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IPL 2018, Cricket Score MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians wins by 3 runs claiming the 4th position on the points table

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IPL 2018, MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians surely knows how to squeeze their way out of a tight situation and today’s tussle with the Kings XI Punjab at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, was surely as close. Albeit by close margins but Mumbai Indian has managed to win by 3 runs. The comeback masters have placed themselves on the 4th position on the points table with 12 points. 

Match Summary

KXIP opted to bowl first. Mumbai Indians failed to prove their mettle at first but recovered in the last few overs as even after losing 8 wickets they pushed themselves to a total of 186.

Mumbai all but lost while defending 187 runs, it was that fantastic penultimate over by Jasprit Bumrah (3/15), which sealed the deal for the home team. Even after a brilliant knock of 94 by KL Rahul, KXIP fell short of just 3 runs.

IPL 2018, Live Cricket Score MI vs KXIP
Mumbai Indians wins by 3 runs 
Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl
MI – 186/8, KXIP – 183/5
Inning 2 

Over 20: 183/5, MI wins by 3 runs. Mitchell McClenaghan serves the last over and knocks of Yuvraj, caught by Lewis. Axar smacks a six but that doesn’t help the cause. Manoj Tiwary comes to the crease.  Axar Patel 4(5), Manoj Tiwary 4(1).

Over 19: 170/4, Punjab receives more trouble as Jasprit Bumrah strike again. Rahul 94(60) is caught by Cutting. Just 6 runs from the over as Kings XI Punjab now needs 17 runs in last 6 balls.Yuvraj Singh comes to the crease. Yuvraj Singh 1(1) Axar Patel 4(5)

Over 18: 164/3, 15 runs from the over as Kings XI Punjab need 23 runs in 12 balls. Ben Cutting returns and lets loose three consecutive boundaries by Rahul. KL Rahul 93(58), Axar Patel 1(2)

Over 17: 149/3, Just as Punjab was returning to the game Jasprit Bumrah strike twice. Finch 46(35) is Caught by Hardik Pandya and Stoinis is Caught by Ishan Kishan. Just 4 runs from the over as Kings XI Punjab need 38 runs in 18 balls. Axar Patel comes to the crease.  KL Rahul 76(51), Axar Patel 0(1)

Over 16: 145/1, Kings XI Punjab need 42 runs in 24 balls as 18runs come from the over. Rahul thumps two six’s in the last two balls of the  Mayank Markande over. KL Rahul 76(51), Aaron Finch 46(34)

Over 15: 127/1, Kings XI Punjab need 60 runs in 30 balls as 6 runs come from the over. Hardik Pandya returns into the attack. KL Rahul 59(44), Aaron Finch 41(29)

Over 14: 121/1, Flinch sweeps a boundary as 10 runs come from the over. Krunal Pandya returns into the attack. KL Rahul 59(44), Aaron Finch 41(29)

Over 13: 111/1, Rahul and Flinch sweeps a boundary each as 12 runs come from the over. Mitchell McClenaghan returns into the attack. KL Rahul 58(42), Aaron Finch 33(25)

Over 12: 99/1, Just 4 runs from the over as Jasprit Bumrah returns into the attack. KL Rahul 52(39), Aaron Finch 27(22)

Over 11: 95/1, 9 runs from the over as Krunal Pandya returns into the attack. Flinch hits a boundary. KL Rahul 50(36), Aaron Finch 25(19)

Over 10: 86/1, 6 runs from the over as Hardik Pandya returns into the attack. KL Rahul 47(33), Aaron Finch 19(16)

Over 9: 80/1, 7 runs from the over as Mayank Markande returns into the attack. KL Rahul 43(29), Aaron Finch 17(14)

Over 9: 80/1, 7 runs from the over as Mayank Markande returns into the attack. KL Rahul 43(29), Aaron Finch 17(14)

Over 8: 73/1, Rahul is making it a habit to start with a boundary this time its Krunal Pandya returns to the attack. 7 runs from the over. KL Rahul 40(26), Aaron Finch 14(11)

Over 7: 66/1, Rahul starts with a boundary as Mayank Markande comes into the attack. 9 runs from the over. KL Rahul 34(22), Aaron Finch 13(9)

Over 6: 57/1, Rahul starts the Krunal Pandya over with a 4 and another one on the 5th ball. 11 runs from the over. KL Rahul 27(18), Aaron Finch 11(7)

Over 5: 46/1,  12 runs from the over as Hardik Pandya returns to the attack. Finch smacks a 6. KL Rahul 17(14), Aaron Finch 10(5)

Over 4: 34/1, Oh-oh! Gayle 18(11) is Caught by Cutting. Gayle starts the Mitchell McClenaghan over with a boundary but then gives its wicket. 6 runs from the over. Aaron Finch comes to the crease. KL Rahul 16(13), Aaron Finch 0(0)

Over 3: 28/0, Gayle welcomes Hardik Pandya with a six and a four. Rahul joins in with two boundaries in the last two overs. 19 runs from the over.  KL Rahul 15(11), Chris Gayle 13(7)

Over 2: 9/0, just 1 run from the over as Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack. KL Rahul 7(8), Chris Gayle 2(4)

Over 1: 8/0, Punjab starts well,  Rahul thumps a six. Rahul and Gayle are at the crease. McClenaghan opens the attack. KL Rahul 7(5), Chris Gayle 1(1)

Inning 1 

Over 20: 186/8, KXIP needs 11 runs to win. Mohit Sharma serves the over. Markande starts the over with a boundary. Mitchell McClenaghan 11(7), Mayank Markande 7(5)

Over 19: 175/8, Oh my God! Hardik Pandya is Caught by Ashwin as Andrew Tye strikes again. 8 runs from the over. Mayank Markande comes to the crease. Mitchell McClenaghan 10(4), Mayank Markande 1(1)

Over 18: 167/7, And another one bites the dust as Cutting is Caught by Axar. Mitchell McClenaghan comes to the crease and smacks a 6. 10 runs from the over as Ravichandran Ashwin returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 7(10), Mitchell McClenaghan 6(1)

Over 17: 157/6, Just 3 runs from the over as Andrew Tye returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya 4(7), Ben Cutting 3(5)

Over 16: 154/6, Opsy! Pollard 50(23) is Caught by Finch as Ravichandran Ashwin returns to the attack. Just 3 runs from the over. Ben Cutting comes to the crease. Hardik Pandya 3(4), Ben Cutting 1(2)

Over 15: 151/5, Oh-oh! Krunal 32(23) is Caught by Rajpoot. 17 runs from the over including three consecutive boundaries – 4,4,6 by Pollard completing a 22-ball fifty. Marcus Stoinis returns to the attack. Hardik Pandya comes to the crease. Hardik Pandya 1(1), Kieron Pollard 50(22)

Over 14: 134/4, Pollard takes Ankit Rajpoot’s case with three consecutive boundaries – 6,4,4. 18 runs from the over. Krunal Pandya 30(21), Kieron Pollard 36(19)

Over 13: 116/4, Pollard smacks a 6 on the last ball disturbing an otherwise tidy over by Axar Patel. 12 runs from the over. Krunal Pandya 29(19), Kieron Pollard 21(15)

Over 12: 104/4, Krunal minces two consecutive six’s and boundary in the Marcus Stoinis over. 19 runs from the over. Krunal Pandya 25(16), Kieron Pollard 13(12)

Over 11: 85/4, 6 runs from the over including a boundary by Pollard. Axar Patel returns to the attack. Krunal Pandya 8(12), Kieron Pollard 11(10)

Over 10: 79/4, 7 runs from the over including a boundary by Pollard. Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack. Krunal Pandya 6(9), Kieron Pollard 1(1)

Over 9: 72/4, Ankit Rajpoot brings in another shock for MI as Rohit is Caught by Yuvraj. Just 1 run from the over. Kieron Pollard comes to the crease. Krunal Pandya 6(9), Kieron Pollard 1(1)

Over 8: 71/3, 5 runs from the over as Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack. Rohit Sharma 6(8), Krunal Pandya 6(6)

Over 7: 66/3, 6 runs from the over as Axar Patel comes into the attack. Rohit Sharma 3(4), Krunal Pandya 4(4)

Over 6: 60/3, And Andrew Tye returns with more bad news as he flicks 2 wickets consecutively.  Ishan Kishan is Caught by Stoinis and Suryakumar Yadav is Caught by Rahul. Just 3 runs from the over. Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya come to the crease. Rohit Sharma 0(1), Krunal Pandya 1(1)

Over 5: 57/1, Kishan gears up with a boundary and thumps two consecutive six’s as 18 runs come from the over. Mohit Sharma returns to the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 26(13), Ishan Kishan 19(10)

Over 4: 39/1, Oh-oh! Andrew Tye strike on the first ball itself as Lewis is bowled. Just 2 runs from the over. Ishan Kishan comes to the crease. Suryakumar Yadav 26(12), Ishan Kishan 2(5)

Over 3: 37/0, Yadav sweeps two six’s and a cheeky boundary as Ankit Rajpoot returns to the attack. 21 runs from the over. Suryakumar Yadav 26(12), Evin Lewis 9(6)

Over 2: 16/0, 9 runs from the over as Lewis swipes a six.  Mohit Sharma comes into the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 6(7), Evin Lewis 8(5)

Over 1: 7/0, A good start for MI, as Yadav smacks a boundary. Suryakumar Yadav and Lewis are at the crease. Rajpoot opens the attack. Suryakumar Yadav 5(5), Evin Lewis 1(1)

Match Preview

KXIP started with five wins in their first six games and then lost five of the next six positioning themselves in a do or die situation. Their success and stutter are due to their over-reliance on the openers – KL Rahul and Chris Gayle.

A win today will propel MI straight into the fourth slot, courtesy their NRR advantage over all the seven other teams in the competition. And then a win against Delhi Daredevils will consolidate their spot in the top-half. However, they also have a fickle batting line-up to overcome, apart from their death bowling woes.

MI Playing XI

Kieron Pollard replaces JP Duminy

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah

KXIP Probable XI 

Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary are back, they replace Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair. Mujeeb is still not fit and will sit out.

Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot

 

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