MI Thrashes KXIP By 8 Wickets

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  • SIX! And that’s it. MI thrash KXIP by 8 wickets to go to top of IPL 2017 standings.
  • SIX! And that’s fifty for Rana. His 3rd in IPL. Gut feeling – The southpaw will play for India within the next six months.
  • MI need another 8 runs off 30 balls. The Strategic Timeout has been taken, but not much we can do now.
  • IPL MI 191/1 from 15 overs. Still need 8 runs to win vs KXIP (198/4). Rana 54*, Hardik 15
  • 14.5: I Sharma to H Pandya, 4 runs, 187/2
  • After 14 overs, MI 170/2. Rana 47*, Pandya 1*
  • OUT! Buttler c Maxwell b Mohit 77(37). But it’s too late now. The Englishman smashed seven fours and five sixes at a strike-rate of 208.10.
  • 10.1: I Sharma to N Rana, 6 runs, 129/1
  • MI 117/1 off 9 overs
  • SMACK! Rana has punished Axar with a meaty blow over mid-wicket.
  • Fifty for Buttler. He brings it up off just 24 balls. His maiden fifty
  • 7.5: MP Stoinis to J Buttler, 4 runs, 100/1
  • After 7 overs, MI 87/1. Buttler 43*, Rana 2*
  • Nitish Rana at No.3. He has two fifties to this name this season (so far)
  • WICKET! Parthiv c Maxwell b Stoinis 37(18). MI need 118 off 85
  • 5.5: WICKET! P Patel (37) is out, c Glenn Maxwell b Marcus Stoinis, 81/1.
  • Parthiv Out.
  • Another big over from Mumbai. Not quite hitting our areas in the bowling department. Time for a couple of wickets! MI 68/0 off 5.
  • 4.3: M Sharma to J Buttler, 4 runs, 60/0
  • 3.3: I Sharma to J Buttler, 4 runs, 45/0
  • SIX! Buttler smashes it over extra cover off Sandeep. Flat 6
  • Costly over from Ishant. 11 runs off it. MI off to a brilliant start.
  • SIX! Length ball, Buttler shuffles and flicks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. MI are 10/0 after first over.
  • Sandeep Sharma to start the proceedings for KXIP. Parthiv to face the first ball.
  • Amla ton (104*) propels KXIP to 198/4. He gets a standing ovation as he walks off.
  • Hashim Amla scores maiden T20 century against
  • 10 runs off the over. Bumrah ends with figures of 1/30. KXIP are 180/4 after 19 overs. Amla 90*, Axar 8*
  • Good over from McClenaghan. Just five off it. He finishes with figures of 2/46. KXIP are 170/4 after 18 overs.
  • Bumrah to Maxwell, FOUR, very fine.
  • 50 for Amla.
  • Krunal Pandya to Amla, FOUR, to deep backward point.
  • KXIP score 91/2 after 12 overs.
  • Malinga to Amla, FOUR, straight down the ground.
  • Malinga to Amla, FOUR, to deep backward point.
  • Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease.
  • KXIP 80/2 after 11 overs.
  • Krunal Pandya to Saha, out Bowled!! Saha b Krunal Pandya 11(15).
  • Krunal Pandya to Amla, SIX, to long on.
  • KXIP score 69/1 after 10 overs.
  • KXIP score 58/1 after 8 overs.
  • KXIP score 46/1 after 6 overs.
  • McClenaghan to Shaun Marsh, out Caught by Pollard!! Shaun Marsh c Pollard b McClenaghan 26(21.
  • McClenaghan to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, to deep mid wicket.
  • KXIP score 39/0 after 5 overs.
  • Malinga to Amla, SIX, to long on.
  • KXIP score 32/0 after 4 overs.
  • Harbhajan to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, square of the wicket.
  • KXIP score 26/0 after 3 overs.
  • Hardik Pandya to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, to deep backward point.
  • KXIP score 15/0 runs after 2 overs.
  • McClenaghan to Amla, FOUR, to deep backward point.
  • KXIP score 8/0 runs after 1st over.
  • Hardik Pandya to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, square of the wicket.
  • Amla and Shaun Marsh are at the crease. Amla is on strike. Hardik Pandya open the attack.
  • Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to field against Kings XI Punjab in Indore.
  • Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Parthiv Patel(w), Jos Buttler, Nitish Rana, Rohit Sharma(c), Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
  • Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell(c), Marcus Stoinis, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma

Indore: With four wins on the trot, heavyweights Mumbai Indians are the team to beat in IPL 2017 and next in their path towards the play-offs are Kings XI Punjab, who will hope to stop their impressive run while trying to stay above the basement.

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After defeat in their first match, Mumbai have put together an impressive streak with victories over two top teams (Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad) and two strugglers (Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant). Apart from coping with a very good MI bowling attack, KXIP’s biggest challenge at their second home of Indore on Thursday will be to keep a superb middle order, which has scored 441 runs in five matches while repeatedly finishing matches, quiet.

Punjab started the season with two wins which featured exciting unbeaten forties from their new skipper Glenn Maxwell, but after three consecutive defeats their skeptics will have plenty of reasons to write them off. Their descent started with an eight-wicket loss to KKR, followed by a 51-run loss to Delhi Daredevils and most recently a five-run defeat to SRH in which Manan Vohra’s exceptional 95 took them to the doorstep of victory.