IPL 2018, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, Highlights: MI win thriller, keep play-off hopes alive
Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by three runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. Asked to bat, the reigning champions rode on Kieron Pollard’s 23-ball 50 and Krunal Pandya’s 23-ball 32 to post 186/8. For visitors, Andrew Tye took a four-wicket haul. In reply, KL Rahul (94) and Aaron Finch (46) kept KXIP’s chase on track but an inspired spell from Jasprit Bumrah (3/15) towards the end helped MI clinch a tense win and stay on course for the play-offs. Follow highlights of Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018 match, here (SCORECARD | STREAMING INFO)
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Jasprit Bumrah: “Clarity is very important when you bowl at the death otherwise there’ll be doubt. If I’m clear, it’s easy to execute. It doesn’t change at the last moment [the plan when I’m running in]. Even on a bad day when a batsman hits you, you just have to execute your plan. [KLR] has been batting really well so it’s sometimes difficult to bowl to a batsman like that. But I was backing myself. I was clear and it was a good day and it worked.”
Rohit Sharma: “Feels good. Was an important game for us. As simple as that, if we wanted to stay alive. We played a perfect game. Whatever was asked, the boys delivered. It’s never been easy for us - the last few years actually! We knew it was a good pitch and it was going to be a high-scoring game. But we lost the plot in the middle, could have 15-20 more runs. We always knew it was going to be tough for the bowlers to defend against a solid line-up. Hats off to them. Pollard has always been a match winner for us. Leaving him out was always a tough decision.”
R Ashwin: “Pretty blank at this point of time. We were in the chase all along, it was a professional batting performance. Just didn’t work out in the end. It looked it was going to be a clinical romp but credit to Bumrah - once again proved what a good bowler he is. Today was one of those days where he had to cap off a victory and do it for ourselves, now we need to depend on some luck. We were very abstract about our performance last match and spoke about our best batsmen taking it deep. Credit to Rahul and Finch. It’s very difficult to say what Rahul has done right or wrong - he’s hardly mistimed a ball this season.”
00:08 hrs IST: And that’s it. McClenaghan keeps his cool as Mumbai Indians defeat Kings XI Punjab by three runs and keep their hopes alive for a spot in the play-offs.
00:01 hrs IST: McClenaghan to bowl the final over. Kings XI Punjab need 17 off 6.
23:55 hrs IST: OUT! Bumrah gets the big fish. KL Rahul goes for a well-made 94(60). Looks tough for Kings XI now. Yuvraj Singh comes to the crease. He has found the going tough so far in the tournament.
23:52 hrs IST: Three boundaries in a row for Rahul, moves to 93. Cutting has proven to be very expensive. Kings XI Punjab need 23 off 12. Bumrah now.
23:46 hrs IST: Ben Cutting comes into the attack for the first time tonight.
23:42 hrs IST: And Mumbai Indians’ best bowler, Bumrah, strikes twice, gets Finch (46) and Stoinis (1). Kings XI Punjab are 149/3, need 38 off 19.
23:36 hrs IST: Consecutive sixes from Rahul. The partnership between both batsmen is 100 now. Kings XI Punjab are 145/1 after 16 overs, need 42 off 24.
23:30 hrs IST: Superb from Hardik Pandya, gives away only six runs. Ends his spell with figures of 0/42. Kings XI Punjab are 127/1 after 15 overs, need 60 off 30.
23:23 hrs IST: Ten runs off Krunal’s final over. He finishes with figures of 0/36. Kings XI Punjab are 121/1 after 14 overs, need 66 off 36. Strategic time-out.
23:20 hrs IST: Two boundaries, one each for Rahul and Finch. Shouldn’t be tough for the visitors with nine wickets in hand. Kings XI Punjab are 111/1 after 13 overs, need 76 off 42.
23:14 hrs IST: Another impressive over from Bumrah, only four runs off it. Kings XI Punjab are 99/1, need 88 off 48. McClenaghan is back into the attack.
23:10 hrs IST: Yet another fifty for Rahul. Still it’s difficult to understand why he was dropped for the ODI series against South Africa earlier this year. Kings XI Punjab are 95/1, need 92 off 54. Bumrah is back into the attack.
23:05 hrs IST: Fifty partnership between Rahul and Finch. If both of them stay till the 15th over, Kings XI will not find it difficult to seal the deal. They are 86/1 after 10 overs, need 101 off 60. Krunal again.
23:00 hrs IST: Just 14 runs off the last 12 balls. Kings XI Punjab are 80/1 after 9 overs. Rahul 43*, Finch 17*. Hardik Pandya is back into the attack.
22:56 hrs IST: Good over from Krunal despite a boundary off the first ball. Kings XI Punjab are 73/1 after 8 overs. Markande again.
22:52 hrs IST: Nine runs off leggie Markande’s first over. Kings XI Punjab are 66/1 after 7 overs. Rahul 34*, Finch 13*. Krunal to continue.
22:47 hrs IST: Two more boundaries for Rahul, moves to 27 off 18 balls. He has been handed an extra lifeline after Cutting dropped him at cover point. Kings XI Punjab are 57/1 after 6 overs. Strategic time-out.
22:42 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Hardik and Finch launches it over wide long-on for a maximum. Monstrous hit! Kings XI Punjab are 46/1 after 5 overs. Krunal comes into the attack.
22:37 hrs IST: OUT! Big blow for Kings XI, Gayle falls to the New Zealander. Rohit Sharma’s reaction says it all. Aaron Finch comes to the crease. Kings XI Punjab are 34/1 after 4 overs. Hardik Pandya again.
22:32 hrs IST: Just the over the visitors would have wanted. Gayle and Rahul hit Hardik all around the park. Kings XI Punjab are 28/0 after 3 overs. McClenaghan comes back into the attack.
22:27 hrs IST: Tidy over from Bumrah, only one run off it. Mumbai Indians need more of these. Kings XI Punjab are 9/0 after 2 overs. Hardik Pandya comes into the attack.
22:22 hrs IST: SIX! Short ball from McClenaghan, Rahul looks to play the pull shot but gets a top edge over the wicket-keeper. Kings XI Punjab are 8/0 after the first over. Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack.
22:19 hrs IST: Time for Kings XI’s chase. KL Rahul to take strike. Mitchell McClenaghan to bowl the first over.
22:03 hrs IST: That’s it. Mumbai Indians finish for 186/8. Good total but dew could play a part at some stage. Great innings from Pollard. Only one word for Tye - outstanding! We’ll be back in a few minutes time.
21:55 hrs IST: Tye gets Hardik Pandya, ends with figures of 4/16. Mumbai Indians are 175/8 after 19 overs. Mohit Sharma to bowl the final over.
21:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin strikes again, removes Cutting. Has been a good day on the field for the Kings XI skipper. Most likely he will bowl the final over. Mumbai Indians are 167/7 after 18 overs. Tye to bowl the penultimate over.
21:46 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Tye, only three runs off it. Mumbai Indians are 157/6 after 17 overs. Ashwin again.
21:40 hrs IST: OUT! And Ashwin gets his man. Pollard departs for a 23-ball fifty. Wanted to hit a flighted delivery (wide outside off) over long-off but didn’t time it well and Aaron Finch completed a neat catch. Ben Cutting is at the crease. Mumbai Indians are 154/6 after 16 overs. Tye comes back into the attack.
21:34 hrs IST: Kieron Pollard hits Stoinis for a six to complete his fifty. Magnificent innings from the Windies all-rounder. Mumbai Indians 151/5 in 15 overs.
21:30 hrs IST: OUT! Krunal c Rajpoot b Stoinis 32(23). Good innings from the elder Pandya. Time for his younger brother to smack a few out of the park. Mumbai Indians 136/5 (14.2 overs).
21:25 hrs IST: This is turning out to an excellent phase for the hosts. Pollard takes Rajpoot to the cleaners. The pacer finishes with figures of 1/46. Mumbai Indians are 134/4 after 14 overs. Stoinis again.
21:18 hrs IST: SIX! Touch short from Axar, Pollard rocks back and creams it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Mumbai Indians are 116/4 after 13 overs. Both batsmen should look to stay till the end. Rajpoot to bowl his final over.
21:15 hrs IST: Just the over Mumbai Indians would have wanted. Nineteen runs off it. Krunal Pandya smacks two maximums and a boundary off Stoinis. Can MI get past 180? They are 104/4 after 12 overs. Axar to continue.
21:10 hrs IST: Another great over from Axar, just six runs. No margin for error. Mumbai Indians are 85/4 after 11 overs. Pollard 11*, Krunal 8*. Stoinis to continue.
21:08 hrs IST: And we are back. Axar Patel is back into the attack. Pollard on strike.
20:58 hrs IST: There’s a floodlight issue at the ground. There will be a delay here. We will keep you posted.
20:56 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Stoinis and Pollard punches it through cover for his first boundary. Takes a single off the last ball. Mumbai Indians are 79/4 after 10 overs.
20:51 hrs IST: Careless cricket from Mumbai Indians so far. Except Lewis, the other batsmen have made mistakes. Mumbai Indians are 72/3 after 9 overs. Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack.
20:46 hrs IST: OUT! Another poor outing for Rohit. Rajpoot gets his first scalp of the night. Doesn’t seem good for Mumbai now. Kieron Pollard comes to the crease. We’ll have the strategic time-out.
20:43 hrs IST: Three overs since the last boundary. Kings XI need to keep the momentum going. Tidy start from Ashwin, gives away only five runs. Mumbai Indians are 71/3 after 8 overs. Rajpoot comes back into the attack.
20:40 hrs IST: Six consecutive singles. The hosts need a big partnership here. Can Rohit get a big one tonight? Mumbai Indians are 66/3 after 7 overs. Ashwin to continue.
20:36 hrs IST: And no hat-trick. Krunal works a length ball towards point for a single. Still an excellent over, only three runs and two wickets. Mumbai Indians are 60/3 after 6 overs. Axar Patel comes into the attack.
20:33 hrs IST: OUT! Tye is on a hat-trick. Another knuckleball and Yadav gets a bottom edge and Rahul does the rest behind the stumps. Krunal Pandya on strike.
20:31 hrs IST: OUT! Once again, the knuckleball does the trick. Tye gets rid of Kishan. No timing from the Mumbai no 3 batsman, who wanted to play it over mid-wicket but hands a simple catch to Marcus Stoinis at mid-on. Rohit Sharma comes to the crease.
20:27 hrs IST: And Kishan continues the fireworks. Hits Mohit for two maximums and a boundary. What a tournament he is having! Mumbai Indians are 57/1 after 5 overs. Tye to continue.
20:21 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Tye, only two runs and a wicket. Once again, his four overs will hold the key to his KXIP’s chances. Mumbai Indians are 39/1 after 4 overs. Mohit Sharma comes back into the attack.
20:18 hrs IST: OUT! Tye strikes, gets the better of Lewis. Knuckleball, the West Indian looks to drive but misses as the ball moves a bit in to hit his stumps. Wicket no 21 for the Australian in the tournament. Ishan Kishan is the new batsman.
20:15 hrs IST: SK Yadav on fire! Smashes two sixes off Rajpoot, one was a top edge over the fine leg boundary while the other was a lofted shot over mid-off. Two fours and a single make it a really good for Mumbai Indians, who are 37/0 after 3 overs. Andrew Tye comes into the attack.
20:10 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Mohit, Lewis picks it early and hammers it straight down the ground for a maximum. Takes a single off the last ball to keep strike. Mumbai Indians are 16/0 after 2 overs. Rajpoot to continue.
20:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Rajpoot pitches it up, gets some away swing, Yadav looks to drive through cover but gets a thick outside edge that flies past the second slip to the third-man boundary. The pacer finishes with consecutive dots. Mumbai Indians are 7/0 after the first over. Mohit Sharma comes into the attack.
20:01 hrs IST: Back of a length delivery from Rajpoot, Yadav works it to mid-on for his first runs of the night.
19:59 hrs IST: Suryakumar Yadav and Evin Lewis make their way out in the middle and so do the KXIP players. Ankit Rajpoot to start the proceedings.
19:36 hrs IST: So Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary are back for the visitors, they replace Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. One change for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard comes in for JP Duminy.
19:34 hrs IST: Teams -
Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(wk), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot
19:31 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to bowl.
19:17 hrs IST: In what will be the final game of the season at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who are hanging by a thread, on Thursday. Read our full preview here
19:10 hrs IST: STAT ATTACK - Kings XI Punjab have the worst run rate in the middle overs this IPL - 7.55.
19:04 hrs IST: After a roaring start to the tournament, Kings XI Punjab have lost momentum. After shooting themselves in the foot against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, succumbing to 88 all out in 15.1 overs, Kings XI have had little time to regroup.
18:59 hrs IST: A defeat on tonight will signal the end of Mumbai’s campaign. Their precarious situation is owing to the four defeats suffered in their first five games -- all last-over losses.
18:55 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to HT’s live coverage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium.
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