside edge sees the ball fly over deep backward point for another maximum.

A single to end the over as 18 come off it.



 
20:25  Tye takes out Lewis:  



MI 39-1 (4 ovs) vs KXIP | Scorecard

Kishan is the new batsman in and Tye bowls him a slower one.

Ishan is then made to play. 

Tye brought into the attack and Lewis is bowled.

Another play and miss. Kishan is being tested here, looking to open the face of the bat, lucky he got no bat to that.

Next ball he gets off the mark with a couple.

Kishan then plays out a dot ball and that is two runs and a wicket for Tye in the over. 

Full ball, slower one, coming into the batsman and it crashes into Lewis' off-stump as MI lose first wicket.

Rajpoot continues and after Lewis gets a single, next ball, a short one, is pulled to the square leg boundary for a four.

Short ball bouncer and Surya plays it over fine leg for a six!

Surya then picks the slow ball and powers it over long-off for another six!

Boundary off the last ball as Surya plays it fine to the third man boundary to finish the over with a four and take 21 massive runs off the over. 

Mohit comes into the attack and starts with a dot.

Lewis then plays the ball to short fine for a single off a leg-bye.

Surya then steals a single to mid-off. 

Lewis then finds the first maximum of the night! 

He powers the ball over long-off for a six! Not middled the ball but got the result needed. 

Mohit then bowls a short ball, angling in and Lewis plays it to mid-wicket for a single as 9 come off the over.


Rajpoot opens the bowling for KXIP as Suryakumar Yadav gets off the mark with a single.

Two balls later Evin Lewis gets off the mark with a single.

Surya then slashes and the ball races past the slips for a boundary to third man.

Two dot balls to end the over as 7 runs, including a wide, come off the first over.
19:38  It's a dor or die clash for MI:  


Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin has won the toss and elected to bowl against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League, in Mumbai, on Wednesday.

After a string of losses initially, Mumbai's hopes of making it to the last four were revived after three straight wins, but their eight-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday has again put them on the back foot.

While Mumbai are in sixth position with five wins from 12 games, a stuttering KXIP have slumped to the fifth spot with 12 points having suffered their fourth defeat on Monday in five games.



Mumbai, with an excellent net run-rate, need to put behind the humiliation by the Royals and come out with all guns blazing against an equally jittery KXIP, who have lost their way in the second half of the tournament after starting strongly.

KXIP too have slumped in the latter half of the T20 League and need to improve in all departments.

It has been a story similar to Mumbai's for KXIP whose openers - Rahul and Gayle - were giving them good starts until last night when both succumbed to Yadav's short balls.

Rahul, who has been in the form of his life, was dismissed for 21, while Gayle, who has hit a blistering century this season, also failed and the misfiring middle order could not rescue the team which was shot out for 88, its lowest total of the season.

The teams (From):

Kings XI Punjab: Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Barinder Sran, David Miller, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Axar Patel, Akshdeep Nath, Mayank Agarwal, Manoj Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Dagar.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Mayank Markande, Mitchell McLenaghan, Mustafizur Rahaman, Jasprit Bumrah, Akila Dananjaya, Ben Cutting, JP Duminy, Rahul Chahar, Sharad Lumba, Adam Milne, Siddhesh Lad, Md Nidheesh, Mohsin Khan, Anukul Roy, Pradeep Sangwan, Tajinder Singh, Aditya Tare, Saurabh Tiwary.