IPL 2018, MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians resurgence continues

IPL 2018 MI Vs KXIP Highlights Bumrah guides MI to sensational 3-run Rahuls 94 goes in vain

IPL 2018 MI Vs KXIP Highlights Bumrah guides MI to sensational 3-run Rahuls 94 goes in vain

Pollard played an outstanding inning of 50 runs off only 23 deliveries and smashed 5 fours and 3 sixes.

Rahul and Chris Gayle gave Kings XI run chase a fiery start.

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Match Predictions - Statistically, Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians always had neck-to-neck contests and out of 21 matches played, Mumbai managed to win 11 and Kings XI Punjab won 10 games. It seemed freakish that Ashwin was not bowling, given Mumbai Indians were four down and had left-hander Krunal and Pollard, who prefers pace to spin, at the wicket. Mujib did not play in the last match.

Mumbai might think that they have an edge ahead of today's match as they had beaten KXIP in their last encounter at Indore, but in the present scenario with the playoffs in sight, it all boils down to a battle of nerves.

After Gayle's dismissal, it was Aaron Finch and KL Rahul who took the responsibility of taking their team to victory in the run chase. Both Mumbai and Punjab have played 12-12 matches, with five wins and seven losses Mumbai has 1o points, and they are now 6th at the points table, while their opponent, has won six games out of 12. If KXIP lose, it will be very tough for them to qualify for the playoffs.

Rahul slams sixth fifty KXIP going well
IPL 2018: MI Vs KXIP, Highlights: Bumrah guides MI to sensational 3-run; Rahul's 94 goes in vain

IPL Points Table Defending 17 off final over, Mitchell McClenaghan (2/37) gave away just two runs and took the wicket of Yuvraj Singh to change the equation to 15 off 3 balls.

The 50th match of Indian Premier League is between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab. Tye, who took his third four-wicket bag in four matches, castled the big-hitting Evin Lewis first ball through the gates, the ball angling in nicely to the left-hander and beating the forward-pushing West Indian. Overall, they have posted six wins out of 12 games. The two teams have previously met in this year's IPL, with Mumbai beating Punjab on that occasion in Indore.

However, Krunal Pandya and Kieron Pollard steadied the innings for the home side.

Both batsmen fell in successive overs as Krunal was deceived by Marcus Stoinis slower delivery and pulled it to short fine leg. Save his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore here, Rohit has failed to perform to his potential and MI need him in cracking form, backed up by the Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal.

The target wasn't an overly daunting one, but Punjab's batting hasn't been in the greatest of forms barring KL Rahul and Chris Gayle.

McClenaghan then successfully defended 17 from the final over to see Mumbai victorious in a final-over thriller, the kind of which they were consistently losing during their poor start to the tournament.

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