Quinton de Kock fell to Mohammed Shami but Mumbai Indians were in a good position against Kings XI Punjab IPL 2019 encounter at the PCA stadium in Mohali. (Image credit: Twitter)
Kings XI Punjab portrayed an epitome of chasing down a stiff total in this format and have made some statement here at Mohali. They were unbeaten at Mohali last year and they have continued that winning run this year too. Both Rahul and Gayle who are renowned for using the powerplay held themselves back as Bumrah and Malinga were controlling the proceedings at that time. As soon as Pandya came to the crease, Gayle clobbered him for a six. But Rohit's gamble of bringing Krunal paid off. Mayank came at number three and played a gem of a knock. At that point, Rahul was struggling at the other end but Mayank ensured there wasn't any pressure on Rahul. He stayed till the end and steered Punjab to their second victory.
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RESULT: IPL 2019: Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets (KL Rahul 71, Murugan Ashwin 2/25)
KL Rahul is making it look easy here. Just 14 needed off 18 balls now.
ALERT: KL Rahul registers first fifty of the season! Good signs for KXIP!
It wouldn't be wrong to say that it's Kinga XI Punjab's game to win. They are on it! KL Rahul has finally got going. After 15 overs, it's 140/2.
WICKET: An excellent innings from Agarwal comes to an end with a superlative catch from Krunal Pandya. Second wicket down for Punjab!
KL Rahul is having a difficult time out there. With the number of deliveries, he has played today he needs to get going and play cracker innings here. After 12 overs, it's 103/1.
Luck favoring Mayank Agarwal here. He is not letting the building momentum go! Absolute class. After 11 overs, it's 91/1.
WICKET: Elder Pandya bowled an outside off delivery and Gayle tried to deposit it into the stand, but just couldn't. OUT for 40.
50-run partnership between Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.
The powerplay has been a quiet one for Kings XI Punjab, keeping two-three aerial shots from Chris Gayle. However, importantly, they haven't lost a wicket till now, which should act as a booster for the side. After 6 overs, it's 38/0.
Gayle and Rahul are off to a cautious start here. It looks like they wish to spend time in the middle before opening their arms. After 2.1 overs, it's 9 runs!
Mumbai Indians had a dazzling start to the game, with de Kock being aggressive and it looked like they will reach easily in the end. However, in the middle, they lost quite a few wickets and just couldn't end anywhere near to what one thought. The younger Pandya played a good cameo which eventually helped Mumbai to finish 176/7.
Mumbai Indians 176/7 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 60, Murugan Ashwin 2/25)
WICKET: Pandya tried to up the scoring rate and got out while playing the shot.
WICKET: Krunal Pandya's small cameo comes to an end. Murugan covered at least 20 m to get there. Good catch!
WICKET: It was high and looked that it will never come down. Mayank Agarwal waited for it patiently as he sent dangerous Pollard for just 7. After 17.1 it's 146/5.
Four overs still to go and this remains to be seen how well can Pandya and Pollard can finish here. After 16 overs, it's 137/4.
WICKET: Yuvraj tried to up the scoring rate, but just couldn't time it. M Ashwin picks his second.
Mohammd Shami gets the massive wicket. Quinton de Kock moves to the off side and looks to scoop a length ball but misses it and is trapped plumb in front. Even the review does not save him.
Quinton de Kock launches Murugan Ashwin over wide long on and the ball lads safely in the gap. It is his seventh fifty and Mumbai Indians are in a solid position.
Yuvraj Singh is looking in great touch and he slams two boundaries off Andrew Tye. Mumbai Indians continue to make excellent progress. Quinton de Kock is nearing a fifty.
Quinton de Kock continues to make good progress as he wallops Shami to deep backward square leg for a massive six. Yuvraj is also settling in.
Quinton de Kock blasts two boudaries, one straight down the ground and one to widish long on as he eyes a fifty.
Murugan Ashwin strikes in his first ball. The skidder and it scoots through straight on middle and off stump, Suryakumar Yadav plays back and looks to work it to the leg side, misses it and he is trapped plumb in front. Enter Yuvraj Singh!
Suryakumar Yadav gets going with two boundaries and a three off Andrew Tye and Mumbai Indians continue to make good progress.
WICKET! Hardus Viljoen gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma as he angles a full ball in on middle and leg stump and the Mumbai Indians skipper plays inside the line of the delivery to be trapped in front of the stumps. Kings XI Punjab have the breakthrough. Rohit Sharma LBW Hardus Viljoen 32.
Bad start for Andrew Tye as he concedes three boundaries, all to Rohit Sharma. The Mumbai Indians skipper has made a good start.
Steady start for Hardus Viljoen but Mumbai Indians are laying a solid platform with this opening partnership
De Kock gets the sweep going against Ravichandran Ashwin and Mumbai Indians have made a fast start.
Expensive start for Mohammed Shami. Full ball and in the slot outside off, Rohit creams the drive past extra cover and 13 runs are conceded in the first over by Shami.
Rohit Sharma gets going by pulling a short ball from Mohammed Shami to the long leg fence. The pitch has good bounce and batsmen can also play their shots effortlessly.
Quinton de Kock gets going with a streaky boundary off Ashwin. Good first over for Mumbai Indians.
Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma are opening the batting for Mumbai Indians while Ravichandran Ashwin will open the bowling for Kings XI Punjab.
Kings XI Punjab are rather thin on the bowling while their batting is in great touch. However, Mumbai Indians have won four out of the last seven encounters at Mohali against Kings XI Punjab.
Here are the playing XIs of both sides
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Yuvraj Singh, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Lasith Malinga
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Hardus Viljoen, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Andrew Tye
Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians in the IPL. The average score is 169.
The PCA stadium is traditionally high-scoring but on occasions, the pitch has shown to be on the slower side.
Kings XI Punjab have a good record against Mumbai Indians in the last couple of encounters. Can they continue their good run?
Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma are astute captains. How strong will the Gayle-force be in Mohali?
Kings XI Punjab will be determined to not overlook the small details, as in the Shami no-ball case in which Ashwin took the blame upon himself. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians will be aiming to shed their tag of slow starters.
A win for either team today will boost their chances heading into the next phase of the IPL. Both Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians have won one game and lost the other one.
A warm welcome to the game between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the PCA Stadium in Mohali. It is the battle between the Mankaded and the no-ball. These two controversies have lit up the IPL, one by Kings XI Punjab and one by Mumbai Indians.