Mumbai Indians (MI) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 48 runs on Thursday. At the same time, it is their second win in 4 matches in the tournament, which has helped to reach the top of the point table.
In the 13th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Mumbai Indians (MI) made a comeback on the track of victory by defeating Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 48 runs. This is their second win in 4 matches in the tournament, which has led them to the top in the point table (on the basis of run rate). In the match, Mumbai Indians scored 191 for 4 wickets thanks to captain Rohit Sharma (70 runs in 45 balls), man of the match Kayan Pollard (unbeaten 47 runs in 20 balls) and Hardik Pandya (unbeaten 30 runs in 11 balls). In reply, Punjab could make 143 runs for 8 wickets ahead of Mumbai bowling.
Bumrah started off poorly:
Chasing the big target, Kings XI Punjab were given the start of mayank Agarwal, but the team came under pressure after two batsmen returned to the sancion in the 5th and 6th overs. Bumrah, who came to the 5th over, got Mayank bowled. He scored 25 runs in 18 balls with the help of 3 fours. After that, Kunal Pandya bowled out Karun Nair. The batsman returned back to the pavilion by making zero runs in the sixth over. Punjab’s score was 39 for two wickets.
KL Rahul and Puran also became the victim:
KL Rahul, who was running in the charismatic form, was expected to take the team forward, but young spinner Rahul Chhar clean bold the Punjab captain. Rahul returned with 17 runs in 19 balls. However, Nicholas Puran took the front from here. He took the team beyond 100 runs with 3 fours and 2 sixes, but he was taken to the hands of wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock in a cut-off affair. He scored 44 in 27 balls.
Bumrah, Pattinson and Chahar:
Glenn McSwell (11) was bowled out by Rahul Chahar, while James Neesham (7) was out by Jasprit Bumrah and dominated Mumbai in the match. The right hope also ended as Sarfaraz Khan (7) was out. Krishappa Gautam made 22 runs in 13 balls in the last over, but the team was not able to distinguish the target. For Mumbai, Jasprit Bumrah, James Patterson and Rahul Chahar had two wickets each, while Trent Boult and Krunal Pandya got one wicket each.
The thrill of Mumbai Indians innings:
Earlier, after Rohit Sharma’s glorious half-century, Mumbai Indians scored 191 for 4 against Kings XI Punjab in the last overs. Rohit scored 70 in 45 balls. After that, Pollard and Pandya took the front and had fours sixes in the desired style. The two added 67 runs in just 25 balls.
De Kock could not open account:
The last champion of Mumbai Indians did not have a good start. Sheldon Kotrail did not even open the account to Quinton de Kock and sent the ball on the fifth ball of the first over. Kotrail, who gave five sixes in one over in the last match, bowled with a lot of discipline today.
Rohit completes 5000 runs with 4 fours:
Rohit completed 5000 runs in IPL with a superb cover drive on the first ball of the innings. In the over of Mohammad Shami, the umpire gave Rohit a soft signal out but the decision had to be changed after the review.
Suryakumar and Ishan couldn’t do their best:
At the other end, Surya Kumar Yadav took inspiration from the captain and delivered two consecutive fours. In the last match, Ishan Kishan, who scored a superb 99, scored 28 runs in 32 balls this time.
Ravi Bhisnoi runs in slow overs:
Mumbai’s score was 87 runs for three wickets at the end of the 14th over, but Pollard and Rohit extended the runpace to Ravi Bishnoi by one run in the 15th over. Rohit made 22 runs in the 16th over of James Neesham. Mumbai scored 25 runs in the last over when Pollard delivered three consecutive sixes on the last three balls of Krishappa Gautam. Pollard and Pandya scored 18 runs in the 19th over. The two had a partnership of unbeaten 67 runs for the 5th wicket.