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4.6 overs (1 Run) Just 3 off the over! KL Rahul gets a single as he pulls this to Boult at deep mid-wicket.
4.5 overs (1 Run) Just short of the man in the deep! Back of a length, outside off, Singh waits for it and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. Trent Boult runs forward from the deep, but the ball lands just ahead of him. One run.
4.4 overs (0 Run) Short of a length, around off, Mandeep looks to power it across the line but misses and gets hit on the body.
4.3 overs (0 Run) Similar line and length as the previous ball, Singh heaves this but only to the mid-wicket fielder.
4.2 overs (1 Run) Around off, shortish, KL pulls this to square leg for one.
It's a change from both ends now as Nathan Coulter-Nile comes in to replace Krunal Pandya.
4.1 overs (0 Run) Fuller, on off, gently pushed away to mid off.
3.6 overs (4 Runs) EDGY FOUR! Luck with Mandeep Singh on this occasion. Another bumper, around middle, Mandeep Singh looks to pull but only top-edges this one over the keeper for a one-bounce boundary. 11 of Bumrah's first over, not something you see everyday!
3.5 overs (1 Run) A touch short, on middle, hooked away to fine leg for one.
3.4 overs (2 Runs) On a shortish length, around middle and leg, Rahul pulls this one to the left of the deep square leg fielder for a couple of runs.
3.3 overs (0 Run) Outside off, left alone this time by KL.
Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack now.
3.2 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! SHOT! KL Rahul just needs to find the gap, because timing is something that he was born with! Fuller in length, around off, KL Rahul punches this one with finesse and times this through extra cover. Boundary.
3.1 overs (0 Run) Some away movement straightaway for Bumrah! On a length, outside off, it lands and nips away as Rahul leaves this one alone.
2.6 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! An easy boundary for Singh. 9 off this over for Punjab. A juicy full toss, outside off, Mandeep Singh just smacks this one through extra covers.
2.5 overs (1 Run) Short, around off, KL eases this to long off for one more.
2.4 overs (1 Run) A single as this is knocked down towards the long off fielder.
2.3 overs (0 Run) Floated, fuller, around off, lands and spins away slightly as Singh punches, but only finds the cover fielder.
2.3 overs (1 Run) NO BALL! A full toss, way outside off, Mandeep reaches out and pushes it to covers. A no ball called as Krunal Pandya has overstepped. Free Hit coming up!
2.2 overs (1 Run) Pandya angles a flatter ball on KL's pads, Rahul works this through square leg and hands the strike back to Mandeep.
2.1 overs (1 Run) Dragged short, on middle, Mandeep goes back and knocks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
1.6 overs (0 Run) Short of a length, on middle and leg, swinging inwards, KL misses his tuck and gets hit high on the pad. 8 from Boult's first!
1.5 overs (4 Runs) FOUR! Brilliant! These are the kind of shots that KL Rahul plays. On a length, slanting away, around off, KL Rahul leans into the shot and creams it through covers. Not a single soul moves. Boundary.
1.4 overs (0 Run) Back of a length, closer to off, Rahul just taps this one to the point fielder.
1.3 overs (1 Run) Mandeep Singh nudges this one off his pads to the man at fine leg for one.
1.2 overs (1 Run) Around middle and leg, on a length, KL flicks this behind square on the leg side for one.
1.2 overs (1 Run) WIDE. Boult bangs a short one down the leg side, KL leaves it. Wided.
1.1 overs (1 Run) Trent Boult starts with a length ball on middle, Singh nudges this through square leg and rotates the strike.
Who will bowl from the other end? It's going to be Trent Boult.
0.6 over (1 Run) A good start by Krunal, then! Just 4 off the opening over. Floated on middle, Singh works this through mid-wicket for one.
0.5 over (1 Run) On middle, tossed up this time, gently flicked through square leg for one.
0.4 over (0 Run) Floated, fuller this time, around off, Rahul easily defends this one out.
0.3 over (0 Run) Krunal sees Rahul move to the leg side and he follows him with a shortish ball, KL pushes it back to Krunal.
0.2 over (1 Run) Mandeep Singh is off the mark too! Darted again on middle, Singh nudges this towards square leg for one.
0.1 over (1 Run) KL Rahul and Punjab open their account on ball one! Krunal starts with a flatter one, around off and middle, KL goes back and taps this towards mid-wicket for one.
The action is about to begin. The umpires are on the field and so are the Mumbai players. KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh are the openers for Punjab. Krunal Pandya to open the bowling.
Punjab (Playing XI) - KL Rahul (C/WK), Mandeep Singh (In for Mayank Agarwal), Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.
Mumbai (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary (In for Ishan Kishan), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Nathan Coulter-Nile (In for Adam Milne), Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult.
The captain of Punjab, KL Rahul, says that he was slightly confused about what to do but he laughs and says that he is sad that he lost another toss but this looks like a good deck to bat on. Says that there is not much to fix for them and they have failed to capitalize when they have had the upper hand and they will look to be more brave and fearless. Informs that Mayank Agarwal has a stiff neck and Mandeep Singh replaces him.
Rohit Sharma, the skipper of Mumbai says that they will bowl first. Says that they need to focus on their batting and they know they haven't been the best of their potential. Adds that they know their mistakes and hopes that they will correct them tonight. Informs the changes as Saurabh Tiwary replaces Ishan Kishan and Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Adam Milne.
TOSS - We are all in readiness for the flip of the coin as Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul make their way out into the middle. Rohit Sharma has won the flip of the coin and MUMBAI will FIELD first!
A huge concern for Mumbai is that their middle-order is failing to go big. They have the same routine in every match, the openers give them a good start but the middle-order fails to continue the momentum and they falter. This is an opportunity for the famed middle-order of the 5-time champs to roar again and lead their team to a much-needed victory. For Punjab, it is more or the less the same. Good opening partnership from KL and Mayank, but dreaded middle phase. It is high time for both the teams to find their form and they will like to steady the ship promptly.
Hello and a warm welcome to all for Match 42 of the Indian T20 League where we see Mumbai take on Punjab. This is a very important game for both teams as two crucial points are up for grabs and both these teams need it desperately to keep their playoff hopes alive. The defending champions are on a three-match losing streak and have yet to win a single game in the second leg of the tournament, while, Punjab are coming into this clash with a win on their back. Any error from either team can cost them pivotal points. Will Mumbai get back to winning ways or will Punjab keep pushing and believing for a top 4 finish? We will find out soon. Stay tuned for the toss and other updates.
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