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Indian Premier League, 2017, Match 22

Kings XI Punjab 198/4 (20.0)
Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets
Mumbai Indians 199/2 (15.3)

Kings XI Punjab innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Hashim Amla
not out
104 60 8 6 173.33
Shaun Marsh
c Kieron Pollard b Mitchell McClenaghan
26 21 5 0 123.81
Wriddhiman Saha (W)
b Krunal Pandya
11 15 0 0 73.33
Glenn Maxwell (C)
b Jasprit Bumrah
40 18 4 3 222.22
Marcus Stoinis
c Kieron Pollard b Mitchell McClenaghan
1 3 0 0 33.33
Axar Patel
not out
4 5 0 0 80
Total 198/4 (20.0)
Run Rate : 9.9
To bat: Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Swapnil Singh, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Ishant Sharma
Fall Of Wickets:

1-46 (Shaun Marsh 5.5 ov), 2-80 (Wriddhiman Saha 11 ov), 3-163 (Glenn Maxwell 16.3 ov), 4-166 (Marcus Stoinis 17.2 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Hardik Pandya 2 0 18 0 9
Mitchell McClenaghan 4 0 46 2 11.5
Harbhajan Singh 2 0 12 0 6
Lasith Malinga 4 0 58 0 14.5
Krunal Pandya 4 0 29 1 7.25
Jasprit Bumrah 4 0 30 1 7.5

Mumbai Indians innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Parthiv Patel (W)
c Glenn Maxwell b Marcus Stoinis
37 18 4 2 205.56
Jos Buttler
c Glenn Maxwell b Mohit Sharma
77 37 7 5 208.11
Nitish Rana
not out
62 34 0 7 182.35
Hardik Pandya
not out
15 4 2 1 375
Total 199/2 (15.3)
Run Rate : 12.84
To bat: Rohit Sharma (C), Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit Bumrah
Fall Of Wickets:

1-81 (Parthiv Patel 5.5 ov), 2-166 (Jos Buttler 13.1 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Sandeep Sharma 3 0 39 0 13
Ishant Sharma 4 0 58 0 14.5
Mohit Sharma 2.3 0 29 1 11.6
Marcus Stoinis 2 0 28 1 14
Axar Patel 2 0 20 0 10
Swapnil Singh 2 0 22 0 11
Match Info
Venue Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Toss Mumbai Indians
Umpires Marais Erasmus (SA),Chettithody Shamshuddin (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND)
Match Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
So, Mumbai continue their dominance this season. Punjab, on the other hand, will be running for shelter after a shock they received down their spine. They seriously need to buck up. That's all from us for today. Indian T20 League will continue to trundle. Tomorrow Kolkata will host Gujarat at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join us for that. Until then, it's goodbye from us. Cheers!
Rohit Sharma said he felt incredible to be a part of this game but we feel more than that in bringing it to you. Spare a thought for our fingers (pun intended). Shouldn't be complaining as it's our job. But surely you should spare a thought for Hashim Amla. Someone who has not scored a ton in this format before, scored one today but still saw his side end on the losing side, quite disheartening!
Man of the Match, Jos Buttler feels that he has been in good touch in the tournament. Says that he is happy that he could contribute to the team's cause. Feels that it was a good wicket and the ground was small too. Opines that it was a good toss to win because even 200 was not enough. Mentions that it was great to chase such a big score from ball one as it allowed him to play his shots freely.
Rohit Sharma calls it an incredible game. Mentions that it reminded him of the 2014 game against Rajasthan where they chased 195 in 14.4 overs. Says that to chase such a big total in 15.3 overs was fantastic. Praises Hashim Amla for his knock. Opines that the atmosphere in the dressing room after the first innings was calm, they believed that they could chase this total down as the ground is quite small. Also mentions that the start given by Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler was amazing. Feels that Parthiv has worked very hard and adds that he was great in the domestic season too. Thinks that it is necessary to look into the performance of his star bowlers too. Says that it is an area they can improve on and the management is backing them. Adds that this is just the first half of the tournament, so it is vital not to lose the momentum now. Hopes that the winning run is not broken and that they stay focused.
Glenn Maxwell says that the conditions were pretty fair for the batters. Thinks that 198 was a par total. Mentions that Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh's batting were the positives. Feels that Buttler played beautifully. Reveals that they tried the slower ones, bumpers but the English batsman was hitting them all away. Ends by saying that their next game is against Gujarat in Rajkot where the pitch will again help the batsmen so no respite for his bowlers.
Much to everyone's surprise, the required run rate never came into the picture. A dream chase from Rohit's men has now put them on top of the points table. Simply outstanding! None of the Punjab bowlers were spared. All of them suffered a monstrous hammering and that will surely haunt them for quite a long time. Presentation coming up your way quickly. Stay with us...
Parthiv Patel departed after a quickfire knock but that didn't hamper their progress. The surprise package of the season for Mumbai, Nitish Rana walked out and quickly got into the mix. He smashed 7 maximums and not even a single boundary, that's something spectacular. Buttler and Rana added another 85-run stand and both scored their respective fifties to almost seal the deal.
Well, that got over in the blink of an eye! Agreed, Mumbai had firepower in their batting line-up but to be honest nobody would have thought that they will make a mockery of this run chase. Chasing a humongous target of 199, Parthiv Patel and Jos Buttler got them off to a blazing start. Together they smashed 81 off 35 balls and set the tone for the chase.
15.3: M Sharma to N Rana, SIX! MUMBAI WIN BY 8 WICKETS WITH 27 BALLS TO SPARE! What a performance this from the visitors! Coming to the ball, it was a short delivery around leg, Rana goes back and hooks it over backward square leg for a maximum. Think Mumbai have a flight to catch tonight. They have finished this chase in no time!
15.2: M Sharma to N Rana, Rana drives this full length ball through covers for a couple of runs.
15.1: M Sharma to N Rana, Full and outside off, Rana pats it towards point. Hardik Pandya starts running but his partner shouts no. The fielder there hurls a throw at the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit, Pandya would have been in trouble.
Time out taken!
End of over 15 (21 runs): Mumbai Indians 191/2 ( H Pandya 15 (4b 2x4 1x6), N Rana 54 (31b 0x4 6x6), I Sharma 4-0-58-0)
14.6: I Sharma to H Pandya, FOUR! Oh poor Ishant has leaked 21 runs off his last over! A low full toss again, Pandya drives it down the ground. Gurkeerat Singh Mann runs across from long on to stop it but fails. 14 off the last three balls for Hardik Pandya.
14.5: I Sharma to H Pandya, FOUR! And again! Sharma bowls a full toss, outside off, Pandya lofts it over mid off. The fielder there gives a chase only to come second.
14.4: I Sharma to H Pandya, SIX! How has he hit that? Outstanding! Good length delivery in the line of the stumps, Pandya stands in his crease and slap-pulls it over long on for a biggie. Jonty Rhodes, the Mumbai fielding coach, has loved that shot and is applauding it.
14.3: I Sharma to N Rana, Yorker around off, Rana squeezes it out to covers for a single.
14.2: I Sharma to N Rana, Full and on off stump, Rana defends it.
4th Indian T20 League fifty for Nitish Rana! He continues to impress, what consistency!
14.1: I Sharma to N Rana, SIX! Back of a length delivery in the line of the stumps, Rana tries to pull it but top edges it over the keeper's head for a biggie. This lad has been amazing this season. He has grabbed his opportunities with both his hands.
End of over 14 (4 runs): Mumbai Indians 170/2 ( N Rana 47 (28b 0x4 5x6), H Pandya 1 (1b 0x4 0x6), M Sharma 2-0-21-1)
13.6: M Sharma to N Rana, Length ball, Rana drives it through mid off. Single taken.
13.5: M Sharma to H Pandya, Pandya runs this length ball to third man for a run.
13.4: M Sharma to N Rana, Slower delivery, Nitish drives it through the off side for a single.
13.3: M Sharma to N Rana, Rana taps this length ball towards point.
13.3: M Sharma to N Rana, Wide! Bangs it short, Rana decides to leave it alone. The ball was well over his height though and the umpire spreads his arms to signal a wide.
13.2: M Sharma to N Rana, Shortish and slower on the leg stump, Rana tries to work it to fine leg but gets rapped on the thigh pad.
Hardik Pandya is the new man in, replacing Buttler!
13.1: M Sharma to Jos Buttler, OUT! Mohit strikes... but a tad too late? Bowls a slower and a length ball, outside off, Buttler tries to go over long off. But he mistimes it, the ball goes high in the air. Maxwell runs behind from mid off and pouches the catch safely. Buttler is disappointed, he had a chance to get a century here. Anyway, he walks off to a good applause.
Mohit Sharma comes back.
End of over 13 (16 runs): Mumbai Indians 166/1 ( N Rana 45 (24b 0x4 5x6), Jos Buttler 77 (36b 7x4 5x6), S Sharma 3-0-39-0)
12.6: S Sharma to N Rana, Full and on the sticks, terrific ball and Rana respects the ball with a strong defense.
12.5: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Buttler knocks this fullish delivery through mid off for a single.
12.4: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, SIX! Shortish and around middle, Buttler waits for the ball and pulls it over mid-wicket to score the second maximum of the over. He wants to finish this early.
12.3: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, SIX! Shot of the match for me! Sandeep bowls a low full toss, outside off, Buttler gets under the ball and just slams it flat over covers for a biggie.
12.2: S Sharma to N Rana, Fuller and around off, Nitish pats it towards the off side for a quick single.
12.1: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Full and wide again, Jos slaps it through covers. One run taken.
12.1: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Wide! Full and way outside off, Buttler leaves it alone. Bowl that again, Sandeep.
Sandeep Sharma is back on.
End of over 12 (16 runs): Mumbai Indians 150/1 ( N Rana 44 (22b 0x4 5x6), Jos Buttler 63 (32b 7x4 3x6), S Singh 2-0-22-0)
11.6: S Singh to N Rana, Shortish and outside off, Rana opens the face of the bat and places it towards short third man. The fielder stops the ball but allows them to come back for the second. 150-run mark comes up for Mumbai.
11.5: S Singh to N Rana, Darts it outside off, Nitish looks to go over covers but mistimes it towards the bowler.
11.4: S Singh to Jos Buttler, Flatter and on the sticks, Buttler eases it through long on for a single.
11.3: S Singh to N Rana, Rana pushes this floated delivery through point. One run taken.
11.2: S Singh to N Rana, SIX! A poor ball! Short and outside off, asking to be punished. Rana goes back and smacks it over long on for a maximum. Replays show that he attempted a leg break, but the execution was far from perfect.
11.1: S Singh to N Rana, SIX! Mumbai are attacking all the first balls of the over! Tossed up delivery around middle, Rana gets down and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie.
End of over 11 (11 runs): Mumbai Indians 134/1 ( N Rana 29 (17b 0x4 3x6), Jos Buttler 62 (31b 7x4 3x6), I Sharma 3-0-37-0)
10.6: I Sharma to N Rana, Ouch! Short delivery around leg, Nitish pulls it through fine leg. The ball was in the air and Sandeep Sharma ran in from fine leg to take it. But the ball bounces in front of him and he gets hit in a rather uncomfortable area. Single taken.
10.5: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, Marginally ahead of a length and outside off, Buttler tries to heave it away but it takes the inside edge and rolls through mid-wicket. Single taken.
10.4: I Sharma to N Rana, Back of a length delivery, in the line of the middle stump, Nitish defends it on the up towards the leg side for a sharp single.
50-run stand is up between Buttler and Rana!
10.3: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, Yorker, outside off, Jos jams it out to sweeper cover for a single.
10.2: I Sharma to N Rana, Hurls a length ball, outside off, Rana runs it down to third man for a single.
10.1: I Sharma to N Rana, SIX! Welcome back, Ishant Sharma says Nitish Rana. Sharma hurls a full ball, outside off, Rana kneels and whacks the ball over mid off for a maximum. Maxwell seems disappointed with that delivery from Ishant.
Ishant Sharma is back on!
End of over 10 (6 runs): Mumbai Indians 123/1 ( N Rana 20 (13b 0x4 2x6), Jos Buttler 60 (29b 7x4 3x6), S Singh 1-0-6-0)
9.6: S Singh to N Rana, Comes from around the wicket, bowls it around middle, Rana flicks it through square leg for a single.
9.5: S Singh to Jos Buttler, An arm ball around middle, eased down to long on for a single.
9.4: S Singh to N Rana, Drops it short outside off, cut to deep point for one.
9.3: S Singh to Jos Buttler, Comes down the track and looks to hit it over cover. He slices it in the air and falls well short of the sweeper cover. Again a single taken.
9.2: S Singh to N Rana, Flatter and shorter outside off, Rana looks to fetch it from outside off but ends up dragging it off the inner half towards mid-wicket. A single taken.
9.1: S Singh to Jos Buttler, Full around middle, milked down to long on for a single.
Swapnil Singh is introduced into the attack.
End of over 9 (16 runs): Mumbai Indians 117/1 ( Jos Buttler 57 (26b 7x4 3x6), N Rana 17 (10b 0x4 2x6), A Patel 2-0-20-0)
8.6: A Patel to Jos Buttler, 16 off the over! Darts it around middle, Jos Buttler works it through mid-wicket for a single.
8.5: A Patel to Jos Buttler, SIX! That's smoked! Jos, the Boss! Axar after going flat, opts for a seam up delivery. It hardly matters to Buttler as he camps back and pulls it with authority over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Into the crowd she goes!
8.4: A Patel to N Rana, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. The batsmen have run through for a single.
8.4: A Patel to N Rana, Wide! Full, flat and down the leg side, Rana leaves it alone.
8.3: A Patel to N Rana, SIX! Tonk! Full and outside off, Nitish Rana gets down on one knee and murders the slog sweep over mid-wicket for half a dozen. What a sound that made of the bat!
8.2: A Patel to N Rana, Fires it full and down the leg side, it goes off Rana's pads and dies down.
8.1: A Patel to Jos Buttler, Maiden Indian T20 League fifty for Jos Buttler! He's played a splendid knock so for. Flatter around middle, punched down to long on for a single.
End of over 8 (14 runs): Mumbai Indians 101/1 ( Jos Buttler 49 (23b 7x4 2x6), N Rana 10 (7b 0x4 1x6), M Stoinis 2-0-28-1)
7.6: M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to fine leg. The batsmen have run through for a single.
7.5: M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, FOUR! 100 up for Mumbai and that too in no time! Slower full ball outside off, Buttler backs away and it seems like he has sliced it over extra cover. It doesn't matter as he still fetches himself another boundary.
7.4: M Stoinis to N Rana, Sandeep Sharma with a terrific stop! Shortish outside off, Rana dabs it down to third man. It was racing away to the fence but Sandeep Sharma from third man comes sprinting to his right and dives to stop that one. Just a single taken.
7.3: M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, Buttler moves leg side and Stoinis fires a yorker, the batsman jams it out towards the off side and runs one.
7.2: M Stoinis to N Rana, Fuller and sprayed on off, Rana looks to drive but gets a healthy outside edge down to third man for a single.
7.1: M Stoinis to N Rana, SIX! That's handsomely done! Short of a length delivery on middle and leg, Rana crouches a bit and pulls it over fine leg. That's into the second tier. He's arrived, Nitish Rana, the leading run-scorer for Mumbai!
End of over 7 (5 runs): Mumbai Indians 87/1 ( Jos Buttler 43 (20b 6x4 2x6), N Rana 2 (4b 0x4 0x6), A Patel 1-0-4-0)
6.6: A Patel to Jos Buttler, Buttler once again gives the charge and tries to go big. He misses and is hit on the pads. Just 5 from Axar's first over!
6.5: A Patel to Jos Buttler, Comes down the track and knocks it down to long on for a couple.
6.4: A Patel to N Rana, Leg bye! Darts it around the pads, Rana misses his flick as the ball goes off the pads and rolls towards square leg. Axar appeals for an LBW. Going down leg, maybe. A leg bye taken.
6.3: A Patel to N Rana, Fires it full and outside off, Rana looks to slash it through the line but the ball sneaks under his bat and he gets beaten.
6.2: A Patel to Jos Buttler, Flatter one around middle, pulled off the inner half behind square on the leg side for a single.
6.1: A Patel to N Rana, Axar comes from over the wicket and keeps it full around off, it's flicked through mid on for a single.
Time for spin as Axar Patel is brought into the attack!
Time for the Time Out.
End of over 6 (14 runs): Mumbai Indians 82/1 ( N Rana 1 (1b 0x4 0x6), Jos Buttler 40 (17b 6x4 2x6), M Stoinis 1-0-14-1)
5.6: M Stoinis to N Rana, Good length ball on middle and leg, Rana flicks it towards mid-wicket and is off the mark. 14 and a wicket from the over! Relief for Punjab to some extent!
Nitish Rana is the new man in. Mumbai need 118 off 85 balls.
5.5: M Stoinis to P Patel, OUT! Parthiv departs! A much-needed breakthrough for the hosts! Stoinis bowls a slower one wide outside off, at 105 kph. Parthiv Patel initially moves leg side to slap it, then feels he's too far. Tries to reach out and ends up mistiming it towards mid off. Glenn Maxwell stationed there takes it calmly. Parthiv Patel departs but he's done his job. Now can the hosts capitalize on the breakthrough?
5.4: M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, A short delivery which has been pulled away. One run added to the total.
5.3: M Stoinis to P Patel, In the air... safe! Fuller in length and around off, Patel looks to play the lofted shot but ends up slicing it in the air. He clears the in-field but it falls well short from the man coming in from sweeper cover. A single taken.
5.3: M Stoinis to P Patel, Wide! Slower one but it's too wide outside off and hence called a wide.
5.2: M Stoinis to P Patel, FOUR! 10 off the first two balls! Shortish outside off, Parthiv Patel slaps it through cover-point for a boundary. He's in superb mood tonight!
5.1: M Stoinis to P Patel, SIX! Parthiv welcomes Stoinis into the attack! Back of a length ball, comes nicely off the deck. PP stands put, swivels a touch and pulls it firmly in front of square on the leg side for a biggie. That's dispatched from the sight!
Marcus Stoinis comes on!
End of over 5 (17 runs): Mumbai Indians 68/0 ( Jos Buttler 39 (16b 6x4 2x6), P Patel 26 (14b 3x4 1x6), M Sharma 1-0-17-0)
4.6: M Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! 17 off the over! Slower full ball, dipping in on middle. Buttler stays put and crashes it through wide of mid off for another boundary. He's nailed it!
4.5: M Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! That's too easy for Jos! Mohit drifts one on the pads and Buttler just helps it past the short fine leg fielder's right side. They keep coming for the visitors!
4.4: M Sharma to Jos Buttler, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
4.3: M Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Crunched! Good length delivery on off, it's the slower one at 105 kph, Jos Buttler reads it. He backs away a bit and thumps it past extra cover for a boundary.
4.2: M Sharma to P Patel, Good stop from Sandeep! A length ball on off, Patel punches it to the left of mid off where Sandeep Sharma dives to save a certain boundary. A single taken.
4.1: M Sharma to P Patel, FOUR! What-a-shot! Runs keep coming for Mumbai! Mohit bangs in a short ball outside off, Parthiv Patel waits for it, keeps his bat skywards and plays a perfect ramp shot over Saha for a boundary. That's the start you need when you chase a big score.
Mohit Sharma comes into the attack.
End of over 4 (17 runs): Mumbai Indians 51/0 ( P Patel 21 (12b 2x4 1x6), Jos Buttler 27 (12b 3x4 2x6), I Sharma 2-0-26-0)
3.6: I Sharma to P Patel, Slower one around off, Parthiv looks to tap and run but gets an inside edge past the stumps towards the keeper. They still take a single, good running!
3.5: I Sharma to P Patel, FOUR! Easy peasy for PP! On the pads and all Patel had to do was to get a bit of wood on it. He deflects it off the pads and the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
3.4: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, Slower one around off, pushed towards mid off for one.
3.3: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! A blow to Miller! That was scary! But he looks fine, thank God! Good length ball on off, Buttler makes room and bashes it towards extra cover. Miller, the substitute fielder, there tries to take a reverse cup catch. But his hands were near his face and he mis-judged the ball completely. The ball hits him on the head and rolls further towards the fence for a boundary.
3.2: I Sharma to P Patel, Fuller delivery, whipped to deep square leg for a single.
3.1: I Sharma to P Patel, SIX! Parthiv Patel into the mix now! Good length delivery on the pads, Patel just helps it over backward square leg for a biggie. Beautiful pick up shot, that!
End of over 3 (13 runs): Mumbai Indians 34/0 ( Jos Buttler 22 (10b 2x4 2x6), P Patel 9 (8b 1x4 0x6), S Sharma 2-0-23-0)
2.6: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, SIX! Over the fence! Even before the bowler delivered, Buttler moved leg side. Sandeep tries to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss outside off. Buttler still takes it on and dismisses it over extra cover for half a dozen. Not an easy shot to play, that!
2.5: S Sharma to P Patel, Uppish but safe! Good length ball, nipping back in a bit, Parthiv tucks it a bit uppishly towards mid-wicket and sets off. The fielder collects and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A single taken.
2.4: S Sharma to P Patel, Strays down the leg side, Patel misses his flick as the ball goes off the pads and Saha behind the stumps dives to his right to make a superb stop.
2.3: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Angles in a full length ball, Jos looks to heave it but drags it off the inner half through mid-wicket for a single.
2.2: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Smashed! Fuller in length on off, Buttler makes room and drives it brutally past a diving mid off fielder for a boundary.
The keeper is up to the stumps!
2.1: S Sharma to P Patel, Angles away a length delivery on off, Patel dabs it towards short third man for a single.
End of over 2 (11 runs): Mumbai Indians 21/0 ( Jos Buttler 11 (7b 1x4 1x6), P Patel 7 (5b 1x4 0x6), I Sharma 1-0-9-0)
1.6: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, Good length delivery outside off, Buttler looks to pull but misses it completely.
1.5: I Sharma to P Patel, Leg bye! Length ball on leg, Patel misses his flick as the ball goes off the pads towards short fine leg. Buttler is quick to sneak in a leg bye.
1.4: I Sharma to P Patel, FOUR! Up and over! Touch fuller around off, width is there and the little man can't resist. He drives it on the up, was in the air for a while but goes over covers. First boundary for Parthiv!
1.3: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, Leg bye! Looks to walk across the sticks and paddle it but misses and is hit on the pads. The ball goes off the pads towards the leg side and they take a leg bye. But why such a shot early in the innings?
1.2: I Sharma to Jos Buttler, FOUR! Through the gap! Good length ball on middle and off, Buttler opens the face of the bat and steers it between cover and point for a boundary.
1.1: I Sharma to P Patel, Angles across a length ball from over the wicket, Patel looks to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for a single.
Ishant Sharma to share the new ball with Sandeep Sharma!
End of over 1 (10 runs): Mumbai Indians 10/0 ( Jos Buttler 7 (4b 0x4 1x6), P Patel 2 (2b 0x4 0x6), S Sharma 1-0-10-0)
0.6: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, SIX! Easy pickings! Angles in a length ball on middle, Buttler walks down the track and with his lovely wrists just whips it over mid-wicket for half a dozen. Ahh, what a hit to end the over!
0.5: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, On a length and around off, Jos punches it straight to the cover fielder.
0.4: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Good stop, Stoinis! Fuller length ball on middle, Buttler walks down the track and punches it off the inner half towards mid-wicket. He sets off but is sent back as Stoinis from short mid-wicket hares across to his left to deny them a single.
0.3: S Sharma to P Patel, Angling on the pads, easily flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
0.3: S Sharma to P Patel, Wide! Down the leg side, Patel tries clipping it but fails to get any wood on it.
0.2: S Sharma to Jos Buttler, Full length delivery outside off, Buttler mistimes his punch towards covers but still manages to scamper through for a single.
0.1: S Sharma to P Patel, Starts off with a length delivery on middle, Parthiv Patel clips it in front of square on the leg side for a single. Mumbai are away!
Welcome back for the run chase! Expect Mumbai to attack from the word go. Jos Buttler and Parthiv Patel are out in the middle. Punjab to begin with Sandeep Sharma first up. A slip in place for him. Let's play...
There was just no stopping as the men from Punjab went berserk. The assault never stopped and this will hurt the Mumbai bowlers who had a really tough outing in Indore. Lasith Malinga and Mitchell McClenaghan together gave away 104 runs in their 8 overs, they got wickets but it was mainly due to the quest of batsmen going for runs. Harbhajan Singh was under bowled, don't know why. The visitors have got the batting power which is needed but will it come to the fore tonight? Or will the hosts continue to rule the roost at this venue? Join us in a short while to find out...
Phew! Punjab have roared back in style all thanks to Hashim Amla. The South African was being questioned regarding his form but now after this innings not one individual will point fingers at him. He started the innings with a bang and managed to stay till the end to rack up almost 200 on the board. Firstly, it was Shaun Marsh who gave a good start and then it was their skipper, Glenn Maxwell who fired on all cylinders, scoring 40 from just 18 balls and stitching 83 off 33 balls with Amla.
19.6: L Malinga to H Amla, PUNJAB FINISH ON 198/4. Outstanding effort this! Fuller delivery, around middle and leg, Hashim Amla whips it through mid-wicket for a single.
19.5: L Malinga to A Patel, Yorker and around off, Patel jams it out through covers for a run.
19.4: L Malinga to A Patel, Slower delivery and around leg, Patel clips it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
19.3: L Malinga to H Amla, Amla flicks this full ball through mid-wicket for a single.
Maiden T20 ton for Hashim Amla!
19.2: L Malinga to H Amla, SIX! Hashim Amla, you beauty! Gets to his milestone in some style! Short delivery around middle, Amla stands tall and pulls it over backward square leg for half a dozen. He hugs Axar Patel and off comes the helmet to celebrate the century.
19.1: L Malinga to H Amla, SIX! Top edged! But Amla deserves all of these runs. He has been top class today! Back of a length ball around off, Amla tries to pull it but only manages a top edge. The ball goes over the keeper for a maximum. He is only one hit away from a hundred now.
19.1: L Malinga to H Amla, Good length ball, around leg, Hashim Amla tries to heave it but fails. Parthiv Patel again starts appealing for a caught behind but the umpire is not interested.
End of over 19 (10 runs): Kings XI Punjab 180/4 ( A Patel 1 (3b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 90 (56b 8x4 4x6), J Bumrah 4-0-30-1)
18.6: J Bumrah to A Patel, Yorker! Patel does well to keep it out.
18.6: J Bumrah to A Patel, Wide! Bumrah sprays this down the leg side. Wide called!
18.5: J Bumrah to H Amla, Amla drives this length ball through mid off for a run.
18.4: J Bumrah to H Amla, FOUR! Cheeky! Length delivery, on the stumps, Amla shuffles across and scoops it past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
18.3: J Bumrah to H Amla, Short delivery, Amla tries to pull it but fails to put bat on ball.
Free Hit coming up...
18.3: J Bumrah to H Amla, No ball! These extras will haunt Mumbai in the chase later on! Fuller delivery around off, Amla flicks it behind square for a couple. Bumrah has overstepped again and will have to bowl this ball again.
18.2: J Bumrah to A Patel, Patel pushes this through covers for a single.
18.1: J Bumrah to A Patel, Good length delivery, around off, Patel tries to slash it but misses as the ball bounces a bit more than he might have expected.
End of over 18 (5 runs): Kings XI Punjab 170/4 ( H Amla 83 (52b 7x4 4x6), A Patel 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), M McClenaghan 4-0-46-2)
17.6: M McClenaghan to H Amla, FOUR! Back of a length delivery, outside off, Amla slices it to the third man area for a boundary.
17.5: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Amla tries to pull this shortish delivery through mid-wicket but bottom edges it towards covers.
17.4: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Amla gets across to scoop this back of a length ball but only connects thin air. Parthiv starts appealing for a caught behind but nothing from the umpire.
17.3: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Amla tries to pull this back of a length ball but misses it.
Axar Patel walks out in the middle, replacing Stoinis!
17.2: M McClenaghan to M Stoinis, OUT! Mitchell McClenaghan has something to celebrate. Got to praise Rohit Sharma to bring the Kiwi back into the attack after he went for 28 runs in his previous over. That must have given him the confidence. Coming to the ball, it was a length ball on the stumps, Stoinis tries to clear Indore but mistimes it completely. The ball goes high up in the air and Pollard gets under it at long on, after running ahead a bit, and takes it. He makes these catches look ridiculously easy. But believe me, they are not!
17.1: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Full and on leg, Amla tries to flick it but the ball raps his pads and goes towards the off side. Leg bye taken.
Mitchell McClenaghan is back into the attack, after a horrifying previous over!
End of over 17 (4 runs): Kings XI Punjab 165/3 ( H Amla 79 (47b 6x4 4x6), M Stoinis 1 (2b 0x4 0x6), J Bumrah 3-0-20-1)
16.6: J Bumrah to H Amla, Amla runs this length ball down to third man to retain strike.
16.5: J Bumrah to M Stoinis, Slower delivery on the pads, Stoinis flicks it past square leg for a run.
16.4: J Bumrah to M Stoinis, On a length and outside off, Marcus pushes it towards covers.
Marcus Stoinis walks out to bat, replacing Maxwell!
16.3: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, OUT! Bumrah breaks the partnership! A length delivery on the sticks, Maxwell tries to slog it across the line only to connect thin air. The ball kisses his pads and goes onto disturb the stumps. Maxwell is annoyed with himself to play that shot. But it has been a heck of a knock, really! The umpires go upstairs to check the no ball but Bumrah was fine there.
16.2: J Bumrah to H Amla, Amla cuts it past point for a single.
16.1: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Huge shot for LBW, turned down. Bumrah bowls a full delivery, around off, Glenn Maxwell goes across to flick it but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Bumrah starts appealing but the umpire is not interested. Think the impact was outside off. Leg bye taken.
Jasprit Bumrah is called back into the attack!
End of over 16 (22 runs): Kings XI Punjab 161/2 ( H Amla 77 (45b 6x4 4x6), G Maxwell 40 (16b 4x4 3x6), L Malinga 3-0-40-0)
15.6: L Malinga to H Amla, FOUR! Malinga bowls it short and around leg, Amla swivels across and pulls it through fine leg for another boundary. 22 runs off the over. Maxwell and Amla are playing a competition among themselves here.
15.5: L Malinga to H Amla, There comes the slower yorker, Amla is beaten by the change in pace and misses it completely. The ball goes past his off pole.
15.4: L Malinga to H Amla, FOUR! Classy shot! Malinga pitches it full and on the sticks, Amla gets under the white object and orders it to go down the ground for a boundary.
15.3: L Malinga to H Amla, SIX! Last over Maxwell took the attack to McClenaghan and now Amla is repeating the same against Malinga. On a length and outside off, Amla just slices it over point for a maximum. There was a deep fielder present there but he watches the ball sail over him.
15.3: L Malinga to H Amla, Wide! Length ball and way outside off, Amla hardly moved from his position. The umpire stretches his arms to signal the wide.
15.2: L Malinga to H Amla, SIX! Amla is showing his captain that even he can hit those out of the ground! Slower and full, outside off, Amla clears his front leg, waits for the ball and whacks it over long off for a huge, huge six! Rohit Sharma hangs his head down.
15.1: L Malinga to G Maxwell, Malinga bowls this full and outside off, Maxwell whips it through mid-wicket. One run taken.
Lasith Malinga is back on! Can he provide a breakthrough?
Time out taken! Glenn Maxwell has arrived! Leave everything you are doing and just watch him hit the ball. Mumbai would need to come out with a plan to dismiss the dangerous Maxi! If at all they don't, expect a big score to be posted by the home side. Enthralling final 5 overs of the first innings is coming your way...
End of over 15 (28 runs): Kings XI Punjab 139/2 ( H Amla 57 (40b 4x4 2x6), G Maxwell 39 (15b 4x4 3x6), M McClenaghan 3-0-42-1)
14.6: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Full and outside off, Amla shuffles across trying to run it down but fails. Best over of the innings for Punjab, 28 off it!
14.5: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, Maxwell mistimes his pull off a short ball to deep mid-wicket for a run.
14.4: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, SIX! He's taken full advantage of the Free Hit! McClenaghan bowls a full toss on the pads, as easy as it gets, Maxwell flicks it over square leg for a maximum. Lots of worried faces in the Mumbai dugout.
Free Hit coming up!!!
14.4: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, FOUR AND A NO BALL! McClenaghan tries to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss outside off, Maxwell just smacks it over point for another boundary. He is in the zone. To add to Mumbai's woes, it is a no ball, the bowler has overstepped.
Third man drops back!
14.3: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, FOUR! You bowl it full, short or anything, Maxwell will put those away. He is looking in that kind of form. McClenaghan bowls it short and outside off, Maxwell stays in his crease and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.2: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, SIX! And again, Mitchell McClenaghan is bowling in Maxwell's spot. Full and around off, Maxwell goes back and lofts it over long off for half a dozen.
14.1: M McClenaghan to G Maxwell, SIX! Wow that is amazing! Fuller delivery on the sticks, Maxwell gets right under the ball and smashes it over long on for a biggie. Maxwell is hitting these cleanly. This will worry Mumbai.
Mitchell McClenaghan comes back.
End of over 14 (11 runs): Kings XI Punjab 111/2 ( G Maxwell 12 (9b 2x4 0x6), H Amla 57 (39b 4x4 2x6), J Bumrah 2-0-17-0)
13.6: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Maxwell makes room and hits this fullish delivery towards long on for a run.
13.5: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! This time he has played it well. Back of a length delivery, outside off, Maxwell goes back and slashes it over point for another boundary.
13.4: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, FOUR! Lucky runs! Bumrah bangs this short and in the line of the middle stumps, Maxwell tries to pull it but top edges it over the keeper for a boundary. Can't keep a fielder for shots like these, can you?
13.3: J Bumrah to H Amla, On a length and on the sticks, Amla gets across and nudges it in front of square on the leg side. One run taken.
13.2: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, Full and on off, Maxwell flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.1: J Bumrah to G Maxwell, What has happened there? Bumrah starts with a bouncer and Maxwell tries to sway out of its way but fails to get his bat down in time. The ball takes the top edge and then flies very closely past the helmet. The white object goes towards mid-wicket and Harbhajan hurls a throw at striker's end seeing that Maxwell was not aware where the ball is. But Bhajji misses. Singh goes onto ask Glenn whether he is fine. Nice to see that.
Jasprit Bumrah is back on!
End of over 13 (9 runs): Kings XI Punjab 100/2 ( G Maxwell 2 (4b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 56 (38b 4x4 2x6), K Pandya 4-0-29-1)
12.6: K Pandya to G Maxwell, Fullish delivery, outside off, Maxwell drives it to long off for a run. Excellent spell from Krunal tonight, 4-0-29-1!
12.5: K Pandya to H Amla, Floats this delivery around off, Amla eases it through mid on. Single taken.
12.4: K Pandya to G Maxwell, Leg bye! Slides this around leg, Glenn tries to nudge it but it brushes his pads and rolls towards short fine leg. Leg bye taken.
12.3: K Pandya to H Amla, Amla punches this delivery through covers for a single.
12.2: K Pandya to H Amla, Amla clips this tossed up delivery towards short fine leg.
12.2: K Pandya to H Amla, Wide! Amla leaves this delivery which was outside leg.
12.1: K Pandya to H Amla, FOUR! Floats this one outside off, Amla just wrists it through point and Harbhajan Singh runs to his right but is nowhere near the ball. The cover-point fielder does give it a chase but to no avail. Boundary for Hashim Amla!
End of over 12 (11 runs): Kings XI Punjab 91/2 ( G Maxwell 1 (2b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 50 (34b 3x4 2x6), L Malinga 2-0-18-0)
11.6: L Malinga to G Maxwell, Bowls the dipping yorker on middle, Glenn blocks it.
3rd Indian T20 League fifty for Hashim Amla!
11.5: L Malinga to H Amla, Well played, Hashim Amla! Slower one outside off, Amla pushes it away towards covers and completes the single. He's been excellent tonight, middling them quite well. For how long can he continue to do so?
11.4: L Malinga to H Amla, FOUR! This shot from Amla oozed class! It went off the middle. Malinga pitches this full and on the sticks, Amla brings his willow down in time and dispatches the ball over Malinga's head for a boundary. It was so straight that both long off and long on had no chance to cut it off.
11.3: L Malinga to G Maxwell, On a fuller length and around off, Maxwell flicks it towards mid-wicket. One run taken.
11.2: L Malinga to H Amla, Amla drives this fullish delivery through mid on for a single.
11.1: L Malinga to H Amla, FOUR! Sheer class! Full and outside off, Amla stays in his crease and just carves it over backward point for a boundary. Amla is looking dangerous here, the visitors should try to dismiss him soon.
Lasith Malinga is brought back into the attack!
Glenn Maxwell walks in next, replacing Saha!
End of over 11 (11 runs): Kings XI Punjab 80/2 ( W Saha 11 (15b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 40 (30b 1x4 2x6), K Pandya 3-0-21-1)
10.6: K Pandya to W Saha, OUT! Bowled him! Pandya bowls this quicker and on the sticks, Saha dances down the track eyeing a big shot. But the ball stays low and he misses it completely. The ball goes onto crash his stumps. The no. 3 ploy hasn't worked for Punjab yet again. A timely wicket for Mumbai since this partnership was looking threatening.
10.6: K Pandya to W Saha, Wide! Saha tries to sweep this delivery which was sliding down leg but misses.
10.5: K Pandya to H Amla, Fullish delivery around off, Amla flicks it through mid-wicket. One run taken.
10.4: K Pandya to W Saha, In the air... but safe! Tossed up delivery, outside off, Saha comes down the track wanting to go over long off but mistimes it. The ball lobs high up in the air but falls safely near the cover region. Single taken.
10.3: K Pandya to H Amla, Short and around leg, Amla nudges it through backward square leg for a run.
10.2: K Pandya to H Amla, SIX! Excellent timing! Flights this delivery on the sticks, Amla comes down the track and just sends the ball over the bowler's head for a biggie.
10.1: K Pandya to W Saha, Fullish and outside off, Saha cuts it through covers for a single.
End of over 10 (6 runs): Kings XI Punjab 69/1 ( W Saha 9 (12b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 32 (27b 1x4 1x6), J Bumrah 1-0-6-0)
9.6: J Bumrah to W Saha, Hits the stumps but at the other end! Touch fuller on middle, Saha punches it straight back but much to his dismay the ball hits the timber at the other end and deflects towards mid on. They take a single.
9.5: J Bumrah to W Saha, Beaten! A length ball outside off, Saha looks to steer it through the off side but the ball skids through and just whizzes past the outside edge to the keeper.
9.4: J Bumrah to W Saha, In the air... safe! Another slower delivery on middle, Saha is early into the flick and it just about evades Harbhajan at mid-wicket and rolls further. A brace taken.
9.3: J Bumrah to W Saha, An off pace delivery on off, Saha taps it towards the left of the bowler who himself goes and stops it.
9.2: J Bumrah to H Amla, Good length angling in on middle, Amla turns it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.1: J Bumrah to H Amla, Lovely stop, that! Bumrah starts off with a back of a length ball outside off, Amla cuts it behind point. It seems like it will run away to the fence but Mitchell McClenaghan comes sprinting to his right from third man and makes an excellent stop to save two for his side.
Jasprit Bumrah into the attack now!
End of over 9 (5 runs): Kings XI Punjab 63/1 ( H Amla 29 (25b 1x4 1x6), W Saha 6 (8b 0x4 0x6), K Pandya 2-0-10-0)
8.6: K Pandya to H Amla, Arm ball, skidding through the surface, Amla punches it off the back foot past the bowler to long off. One run picked up.
8.5: K Pandya to W Saha, Slows it through the air around off, Saha jumps down the track to go big down the ground but mistimes it towards long on. Nitish Rana in the deep fumbles but still they settle for a single.
8.4: K Pandya to H Amla, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
8.3: K Pandya to W Saha, Attacking the stumps, around middle and off, Saha cuts it to deep point for a single.
8.2: K Pandya to H Amla, Leg bye! An arm ball around middle, Amla misses his flick and the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
8.1: K Pandya to H Amla, Flatter one around off, Amla punches it off the back foot towards extra cover.
Punjab will be pretty pleased with their opening combination today. Marsh and Amla attacked from the word go but the visitors will be relaxed to dismiss the Aussie. Can Punjab continue to march on or will Rohit's bowlers restrict them? Let's wait and find out...
Time Out has been taken.
End of over 8 (6 runs): Kings XI Punjab 58/1 ( H Amla 27 (21b 1x4 1x6), W Saha 4 (6b 0x4 0x6), H Singh 2-0-12-0)
7.6: H Singh to H Amla, Hashim stays back and flicks it through backward square leg to keep strike.
7.5: H Singh to H Amla, Flatter on middle, Amla punches it past the bowler who fails to stop that one. Pollard from long on comes running to his left and slides to stop. Keeps them down to a couple.
7.4: H Singh to W Saha, Loops it around off, Wriddhiman gets to the pitch of the ball and milks it down to long on for another single.
7.3: H Singh to H Amla, Darts it around middle, nudged through mid-wicket for one.
7.2: H Singh to W Saha, Pushed through quicker through the air, turning in a bit as Saha goes back and cuts it through covers. One run taken.
7.1: H Singh to W Saha, Tossed up delivery around off, Saha slinks down the track and mistimes his flick towards mid on.
Harbhajan Singh comes back.
End of over 7 (6 runs): Kings XI Punjab 52/1 ( W Saha 2 (3b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 23 (18b 1x4 1x6), K Pandya 1-0-6-0)
6.6: K Pandya to W Saha, Saha comes down the track and flicks it behind square on the leg side for a single.
6.5: K Pandya to H Amla, Flat and quick around middle, punched off the back foot to long on for a single.
6.4: K Pandya to W Saha, Floats it up around off, Saha hits it down to long off for a single.
6.3: K Pandya to H Amla, Fired full around middle, wristed down to long on for one.
6.2: K Pandya to H Amla, Flattish around middle, Hashim Amla turns it in the gap at mid-wicket and was always coming for the second.
6.1: K Pandya to H Amla, Good stop from Rohit! Tossed up around off, Amla drives it towards covers where Sharma dives to his right to make a good stop. Superb intensity from the skipper.
Krunal Pandya called on for a bowl.
End of over 6 (7 runs): Kings XI Punjab 46/1 ( W Saha 0 (1b 0x4 0x6), H Amla 19 (14b 1x4 1x6), M McClenaghan 2-0-14-1)
5.6: M McClenaghan to W Saha, Slower one around off, Saha plays with an open face bat towards point. A successful over from the Kiwi and a good Powerplay for Punjab!
Wriddhiman Saha comes out in the middle.
5.5: M McClenaghan to S Marsh, OUT! Gone this time! A soft dismissal! But a much-needed wicket for Mumbai! McClenaghan angles in a full length delivery on middle, Shaun Marsh looks to flick but it goes off the inner half of the bat and lobs straight to Pollard at mid-wicket who gobbles a dolly. Replays show the bat turned in his hands and that led to his demise. End of a brilliant opening stand!
5.4: M McClenaghan to S Marsh, FOUR! That's hammered! Back of a length ball on middle, comes nicely off the deck as Shaun Marsh swivels and pulls it in front of square with full authority. No need to run for those.
5.3: M McClenaghan to S Marsh, Fuller and angling in on middle, Marsh whips it but it goes straight to Pollard at mid-wicket.
5.2: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
5.1: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Good stop, Krunal! Shortish length ball outside off, Amla punches it on the up past Nitish Rana at point. Krunal Pandya in the deep comes running to his left and stops just inside the rope. The umpire still checks if Pandya's back leg made contact with the rope when he had the ball in his hand. Replays show it didn't and they stick to a couple.
Mitchell McClenaghan is back on.
End of over 5 (7 runs): Kings XI Punjab 39/0 ( S Marsh 22 (18b 4x4 0x6), H Amla 16 (12b 1x4 1x6), L Malinga 1-0-7-0)
4.6: L Malinga to S Marsh, Touch short and outside off, Shaun Marsh cuts it nicely but once again couldn't find the gap. A good comeback from Malinga after being hit for a maximum.
4.5: L Malinga to S Marsh, Fuller again around off, it's driven once again towards the cover fielder.
4.4: L Malinga to S Marsh, Fuller on off, driven hard but straight to Harbhajan at covers. Marsh would feel he's missed out on that one.
4.3: L Malinga to H Amla, And expected! A yorker at the base of the middle stump, Hashim jams it out off the inner half towards the leg side for a single.
4.2: L Malinga to H Amla, SIX! Oh, shot! Where did that come from? Malinga hurls a length ball on middle, Amla stays rooted inside the crease and flat-bats it over long on for half a dozen. That will make Malinga think now.
4.1: L Malinga to H Amla, Good length delivery on off, it rises off the deck. Amla looks to check his shot but ends up playing it a bit uppishly towards covers.
Lasith Malinga is introduced into the attack.
End of over 4 (6 runs): Kings XI Punjab 32/0 ( S Marsh 22 (15b 4x4 0x6), H Amla 9 (9b 1x4 0x6), H Singh 1-0-6-0)
3.6: H Singh to S Marsh, Drops it a bit short and around off, Shaun camps back and punches it hard but finds Rohit at extra cover.
3.5: H Singh to H Amla, Very quick through the air, Amla works it through mid-wicket. Another single taken.
3.4: H Singh to S Marsh, Bhajji sees Marsh stepping down the track and hence bowls it full around off, the batsman digs it out towards short fine leg for a single.
3.3: H Singh to S Marsh, FOUR! What a shot that is! Harbhajan Singh serves it flat and outside off, Marsh was leg side but still manages to reach out and hit it so hard. It's through the gap between cover and point for another boundary. Shaun Marsh looking in good touch.
3.2: H Singh to S Marsh, Quicker one around middle, Marsh closes the face of the bat early and ends up getting a leading edge towards point.
3.1: H Singh to S Marsh, Floats it up around off, Shaun Marsh lunges and drives it straight to Rohit Sharma at covers.
Harbhajan Singh comes into the attack.
End of over 3 (11 runs): Kings XI Punjab 26/0 ( H Amla 8 (8b 1x4 0x6), S Marsh 17 (10b 3x4 0x6), H Pandya 2-0-18-0)
2.6: H Pandya to H Amla, Good length delivery outside off, Amla looks to cut it but gets a bottom edge which goes on the bounce to Harbhajan Singh at first slip. 11 off the over!
2.5: H Pandya to S Marsh, Rolls his finger over the ball and gets it to slant away from the batsman, the southpaw dabs it with soft hands towards short third man and runs one.
2.4: H Pandya to S Marsh, FOUR! This is even better! Hardik once again offers width outside off and Shaun Marsh doesn't miss out. He stays put and flays it between cover and point for back-to-back boundaries.
2.3: H Pandya to S Marsh, FOUR! Up and over! Short of a length delivery outside off, Shaun Marsh gets on top of it and cuts it well over the man at point for a boundary.
2.2: H Pandya to H Amla, Strays down the leg side, Amla tries clipping it. He does so and Parthiv dives to his left to stop it but the ball dies just in front of him. They cross for a single and in fact the umpire signals it as a leg bye.
2.1: H Pandya to S Marsh, Back of a length ball on middle, Marsh pulls it through backward square leg for a single.
End of over 2 (7 runs): Kings XI Punjab 15/0 ( S Marsh 7 (6b 1x4 0x6), H Amla 8 (6b 1x4 0x6), M McClenaghan 1-0-7-0)
1.6: M McClenaghan to S Marsh, Fuller and nips back in, Marsh brings his bat down but inside edges it towards mid-wicket. One run taken.
1.5: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Amla drives this delivery towards mid off for a single.
1.4: M McClenaghan to H Amla, DROPPED AND FOUR! In the air... but safe! Full and outside off, Amla drives it uppishly and the ball skies towards Nitish Rana at backward point. He gets his finger tips to it but fails to hold onto it. The ball rolls away for a boundary.
1.3: M McClenaghan to H Amla, Run out chance... missed! Amla drives this fuller ball down the ground. Mitchell McClenaghan stops it with his foot but parries the ball towards short mid-wicket. Meanwhile, Amla looked for a single and was halfway down the pitch but Marsh was in his crease. McClenaghan rushes towards the ball but fails to collect the ball properly and thus the throw at striker's end was a bit late. It would've been close had the Kiwi gathered the ball quickly.
1.2: M McClenaghan to H Amla, On a length and sliding down leg, Amla tries to tuck it away but misses. Parthiv Patel collects it and starts appealing thinking Hashim nicked it and McClenaghan joins him too. But the umpire is unmoved. There certainly was a noise as the ball past Amla but don't think it came off the bat.
1.1: M McClenaghan to S Marsh, Angles with a full ball around off, Marsh just knocks it down the ground. Hardik Pandya runs to his right from mid on and stops it. Single taken.
Mitchell McClenaghan will share the new ball.
End of over 1 (8 runs): Kings XI Punjab 8/0 ( H Amla 3 (2b 0x4 0x6), S Marsh 5 (4b 1x4 0x6), H Pandya 1-0-8-0)
0.6: H Pandya to H Amla, Shortish and angling in on middle, Amla turns it through mid-wicket and runs a couple. A good decent start from Hardik!
0.5: H Pandya to S Marsh, Fuller in length on off, Marsh drives it towards covers where Krunal Pandya dives to his left to stop it. Still the batsmen manage to cross.
0.4: H Pandya to S Marsh, Length ball on middle, Marsh defends it down off the back foot.
0.3: H Pandya to S Marsh, FOUR! Shaun Marsh is off the mark in style! Pandya slants it on a length outside off, touch short as well with a bit of room. Shaun Marsh gets back and cracks it through cover-point for a boundary. No need to run for those.
0.2: H Pandya to S Marsh, Good length delivery on middle, curling in a bit, Marsh goes back to tuck it but misses and the ball goes off the pads towards the leg side.
0.1: H Pandya to H Amla, Starts off with a length delivery, angling in, Amla clips it through mid-wicket and is straightaway off the mark.
The players and umpires have made their way out to the middle. The two Punjab openers - Hashim Amla and Shaun Marsh stride out to bat. Mumbai to begin with Hardik Pandya first up. Two slips in place. Here we go!!!
Glenn Maxwell says it's a good wicket and feels it might remain the same throughout. Opines he's not too disappointed with the result of the toss. Informs Manan Vohra is sick and is out and also Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann and Swapnil Singh are the guys who will be getting the game tonight.
Rohit Sharma says they will field first. Adds they have been chasing well and wants to continue with the trend (of batting second). Further says they will now look to restrict Punjab to a moderate total. Is happy to finally get some runs under the belt and also take his team over the line in the last game. Feels they need to do the basics right. Ends by saying all the players have been doing their job well and have stuck to their plans which is why he feels there isn't any need to change the playing eleven.
Toss - Mumbai win the toss and opt to bowl!
Hello and welcome to the 22nd match of the 2017 Indian T20 League. An in-form Mumbai lock horns with a depleted Punjab in their own backyard. Indore is a venue where Glenn Maxwell and Co have won both their matches. But after those victories they have lost three successive games. They will now have to break this frustrating run and get back to winning ways. Mumbai, on the other hand, have been on a roll and have been unbeaten for four consecutive games. Both these teams have a history of closely fought battles. Will we something of similar sorts or can Maxwell's men continue their good run at this venue? Let's find out...