IPL 2019 KXIP vs MI Highlights: KL Rahul smashed an unbeaten 71 in 57 balls as Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets. Coming out to chase, Kings XI Punjab got off to slow start before Chris Gayle unleashed himself. He smashed 40 runs in 29 balls before being dismissed. Mayank Agarwal smashed 43 runs in 21 balls before he handed a catch to Krunal Pandya in his own over. This is Punjab’s second win over.
Earlier, Mumbai Indians finished at 176/7 in their quota of 20 overs. At one point, Mumbai were looking at a total close to 200. But fall of wickets at regular intervals slowed down the run rate and they finished at a total below their expectations. Quinton de Kock remained the star figure of the visitors, as he scored his maiden fifty for the franchise, and seventh overall. The left-handed batsman was dismissed for 60.
Indian Premier League, 2019Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali 19 April 2019
Kings XI Punjab 177/2 (18.4)
Mumbai Indians 176/7 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 9 ) Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 8 wickets
Kings XI Punjab win by 8 wickets
Sensational innings from KL Rahul. He was facing criticism and needed to show that he can bat at the top. KL Rahul smashes an unbeaten 71 to take KXIP to a 8-wicket win,
BOOM BOOM BOOMRAH!
FOUR! FOUR! KL Rahul has smashed Jasprit Bumrah for two consecutive boundaries. Exquisitne timings from the batsman and now he is making it look simple in the middle. Punjab need 15 to win in 19 balls
FIFTY! KL Rahul smashes a delivery as he swivels on the hook to send it flying away to the right of short fine leg. He brings up his fifty - 1st this season. This will calm down some nerves.
HARDIK PANDYA HAMMERED!
KL Rahul has found a new gear all of a sudden - He has smashed a six and a four in Hardik Pandya's over. David Miller does even better as he smashed a boundary in the final ball.
15 overs gone, KXIP 140/2
GONE! Mayank Agarwal has returned a straight catch back to Krunal Pandya and a brilliant innings comes to an end. That is a fantastic reflex catch. THAT IS A BIG WICKET! KXIP 117/2
WICKET! Mayank Agarwal has slammed Krunal Pandya for another six. Flat, full, angling into middle stump. Not full enough to deny Agarwal elevation after he gets his front leg out of the way and swings through the line for a flat six to the right of long-off.
BIGGIE! Mayank Agarwal steps up to Krunal Pandya and smashed him for a straight six. He brings up 100 for KXIP in the 12th over in style.
Mayank Agarwal was out of his crease and was almost Mankad by Krunal Pandya! KXIP have been warned and they almost tasted their own bitterness.
FOUR! Mayank Agarwal ends the 9th over with his 3rd boundary. He is on fire from the get go and this will relieve pressure from KL Rahulw who is clearly struggling in the middle. Agarwal off to 14 runs in 6 balls.
WICKET! Krunal Pandya gets the big wicket as he tries to go for a big one but failed to clear the distance. It landed it the safe hands of Hardik Pandya in the deep, KXIP 53/1
SIX! Much-needed six from Chris Gayle and he has just slammed a full-pitched delivery from HardiK Pandya. Bowled at his legs, Gayle crushed it over mid-on. Massive.
SIX! And here comes another - this one a lot straighter! 50 up for KXIP!
6 overs gone, KXIP are 38/0
Out of first 36 balls, 19 have been dot balls. KL Rahul is really struggling here to score boundaries and Chris Gayle is not quick between the wickets. KXIP in shackles.
BOUNDARY! Pitched outside off and Chris Gayle hammers it past mid off for a boundary. Good over for KXIP - 9 runs on it. 5 overs gone, KXIP are 36/0
WHAT A STRAIGHT DRIVE! Lasith Malinga goes yorker and Chris Gayle just pushed it past the bowler - this cannot get any straighter and you cannot set a field for that.
Chris Gayle's journey to 300 IPL sixes
100: 37 inngs (943 balls) in 2012
200: 69 inngs (1811 balls) in 2015
300: 114 inngs (2719 balls) in 2019
Jasprit Bumrah first over
Just one boundary from KL Rahul - rest all were dot balls. KL Rahul is giving away too many dot balls which will only increase the pressure on Chris Gayle. He needs to pull his socks together. MI vs KXIP 27/0 after 4 overs
Gayle storm has arrived in Punjab - The Windies batsman has smashed Mitchell McCleneghan for two consecutive sixes. He is looking to pick up pace in the innings after a slow start in the first two overs.
BOUNDARY! A bouncer from McCleneghan and Chris Gayle guides it for a boundary. Pushes it over the fielders inside the circle. Boundary to end the over. KXIP 5/0
Lasitha Malinga out into the attack for Mumbai Indians on the other end
CHASE IS ON!
Chris Gayle and KL Rahul out to open the innings for Punjab. Mitchell McCleneghan has the new ball for Mumbai Indians. CHASE IS ON!
End of innings
9 runs and wicket in the final over - Mumbai Indians reach 176/7 in 20 overs. Kings XI Punjab need 177 runs to win.
GONE! Hardik Pandya's brief cameo comes to an end. A bouncer from Mohammed Shami and Pandya pulled it hard to the deep. Good catch by Mandeep Singh. He is gone for 31 in 19 balls. MI 175/7
SIX! Hardik Pandya has slammed Shami on slower ball which ended up as a full-toss on off stump. He takes a big back-and-across step, which allowed him to get underneath this ball and he whipped it away over wide long-on.
WICKET! Krunal Pandya hammers Hardus Viljoen for two consecutive boundaries and then skies an easy catch at mid-on for Murugan Ashwin. Mumbai losing wickets at regular intervals. MI 162/6
WICKET! WHAT A CATCH. Kieron Pollard has struck it miles into the sky and somehow Mayank Agarwal has grabbed it cleanly near the boundary ropes. That marks an end to Pollard's innings. MI 146/5
FOUR! Shortishoffcutter, only gets up to waist height on off stump, and Pandya pulls it away into the big gap between deep midwicket and deep backward square leg.
WICKET! Yuvraj Singh slog sweeps it to fine leg in Murugan Ashwin's over. Straight into Mohammed Shami's hands. Yuvraj departs for 18. Mumbai Indians are 126/4
WICKET! Mohammed Shami traps Quinton de Kock. Straighter delivery, and de Kock moved away from the stumps. Missed the ball and it hit the pads. He wastes a review as well. MI 121/3
SIX! LONG, LONG and LONG! This has gone miles into the stands and it is another six for Quinton de Kock into the innings. Mumbai Indians are 120/3 after 13 overs.
FOUR! Quinton de Kock goes long! He has smashed it hard and the ball just fell between two fielders in the deep. One bounce boundary and a half century for him in 35 balls. His 7th half century in IPL.
Yuvraj Singh joins the party!
FOUR! Yuvraj Singh has sliced it over mid-off for a boundary. Pitched on leg, and that is his area. He gets his first boundary in the match.
FOUR! And a straight drive from Yuvraj Singh two balls later. 100 up for Mumbai!
SIX! First big shot of the match and it comes Quinton de Kock's bat. Stand and deliver. Short, slow delivery from Shami and de Kock swung it hard. It travelled the distance and goes into the crowd. First six of the match,
Quinton de Kock releases pressure as he goes after Murugan Ashwin. Two consecutive boundaries does the trick. This will settle down Mumbai's nerves after two quick wickets.
9 overs gone, Mumbai Indians are 90/2
Why was Ashwin's first over 7-ball over?
NOTE: The first over was a 7-ball over because the first ball was a dead ball - official scorer to reporters.
`WICKET! Murugan Ashwin strikes. Suryakumar Yadav tries to defend it but it went on to hit the pads. Huge appeal and the umpire raises his fingers. That is plumb. Mumbai Indians are 62/2
WICKET! Hardus Viljoen strikes him on the pads and the finger goes up late. Rohit is walking and he will not take a review here. The ball looked to be in the middle and Mumbai skipper will not waste a review. MI 55/1
FOUR! Rohit Sharma steps up to Andrew Tye, and then slices it fine. The ball races to the boundary. Good adjustment by the batsman, as he changed his stance in the middle of the shot.
FOUR! Rohit Sharma now pulls it towards fine leg. Back to back-boundaries. 50 up for Mumbai Indians in 5 overs.
SMASH AND BURN! Rohit Sharma creams it over the mid-off for another boundary. Mandeep Singh gave it a good chase, but he stopped thinking it will not race to the boundaries ropes. But then it did.
A change in attack brings some relief to Mumbai Indians. Hardus Viljoen gives away just 7 runs in his first over. Andrew Tye comes out to replace R Ashwin on the other end now. He was the Purple Cap winner last season.
...FOUR! A little top spin from Ashwin and de Kock swung his bat towards mid-on. The ball went just over the fielder at backward square leg, who jumped in the air to pluck it, but missed out on it. It will clear the boundaries.
2 overs gone
13 runs from Mohammed Shami's over. A couple of boundaries from Mumbai captain. This is a fine start from Mumbai who are scoring at 10 runs per over in the first two overs.
2 overs gone, MI 20/0