IPL 2018, MI vs KXIP: Mumbai Indians win by 3 runs

Mumbai Indians snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat in their final home game of the season against Kings XI Punjab

By: Sports Desk | Mumbai | Updated: May 17, 2018 2:22:12 am
ipl live score Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab. (Source: BCCI)

Mumbai Indians snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat in their final home game of the season against Kings XI Punjab after winning a thriller by just 3 runs. Defending 187 on the boards at one point it seemed MI were out of the contest but a fantastic penultimate over by Jasprit Bumrah (3/15) sealed the win for MI. KL Rahul played a brilliant knock of 94 but he couldn’t save KXIP from a loss. KL has been the best batsman in IPL 2018 and has already surpassed the 600 run mark. Earlier, Mumbai Indians ended their innings at 186/8 in 20 overs. Kieron Pollard scored a fine 50 while Andrew Tye picked 4 wickets, his third fourth wicket haul in four matches.

Indian Premier League, 2018Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 16 August 2018

Mumbai Indians 186/8 (20.0)

vs

Kings XI Punjab 183/5 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 50 ) Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 runs

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IPL 2018 Live Score MI vs KXIP: Highlights

00:13 (IST) 17 May 2018
Mumbai Indians win by 3 runs

Mumbai Indians have won the match by 3 runs against KXIP.  A thrilling finsih at the end as Mitchell McClenaghan successfully defended 19 runs in the last over.  However, it was Jasprit Bumrah's phenomenal penultimate over which turned the tide in favour of MI. KL Rahul's fantastic 94 goes in vain as  KXIP end with 183/5 in 20 overs. This win moves MI into the top four for the first time in IPL 2018.

23:57 (IST) 16 May 2018
OUT! KL Rahul

Massive blow for KXIP as KL Rahul is caught at long-off for 94. Beautifully outfoxed by the slower delivery, Rahul goes for the big hit but fails to clear the boundary. Bumrah strikes. KXIP needs 20 off 9 balls. Tremendous knock by the Bangalore boy.

23:53 (IST) 16 May 2018
KL Rahul on fire

KL Rahul is at his creative best in Mumbai. Dishes out a couple of reverse scoops to genuinely good off-cutters outside the off-stump by Ben Cutting and smashes them for boundaries. Skipper Rohit Sharma and the bowler are clueless on how to deal with such a batsman. KXIP need 23 in 2 overs.

23:53 (IST) 16 May 2018
KL Rahul on fire

KL Rahul is at his creative best in Mumbai. Dishes out a couple of reverse scoops to genuinely good off-cutters outside the off-stump by Ben Cutting and smashes them for boundaries. Skipper Rohit Sharma and the bowler are clueless on how to deal with such a batsman. KXIP need 23 in 2 overs.

23:47 (IST) 16 May 2018
GONE! Marcus Stoinis

Great comeback over by Jasprit Bumrah as he picks up the wicket of Marcus Stoinis. a rising delivery and the batsman tries to move out of the way but the ball hits the glove and pops straight into the hands of Ishan Kishan.  KXIP- 149/3 in 17  ovs. Kings XI Punjab still need 38 runs in 18 balls

23:39 (IST) 16 May 2018
OUT! Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch is out for a well-made 46. Pressure time and a seam up delivery by Bumrah goes miles into the air and lands straight into the hands of Pandya. KXIP finally have the breakthrough.  Kings XI Punjab needs 42 runs in 23 balls with 8 wickets in hand.

23:37 (IST) 16 May 2018
Back to back sixes!

What form for KL Rahul. Takes on leg-spinner Mayank Markande and slams two sixes off the last two balls of the 16th over.  KXIP need 42 in 24 balls.

23:37 (IST) 16 May 2018
Back to back sixes!

What form for KL Rahul. Takes on leg-spinner Mayank Markande and slams two sixes off the last two balls of the 16th over.  KXIP need 42 in 24 balls.

23:25 (IST) 16 May 2018
Strategic Timeout

KXIP - 121/1, 14 overs. At this stage, it seems like Kings XI are heading comfortable towards their target. KL Rahul has brought up his 50 while Finch (49) has been handy with the bat. Rohit Sharma needs to conjure up something now before it is too late. Kings XI Punjab need 66 runs in 36 balls with 9 wickets in hand.

23:10 (IST) 16 May 2018
KL Rahul's 50

KL Rahul brings up his half century with a single and KXIP are cruising towards the target. They are 95/1 after 11 overs. This is Rahul's 10th fifty in the Indian Premier League

23:05 (IST) 16 May 2018
Steady Stand

KL Rahul and Aaron Finch have stitched a good partnership against Mumbai Indians. Rahul has been in sublime touch in the 2018 edition and he needs to stay till the end for Punjab to win this game

22:50 (IST) 16 May 2018
POWERPLAY!

Kings XI Punjab have started the chase well scoring 57 at the cost of one wicket in first six overs. KL Rahul is showing his form once again as he is on 27 off 18 while Aaron Finch is 11 off 7

22:40 (IST) 16 May 2018
Kings XI lose Chris Gayle

First blood for MI and it is the big man-Chris Gayle.  Mitchell McClenaghan prods him with the short delivery and Gayle goes for the pull and is caught at extra cover.

22:24 (IST) 16 May 2018
KXIP begin chase!

Chris Gayle, KL Rahul open the innings for KXIP while Mitchell McClenaghan has the ball in hand. A top edge of the third ball goes for a six. Good start for KXIP. 8 off the first over.

22:10 (IST) 16 May 2018
Mumbai score 186/8 in 20 overs

Mumbai Indians end their innings at 186/8 in 20 overs. Kieron Pollard scored a fine 50 while Andrew Tye picked 4 wickets. 3rd fourth wicket haul in 4 games for Andrew Tye. Mumbai began well but lost their way in the middle. But Pollard's knock brought them back into the innings. He was ably supported by Krunal Pandya as MI scored a competitive 186.

Reflecting on his fine bowling performance, Andrew Tye said, " Hopefully, this is not going anywhere now (the purple cap). It's nice to wear it on the head and feels nice. I think I bowled in the right areas, kept things tight and figured out the wicket."

21:55 (IST) 16 May 2018
OUT! Hardik Pandya

Yet another slower ball and yet another wicket for Andrew Tye. Hardik Pandya was looking for the big hit but only manages to edge it to short third-man. 3rd fourth wicket haul in 4 games for Andrew Tye, what a tournament he is having. MI-170/8

21:50 (IST) 16 May 2018
WICKET! Ben Cutting

Carrom ball by R Ashwin does the trick! The ball is tossed up outside the off-stump and Cutting goes for a heave over the mid-wicket region but the ball lands safely in Axar Patel's hands. MI-160/7

21:43 (IST) 16 May 2018
OUT! Kieron Pollard!

Kieron Pollard should have continued his innings but has to walk back to the dugout for 50. He takes on R Ashwin but fails to clear the boundary and is caught by Aaron Finch. 

21:35 (IST) 16 May 2018
50 for Kieron Pollard!

Kieron Pollard is back in the IPL. 50 off just 22 balls. This is his 13th half century. He needs to continue with the bat for Mumbai to reach anywhere near 180.

21:32 (IST) 16 May 2018
OUT! Krunal Pandya

Krunal Pandya is out for 32. Slower ball by Stoinis deceives the inform batsman. Pandya goes for the pull and gets a top edge as Ankit Rajpoot gleefully accepts it.  MI-136/5

21:24 (IST) 16 May 2018
SIX!

Short and wide outside the off-stump by Ankit Rajpoot and Pollard hits it off the front for a six, brute power in play. Mumbai are surging forward now. MI-123/4

21:16 (IST) 16 May 2018
100 up for MI

A sumptuous cover drive by Krunal Pandya off Marcus Stoinis and 100 up for Mumbai. 19 runs of the over. Seems like MI are finally getting a move on. MI-104/4 in 12 ovs.

21:13 (IST) 16 May 2018
Play resumes!

Play resumes after delay due to floodlight failure.  Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard are at the crease. MI will look to get some momentum on their side. Crucial period of play coming up.

21:10 (IST) 16 May 2018
Match delayed due to floodlight failure

Interesting situation at Wankhede as the match has been delayed due to a floodlight failure. When was the last time such a thing happened in the IPL?

20:59 (IST) 16 May 2018
Halfway Mark!

At the halfway stage, Mumbai Indians are - 79/4. After getting off to a flier, MI lost their way after losing wickets at regular intervals. Rohit Sharma's loss in the eighth over was a hammer blow for the men in blue. Pollard and Krunal Pandya looking to make amends. 

20:48 (IST) 16 May 2018
BIG WICKET! Rohit Sharma

Short ball by Ankit Rajpoot and Rohit Sharma goes for the pull and only manages to find Yuvraj Singh at mid-on.  Yet another instance of Rohit Sharma scoring a low score. MI-71/4.

20:37 (IST) 16 May 2018
Powerplay ends! MI- 60/3

Mumbai Indians got off to a brisk start in the powerplay scoring 60 runs in the first six overs. However, Andrew Tye halted MI's momentum with three wickets. The pitch looks like a one offering true bounce. However, spinners have not played their part yet. Let's keep a watch on how things unfold when Ashwin and co unleash their deliveries. 

20:34 (IST) 16 May 2018
2 wickets in 2 balls!

Andrew Tye picks up the wicket of Ishan Kishan who was looking in good touch and once again it is the variation which does the trick. On the very next ball, he picks up Suryakumar Yadav. A seam up delivery which gets an inside edge to loop back straight to wicketkeeper KL Rahul. Tye has his 23rd wicket in IPL 2018.

20:20 (IST) 16 May 2018
WICKET! Evin Lewis

Andrew Tye comes into the attack and strikes straightway. Knuckle-ball tails back into the left-handed Evin Lewis and knocks his off-stump. Lewis departs for 9, KXIP- 37/1

20:18 (IST) 16 May 2018
Expensive Over!

Back to back sixes from Suryakumar Yadav and two boundaries has resulted in 21 runs in the third over of the innings. Ankit Rajpoot is the guilty party. 

20:14 (IST) 16 May 2018
First six of the evening!

From the bat of Evin Lewis. Outside off-stump and Lewis launches into it. The ball does not come out of the middle of the bat but the sheer power takes it into the sightscreen. The positive intent from MI. 16/0 after 2 overs.

20:05 (IST) 16 May 2018
First boundary!

Suryakumar Yadav slashes hard outside the off stump and gets a thick outside edge. The ball races away to the boundary towards the third man region and MI get off to a good start. 7/0 after one over. 

20:01 (IST) 16 May 2018
LIVE ACTION BEGINS!

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis are out to open the innings. Ankit Rajpoot has the ball in hand to open the attack for KXIP. And first runs on the board for MI as Yadav dabs the ball towards mid-wicket for a single.

19:46 (IST) 16 May 2018
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI):

Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Mohit Sharma, Ankit Rajpoot. Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary have replaced Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair.

19:41 (IST) 16 May 2018
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI)

Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah. Kieron Pollard replaces JP Duminy.

19:34 (IST) 16 May 2018
Toss Time!

Kings XI Punjab has won the toss and decided to field first against Mumbai Indians after winning the toss at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Anything above 180 will be a competitive total. With everything on the line, this clash promises to be an interesting one

19:22 (IST) 16 May 2018
Bumrah will be key for MI
18:56 (IST) 16 May 2018
KXIP needs to step up

The middle order needs to step up pronto, and not rely on the opening burst that Rahul and Chris Gayle provide more often than not. The injury to Mujeeb Ur Rahman is a body blow for the bowling attack, and the side will have to quickly adjust if he remains unavailable for the upcoming match as well.

18:26 (IST) 16 May 2018
One of the closer contests in the IPL

KXIP and MI have very little separating them, with MI inching ahead only on virtue of the win earlier this season. KXIP would want to avenge that home defeat by taking down MI at the Wankhede Stadium, and getting two crucial points.

17:50 (IST) 16 May 2018
Rohit on playing at Wankhede

Captain Rohit Sharma shares his memories of playing at Wankhede Stadium 

IPL Live Match Today IPL 2018 Live Score MI Vs KXIP: KL Rahul is in red-hot form.

IPL 2018 Live Match Today MI vs KKR at Wankhede Stadium: Hosts Mumbai Indians will fancy beating a floundering Kings XI Punjab when both sides face-off in a must-win match in the Indian Premier League at Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday. After a string of losses initially, Mumbai's hopes of making it to the last four were revived after three straight wins, but their eight-wicket defeat against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday has again put them on the back foot.

While Mumbai are in sixth position with five wins from 12 games, a stuttering KXIP – have slumped to the fifth spot with 12 points having suffered their fourth defeat in five games.

Mumbai, with an excellent net run-rate, need to put behind the humiliation by the Royals and come out with all guns blazing against an equally jittery KXIP, who have lost their way in the second half of the tournament after starting strongly.

Mumbai's middle order was yet again exposed in the last game when their batsmen, including skipper Rohit Sharma, failed miserably.

Only Suryakumar Yadav has been among the runs on a consistent basis and MI would be pleased with the return to form of West Indian opener Evin Lewis. These two will be banked upon to provide an excellent start.