Riding on opener Parthiv Patel's 81-run knock first Mumbai put up a formidable total of 190. And then, their bowlers picked up wickets at crucial junctures of the match to defend the total successfully.
Kings XI Punjab Innings
Over 20 || Score 164/7 (Miller 30, Mohit 0)
Bumrah to bowl the final over. Four runs came from the first three balls. 4th ball was pulled for a six by Miller. Then came a double and a single off the last two ball. And with that Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab quite convincingly by 25 runs.
Over 19 || Score 151/7 (Miller 19)
McClenaghan to bowl the penultimate over. Axar and Johnson also got Out! KXIP have lost wickets in a heap. Ten came from the over. KXIP need 39 runs from 6 balls. Match is all but over for KXIP.
MG Johnson b McClenaghan 1 (2b)
AR Patel b McClenaghan 0 (2b)
Over 18 || Score 141/5 (Axar 0, Miller 11)
Bumrah straightaway gave MI the most crucial wicket of Maxwell. Off the fifth last ball, the seamer picked up his 3rd wicket of the match as he got the better of Naik. KXIP need 49 runs from 12 balls.
NS Naik b Bumrah 1 (3b)
GJ Maxwell b Bumrah 56 (39b)
Over 17 || Score 139/3 (Maxwell 56, Miller 10)
McClenaghan with his 3rd over. Excellent over by pacer as he conceded mere six runs at the crucial juncture of the march. KXIP need 51 runs from 18 balls.
Over 16 || Score 133/3 (Maxwell 52, Miller 8)
Skipper David Miller has walked into the middle. Maxwell picked up a double off the first ball to complete his fifty. Miller hit Pollard for a six off the fifth ball. KXIP need 57 runs from 24 balls.
Over 15 || Score 121/3 (Maxwell 48)
Southee back into the attack. 2nd ball was a slower one by the New Zealand seamer. But Maxwell read it well and clobbered it over long on for massive six. Marsh Out! Finally the pacer broke the dangerous partnership.
SE Marsh c Rayudu b Southee 45 (34b)
Over 14 || Score 112/2 (Maxwell 40; Marsh 44)
Bhajji leaked ten runs as Marsh launched the bowler for a six off the last ball over cow corner.
Over 13 || Score 102/2 (Maxwell 38; Marsh 36)
Bumrah back in action. Decent over by the seamer, leaked mere seven in it. Batting side crossed the 100-run mark. KXIP need 88 runs from 42 balls.
Over 12 || Score 95/2 (Maxwell 34; Marsh 34)
Bhajji to continue. Maxwell played a cracking shot towards extra covers to get a boundary. Offie conceded seven in the over.
Over 11 || Score 88/2 (Maxwell 28; Marsh 33)
Kieron Pollard to bowl the over. Maxwell hit two consecutive boundaries inside the first three balls to put the bowler under pressure. Good over for KXIP as 13 came from it. Maxwell and Marsh have also added 50-run partnership for the third wicket.
Over 10 || Score 75/2 (Maxwell 19; Marsh 29)
Bhajji with his 2nd over. Last ball was slogged by Maxwell towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Still mere seven came in the over. KXIP need a lot of such hits to seal the game.
Over 9 || Score 68/2 (Maxwell 14; Marsh 27)
Krunal to continue. Fifth ball was pulled for a boundary by Marsh towards mid-wicket. Expensive over by the spinner as he leaked 11 runs.
Over 8 || Score 57/2 (Maxwell 11; Marsh 19)
Veteran cricketer Harbhajan Singh to bowl his first over. Third ball was wide and short by the offie and Marsh cut it for a boundary towards gully region. Bhajji conceded seven in the over.
Over 7 || Score 50/2 (Maxwell 10; Marsh 13)
Spin for the first time as Krunal Pandya has been introduced into the attack. Marsh hit a boundary off the 4th ball. Left-arm spinner gave ten from the over, and with that KXIP touched the 50-run mark.
Over 6 || Score 40/2 (Maxwell 8; Marsh 6)
Maxwell smashed his first boundary off the fourth ball as he hit Southee towards fine leg. Seven from the over.
Over 5 || Score 33/2 (Maxwell 1; Marsh 6)
Premier bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been given the ball. Vohra Out! Bumrah picked up his first wicket as he sent Vohra back in the hut. Destructive batsman Glenn Maxwell has come to the middle.
M Vohra c Buttler b Bumrah 7 (11b)
Over 4 || Score 28/1 (Vohra 5; Marsh 4)
McClenaghan with his 2nd over. No boundary from the over as the left-arm seamer gave seven runs.
Over 3 || Score 21/1 (Vohra 2; Marsh 0)
Southee to continue. 4th ball was smacked into the stands by Vijay towards mid-wicket. But bowler took a revenge soon by sending the batsman back to the pavilion off the next ball. Shaun Marsh is the new man in.
M Vijay c Buttler b Southee 19 (13b)
Over 2 || Score 10/0 (Vohra 0; Vijay 10)
McClenaghan started off his over with a boundary from Vijay's willow. In the fifth ball, Vijay again hit a boundary to get nine from the over.
Over 1 || Score 1/0 (Vohra 0; Vijay 1)
Southee to start the bowling proceeding for Mumbai, while, Manan Vohra and Murali Vijay have come to open the innings for Punjab. Vijay was dropped by Karunal Pandya at mid-on. Single from the over.
Mumbai Indians Innings
Over 20 || Score 189/6 (Krunal 0)
Mohit Sharma to bowl the last over of the innings. Two doubles came from the first two balls. Next two were dot balls. Wickets in the last two balls. What an over mere four runs came from it, along with two wickets.
HH Pandya c Miller b Sharma 4 (2b)
KA Pollard c Sandeep Sharma b Sharma 10 (9b)
Over 19 || Score 185/3 (Hardik 4; Pollard 6)
Johnson to bowl the 2nd last over of the innings. Four runs came from the first three balls. Parthiv Out after scoring 81 runs! Hardik Pandya joined Pollard in the middle and he hit a boundary off the first ball he faced. Nine runs from the over.
PA Patel c Marsh b Johnson 81 (58b)
Over 18 || Score 176/4 (Parthiv 80; Pollard 2)
Mohit with another over. Buttler played two consecutive scoop shots to collect two boundaries. Bowler looked clueless and skipper Miller tad-worried. Buttler Out! Bowler has the last laugh as he clean bowled the right hander. Pollard has walked into the middle.
JC Buttler b Sharma 24 (13b)
Over 17 || Score 165/2 (Parthiv 79; Buttler 16)
Sandeep Sharma to bowl the over. Innovation at its best as Buttler placed the ball towards wicket-keepers head to get an easy boundary. Nine runs came from the over.
Over 16 || Score 156/2 (Parthiv 78; Buttler 9)
Sahu back into the attack. First ball was launched towards deep square leg for a massive six by Parthiv. Following his partner, Buttler, who is new to the crease, too hit his first six towards long on. The spinner leaked 16 in the over.
Over 15 || Score 140/2 (Parthiv 70; Buttler 1)
Axar Patel to bowl his last over. After hitting the bowler for a six and a boundary, Rayudu gave a simple catch to Vohra at mid-wicket. Jos Buttler is the new man in.
AT Rayudu c Vohra b Patel 65 (37b)
Over 14 || Score 125/1 (Parthiv 68; Rayudu 53)
2nd ball by Johnson was dispatched towards extra covers by Parthiv to get a boundary. After a gap of one ball, the southpaw pulled the pacer for another boundary, this time towards cow corner. Sloppy fielding by KXIP is costing them dearly. 11 from the over.
Over 13 || Score 114/1 (Parthiv 58; Rayudu 52)
Mohit Sharma back into the attack. Parthiv took a single off the 2nd ball to reach the 50-run mark. The left-hander used 41 balls to touch the mark. Rayudu and Parthiv have also added 100 runs for the 2nd wicket. Parthiv celebrated his half-century by hitting two consecutive boundaries off the last two balls.
Over 12 || Score 101/1 (Parthiv 47; Rayudu 51)
Axar with his 3rd over. Rayudu hit 6, 4, 1 off the first three balls to complete his fifty. He took mere 31 balls to reach the mark, with the help of four boundaries and two sixes. MI also crossed the 100-run mark in the over. 14 runs came from the over.
Over 11 || Score 87/1 (Parthiv 46; Rayudu 39)
Sahu to continue. In last five overs MI have collected 45 runs. Last ball was launched for six by Parthiv as the bowler conceded 10 runs in the over.
Over 10 || Score 77/1 (Parthiv 38; Rayudu 37)
Axar Patel with his 2nd over. Parthiv his riding on his luck today. The southpaw hit a lucky boundary in the fifth ball. Eight from the over.
Over 9 || Score 69/1 (Parthiv 32; Rayudu 35)
Pardeep Sahu to bowl his first over. Sahu was hit for a boundary by Rayudu towards point region. But off the next ball Patel dropped a simple catch of the batsman. Sloppy fielding by the home team. Nine from the over. Nine from the over.
Over 8 || Score 60/1 (Parthiv 30; Rayudu 28)
Glenn Maxwell into the attack for the first time. Rayudu smacked the offie for a six over long on to collect 11 from the over. Mumbai also crossed 50-run mark.
Over 7 || Score 49/1 (Parthiv 29; Rayudu 18)
Mohit Sharma with his opening over. Patel hit a boundary in the over towards third man as Mumbai got ten from the over.
Over 6 || Score 39/1 (Parthiv 23; Rayudu 15)
Johnson back to roll his arm. First ball was drove towards mid-on by Rayudu as he collected another boundary. Patel got out in the 3rd ball but it turned out to be a foot no-ball. Patel then slapped the bowler for two consecutive boundaries as the pacer leaked 14 runs in the over.
Over 5 || Score 25/1 (Parthiv 15; Rayudu 10)
Sandeep Sharma to continue. Rayudu hit his first boundary of the match in the fifth ball towards long on. Seven came from the over.
Over 4 || Score 18/1 (Parthiv 14; Rayudu 4)
Left arm-spinner Axar Patel has come as a first bowling change after the 3rd over. Seven runs came in the last two overs. Mumbai can't afford to lose one more wicket here.
Over 2 || Score 11/1 (Parthiv 10; Rayudu 1)
Mumbai Indian off to a poor start as they lost their skipper in the 2nd ball of the innings. Superb ball by Sandeep to undone Rohit. But in the next over, Parthiv Patel hit Mitchell Johnson for two boundaries to collect nine from that over.
RG Sharma c Naik bSandeep Sharma 0 (2b)
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Kings XI Punjab have won the TOSS and decided to bowl first.
Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES of the Indian Premier League's 21st match, which is being played between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Chandigarh.
Even though it's an away game and they are struggling to play as a unit, Mumbai Indians will still fancy their chances when they lock horns with David Miller-led Punjab franchise.
For Mumbai, Rohit and Krunal Pandya are the two players who have impressed so far.
Two-time title winners, MI slumped to defeats in both their home matches this season to IPL debutants Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions and have now lost a game in their away campaign as well.
On the other hand, KXIP's batting has not been very consistent with only Manan Vohra putting up decent scores and others falling short of expectations.
It's high time that likes of Miller, Glenn Maxwell and Vohra come good with the bat as Shaun Marsh has been good in the last two games.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (capt), Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Jos Buttler, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ambati Rayudu, Kieron Pollard, Harbhajan Singh, Jagadeesha Suchith, Tim Southee, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, R Vinay Kumar, Corey Anderson, Unmukht Chand, Marchant de Lange, Siddhesh Lad, Kishore Kamath, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Punia, Nitish Rana, Jitesh Sharma, Nathu Singh, Akshay Wakhare, Martin Guptill.
Kings XI Punjab: David Miller (capt), Kyle Abbott, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Anureet Singh, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Nikhil Naik, Shardul Thakur.
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