We witnessed another crackerjack of an encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. In the end, it was Mumbai Indians who held their nerves and managed to upstage Kings XI Punjab on the last ball of the game by 3 wickets. It was Kieron Pollard's heroics which was probably the difference between two sides as 197 didn't look that challenging as it looked at one stage.(SCORECARD)
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RESULT: Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets (Kieron Pollard 83, KL Rahul 100*)
2 needed off 1 ball! Can we witness a Super Over here?
Just one run. 3 runs required off 2 balls now! Will Mumbai get home?
4 needed off 3 balls! Can Kings XI Punjab pulls this off? Can Rajput turn hero?
4 needed off 4 balls! Rahul Chahar is the new man in!
Ankit Rajput picks all important wicket of Pollard! Is there another twist in the game?
FOUR!!! Pollard will end with some balls to spare! Just WOW!
It's a NO BALL! And guess what? It's yet another SIX! 8 needed off 6 balls now!
Pressure..Pressure! Ankit Rajput just couldn't bowl that ball!
Ankit Rajput will bowl the final over of the innings!
So, Alzarri Joseph will play the last ball of the 19th over! This game is not over! It can go anywhere!
That's brilliant stuff from Pollard. 16 off first 4 balls! 2 sixes and one four.
This is special. This is very special from Pollard! Wankhede crowd is on its feet! 22 needed of 9 balls
Pollard believes. Mumbai Indians believes. Starts 19th over with a sensational boundary!
WICKET: Three for Mohammad Shami! Second strike in the over and he's doing exactly what he was asked to do. Removes the Pandyas and now, Pollard is stranded with the tail left. This was a slower ball, comfortably slower than his stock pace and Krunal got early into the loft.
WICKET: Hardik Pandya gets toe end of the bat! Half-side down!
Pollard is on fire! 40 off just 15 balls! This is special!
WICKET: So two games for Ishan Kishan and two run outs! How unfortunate has he been?
Two sixes already in 15 runs. Can Pollard play a captain's knock here?
11 runs off the 11th over. It's 76 runs for the loss of three wickets. 122 runs more needed off 54 balls!
WICKET: This is magnificent from David Miller. This is his wicket! Quinton de Kock falls after yet another start! THIRD DOWN!
WICKET: Sam Curran joins the party as he sends in-form Suryakumar Yadav back to pavilion. Mumbai Indians loses their second wicket!
The powerplay has been evenly matched as even when Mumbai Indians have lost Siddhesh Lad early in the innings, both de Kock and Suryakumar have kept the momentum going. After 6 overs, it's 50/1.
WICKET: Knocked him over! Lad came towards off stump, Shami utilizes his experience and dangerous Lad has to go back!
And..Siddhesh Lad opens his IPL career account with a six. Good start from Mumbai Indians, 11 of the first over!
Kings XI Punjab 197/4 in 20 overs vs Mumbai Indians (KL Rahul 100*, Hardik Pandya 2/57)
19th Over: 6,4,6,6,1,2 - 25 of Hardik Pandya's over! Where were you all this while KL Rahul? - Just 8 runs away from his maiden IPL ton. After 19 overs, it's 184/4.
KL Rahul is stamping his authority on opposition! With the form he is in, he is definitely boarding the flight to England for upcoming World Cup. After 18 overs, it's 159/4.
4,4,W - Story of Sam Curran's innings! After 17.3 overs, it's 151/4.
WICKET: The ball hits the toe end of the bat and couldn't clear the fine leg fielder. Straight into the hands of Rahul Chahar. Hardik Pandya picks his second!
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Mumbai picks second wicket in no time. Miller out for Dhoni's jersey number - 7. After 15 overs, it's 131/2.
So Mumbai Indians has been able to slow things down a bit. Chris Gayle's dismissal has put Kings XI Punjab on the back seat. This remains to be seen if KXIP can end their innings well. After 14 overs, it's 121/1.
WICKET: Finally, some respite for Mumbai Indians! Universe Boss departs! Good over by Jason Behrendorff - picks first wicket!
We at News Nation are getting a smell, you want to know what's that? - Chris Gayle may break his individual T20 record today! He is looking too good at Wankhede.
100 up for Kings XI Punjab and it's yet another half-century for the Universe Boss!
The gam is drifting away from Mumbai Indians here. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle look well-settled at the crease as their partnership notch up to 86 in 9 overs, which is just a little less than 10 runs per over. If the duo can continue at this pace, 220 looks within KXIP's range.
The powerplay belongs to Kings XI Punjab. Both Gayle and Rahul assessed the conditions well, took their time and now hammering the opposition all-around the ground. After 6 overs, it's 50/0.
Kings XI Punjab is off to a cautious start here. Both batsman trying to settle in before going down town. After 2 overs, it's 4/0.
Umpires are out in the middle. Mumbai Indians in last hurdle! And we are all set!
Okay, so Pollard is captaining the side today for Mumbai Indians!
ALERT: The news from the centre is Rohit Sharma was injured during the practise yesterday and hasn't taken the field yet. Who will be captaining in his absence?
The toss is scheduled to happen in 30 minutes time. How excited are you? Can we see a return of Yuvraj Singh in Mumbai Indians lineup? Will Lasith Malinga get a game ahaead of Mr. Joseph?
Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter as Mumbai Indians host Kings XI Punjab. Last time two teams played, Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious. This remains to be seen if the results would be any different this time around.