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IPL 2018, KXIP vs MI: Mumbai Indians rise to 5th in points table

Mumbai Indians beat Kings XI Punjab by six wickets in Indore and have kept their hopes of qualifying to the knockout stages alive.

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Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya delivered in desperate times as Mumbai Indians stayed alive in the IPL with a tense six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. Captain Rohit (24* off 15) and Krunal (31* off 12) shared a match-winning 56-run stand off just 21 balls as Mumbai Indians reached the 175-run target in 19 overs. The three-time champions needed 75 runs off the last seven overs but eventually got over the line rather comfortably. (Source: BCCI)

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Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech was present at the Holkar Stadium to cheer for KXIP. However, Yuvraj Singh (14 off 14) made a disappointing comeback after being dropped in the previous game. (Source: BCCI)

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Along with Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech, KXIP owner Preity Zinta was also present at the Holkar Stadium in Indore to cheer for her franchise. (Source: BCCI)

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Gayle collected just one run off the first eight balls he faced before racing to his half century, his fourth fifty plus score in five innings of the IPL so far. He alongside Lokesh Rahul (24 off 20) gave KXIP another cracking start as the destructive duo shared a 54-run stand off 40 balls. (Source: BCCI)

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Jasprit Bumrah and Co were able to tighten things up. Bumrah especially was brilliant conceding just 19 runs in four overs. (Source: BCCI)

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or Mumbai. For his 57 from 52 deliveries, Suryakumar Yadav was awarded the man of the match. (Source: BCCI)

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For KXIP Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 37/2 in four overs. (Source: BCCI)

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The much needed victory pushed Mumbai up to fifth from the bottom position in the points table while KXIP remained in fourth spot with five wins from eight games. (Source: BCCI)