IPL 2016: KXIP beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets

KXIP beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets to register a crucial win in 2016 edition of the IPL.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 14, 2016 3:25 pm
Murali Vijay anchored the chase with a composed, unbeaten, 54 at top of the order. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

After a brilliant performance with the ball, Murali Vijay led KXIP with the front and anchored his side home for a crucial win over Mumbai Indians. Vijay hit an unbeaten 54 and he was ably supported by Saha who scored a fluent 56 on a very tricky wicket to bat on. This makes the table very very interesting now. (Raina, wife Priyanka ‘waiting’ for first baby)

Scorecard: MI vs KXIP, IPL 2016 (CLICK HERE)

As it happened!

2316 hrs IST: KXIP beat Mumbai Indians by seven wickets (Saha 56, Vijay 54*)

2310 hrs IST: WICKET! Another failure for Maxwell as he is out without troubling the scorers

2307 hrs IST: WICKET! McClenaghan gets rid of Saha who is out after scoring 56. 117/2

2304 hrs IST: FIFTY for Vijay now, off 48 balls. The skipper has played a very mature hand for the KXIP

2302 hrs IST: FIFTY for Saha, off 38 balls on a very tricky surface to bat on

2259 hrs IST: That single brings up the 100-run partnership between Saha and Vijay

2258 hrs IST: 100 up for KXIP in the 14th

2255 hrs IST: Vijay joins the act now. Collects a SIX and FOUR off Pandya’s first two deliveries. Just 26 needed off 39 balls

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2253 hrs IST: Saha ends the Harbhajan over with a boundary. 14 coming from the offie’s last. KXIP heading towards a comfortable win over MI

2252 hrs IST: Saha takes on Harbhajan and hits the offie all the way for SIX!

2249 hrs IST: KXIP 74/1 after 12 overs. Need another 51 for a much-needed win

2246 hrs IST: Saha picks one with ease and gets a boundary. Vacant area in the deep, and he makes most of that

2241 hrs IST: Vijay collects his fourth boundary of the match, KXIP 61/1 at the half-way mark

2238 hrs IST: Both Saha and Vijay are happy to deal in singles. They know they are a big over away from delivering the knockout blow

2234 hrs IST: FIFTY up for KXIP. They need 75 from 69 balls now

2230 hrs IST: Vijay has been in good touch ever since taking over the captaincy from David Miller. It has been a turnaround of sorts for KXIP

2225 hrs IST: MI need wickets at this stage but they aren’t coming. Credit to KXIP duo for a safe approach in the modest chase

2220 hrs IST: Saha’s promotion is working for the Punjab unit. He is very composed in the middle so far

2215 hrs IST: Saha and Vijay are watchful in the middle. Not many runs to score, happy to buy their time in the middle

2204 hrs IST: Vijay eases the Mitch delivery through the off-side and collects the first boundary of the innings

2202 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee traps Amla in front. The opener departs without troubling the scorers. KXIP 1/1

2200 hrs IST: KXIP openers Amla and Vijay out in the middle for the 125-run chase. Southee with the new ball for MI

2140 hrs IST: KXIP restrict MI to 124/9 in Visakhapatnam (Pollard 27; Stoinis 4/15, Sandeep 2/11)

2134 hrs IST: WICKET! Mitch goes big but hits it to Miller in the deep. MI 114/9

2130 hrs IST: Two to play, MI 113/8. They lost track after the fluent stand between Pandya and Pollard

2127 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee perishes after scoring just one. Mann takes the catch, Mohit strikes

2122 hrs IST: WICKET! Stoinis castles Pollard for his fourth wicket. MI 103/7

2120 hrs IST: WICKET! Pandya hits the Stoinis delivery straight to Axar in the deep. 103/6

2119 hrs IST: Pandya brings up the 100 for MI with a boundary. The hosts have momentum on their side now, should eye 140 from here

2116 hrs IST: SIX for Pollard. Another good over for MI. 17 coming from Axar’s last

2112 hrs IST: Pandya joins the act from the other end. Starts the Axar over with a SIX!

2109 hrs IST: Pollard on the charge for MI. Has already hit a couple of sixes. 80/5 after 15

2107 hrs IST: Big 15th over for MI. 17 coming from that Cariappa over. The spinner ends with figures of 0/36

2102 hrs IST: MI lose half their side inside 14 overs. Krunal Pandya is the new man in, he joins Pollard in the middle

2100 hrs IST: WICKET! Buttler goes big, fails to get enough distance and Mann collects the catch in the deep, on the third attempt. MI 61/5

2050 hrs IST: Oouch! Kieron Pollard is the new man in and Stoinis surprises him with a short one, hits the right-hander on the chest

2047 hrs IST: WICKET! Edge, and gone. Stoinis gets rid of Rana who departs after scoring 25. MI 47/4

2044 hrs IST: At the half-way mark, MI are 45/3. Rana and Buttler in the middle for the hosts

2042 hrs IST: SIX! Rana goes over covers and gets similar result – his third maximum of the day. He moves into the 20s

2040 hrs IST: Jos Buttler joins Rana in the middle. MI in all sorts of trouble at the moment

2037 hrs IST: WICKET! Rohit sweeps but fails to put bat to ball. Axar disturbs the woodwork

2035 hrs IST: SIX! Rana gets down on one knee and sweeps Cariappa all the way for his second maximum

2032 hrs IST: KXIP doing a fine job here – slipping in tight overs at a brisk pace

2030 hrs IST: Tight start by Stoinis. Just three from his over

2026 hrs IST: End of the powerplay. MI struggling at 21/2 – lowest powerplay total of the season

2025 hrs IST: SIX! Short from Mohit and Rana pulls it away for a maximum

2020 hrs IST: KXIP sustaining pressure with some tight overs. MI 14/2 after five. Rana and Rohit in the middle

2013 hrs IST: Early spin! Axar Patel into the attack. He replaces Mohit

2012 hrs IST: Nitish Rana is the new man in for MI. They need a steady stand. It’s KXIP all the way in the first three overs

2010 hrs IST: WICKET! Sandeep castles Rayudu with a sharp in-swinger which goes through the gate. The right-hander out for a duck, MI 8/2

2008 hrs IST: Ambati Rayudu joins Rohit in the middle. MI’s poor run at top of the order continues

2006 hrs IST: WICKET! In his first game of the season, Unmukt is out for a duck. Mohit strikes for KXIP. 7/1

2003 hrs IST: 5 from the first and it’s Mohit Sharma from the other end for KXIP

2002 hrs IST: Sandeep slips one on Rohit’s pads and the right-hander clips it fine for the first boundary of the match

2001 hrs IST: Unmukt Chand and Rohit Sharma are the two openers for MI; Sandeep with the new ball for KXIP

2000 hrs IST: Out come the two umpires and two teams. Moments away from live action

1940 hrs IST: The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two XIs

KXIP XI: M Vijay, H Amla, G Maxwell, D Miller, MP Stoinis, W Saha, GM Singh, A Patel, M Sharma, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma

MI XI: RG Sharma, U Chand, A Rayudu, N Rana, K Pollard, J Buttler, K Pandya, H Singh, T Southee, M McClenaghan, J Bumrah

1931 hrs IST: Team news: Mumbai Indians drop Parthiv Patel, include Unmukt Chand. KXIP pick Maxwell, Mann for this game

1930 hrs IST: Both captains wanted to bat first and are eagerly looking forward to this clash

1927 hrs IST: TOSS! Mumbai Indians elect to bat against KXIP. Rohit feels the track would get slower as the game progresses

1926 hrs IST: On this ground, teams batting first have enjoyed more success. It will be interesting to see whether it plays a role at the toss

1925 hrs IST: It’s not hot but very humid in the middle. Will get very sticky and sweaty for the players today

The build-up

Marsh sent home for punching teammate?

Shaun Marsh played six games for KXIP in the IPL. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

Glenn Maxwell has come out in support of Australia and KXIP left-hander Shaun Marsh after a report claimed that the southpaw flew home not because of injury, but for punching his IPL teammate.

Preity Zinta did not abuse me, says Sanjay Bangar

A media outlet had claimed KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta had hurled an abuse at coach Sanjay Bangar (R) after the loss to RCB. (Source: PTI)

Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar on Thursday dismissed reports which claimed that he was abused by franchise co-owner Preity Zinta following their one run loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on May 9.

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