IPL 2017 MI vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians to keep play-off hopes alive

Kings XI Punjab managed to defend 230 despite Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons' half centuries for Mumbai Indians.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 12, 2017 12:15 am
Kings XI defended 230 by 7 runs.

A stunning run chase Mumbai Indians ended eight runs short of their target of 231 runs despite a 24-ball 50 from Kieron Pollard. Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma defended 23 runs off the final two overs for Kings XI Punjab, who remain in the play-off hunt after the seven-run win. Mumbai got a brisk start with Simmons and Parthiv. The former scored 59 runs but fell soon after Parthiv. All other batsmen played little cameos around Pollard but they were not enough. Earlier, put into bat, Kings XI posted a mammoth 230/3 – the highest team total this season. Wriddhiman Saha, promoted up the order, smashed an unbeaten 93 and had good support from Maxwell (47) and  Guptill (36). Mumbai Indians bowlers were all over the place but Jasprit Bumrah impressed with figures of 1/24 from his overs.

IPL 2017 MI vs KXIP Highlights

Toss: Mumbai Indians win toss, elect to field against KXIP

Mumbai Indians Team: Simmons, Patel (wk), Rana, Rohit (c), Pandya, Pollard, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan, McClenaghan, Bumrah, Malinga

Kings XI Punjab Team: Guptill, Vohra, Marsh, Maxwell (c), Saha (wk), AR Patel, R Tewatia, MM Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, I Sharma, MJ Henry

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