IPL 2018: MI vs KXIP Preview


IPL 2018: MI vs KXIP Preview

Andrew Tye again bowled a wonderful bowling spell where he took four wickets after giving just 16 runs in his quota of four overs.

KL Rahul's sensational 94-run knock against Mumbai Indians on Wednesday night wasn't enough for the Kings XI Punjab to cement their position in the race for a top-four spot.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma and Kings XI Punjab captain Ravichandran Ashwin. The match turned out a nail-biter as every team had their share of opportunities to overpower each other. While this tradition goes back to the football games but it is for the first time that any such thing has been witnessed in cricket.

McClenaghan had 16 runs to defend with Axar Patel and an out-of-form Yuvraj Singh in the middle and he bowled a mix of wide yorkers, length deliveries and bouncers to seal Mumbai's three-run win. Then Pollard scored a half-century in 23 balls. For this, Jasprit Bumrah played the major role of destruction as achieved the match figures of 4-0-15-3 which included the key 17th and 19th overs where the major damage was done. Mumbai Indians is ranked 6th out of 8 teams with 10 points in 12 matches - winning five and losing seven games. After a cautious start, Krunal stuck two consecutive sixes and a four in the 12th over off Marcus Stonis, while Pollard followed it up with two sixes and as many fours in the next two overs. Jasprit Bumrah won the "Man of the Match" for his magnificent display of death bowling. Even before MI, or Wankhede, could come to terms with what was happening, Tye picked up his 23rd scalp of the season by inducing an edge for the keeper off Suryakumar Yadav's bat, to leave the home team stuttering at 59 for 3.

"In the first half I was still looking good and I was hitting the ball to get up to 50-60 and then I'd find myself sitting in the dugout and seeing my team struggle sometimes". Bumrah gave just 4 runs, but more importantly, got rid of Finch and Marcus Stoinis in that over.

4- Punjab's Lokesh Rahul has scored 468 runs in IPL 2018 while chasing any target - Highest by any batsman in a single season.

Punjab needed 17 runs in the last over and McCleneghan bowled the last over, which was a thriller and Mumbai clinched the victory from Punjab by three runs.

The Pandya brothers - Hardik and Krunal - will also need to dish out something special if they are to stand any chance of making it to the final four.



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