LIVE BLOG| SCORECARD | Target for KXIP – 177
End of 8th over: An expensive start from Rahul Chahar. 9 from from it including a boundary. KXIP 71/1
6.5 overs: SIX! Slower ball from Kieron Pollard but was in the arc of Chris Gayle. Picks it up early and just crushes it straight down the ground for his second maximum. KXIP 62/1
50 up for Kings XI Punjab!
KL Rahul 30* off 16
Chris Gayle 7* 0ff 9
KXIP 50/1 after 5.5 overs, need another 127 runs off 85 balls
5.3 overs: SIX! Super strike from KL Rahul. Short from Trent Boult and KL hits it over the deep fence for a 83-metre long six. Just times the ball to perfection. KXIP 46/1
4.3 overs: SIX! A colossal strike from ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle off Nathan Coulter-Nile. Takes a couple of steps down the track and slaps the ball over long-on fence. KXIP 40/1
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3.3 overs: OUT! Jasprit Bumrah strikes in his first over. Removes Mayank Agarwal for 11. Inside edge and the ball just clips the bails on its way to wicketkeeper QDK. KXIP 33/1
2.5 overs: SIX! And now a cracking six over cover. Sensational striking from KL Rahul. Over-pitched from Trent Boult and KL just smacks the ball over the fence. KL is looking to make most of the fielding restrictions at the moment. KXIP 28/0
2.3 overs: FOUR! FOUR! KL Rahul now gets going from the other end. Collects back-to-back boundaries off Trent Boult on either side of the wicket. KXIP 22/0
End of 2nd over: A tidy start from Krunal Pandya from the other end. Just 4 from his first over. Trent Boult to continue for Mumbai. KXIP 13/0
End of 1st over: An eventful first over from Trent Boult. A boundary and a lucky reprieve for Mayank Agarwal in that over. Krunal Pandya to share the new ball with Boult from the other end. KXIP 9/0
0.2 overs: FOUR! Mayank Agarwal is up and running straightaway in this chase of 177. First-ball four for him. Outside off from Trent Boult and Mayank just hits it over the short third-man fielder to collect the first boundary for his team. KXIP 5/0
KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal are out in the middle to start this 177-run chase for Kings XI Punjab. Trent Boult has the new ball in hand for Mumbai Indians. A slip in place for him. Rahul on strike. Here we go!
Mumbai Indians post 176/6 against Kings XI Punjab
Quinton de Kock 53
Kieron Pollard 34*
Mohammed Shami 2/30
Innings Break!A fantastic flourish for MI at the end there. An unbeaten 57-run partnership between Pollard and NC… https://t.co/lS1Ic4upJ3
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End of 20th over: Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile collect 20 runs from Chris Jordan’s final over of the innings. Mumbai Indians have got a competitive total on the board after a horrendous start. Quinton de Kock (53) was the architect of the innings and Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile (57-run partnership of 21 balls) finish things off in style for Mumbai. A tough total to chase for Kings XI Punjab in this must win game.
19.1 overs: SIX! Short from Chris Jordan and Kieron Pollard deposits the ball into the top tear in the deep mid-wicket region. A terrific start to the final over. MI 162/6
18.4 overs: SIX! Smoked! Nathan Coulter-Nile deposits the short ball from Mohammed Shami over the deep square-leg fence. That was in the arc for Coulter-Nile and he wasted no time on that one. 150 also comes up for Mumbai with that thunderous strike! MI 152/6
End of 18th over: An expensive 18th over from Arshdeep Singh. Leaks 22 runs in it including a couple of fours and sixes. Mohammed Shami to now bowl the penultimate over of the innings. MI 144/6
17.1 overs: SIX! Full-length delivery from Arshdeep Singh and Kieron Pollard smacks it straight down the ground to collect his first maximum. MI 128/6
16.3 overs: OUT! Chris Jordan now gets the big wicket of set Quinton de Kock. De Kock tries to hoick Jordan over the deep fence but only manages the toe end of his bat. Mayank Agarwal completes a simple catch coming in from the fence. De Kock falls for 53. MI 120/6
15.3 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami removes Hardik Pandya cheaply. Short outside off from Shami and Hardik goes after it. Mistimes and hits the ball straight to Nicholas Pooran at sweeper cover. Hardik departs for 8. MI 116/5
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50 for Quinton de Kock!
His fourth in the last five innings. And he has been on a roll for Mumbai Indians this season after a slow start. Gets to his 14th IPL fifty off 39 balls. QDK has anchored this MI innings beautifully so far. MI 113/4 after 14.5 overs
14.2 overs: FOUR! SIX! QDK has teed off in style. Collects back-to-back boundaries off Murugan Ashwin. De Kock moves to 49.
13.6 overs: SIX! First-ball six for Hardik Pandya. He doesn’t need any time to settle in. Smacks the last ball of Ravi Bishnoi’s over, over the deep extra-cover fence. 100 comes up for Mumbai Indians after 14 overs. MI 102/4
13.5 overs: OUT! Ravi Bishnoi gets his first wicket of the match. Krunal Pandya tries to sweep him but only manages a top edge. Deepak Hooda in the deep completes a good catch. Krunal departs for 34. MI 96/4
12.2 overs: FOUR! Googly from Murugan Ashwin but drops it short. Krunal handsomely pulls it in the deep mid-wicket region to collect four runs. MI 87/3
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End of 12th over: An excellent first over from Ravi Bishnoi. Just 3 from it. Murugan Ashwin to continue from the other end. MI 83/3
10.4 overs: SIX! Short and on the leg side from Deepak Hooda and QDK comfortably dispatches it over the square-leg fence. MI 78/3
Halfway through! And Quinton de Kock (27*) and Krunal Pandya (25*) are batting very sensibly at the moment to help Mumbai Indians recover from the early jolts. 10 runs from Murugan Ashwin’s first over including a couple of boundaries. MI 70/3after 10 overs
9.2 overs: FOUR! Lucky! Thich outside edge off Krunal Pandya’s bat and the ball goes right past Chris Gayle at first slip. Good start this has been from Murugan Ashwin. MI 64/3
End of 9th over: Glenn Maxwell finishes his quota for the evening with a 7-run over. His figures for today: 4-0-24-0. MI 60/3
7.3 overs: SIX! Terrific strike from Krunal Pandya. Goes over covers off Chris Jordan and deposits the ball into the stands. Times it to perfection. 50 comes up for Mumbai Indians with that beautiful strike. MI 52/3
The Captain asked for three wickets in the powerplay and the bowlers have done the job 👌#MI 43/3 after 6 overs.… https://t.co/BkuNozCIOZ
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End of powerplay!
Excellent first six overs for Kings XI Punjab. Their pacers have rattled Mumbai Indians top order right at the start. MI are 3 down and they will now need a big inning from QDK to take them to a decent total. MI 43/3 after 6 overs
5.1 overs: OUT! Second wicket for Arshdeep Singh. Short outside off from him and Ishan Kishan goes after it. Hits it straight down the throat of the third-man fielder. Ishan falls for 7 and Mumbai are now in big trouble early in this clash. MI 38/3
4.4 overs: FOUR! Terrific placement this time from Ishan Kishan on the leg side off Glenn Maxwell. Dissects the gap beautifully between the long-on and deep fielder. MI 37/2
3.3 overs: OUT! And now Mohammed Shami removes Suryakumar Yadav from the other end. Into the pads and Surya hits the ball straight to Murugan Ashwin at short mid-wicket. A four-ball duck for Surya. Terrific start for Kings XI Punjab in this must win game. MI 24/2
2.5 overs: OUT! Big wicket early for Kings XI Punjab! Arshdeep Singh cleans up Rohit Sharma for 9. Angled-away delivery from left-hander Arshdeep and Rohit tries to guide it to third man. Inside edge and the ball crashes onto his stumps. MI 23/1
2.3 overs: SIX! First of the match. Arshdeep strays down the leg side and in-form QKD launches it in to the fine leg fence. A cracking shot from De Kock. MI 22/0
End of 2nd over: 9 from Mohammed Shami’s first over including a couple of boundaries. Medium pacer Arshdeep Singh now comes in for Maxwell. MI 15/0
1.4 overs: FOUR! Poor start from Mohammed Shami. On the leg side this time from him and Rohit just guides the ball to the fine-leg fence. MI 15/0
1.1 overs: FOUR! QDK welcomes Shami with a boundary first-ball. Wide outside off from Shami and De Kock slams it to the deep backward point fence. MI 10/0
End of 1st over: A decent start from Glenn Maxwell. 6 from his first over including a boundary. Mohammed Shami to share the new ball with Maxwell from the other end. MI 6/0
Meanwhile, the KKR-SRH encounter has gone into the Super Over. The third tied encounter of the season. What a contest it has been between KKR and SRH. Nerve-wrecking!
Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle to start the innings for Mumbai Indians. Glenn Maxwell has the new ball in hand for Kings XI Punjab. Rohit on strike. Here we go!
Playing XI for both teams!
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Captains at the toss!
Rohit Sharma: “We’re having a bat first. We want to put runs on the board, the team has done well doing that. We don’t need to change that. It is an important game for us and putting runs on the board would be ideal. The team has looked balanced. Guys have put their hands up in different situations. Bumrah is an important cog and him doing well reflects the team performance. We’re going in with the same team.”
KL Rahul: “We’re at that stage where the toss doesn’t matter. We need to show energy and try to win everything from here. Last game was too close for comfort but we needed a win like that to get over the line. We’re also going in with the same team.”
Toss news: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma wins toss, opts to bat against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai
Pitch report: “Same track as the one used yesterday afternoon. It hasn’t changed since RR scored 177 here yesterday, but it looks a little drier. Spinners did a good job yesterday going for about 8 an over in general. Not much turn, but it will turn a little bit today. Be wary of the spinners, but also be wary of the short boundaries on one side, ranging from 61 to 65 meters behind square for the right-hander. No wind around to intervene, but 165-170 should be enough. If you bowl well, you should be all right,” said Simon Doull.
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Players from both the teams are out in the middle, warming up ahead of the crucial clash. We are just minutes away from the toss.
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