Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 48 runs in the 13th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Thursday. MI posted a total of 191/4 in 20 overs, after being sent in to bat by KXIP captain KL Rahul. Skipper Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai-based franchise smashing 70 runs off 45 deliveries. All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya ensured the perfect finish following Rohit's dismissal, with Pollard (47* off 20) and Hardik (30* off 11) smashing the ball to all corners of the ground. Windies pacer Sheldon Cottrell was the pick of the bowlers for KXIP, accounting for the key dismissal of Quinton de Kock while conceding only 20 runs. In return, the Punjab-based franchise was restricted to 143/8 in 20 overs. Pacers James Pattinson and Jasprit Bumrah accounted for two wickets with spinner Rahul Chahar registering the same number of dismissals. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Highlights Between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Sarfaraz Khan departs for 7 runs off 8 deliveries, as James Pattinson fails to negotiate a toe-crusher by James Pattinson, with the batsman adjudged lbw. A review further failed to save Sarfaraz. Ravi Bishnoi the next batsman in.
WICKET! Glenn Maxwell c Trent Boult b Rahul Chahar 11 (18)
Glenn Maxwell departs for 11, as he attempts a big hit despite looking extremely uncomfortable against Rahul Chahar, resulting in an opportunity for Trent Boult to complete a simple catch. Sarfaraz Khan is the new man in.