IPL Highlights, Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav Shines As Mumbai Beat Punjab
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets.
Mumbai Indians (MI) kept their playoff hopes alive after a 6-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Friday at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. Chasing 175 runs, Mumbai got off to a cautious start. Both openers Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis were taking a reserved approach early but as the game progressed they began hitting the boundaries. Lewis departed for 10 in the 6th over. Suryakumar (57) brought up his brilliant fifty to ensure Mumbai remained in the hunt and he was ably supported by Ishan Kishan (25). Suryakumar hit six fours and three sixes in his 42-ball knock. Punjab got back into the game with quick wickets of Suryakumar and Ishan. Hardik Pandya also chipped in with 23 runs before departing in the 16th over. Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma (24*) and Krunal Pandya (31) ensured Mumbai got over the finishing line and won the match. Punjab skipper R Ashwin was the only economical bowler but he got no wickets. Mujeeb Ur Rahman got two wickets but was expensive. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, a late flourish by Marcus Stoinis helped Punjab (KXIP) reach 174/6 against Mumbai in their IPL. Put into bat first by Mumbai skipper Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle got off to a decent start as they both stitched a 54-run partnership for the first wicket. Rahul departed for 24 and Gayle continued his impressive form with the bat after hitting his 24th IPL fifty. Gayle started slowly but made up later for the lack of runs with his power hitting. His innings was laced with six fours and two sixes. Yuvraj Singh's slump in form continued as he failed to score runs as he got dismissed for 14 runs after a horrendous run-out in the 13th over. Karun Nair hit a quickfire 23 runs while Axar Patel (13) chipped with a few runs. Mumbai skipper Rohit used seven bowlers of which Jasprit Bumrah (1/19) stood out while Mitchell McClenaghan (1/31) also bowled well. A late cameo of 29 runs off 15 balls by Stoinis helped Punjab reach a respectable total.
Match 34, Indian Premier League, 2018, May 04, 2018
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 6 wickets
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul(WK), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Yuvraj Singh, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin (Captain), Axar Patel, Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan(WK), Jean-Paul Duminy, Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah.
When and Where to Watch Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Mumbai Indians (MI)
India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.
Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.
USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.
South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.
Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.
Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.
The Punjab wickets were shared by the Mumbai bowlers. They leaked runs at the start but some inspirational bowling changes by Rohit Sharma stopped the run flow. Bumrah was exceptional with the ball, giving away just 19 runs in his four overs. So, a must-win game for Mumbai and they would back themselves to get this target as the ground here is not the biggest. Chase is on the way!
A good finish for Punjab! They will be happy with how they have ended their innings. Rahul and Gayle got them off to a solid start. The duo added another 50-run stand to their name. Once Rahul fell, the Universe Boss muscled his way to his 24th Indian T20 League fifty. Yuvraj Singh was promoted up the order but failed to capitalize on it. Punjab then started to lose their way in the middle but a handy cameo from Marcus Stoinis in the last over of Hardik Pandya ensured the hosts got past the 170-mark.
19.64Hardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Stoinis ends the innings in grand style! 22 runs from the final over of the innings! Hardik has been taken to the cleaners by Stoinis! Short of a length ball on the stumps, Stoinis backs away a long way and spanks it flat to mid-wicket for a boundary. PUNJAB FINISH ON 174/6!
19.56Hardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
SIX! Upper cut and that's another maximum! Stoinis is on fire! Short of a length ball outside off stump, he waits on the back foot and doesn't panic. Plays with the angled bat and carves it over the third man fence for half a dozen.
Ravichandran Ashwin strides out next.
19.4WHardik Pandya to Mayank Agarwal
OUT! Miles up in the air and taken! The Pandya brothers do the job for Mumbai! Slower ball outside off, Agarwal reaches out for it and splices it to short third man. Krunal takes a skier at short third man. Mumbai get a wicket, but Stoinis is the dangerman for them.
19.31Hardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
Good length ball outside off, Stoinis rocks back and forces it to long off for just the single. Hardik will heave a sigh of relief to see Stoinis down to the other end!
19.24Hardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
FOUR! Hardik continues to leak runs! Short on the stumps, Stoinis hangs back and pulls it flat to wide long on. Fielder in the deep simply had no chance of stopping that one.
19.16Hardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
SIX! High and handsome! 7 runs from just one delivery, how many more can Punjab collect in this over? Full pitch delivery right in the slot, Stoinis goes back and uses all his strength. Clears the long off fence with ease. This is the 500th maximum of the tournament.
19.11 wdHardik Pandya to Marcus Stoinis
Wide! Poor start from Hardik, he goes for the change up. Bowls a slower ball well outside off, Stoinis lets it go and that's a wide.